We own both the rechargeable and the non-rechargeable version of this. As our corded version started showing in age, we decided to replace it with this.
And it was a great decision. Yeah, it's a little bit more money than the corded version, BUT:
-Vibration levels are a bit more adjustable in intensity than the corded version
-We're never worried about a cord anymore. We bring it with the vibe when we travel (and it's awesome that the vibe can be plugged in and still used at any point if the vibrator dies), but it's great not to care about the electricity outlets anymore when we're traveling. Not only that, but nobody is getting tangled up in cords.
-Power-wise, it's actually pretty damn close to the original. I'd say it's like 85% to 90% of the power of the corded version. Uh, yeah! Count me in!
-The design is a bit more modern. It still has that iconic Hitachi look, but it looks a lot less "classic".
-The LED lights make it easy for my partner to tell what setting the toy is on - to know if he has more or less power to use with it.
The power and the deep vibrations are unmatched! The Original is great, but this Rechargeable offers you a variety of intensities and separate vibration patterns. The ease of use and the ability to go anywhere without being "tied down" is amazing! AND if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s low in battery you can plug it in and use it just like the corded version. Do yourself a favor and get one, you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t regret it!