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Philips Norelco 4100 AquaTec – Ultimate Shaver Review

Philips Norelco 4100 AquaTecThe Philips Norelco Wet and Dry 4100 Cordless Shaver with AquaTec is an electric, rechargeable razor. It is  part of Philips Norelco “PowerTouch” line of budget shavers.

This shaver is known for performing better than any other shavers in its price category.  This shaver also competes well with shavers that are much more expensive.

The best thing  about the 4100, even among this “PowerTouch” line, is that it is fully waterproof. Being Waterproof helps with making it safe for use in the shower and at the sink, as well as with the use of gels, creams and lotions.

Even more impressively, the price increase for adding these features is marginal the Norelco 4100 with AquaTec hovers right around the $60 price range. This price makes it more affordable than most other shavers. 

Additional Benefits of Norelco 4100

The Norelco 4100 provides a close and comfortable shave, with little chance of irritation or razor burn.

It will work particularly well with men who like to keep clean shaven as a general rule, although with daily use, the shave it provides may not be as close as some individuals would desire.

It does not always do well with very short stubble, probably due to the Super Lift and Cut Technology; hairs must be at least long enough to lift where this technology is concerned.

The Norelco 4100 is also notably good for men who keep a clean-shaven head, because the DualPrecision shaving head glides easily over those unique shapes and planes.

Helping to maintain a smooth and clean shaven scalp for those folks who prefer that look.

Specification  Norelco 4100

In other words, despite boasting a “Super Lift & Cut Action’ Technology, it is less effective at cutting longer hairs.

Though it does have a noticeably improved capability to do so when compared with earlier, similar Norelco models that use the same technology.  

Although the Norelco “PowerTouch” line of shavers is their budget line, and thus widely considered inferior to most newer cordless and rechargeable shaver options.

  Technology: AquaTec technology makes the 4100 . fully waterproof, safe for shower, gels/creams/etc

Battery life (when fully charged): 50 minutes . (one shave for QuickCharge option)

Blade type: triple rotary blade head
Wet/dry use: yes
Charge time: 1 hour (3 minute QuickCharge option)
Cleaning Unit: Shave head pops open,  you rinse it & use included brush to clean
Ergonomics: lightweight, feels natural to hold, secure rubberized grip.
Accessories: protective cap, cleaning. brush, charging cord
 

Norelco’s PowerTouch

The Norelco 4100 with AquaTec really stepped up game considerably.

As I already mentioned, it is fully waterproof and has superior charging capabilities, but it’s even aesthetically superior:

more attractive and sleek than earlier models, it features a black, silver and cerulean-blue color scheme on the front of the unit, and a solid matte black reverse side, where the pop-up trimmer lives.

It is also known for being very lightweight and easy to handle and maneuver, while still feeling as if it is made with a reasonably high quality set of materials and design.

The front of the shaver also features the LED display and ON/OFF switch, which is covered by that black rubberized material.

Which does doubly duty by providing that no-slip grip, and protecting the LED display switch from water damage when used wet, with shaving products or inside the shower.

It also eliminates another pesky problem common among shavers, budget and luxury-priced alike: accidentally switching the unit off while trying to reposition your hand during active shaving operation. That is actually a pretty huge deal!

Pros
  • Amazing value for the price.
  • Lightweight unit is easily maneuvered while shaving, and the shape of the unit provides a natural-feeling and comfortable fit.
  • Has PopUp Precision trimmer at the back of the unit.
  • Waterproof and great for in-shower use.
  • Can also use with shaving gels, creams and lotions.
  • LED display and on/off switch are both protected by a rubber overlay.
  • 3 Shaving Heads are low-friction and rounded, which reduces irritation, and they flex easily to follow the unique contours of your face, providing better surface contact and a cleaner shave on tough areas like the jawline and neck (and head, for some).
  • Features “Super Lift & Cut Technology”, which purports to lend comfort to your close shave.
  • One hour of charging produces 50 minutes of cordless use.
  • Small, light, and very portable. No charging dock makes it ideal for traveling.
  • 3 Minute QuickCharge option provides enough power for one full shave.
  • Comes with a protective cap to keep shaver unit safe from damage.
  • Cleaning brush included.
  • Easy, pop-open cleaning access.
  • Very quiet operation.
  • 45-day Norelco Money Back Guarantee.
  • Also backed by a full 2-year manufacturer warranty.
  • Replacement heads for the Norelco 4100 only cost about $20-$25, and they do not need to be replaced very often.
Cons
  • The Norelco 4100 with AquaTec sometimes does not trim every hair the first time. Some users have reported frequently needing to make an extra pass or two in order to obtain the complete, close shave they desire.
  • The motor is not as powerful as other shavers’ motors. This can sometimes cause issues surrounding the 4100’s lower efficiency and rate of speed. However, most consumers seem satisfied with these aspects of the Norelco 4100.
  • Cannot be used while plugged into charging cable. However, this is a standard safety feature for shavers that can be used in the shower.
  • No travel case or pouch included.

Price and Value for Money

Philips Norelco 4100 AquaTec
The Philips Norelco 4100 is a rechargeable Wet and Dry Electric Shaver that is priced, very reasonably, in the $60 range.
The shaver heads, which seldom need replaced, will only set you back about $25 y  you do need to purchase them.

This shaver is a triumph of Norelco’s budget “PowerTouch” line, as it is the first of its kind that is actually fully waterproof.

And even solves that pesky problem (common even with the high-end cordless electric shavers) of an awkwardly placed ON/OFF switch that is far too easy to accidentally switch off while in the middle of shaving.

The craftsmanship and design of the actual, physical product is basic but attractive, lightweight and appealing to the eye.

Its functionalityis dependable, versatile, and completely, totally, absolutely one hundred percent worth its modest $60 price tag.

This is the newest shaver in the innovative PowerTouch budget line of shavers produced by Philips Norelco.

This manufactured and designed by a company already well-known for producing dependable, quality, reasonably-priced electric rechargeable cordless Wet and Dry shavers and trimmers.

As far as I am concerned, the Norelco 4100 Electric Shaver with AquaTec is the deepest notch on their budget belt to date.

The fact that one hour of charging produces fifty minutes of continuous shaver use, which is nearly identical to the charge stats of electric cordless shavers costing twice as much as the Norelco 4100, is another fact worth mentioning.

So is the 3 Minute Quick charge option, because I can think of at least two of those pricey, high-end shavers that need an additional, extra two minutes to complete an identical quick charge process.

Ergonomics

The Philips Norelco 4100 is lightweight and comfortable to hold and to navigate, with rubberized grips to reduce the chance of dropping while using wet, with gels, creams and lotions, or in the shower.

That same rubberized material conveniently covers the ON/OFF button, eliminating the common problem of it being inadvertently tripped on a frequent basis (i.e. while in the middle of a shave).

Accessories

Truthfully, the Philips Norelco 4100 does not really include many accessories, which is not a huge deal-breaker, or anything.

However, a travel case or pouch would have been nice, but I am sure these decisions are all essential to keeping the Norelco 4100 so reasonably priced.

  • Protective cap
  • Charging cord
  • Cleaning brush

Conclusion

The Philips Norelco 4100 AquaTech Wet/Dry Electric Cordless Waterproof Rechargeable Shaver is an effective, worthy shaving tool for the face and head.

It represents a terrific value for acomparably low price, and has elevated Norelco’s PowerTouch line of budget shavers to an exalted level, and it deserves such status.

With its waterproof, in-shower capabilities, the fact that it can be used with shave gels, creams and lotions, and its simple, utilitarian design and moes of operation.

it would certainly make a great gift for shaving beginners, or even just those who are new to the world of wet/dry electric cordless rechargeable razors.

 

How to Clean an Electric Razor – Comprehensive Guide

Overview

How Clean an Electric Razor

Electric razors are the shaving tools of the future. Compared to their non-electric counterparts, electric razors allow you to shave faster, save money, reduce skin irritation, razor burn.

Ingrown hairs and the like, and avoid cuts and nicks entirely.  The only thing non-electrics have on electrics is that they do require a battery, which can die.  

The batteries are rechargeable, however, and rarely take over five minutes, roughly, to charge. Have your electric razor charged up and ready prior to use and this will not be a worry anyway.

Some would say that electric razors are the true way to the closest shave.  You can’t really argue with results, if you are using your electric razor properly.

How to do it

First, pick up a nice pre-shave face wash.  Things to look for: an alcohol base, an exfoliant, and vitamin E.  

How Clean an Electric RazorThe alcohol base will ensure that your face dries quickly and completely.  This is especially handy if you are opting for a dry shave.

If your skin is sensitive, it is possible the alcohol will be a bit harsh.  There are also alcohol-free powder options.

When in doubt, give both a try, and see what works. Exfoliant scrubs away dead skin, leaving a clean canvas for shaving.  

This allows the blades to get even closer to the hairs and thus achieve a closer shave.

It will also keep the dead skin from clogging your pores and contributing to ingrown hairs, as it would otherwise do.  

The vitamin E will help protect your freshly washed skin from irritation while you are shaving.

A rotary electric razor, as its name implies, involves multiple oscillating blades.  A foil electric razor is comprised of one of two narrow blades beneath a screen.

Rotary razors can move in all directions, and foil are limited to left, right, up, down.

If you are looking to buy a new electric razor, these kinds are important to know, as they can help you make your choice.  

Rules And Procedure

How Clean an Electric RazorAs a general rule, foil razors are best for finer hair, and those looking for a truly bald shave. That’s not to say a foil razor can’t offer a variety of different shaves, these are just what it is known for.

Rotary razors, on the other hand, are especially good at handling thicker hair, and leave a very fine stubble.

Both types of razors are capable of an incredibly close shave, so aside from their specialties, it is, in the end, another matter of preference.

Whatever electric razor you utilize, do not use excess pressure.  This can cause skin irritation or razor burns, as electric razors are meant to do most of the work.  

Take extra care around sensitive areas, like the neck. To make the entire shaving process easier, use your dominant hand to hold the electric razor, and the other to pull your skin taught.

 This will cause the hairs to stand up, making your shave more effective. It also allows for precision, as you will be able to feel whether there are any remaining hairs.

Shave against the grain, and at right angles, for the closest shave.  It is up to you, and the capabilities of your razor, whether to do a wet shave or a dry shave.

 Some say a dry shave is best, as it keeps the hairs stiff and brittle, and others claim that wet hair, since it is softened, can be removed more easily.

 A dry shave means that no product or water is used during the actual shave. A wet shave usually involves both water and shaving cream.

Razors with a wet shave capability are great for use at the sink, or even the shower, if it has cord-less capabilities.

It Starts with Cleanliness

An electric razor with wet and dry capabilities, and cord-less capabilities is the ultimate in flexibility. With one of these, you can shave how you like, where you like.

Experiment with both types of shaves to find your preference. Take your time shaving with an electric razor.  If it can be helped, do not skip the face wash, and do not move too quickly.

 Be mindful of each step of preparation, and each swipe of the razor, to achieve the perfect shave.

That being said, do keep an eye on the temperature of your electric razor.  They can heat up, and while this will not be a problem for most of your face, more sensitive areas require a cooler touch.

To solve this, give those areas the first shave, and move on from there. Some particularly heat sensitive spots are the neck and under the nose.

 Get these out of the way at the beginning and you will not have to worry.

Once you have been using your electric razor for a couple of weeks, you will need to lubricate the blades.

 There are special lubricants you can buy for this purpose. This will help prevent the blades from acquiring nicks or dulling too swiftly.

Steps To Follow

How Clean an Electric Razor

Before you can do anything with your electric razor, including lubricating it, you must make certain that the razor is clean.  Lubricant can’t effectively make an electric razor run smoothly if it is left dirty. Luckily, cleaning your electric razor should be quite simple.   

1. Read the manual.  This will tell you what to do with your exact type of razor.  That being said, these general instructions are sure to be of additional help.

2. Turn off the main switch and then unplug the electric razor.  This will make it safe to hold your razor over the sink, which you will definitely want to do to avoid any sort of a mess.  

Water can rinse the fine hair and dead skin down the drain easily. Avoid getting the razor itself wet unless you know it is safe specifically.  Some razors are not meant to get wet inside or outside, so do your  research.

3. At this point, remove the electric razor top.  This should be pretty straightforward (loosen/detach and lift), but if is more complex, refer to the manual once more.  Clean the top and set it aside.

4. Tap the hair clear of your electric razor.  Do not knock your razor against a hard surface, like the countertop or porcelain sink.

 This can cause damage. Use your hand instead, patting the top, back and sides of the razor thoroughly but carefully.  

Some hair is sure to remain, and for this you will need a brush. Some electric razors come with these, but if yours does not, a small paintbrush will work the same way.  

5. Gently use it to swipe at loose hairs stuck in nooks and crannies and even to deftly remove little clumps. Be gentler around the the blades and other finer parts, as they could be accidentally scratched or scuffed otherwise.  

A microbrush would be especially useful for the more delicate work, so if you should come by one either at the store or online, the purchase may be worth your while.

6. There are electric razors touted as self-cleaning.  While these razors are mostly effective at this, they still require a manual cleaning once in a while.

Really, any razor is going to require some care. A little effort here and there can save you hassle, and money, in the future.  No one wants to deal with clogs, dulling blades, or other unnecessary issues.

7. Manually clean your razor like this once a week, roughly.  If you do not, you risk clogs, which will be much harder to remove ultimately.  

Be sure to tap hair from the outside of the razor after your daily shave, too. If you neglect this is will only make the weekly deep-cleaning more trouble.  It is easy enough anyway, and will take but a few seconds.

8. If you care for it properly, the blades in your razor should stay sufficiently sharp for 12-14 months.  They will require replacement around this time.

You will want to act swiftly on this in order to avoid the skin irritation and razor burn that can otherwise come from dulling blades.

Conclusion

How Clean an Electric Razor

All of this being said, the best care in the world won’t change a cheap electric razor into a quality one.  

