To be honest, I was about to write this shaver off as a waste of money after testing the HS8420, which retails at about half the price. Then I realised, through use, that the battery last longer, the shaver charges quicker and it comes with a beard shaver (albeit separate).
In addition to this, the stand is much more than that. For a start, I had big problems with the coolskin Nivea cream after a while (and after I'd written the review for that shaver), it started leaking and wouldn't fill properly. This stand helped with that as it automatically fills the shaver. It still leaked with the older shaver, but that was because the shaver had a fault.
The stand also has a charge indicator and an indicator for the state of the cream (full, filling and empty) which is very useful and stops you worrying about when the cream needs changing. It's easy to just leave the stand plugged in and let it do all the work after you've finished shaving. The shaver fits in with a satisfying click, no accidental knocking over into the sink/toilet like with some other stands!
The shaver itself seems a little more powerful than the cheaper models, as well as being quicker to recharge. As with the other coolskin shavers, the heads are raised from the body, giving it an almost alien look, but because of this it actually managed to shave closer to the skin and tilts better with the contours of my face.
So, despite my initial worries about value for money and the slight annoyance of having a separate beard attachment, the HS8460 passes with flying colours and I can recommend it.