This is made of hard plastic, which is great because it is non-porous and just has to be wiped down. The insertable end is hard and smooth, and there are some ridges on the handle to make it easier for gripping.
The curve in the toy didn't work particularly well for G-spot play for me or my partner, but it might work better for different anatomies. I did find the curve in it helpful when I was using it on my partner. So often when we use vibrators, they are fairly cylindrical, and the curve it it just felt more ergonomically friendly to my wrist. (And I could see better!)
The other thing I wasn't crazy about on the design was the seams in the plastic. There are three sections in the plastic-- the metallic purple tip, the lavender middle, and then the metallic purple handle, and there are seams between every piece. I thought it was sort of odd that a toy intended to be used for G-spot play would have those seams, because it makes it more difficult to clean. If you are going to be sharing it with a partner, I would definitely put a toy cover on it.
My partner and I also appreciated that it is a non-phallic toy.
An added bonus of the design is that it actually works well as a neck massager!
The controls are on the handle and fairly easy to use. There is a power button and one button to cycle through the settings. The downside to this is that if you accidentally click past a setting you like, you have to scroll back through all of them to get back to the one you wanted. I accidentally hit the power button when I was trying to go back to a setting that my girlfriend liked, and boy did that get me in trouble! ;-)
The toy is also fairly blunt, which I enjoyed, because sometimes direct stimulation gets to be too much for me. The vibrations are more focused on the sides of the toy than the tip, so if you need very direct stimulation this toy might be more frustrating than fun. But between me and my girlfriend, we found that the seven settings provided something for both of us.
The toy is also not so loud as to be distracting, but it's also definitely loud enough to be heard. So it's not something to use when you are trying to be discreet.
Normally, you'd just have to wipe down a hard plastic toy, but this one has so many seams in its design, it's sort of hard to clean. Liquid will definitely seep into the seams and stay there, so I would recommend a toy cover or condom on it even if you are just going to be using it yourself.
We had a LOT of fun trying to figure out which settings were our favorites, and we will have to report back in a few months after a very. thorough. investigation.