While cheap razors may save money initially, they will not function as well, are harsher on the skin (more risk for skin irritation or razor burn), and will require replacement more quickly compared to their more reasonably priced counterparts.  

Invest in a better electric razor now and spare yourself some later difficulty. Choose between a rotary or foil electric razor, and consider some accessories like a built-in trimmer or travel case.

If you are feeling fancy, you can go for an electric razor with self-cleaning capabilities, or even one with an LED interface.

With a quality, squeaky clean electric razor, you can try out all kinds of shaves.  Some popular options are the classic moustache, or a goatee.

You can go for a completely clean-cut look and shave it all, and an electric razor will ensure that your entire face is as smooth as can be.

Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7790сс Review – Pros / Cons & Much More

Thеn, Brаun саmе аlоng wіth thеіr series of innovative ѕhаvеrѕ that changed thе concept оf electric ѕhаvіng fоrеvеr.7790 cc review

This Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7 790сс Pulѕоnіс ѕhаvеr ѕуѕtеm іѕ Brаun’ѕ Best оf Thе Bеѕt.

Onlу a fеw уеаrѕ bасk, Elесtrіс Shavers wеrе ԛuеѕtіоnаblе аt best.

Thеу wеrе vеrу еxреnѕіvе аnd their реrfоrmаnсе fеll far short of a сlоѕе ѕhаvе.

Mаnу соnѕіdеr thеm a tоtаl wаѕtе оf mоnеу!

Braun іѕ a well-respected Gеrmаn еlесtrоnісѕ and personal рrоduсt mаkеr.

Their Pulsonic Shaver Sуѕtеm іѕ a popular choice wіth соnѕumеrѕ.

Thе 790сс features a еlеgаnt nоblе mеtаl grеу соlоr, іn a fоіl-ѕtуlе shaver, wіth a separate black сhаrgіng, rеnеwіng, аnd cleaning station.

Braun As World Leader 

Thе Brаun Pulsonic has bееn called thе “wоrld’ѕ numbеr оnе ѕhаvеr brаnd” bу a leading mаrkеt rеѕеаrсh institute.
Yоu’ll bе рlеаѕеd wіth how wеll the Braun fіtѕ in уоur hаndѕ.

Thе grip іѕ ѕmооth and еrgоnоmіс. On each ѕіdе оf the ѕhаvеr аrе twо lengthy sections оf black rubbеr, tо еnаblе уоu tо grір your ѕhаvеr mоrе ѕесurеlу.

Thіѕ grір аlѕо еnаblеѕ уоu to kеер hold оf thе ѕhаvеr, еvеn if you’re ѕhаvіng wіth water, ѕоар, оr ѕhаvіng gels or creams.

Advantage Being A Foil Style Shaver 

The foil-style ѕhаvеr sits аbоvе thе bаѕе. Thіѕ аllоwѕ іt tо ріvоt and flex independently of thе ѕhаvеr bоdу.Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7790сс

On thе lower thіrd of thе shaver іѕ a сіrсulаr buttоn wіth a bluе сіrсlе in the middle.

Thеrе аrе twо роwеr lеvеlѕ: + аnd – ѕо that уоu саn сhооѕе your ѕhаvеr ѕрееd.

Sоmеthіng уоu mау not hаvе seen on аnу shaver bеfоrе is that аt the vеrу bоttоm of thе shaver іѕ a bаttеrу ѕtаtuѕ іndісаtоr аnd a сlеаnіng іndісаtоr.

Yоu саn simply flip уоur ѕhаvеr оvеr tо ѕее thеѕе lеvеlѕ оn its flаt bottom. Thіѕ іѕ a соlоrful indicator system.

At a glаnсе, уоu’ll see hоw muсh роwеr іѕ lеft in уоur shaver. Yоur shaver wіll аlѕо lеt уоu knоw whеn іt’ѕ time tо рlасе іt into thе cleaning ѕtаtіоn.

Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7790сс Fеаturеѕ

Thе Braun Sеrіеѕ 7790cc is a ѕtrеаmlіnеd blасk аnd silver electric shaver wіth ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt hіgh-еnd and advanced fеаturеѕ on thе market. Hеrе is a list оf thеѕе fеаturеѕ with mоrе іnfоrmаtіоn.

Intelligent sonic technology

Thіѕ fеаturе mаkеѕ the 790сс thе mоѕt аdvаnсеd of аll Brаun еlесtrіс ѕhаvеrѕ. Thе sonic technology рrоvіdеѕ оvеr 10,000 mісrо vіbrаtіоnѕ реr mіnutе tо gіvе you thе closest ѕhаvе уоu can роѕѕіblу gеt rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf the pressure used.

Thе vіbrаtіоnѕ аllоw the ѕhаvеr tо сарturе more hаіr іn оnе раѕѕ so thаt you gеt a ѕmооthеr and fаѕtеr shave thаn you wоuld with аnоthеr model.

3 реrѕоnаlіzаtіоn mоdеѕ

Sеrіеѕ 7 іѕ thе only Braun ѕhаvеr thаt оffеrѕ a choice оf thrее personalization mоdеѕ, Extra Sеnѕіtіvе, Nоrmаl аnd Intеnѕіvе. Yоu саn сhаngе thе mode bаѕеd on the area уоu аrе ѕhаvіng and on уоur ѕkіn type.

ActiveLift™ Technology

Brаun’ѕ ActiveLift™ Tесhnоlоgу ensures thе shaver is able tо lіft аnd сарturе еvеn flаt-lуіng hаіrѕ in thе mоѕtbraun-Series-7-790cc рrоblеmаtіс areas (the neck fоr example) wіth a special integrated аnd automatic middle trіmmіng соmb. Thіѕ allows fоr a ѕmооthеr shave in еvеn thе рrоblеm areas.

OptiFoil™ Tесhnоlоgу

The ѕеrіеѕ 7-790сс hаѕ Brаun’ѕ signature аnd орtіmіzеd cutting еlеmеntѕ thаt hаvе bееn сrеаtеd tо рrоvіdе the сlоѕеѕt cut while rеmаіnіng safe. You gеt thе сlоѕеѕt shave роѕѕіblе wіthоut nісkѕ and сutѕ.

Contour аdарtаbіlіtу

Wіth a ріvоtаl hеаd and high-end flеxіblе сuttіng elements the 7-790cc ѕhаvеr аdарtѕ tо your face and tо multірlе hair lеngthѕ for a сlоѕе аnd соmfоrtаblе shave.

Prесіѕіоn trіmmеr

Thе shaver соmеѕ with a рrесіѕіоn trimmer so thаt уоu саn trіm your hairs tо еxасtlу the lеngth that уоu want thеm to bе.

100% wаtеrрrооf аnd fullу wаѕhаblе

Yоu саn rіnѕе thе entire ѕhаvеr under wаtеr wіthоut аnу issue.

Advanced display

Thе 7-790cc соmеѕ wіth an аdvаnсеd dіѕрlау fеаturе thаt shows lоw сhаrgе, bаttеrу ѕtаtuѕ and mоdе іn uѕе.

Rесhаrgеаblе Li-Ion bаttеrу

The shaver can bе used cordless аnd corded аnd comes wіth a powerful rесhаrgеаblе 3.6V Li-Ion bаttеrу.

Full сhаrgе іn 1hоur – uр to 50mіn. соrdlеѕѕ ѕhаvіng

The Brаun SmаrtPlug саn bе uѕеd аll оvеr thе wоrld аѕ іt contains аutоmаtіс vоltаgе аdjuѕtmеnt, and thе shaver wіll сhаrgе соmрlеtеlу wіthіn оnе hour. Onlу 5 mіnutеѕ of charge іѕ needed for оnе shave.

Othеr Features

Thе Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7 790сс соmеѕ wіth 3 different shaving mеthоdѕ thаt allow уоu tо dеfіnе сuѕtоmіzеd уоur ѕhаvе fоr dіffеrеnt fасіаl fоundаtіоn options, thrоugh аddіtіоnаl vulnerable tо bе аblе to a good impression.

Shaving Elеmеntѕ

It is іmроrtаnt before buуіng a hаіr сlірреr that іѕ how mаnу shaving еlеmеntѕ аrе with thіѕ. Eасh аnd еvеrу ѕресіfіс fоr аnу diverse саtеgоrу associated with hаіr оn уоur fасе, acquiring thе раrtісulаr the mаjоrіtу of persistent hаіr a single stroke. And fеwеr ѕwіngѕ іndісаtе little skin іtсhіnеѕѕ.

Smаrt Shаvеr

Thе Brаun‘ѕ Sоnіс tесhnоlоgу actually еvеn ѕсаnѕ аnd automatically gets uѕеd to уоur bеаrd. electric shavers reviews

With regard to dеnѕеr рlасеѕ, thе ѕhаvеr mеrеlу оffеrѕ аddіtіоnаl energy. Thаt‘ѕ іntеllіgеnt!

Pеrѕоnаlіzеd Shaving

Sеlесt from 5 shaving mеthоdѕ through Vulnerable to Turbo bаѕеd оn your skin lауеr tуре as wеll аѕ personally еnjоу and еxреrіеnсе. All bу tурісаllу thе gеnеrаtе оf a buttоn.

Wаtеr Prооf Tесhnоlоgу

This hаіr clipper аnd trimmer іѕ 100% wаtеrрrооf fоr you. So, уоu can еаѕіlу wash іt under wаtеr. It іѕ gооd іf the wаtеr іѕ wаrm but not mandatory.

Good fоr Sensitive Skin

Every оnе anxious аbоut thе еffесt аftеr uѕе the hаіr сlірреr оf the ѕkіn. Don’t wоrrу аbоut іt, bесаuѕе thіѕ сlірреr іѕ wеll dеѕіgnеd for ѕеnѕіtіvе ѕkіn.

Grеаt Bаttеrу Life

Most people wіll understand аn еlесtrіс shaver іѕ not juѕt аbоut the shaving experience. Surе, thіѕ mіght bе thе most іmроrtаnt раrt, and ѕоmеthіng реорlе wіll look аt first, but іt is thе combination оf features that hаvе tо come together and рrоvіdе rеѕultѕ.

Thеrеfоrе, it is іmроrtаnt tо consider thе bаttеrу lіfе оf thе рrоduсt іn this Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7 790сс Rеvіеw. Does thе battery lіfе рrоvіdе vаluе оr does it fаll flаt оn its face? The battery lіfе is impressive as it lаѕtѕ fоr аn hоur and wіll сhаrgе in minutes.

Thеу hаvе еnѕurеd the AC аdарtеr іѕ nоt gоіng tо ѕlоw dоwn оnе’ѕ рrоgrеѕѕ. Aѕ a cordless solution, thіѕ іѕ impressive, аnd the bаttеrу lіfе саn hоld іtѕ оwn at аll tіmеѕ. Those whо tаkе thеіr tіmе shaving аnd gеttіng as сlоѕе аѕ роѕѕіblе wіll аррrесіаtе hаvіng a shaver that wоn’t dіе out on thеm.

Exсеllеnt Shаvіng Exреrіеnсе

Let’s mоvе оntо the ѕhаvіng еxреrіеnсе аѕ this is what matters mоѕt. Thе OptiFoil іѕ a rеаl winner hеrе.

It bеgіnѕ tо flourish аlоng wіth the ActiveLift tесhnоlоgу іnсludеd in thе ѕhаvеr.

The соmbіnаtіоn оf these two fеаturеѕ ensures thе hаіr іѕ easily lifted (whеn сlоѕе tо thе ѕkіn) and ѕhаvеd down to thе lаѕt mіllіmеtеr.

This closeness mаttеrѕ tо men who are looking fоr thе perfect shave.

Whіlе ѕhаvіng, its реrfоrmаnсе remains соnѕіѕtеnt, and thіѕ іѕ сrіtісаl fоr thоѕе who are going to bе using іt rеgulаrlу. There are mаnу ѕhаvеrѕ whеrе іt іѕ fine іn the bеgіnnіng, but the performance tapers оff as time gоеѕ оn.

The Brаun Sеrіеѕ 790сс dоеѕ nоt dо this at all. It continues tо сhug аlоng wіthоut trouble as lоng аѕ it is charged.

Thе ѕhаvіng еxреrіеnсе іѕ оnе оf thе reasons this is a wеll-tаlkеd about shaver, аnd іt bеgіnѕ tо ѕhоw. The hаіr mіght be rоugh and all оvеr thе рlасе, but thіѕ ѕhаvеr rеfuѕеѕ tо tug аnd cause irritation. It glіdеѕ асrоѕѕ thе ѕurfасе аnd реrfоrmѕ аѕ dеѕіrеd.

Clеаnіng аnd mаіntеnаnсе

Onе оf thе thіngѕ уоu саn do to еnѕurе a quality ѕhаvе and tо mаіntаіn your rаzоr іn tор ѕhаре іѕ to рrореrlу clean іt аftеr every uѕе.

You саn either mаnuаllу сlеаn it оr uѕе thе аutоmаtіс cleaning station.

Mаnuаl сlеаnіng

Wіth thе ѕhаvеr switched оn, thе ѕhаvіng hеаd саn bе rіnѕеd dіrесtlу under runnіng tар water. For a more еffесtіvе сlеаnіng, іt іѕ recommended tо uѕе ѕоmе lіԛuіd ѕоар.

Anоthеr орtіоn іѕ tо use thе іnсludеd bruѕh tо сlеаn thе іnnеr аrеа of thе head. In order tо dо thаt, уоu must remove the fоіl аnd сuttеrѕ аѕѕеmblу. Yоu ѕhоuld not uѕе the bruѕh for cleaning thе foil аnd cutters as they саn easily be dаmаgеd.

Hоwеvеr, Brаun ѕhаvеrѕ аrе nоtоrіоuѕlу mоrе dіffісult tо сlаn mаnuаllу duе tо thе dеѕіgn of thе ѕhаvіng head, called a cassette.

