It's silicone. So there is very little smell, which is a huge plus. It's got bumps up and down the surface, which add to it (at least while it's sliding in and out). I'm not sure they play a huge role if you simply leave it inside yourself like I did.
It has a soft feel to it, which is always nice. A little water-based lube goes a long way with this toy. Just be absolutely sure not to have any silicone-based lubricant near it.
Overall, the design seems solid. The control box is easy to manage with one hand. The wire exits at the butt end of the toy, rather than slightly on the side like others I have seen. It even has a ring to help pop it out if you use it anally.
The bumps are largely present to enhance its thrusting stimulation. The toy isn't too big or too small, yet seems perfect for getting the job done. As far as hiding goes, it can pack again in a smaller plastic bag, so that is a plus over larger toys.
In terms of travel, if you get your luggage searched, it -might- be passed off as a simple neck massager, depending on how familiar they are with sex toys. I mean, personally I tend to see anything of a relatively slender shape that calls itself a "neck massager", is more than likely a vibrator. But that is just me.
The wire is long enough that you can use this item easily in solo play. The control box is soft to the touch and can be held in your hand while your thumb controls the buttons, which are placed just right to make it comfortable to operate. The only downside I can see personally is accidentally hitting the power button as you reach across it to use the vibration button.
It probably would have been better to have the power button at the tip and the vibration button closer to your hand, but with practice this becomes a mild irritant at best.
The number of the vibration levels is a great thing, and what I really like about this toy is that you can cycle your way through them slowly, building the intensity within yourself. This alone was enough to bring me to orgasm, rather surprisingly, I might add.
It's a silicone toy. So you can clean it rather easily. I'm a bit leery about sticking anything electrical in a dishwasher, as most silicone toys say you can do. This one has it covered right on the box, however. A 5% bleach solution can be used to wipe down the toy and sterilize it. I take this to mean that if you have 20 ounces of liquid; 1 ounce should be bleach, 19 ounces should be water. Which shouldn't be hard for anyone to put together.
For storage, a plastic Ziploc bag works wonders for a lot of toys if you need to keep them separate. You can wrap the toy in a paper towel as well to further keep it discreet.
Of course, if you are going to be using it frequently from the bedside table, the plastic bag might be unnecessary. It largely comes down to personal preference and living arrangements as to how you will keep it safe and hidden.