To go along with high-quality craftsmanship, the croupier's main body is made of lovely European silicone. This material is phthalate free, hypo-allergenic, and non-porous, making it super safe. It is latex free for those with rubber related allergies. The material has next to no smell or taste so there is no repulsion. It isn't sticky like jelly materials, but it does collect dust, hair etc. Not nearly as bad though. The drag across the silicone is moderate. Lubrication is needed to use this toy. The silicone is soft and pliable in the more hollow parts of the toy. Where it is more solid, there is still give and flex to the material.
The bottom portion of the toy, which is the handle and the battery compartment, is made of a hard high quality plastic. It is smooth the touch and has no give, like some softer plastics. This also has no taste or smell.
The croupier is gorgeous! The hot pink color demands attention and the curves of the silicone tease your thoughts. The design is simple yet unique. The shape is streamlined with a ridged swirl. The body has an upturn at the end, modeled to hit the g-spot. The flex, allows for comfort during insertion and use. The soft material and sleek design, makes thrusting possible as well.
In terms of size, this toy isn't lacking. In total, the croupier is 8 inches in length. Insertable length is 5 inches. This is generous for a g-spot toy, and a nice feature if it doesn't work for the g-spot. Because of the length it can still be used as a regular vibrator. This toy is on the thick side though. It's circumference is 5 inches (1 3/4" in diameter), so this may not be for the inexperienced. The entire toy is thick including the base. It fits very comfortably in the hand that controls it. No fuss here.
NOTE: The croupier is not discreet. As mentioned earlier, it demands your attention! It also is a heavier toy and weighs over a pound!
Not only is the croupier fun to look at, but it fun to use also! It has a unique dial that controls the vibration speed. This is ingenious really. After the toy is inserted, all it takes is a flick of the thumb up and down to control the intensity of the vibrations. The dial allows a wide range of vibration levels as it gradually increases with turning. On the lowest level, the noise is pretty quiet and on the highest level it is pretty loud.
As for the vibrations, they can be felt mostly in the top of the toy where the only bullet is located. Vibrations do travel down the shaft, but not at a great degree. On the lowest setting, the vibrations are more of a mild relaxing massage, but as you turn the dial and they increase in speed, the experience will escalate. For the average experienced user, this will likely hit the g-spot. If not, it can be used clitorally or for thrusting instead. The gorgeous ridges on the body are designed to add even more stimulation when sliding in and out. Anal play is not recommend due to the lack of flared base.
The croupier is waterproof and holds up to this claim. There is a silicone ring around the battery compartment that seals it from water. Speaking of the battery compartment...it is extremely easy to use. You just turn the end of the top and the plastic part comes off, the two AA batteries slide in and the top gets locked back into place.
Because the croupier is silicone, only water and oil based lubricants are recommended. Do not under any circumstances use a silicone lubricant on this toy. If you are using a condom, make sure the lubricant in the condom in compatible as well.
Silicone of this type can be sterilized, but because of the design of the toy... with the battery compartment and all, it isn't smart to run in a dishwasher even if it is waterproof. The plastic portions of this toy would most likely not withstand the same high temperatures. You can however "dip" the silicone portion of the toy in low boiling water for about 15 seconds to retain shape. Otherwise, use a condom if you want to share. It can also be cleaned with hot water and soap or an antibacterial toy spray.
The toy can easily be stored in the wonderful packing that it comes in. This is discussed in the following section.
This packaging is simply awesome and impressive. It is a hard plastic and clear case. I wish all of my vibrators came in similar packages. I would just stack them all up and be able to see what they were without opening them!
The box isn't much larger in length or width than the toy and has an inner soft plastic shell that nestles the toy when placed inside. The cover lifts off after the two metal roller snaps are clicked off. This is a very unique case! The top and sides detail gorgeous artwork, almost of par with pin-striping on a classic car. The sides have text that describe the material, European craftsman ship, and the toy itself. This box is so pretty and well presented that it would work extremely well as a gift box. It won't get ripped or smashed and can be used to store your toy for as long as it is owned.
Because this is a descriptive review, I would rate this toy 4 stars based on the above information about design, functions, etc.
Personally, I dock it a star for how it worked for me and this is explained below. I am still glad I own it, but as for it's main intended use, I was not impressed, just left with mediocre thoughts.
Now for how it worked for me:
Personally I was very impressed with the material and the design of the toy as well as the actual weight and feel of it.
The vibrations weren't mind blowing, but they weren't weak either. I felt they could have been stronger for the material being used to increase g-spot sensation. As a g-spot toy it was a bit of hit and miss for me. But even when I couldn't use the croupier on my g-spot it was a sure bet as a clitoral vibrator or a regular vibrator.
I think that perhaps the material is too soft to hit the g-spot for me. I compared this to the other g-spot toys that work well for me and their silicone is much firmer while their vibration levels were very similar.