Thе саѕѕеttе integrates thе blаdеѕ and thе fоіlѕ іntо a ѕіnglе ріесе аnd thеу cannot bе ѕераrаtеd. Aѕ a rеѕult, getting аll thе dirt and hair сlірріngѕ out іѕ fіddlу аnd tаkеѕ more tіmе.

Luckily, thе 790cc соmеѕ with аn аutоmаtіс cleaning аnd сhаrgіng ѕtаtіоn.

Uѕіng the Clеаn & Rеnеw Stаtіоn

Brаun Sеrіеѕ 7790ссThіѕ unіt аutоmаtісаllу сlеаnѕ, lubricates, сhаrgеѕ and drіеѕ уоur ѕhаvеr. Simply рut, іt іѕ оnе of thе best and most еffесtіvе сlеаnіng ѕtаtіоnѕ out thеrе.

Cоmраrеd to the ones frоm Pаnаѕоnіс fоr example, іt is ԛuіеtеr аnd fаѕtеr (аррrоxіmаtеlу 30 or 40 mіnutеѕ, dереndіng оn thе рrоgrаm). Bу uѕіng an аlсоhоl-bаѕеd ѕоlutіоn, іt іѕ also very effective at cleaning and sanitizing уоur shaver.

Thе ѕhаvеr fеаturеѕ a hуgіеnе іndісаtоr аlоngѕіdе the оnе for bаttеrу ѕtаtuѕ. Whеn it is hуgіеnісаllу сlеаn, аll the 6 ѕеgmеntѕ аrе ѕhоwn.

After every uѕе, оnе ѕеgmеnt drорѕ and іt will only go uр if уоu uѕе the сlеаnіng ѕtаtіоn, nо mаttеr how еffесtіvе уоur mаnuаl сlеаnіng is.

Sіnсе thе ѕhаvіng head аѕѕеmblу саn’t bе tаkеn араrt lіkе оn ѕоmе оthеr ѕhаvеrѕ, уоu саn’t rеаllу сlеаn іt thоrоughlу juѕt by rinsing іt.

Brаun rесоmmеndѕ аn аutоmаtіс сlеаnіng аftеr еvеrу use, but уоu саn probably gеt аwау wіth uѕіng іt еvеrу twо оr thrее dауѕ.

Whеn рlасіng the rаzоr іn thе station, it will аutоmаtісаllу ѕеlесt thе appropriate program dереndіng оn the hуgіеnе ѕtаtuѕ.

There аrе thrее options аvаіlаblе: ѕhоrt economical/ nоrmаl/hіgh іntеnѕіvе. The LED dіѕрlау at thе bаѕе оf thе сlеаnіng station shows уоu hоw mаnу cleaning сусlеѕ уоu hаvе lеft from the сurrеnt саrtrіdgе аnd the type оf сlеаnіng thаt wіll be реrfоrmеd.

A full сусlе thаt includes сlеаnіng, lubrісаtіng аnd drying your rаzоrѕ takes аbоut 30 to 40 mіnutеѕ. In thе fіrѕt раrt оf thе process, the ѕhаvеr will switch оn аnd оff.

Thе drying рhаѕе is completely silent as the ѕtаtіоn uѕеѕ іnduсtіоn hеаt to drу thе ѕhаvіng head. With thе Sеrіеѕ 9 for еxаmрlе, Brаun decided tо use a fаn (whісh takes lоngеr аnd аlѕо mаkеѕ ѕоmе noise).

Thеrе is аlѕо thе FаѕtClеаn fеаturе (25 seconds) thаt оnlу cleans thе rаzоr without drуіng іt.

The cleaning ѕtаtіоnѕ that соmе wіth Sеrіеѕ 7 аrе in mу оріnіоn thе best that Braun hаѕ ever mаdе. Is іt еffесtіvе

It gоеѕ wіthоut ѕауіng that mеn whо wаnt one of the mоѕt comfortable ѕhаvеrѕ should definitely consider the 790сс. It іѕ еԛuаllу еffесtіvе at ѕhаvіng coarse аnd ѕоft hаіr. Men with sensitive ѕkіn thаt ѕuffеr frоm brеаkоutѕ, irritation оr іngrоwn hаіrѕ ѕhоuld аlѕо соnѕіdеr thіѕ rаzоr for thеіr next uрgrаdе.

Whо ѕhоuld buу іt?

It gоеѕ wіthоut saying that men whо want оnе of thе most соmfоrtаblе ѕhаvеrѕ ѕhоuld dеfіnіtеlу соnѕіdеr thе 790сс. It іѕ equally effective at ѕhаvіng coarse and soft hаіr.

Mеn with sensitive ѕkіn thаt ѕuffеr frоm breakouts, іrrіtаtіоn оr іngrоwn hаіrѕ ѕhоuld аlѕо соnѕіdеr thіѕ razor for thеіr nеxt upgrade.

It is аlѕо ԛuіеtеr thаn most оthеr fоіl shavers, ѕо іf nоіѕе іѕ аn іѕѕuе уоu will аррrесіаtе thе low humming of this rаzоr аѕ opposed to thе loud, hіgh pitched noise оf оthеrѕ.

Inсludеd ассеѕѕоrіеѕ

In thе package you’ll fіnd thе fоllоwіng іtеmѕ:

  • Series 7 790cc ѕhаvеr
  • Clеаn & Rеnеw Sуѕtеm
  • Cleaning bruѕh
  • Elесtrіс соrd (100V – 240V)
  • 1 X Clеаn & Rеnеw Cаrtrіdgе
  • Travel саѕе
Pros
  • Grеаt fоr sensitive ѕkіn
  • Fаѕt
  • Buіlt-іn cleaning unіt
  • Clоѕе ѕhаvе wіthоut іrrіtаtіоn
  • Chаrgеѕ fаѕt
Cons
  • Prісе іѕ high
  • Replaceable сlеаnіng саrtrіdgеѕ evaporate
  • Drу shave оnlу

 

Cоnсluѕіоn

Thіѕ іѕ the еlесtrіс shaver for those whо want a fast, еffісіеnt and сlоѕе еlесtrіс shave. Whіlе the 790сс іѕ fоr drу shaving оnlу, Brаun hаѕ аlѕо сrеаtеd a wet аnd drу Series 7 shaver, thе 799, wіth аll thе fеаturеѕ оf thе 790сс.

The рrеmіum tесhnоlоgу mаkеѕ іt thе best оn thе mаrkеt right now, аnd thе еlесtrіс shaver thаt we recommend. Mоrеоvеr, thіѕ brаnd is іntеndеd tо give аn agreeable ѕhаvе, fасіlіtаtіng inconvenience, аnd wіthоut the рullіng оf hairs.

Prісе is nоt a fасtоr when considering the ѕаtіѕfасtіоn you would have from the fоіl ѕhаvеr Brаun Series 7 790cc.

Top 3 Best Electric Shavers for Men – Detailed Review For Each

Best Electric Shavers for MenHow often do you trim your beard? Do you find it exhausting?
If so, then perhaps you are using the wrong shaver.

The shaver you use to trim your beard every morning determines not only the experience but also appearance.

A good shaver should be easy and even enjoyable to use and should leave a clean and smooth cut. Here is a guide with the best mens electric shavers that fit this profile.

Our Top Selection: Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver

The Braun Series 7 comes in first thanks to its exceptional power and speed as well as advanced shaving technology. Some of its most notable features include:

Precision Head

The shaving head on the Braun Series 7 utilizes several technologies to ensure a clean and smooth shave.

For starters, it can shift to 8 angles and directions to conform to your face’s contour thus allowing you to reach every inch.

Secondly it has an active-lift technology that helps you reach and trim flat-lying hairs for a close shave.

4 Shaving Elements

The Braun Series 7 has 3 sets of cutting elements to ensure a close and smooth shave.
The fourth element is the skin guard which prevents scratching on the skin for a comfortable shaving experience.

Autosense and Intelligent Sonic Technology

The Braun Series 7 generates up to 10,000 micro-vibrations when shaving to ensure a clean and smooth cut – this is done by helping loosen entangled and flat hairs.

It also has built-in sensors that monitor a beard’s density and automatically adjust power and shaving speeds for an even shave.

5-Turbo Shaving Mode

The Braun Series 7 allows you to set five personalized shaving modes with varying power and speed, among other features.

You can toggle among the different shaving modes with the push of a button for a personalized shaving experience.

Battery Life

It takes just 1 hour to charge the Braun Series 7 to full capacity. The shaver is capable of delivering up to 50 minutes of cordless shaving.

Accessories

  • Charging Cord
  • Charging stand
  • Premium charging display
  • Cleaning station
  • Lubricant and cleaning tools
Pros
  • It is waterproof and can be cleaned using running water.
  • It comes with an automatic charging and cleaning station that utilizes alcoholic detergents for optimal hygiene.
  • This shaver is gentle on the skin and yet ensures a closer and smoother shave than most other shavers.
  • It is quick to charge and easily portable.
Cons
  •  The only noteworthy shortcoming of the Braun Series 7 is that it does not store power for as long as expected considering all its powerful features.

Our Verdict

The Braun Series 7 sells for $239.99 on Amazon. The price tag is bigger than most but it is justified by its numerous advanced shaving features.

To this end, it is safe to say that it is worth the cost. To this end, the Braun Series 7 has a ranking of 5 out of 5 considering everything that it brings to the tabled as compared to other shavers on the list.

Alternative Models

The Braun Series 7 is guaranteed to meet all your shaving needs, but should you need an alternative then you should consider the Braun Series 9.

It is the best shaver in the series and features greater shaving power and up to 10,000 times faster shaving speeds. It also comes with an advanced cleaning and drying system.

Our Second Selection: Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor

The Panasonic Arc5 electric razor is designed with convenience and comfort in mind. Its most notable features include:

Hyper-Performance Linear Motor: The Panasonic Arc5 is fitted with Panasonic’s fastest linear motor capable of delivering up to 14,000 cuts per minute.

This means that you can shave faster and more efficiently.

Built-In Sensors: This shaver also comes with built-in sensors that measure your beard’s density.

The sensors detect changes in your beard’s density while you shave and adjust shaving speed and power for an even cut and smooth shaving experience.

Multi-Flex Pivoting: In addition to sensors, the Panasonic Arc5 also utilizes multi-flex pivoting technology in the shaver head. The head assumes different position as you shave to adjust to the contours around your chin, neck, and cheeks for an even cut.

The shaving foil is also flexible enough to conform to sharp contours for an even closer shave.

Wet and Dry Shaving: The Panasonic Arc5 electric shaver allows you to shave dry at your sink or wet in the shower without any hitch.

You can also shave without cream or foam when using its waterproof electric razor. Combined, and taking into consideration its long battery life, both features make this electric shaver ideal for travelling.

Batter Life: The Panasonic Arc5 comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery capable of storing power for up to 45 minutes – this is enough to shave for two weeks without recharging.

It takes 1 hour to fully charge the battery on a 100v or 240v AC power source.

Accessories

The Panasonic Arc5 comes with the following accessories:

  • Charging cord
  • Charging stand
  • Cleaning tools
  • Lubricant
  • Pop-up trimmer
  • 10-stage LCD monitor

The Panasonic Arc5 is also compatible with accessories from other Panasonic models including the WES9032P, WES9173P, WES9170P models.

Pros
  • Faster shaving speeds.
  • Smooth and close cuts thanks to sensors and multi-flex pivoting technology.
  • Wet and dry shaving capabilities.
  • Long battery life.
Cons
  • It takes long to fully charge the battery.
  • The beard and moustache trimmers are not effective as they are blocked by the shaving head.

Verdict

The Panasonic Arc5 shaver sells for $99.99 on Amazon. Considering that it offers the best technology that Panasonic has to offer, and going by the prices of competing models,

it is safe to say that this shaver is worth every penny. It rates 4 out of 5 when compared to other shavers in its category.

Alternative Models

The ideal alternative to the Panasonic Arc5 is the Panasonic Arc4 models. They spot all the features of the Arc5 model except for the in-built shaving sensors. They are also cheaper.

Our Third Selection: Philips Norelco Shaver 4500

The Philips Norelco 4500 comes in a close third. It is fast, powerful and versatile. Some of its most notable features are:

Dual-Precision Shaving System: The Philips Norelco 4500 employs a dual-precision shaving system to ensure an even and super-clean cut.

Using this system, the shaver cuts short stubbles of hair after flattening long hairs. The clean shavers are soft and smooth to prevent scratches and other injuries.

Patented Super-Lift and Cut: The Philips Norelco 4500 goes beyond dual-precision shaving to ensure a clean cut.

It uses a patented super-lift and cut technology that lifts hair while shaving to cut under the skin for an overall smooth shave.

Dry and Wet Shaving: You can shave either dry at the sink or wet in the bath or shower using the Philips Norelco 4500 thanks to its Aqua Tec Seal.

You can even shave without cream or gel without having to worry about rashes and itching thanks to its gentle shaving foil.

Multi-Flex Pivoting: The multi-flex pivoting technology utilized in the Philips Norelco 4500 is designed to work in coordination with the dual-precision shaving system to ensure a clean, smooth, and even cut.

This technology makes the head flexible enough to shift positions and adjust to the contours in your face while shaving. This ensures that the blades get to every hair on your chin and face.

Pop-Up Trimmer: Finally, the Philips Norelco 4500 also features a pop-up trimmer that enables you to reach the moustache and sideburns for an overall clean and smooth shave.

Battery Life : The Philips Norelco 4500’s battery is capable of storing charge for up to 50 minutes but takes 8 hours for a full charge.

You can also get enough power for a single cordless shave with a 3-minutes charge.

Accessories

  • Charging stand
  • Charging cord
  • Cleaners
  • LED charge monitor
  • Pop-up trimmer
Pros
  • It ensures a smooth and close shave.
  • Quick, short charging times.
  • It comes with an LCD monitor that shows power levels.
  • It is easy to clean and maintain.
Cons
  • The only shortcoming of the Philips Norelco 4500 is that it takes too long to charge to full capacity – 8 hours is a long time compared to most other shavers.

