The pocket vibe is basic plastic construction that is see-through so you can see the internal components and battery inside it. It is smooth and has a number or different head adapters that you can place on the head of it for different sensations. I think that each person will have to try them to see which is their favorite.
The vibe is small in comparison to many vibes out there. It's about 6" long and about an inch thick. A nice easy to handle size. One of the best features we liked was that it was waterproof. This allowed us to take it into the shower or even out to the private pool for some aquatic fun. Since coming home it has seen some use in the hot tub as well.
The controls of the vibe are very easy and basic. On and off. Not much to choose from, but it did its job well. The vibrations of this toy are primarily in the top end as the batteries are located in the other end. As noted above, one of the best features is that it is waterproof which opens a few more doors to when it can be used. Another nice feature is that it is relatively quiet so that along with it's small size it is not a loud buzzer either. A nice stealthy unit.
Care and maintenance are pretty easy. Since it is waterproof we generally just run it under some hot soapy water in the bathroom sink. Then it is stored in the toy box until it is called into action. When we travel with it we usually just slip it into a cloth sunglasses pouch or something similar and put it in a shaving kit or other luggage, after removing the batteries. Don't want any unwanted vibrating luggage.
The vibe is packaged in the basic way that most stuff seems to come today. Clear plastic that is heat sealed around the edges that you need to cut open to get it out. There are instructions on inserting the batteries the correct way and for application of the head attachments. They are all vary basic but that is fine as the vibe is basic and easy to use.
One thing we have done recently is to use this vibe in conjunction with other toys. We have a fun g-spot dildo that is not a vibrator, but when we add the pocket vibe to the mix it leads to some very hot action, whether the vibe is applied to my wife's clit or to the dildo itself so that the vibrations are felt through it. Very fun.