Le Wand Rechargeable cordless massager / wand vibrator review
The designers behind the Le Wand Rechargeable know that luxury lies in the little exterior details. Everything about its packaging is elegant, down to the rose gold foil sticker boasting, "XBIZ AWARDS WINNER / LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR." Below it, the text reads, "DEEP, RUMBLY VIBRATIONS."
No lies detected, but let's be real: the Le Wand Rechargeable is a copy of the Magic Wand Rechargeable.
Side-by-side, they look strikingly similar, featuring the same:
- Head width and body length
- Compatible with the same attachments
- Control panel and logo placement
- Slightly flared handle
- Charging/power port
At this point, it's old news that Le Wand
copied took inspiration from the Magic Wand Rechargeable. That's not the part that pisses me off. After all, there's only so much possible variation among wand massagers.
What bothers me about the Le Wand Rechargeable is that:
- Le Wand claims that their Rechargeable model is superior to the Magic Wand Rechargeable. (BULLSHIT!)
- The Le Wand Rechargeable gets endless accolades. That includes the title of "Most Powerful Sex Toy" (Also BULLSHIT!)
- It costs substantially more than the Magic Wand Plus, Magic Wand Rechargeable, AND original Doxy.
You can give the Le Wands prettier packaging and re-skinning and a silkier silicone head. You can add more features, like travel lock, international adapters (US, UK, EU, and AUS), and patterns galore.
But none of that overrides the Magic Wand Plus and Rechargeable's deepER, rumbliER vibrations.
The Le Wand Rechargeable has NOTHING on them in terms of vibration quality. If I hadn't already tried the Doxy Die Cast, upgraded Magic Wands, and We-Vibe Wand, I'd probably be more thoroughly impressed.
For new users with no other frame of reference, the Le Wand Rechargeable is powerful and rumbly. But contrary to what Cosmopolitan magazine would tell you, it's not the most powerful sex toy. Aw HELL, no!
In this Le Wand Rechargeable massager review
- Compared to some wands, it's very "okay."
- The Le Wand Rechargeable is rumbly, but not the best
- The one improvement over the Magic Wand Rechargeable
- Frustrating control panel, though
- Other better wand vibrators and options to consider
- My verdict on the Le Wand Rechargeable
- Save 10% off with my discount code
Compared to the Doxy Die Cast, the Le Wand Rechargeable is very "okay."
There's intensity, but it doesn't have nearly as much depth — both in terms of amplitude and timbre. You won't get a rich, thuddy purr like with the Doxy Die Cast or lower speeds on the Magic Wand Plus. They're so delightfully low-pitched and sub-bass!
The Doxy Die Cast's weighted head shakes my entire internal clitoral complex even at low RPMs.
I can't say the same of the Le Wand Rechargeable. It starts at a way higher pitch (4000 RPM vs. 3000 RPM) and still can't match the Doxy Die Cast's power. There's no competition there. And a Doxy Classic corded wand, though cheaper, is more powerful. (Just make sure to use a silicone head cover on it!)
The Le Wand Rechargeable's vibration quality is rumbly, but not the best.
Mains-powered wand vibrators tend to be more potent than rechargeable and cordless wands. So I'll be fair and compare the Le Wand Rechargeable to my favorite cordless massagers.
It would probably be tied for #2 with the Doxy 3 Rechargeable — which is more compact and serves a different purpose. (It leaves more of my vulva free for penetration for example!)
Le Wand Rechargeable vs. Magic Wand Plus and BMS Factory Swan Wand
The Le Wand Rechargeable's lowest setting is a step more powerful than the Magic Wand Rechargeable's first. And its highest is somewhere between the Magic Wand Rechargeable's second and third — almost at the halfway point.
If the Magic Wand Rechargeable's second setting were a 1 and its third setting a 10, the Le Wand Rechargeable's highest intensity would probably be a 3. As for the BMS Factory Swan Wand, its highest setting is comparable to the Le Wand Rechargeable's 4th out of 10.
TL;DR I don't hate the Le Wand Rechargeable. I just think it's expensive and overrated for what it is.
The Le Wand Rechargeable's one notable improvement over
Hitachi Magic Wand vibrator: more settings!
Steady speeds on the Le Wand Rechargeable
To me, the most significant appeal of Le Wand's massagers is the small power increments — it has 10 speed settings! If that matters to you, here's a quick comparison of the Le Wand Rechargeable's intensity options vs. Magic Wands:
- Le Wand Rechargeable – 10 speeds ranging from 67 Hz to 89 Hz (about 4000 to 5350 RPM)
- Magic Wand Original – 2 speeds (5000 RPM on low and 6000 RPM on high)
- Magic Wand Plus – 4 settings (2700, 3800, 5400, 6300 RPM)
- Magic Wand Rechargeable – about the same as the Plus, just slightly lower
Note that, between the upgraded Magic Wands' second and third settings, there's a BIG jump of 1600 RPM. With the Le Wand Rechargeable, there's a narrower range but with tighter adjustability. The steps are far more subtle, with only about 180 RPM between speeds.
(Want a vibrator with a continuous speed range? Check out the We-Vibe Wand and other compact rechargeable massagers!)
Le Wand Rechargeable pattern settings
When it comes to external clitoral vibrators, I don't care about pattern settings. But if you do, consider that the Magic Wand Rechargeable also has 4 patterns.