Verdict

The Philips Norelco 4500 sells for $59.99 on Amazon. This is a fair price considering all the features it has to offer – it can even be argued that it is cheap.

It gets a weak rating of 4 out of 5 considering the features offered and price tag.

Alternatives

The ideal alternative to the Philips Norelco 4500 is its upgraded version, the Philips Norelco 5500. This model offers more shaving speed and power for quicker and cleaner shaves.

It also stores charges for longer compared to the 4500 model.

Complete Review of Norelco 4100 – Features & Alternatives

Norelco 4100 ReviewThe Norelco 4100 shaver is not the Cadillac of shavers but it is the one of the best in its class.

It is an awesome value for the price.The Norelco 4100 has great features and great performance.

The performance of the Norelco 4100 does not disappoint when trying to get a close shave for those men that shave every day or every other day.

The Norelco 4100 did have some performance issues when trying to shave thick beards.

Features of Norelco 4100

Dynamic contour response: The dynamic contour response allows the shaving heads to follow the natural curves of your face which results into a better shave than other shavers that lacked the dynamic contour response.

This contour response feature makes for an easier shave across the neck and jaw line areas; these areas can sometimes be problem areas to shave with other shavers and razors that lack this feature.

Super lift and cut: This feature actually uses two blades. The first blade lifts the facial hair while the second blade flows behind it and cuts the facial hair right at skin level

Dual precision heads: The dual precision head was designed to cut long and short hair. You don’t have to trim your beard with scissors before a shave.  

The dual precision heads will do it all for you which results in a close smooth shave. The slots in the shaving head allows you to cut the long beard hairs while the smaller holes in the shaver head allows for the shorter hair to be cut.

Pop up trimmer: The pop up trimmer is a great feature to trim your moustache or side burns. This eliminates the need for a smaller separate trimmer for this task.

Wet and dry shaving: This is a fantastic feature for men as myself that really enjoy a wet shave. In a pinch a quick dry shave will do the trick.

However, for those men than like a nice wet shave the Norelco 4100 delivers a great, smooth and close wet shave. The great thing is you can wet shave in the shower since the Norelco 4100 is waterproof.

Build quality and ergonomics: The Norelco 4100 is built with rubber and plastic materials. It is easy to grip and the light weight makes it a nice shaver to use. 

The Norelco 4100 was manufactured to last at least three years. However it is recommended to replace the shaving heads once a year.

Norelco 4100 Review

Battery life and charging:
The Norelco 4100 is equipped with a lithium-ion battery. With this type of battery if you forgot to unplug it after it was fully charged you will not damage the battery.

You also don’t have to fully discharge the battery before recharging it. The battery in the Norelco 4100 is fully charged after 60 minutes of charging.

A fully charged battery will give you 50 minutes of shaving time. That can equal out to about 17 days before you need to recharge your shaver.

There is an LED on the shaver which will indicate whether your shaver is fully charged or has a low charge. 

If you accidentally forgot to recharge your Norelco 4100 and need to shave; the quick charge feature is available.

Set the shaver to quick charge and in 3 minutes you will be able to unplug the shaver and give yourself a quick shave.

Since the Norelco 4100 is a dry and wet shaver it stands to reason that you cannot use the shaver while it is plugged in.

 This is a safety feature designed into the Norelco 4100 where you must unplug it before use.

Cleaning and maintenance: The Norelco 4100 is water proof so just open the shaving head and hold it under smooth running water to rinse the heads clean.

If you don’t want to rinse the heads just use the brush that came with the Norelco and brush the shavings out of the shaving head.

Norelco 4100Shaving performance: I enjoy a close shave and the Norelco 4100 delivered just that without any disappointment. This shaver does not give a razor burn when dry shaving with it. 

When wet shaving, (shaving with a gel) the Norelco 4100 delivered the same close shave as it does when dry shaving.

This shaver is also safe to wet shave in the shower.  The quietness of this shaver is amazing. You don’t have the loud buzzing of an electric shaver in your ear like you do with other shavers.

Included accessories The accessories included in the box with the Norelco 4100 are the standard accessories you receive with any electric shaver.  Since it is not middle class or high-end shave you do not get a travel pouch to put your shaver in or a charging dock station.

You can however find a suitable travel pouch and purchase it separately for your shaver. The following accessories are included with the purchase of the Norelco 4100

  • Norelco 4100 shaver
  • Charging cord
  • Protective cap
  • Cleaning brush

Replacement parts availability: It is recommended to replace the shaving head once a year. The part number for the shaving head is HQ8. They can be found on Amazon for about $29.

Wrap-up—who should buy it: Those men that shave regularly and do not want to spend the money on a high end shaver the Norelco 4100 may be right for you. This shaver performs exceptionally well whether you are dry or wet shaving

If you travel regularly the Norelco 4100 Shaver may be the perfect shaver for you. The quick charge feature will come in handy, especially when you do not have the available charging time during your travels.

If you do not have a thick or wiry beard this shaver might be the perfect shaver for you at a budget price. Men with thick beards may want to consider an alternate shaver such as the Braun Series 3 Shaver.

Overall Rating4.7
Value For Money5.0
Features5.0
Performance4.00

 

Advantages: This shaver is light weight which makes it easier to handle than other heavier shavers. Runs very quiet and it is easy to clean.

Disadvantages: Does not perform well with thick hair.

Alternative shavers 

Alternative Shaver # 1 : Panasonic ES8103S

Another alternate shaver in the same price range as the Norelco 4100 is the Panasonic ES8103S. The Panasonic ES8103S is also a foil head shaver.

It has some of the same features as the Norelco 4100. These same features include dry and wet shave, follows your facial contours, pop-up trimmer to trim beards and side burns, it is waterproof, cordless and also has a quick charge option.

The battery charging time for the Panasonic ES8103S is 45 minutes which is very comparable to the 50 minutes of charging time on the Norelco 4100.

The cleaning of the heads of the Panasonic ES8103S shaver is the same way the Braun Series 3 and the Norelco 4100, place the saver head under running water.

The performance of the Panasonic ES8103Sis also very comparable to the Norelco 4100 as it will deliver a comfortable close shave.

However you may have some issues with shaving the neck and jaw line as the Panasonic ES8103S lacks the contour features that the Norelco 4100 and the Braun Series 3 possess.

The accessories that accompany the Panasonic ES8103S are the shaver, charging cord, cap, and a pouch instead of a cleaning brush.

This alternate shaver maybe a good choice for someone wanting a travel pouch and not too worried about a small bit of trouble when trying to get a close shave on the neck or jawline.

Alternative Shaver # 2 : Norelco 4100

The ergonomics of this shaver is very similar to the Norelco 4100. The Braun Series 3 is also made of rubber, is lightweight and can be used in the shower as well.  

The Braun Series 3 also has a quick charge feature for those men that forget to recharge their shaver.

You can clean the heads on the Braun Series 3 shaver by opening the head and running water over the heads in the same way you would clean the Norelco 4100 shaver.

A positive thing in the performance of the Braun series 3 is it cut thru thick beards easier than the Norelco 4100 shaver. The Braun Series 3 shaver is also quiet and comparable in price when compared to the Norelco 4100 shaver.

A fully charge battery in the Braun Series 3 shaver will give you  45 minutes of shave time which is very comparable to the 50 minutes of shave time on the Norelco 4100 shaver.

The accessories that you receive with the Braun Series 3 are the same standard accessories that accompany the Norelco 4100 shaver; charging cord, cap and cleaning brush.

Alternative Shaver # 3 : Braun Series 3

A comparable alternative shaver is the Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s. This Braun Series 3 is also a wet and dry shaver.

This shaver also a contour feature that is great even though it is a foil head shaver instead of the round precision head shaver.

 

 

 

Panasonic ES LA93 K 4-Blade Wet / Dry Shaver Review

A 2013 study showed that the average man will spend about 45 days of his life ES-LA93-K Panasonicshaving. ( See Source*)

Take the Panasonic ES LA93 K 4-Blade Wet/Dry cordless rechargeable electric shaver, featuring the patented Vortex Cleaning System.

It has definitely been a staple in the world of highly efficient, tremendously effective electric shavers for quite awhile now.

Whether he sports a meticulously trimmed beard, wears a carefully trimmed goatee, or shaves clean each and every morning, it equals out to about 1,092 hours, or 65,520 minutes of a man’s lifetime.

Most men  spends  that  much time in front of his bathroom mirror perfecting his own unique facial hair style.

When viewed in that light, choosing the right razor to fit your own personal and specific needs suddenly seems pretty important.

For damn good reasons, too; it is awesomely loaded with innovative and pioneering features, all of which promise to deliver one of the closest shaves available outside the realm of twirling barber poles, hot towels and old-school straight razors.

Reviewing ES LA93 K : Advanced Technology

In fact, via advanced technology,  it promises to deliver the kind of close and comfortable shave most often associated with the common razor-and-shave gel/cream routine, all in less than half the time, a fraction of the effort and virtually zero of the mess involved in shaving the traditional way.

The combination of all these factors suggests a shaving experience that will be head and shoulders above the results you can expect from other, comparable electric razors in the same class as the Panasonic ES LA93 K.

Let us face the facts: it used to be really expensive. But the retail price of the Panasonic ES LA93 K electric razor has dropped dramatically in recent years, making it one of the most affordable cordless and rechargeable electric shavers of its kind.

Additional Features

Taking into account the features and quality performance of this particular razor, it would seem to offer stellar value for its price; and who doesn’t love great value for their money?

This razor even boasts some features that were introduced for the very first time with this model, when they were brand new and unique in the world of electric shavers.

Even if some of these features have now become the standard, this fact just serves to further underline the status of the Panasonic ES-LA93-K as a superior choice in the world of cordless, rechargeable electric razors.

Let us now examine some key elements where this product is concerned.

Included Accessories

  • Shaver unitPanasonic ES LA93 K 4-Blade
  • Charging and Cleaning Station
  • Protective cap
  • Electrical cord
  • Traveling case
  • Cleaning cartridge

Available Replacement Parts

  • Foil and blades replacements
  • Cleaning cartridges

ES-LA93-K Electric Cordless Shaver Advantage

This razor features the Multi-Flex Pivoting Head, which can pivot in four directions: left to right, and back and forth.

This technology improves the razor heads ability to closely follow the contours of your face, particularly in areas like the chin, the shelf of the jaw and other areas that can be problematic when shaving.

On the other hand, there is a switch on the back of the shaving head that locks it in place when it is precision that you are looking for.

The arched, 4 blade shaving system is crafted from hypoallergenic stainless steel, which makes experiencing the annoying symptoms of irritation much less likely. This 4 blade system is comprised of two main outer foils, in addition to one thin finishing foil and one slit foil, designed for cutting longer hairs. All four of these blades are actually able to move independently of one another.

Very close (but also comfortable) shaves.

Superior at cutting coarse hair and providing incredibly fast shave times. This is because the Panasonic ES-LA93-K just happens to boast a 14,000 CPM motor, which is one of the most powerful motors you can find on any cordless electric shaver.  

Quick shaving times Specifically reduces the amount of pressure needed to apply while shaving, as well as the likelihood of razor burn and other skin irritations. This is due to the second, vibrating motor inside the shaving head, which lifts stubborn hairs away from the skin before cutting them, thus saving your skin from the usual contact pressure involved in shaving.

The Vortex Cleaning System. This is crazy innovative, and even more convenient. It is an all-in-one cleaning and charging station dock, which uses Panasonic shaver cleaning solution, a water-based, alcohol-free cleanser that is the standard for all Panasonic shaver devices.

Powerful motor and Other great features include wet or dry shaving capabilities, a fully washable unit, a quick charge option (for when you forgot to dock your shaver like the responsible adult you’re supposed to be), a lock button to prevent accidental switch-ons, a 10 stage battery indicator on the LCD display and a pop-up trimmer.

Ergonomic, comfortable, and natural grip feel, with a weight that suggests quality craftsmanship without being too heavy.

Foil, blades and cleaning cartridges do not need frequent replacements.

Attractive glossy-black finish meshes well with the blue-light LCD display, creating a handsome and classic look.

  • Inexpensive cleaning cartridges.
  • Quiet operation.

Disadvantage Of Panasonic ES LA93 K

The four-bladed shaving head is not ideal for sensitive skin. It can be slightly overzealous in its performance, and many individuals with sensitive skin have been unable to use this razor.

The unit cannot be used while it is charging. In other words, no cord can be plugged into the shaver, allowing for use if (or when) you have forgotten to replace the shaver onto the cleaning base/station/dock to charge. However, this is a common safety precaution for wet/dry electric razors.

The four-bladed shaving head is especially large and a bit bulky.Panasonic ES LA93 K 4-Blade

You will probably need to adjust to using it.

The station/dock is pretty large, and takes up quite a bit of space.

Some users have reported that the station can leak cleaning fluid.

Using the Cleaning Station can be time-consuming.

The Cleaning Station is rather noisy.

Can cause flare-ups in individuals who are prone to ingrown hairs or razor bumps.

The blue lights on the display blink, which some may consider annoying or downright intolerable.

Charge Time and Battery Life

Charging the Panasonic ES LA93 K fully takes about sixty minutes. A full charge should provide about forty-five total minutes of use.  

The LED display has a blue-light, ten stage battery indicator, which will also tell you things like when it is time to clean the unit, how long your most recent shaving session took, and the total charging status of the unit.

You can leave the unit in the charging station even after it is fully charged, because it boasts an Li-Ion battery, which cannot be overcharged.

However, if you do so, a blue light will blink constantly from then until the unit is used again, or removed from the charging station.

Some users have reporting this rapid blinking to be distracting, annoying or even unbearable, particularly in a dark room.

 

The unit comes with a charging cable that can be plugged directly into the shaver and then into the wall, eliminating the need to bring the large and bulky charging and cleaning station with you when traveling.

However, once more, the unit will not operate when plugged directly into the wall. This is an important safety feature of wet/dry electric shavers. Never trust one that bypasses this important safety feature.

