Aug 152009


UPDATE:  I’ve just noticed that this post is being linked to and I wanted to point out that this review is VERY old. If I’d known in advance, I would have had more time to update this review (like I plan to do with many other old reviews). For more Magic Wand and other wand attachments, check them out here. If you have any questions, please email me or hit me up on the chat/message button below and I will help you out! I answer all emails!


Sex toy manufacturers have come to realize that electric massagers like the Hitachi are here to stay – so they’d better get their piece of that pie. These types of vibrators aren’t always meant to be used as a sex toy, so additions are needed to better achieve that naughty purpose. There are a good number of these out there, most of them are Hitachi attachments because it is recognized as the most popular of the electric massagers.

Since the heads are different on all of these massagers, what works on one won’t necessarily work on the other. In the charts that I did up for both the plug-in style and the rechargeable style, you can see the size differences as well as notations on which ones have attachments made for (or that will fit) them and about how many.

In this post I’m going to discuss the ones that EdenFantasys carries (which is a good number of them). There are other attachments and sleeves on the market and there are a number that are NOT silicone. Why bother with these things if it’s not a safe material? Anyways, I’ll touch on the basics of ones I haven’t tried and give detailed information on the ones I do own. I had done up a video showing me putting these on the various massagers, turning them on with the attachment on, but editing the video to flow better and figuring out I needed to re-shoot a couple of things made me just give up on it. In fact the video part is what delayed this post by a week. So, screw it. You get photos for now and my expert opinion ;)


The Pleasure Dome by Downunder Toys

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EdenFantasys calls the color “purple”; it appears pink in their photos and in daylight it appears to be a pinkish-lilac hue. With sparkles embedded. If you hate anything sparkly and pinkish, then you might hate this on principle alone (I can think of at least 2 other reviewers who qualify there, hehe). Downunder Toys does make this in other colors that rock; however, EF only carries the one. At the time of this writing I am inquiring why they only offer one color and if/when they plan to update their offerings. I’ll update this post when I find out.

Anyways. It’s pure silicone which means its easy to clean. From the photos you can see that its covered in large nubs – these are soft and unlike the G-pod, not painful under high-powered vibration. You can also turn this sleeve inside out to experience the smooth side. It’s a bit stretchy, it can be rolled over the Hitachi head sort of like a condom or just stretched out wider a bit (careful!) so therefore it’s pretty simple to get this on. You will experience a little dampening of the intensity of the Hitachi by using this attachment. Most importantly though is that it offers a simple and easy cleaning option for your Hitachi whether you share it or not. If you tend to share you can get more than one sleeve for easier and faster swapping.

This sleeve was intended to be used on the Hitachi but will fit the Acuvibe original and the Ideal.

UPDATE: This topper is no longer in production, as far as I know.

Off With Their Head Hitachi Cap by Vixen Creations


Unlike the Pleasure Dome, this isn’t a sleeve or an addition – it’s a replacement. I bet you didn’t know that you can remove the white head of the Hitachi! You can indeed – but boy it isn’t as easy as the directions included with the cap claim it is! I struggled with it for a good 5 minutes until I finally ignored their method and used my own. To get the Off With Their Head cap on, and the Hitachi head off, you need to start prying up the edges of the Hitach head until the edges of the head cover are up above the lip. It’s hard to explain, so just view these photos below to give you a better idea of how to remove the Hitachi head.


The cap is then much easier to get off and on. However, it’s made of that slighty-tacky silicone that will attract dust/lint/fur like an MRI magnet (as you can clearly see in the first photo). You must clean it before use because there’s no way to store it to keep it spotless. It’s silicone as well so its easy to disinfect and share. There is two side of this cap – a few ridges on one, and this odd soft pointy thing. It’s supposed to mimic oral sex – a vibrating tongue that no human could compare to. Well once you apply any sort of pressure to your clit with that “tongue”, its no longer a flappy hummingbird tongue – its just another piece of vibrating silicone. The ridges didn’t really do a whole lot for me.

This cap was manufactured for the Hitachi and *only* the Hitachi has a removable head. The Ideal, Acuvibe, Miracle Massager – these are all spring-mounted heads and will NOT come off. I’ve seen reviewers claim it will work on the Ideal, it won’t. Someone said it can be used on the Acuvibe – well sure but I don’t know why you would. It only covers about half of the Acuvibe head because it’s not *meant* for it.


G-plus Massager Attachment by Natural Contours


This attachment is made by the same company that makes the Ideal. This was made specifically for the Ideal. Hell even the color of the attachment is identical to the head of the Ideal.  It fits on the Hitachi but it must not be a perfect match because it makes the Hitachi louder. It does *not* work with the Acuvibe or Miracle Massager because their heads are a little too skinny for it. When I put the G-plus Attachment on the Acuvibe and turned it on, it rattled and spun around.

