The Fam Faves digital thermometer arrived in a plastic case with an owner manual included. It is lightweight. The waterproof thermometer is flexible and has a comfortable tip. The read time is good, it took about 20 seconds to read and alert me with an alarm beep to signal it is complete. The thermometer is easy to use. A large screen and and readable numbers. I think this is best suited for children and adults or as a rectal thermometer for infants.