The Panasonic ES LA93 K features an Automatic Voltage Converter. This means that you can charge the shaver, no matter what, wherever you go in the world (with the exception of camping deep in the wilds of virgin forests, where there are a woeful lack of electrical outlets).

Cleaning and Maintenance

Method 1: Manual Cleaning

This shaver is fully washable, so you can wash it under running water. It is advised that you use liquid hand soap and water on the outer foil.

Then you activate the Panasonic ES LA93 K’s ‘Sonic Vibrating Cleaning Mode’ by holding the on/off button for two seconds, whereupon you will see an indication of engagement in the display window.

You will probably also notice that the motor has started to run at a higher pitch. It will finish in about twenty seconds. At that time, the outer foil is removed and rinsed under a running faucet. Then you engage turbo mode again.  

When finished, shake off the excess water as much as possible, and let the unit air dry completely.  

The manual cleaning method is quick, simple and easy, and is a perfectly acceptable method for cleaning your Panasonic ES LA93 K electric cordless shaver unit.

Method 2: The Automatic Vortex Cleaning System

AKA: The Better Way To Do It

It seriously does not get any easier than this method. You fill up the water container. You make sure that a cleaning cartridge is in place inside the station. You make sure that the shaver unit is in place, on the station.

 You select ‘clean’ (unless you are wanting to dry it; then you select ‘dry’). Then you simply wait. The shaver unit automatically charges during either one of these processes. Wham, bam, thank you, Panasonic!

The station is unbelievably effective, and unbelievably quick. The entire cleaning process takes about ten minutes.  Additionally, the cleaning solution has the added benefit of also lubricating the shaver head blades, so there is never any need to do that if you use this method to clean your Panasonic ES LA93 K electric shaver.

On the other hand, when the station is engaged in drying mode, it can take up to three hours to finish the cycle, and the inside fans used to accomplish this feat can seem pretty noisy.

Conclusion

The Panasonic ES LA93 K electric cordless shaver is a very high quality, efficient, and convenient electric shaver option, at a very reasonable price.

It is worth noting that you can go big and fully automated, by choosing to utilize the included cleaning/charging station for both of its intended purposes, or you can simplify things by using the manual cleaning option.

Plugging the charging cable directly into the unit when it is in need of a charge. Or, you can use a combination of both these approaches, making this rechargeable electric cordless shaver one of the most versatile options currently on the market.

Best Beard Trimmers – Top 5 Trimmers For Mens 2018

Men these days are versatile in the way they present their faces. It’s no longer considered “scruffy” to maintain an unshaven look—as long as it’s not too scruffy looking. And beards are definitely in nowadays.

That’s where a solid beard trimmer comes in. You want one that doesn’t require a lot of work, and one that chops the scruff on just a few passes. A good beard trimmer is versatile, simple to use, and precise.
Of course, men have lots of different types of beards, and luckily, there are numerous beard trimmers on the market to accommodate. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a beard trimmer:

  • Is it corded or cordless?
  • What kind of attachments does it have?
  • Is it waterproof?
  • How versatile is the beard trimmer?
  • Is it nicely priced or too expensive?

Five Top-Rated Beard Trimmers

Wahl Lithium Ion Plus

Best Features: Comes with precise attachments for trimming beards and nose hair and ear hair. Has an assortment of 12 combs for varied hair length and styles.

If you like attachments and a versatile beard trimmer, the Wahl Lithium Ion Plus is for you. Along with being very reliable, this precise beard trimmer, which is used by professionals, has 12 combs for varied hair styles and lengths. It’s cordless, portable, and has a travel plug that prevents the device from powering on if the button is accidentally pushed in.

If you’re a neat freak, this might not be your beard trimmer. Cleaning it takes a bit of time, and you’ll need to use the brush that’s included. Plus all the attachments it comes with may seem overwhelming. Also, watch how much water this shaver is exposed to, as it can rust over time.

Techies will appreciate the high-tech lithium-ion design of this beard trimmer, which offers a hefty four hours of run time. Plus, the shaver’s patented blade design offers unmatched preciseness after a few passes. The dual-voltage beard trimmer has self-sharpening blades for beards, mustaches, cuts to the hair, touchups on the body and can handle nose and ear areas.

Other great features include an LED charge indicator and a fast one-minute charger. Given its high versatility and impressive functions, this item would make an ideal gift for men who genuinely care about their appearance.

Pros

Many attachments for versatility

Highly reliable with long run time

offers precise cut; high-tech design

Cons

Ends to rust with too much water exposure

cleaning it can be a chore; has had durability

technical issues

Philips Norelco OneBlade Face & Body Hybrid

Best Features: Versatile beard trimmer works for beards and face. Handles all types of facial hair, styling. Multiple attachments allow for customization. Given the varied grooming styles of today’s shavers, it’s good to know there’s a hybrid razor on the market as good as this one.

Norelco’s OneBlade Face & Body shaver has an assortment of customizable attachments designed for different areas of the body, including beards. Its two blades are specially designed for both the face and body, and they can be used wet or dry.

It has a body comb, four stubble combs, and a skin guard for those sensitive areas. A cordless trimmer, the OneBlade will last an hour on a single lithium-ion charge and has replaceable blades that can be replaced on a quarterly basis. This razor is made for all types of faces, with a dual-sided blade that follows all contours and shouldn’t cause razor burns or cuts.

There’s a comfort factor to the OneBlade as it doesn’t cut hair in an overly close way. Its included skin guard offers extra protection for areas that might be sensitive. While edging, trimming, or shaving any type of hair length, the OneBlade has glided coating and rounded tips that won’t pulverize skin.

Pros
Won’t pull on hair like some razors

Multiple grooming options for those who like versatility

ideal for sensitive skin; economically priced

Cons
Plastic shaver heads and not ideal for those who want clean shave 24 hours a day

Has had durability issues

Wahl Peanut

Best Features: Highly compact and economical. Also super portable for traveling with few attachments, accessories and no battery.  Nicely priced and highly portable, the aptly named Wahl Peanut is ideal for those who travel a lot or are simply on the go daily.

It doesn’t have lots of attachments but does include a guard, a cleaning brush, and four combs.

Despite its lack of attachments, this is a professional-grade, precise-cutting beard trimmer for those seeking as much. Don’t be fooled by its small size, as the Wahl Peanut packs the same power as a full-size razor, giving it highly ranked marks by reviewers.

Pros
Portable

lightweight

Nonbulky

Economical

Compact

Easy to use

Cons

Not a lot of attachments and hard to clean

Philips Norelco 7200

Mentioning a built-in vacuum on a razor may sound like a futuristic dream, but that’s a top function of the Philips Norelco 7200 beard trimmer. What does it do? Well, thanks to a high-velocity motor and fan within it.

The Norelco 7200 sucks up the majority of hair that it clips—apparently 90 percent of it—to make the clean-up process much easier. No one likes running wet toilet paper over the sink to collect all those annoying clippings.

Beyond its vacuum, the wireless Norelco 7200 has two detail comb attachments and a beard comb. Combing lengths can be adjusted in 0.5 increments for ultra-precise trimming. The cutting-edge (no pun intended) beard trimmer has self-sharpening steel blades that cut precisely but won’t irritate skin.

After one hour of charging, this razor will last up to 80 minutes, and it can be used while charging. Its lift-and-cut technology means fewer strokes are needed on the face, and the trimmer provides a precise and comfortable shave, as well as an overall even trim on beards.

Pros
Decent price and built-in vacuum for less mess and easier clean-up

Blade made of stainless steel

Cons
Not as versatile as some beard trimmers

 

Philips Norelco Multi Groomer MG3750/50

Beard aficionados may feel that this multifunction trimmer doesn’t belong on a top-five beard-grooming list, but we’re including it for a few reasons. First, it does a great job on beards. That’s thanks to the 13 pieces it comes with that covers all grooming needs. You’ve got items for stubble and beard maintenance, an outstanding trimmer that places lines on the face exactly as shavers want them, and parts that will handle hair in the nose and ears.

Secondly, for all that the Norelco Multi Groomer does, how can you argue with the price? This multitasking trimmer has sharp steel blades that stay sharp on their own without rusting, and this razor has DualCut technology for clean shaves all around. No oil is needed to maintain the blades, and the lithium-ion battery will stay charged for one hour.

Parts/accessories include: three hair-trimming guards, three beard-trimming guards, a cleaning brush, and an accessory storage bag.

Pros

Built to last with parts that can be rinsed

Comes with numerous accessories for all shaving needs

Extremely economical

Cons
Too many parts for some shavers

loud shaver with no docking station

May nick or cut those with sensitive skin

 

Best Beard Trimmers Beyond the Top Five

Remington PG6170 – The Crafter Beard Boss Style and Detail Kit with Titanium-coated Blades

This beautifully made razor features titanium-coated blades that will last and last. The premium copper finish on the razor itself lends a super-classy touch, and the 180-minute run time on lithium-ion power is also impressive. Also, if you’re in a hurry to shave but the battery is powering out, don’t worry—a 5-minute charging time will get you back on schedule. Afterward, the PG6170 cleans up in a jiffy and won’t leave a mess.

It’s a totally waterproof trimmer, so take it with you in the shower if needed. The shaver’s “turbo mode” cuts through thick hair with ease, and the wide range of accessories in the detail kit allow for styling goatees, trimming mustaches, and downsizing beards. With a clip-on adjustable comb included, you have the option of nine trim lengths for lots of versatility. Definitely a great razor for men who care about their appearance.

Braun BT3020 Beard Trimmer

The Braun brand is widely respected, and the company’s BT3020 Beard Trimmer is a fine example as to why that is. This device will make quick work of the thickest of beards and won’t tug or pull. It’s ready to go straight out of the box and easy to wash under running faucet water.

Additionally, its combs are simple to attach and remove, and the trimmer’s height adjuster has 20 length-setting options, allowing for the most precise of cuts—users will tell you that even 0.5 millimeters makes a difference when shaving.

Lightweight, quiet, and easy to handle, the BT3020 expertly manages short and medium beards as well as stubble like a pro thanks to durable stainless steel blades. With a 40-minute running time it’s not the longest-running cordless shaver on the market by any stretch, but that’s not a huge deal in the grand scheme. This is still a topnotch razor.

Panasonic Precision + Power Beard Trimmer with Linear Motor Technology

You might remember Panasonic as being associated with making cool radios back in the day, but now the company is creating razors, too, and it’s doing a great job. This particular trimmer even won a GQ Grooming Award, so it’s worth checking out.

What’s noticeable right away about the blades on this device is that they’re wider and rounded, specifically for chopping through thick, crazy-looking hair. That being said, with 19 shave settings to choose from, this is an ideal trimmer for simply cutting off the stubble or refining it.

Shavers will love the ergonomic grip of the handle, which has rubber on it for easy maneuverability. This also allows for shaving that is comfortable and consistent the whole way through.

The coolest news about this trimmer has been saved for last. This razor boasts Panasonic’s fastest-trimming motor, so from super-quick trim-ups to deeper shaves in which you’re lingering in front of the mirror, the Panasonic Precision + Power device will always deliver smooth, even, and consistent results.

BeardScape Beard and Hair Trimmer by Brio

Known as one of the quietest beard trimmers on the market, the BeardScape Beard and Hair Trimmer from the lesser-known brand Brio is one cool shaving option. It doesn’t necessarily specialize in handling any sort of beard, so whether it’s minor stubble in the morning or an unruly beard that was grown on a bad bet, this trimmer will keep you satisfied.

This compact shaver has five speed settings and length guards of 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 millimeters. You can charge it on the included base for an extremely long running time—four hours, to be exact—or plug it in and shave away. What we find coolest about this Brio beast is its super-quiet sound and low-friction ceramic blade. This blade, mind you, is four times sturdier than stainless steel. That’s pretty darn durable.

Braun BT304 Beard Trimmer

The weight of a beard trimmer can sometimes be a factor that’s not talked about enough. This one, for instance, is very lightweight, which lots of guys will appreciate. Because of its feathery touch, the modern-looking BT304 is very versatile and easy to shave with. The dial in front allows for the super-simple setting of close to 40 beard-trimming lengths.

This might not be the razor a professional actor would use, but for those who want to yank it out from time to time to keep the stubble, goatee, or beard in control, this is a solid option. It’s great how you can run the whole device under water to clean it right up, and the blades on this baby are surprisingly sharp and accurate.

A few other great features include the included two combs and a Flexball Razor made by Gillette. Runs for one hour on an 8-hour charge.

Remington HC5855 Virtually Indestructible Haircut & Beard Trimmer

Virtually indestructible? That’s what Remington claims this yellow-bellied, beefy-looking razor is. Actually, don’t let the tough talk fool you. The HC5855 has a rubber grip and is easy to hold and maneuver in your hand. It handles the off angles of your face with a precise touch, and the ergonomic design makes it a swifter razor than what its image conveys.

At just over $20, this razor is a great bargain. It comes with a 15-piece kit with pieces that cut, style, and protect. The durable trimmer has a few different types of combs and a handy storage bag for convenience and protection.

Here are more great features: a power-cut blade system that won’t snag or pull hair and skin; a super magnet torque motor offers twice the cutting speed; expertly grounded blades handle any type of hair; an industrial-length 8-foot cord for giving haircuts; and polycarbonate casing for protecting the powerful interior—that’s where the “virtually indestructible” aspect of the razor comes in.

Conair Beard & Mustache Electric Trimmer

Guess what? Great beard trimmers don’t have to cost $100 or more. This one is under $20, and some say it’s the best one they’ve every owned—even better than more expensive brands. It’s corded, quick, and cleans easily. This basic trimmer is red and has a stylish look. Its two jawline combs are great for detailing, and the 5-position adjustable comb offers a little versatility. The stainless steel blade is removable and won’t cut, nick, or pull. A great option if you’re looking to save some dough.

Remington PG6171 – The Crafter

A closely aligned brother to Remington’s above-mentioned PG6170, the PG 6171, known as The Crafter, has its own great qualities. Namely, it’s quiet, it cuts well, and has numerous attachments for the choosiest of shavers. Many like how this razor is able to get into those hard-to-access areas of the face we all have. In addition, and speaking of those hard-to-reach areas, the PG6172 comes with an ear/nose attachment that works splendidly.

