Arrived the next day in a plastic sealed lift top box that is perfect for gift giving. I've wanted one of these for years and I couldn't wait to try this one out. I had to charge it first, so I took off the bottom and plugged it into an USB port. It took about an hour and a half to charge and that should give me about three hours of use. The re-chargeable battery is one of the reasons I chose this shaver, I don't have to replace batteries and I don't have to worry about it being ready for use when I need it. Once it was charged I began with the fine hairs above my lips and on my cheeks. Then finished my face up with trimming up around the eyebrows. Wow - I was able to get this perfect look without sitting forever while using tweezers. That was enough for me. I was sold. It's lightweight, simple to use and doesn't pull on the hairs. It worked completely wonderful on underarms and I found that I didn't have to repeat as often as when I use a razor. Time saving and terrific results. It might be nice if this came in different colors. It might. I'll have to check. I'm happy with this hair remover just the way it is. It can fit easily in a purse and takes little space when traveling. This will just become part of your routine. I wonder how I lived without it. Men could even use this for their eyebrows (at least my husband). The instructions are so easy. Just charge it, turn it on and say goodbye to those unwanted hairs. You will love this. This would be a perfect Holiday gift for anyone on your list.