Magical Buyer’s Guide | Best Wand Vibrators of 2018

Your fairy godmother has granted you a sex toy upgrade!

With their distinctive, long rigid handles and rounded heads, you’ve probably seen a wand vibrator in movies or on TV. Samantha from Sex in the City was a big fan.

Wands vibrators are popular because they offer both control and intense stimulation. Originally, they had cords that plugged into an outlet for maximum power. Newer designs are cordless and rechargeable or run on batteries.

Great for everything from couple or solo play to a neck massage, a wand vibrator may just be the powerful magic you’ve been looking for.

Best Wand Vibrators Comparison Chart

Product

Our Rating

Price

Lovehoney Multi-speed Micro Wand

​Lovehoney White 8-Function Mini Wand

Lelo Smart Wand Rechargeable Vibrator

​Fifty Shades of Grey Holy Cow! Rechargeable Wand 

​Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-in Wand Vibrator

What Makes a Great Wand Vibrator?

Power. Lots of Power.

In the past, lots of power meant plugging into your vibrator into an electrical outlet.

While you’re still likely to get the biggest punch from a plug-in wand, new technology delivers similarly intense vibrations without the cord.

Cordless wands are rechargeable or run on batteries.

Quiet Function

Yes, you will probably be screaming for Jesus with this level of intense vibrations, but that doesn’t mean you want a motor that sounds like a chainsaw accompanying you.

The best wands have whisper quiet motors so the only noise you have to listen to is your own.

Silicone Head

Material is not quite as much an issue for a vibrator not intended for insertion, but all things being equal, silicone is still the ideal material for the vibrator head as it is non-porous, hypoallergenic and soft to the touch.

Sleek look

One of the advantages of a wand vibrator is that it doesn’t look like your typical sex toy.

Easily passing as an innocent back massager, this double agent can ease your tired muscles and your need for sexual release.

Wand vibes are a 2-in-1 toy for max pleasure

Things to Consider When Purchasing

Here are a few aspects you should keep in mind while shopping for a new wand vibrator. 

Are you Ready for Intense Vibration?

Wands provide vibration that is so intense that some beginners may find it overwhelming.

If you are a newbie, consider one with multiple speeds or patterns so you can choose the intensity that’s right for you.

Also, look for a flexible neck which will provide a responsive give.

For pros, grab one with a rigid neck and press down for extra intensity.

Batteries vs. Rechargeable vs. Plug-ins Wand Vibrators

Plug-ins will give you amazing power, but you’ll need to stay close to an outlet and avoid getting tangled in the cord.

Rechargeable vibes are the best option but don’t forget to keep it charged. No one wants to be disappointed by a dead toy during a hot moment.

Battery-operated vibrators may save you money on the upfront costs, but you will pay in batteries.

They also probably won’t provide the quite the same level of power as their corded and rechargeable counterparts.

Rechargeable Wand

VS.

Plug-in Wand

Pick Your Magic Spot

Wand vibrators are designed for external use only with the powerful buzz focused in the head.

This means you can only hit one spot at time and may have to move it around to prevent numbness.

For more versatility, consider a wand with vibration patterns. If you want internal stimulation, look for compatible sleeves like this G-spot attachment for your Lovehoney Deluxe Wand.

It’s How Big?

Newer wand vibrators come in all sizes - from cute and stowable to big and mighty. Consider whether you are likely to take your wand vibrator with you on trips.

A smaller vibe may be easier to pack but you might want to have all of the power a larger wand can give you at home.

Rub-a-dub in the Tub

Finally, if the mermaid life is for you and you’re likely to take your wand vibrator into your tub or shower, make sure it is designed to be submerged.

Many of the higher end vibrators are waterproof, meaning the fun doesn’t have to stay on dry ground.

Relax in the bath - you deserve it. 

Review of the Best Wand Vibrators

So, let’s take a look at some magical possibilities in the land of wand vibrators. Depending on your needs, one of these is bound to be your perfect match.

1. Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Wand Vibrator

Cute as a button, this purse-sized introduction to wand vibrators claims to be whisper-quiet and just as powerful as larger counterparts.

Featuring a smooth-coated plastic head on a flexible neck, it has three speeds and runs on just 2 AAA batteries.

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Cordless
  • Compact
  • Inexpensive
  • Flexible neck
  • 3 intense speeds

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Needs replacement batteries often
  • Ridges on the head can make cleaning difficult
  • Some reviewers found it not as quiet as other vibes

Bottom Line

Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Wand is an economical option if you just want to try a wand vibrator for the first time or need a small wand to take on trips.

It’s likely too basic for an experienced user, but at a low price point, it may still be worth a try.

2. Lovehoney White 8-Function Mini Wand Vibrator

Another compact option, Lovehoney 8 Function Mini Wand offers a choice of 3 speeds and 5 vibration patterns in a slightly larger size than the Micro.

