We-Vibe Wand Review and Comparison vs. Magic Wand Rechargeable
Updated: Sep 29, 2020
We-Vibe, perhaps the most well-known of couples’ sex toy companies, released the We-Vibe Wand, with claims that it would be the best wand on the market, with app compatibility, better controls, full waterproof capabilities, and unrivaled strength. I was lucky enough to get a We-Vibe Wand in a giveaway done by Naughty North Canada and Betty’s Toybox and am subsequently happy to bring you a review as well as a comparison with the Magic Wand Rechargeable, one of my all-time favorite virators, and determine whether or not the We-Vibe Wand is worth the hype.
Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath
In my opinion, the most exciting feature about the We-Vibe Wand is that it’s waterproof: rare among full size wands (and no Hitachis are waterproof). This means that the Wand is not only infinitely easier to clean but can be used in a shower, bath, pool, etc. with no concern of damage. This was super exciting for me since rumbly, broad vibrations seemed perfect for the shower as I find pinpoint stimulation hard to navigate with suds and penetration to get unpleasant with the added element of water (which is NOT a lubricant y’all). I have had the We-Vibe Wand for over a month, however, and have only brought it into the shower a couple times as the toy has some shortcomings that frustrate me.
Overview of the We-Vibe Wand Features
*(there’s a lot so I made a list. you’re welcome)*
Covered in silicone all over
2 inches across (at the widest point aka the head)
1 foot long
Smart silence technology (more on this tomfoolery later)
App compatible for long distance use
Loads of patterns
Lighter than the Magic Wand Rechargeable
Up to two hours of use on a single charge
Two included attachments: one for a vulva, one for a phallus
So, clearly, We-Vibe really threw all the bells and whistles they could on this vibrator to make it stand out from competition. The question I would urge consumers to ask themselves is: do you actually want these features? Personally, I hate the We-Vibe app, always turn off the Smart Silence feature, and don’t touch the patterns or attachments. So basically, the only difference in my use is the waterproof quality and the lighter weight body. These would--maybe--push me to recommend the We-Vibe Wand over the MWR but here’s the catch: for nearly $200, the We-Vibe Wand just isn’t that strong.
The vibrations start lower and are nice and rumbly, but only reach the second (out of four) strength settings the MWR has and as a power user, this is simply not acceptable. If you don’t crave super strong vibration, the We-Vibe Wand might be great for you: for instance, my more sensitive significant other loves this thing to pieces and it now lives at her apartment instead of mine. The 3rd and 4th level of the MWR can be overwhelming for her and she hates the care needed to clean it (and we both agree that it’s ugly as sin). That’s fine with me because it means I never have to battle to get quality time with my beloved MWR and its superior power.
Price Vs. Practicality
The We-Vibe Wand is expensive, coming in at $175ish depending on the retailer you purchase it from while the MWR is around $125 also depending on the retailer. The We-Vibe Wand feels like a nice massage on my vulva: calming and rumbly, but honestly not super orgasmic without a bit of work and patience (noting that I am not someone who cums with great ease). I always have to use a g-spot dildo with this vibe for a solid orgasm.
The two attachments might be fun in theory, but I do not have a penis for the stroker and the clitoral attachment doesn’t do anything for my bits. It’s just sort of flappy? Perhaps you (or a bed partner) likes it flappy, but I prefer not to fixate on birds when I'm trying to cum.
The Smart Silence feature is interesting in theory, but I don’t personally use it. Smart silence means that the wand will only vibrate (when on) when touching a body and turns off immediately when removed. It also means that the vibrator erratically turns off and on during use (for me anyways). I live with a roommate who is very sex positive and also their room is removed from mine a ways so I don’t really find the privacy of the feature helpful. That being said, it could be useful for folx who aren’t comfortable putting up a sign (should I post a picture of mine sometime?) that says, “mastubating, cum back later” on their door. You can turn Smart Silence off in the app or by holding down the patterns button for about five seconds.
The patterns on the We-Vibe Wand are fine, but I don’t use patterns. Ever. I suppose it’s interesting that you can create custom patterns on the app but dear GOD the app is dreadful. It glitches and shuts down, and I never seem to be able to connect my wand easily despite having no issues with any other bluetooth devices in my life.
The curved handle of the wand and lighter body are actually rather nice: I find it much easier to hold for extended periods of time than my MWR, but maybe I wouldn’t need to use it so damn long if it was a bit stronger! Just a passing thought.
Overall, I think the We-Vibe Wand is good, but way overpriced given that most of its distinctive features are mere gimmicks and its strength is subpar. If you are interested in buying the We-Vibe Wand, click here. If you are interested in buying the MWR, click here. For other waterproof wand options, click here.