The plastic shroud makes it a little harder to work with, although it does feel good in the hand.
Bought one a year ago, same brand/packaging, and it works well. Bought one a month ago, 2/2012, and it is total junk. The blades are somehow wrong and it causes VERY sharp nails after clipping them. I didn't think you could mess up nail clippers, esp. ones that seem to have been fine brand before, so I don't have the packaging to return it.