This is a very kind epilator. I used an epilator similar to this one for a few years decided it was time for a new one, bought a Braun Silk -epil wet n dry 7781 and found it awful. (see my review) I parted company with it and bought this Philips, what a difference, it's lovely to use. It's light and easy. It is the most painless epilator I have used. I use it every where. It's shaver and trimer do a good job too. It comes with a generous length of electric cord. I find it easier to have an epilator which you don't have to remember to charge up first. It has 2 speeds. It is just such a gentle epilator and has to be recommended for first time users and those of us who have been doing it awhile because it does everything you need it to, and at a good price.