Okay, I’m gonna get the obvious out of the way before I go any further. If the mighty Doxy and the Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable had an illicit love affair with loads of dirty, unprotected wand sex, the resulting lovechild would undoubtedly be the Le Wand Rechargeable Cordless Massager.
I know it’s been discussed, at length, with passion (and not a small amount bitterness) on social media. You can probably see why just by looking at it. I can see why just by looking at it. The similarity to those two market leading wands is unmistakable.
Now, I don’t know how I feel about that, to be honest.
When I first saw the resemblance to the Doxy and MWR, part of me thought it was supremely uncool. So much so, I said I would never review it. But after a while, the more I thought about it, the more I pondered one question; how many different ways can a wand be designed?
They’re all gonna have a head, and a neck, and a body, and controls. If the head of the Le Wand wasn’t Doxy-esque it would have just resembled the head of the MWR. Or a Bodywand, or what have you. Same goes for the handle, too.
If a toy isn’t a radically new invention, something the market has never seen before, it’s inevitable that it’s gonna look like something else. I mean, even the Le Wand itself has been emulated in Lovehoney’s Deluxe Mains Powered Magic Wand.
In the end, I chose to put the questionable appearance of the Le Wand out of my mind. Instead, I opted to look at what it had to offer. Where it differed from the other wands out there. Whether or not it had anything that might set it apart, make it more than just a knock off hybrid of other wands. I found promises enough to warrant a review, and so I contacted Le Wand and they kindly sent me a sample.
In the box
- Le Wand Rechargeable Massager
- Mains charging cable with interchangeable plug pins
- Spiral Multiuse Textured Cover
- Travel case
I’ve never seen a MWR in person, but I do have intimate knowledge of both the original and die cast Doxy wands. And despite telling myself that I wasn’t going to let any resemblances bother me, I couldn’t help but think, holy fuck, they could be related!
As build quality goes, the Le Wand is decently made.
The silicone head measures up at around 3-inches in height, with a circumference of 8-inches. It’s a lovely soft grey colour, feels great against the skin, but basically is the head of the Doxy. I compared the sizes and shapes side by side, and the only difference I can see is the colour.
Beneath the head is a chromed plastic ring, and a squat silicone neck. It’s a ribbed neck so has a bit more flex than most other wands, but not so much that it annoys me by bending away from any pressure I try to put on my hotspots.
Capped by another chromed plastic ring is the body of the wand. A shade over 9.5-inches, it tapers down into a slim handle, with the slight flare in the tip that gives it its resemblance to the MWR. The silver plastic feels decent enough, and looks great with the grey silicone.
Right at the bottom you’ll find the charging point. While I would have preferred a USB type charger, I do like that there are different plug pins included. That means you can take it with you when you travel without having to worry about adaptors, if that’s your thing. A full charge can take up to three hours, and you get up to three hours of play before it needs charging again.
In the middle of the handle sit the controls. Styled similarly to Doxy’s with three buttons in a cartouche, you have a PLUS button to switch the wand on and move up through the intensities, a MODE button to change the patterns, and a MINUS button to move back down through the intensities and switch the wand off.
Now, the thing that made the Le Wand interesting to me was what it offers in the way of vibes. According to the website (and the packaging) I was in for deep, rumbly vibrations in ten – yes, TEN – speeds and twenty patterns. Now, I love my Doxy, it’s basically God, but not even it can offer me all that.
So, you can imagine what an eager beaver I was when it came to getting the Le Wand switched on.
And ummm, yeah. It’s plenty powerful. When I dropped it at the top of the bed, the Fella could feel it feeding through the mattress, and he was sat at the bottom. There’s a massive amount of oomph behind it, and a fuck load of racket, too. Rechargeable toys are nearly always quieter than battery or mains powered stuff (except for you, Satisfyer Pro 2!) but this one is violently noisy.
Something it doesn’t have, is rumbles.
Like I said, it does have plenty of power, and on the lower settings the wand does shake rather than buzz. But once you crank up the intensity there’s a definite sharpness that can’t be called anything else than buzzy. Some of the patterns are a bit weird, too. Like, my clit ends u thinking, what’s going on with this, I can’t concentrate, Ella!
I can reach orgasm with it on its lower five settings on constant, and on a handful of patterns, too, but once I go over mid-intensity I end up desensitised really quickly. I’ve sat there with a numb vulva, frustrated and irritated because I’m unable to feel enough stimulation to carry on.
Using it with dildos or during penetrative sex fares better, though. The main reason for that is, I usually come quicker with dual stim, so the Le Wand isn’t pressed against me as long. Because the weight is centred in the head of the wand, it’s easy to keep steady clitoral contact in missionary/girl on top positions. But it gets a little awkward once I shift onto my knees. The weight and length makes it cumbersome, especially with the limited reach that’s caused by my body being on the large side.
I did wonder how much of a difference the Spiral Multiuse Textured Cover would have on play. The ribbed design looked ace, and I was looking forward to trying it. Then I unpacked it from the bottom of the box and found something I genuinely wasn’t expecting.
The Spiral isn’t a silicone sheath. It’s a Tenga Egg.
I can’t even begin to tell you how disappointing that discovery was. The Fella and I like Tenga Eggs, sure, but we like them wrapped around his cock. I did put it on the wand cos I had to use it to test everything fully, but it was the most pointless thing I’ve ever done. Once stretched over something with an 8-inch girth, the texture becomes little strips of nothing. It’s over stretched, and any pressure on it just flattens it completely.
I don’t want disposable covers with my wand, peeps! I’d rather have good quality silicone that’s non-porous, non-toxic and body safe. I don’t want to fork out $170 (£130) for a wand just to have to keep dropping another $12 (£9) every other week on throwaway covers. You could buy actual Tenga Eggs if this feature turns you on, I suppose. They’re nearly always on offer somewhere, and there’s a world of texture options to choose from.
The Le Wand Rechargeable Massager isn’t waterproof, so you need to take care when cleaning. It is splashproof, though. Giving it a spray down with toy cleaner and a wipe with a soft cloth keeps it good. As I said earlier, there’s a zip-up travel bag included and everything comes in a lovely presentation box, so you have a few options for storage.
Usually, I can give an opinion on a product with certainty, but on this occasion, I’m torn. The vibes are powerful, but they’re not the rumbles that were promised. I can come with it, but not by getting the kinda stimulation that gives my orgasms the intensity I crave. The result of that is, my orgasms aren’t as strong as they can be when using a wand. And while there are a few extras, like the bag and multiuse cover, the former is cheap and the latter is pointless, in my opinion.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference. If you don’t need – or even don’t like – rumbly vibes, this wand might work magic for you. But if you need those rumbles, you might be disappointed once you focus on the vibe’s quality instead of their power. And then there’s cost. Anything over £100 is a big outlay for a sex toy, so you’re gonna want to make sure you choose wisely. Personally, I’d rather pay £90 for a Doxy and have £40 in my pocket.
If you’d like to see if the Le Wand is the right wand for you, click the image below and go check it out.