Friday, March 28, 2014

How to spot a counterfeit Hitachi Magic Wand

Counterfeiters cashing in on consumer goods go beyond fake Coach purses and Rolex watches to make their money.  Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Massagers (HV250R) have been flooding the market since the middle of 2012.

Those fakes look very much like the genuine Hitachi Magic Wand, but there are differences:

  • The genuine Hitachi Magic Wand has a rectangular plate surrounding the on/off switch.  The fake has an oval switch plate.  That's currently the easiest way to spot the counterfeit.
  • The genuine Hitachi Magic Wand is UL rated, the fake is not.  For consumers, the biggest threat is personal safety. Genuine products are rigorously tested according to strict UL requirements, being evaluated for potential risk of fire, shock, and/or personal injury. Products are not certified until they meet established standards.  Because counterfeit products have not undergone a testing and certification process, they can present potential safety hazards to the consumers.
  • The genuine Hitachi Magic Wand comes with a one year warranty.  The fake has no warranty.

Buyer Beware

To make detection of their fake products more difficult, counterfeit sellers will often post photos of the genuine Hitachi Magic Wand, as well as genuine product specifications.  The product actually delivered to the purchaser turns out to be a counterfeit product, not the genuine Hitachi Magic Wand manufactured by Hitachi.

Legitimate manufacturers that invest in the quality of their products can lose more than sales if their products are counterfeited; their brands' image and reputation also suffer. To ensure that you receive a genuine Hitachi Magic Wand, we advise that you not purchase from dubious online sources.

Buy a genuine Hitachi Magic Wand from The Magic Wand Shop, authorized Hitachi Massager dealer since 1998.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Do you Tweet? Follow the Hitachi Magic Wand on Twitter!

Twitter has grown by leaps and bounds, with a popularity driven by a mix of word-of-mouth and celebrity usage. The Hitachi Magic Wand twitter collects tweets about the Hitachi Magic Wand into a single feed. See what everyone is saying about their favorite massager.

Here's what people are saying about the Hitachi Magic Wand twitter feed:
@JesseBrydle This is the greatest use of Twitter I have come across so far
@XaleD: @HitachiMagic is a VERY amusing feed to read. VERY!

Follow @HitachiMagic on Twitter

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Which Vibrator is Best? | Psychology Today

The Jun 15, 2009 Psychology Today includes a feature titled Which Vibrator is Best which states:

Which one is best? That depends on you, and maybe your lover, and on the kind of stimulation you enjoy...

Ball-top vibrators are wands capped by a vibrating ball, typically the size of a plum. The world's most popular vibrator is a ball-top model, the Hitachi Magic Wand...

Wall current vibrators generally have more powerful motors so they deliver more intense sensations...

While most vibrators are used by women solo, surveys show that about 10 percent of American couples now use vibrators in partner sex. Lovers can take turns using vibrators on each other for whole-body massage. For genital play, many women insist on handling the vibrator themselves--the clitoris is very sensitive to touch, especially the intense sensations vibrators provide...

Compared with other forms of entertainment, vibrators are quite economical. For less than the price of a restaurant dinner, a vibrator can provides hours--or weeks, even years--of erotic pleasure.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Hitachi Magic Wand spotted in Hugh Hefner's bedroom.

In his interview for Esquire's "What I've Learned" series, Hugh Hefner claimed:
Every man should have a Hitachi Wand. It's a very good vibrator.

Thanks to our many readers who reported actually seeing Heff's Hitachi Magic Wand in the latest episode of
Girls Next Door.
It isn't on his side of the bed.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Frequently Asked Question: Why is the Hitachi Magic Wand only available in North America?

You'll see the notice "For North American use only 110-120 volts. Do not use with a voltage converter" wherever the Hitachi Magic Wand is sold.   Here's why:
The Hitachi Magic Wand Massager is designed and offered for use only in North America so Hitachi strictly prohibits its sale to the rest of the world.  Here are the technical details:

The Hitachi Magic Wand is available only in a 110-volt version for American domestic supplies. As its design is difficult to modify for double insulation according to European CE standards it remains as electrically dangerous as most handheld powertools. For extra safety it can be fed via a transformer, and is more than sufficiently powerful when supplied with well under 100 volt alternating current, at either 60 or 50 Hertz. As its power drain is low - under 20 watt - it can be fed with easily available, small 220-to-110 volt travel adaptors containing non-insulating autotransformers, although the combination is technically illegal in Europe.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The History of the Hitachi Magic Wand (Part 2)

In our last post, we introduced the many changes that Hitachi's made to the Hitachi Magic Wand over the years.  In upcoming posts we'll explore each model in more detail, but this week history meets the media in the first (of many!) posts referencing the Magic Wand in the media.

We searched through the archives to find the earliest mention of the Hitachi Magic Wand in a magazine. We found a 24 year old ad from the good folks at Good Vibrations in the July 1985 issue of Mother Jones Magazine.

However, that wasn't the first mention of the Hitachi Magic Wand in print.

Betty Dodson (the veritable expert of orgasm) published Liberating Masturbation in 1973. That book was later purchased by Harmony Books and retitled Sex for One: The Joy of Selfloving

Do you know of any in-print references to the Hitachi Magic Wand from before 1973? If so, please let us know in the comments.

Update 02-Apr 2009:  We received a copy of Betty Dodson's 1973 Getting to Know Me: A Primer on Masturbation article, courtesy of Ms. Magazine.   The article doesn't mention the Hitachi Magic Wand by name, but it is clear that by then Dodson had already discovered its magic:

For the past two years I have been experimenting with different vibrators.   I have found that the vibrator gives me the strongest and most consistent form of stimulation and is especially good for women who have never experienced orgasm. It also overcomes the problem of your hand or arm getting tired while masturbationg manually.  Some women complain that the vibrator makes them go numb.  Of course, if you put the vibrator directly on your clitoris and don't move either the vibrator or your body, you will numb out.   I always use a bit of material between me and my vibrator -- a piece of velvet, satin, fur, a towel.