The Mini is made of TPR. It has a slight chemical smell and taste which goes away after several washes. Like most smooth TPR, it has a slight drag to the touch when it's dry. Once it's lubed up though, it runs very smoothly against skin.
The texture of the shaft is smooth, another thing that makes it good for beginners. The pad has ten small, soft nubs for external massage. The nubs don't vibrate or move on their own, but they feel nice when rubbed manually.
The Mini is designed for g-spot stimulation, but for me, it was too small to accomplish this. As I mentioned, the small size definitely makes it beginner-friendly, with just 2 1/2 inches of insertable length. The top inch or so is solid and houses the vibrator. Where it connects to the base is flexible.
The nubby pad unfortunately doesn't reach my clitoris, but your results may vary. Perhaps the manufacturers could have made it a smidge longer to accommodate to more bodies.
The Mini is easy to store, hide and travel with.
The Mini runs on two AAA batteries inserted into the bottom of the handle. It's controlled by a dial at the end of the battery cap. The dial has a raised "flower" in some rubbery material (possibly TPR) on it to facilitate control, but is still pretty slippery if your hands are wet from lube or water.
Its vibrations are comparable to other toys that run on AAA's. They range from slight up to 3 vrooms, which is strong enough to be stimulating but gentle enough for beginners. There is one motor located in the tip of the shaft, and vibrations carry down the shaft but not into the nubs.
The Mini is a little louder than I expected, even at its lowest speed it can be heard through a thick comforter.
The Mini is waterproof, so it can be brought into the shower or tub. During a wet test in the sink, it ran fine underwater and no water leaked into the battery compartment.
TPR can be used with silicone or water based lubes. The package insert warns against using oil based lubes, saying it can corrode the material, so I'd steer clear of that. It can be cleaned before and after play with warm water and soap or toy cleaner. Let it air dry. It cannot be sterilized, so use a condom if you're sharing it with non fluid-bonded partner. The package insert also says that you should store it separated from other toys to avoid chemical reactions between them.
The Mini comes in a clear plastic clam-shell with a simple gray and white backdrop. Inside the clam-shell is a package insert, which gives some nonspecific information about sex toy use and care. The information is in several different languages. The only information on battery installation is a picture on the back of the packaging. The flat part of the packaging is about the size of a DVD case (a little skinnier width-wise), so there's not a lot of wasted space. This comes in handy when it comes to storage and travel.
The Pure Mini didn't quite "fit" me, but your results may vary. I still enjoy the internal vibrations as they stimulate the nerves in the opening of my vagina. I also occasionally remove the shaft and place its tip on my clit for some much needed attention.