I've used an electric razor for 15 years. I purchased the Smart Touch XL with the added Philips "Speed" option December 2006. It was the first triple head electric razor I've used in 3+ years. In the interim, I'd used a $25 single head Remington. The Remington actually had a much closer shave.
Recommend this product?
The differences between the two, other than the obvious price and aforementioned closer shave, the Smart Touch is quieter and is self-cleaning. Aggravatingly, it does not shave quicker than the Remington does. The Remington was a pain to clean and I had to replace the foils every 8-10 months. Hopefully I will get used to the lack of closeness and the blades will hold up better. If it doesn't, the cheap Remington is still running strong.
Amount Paid (US$): 129.95
Battery Life: N/A
Noise Level: Almost noiseless