Summary: I think that an electric shave with this Remington is as good as a manual shave. It gives a very smooth finish that lasts all day i.e. I don't need to have another shave before going out in the evenings. It is not noisy. The "remaining time" indicator on it has been very useful and it flashes its display screen to tell me when it has recharged completely. There was no brush or dust/travel bag with it despite their inclusion being listed in the instruction manual.