Review: Shibari Mini Halo Wand

I’m on a streak of purple sex toy reviews lately, which may seem like a clever bit of blog branding but is in fact merely an aesthetically pleasing coincidence.  The latest violet vibe to come my way is the Shibari Mini Halo Wand, courtesy of Peepshow Toys.  I hadn’t had the chance to try any Shibari products before, and I’m always eager to expand my horizons.

The Mini Halo Wand is covered in matte silicone from top to bottom, with a small silver plastic piece at the base of the handle.  The silver accent piece creates a crevice where lube/gunk could accumulate, but it’s far enough down that I didn’t have any issues with that.  The charging port is located in the base of the handle.  After you remove the charger, the silicone coating closes up over the port, making the Mini Halo waterproof for use in the tub or shower (or just for easy clean up).  The texture on the handle makes it easy to hang on to, even with wet or lube-slick hands.

Shibari Mini Halo buttons

The Shibari Mini Halo is controlled by three buttons.  The top cycles through the 8 power levels and the middle button lets you choose from 20 different vibration patterns.  Between the wide variety of intensities and patterns, almost anyone should be able to find a setting they like.  The flexible head provides broad stimulation without being a major vulva hog, so it works well paired with a dildo or during sex.

Shibari Mini Halo Head

Now for the important part: the vibrations. I’m pleased to say that the Mini Halo has strong and fairly deep/rumbly vibration quality.  I found that anything above the fourth speed was a little too much for me, but the third/fourth settings can consistently get me to orgasm within a few minutes.  The lowest setting has a particularly “thumpy” feel to it that I love as a warm up.  Of course it’s not as potent as the Magic Wand Rechargeable or other full size wands, but for its size the Mini Halo packs a significant punch.  It would be a great choice for those who want something powerful in a smaller package, whether out of preference or due to strength/grip issues.

I compared the Shibari Mini Halo to the other mini wands in my collection, the Palm Power Wand and Vibratex Mystic Wand.  The Mini Halo falls right in the middle of the three in size.  Performance-wise, the Mini Halo is by far the best.  It’s more powerful, more rumbly, rechargeable 1and water-resistant 2.   I also find the controls on the Mini Halo far easier to use than the incredibly annoying single button on the PalmPower.

PalmPower, Mini Halo and Mystic Wand

There is just one thing that keeps me from singing the Mini Halo‘s praises without reservation: When you turn it on, the Mini Halo starts on its highest power setting and each press of the button brings the power down a notch.  In light of all this vibe’s other good points, that might seem like a small detail.  But if you (like me, and many others I know) prefer to gradually ramp up the intensity of vibration, that means a LOT of extra button presses and cycling through options.  It’s doable, but it’s irritating and makes absolutely zero sense.  It’s especially confounding in a toy that is otherwise well-designed, a silly but significant flaw that holds it back from its full potential.

The bottom line?  Despite the annoying high power start, this is a quality mini wand.  It’s powerful, rechargeable, body-safe and water-resistant.  And the icing on the cake?  It’s under $60.  I can’t think of many other vibrators at this price point that offer all that.  If you want a lot of bang for your buck, the Mini Halo Wand is a solid pick.

I received the Shibari Mini Halo Wand free of charge from Peepshow Toys in exchange for my honest review.  You can get 10% off the Mini Halo (or anything else that catches your eye) with my special promo code: “LUNA”.

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  1. Mystic Wand takes AA batteries, PalmPower is AC powered.
  2. Mystic Wand is splashproof, Palm Power is neither waterproof nor splashproof
4 Comments
  • Curious
    July 27, 2016

    Sooooooo, if only buying one would you go Hitachi Rechargeable or Shibari?

    • Lunabelle
      July 27, 2016

      If you’ve got the cash for a Magic Wand Rechargeable and you don’t mind the larger size, I’d go that route. Shibari is a solid alternative for those wanting something smaller and/or on a more limited budget.

  • Searcher
    September 2, 2016

    To be clear the Shibari Mini Halo is NOT waterproof, it is water-resistant. I see a lot of reviews about this product that make this mistake.

    • Lunabelle
      September 2, 2016

      Fixed it, thanks. Looking back at the documentation, Shibari bills this wand as “100% water-resistant”. I think that tricky little “100%” accounts for the misinterpretations…it definitely did in my case.

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