This thermometer came well packaged in a brown cardboard box with a pictured sleeve. It fitted snuggly into the box to prevent it from moving during transit. The contents were: the thermometer, a case for storage, 2 AAA batteries and an instruction manual.
Beneath the LCD screen are 3 buttons, power/scan, mode and memo. To turn on the unit the power button is pressed then while holding the thermometer up to 5cm from the forehead the power button is pressed and held to start the scan, when the scan is complete the unit bleeps and locks the temperature reading. The back light on the screen shows green when the temperature is normal, yellow if it is slightly high or low and red when it is much too high or low. The memo button saves the reading so that you can track changes while the mode button allows you to switch between body temperature and surface temperature.
It is an ideal thermometer for parents of young children because temperatures can be taken without disturbing a sleeping child.
DISCLAIMER: I received this item free in return for an honest and unbiased review.