The head is silicone which is nice but it takes a whopping 4 AAA batteries to run.

This toy is splash-proof (good for the shower) but not submersible (don’t take it in the tub).

Pros

  • Compact
  • Cordless
  • Splashproof
  • Flexible, silicone head
  • 3 speeds & 5 patterns

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Requires 4 AAA batteries
  • Not completely waterproof
  • Ridges on the head can make cleaning difficult

Bottom Line

Lovehoney 8 Function Mini Wand is an economical step up with vibration patterns as well as speeds, a better-quality material in the head and splashproof design.

However, given the louder motor and number of batteries required to operate, you might as well upgrade to a quieter rechargeable.

3. Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator

There’s no question that Lelo is the leader is beautiful, technologically advanced vibrators that are worth every penny.

Coming in black or purple, the Lelo Smart Wand Rechargeable Vibrator is a rigid, silicone toy with 8 speeds and patterns.

It’s practically silent, 100% waterproof and provides 4 hours of play before it needs charging.

Best of all, it features “SenseTouch” technology that increases the vibration intensity when you press down. Now, that’s smart!

Pros

  • Whisper quiet
  • 100% waterproof
  • Silicone with rigid neck
  • 8 speeds and patterns
  • Cordless & Rechargeable
  • Satin bag and 10-year warranty
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    Smart “SenseTouch” technology

Cons

  • Expensive (but worth it!)
  • 2-hour recharging time
  • Heavy and awkward for some users

Bottom Line

If you want power, quality construction and intuitive responsiveness, the Lelo Smart Wand Rechargeable is the toy for you.

It’s on our top end price-wise, so it might not be the first choice for someone starting out, but if you are ready to settle down with a vibrator relationship meant to last, the 10-year warranty will have you celebrating for a decade.

4. Fifty Shades of Grey Holy Cow! Rechargeable Wand Vibrator

Oh my! This Fifty Shades of Grey inspired wand vibrator is USB rechargeable and features 8 pulsing patterns.

Rigid and silicone coated, it is also submersible and comes with a satin storage bag.

Pros

  • Satin bag
  • Submersible
  • 8 pulsing patterns
  • Silicone with rigid neck
  • Cordless & Rechargeable

Cons

  • Buttons can be a little fiddly and difficult
  • Not as powerful as some customers expected
  • Short use to charging time ratio (60 minutes of use/120 minutes of charging)

Bottom Line

About half the price of a Lelo, it’ll give you some of the same features (rechargeable, silicone, waterproof) but you sacrifice some quality in design and charge longevity.

All in all, Fifty Shades of Grey Holy Cow! Rechargeable Wand makes a respectable, less expensive alternative to the Lelo, but won’t really match it.

5. Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Black Plug In Massage Wand Vibrator

Yes, Lovehoney’s Deluxe Extra Powerful Black Plug In Massage Wand has a cord and looks a bit like a microphone, but when you want something to sing about, sometimes you just can’t improve on the original.

With ultra-strong power and a long cord, it boasts 10 speeds and 20 patterns, all wrapped up in a classic design with a silicone head and flexible neck.

Bonus: you can get attachments like this Silicone G-Spot Head or the Hummer Deluxe Male Masturbator for more versatility.

Pros

  • Flexible silicone head
  • Attachments available
  • 10 speeds and 20 patterns
  • No need for charging or batteries

Cons

  • Cord
  • Not the quietest
  • Not for use in water

Bottom Line

It might be a little noisy and you can’t use it in water, but it ticks all the other boxes in terms of power, design and the largest variety of speeds and attachments.

You never have to worry about how to power it if you have an outlet and the cord is nice and long.

If you have the money to invest and want a solid wand that will get you from beginner to expert, this is a pretty good buy.

How to Use a Wand Vibrator

  1. Make sure to warm yourself up before using your wand vibrator. You can either stimulate erogenous zones manually or use your vibrator to massage non-genital areas first.
  2. Be sure to add a water-based lube to the head of the vibe to increase comfort and sensation. Remember: Wands are designed for external stimulation only! Most heads are too large to safely inserted. Opt for an attachment if you want internal buzz.
  3. Due to the intensity of the vibrations, be sure to keep the wand moving over the whole area (vulva, penis, anus) to prevent numbness from over stimulation. Experiment with back and forth, up and down and circular patterns until you find what you like.
  4. When you find yourself approaching orgasm, back off the vibration and pressure. Repeating this technique (known as “edging”) will create a stronger, more intense orgasm when you finally allow your wand to finish the job.

Conclusion

Wand vibrators packs intense power into a simple looking design.

With lots of different options in terms of size, quality and price, you’re sure to find one that is a must have for toy for your personal collection.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, she spends her free time playing World of Warcraft and enjoying the nightlife. Outside of being a writer for Bliss Bumble, Grace works as a bartender and uses her eccentric personality to connect with others.

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