When I ordered this, I didn't realize it was a AAA battery. I usually don't like anything that takes only AAA batteries, finding them weak and not very useful for my particular needs. However, since I was given this product in exchange for my honest review, I decided to give it a try.
The box was slightly damaged from shipping, but the plastic packaging was protective, leaving my toy unharmed.
When I removed the toy from the container, I was pleased with the realistic look (other than being quite a pretty shade of blue), veiny texture, non-porous and seam-free material, the rather small tapered tip (I can't be the only one who likes variety, right?) and the flexibility. I'm not crazy about the battery compartment, being unmarked, it took three tries to get the batteries in right, and they don't seem very secure, but the connection stays strong throughout use, so I won't complain.
There isn't a plastic odor, it isn't sticky or strange, though I do recommend using a bit of lubricant.
Insertion is easy because of the small head, and even fully inserted, it isn't uncomfortable, not terribly filling. The vibrations aren't as powerful as I like, and they're concentrated solely in the tip, so it didn't do much for me (I require a lot of clitoral vibration), but I loved the way the flexible shaft curved to my body and allowed the soft tip to press into my g-spot (a really good thing about the vibe in the tip).
In the end, I needed a second assistant for clitoral stimulation or order to climax, but paired with this toy, it worked like a charm.
I was pleasantly surprised by the intensity of the orgasm I had, and I think this would be even better used in a bath or shower where it could be allowed to warm up in the water first.
I recommend this item for beginners, as well as someone who is just looking for a trusty travel companion. If you need a lot of strong vibration, maybe it isn't for you. Or... maybe I'm just really needy.