The Le Wand Rechargeable has 20, and I enjoy their fast staccato and thrumming. None of them dip low in intensity long enough for me to lose my pleasure plateau or orgasm. Thank goodness.
Unfortunately, 20 patterns (that's even more than the Femmefunn Bougie Bullet!) is just too damn much. It gets unruly with a less-than-optimal control panel.
UGH!!!!!! The Le Wand Rechargeable's control panel is so aggravating!
It may or may not be a dealbreaker to you — that depends on how familiar you are with other wands and which ones. The Doxy Die Cast, Magic Wand Plus, and Magic Wand Rechargeable have three buttons like the Le Wand Rechargeable does, but with slightly different functions.
Here's a summary of their controls, from top to bottom:
- Doxy Die Cast and Magic Wand Plus – power, increase, decrease.
- Magic Wand Rechargeable – power, cycle speeds, cycle patterns
- Le Wand Rechargeable – on/increase, cycle patterns, decrease/off.
The frustration of pressing the wrong button
Since I loooove my Doxy Die Cast and Magic Wand Plus the most, I'm used to pressing the middle button when I want to turn the intensity up. And the Magic Wand Rechargeable's middle button is intuitive enough when there are only 4 speeds to toggle through.
On the Le Wand Rechargeable, that button switches to patterns. AARRGHGHljdfksjd;gkdfg!!!
I have two main options to turn up the Le Wand Rechargeable from there:
- Turn it off by decreasing it all the way, then turn it back on.
- Cycle through aaaaalllll 19 patterns and don't overshoot
Oh, no no no nooooo. If you're going to have THAT many patterns, please add another button to go back to steady settings quickly. PLEASE.
The Le Wand Rechargeable's SUPER inconvenient "power off."
When I don't want to turn my wand off
Also, what happens when I'm on the Magic Wand Plus's lowest setting, and I press the "decrease" button? Nothing — it stays on that steady speed because the "on/off" button is entirely separate.
If I'm on the Le Wand Rechargeable's slowest speed? The "decrease" button turns vibrations off. Since it's higher-pitched than the other wands, it's harder to know when I'm on the lowest setting and — OPE! I've turned it off entirely! Frustrating!
At least turning it back on is easy, so it's not that egregious.
When I do want to turn it off
There's, unfortunately, no option but to click-click-click-click-click to turn down the speed until I get to zero. That sucks if you're trying to be discreet. With other rechargeable wand vibrators, you can usually immediately turn it off.
The We-Vibe Wand is especially great at that — it Smart Silence technology automatically shuts off vibrations if you pull the wand away from your body. Perfect for if you're sharing a room with someone. (Plus, the We-Vibe Wand is WAY quieter than the Le Wand Rechargeable!)
Other options to consider if you want a lightweight or waterproof wand massager
The Le Wand Rechargeable is bulky and only splashproof — not waterproof. In all fairness, that's also true of the Magic Wand Rechargeable and Doxy Die Cast, but something to keep in mind if you:
- are looking for a handheld massager
- have mobility issues
- want to fit a wand between bodies during partner play
- like pairing clitoral stimulation with big dildos
If you want power in a wand for solo play but get tired of holding it.
I highly recommend getting a wand mount or firm sex pillow. Ride and grind on your wand. That way, it's hands-free, and the wand vibrator's weight is irrelevant — even if you like lots of pressure! (I love doing that with my beloved Doxy Die Cast during sexy video chat!)
If you want to submerge your wand for bathtub or jacuzzi play
Consider the BMS Factory Swan Wand or We-Vibe Wand instead. Both are lightweight and compact, weighing substantially less.
My verdict on the Le Wand Rechargeable wand vibrator
I would like the Le Wand Rechargeable IF ONLY it existed in a vacuum — an alternate universe where:
- No other wand had ever pressed against my vulva.
- People weren't passing up better wands in the name of ~luxury~
- This wand vibrator wasn't so dang expensive.
But if the queen had balls, she'd be the king. In this world, I'd recommend other massagers to my readers a good 80% of the time:
- Doxy Die Cast – the most powerful outlet-powered wand massager
- Magic Wand Rechargeable – the best cordless wand and workhorse
- The Magic Wand Plus is corded but more affordable
- Doxy Number 3 and 3 Rechargeable – the best compact mini-wands
- We-Vibe Wand – waterproof, lightweight, and low-pitched with the best controls
The Le Wand Rechargeable is one of my most powerful wands, but it's not the best in any of the ways that matter to me.
I don't care about the rose gold accents or pearl white handle. (Have you seen my fugly AF Eroscillator and Zumio?) I'm also not using the travel adapters any time soon. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm guessing you're not, either.
Despite its power, the Le Wand Rechargeable is a bit on the buzzy side for a full-sized wand. And the control panel is its greatest downfall. I wish it was everything that people hyped it up to be.
The truth is that you don't buy Le Wand products expecting the best orgasms for the price. You get them because they're pretty. If that turns you on, that's fair, but the Le Wand Rechargeable's appeal is skin-deep. Beyond that, it's an underwhelming downgrade from the Magic Wand Rechargeable.
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Thank you very much for so detailed review!!! I actually bought Le Wand a few month ago and I simply COULDN'T understand why anybody would praise wand type of vibrators ("cadillacs" and etc). I really love such a detailed comparsion of different wands! I thought they all were way too similar lol. Turns out VIBRATIONS QUALITY is what different (not just having a silicone head or a cord). Your blog is AMAZING! :)))
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