If you play vinyl you need a record brush. It's that simple. Well, ok, you can manage without and wipe the dust off with your sleeve or something, but it won't be good for your records. So trust me, get a record bush. This is not the prettiest option. I would even venture to say this does not look good. It has a certain eighties aesthetic to it if you really want to be generous. It's not ugly though, so it'll do the job. If you're looking for functionality, this product has got it. It's not like you'll be hanging it as the center piece of your interior decoration so I'm fairly confident you wont regret buying one.