The outer sleeve, made from silicone, has 6 ridges on it. They are soft and somewhat indentable. The Mini Specialist is made from a velvety soft silicone. There really isn't any drag to the silicone, and it is not tacky. It doesn't collect any lint or hair. The silicone is hypoallergenic, latex free, and phthalates free. It is also nonporous, so it can be shared between partners, and this toy can be used anally when properly sterilized. There is no taste or smell to this toy. The inner bullet is also velvety soft, but it is made from plastic. The plastic is also nonporous, hypoallergenic, latex free, and phthalates free.
The head portion of the sleeve is firm, and it is firm enough to provide me with G-spot stimulation. The clitoral arm portion is firmer than the ridges, and it has small nubs that start at the base and run to the center top portion. There are 3 rows of the nubs, and they are flexible and soft. The clitoral arm is firm but flexible, and when you use it, you can achieve a firm pressure on your clitoris. The vibrations carry very well through the clitoral arm.
The entire length of the sleeve is 4 inches, and is insertable up to 2 1/2 inches. The clitoral arm is 1 inch long and has a diameter of 1/2 inch. The small nubs sit approximately 1/16th of an inch off of the clitoral arm. The greatest diameter of the sleeve is 1 inch. The inner bullet measures 3 1/4 inches and has a diameter of 5/8 inches. The bullet tapers to a pinpoint shape, that does provide for clitoral stimulation by itself. This is great for beginners, and it is non intimidating. It is easy enough to stash away in your suitcase for travel.
The bullet is powered by 4 LR44 watch batteries that are included with the set. The bullet only has an on and off function that is controlled by a push button on the end. The bullet does have a water proof O-ring present, but it is not presented as a waterproof toy; it is more splash proof.
The vibrations easily hit a 3 or 4 on the vroom scale outside of the sleeve. The vibrations are slightly more buzzy than rumbly. The bullet alone has a bee level of 2, but it cannot be heard over the covers. Once the sleeve is on, the vroom level is a 3; the sleeve carries the vibrations throughout all of the surfaces, including the clitoral arm. The bee level also decreases to a 1 once the sleeve is in place.
The Mini Specialist is easy to clean. The bullet does come out of the sleeve with some effort, and the sleeve can be placed in your dishwasher, in boiling water, or wiped down with a 10% bleach solution. You can use toy sprays or wipes on the bullet and the sleeve. The ridges on the sleeve do not present an issue with cleaning; they are not so deep that secretions will collect in them. You can store your Mini Specialist in the box that it came in, or place it in a baggy or toy bag. I would keep it separate from other toys that you are unsure of the composition, so that the finish doesn't get ruined.
Only use water-based lube with the Mini Specialist, so that the finish doesn't get ruined from other lubes.
The packaging is not discreet; it comes in a box with a plastic insert that holds the toy. The toy can be seen through the window, and there is a picture of a seductive looking woman on the front and back of the box. The box comes with basic product information on it, and the information is in several languages. The box is fragile, and a thinner cardboard, so it won't work for long term storage.
It may be small, but this set up is very nice, I like to rock my clitoral/insertable type of toys, and this one works to achieve a powerful orgasm. It is not always about the size. I would suggest this one. The Mini Specialist is great for beginners to experienced toy users. The sleeve has the ability to be used with other bullets; the measurements are very close to some of the other popular bullets.