Ah, the Mystic Wand. Rumored to be as strong as the legendary Hitachi, but with major improvements- including using only 4 AA batteries as the power source. By sheer luck, I received this toy from Babeland via a contest. It was a very pleasant surprise- I'd been planning to try the toy out under the context of a review or not.
As someone who needs a lot of power to get off clitorally, and who loves using powerful vibrators in combination with other silicone toys, I had planned to put this thing through it's paces- and oh, I did. The packaging is standard for Vibratex, clear plastic with designs on the outside, and a generic, mildly informative info slip. The toy came with a storage pouch, as seen in the picture, which is nice because it means it wont come into contact with any other silicone toys in storage.
It is, obviously, a great deal smaller than the Hitachi Magic Wand, and cordless. It's
waterproof, made of a smooth, velvet cote plastic for the body and soft, lovely silicone for the head. There are places where gunk can collect, but the silicone head cover can be rolled up to get at these places.
It's easy enough to clean- since it has a motor, you shouldn't boil it, but you could wipe down the head with a 10% bleach solution to sterilize it if you wanted to. You can also use soap and water, toy cleaner, or toy wipes- my personal favorite. It's compatible with water based lubricant only, but there are tons of water based lubes to choose from.
So now we come to the big question. Is it as strong as the Hitachi? Is it every bit as strong, pelvis-numbing, mind-blowing as the Hitachi? The easy answer is No. No it's not.
...But- Yes, there's always a but- it ALMOST is. I would say the highest level of vibration on the Mystic is just about equal to the low setting on the Hitachi. The difference isn't in the strength of the vibrations themselves, but perhaps the hardware used to produce them. The Hitachi is large, hard, and unforgiving, while the Mystic is small, soft, and very flexible. Because of this, the vibrations come off as less harsh and yes, a little bit weaker.
Despite it not being the same powerhouse the Hitachi is, it is still extraordinarily strong and amazingly versatile. I would reach for this before reaching for the Hitachi any day. The Mystic Wand is not really much quieter, but it is easier to use and you can grind on it, use it on your bed, under covers- all those silly things the Hitachi's manual warns you NOT to do. Most importantly, there is NO cord and no waiting for it to charge.
It's small, it's easy to position, and it could be used much more easily than the Hitachi during partner sex. It also comes with three speeds and three patterns, all of which are easily accessed via the press of a button- and it has a separate power button for times when you need it to turn off immediately. None of that can be said for the Hitachi, which has a cumbersome, ancient switch that I know I've had issues with- turning it to high accidentally when I was trying to turn it off, for example.
The Mystic Wand is a great toy. I like it, and I like it MORE than the Hitachi. One of the coolest parts about this toy is the lights on it- Yes, lightS with an 's'. It has two, one is a bright blue light that shows you the battery strength- when the batteries are getting low it will go dim, so you know you're not getting the most out of your vibe and you can change them before it goes dead on you mid-session. The other light changes depending on the setting you're on. It goes like this-
Low - Green
Medium - Yellow
High - Red
The patterns have the light flash along with them, and it's pretty cool to see. The patterns are as follows...
1st Pattern - Cycles from medium to high very quickly, flashing between yellow and red. Feels throbby, and great when used with an insertable toy.
2nd Pattern - Medium-medium-Hiiiiigghhhh Pulse
3rd Pattern - Slowly goes from low all the way up to high, then starts over.
Although I don't typically like patterns, I find these to be useful- mostly the first one, which, as I mentioned, feels so awesome coupled with an insertable toy.
My favorite is pairing it up with the Acute, but anything that transmits vibrations well will do.
Overall, the Mystic Wand is a really awesome toy. It's comparably priced to the other massager style vibrators out there, and it works great as either a massager or a vibrator. It has features the other massager style vibes don't have, like patterns, and its the only one I know of which features, by default, a silicone head. The Mystic Wand is a stand-up addition to anyone's toybox, especially someone who feels the Hitachi is just a little too much for them, and it's amazing how well it works considering it runs on batteries.
Babeland seems to have an (as far as I have seen) exclusive, cool pink color of the Mystic Wand, as well as the sleek, stylish black and white seen here- so I definitely recommend heading over there if you wanna pick one up.
Thanks Babeland for giving me the chance to review this awesome toy!