I would definitely recommend this toy for a beginner. It is inexpensive, and it made from plastic, which is a fairly safe material. It has no smell, which is definitely a plus. The smoothness is nice, but because its so little, it really doesn't matter so much. It feels nice and it doesn't conduct any sort of heat or coolness like some materials do.
I definitely like the design concept. It looks nice, feels nice, and is not bad looking in general as toys go. The size is by far the worst aspect of the toy. It is too big to be a mini vibe, but way too small to really be decent for insertion. It would be fairly easy to hide, and it decently discreet, although still obviously a sex toy. It is suitable for travel, but the batteries should absolutely be removed first because the on button could easily be pressed in the luggage. The on button glows in the dark, which is kind of neat, but to me doesn't really matter.
There are seven different functions on this vibrator. There is one button at the base which turns it on and switches between modes. I am not partial to any one specific function, but the button is conveniently located and it is easy to change between functions. It is very noisy, and it makes a very mechanical noise, and I often worry that it is going to break because of the noise. It held up to the waterproof aspect, although it seems that with use it might not hold up.
Because this toy is made of plastic, it is fairly easy to care for. It can be cleaned with soap and water. Also it is phthalates-free and not very porous. Since it is waterproof, it is pretty easy to clean. It can be wiped down with an alcohol pad. A condom should be used if you are going to share this toy. Because it is so smooth, it cleans very nicely and does not have crevices that hold on to germs. I store it in a drawer with my other toys, wrapped in a towel.