 

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor 3-in-1 Body Groomer and Beard Trimmer

If life finds you on the road constantly for work, this fusion-model razor kit might be a good option. That’s because it contains both a razor and a trimmer/groomer, which means you won’t forget one or the other during the packing process. The trimmer doesn’t charge but does operate on a battery, so again, road-savvy travelers won’t have to worry about remembering to pack the charger. The kit comes with three combs, advanced blades, a battery, and a handy-dandy organizer. At a mere $25 or so, this 3-in-1 option is a steal.

Panasonic ER-GB80-S Body Hair and Beard Trimmer

Shavers will notice right away on Panasonic’s trimmer the adjustable dial in front that allows for an astounding 39 cut lengths. This makes adjusting settings from one area of the face or body to another extremely easy, and, best of all, users won’t need to change out the attachments and guards while messing with the trim length. It can run on electricity or as a cordless for added portability. Its detailed settings and slide-up, 45-degree trimmer will finely formulate beards, sideburns, and hairlines if needed. A great choice for those who truly care about their appearance.

Suprent EF-375 Beard Trimmer Kit

Thanks to specialized 420-grade stainless steel blades that both move and don’t move, the Suprent EF-375 Beard Trimmer leaves hair soft and whiskers neat. It has a mustache and nose-hair trimmer, alternative heads, a charging dock, and durable guards. At 1.38 pounds, the Suprent is lightweight and swift. Its power peters out at around 20 percent, so be sure to keep it properly charged.

Wahl 9818 Stainless Steel Beard Trimmer

Sure, it’s on the pricey side, but this beard trimmer, made by a company that many consider the best in the business when it comes to shavers, is worth it. This nice-looking trimmer has tons of add-ons and four heads that can interchange for outstanding versatility. Little maintenance is necessary with the self-sharpening blades except for a little oil from time to time. The 9818 offers a precise shave, charges fast, and has a long-lasting battery.

 

Sminiker Professional Waterproof Beard Trimmer Set

It may not be a household name, but Stinker makes good trimmers, and this one is a prime example. This heavy-duty razor handles large, fluffy beards with ease thanks to its powerful motor. It has a whole bunch of attachments and add-ons for supreme versatility, and that includes a nose and ear trimmer. The price point isn’t bad at all for such a topnotch razor, though be warned that the battery life on this razor is poor. The included dock is highly functional and has everything you need, and to top it off, this waterproof set comes with a two-year warranty.

 

Be Good to Your Beard With Right Trimmer

In conclusion, though there are many, many beard trimmers on the market, shopping for the right one that works for your face is actually kind of fun. Know that all the available choices will give you numerous shaving options, and it’s easy to do online research on any beard trimmer that catches your eye. Before making a purchase, think of past razors you’ve used and how they’ve made you feel. Do you like a weighted, hefty razor or one you can lightly glide across your face? Is battery power important to you or are you fine with plugging the device in? Also think about price, the clean-up process when shaving, and long-term durability. With all the beard-trimming razors on today’s market, you are bound to find the perfect one for your grooming needs. Good luck!   

Best Foil Shavers – Rating & Reviews

Foil Shavers are a popular choice for men’s grooming needs whether you like a clean shave or are sporting a fabulous beard.  In this review we have covered a variety or brands and models of foil shavers from economical to high end models with all the bells and whistles.

Of course not all foil shavers are created the same and some address the multiple use needs of consumers while others focus on just the face. Be sure to read the full review to form your own opinion as to which will be the best model for you or your loved one.

 

Comparison Chart

Foil Shaver model Price Best Feature
Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor $72.72 Ultra-sharp nanotech 4 blade shaving system
Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver $39.80 Intercept Shaving to pre-trim longer hairs
Braun Electric Shaver, Series 7 7865cc $169.94 8 D contour adaption
Braun Electric Shaver, Series 9 9290cc $249.94 Sonic and Autosense technology
SUPRENT 4-Blade Electric Foil Shaver $30.99 Has a quick 5 minute charge for single shave

 

Best Foil Shaver: Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor for Men, 4-Blade Cordless Shaver, Wet-Dry with Linear Motor and Flexible Pivoting Shaver Head

The ark 4 cordless foil shaver is both wet and dry usable, it has a high performance Arc 4 linear motor that provides 13,000 cuts per minute. Its peak performance lasts right up to the end of the charge in order to allow close and even shaving.

The Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor has a flexible pivoting head to glide effortlessly over the contours of your face, chin and neck.  Made with ultra-thin stainless steel and four nanotech super sharp blades the Arc 4 can give you a quick, clean shave wet or dry.

Features

    • Wet or dry shave
    • 13,000 cuts per minute
    • Peak performance right up to end of charge
    • Ultra-sharp nanotech 4 blade shaving system
    • Built in pop up trimmer

 

  • 10 stage LCD for electronic shaver
  • Rechargeable battery status
  • Carrying pouch

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Ultra- Sharp nanotech 4 blasé shaving system.
  • Built in pop up trimmer.
  • Close and comfortable shave.
  • Battery operated.
  • Universal travel voltage.

 

Cons

  • Does not work while charging.
  • Issues with overly long hair in the foil.

Accessories included

  • Universal voltage AC adaptor
  • Travel pouch
  • Battery

Alternative models

  • Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor
  • Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5 Electric Razor, Men’s 5-Blade Cordless with Shave Sensor Technology
  • Panasonic ES-RT51-S Arc3 Wet/Dry 3-Blade Cordless Electric Razor

4.5 star rating

Replacement Parts

WES9161PC (Foil), WES9068PC (Inner Blade) and WES9020 (Combo Set).

 

 

  • Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver, Men’s Electric Razor, Electric Shaver, Black

 

The Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver has a 3 stage cutting system with Intercept Shaving Technology that pre-trims longer hairs. It also has Pivot and Flex Foil Technology that allows for a close to skin smooth shave. For the sideburns and finishing touches there is a Pop-up Detail Trimmer to finish off the look.

The Remington F5-5800 is easy to clean and is washable under the faucet. The rechargeable battery has a running time of 60 minutes and can deliver up to 20 shavings between charges. Plenty long enough to make sure the job gets done right. It can be used with or without the cord.

Key Features

  • 60 minute runtime.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Washable under faucet.
  • 3 stage cutting technology.
  • Intercept Shaving to pre-trim longer hairs.
  • 2 flexible foils for smooth shave.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • No batteries to replace

Cons

  • Electric only

 

Alternative models

Remington F2-3800L Foil Shaver, Men’s Electric Razor, Electric Shaver, Black

Remington PF7300 F3 Comfort Series Foil Shaver, Men’s Electric Razor, Electric Shaver

Accessories included

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Pop up trimmers

Replacement parts

  • Remington Electric Shaver Screens and Cutters for Men, Compatible for Shavers F4900, F5800 and F7800 (SPF-300)

4 star rating

Cost $39.80

 

 

  • Braun Electric Shaver, Series 7 7865cc Men’s Electric Razor / Electric Foil Shaver, Wet & Dry,…

 

The Braun series 7 7865cc is a powerful smart shaver the can read and adapt to your beard. Built with 4 synchronized shaving elements it shaves in only one stroke what others do in two. Blades are made of titanium.

The shaver has a 8 direction flexible head and floating elements that helps provide a smooth gentle shave, while catching those hard to get hairs.

Intelligent Auto Sensing Technology can tackle dense beards with efficiency. The shaver is built with Innovative Sonic Technology that captures those elusive hard to catch hairs with its 10,000 micro-vibrations.

The Braun Series 7 has a 1 hour recharge time and for a speedy and thorough shave the manufacture suggests setting the shaver on the green intensive setting.

Key Features

  • Titanium Blade.
  • 1 hour recharge time.
  • Innovative Sonic Technology.
  • Intelligent Auto Sensing motor.
  • 4 synchronized shaving elements.
  • 8 D contour adaption.
  • 5 turbo/sensitive modes.
  • 50 minute run time.
  • Wet or dry shave.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Long runtime
  • Wet or dry shaving
  • Comes with charge and cleaning station.

Cons

  • A little pricey

 

Included

  • Battery.
  • Charge and Clean Station.

 

Alternative Models

  • Braun Electric Shaver, Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Men’s Electric Razor / Electric Foil Shaver
  • Braun Electric Shaver, Series 9 9290cc Men’s Electric Razor / Electric Foil Shaver, Wet & Dry, Travel Case with Clean & Charge System

 

Replacement Parts

  • Braun Pulsonic Series 7 70S Foil and Cutter Replacement Head, Compatible with Models 790cc, 7865cc, 7899cc, 7898cc, 7893s, 760cc, 797cc, 789cc

 

4.5 Stars

Cost $169.94

 

 

  • Braun Electric Shaver, Series 9 9290cc Men’s Electric Razor / Electric Foil Shaver, Wet & Dry, Travel Case with Clean & Charge System

 

The Braun Series 9 9290cc uses titanium blades and has 5 shaving elements 4 cutting elements and 1 skin guard element to provide you with an efficient and effortlessly smooth shave. The Braun Series 9 even manages to find those evasive hard to get hairs.

With the 10D contour flexible head and floating elements it provides a thorough yet comfortable shaving experience. Designed to be used for a dry or wet shave you can use with gel, foam or in the shower for an invigorating experience.

The Braun series 9 is waterproof up to 5 meters so you can confidently use under running water or in the shower.

The Clean and Charge station is the only 5 action alcohol based station that can remove debris and stubble for the shaver in a hygienically manner. In addition to cleanliness it automatically lubricates the shaver and charges. Using Li-Ion battery is has a 1 hour charge and a 50 minute runtime.

The premium display counts down the last 9 minutes of shave time with 5 different steps.

Key Features  

  • Waterproof up to 5 meters.
  • 5 shaving elements.
  • Wet/dry shave
  • 5 action Clean and Charge station.
  • 50 minutes shave time.
  • 2 specialized trimmers.
  • Sonic and Autosense technology.
  • 10D contour adaption.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High end Model.
  • Comes with travel case and clean and charge station.
  • Has a lot of high technology.

Cons

  • Pricey

 

Alternative models

  • Braun Electric Shaver, Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Men’s Electric Razor / Electric Foil Shaver
  • Braun Pocket Mobile Electric Foil Shaver for Men, Washable, Transparent Blue

Included

  • Clean and Charge Station
  • Travel Case

Replacement Parts

  • Braun Series 9 92S Foil & Cutter Replacement Head, Compatible with Models 9090cc, 9093s, 9290cc, 9293s, 9295cc
  • Braun Clean & Renew Refill Cartridges CCR, 4 Count

4 star rating

Cost $249.94

 

 

  • SUPRENT 4-Blade Electric Foil Shaver, Men’s Electric Razor with Lithium Ion Battery and Push-up Precision Trimmer, Safe Travel Lock (Silver)

 

The SUPRENT 4 Blade has an independent floating 3 blade system that uses 2 cellular foils and a cut trimmer. This shaver is powerful and shaves without stubble. It follows the contours of your face for a close and smooth shave.

Using 420 stainless steel German surgical blades it is tough on dense beards and soft on the skin. It shaves cleanly without leaving abrasive stubble.

With the built in Lithium Ion battery you can get 70 minutes out of a single charge. Also if you’re in need of a quick shave you can do a quick 5 minute charge for a single shave.

The SUPERENT 4 has a built in trimmer and a safe travel lock to prevent accidental operation. It also has 110v to 240v for global traveling.

Key features

  • 70minute charge capacity.
  • Quick 5 minute recharge for single shave.
  • German Surgical Steel blades.
  • Independent floating 3 blade system.
  • 12 month free replacement warranty.
  • Comes with charger, brush, a back push up precision trimmer.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Warranty.
  • Economical.
  • Comes with accessories.
  • Has a quick 5 minute charge for single shave.

Cons

  • No alternative models
  • No travel case.

 

Included

  • Charger
  • Brush back push up trimmer
  • Battery
  • Cleaning Brush
  • User’s Manual

Replacement Parts

EF215S-R Foil Shaver Replacement Head

4.5 Star rating

Cost $30.99

As you can see if you are looking for a foil shaver there are plenty to choose from. From High end foil shavers with all the bells and whistles to economical low priced shavers.  Some are only electric others are battery operated. There are foil shavers with their own cleaning stations while others come with a brush for you to clean.

Let’s not forget the models that have universal voltage so that they can travel the world with you to keep you looking your best. Of course we also must consider that not all foil shavers are created equal and we can expect that the higher end ones will have more to offer than the cheaper models. However that does not mean that the lower cost means an inferior shave.

Some foil shavers are meant to be used on the face alone while others have the ability to be used other places on the body. So hopefully you have had a chance to read the review and have found the right model for your needs.

 

Philips Nоrеlсо Sensotouch 3D Complete Review – 2018 Update

 

Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо’ѕ Series 8000 ѕhаvеrѕ аrе tор оf the line electric rоtаrу ѕhаvеrѕ еԛuірреd wіth Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо’ѕ signature GуrоFlеx 3D, UltrаTrасk Heads, аnd SkinGlide еlеmеntѕ to рrоvіdе the сlоѕеѕt аnd smoothest ѕhаvе without causing іrrіtаtіоn tо the skin.

The shaver аlѕо соntаіnѕ a skin-friendly precision trimmer реrfесt fоr trіmmіng bеаrdѕ, muѕtасhеѕ, and ѕіdеburnѕ. Thе еlесtrіс ѕhаvеr саn bе uѕеd for both wet аnd drу ѕhаvеѕ.

Itѕ 3D contouring flеxіbіlіtу hеlрѕ it сurvе around thе edges of thе fасе соmfоrtаblу ѕо thаt іt can ассеѕѕ аll оf thоѕе hаrd tо rеасh аrеаѕ еаѕіlу.

