Summary: 4th Norelco shaver I have owned. Liked them all. This one is quiet and has been used daily for 15 days so far without recharging after the first charge! WOW!! Recommend using pre-electric shave lotion, but don't have to.
Pros: Close Shave, No Irritation, Quick Charging Time, Quiet
Summary: was on vacation when i lost part of a shaving head on a higher model. i like a very close shave, so after i use my electric razor i would use an old fashion to clean things up --- no need with the 8240. no need for my face to adapt since it was use to a norelco rotary already. only fault i found was that the pauch was not large enough to also handle the recharger.
Summary: for about 2 weeks the shaver was not as close, then it started to cut really close. then i realized that i should use a little water on my head for this shaver. once you do that, the shaver shaves like a razor blade. the advantage though is that this shaver doesn't not damage your skin like a razor. be careful though, this shaver will cut if not used correctly. when i pass my fingers over my head, it is whistle clean. no regrets, forget about that fancy Panasonic shaver.