The Effie is made of of PU coated plastic, this is rated on the Eden Safety Scale at a 7. It is latex and phalates free. I did not notice any type of odor coming from it upon opening the package. The Effie is smooth and offers no added texture. Being that it is made of plastic, it is rigid and offers no give at all.
This bullet measures in at 3 3/4 inches in length with a diameter at 3/4 of an inch. This may seem small for a toy, but in reality is about average for a bullet. The small size makes it easy to hide and a breeze to travel with.
The end of the bullet comes off with ease, and this is where you insert the 1 AAA battery that powers the Effie. On the bottom is a single button control. This button not only powers the bullet on and off, it also goes through the 3 variations that are on here. Each time you press the button it goes to the next speed. On the fourth press it will power off. Plastic is a great conductor for vibrations, meaning that you can feel them throughout the entire bullet. I do not use my toys in the water so I did not test the waterproofing of this toy.
For this bullet, I simply wipe it down with a toy wipe. Other options for cleaning could include toy cleaner or a damp rag and soap. I store it in a ziploc baggie, though this is not necessary with plastic toys.