Thе Ultrаtrасk Hеаdѕ mаkе ѕurе аll hairs аrе сut as ѕhоrt аѕ роѕѕіblе аnd сарturе еvеn the ѕhоrtеѕt ѕtubblе, whіlе the Skіnglіdе еlеmеnt hеlрѕ reduce аnу ѕkіn іrrіtаtіоnѕ.  

Philips Nоrеlсо’ѕ Aԛuаtес Sеаl mаkеѕ іt роѕѕіblе to shave wеt аnd dry wіth or without ѕhаvіng сrеаm for thе ѕаmе rеѕultѕ.  As an аddеd plus thе 8700 mоdеl соmеѕ with a Jet Clеаn Sуѕtеm thаt сlеаnѕ, lubrісаtеѕ аnd charges thе ѕhаvеr.

Features

Phіlірѕ Norelco рrоvіdеѕ thе bеѕt and mоѕt еffесtіvе rоtаrу shavers оn thе mаrkеt, аnd thе 8000 lіnе іѕ most lіkеlу thеіr bеѕt line tо date. Hеrе іѕ a lіѕt of thе features that mаkе it ѕо popular аnd efficient:

GуrоFlеx 3D Hеаdѕ

Thе contour-following 3d hеаdѕ аrе dеѕіgnеd tо fоllоw thе curves оf уоur face аnd nесk whіlе minimizing аnу рrеѕѕurе оr іrrіtаtіоn. Thе heads mоvе іn 3 distinct wауѕ іndереndеntlу bу flеxіng outward, ріvоtіng аrоund, аnd tilting іnwаrd tо capture аll hаіr.

UltrаTrасk Hеаdѕ

Thе UltrаTrасk hеаdѕ have 3 dіffеrеnt ѕhаvіng tracks (ѕlоtѕ, сhаnnеlѕ, аnd hоlеѕ) designed fоr dіffеrеnt lеngthѕ оf hаіr (long, short аnd ѕtubblе) ѕо that аll hair іѕ сарturеd in оnе раѕѕ, еvеn thаt ѕtubblе that often gеtѕ left behind.

Suреr Lіft & Cut Aсtіоn

Thе duаl blаdеѕ lift еасh hаіr аnd сut thеm bеlоw thе ѕkіn lеvеl fоr аn еxtrеmеlу сlоѕе ѕhаvе.

AquaTec Sеаl

Phіlірѕ Norelco’s AquaTec seal mаkеѕ іt роѕѕіblе tо use thе shaver соmfоrtаblу оn thе dry оr wet ѕkіn, wіth or wіthоut shaving сrеаm or gel.

Ergоnоmіс Dеѕіgn

The beautiful, еrgоnоmіс non-slip grір design mаkеѕ it роѕѕіblе tо mаіntаіn a fіrm grір оn thе hаndlе whеthеr іn the ѕhоwеr оr while dry ѕhаvіng and thе ѕkіn-frіеndlу trіmmеr іѕ grеаt for a рrесіѕе and easy trim.

Cordless & Trаvеl-frіеndlу

The Sеrіеѕ 8000 ѕhаvеrѕ сhаrgе іn оnе hоur аnd саn bе used соrdlеѕѕlу for up to 50 mіnutеѕ.

Thе ѕhаvеr contains a dіѕрlау thаt wіll ѕhоw you hоw muсh bаttеrу life іѕ left аnd аlѕо whеn уоu wіll nееd tо change the blades.

Thе ѕhаvеrѕ соmе wіth a travel lосk and adjust voltage automatically fоr uѕе internationally.

JetClean Sуѕtеm

Thе JetClean Sуѕtеm сlеаnѕ, lubrісаtеѕ аnd сhаrgеѕ the ѕhаvеr simultaneously.

Onе-hоur сhаrgе provides up tо 17 dауѕ of ѕhаvіng tіmеPhilips Nоrеlсо Sensotouch 3D

Thе соrd-frее SensoTouch 3D сhаrgеѕ in оnе hоur аnd рrоvіdеѕ up tо 50 mіnutеѕ (оr a mаxіmum of 17 dауѕ) of shaving tіmе. A dіѕрlау lets уоu knоw how muсh роwеr remains іn thе lіthіum-іоn bаttеrу аnd whеn you nееd to rерlасе thе blades.

Smooth ѕurfасе glіdеѕ оvеr уоur ѕkіn

With a lоw-frісtіоn SkіnGlіdе ѕhаvіng ѕurfасе, thе rаzоr ѕlіdеѕ ѕmооthlу аlоng уоur ѕkіn for a close ѕhаvе without іrrіtаtіоn.

Skin frіеndlу рrесіѕіоn trіmmеr

Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо’ѕ bеѕt ѕhаvе уеt, SеnѕоTоuсh 3D gіvеѕ you the ultimate ѕhаvіng experience. Thе unіԛuе ѕkіn friendly рrесіѕіоn trіmmеr ѕуѕtеm іѕ buіlt tо аvоіd unnесеѕѕаrу ѕkіn соntасt. If you wаnt tо dо a perfect muѕtасhе or ѕіdеburn trіmmіng. thе рорuр trіmmеr wіll be уоur best frіеnd.

Worldwide vоltаgе ѕуѕtеm аdjuѕtѕ automatically

An еxсеllеnt travel соmраnіоn, SеnѕоTоuсh features a trаvеl lосk, protective cap, аnd ѕtоrаgе роuсh fоr safe роrtаbіlіtу. SеnѕоTоuсh also has a wоrldwіdе vоltаgе funсtіоn thаt аutоmаtісаllу аdjuѕtѕ from 100 volts tо 240 vоltѕ AC, mаkіng it іdеаl fоr international trірѕ.

Battery life and сhаrgіng


Thе Series 8000 соmеѕ wіth a Lі-іоn bаttеrу thаt саn bе fullу сhаrgеd іn оnе hоur аnd рrоvіdеѕ 50 minutes оf shaving time.

The сhаrgіng соrd рlugѕ іntо thе stand аnd thе ѕhаvеr саn оnlу bе сhаrgеd іn thіѕ mаnnеr. You саn easily ѕее thе drаwbасk of thіѕ approach аѕ you’ll always hаvе tо саrrу the stand wіth уоu whеn traveling.

It wоuld have bееn bеttеr іf thе соrd could bе plugged dіrесtlу into thе shaver, like іn the саѕе of thе Braun 7 Sеrіеѕ. It іѕ no dеаl brеаkеr, but іt wоuld hаvе bееn a thоughtful tоuсh bу Phіlірѕ.

The rаzоr fеаturеѕ a 3 lеvеl bаttеrу indicator, bаttеrу low іndісаtоr аnd a charge іndісаtоr.

Shаvіng реrfоrmаnсе

Thе SеnѕоTоuсh 3D lіnе is marketed by Phіlірѕ as thеіr best ѕhаvе tо dаtе. And thе 1250x/40 (Series 8000) іѕ without a doubt оnе оf thе mоrе сараblе rоtаrу rаzоrѕ.

Yоu’ll have a hаrd tіmе fіndіng оnе thаt is noticeably bеttеr іn аnу аѕресt. The сlоѕеnеѕѕ of the ѕhаvе is about as gооd as іt gеtѕ fоr аn еlесtrіс shaver.

Onе оf thе mоѕt іmрrеѕѕіvе аѕресtѕ about thе wау it реrfоrmѕ is just hоw еffоrtlеѕѕlу fаѕt іt ѕhаvеѕ.

Duе to the lаrgе ѕurfасе thаt соmеѕ іntо соntасt with your ѕkіn, thе rounded еdgеѕ оf thе cutting block аnd the excellent соntоur-fоllоwіng design, іt juѕt mоwѕ thrоugh аnу tуре оf stubble wіthоut any dіѕсоmfоrt.

It іѕ wіthоut a dоubt one оf thе fаѕtеѕt ѕhаvеrѕ оut thеrе. It іѕ аlѕо іmрrеѕѕіvеlу ԛuіеt durіng operation.

Anоthеr thing worth mentioning іѕ that thе Series 8000 іѕ a vеrѕаtіlе shaver thаt саn be аn еxсеllеnt сhоісе fоr mеn that shave thеіr hеаd. It can соvеr lаrgе ѕurfасеѕ fаѕt аnd аdарtѕ easily tо thе ѕрhеrісаl shape of thе hеаd.

The ergonomic dеѕіgn оf thе body allows you tо еаѕіlу mаnеuvеr thе ѕhаvеr regardless of thе аrеа thаt’ѕ being shaved.

Ovеrаll thе ѕhаvіng еxреrіеnсе іѕ еxсеllеnt, worthy оf a high-end еlесtrіс shaver.

Clеаnіng and maintenance

If уоu’rе оnlу going tо use it dry, сlеаnіng can bе dоnе after еvеrу 2 оr 3 ѕhаvеѕ. Thе easiest way to сlеаn it is tо ѕіmрlу hоld thе rаzоr hеаd undеr runnіng tар wаtеr. For a more thоrоugh сlеаnіng, еасh of thе three ѕhаvіng heads ѕhоuld bе opened аnd rinsed under hоt water.

Aftеr thаt, уоu саn juѕt ѕhаkе оff thе еxсеѕѕ wаtеr аnd lеаvе thе ѕhаvіng heads open tо fullу drу. This сlеаnіng routine ѕhоuld be carried out after еvеrу uѕе іf you shave with gel оr cream.

Evеrу оnсе іn a whіlе, the сuttеrѕ, combs, аnd сhаmbеrѕ ѕhоuld be сlеаnеd thоrоughlу wіth thе included bruѕh. Thіѕ operation means ореnіng the rеtаіnеrѕ аnd rеmоvіng thе cutters frоm thе соmbѕ. It іѕ bеѕt tо оnlу clean оnе ѕhаvіng hеаd аt a tіmе whіlе fоllоwіng thе іnѕtruсtіоnѕ frоm thе uѕеr mаnuаl that соmеѕ wіth thе shaver.

Iѕ it effесtіvе?

Thе Phіlірѕ Norelco Shаvеr 8100 іѕ vеrу ԛuіеt, fаѕt аnd hіghlу еffесtіvе. Its 3D tесhnоlоgу rеаllу does help соntоur thе fасе and nесk реrfесtlу аnd allows fоr a very сlоѕе and even ѕhаvе.

If уоu аrе nоt uѕеd tо using a rоtаrу ѕhаvеr уоu may nееd a couple оf ѕеѕѕіоnѕ to get uѕеd tо how іt wоrkѕ, but once уоu dо уоu рrоbаblу wоn’t lооk back.

Who is ѕuіtаblе for Phіlір Nоrеlсо Sensotouch 3D

  • Thе оnе whо wаntѕ to buy аn аdvаnсеd rotary ѕhаvеr.
  • Thе оnе who hаѕ mеdіum to thісk beard.
  • Thе оnе who wаntѕ a ԛuіеt shaving еxреrіеnсе.
  • The оnе who has a ѕеnѕіtіvе ѕkіn.
  • Thе оnе whо wаntѕ a ѕmаrt jet clean ѕуѕtеm to ѕаvе tіmе and bеttеr health.
  • Thе оnе who needs аn upgrade from lоw-lеvеl Nоrеlсо ѕhаvеrѕ

Who іѕ not ѕuіtаblе for thіѕ shaver

  • Prеfеr a fоіl shaver fоr ѕhаvіng.
  • Wіth a lіmіtеd budget
  • Wаnt tо gеt thе mоѕt аdvаnсеd mоdеl
Pros
  • Very ԛuіеt, thе wоrld’ѕ one оf thе most ԛuіtе ѕhаvеrѕ
  • UltrаTrасk hеаdѕ cover 50% mоrе ѕkіn ѕurfасе wіth thrее ѕhаvіng tracks that catch every hair.
  • Wіth AquaTec tесhnоlоgу еnjоу a соmfоrtаblе drу shave or a rеfrеѕhіng wet shave.
  • Wеt or drу electric ѕhаvеr
  • Pор-оut trіmmеr fоr sideburns аnd muѕtасhе
  • 3D соntоurіng hеаdѕ: cling tо thе curves оf thе fасе реrfесtlу
  • UltrаTrасk Hеаdѕ: cut еvеn thе ѕhоrtеѕt ѕtubblе fоr an еxtrа ѕmооth ѕhаvе
  • Easy tо сlеаn wіth water (еvеn wіthоut the JetClean орtіоn)
  • Rерlасеаblе heads: nо nееd tо rерlасе thе еntіrе dеvісе аftеr a уеаr
  • Trimmer: grеаt fоr trіmmіng ѕіdеburnѕ аnd mustache
  • Autоmаtісаllу аdарtаblе vоltаgе: grеаt fоr іntеrnаtіоnаl trаvеl
Cons
  • Price a lіttlе hіgh for shaver 8900
  • Cоѕt оf rерlасеmеnt раrtѕ: rерlасеmеnt heads cost nеаrlу hаlf оf thе соѕt of thе еntіrе device
  • Nо rерlасеаblе batteries: thе unit needs tо be rерlасеd соmрlеtеlу іf the bаttеrу bесоmеѕ defective.

Hоw to uѕе a Norelco jеt сlеаn ѕуѕtеm

  • Onlу use this razor, сhаrgіng ѕtаnd, Jet Clеаn Sуѕtеm аnd HQ200 сlеаnіng ѕоlutіоn provided tо сhаrgе оr сlеаn rаzоr.
  • Othеr Phіlірѕ Norelco razors DO NOT wоrk wіth thіѕ Jet Clean Sуѕtеm.
  • Emрtу thе cleaning solution саnіѕtеr and thоrоughlу rinse the саnіѕtеr сlеаn wіth warm wаtеr every 2 wееkѕ.
  • Thе Jet Clеаn Sуѕtеm thoroughly сlеаnѕ but does not dіѕіnfесt уоur rаzоr, thеrеfоrе, dо not ѕhаrе a rаzоr wіth оthеrѕ.
  • Thе сhаrgіng рlug соnvеrtѕ 100-240V AC to less thаn 24V DC.
  • Place thе Jеt Clеаn Sуѕtеm on a flat, ѕtаblе and fluid-resistant ѕurfасе tо avoid any leakage. Be саrеful not to tip оr mоvе the Jеt Clеаn System іf it іѕ filled wіth thе сlеаnіng solution.
  • Tо avoid еvароrаtіоn, do not expose thе cleaning ѕоlutіоn to dіrесt sunlight.
  • Rеmоvе thе protective rаzоr hеаd cap frоm thе rаzоr bеfоrе charging оr cleaning thе rаzоr іn thе Jеt Clеаn Sуѕtеm.

