Zook has a combination of both non-porous medical-grade silicone over the shaft and clitoral stimulator, and an ABS plastic control panel. Both materials are hypo-allergenic, phthalates-free, and completely body-safe. There is a slight seem that runs completely around the toy over the silicone from the top to the bottom of the toy lengthwise, and then on the plastic completely around, but on both sides of the toy. It is easily seen and detected by touch, but is too soft to felt in use. The toy had no detectable smell on arrival, and once washed holds just barely onto the smell of a scented soap.
The silicone is smooth and brushed to velvety-softness, gliding easily over bare skin. It does create a bit of drag on partially slick areas, so be generous with water-based lube to ease insertion and g-spot play. While the shaft of Zook is completely firm as though it has plastic directly under the silicone, the clitoral arm is flexible and plush.
The ABS-plastic portion comes in a contrasting color to the silicone and is a shiny-smooth texture over the control itself and the top part of the handle. The combination of textures make it easy to find the control panel and keep a firm grip on the toy during use. Both materials are beginner-friendly and easy to maintain.
The two most apparent words that come to mind for Zook are sleek and luxurious. Combining style with function pays off in this vibe that is designed from the rippling overlaps of a bamboo branch. Merely 3/8ths of an inch into the top of the 1 1/4” diameter bulbous, tapering, head is the first overlap that wraps at a long angle to the bottom of the toy and disappears until flush with the toy. While it may not seem like anything more than an aesthetically pleasing touch at first, it quickly becomes apparent in use that this truly provides that extra stimulation to the g-spot that is best felt with slow stroking. The upward curve of the shaft targets the g-spot easily and can provide moderate to strong pressure depending on the angle the toy is held.
The second overlap is found nearly to the bottom of the 3 5/8” long shaft and is much less pronounced. It sits right at the entrance of the vagina, providing extra stimulation and attention. Because the shaft does taper down to less than 3/4” of an inch long and the lip is less pronounced, it may be more or less noticeable to some users. It also fades to smooth on the backside of the toy, adding to its sleek appearance.
The clit stimulator is 1 3/4” long, and thin with a generous head that is shaped somewhat like a pointed thumb with a flat bottom and rounded top that sits over the clit. Near the bottom of the stimulator seats two more bamboo-like ripples, though they do add to the appearance of the toy, they have no functional design. The clit stimulator is probably long enough to fit most users and is highly flexible, making it extremely comfortable in use. However, for those who need pressure from their clit stimulators, this may be a little too flexible.
(It is slightly smaller in size, but somewhat comparable to Lelo Ina in shape)
Molding their controls into the new concept in vibrators, Zini makes the control panel as easy to use- and almost as fun- as the toy itself. The control panel is located on the top of the handle, with the large buttons concave in shape, molding perfectly for the fingers to find and rest on in use. There are essentially three buttons, both button 1 (+) and 3 (-) are one long button, that when pressed on either side, changes its command. It is punctuated by button number 2 (O), that sits in the middle and is small, round, and pronounced in shape. Not only is it easy to distinguish this button, but it then becomes easy to distinguish the other two.
Pressing the (+) button will power on the unit, increase speeds, or move through vibration patterns when in pulse mode. The (-) button will power the unit off, decrease vibration speeds, or move backwards through patterns when in pulse mode. The (O) button will change the settings back and forth from constant vibration to pulse mode. The toy turns on easily with one quick push of the (+) button, and powers off by holding the (-) button for 2 seconds.. This, along with the control locking feature that prevents against accidental powering, make this toy ideal for those who need to be discreet or are looking for a travel companion.
But perhaps the coolest feature of Zook is its lighted LED interface. Once powered on and put in pulse mode, it lights up not only in time with the pulses, but also changes color based on which of the 15 settings it's on. This makes it easy to remember which patterns are your favorite and be able to find them quickly. And FYI, if you like to be teased, try holding the (O) button down for 2 seconds. It will cause Zook to cycle through all 15 modes in 3 second intervals. Wow!
Pulse patterns are as follows:
White: slow escalating low to high
Aqua: medium escalating low to high
Blue: fast escalating low to high
Gold: Throbbing rollercoaster back and forth from g-spot end to clit end
Red: Fast throbbing rollercoaster with intensity more concentrated in clit stim
Orange: Throbbing rollercoaster with pause-beat:
Green: Two fast pulses and pause in clit stimulator with constant in shaft
Deep Pink: long low to high revving with pause at end of high
Spring Green: low to high escalation with two quick pulses at end in clit stim
Purple/Pink: Fast pulses
Light Green: Fast throbbing, almost constant
Dark Blue: Slower pronounced throbbing, almost constant
Fuchsia: Fast pulsing throb with long constant buzz at end of cycle
Pink/Purple: Faster pulsing throb with long constant buzz at end of cycle
Peach: High constant throb
Zook has two motors, one located in the head of the shaft, the other located in the shaft below the clit stimulator. The stimulator itself has no motor, though the vibrations to resonate through the stimulator pretty well. However, if strong and direct clitoral vibrations are needed, this may not provide enough stimulation. Fortunately, because it is very flexible, the stimulator can be easily moved to the side to allow for another clit toy to provide additional vibrations.
The vibrations of both motors are the deep rumbling kind, and are moderate-high in intensity. Very comparable to Lelo Ina, though not quite as strong. It is fairly quiet in use and would not be heard through a closed door, and possibly not over white noise on the lower settings. Because there are two motors, some of the patterns to have a very unique feel to them as the pulses swing from one motor to the other. This provides the feeling of movement within since one motor sits near the g-spot, and the other at your entrance. All in all, the experience is remarkable and every bit as luxurious as the design promises it to be.
To best maintain the rechargeable battery-life, always try to recharge Zook before it is completely drained of power, or after every 1 1/2 hours of play or 60 days of stand-by time. This includes charging your new toy as soon as it arrives, which only took about an hour (completely drained battery may take 2 hours). When battery-life is very low, the LED interface will blink red 10 times and then shut-off. However, unlike other vibes, Zook's interface will change colors as it charges; from red indicating no power, to orange, yellow, light-green, green, and finally blue as it receives a full charge. The user manual gives a complete breakdown of what percentage of power is left as indicated by the colors. It is also possible to check how much power is left by holding down the (O) button for two seconds, the color that it illuminates indicates how much charge is left. How cool is that?
Zini's Zook is compatible only with water-based lubes. Never use lotions, oil or silicone-based lubes as they could cause the material to deteriorate. Zook is waterproof, making him super easy to give a thorough cleaning to with only warm water and soap, but be sure that the Zini flap that covers the charging port is completely closed to prevent water from entering the motor. However, you can also use your favorite toy cleaner product, or a 10% bleach solution and allow to dry. Always store Zook in the included toy pouch, or at least back in the box it arrived in to protect the silicone from damage and keep separated from other toys.
When it comes to Zini, the presentation is all class! The black box sports a geometric diamond design that reflects light off its pattern, making some of the boxes appear silver. In the corner is “Zini” stamped in metallic silver, lending to the whole effect of superior class and discreet presentation. The box has a magnetic lid that keeps the box closed and is ideal for storage of Zini, or even a couple other toys should fit in there as well.
When first opened the Zook is immediately on top held in a recloseable black cardstock and plastic clamshell hanger that lifts out. Tucked in underneath are the charger, two multi-language user manuals, 1 year warranty (keep your receipt), and toy pouch that matches the box. The box would be fantastic for presenting Zook as a gift, and is suitable for storage for multiple toys.