Magic Wand Original HV-260 vs Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R

Magic Wand Original HV-260 vs Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R

Is it the correct weight?  Where is it made?  Is it as powerful?  How many volts does it consume?  Which one is better?  Which one should I buy?  Which one is made by Hitachi?  Which one has warranty?  These are just some of the questions potential consumers ask in regards to the Magic Wand Original HV-260 and the Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R.  As your trusted source of the Magic Wand Original HV-260, HitachiMagic.com wanted to provide a full review/comparison for our customers who want to educate themselves on the purchase of the Magic Wand Original HV-260 and the discontinued Hitachi Magic Wand.  This review will provide answers to almost all the questions you might be contemplating before your purchase of your very own wand massager.  So without further ado, let the full review between these two massaging giants begin!

Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R

Ahhh..what could be said about the Cadillac of vibrators that you already don’t know?  Well, probably a lot!  To start off, let’s discuss some history behind the Hitachi Magic Wand HV-250R.  The Magic Wand was created in 1970 by the Japanese world famous manufacturer Hitachi LTD who has sold everything from TV’s to massive construction tools.  One of the most common questions we were asked about the Hitachi Magic Wand is if this massager was made in China or Japan.  The HV250-R internals, which includes the motor, was designed and crafted in Japan but assembled in China.  With manufacturing costs extremely low in China, Hitachi LTD, much like most other companies, decided to have this wand assembled and shipped from China.  However, there is nothing negative that could be said about Chinese assembled items these days because most factories do operate in safe working conditions and have ISO9000 certifications to back this up.

Here are the technical specifications of the Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R

  • Power source: 110 – 120 volts electrical outlet
  • Two speeds: ca. 6,000 / 5,000 vibrations per minute (on high / low setting)
  • Weight: 1.57 lbs.
  • Dimensions: approx. 12” (length), 2 1/4” (head diameter)
  • Cord length: 6 foot
  • 24W High / 20W Low
  • Plug type: US polarized
  • UL Listed
  • Backed by a one-year warranty

Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R

So why was the Hitachi Magic Wand HV250R so popular?  This iconic massager has been referenced in mainstream movies, adult movies, TV shows, talk shows and has been the leader in consistency since this wand hasn’t changed the way it’s looked/performed in over 30 years.  People naturally were attracted to the power and classic look of the wand.  Being under the $60 price mark, you really couldn’t get better “bang” for your buck.

As of August 2013, Hitachi LTD decided to discontinue the Hitachi Magic Wand HV250-R and release the next level of performance and perfection called the Magic Wand Original HV-260.  Many people ask us why the HV260 doesn’t have the “Hitachi” name on it anymore and the truth is we don’t know.  There has been speculation that Hitachi LTD didn’t want their name on a massager (mostly used as a vibrator) but this hasn’t been confirmed.  We think the new Magic Wand Original HV260 is better than the HV250R in a few ways.  Read below to find out why.

Magic Wand Original HV-260 

The big bad HV250-R goes to rest with the new and improved HV260 taking over.  The streets roar, people are yelling and screaming with excitement and joy.  Okay…maybe the yelling is coming from a different type of joy but none the less, the HV260 is here to stay!  With the discontinued HV250-R shocking people around the world, the Magic Wand Original HV-260 has large shoes to fill to be considered the same magic wand.

So what exactly is different with the Magic Wand Original HV-260 compared to the HV250-R?  Well, first and foremost, there isn’t much that has visually changed from the look of the HV-260 vs the HV250-R other than the name change on the device itself.  The HV250-R shows “Hitachi Magic Wand” and the HV260 shows “Magic Wand Original” on the actual massager by the switch.  What most people don’t understand or look past is that the Magic Wand Original HV-260 is actually still made by Hitachi.  We get this question asked a lot as well and even have customers come back and state “this is not a Hitachi.”  The HV260 is very much so a Hitachi device internally and externally.  Take a look at the detailed specifications below:

Here are the technical specifications of the Magic Wand Original HV-260

  • Power source: 110 – 120 volts electrical outlet
  • Two speeds: ca. 6,000 / 5,000 vibrations per minute (on high / low setting)
  • Weight: 1.45 lbs.
  • Dimensions: approx. 12” (length), 2 1/4” (head diameter)
  • Cord length: 6 foot
  • 10W (no load)
  • Plug type: US polarized
  • ETL listed (proof of product compliance with North American safety standards)
  • Registered with the FDA as a medical device
  • Backed by a one-year warranty

As you can tell, the Magic Wand Original HV-260 is very similar to the Hitachi Magic Wand with the exception of a few items.  The weight of the HV260 has been minimized to add additional flexibility when using this device.  This is a huge plus since most people have complained about the heavy weight of the HV250-R.  This really comes in play when you are using this massager on your shoulders or back because it’s less strain on your arms, hands and of course wrists.  The second main benefit is the watts of the device it performs under.  We have confirmed that the Magic Wand Original HV-260 comes with a newer, technologically advanced motor which not only runs quieter (your neighbors won’t hear this device as much as they would with the HV250-R) but also runs more efficient with less power draw.  There has been no power loss with the HV260 that is noticeable due to decreased weight in the overall device in addition to the more efficient motor.  Most people will assume that the HV250-R is automatically better because of the higher wattage.  This is however just not true because the Magic Wand Original HV-260 was made specifically to outperform the HV250-R and this is just what was done.

Being an official retailer of the HV250-R in the past, we can confirm that one of the main complaints received by consumers of the HV250-R was that it gets very hot after 15 minutes of use.  This has also been addressed with the Magic Wand Original HV-260.  With the new internal change with the HV260, this massager will now run cooler and longer with a total maximum recommended time of 25 minutes (10 minutes more than the HV250-R.  It is always recommended that you allow the device to cool at least 30 minutes after 25 minutes of use to allow the motor to cool down and not overheat.  Being registered with the FDA as an official medical device, the Magic Wand Original HV-260 does give consumers the confidence and peace of mind that this massager is safe to use on most body parts.

Magic Wand Original HV-260

 Who is HitachiMagic.com and what do they provide?

HitachiMagic.com is an official distributor of the Magic Wand Original HV-260.  In fact, this is the only Magic Wand we sell.  Our company structure is unique and different because we try to consider ourselves the best for providing superb customer service while educating our customers on what to look out for when purchasing the Magic Wand Original HV-260. We only provide the best custom tailored packages which are specifically made to please you for many years to come.  Some of our best selling packages include the following:

Love Nub Package, Lady Love Package, Tri-Tip Package and many more.  We love to help our current and potential customers understand the differences between massager models or how to identify a replica wand from an original.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or special requests, we will be more than happy to help!

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