I absolutely love this device for trimming my cuticles and the rough skin that builds up around my nails. It does a great job of efficiently and safely removing the excess. I also like that this newer version comes with a cover. Only 4 stars because it can be hard to get the trimmer close enough to reach the sides of my thumbnails, and because my cover cracked and doesn't stay on as well after living in my purse for a few months. Haven't found any better product.
This product looks very sturdy and it looks like it works well but since I don't have very long cuticles I can't get it to trim them at all. Others I have had are sharp and work well but this one was horrible for me. I hate that I can't return it!
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.
Cheap junk. Save your nails the damage they will face using these. You would be better off just chewing on them because that is about the effectiveness of these clippers. You may need to take several knarls at them before the clipper clips.
I wouldnt recommend these at all. Ever.