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Wands have been the go-to for sex toy lovers for years. The Original Magic Wand has been on the market since 1968, although it was not technically marketed as a sex toy in the beginning, but as a personal massager. (Wink wink, we all know what that means!) If you’ve ever had the distinct pleasure of using a full-sized wand, you’ll know what I mean when I say they’re chonky bois. While full-sized wands bring a ton of power and rumbling vibrations, sometimes you need something a little easier to wield. Thankfully in today’s market, we have magic mini wands that bring the vibrations you’ve come to love in a compact design.
What’s the difference between a full-sized wand and a mini wand?
For the most part, size is where you’ll see the biggest difference between full-sized wands and their mini counterparts. Not every brand offers a mini wand, so there isn’t always a side-by-side comparison available.
Another area where these toys sometimes differ is how they’re powered. Some full-sized wands are corded, whereas mini wands are almost exclusively charged by USB, making them wireless. As you’d expect from the size difference, most mini wands are less powerful than a full-sized but don’t let this stop you from trying them. In my experience, they still understand the assignment.
The best mini wands of 2022
1) Magic Wand Mini
Essentially a mini duplicate of the Magic Wand Rechargeable, it’s about 9.5 inches long, with a 2-inch wide and 1.75-inch long head. It’s a lot lighter than the full-size version and feels much more petite and maneuverable. It offers three steady states of rumbling vibrations—an upgrade from the original magic wand which only offered two. Unfortunately, there are no patterns though. Like the original, the Mini has the blue and white aesthetic, making it look more like a back massager and less like a sex toy. (And yes, you can absolutely use it for that purpose!) It weighs just over half a pound, so a little more than most mini wands, but still qualifies as petite.
There are three buttons on the body of the Magic Wand Mini—power, plus, and minus. Tap the power button to turn it on, plus to increase power, minus to decrease. There are green lights to indicate the power level you’re on. There’s also a built-in mechanism that powers the unit off after 20 minutes to prevent overheating. This toy is not waterproof or water-resistant.
How does it compare to its full-sized counterpart? I would say at full power, the Mini is comparable to the Magic Wand Rechargeable on its second power setting. While this may not seem like a lot, trust me—it’s more than enough juice to get the job done. The vibrations are still deliciously rumbling and to date, the only thing I’ve found I can’t do with the Mini that I regularly do with the full-sized is giving myself a shoulder massage! Unfortunately, this model is so popular it’s occasionally out of stock, so snap one up when it’s available.
2) Lovense Domi 2
The Domi 2 comes to you from Lovense, famous for its app-controllable toys, and the Domi is no different. While you can work it on your own, using the two buttons on the handle, you can also hand over control to a lover anywhere in the world via the free-to-use Lovense app—the same app used with all of the toys in their line.
The Domi 2 is USB rechargeable, splashproof, and comes preset with vibration patterns using the buttons or the app (you can create your own on the app). The head is made of body-safe silicone and it’s flexible. That means you don’t have to worry if you apply pressure to it while playing, it will move with you. What about power? It brings it for sure, with users saying for a mini, it really packs a punch.
3) Le Wand Petite Mini
How does the Le Wand Petite Mini compare to its full-sized counterpart? The original has a three-button control with 10 intensity levels and 20 vibration modes. The mini also features 6 patterns with 10 intensity levels. The full size is 13.5 inches in length and 7.75 inches wide, while the mini is 10 inches long and 6 inches wide. Sometimes, size does matter, especially if you’re considering travel. Both feature a travel lock, which is essential when you’re packing your toys to go. The Le Wand Petite Mini still packs the power and will happily bring you orgasms in a much smaller package. It’s also splashproof and features a flexible head for precise external stimulation.
4) Lovehoney Glow in the Dark Deluxe Mini
Lovehoney has a corded version of this adorable mini that’s economical and on par with the Magic Wand. The controls are a bit different, however, featuring a scroll wheel instead of a flip switch. But this mini wand is rechargeable, making it much more travel friendly and easier to use. The push-button controls also make it easier to use when you’re ready for some fun and its small size ensures you’ll be able to pop it in your travel bag for a weekend away with ease. This fun-sized glow-in-the-dark toy features 7 patterns, each with 10 intensity levels for fully customizable pleasure sessions. You’ll get a full hour of fun before you need to recharge. As a bonus, you can even work out the kinks elsewhere on your body with its powerful rumbling vibrations.
5) Lovehoney Power Play Mini
One thing missing from the rest of these mini wands has been the ability to play in the water. But if that’s something you desire, look no further. The Lovehoney Power Play mini is waterproof and features 7 distinct vibration modes for exciting pleasure sessions. It also has a built-in travel lock, so no worries about accidentally turning it on in your luggage! It’s only 6.5 inches long and 4.75 inches wide, so it’s definitely fun-sized. You could slip it into your purse for that last-minute weekend away or stash it in the nightstand. Don’t let its size fool you, between the vibration modes available and a powerful motor, this baby has everything you’ll need to massage away the stress of everyday life, no matter where you choose to use it.
Why we love wands for stress relief
While there are dozens of different types of wands on the market sure to tickle your fancy, they all have one thing in common: They get the job done. Whether you have a vulva or a penis, there’s just something about the rumbling vibrations that only a wand can deliver that feels amazing. Bonus, most of them double as a true personal massager! Check out one of these amazing mini wands today—we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.