While the G-plus is Phthalates free / Latex free, it isn’t silicone. It’s TPR rubber. So it can’t be fully disinfected. Because of the shape, you can’t very well put a condom over it, either.


The G-plus is very flexible. And by flexible I mean kinda floppy. Like a raw hot dog, perhaps. Therefore all this does is provide intense vibration to your G-spot’s general vicinity- there’s no way to apply pressure because it’s so floppy. And that, my friends, doesn’t make my g-spot happy. Also, using this on the Ideal does nothing to dampen its loud rattle. The insertable portion of this is also fairly slender – about 1″.

G-pod (originally by Nexus)


I’ve reviewed this here already, and I hated it. The design appears to be on the right track, but all in all those tiny little raised nubs were murder on my sensitive bits. EdenFantasys still lists it on their site but I heard months ago that it was discontinued. Rightfully so, because it’s not at all good.

Miracle Massager Accessory by California Exotic Novelties


I reviewed this here as well, long ago before I owned a Hitachi. While it did add something positive to my Miracle Massager experience, it still has two flaws. Number one is again, these damn tiny nubs. They’re soft, don’t get me wrong. But at the vibration levels of even just the Miracle Massager, it begins to irritate and make your sensitive parts itchy because of the sensation. The other flaw is that it’s made of PVC – can’t be sterilized, can’t be shared……oh and it melts if you use it on the Hitachi for longer than 10 minutes. It’s a VERY tight fit onto the Hitachi head but I had made it work – only to find that it melted just a bit inside.

A design flaw of this attachment is that, like a number of attachments, the g-spot bit sticks straight up from the head/body. Meaning, using this solo isn’t the best angle. It’s best if someone else holds it for you. And while sextoy playtime as a couple is very hot, it’s a flaw if you are using this alone. Unless you’ve got arms like Gumby. I don’t.

UPDATE: I do NOT recommend this attachment at all due to the material, nor do I recommend the Miracle Massager, if it’s even still in production.



Jollies Attachments – Straight and Gonzo, er I mean Curved.

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These are in the line of Hitachi attachments that are single-purpose: To turn Hitachi from a clitoral stimulator to an insertable stimulator. The curved version is for g-spot stimulation, and the straight one is well….I guess if you like straight dildos that vibrate?

From what I can gather from others that reviewed these, they’re flexible but firmer than the G-spot for Ideal. Once inserted, they can be manuevered so that the cap presses against your clit while the insertable portion is well, inserted. That statement however likely depends on the way your cunt is built. For me, this wouldn’t work. These are available in a few others colors than what I have shown here.

These are, of course, silicone. I would hazard a guess here that these would fit the Ideal quite well, and the Acuvibe moderately well. No-go on the MM or MMM.

Gee Whiz and Gee Whizzard by Vixen Creations


Vixen does pretty oh so well. These are awesome marbled-dyed silicone attachments in blue and green. Again, Vixen manufactured these specifically to fit the Hitachi. It might work on the Ideal and Acuvibe, or it might be a tiny bit loose – I can’t tell because I don’t own one and I don’t know if they need to stretch out over the Hitachi head or if they slide on easily. Very hygienic, sterillizable and sharable.

The Gee Whiz (the blue one shown above) is about on the average side at 1 3/8″. It’s smooth with no special textures or ridges – just a g-spot curve.

The Gee Whizzard (the teal version) seems to be the better choice between the two. Fun bumps/ridges on the opposite side of the cap, and a bumpy/ridgey texture to the insertable part. It’s more slender at 1″, according to the specs on EF’s site, but in photos it appears to be the same width as the Gee Whiz. There are more glowing reviews of the Gee Whizzard than the Whiz and no complaints that it is ill-fitting like the Gee Whiz.

UPDATE: I do own these, and love them. They work even better with the Lelo Smart Wand Large than they do with the Hitachi.


My recommendations

If you’re looking for an insertable attachment, I’d suggest the Gee Whizard.

Unfortunately I can’t recommend any dual stimulation attachments, because I just haven’t found one that is decent.

I welcome comments from other reviewers on this if you have constructive opinions on any of these that you have used, or if you recommend one I didn’t mention.


Jul 312009


There’s one big thing to be said for the “electric massager” style vibrators. Actually, two big things.

1. They don’t take batteries

2. They’re inconspicuous, because their original purpose is as a muscle massager

But which one should you try? I’ve reviewed a bunch, the most common ones. In these two reviews I’m going to do my best to compare them to each other to help you pick the best one and the right one for you.

In the plug-in style corner we’ve got the Hitachi Magic Wand; the Miracle Massager and the My Miracle Massager (both by CalExotics).
In the rechargeable corner is the Ideal (by Natural Contours); the Acuvibe and the Acuvibe mini.

