The material is TPE, which feels like a firmer jelly to me, personally. The sparkles inside make the Dazzle look dusty, but you get used to that fairly fast. I noticed there was no odor, and the texture is slightly grippy. Lubrication is definitely a must; natural fluids are not quite wet enough, especially if you use it for penetration. The slight rub and grip feels nice and adds a bit of extra stimulation. The base is a hard plastic with the bottom part being the dial control. The Dazzle has a lint addiction; be sure you clean it periodically during use as well as after your session. It is nicely flexible, but firm enough to not be unwieldy and wimpy. There are different grooves and extrusions that make the Dazzle interesting to insert, but it works great for stimulating areas at the same time.
I enjoyed the grooves and extrusions on the shaft. It made it very fun to play with and figure out the differences in stimulation. It is a bit large in diameter, so if you are a bit small you might not want to try penetration. I preferred clitoral stimulation; the vibration was amazing and the grooves were very stimulating. The bullet is located in the tip and the material spreads the vibrations nicely and also really makes this a quiet toy. I could not hear it from eight feet away when it was on full speed. There is a tube in the middle that protects the wiring and allows for flexibility. I thought this was a good idea and hope it continues to hold.
The Dazzle is about 8" long, 1 3/4" diameter at the largest area by the base, and the insertable area is about 6". This is not a small item to pack for travel, but it is so quiet you might pack it anyways. I have found that wrapping paper rolls work great for items like this, and they fit nicely in the bottom of your suitcase.
The bullet in the tip looks to be about 1" diameter and 2 1/4" long, so there is plenty of power and vibration available. The material seems to buffer the sound and distribute the vibration; however, the strongest vibrations are around the bullet.
The base is hard plastic and gets slippery if any lubricant gets on the surface. The control is a twist or dial on the bottom of the base, and it has a scalloped edge to make turning the dial pretty easy. The speed is easy to control and has a good range. The strongest vibrations are around the bullet in the tip; however, they gradually lighten as you get near the base. Unlike some of the hard plastic or soft jelly vibrators, the Dazzle does distribute the vibrations fairly well. I have had some that died about an inch from the bullet.
I love the power, the lack of noise, flexibility and the shape. I do not like the battery consumption, the lint magnet or the weight.
The Dazzle will give you many hours of pleasure, but will cost you in cleaning. I had to clean it a couple of times during use when I accidentally set it down without thinking of its amazing ability to attract any lint in the room. I washed it very well twice in soapy water and rinsed with cold water to try to set the material a bit. It did not work, but oh well. The Dazzle needs to air dry so it does not pick up any lint from a towel or other cloth. I bought some large eyeglass cleaning cloths, since they are lint free, and use those to wrap it prior to either putting in a cardboard roll or zip lock bag. I use water based lubes and would not recommend oil or silicone due to removal and residue left behind. Extra care needs to be taken in the grooves, but since it is a waterproof toy I soaked it a bit; however, I did hold onto the base above the water to be safe. Do not store this with other materials. They will discolor and break each other down.
The power, different stimulations and ease of use have made it one of my favorites immediately. The orgasms are worth the Dazzle's lint and battery addictions!! It can be a bit weighty, but the flexibility allows for better positions. I really love this vibe, and I do not usually like jellies or softer toys. I recommend this as an excellent supplement to your collection.