It is made of silicone, so it is soft and and bends well. Sturdy enough that it didn't flop around like a limp fish, but I was still able to feel the molding and moving to my body. There was no discernible smell like some toys. There are what I can only describe as "life like" ridges on the vibrator, but they are not life like at all to me, and didn't seem to add enough texture for my own personal taste.
The silicone is a bit rubbery, so little pieces of dust and whatnot kept sticking to it; which was rather annoying, but easily taken care of with some water to rinse it off, you can also use wipes. The material is very soft and very comfortable. If you are just buying one of you very fist vibrators, this is a really friendly one. You can put your fingers in the middle and squeeze, so there is plenty of give, and the size is not large, perfect for a beginner.
It's 4.75 inches insert-able, and only 1.25 inches thick at its thickest point; this is a relatively basic sized vibrator. Not so large that a beginner would not want to use it, but a nice enough size that it would still appeal to more experienced users as well. I was not to keen on the tip design, I found it to be a little too bulbous for me, but others may like that so you you never know unless you try.
It never really tapers or thickens anywhere, so it is pretty streamline, with some ridges that didn't seem to do too much, but that may have been because of the design and the fact that it is so easily squished in (it is soft in the center) that you may not experience a lot of sensation. Those who are looking to move from a regular run of the mill, rocket vibe, or who have never even had one before may like the design of this particular vibrator.
Ok, here is where I got REALLY jazzed! This vibrator has two buttons. One for on/off and the other for speed. Hello? This is SO what I have been begging companies everywhere for since I bought my first multifunction vibrator! I hate using one button, running through and looking for the setting I want and when I get to the end it turns off, then I have to turn it back on. This is so much nicer, and so basic no one will be confused by it.
The noise level was not too high. The lowest setting is just a low hum, moving on to a more pronounced vibration, the highest plain vibration level is high, much more so than the low. Seven settings to choose from, and test each setting on a different part of your body! You may like one setting on your clit, and another somewhere else.
I did test it in the shower as well. It held up very nicely I was impressed and think it would make for a great time for some couples.
Silicone: NO silicone based lube! Use water based lube, and wash with a toy cleaner after each use. Because stuff seems to be attracted to this toy, rinse before each use as well.
Do not store it with other silicone toys, it did come wrapped in a cloth in the box, so that certainly is handy. I keep mine with my other toys, but wrapped in that little handy pouch.
I would also take the batteries (2 AAA) out before storing to lengthen the life of the batteries.
I was not super pleased with the packaging. It was nice and pretty with the vibrator, and the stream of water and all, but the box could have easily held three of these inside it. I thought the box was a little deceptive of size, and a general waste of paper. I did love the little sleeve the vibrator came it, I use mine for storing it.
There were no instructions anywhere, but the power pack really is self explanatory, so I don't think it was really necessary.