Should you choose one style over the other? That depends on the environment you’d be using it in and your masturbation style. The plug-in style boasts all power, all the time, always on. However this means you are tethered by a cord and must be near an electrical outlet to use it. The rechargeable style means that you can take it anywhere you please, so long as it’s charged. The downside is that your usage hours will vary depending on how hard you press down on the head, and you could very well find yourself mid-wank with a waning vibrator (been there, done that). The rechargeable is also more expensive. They aren’t lacking on power though. I’d rate that the Acuvibe falls in between the Hitachi and the Miracle Massager. Whereas the MM can’t get me off, the Acuvibe will. My verdict is to start wherever you want but eventually own one of each style.

Plug-in style massagers

The Hitachi Magic Wand is the more well-known and more established in this category. It’s a powerhouse and generally long-lasting. Built like a tank and as powerful as one, too. Like most massagers it has two speeds, both are pretty darn powerful. I’ve known women whose clits are sensitive enough that they can’t tolerate the Hitchi. If you’ve had a number of fairly decent vibrators that you feel are just not strong enough for you, then I’d recommend the Hitachi. The Miracle Massagers, both of them, are not as powerful as Hitachi. However, they’re more cheaply made (they are CalExotic) and I couldn’t see either outlasting the Hitachi.


The difference between the Miracle Massager and the My Miracle Massager seems to be … not much! MMM is pink and white, and the head has a few “ribs” on it. The MM is black and red with a completely smooth head. I don’t think there’s any other design difference or power differences.


Hitachi Magic Wand
Miracle Massager My Miracle Massager
Price at EdenFantasys
$45.99 $35.99 $41.99
Power Strong! 5000-rpm for low, 6000-rpm for high. The power combined with deep penetrative vibrations means that it can do a very good job at transmitting vibrations through other materials like rope, silicone dildos, etc. High is a bit less power than Low on Hitachi. It doesn’t achieve the same deep throbbing feel-it-to-your-core vibrations as the Hitachi. same as MM
Noise Level Can be noisy. Both low pitch and high pitch sounds to it. Not very discreet through thin walls Quieter than the Hitachi because it’s not as powerful. No high pitch whine like the Hitachi. Probably the same as the MM
Head design Textured “leatherette”. Little bit hard to clean (can use condom over head to negate this). Mostly stationary Head. Can be removed. Head will heat up with extended (past 15 minutes) use but not to the point that it will burn you. I don’t find the heat to be a deterrent. 2.5″ diameter head. Smooth PVC. Easy to clean. Spring mounted head. Head does not heat up. Head size is a bit narrower than the Hitachi, base of head even more narrow. 2 1/8″ diameter head (at widest?) Smooth PVC with 4 ridges/ribs. Relatively easy to clean, take care with cleaning ribs. Spring mounted head. Head does not heat up. Less bulbous head design, slightly narrower than MM at 2″ diameter.
Body design Straight body. Weighs about 1.25 lbs. Entire massager is about 12″ long. Smaller, rocker-style switch is in about the middle of the handle. Curved body. Weighs about 1.1 lbs. Entire massager is about 12″ long. Sliding-style switch is lower on the handle, towards the curved end (which is actually a pain in the ass spot) Curved body. Weighs about 1 lb. Entire massager is about 13″ long. Sliding-style switch is lower on the handle, towards the curved end.
Available Attachments 1 head replacement, 1 head cover, at least 4 internal stimulation, 2 dual stimulation 1 made specifically for it which is dual stimulation, some Hitachi attachments can be used on it with varying success. Likely usable on the MMM. 1 made specifically for it which is dual stimulation, some Hitachi attachments can be used on it with varying success. Likely usable on the MM.

None of these massagers are made of a material that is safe for sharing because they cannot be sterilized. If you’re in a sharing situation, be sure to stretch a condom over the massager head. I clean these with Afterglow Toy Wipes. No risk of getting sensitive electrical parts wet, and they’re tough enough to really scrub the original head of the Hitachi.

My pick? The Hitachi. Not just because the Miracle Massager can’t usually get me off – Hitachi has more attachment options, and the attachments can muffle the powerful vibrations sometimes. If discretion in appearance is a must then definitely pick Hitachi. While the MM and MMM don’t immediately scream “I’m a sex toy”, the “California Exotic Novelties” label does. Perhaps your parents / roommate isn’t familiar with the brand, but the “Exotic” part is a giveaway to me (you could conceal this with electrical tape, however). I also feel the Hitachi is more sturdy and longer-lasting. If any of the following applies to you then I would recommend the Miracle Massager:  you think you’re sensitive enough that any use of the Hitachi would be overkill; you want this as a clitoral vibe and don’t give a shit about attachments for internal or dual stimulation.

I’ll be talking about all the attachment options at length in a separate review next week.

Part 2 is up – the rechargeable massagers!

This is the same video that is in Part 2 but I wanted it on both posts in case someone comes here from a link or search and only looks at this post.