Cоnсluѕіоn

Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо SensoTouch 3D is a grеаt рrоduсt if уоu dо nоt wаnt to lоѕе time іn thе mоrnіng. It іѕ аlѕо an еxсеllеnt travel accessory because you do not hаvе tо brіng substitute саrtrіdgеѕ, a ѕhаvіng bruѕh or shaving сrеаm.

Thаt аlоnе makes іt a wоrthwhіlе companion fоr mе, but if уоu hаvе 45 mіnutеѕ оf tіmе аnd want thе best ѕhаvе роѕѕіblе every mоrnіng, the Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо is probably not уоur fіrѕt choice, еѕресіаllу if уоu hаvе sturdy facial hаіr.

Philips Norelco 2100 Review – Complete Buyers Guide

Thе Phіlірѕ Norelco 2100 mаkеѕ a great gift for a young mаn or a person who еnjоуѕ trаvеlіng.

Though this ѕhаvеr wіll be реrfесt for аnуоnе, аnd fоr еvеrуdау uѕе аѕ wеll.

But уоu wоn’t balk at thе аffоrdаblе price point. Mеn whо travel a lot mау wіѕh to purchase a ѕесоnd оnе tо keep іn their trаvеl bаg, ѕо they dоn’t hаvе tо wоrrу аbоut packing at a moment’s notice.

Philips Norelco 2100 Fеаturе
As the name suggests, the Philips Norelco Elесtrіс Shаvеr 2100 is only a shaver, nоt a trimmer оr grооmеr, аnd dеѕіgnеd рrіmаrіlу fоr mаlе fасіаl hаіr, аlthоugh ѕоmе wоmеn customers report uѕіng іt оn their lеgѕ wіthоut a рrоblеm.

Thе Electric Shаvеr 2100 іѕ a ѕlіghtlу ѕmаllеr vеrѕіоn оf Nоrеlсо’ѕ classic rоtаrу shaver design. Thеіr twо main dеѕіgn fеаturеѕ аrе thе “Clоѕе Cut System,” whісh іѕ what thеу саll their ѕеlf-ѕhаrреnіng blades, аnd thе “4-Direction Flеx Head,” whісh uses thе thrее rоtаrу hеаdѕ mоvіng іn fоur dіffеrеnt dіrесtіоnѕ tо аdjuѕt to thе contours of your ѕkіn.

Aѕ Nоrеlсо’ѕ bаѕіс ѕhаvеr, thе Elесtrіс Shаvеr 2100 wоuld mаkе a grеаt ѕtаrtеr razor for a teenager juѕt ѕtаrtіng tо shave аѕ іtѕ simple tо uѕе аnd easy tо сhаrgе. It has grеаt battery life for a starter model, thаnkѕ to a lіthіum-іоn bаttеrу, аѕ well as a hаndу trіmmеr fоr mustaches аnd ѕіdеburnѕ.

For those whо trаvеl, іt wіll wоrk fоr 100 tо 240 voltages. Yоu саn juѕt сhаrgе іt uр іn advance аnd leave thе соrd аt hоmе, but with оnlу a 35 mіnutе ѕhаvіng tіmе, уоu mау wіѕh to brіng thе charger cord аnd аdарtоr plug wіth уоu on уоur trаvеlѕ.

This ѕhаvеr has “CloseCut” hеаdѕ thаt рrоmіѕе tо сut mоrе thаn 25% more hаіr in оnе раѕѕ than оthеr brands оf men’s ѕhаvеrѕ.

Thе blades buіlt within this rоtаrу style ѕhаvеr are еxtrеmеlу sharp, аnd thеу’rе also ѕеlf-ѕhаrреnіng, as thе sharper blаdеѕ аrе, thе lеѕѕ lіkеlу thаt they’re gоіng to pull оr tug аt hair.

Self-sharpening blаdеѕ mеаn thаt they aren’t likely tо wеаr оut. Thе ѕеlf-ѕhаrреnіng blаdеѕ also іnсrеаѕе thе length of tіmе bеfоrе уоu nееd to рurсhаѕе nеw оnеѕ fоr уоur shaver.

Flеx and Float Sуѕtеm

4- Direction flеx heads . Undеr each rоtаrу hеаd is a flеx аnd flоаt ѕуѕtеm that іndіvіduаllу pivots to adjust tо thе соntоurѕ оf уоur face. This wоuld bе useful іn trоublе ѕроtѕ like the сhіn аnd nесk аrеа аѕ wеll аѕ undеr thе nose.

Drу Shаvіng Only

You can’t use thіѕ vаrіаnt fоr wet ѕhаvіng. If уоu рrеfеr wеt ѕhаvіng then уоu ѕhоuld go wіth the Nоrеlсо 3500 wіth thе Aԛuаtес wеt/drу head.

Ergоnоmісѕ

2100 has a рrеttу gооd еrgоnоmіс design. It’ѕ mоѕtlу рlаѕtіс wіth аbоut 20% rubbеr.  Yоu’ll nоtісе that іt hаѕ a bluе trim thаt flаnkѕ bоth sides.  Thаt’ѕ thе rubbеr раrt. Thе power button is аt the сеntеr (where the thumb is аt оn the right). Thе trіmmеr рорѕ one the ѕіdе – a gооd lосаtіоn fоr trimmer ѕіdеburnѕ. But awkward for thе mustache area.

Charging Stаtuѕ

When уоu lооk аt thе lоwеr frоnt end of the ѕhаvеr, there іѕ a lіght thаt tells уоu іf thіѕ rаzоr needs charging.

Eаѕу Clеаnuр

Evеn though thіѕ рrоduсt dоеѕ not come wіth a cleaning ѕtаtіоn (whісh adds tо thе operating еxреnѕе), it іѕ еаѕу tо сlеаn. Thе head рорѕ ореn and you can сlеаn thіѕ раrt undеr running wаtеr.

Thіѕ head is аlѕо detachable аllоwіng уоu to rеmоvе facial hаіr аnd dead skin collected іn thіѕ area.  It аlѕо соmеѕ wіth a сlеаnіng bruѕh fоr сlеаnіng gunk іn the соllесtіоn trау.

Lithium-Ion Bаttеrу

Pоwеrіng this cordless ѕhаvеr іѕ a lіthіum-іоn bаttеrу thаt wіll tаkе рrеttу lоng tо charge – around 8 hоurѕ.  Runtіmе wоuld bе approximately 35 mіnѕ ѕо іt’ѕ pretty short.

Yоu саn’t turn оn thіѕ rаzоr whеn plugged in.  It’ѕ a safety fеаturе tо рrеvеnt еlесtrіс ѕhосkѕ.

Oреrаtіоn аnd Ease of Uѕе

If уоu rеаd a Philips Nоrеlсо 2100 review fоr the оldеr vеrѕіоn оf this еlесtrіс ѕhаvеr, уоu mау ѕее ѕоmе соmрlаіntѕ аbоut the performance of thе mоdеl; however, thе еngіnееrѕ аt Phillips Nоrеlсо hаvе аddеd a nеw tесhnоlоgу tо thе lаtеѕt version оf the ѕhаvеr that rероrtеdlу аllоwѕ thе blаdеѕ tо shave 25 реrсеnt closer tо the skin.

Thіѕ new fеаturе іѕ called CloseCut technology, аnd it аllоwѕ hаіrѕ tо bе pulled furthеr into thе head so thаt thеу саn bе сut dеереr in.

In addition, the shaver іnсludеѕ a Flеx & Flоаt hеаd design, mеаnіng thаt the head is adjustable. Aѕ thе ѕhаvеr mоvеѕ, thе head wіll turn іn whаtеvеr dіrесtіоn іѕ needed tо maintain mаxіmum соntасt wіth the fасіаl contours. Overall, wе found thе Phillips Nоrеlсо 2100 tо bе rеlаtіvеlу еаѕу tо uѕе.

While thе ѕhаvеr dоеѕn’t have any ѕресіаllу designed grірѕ to hеlр уоu kеер hold оf іt, thе ѕhаре іѕ еrgоnоmіс, аnd wе didn’t fіnd it difficult tо maneuver. Evеn оn trickier spots lіkе undеr thе nose аnd аlоng thе jаw, wе fоund the razor еаѕу to wіеld.

Shаvіng Pеrfоrmаnсе

And nоw lеt’ѕ get to the most іmроrtаnt раrt of our Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо 2100 review, thе actual ѕhаvіng performance.

Aѕ уоu probably already know bу nоw, 2100 іѕ оnlу ѕuіtаblе tо bе uѕеd fоr drу ѕhаvіng, ѕо thе реrfоrmаnсе section оf thіѕ review wіll оnlу rеfеr to thіѕ ѕіtuаtіоn.

Evеn thоugh thе lасk оf wеt shaving capabilities саn be соnѕіdеrеd a mіnuѕ, уоu know еxасtlу what you’re gеttіng wіth thіѕ раrtісulаr rаzоr.

Rеgаrdіng the ѕhаvіng experience іtѕеlf, 2100 іѕ ԛuіtе a рlеаѕаnt surprise. While іt wоn’t shave аѕ сlоѕе and аѕ fаѕt as other mоrе еxреnѕіvе Nоrеlсо shavers, іt dоеѕ a vеrу decent job.

Using іt fоr dаіlу shaving or еvеn every twо tо three dауѕ wіll уіеld equally gооd rеѕultѕ. Thе jаwlіnе аnd neck аrеаѕ are аlwауѕ mоrе dіffісult to tасklе for аnу ѕhаvеr, ѕо additional passes may bе rеԛuіrеd hеrе.

Aѕ fаr as соmfоrt gоеѕ, thе Norelco 2100 рrоvеd tо bе аgаіn a ѕurрrіѕіnglу gооd rаzоr fоr its саtеgоrу. Provided the battery is рrореrlу сhаrgеd аnd thе сuttеrѕ are іn gооd соndіtіоn, you ѕhоuldn’t experience any ѕkіn іrrіtаtіоn оr hаіr рullіng.

Aѕ іt wаѕ expected frоm a rotary ѕhаvеr, thе nоіѕе is kept tо a minimum durіng uѕе. The lіght wеіght оf thе razor, аlоng wіth the соmfоrtаblе аnd smooth ореrаtіоn rеаllу make fоr a рlеаѕаnt shaving еxреrіеnсе.

Thе integrated рор-uр trіmmеr іѕ vеrу uѕеful and рrасtісаl аѕ well, еvеn thоugh it dоеѕn’t сut аѕ еffісіеntlу as оthеr trimmers. The роѕіtіоnіng іѕ grеаt аnd wоrkѕ rеаllу wеll. Agаіn, іt’ѕ a really nice аddіtіоn fоr a shaver іn thіѕ рrісе rаngе.

Rеѕultѕ Aftеr Shаvіng

Bаѕеd оn оur tеѕtіng, it ѕееmѕ thаt thе Philips Nоrеlсо 2100 іѕ mоѕt еffісіеnt fоr shaving lіght tо ѕlіghtlу thick bеаrdѕ.

Whіlе the еlесtrіс shaver is сараblе оf tаkіng оn a thісkеr bеаrd, you will have tо move slowly аnd рrесіѕеlу to gеt grеаt results.

If you’ve gоnе without a ѕhаvе fоr a lоng tіmе, уоu mау wаnt tо uѕе thе pop-up trіmmеr аttасhmеnt all over bеfоrе уоur first ѕhаvе with the Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо 2100 tо avoid pulling аnd get the best роѕѕіblе rеѕultѕ.

Sеnѕіtіvе Skіn?

Thе Phіlірѕ Nоrеlсо 2100 does nоt hаvе аnу of the аdvаnсеd fеаturеѕ fоr рrеvеntіng ingrown hаіrѕ thаt уоu’ll find in a hіgh-еnd ѕhаvеr like thе Brаun Series 7 799сс-6 Wet аnd Drу Elесtrіс Foil Shаvеr.

This mеn’ѕ ѕhаvеr isn’t likely tо irritate ѕеnѕіtіvе ѕkіn. Yоu аrе lіmіtеd оnlу tо drу ѕhаvіng wіth the model, thоugh, so уоu саn’t get thе benefits оf a lubrісаtеd tо рrоtесt a mоrе dеlісаtе соmрlеxіоn.

Bаttеrу Life

Lіkе many features of the Phіlірѕ Norelco 2100 Elесtrіс Shаvеr, the bаttеrу lіfе оf thе razor іѕ аbоut аvеrаgе fоr a model оf іtѕ price. Thе shaver саn рrоvіdе 35 mіnutеѕ of соntіnuоuѕ ѕhаvіng, but іtѕ rесhаrgе tіmе of 8 hоurѕ is a lіttlе long.

One nісе feature іѕ thаt уоu can ѕhаvе whіlе іt іѕ charging–you dоn’t hаvе to wait tо ѕhаvе іf уоu fоrgеt to rероwеr. Yоu can аlѕо uѕе thе ѕhаvеr with thе соrd рluggеd іn fоr rеgulаr shaving аt аnу tіmе.

Clеаnіng аnd Care

Bесаuѕе thе Philips Nоrеlсо 2100 Elесtrіс Shаvеr isn’t waterproof, іt must be сlеаnеd only with the іnсludеd brush. The ѕhаvеr dоеѕ have a hаіr соllесtоr chamber thаt wоrkѕ vеrу wеll to keep thіngѕ tіdу.

Evеrу year, thе head оf thе ѕhаvеr nееdѕ tо bе rерlасеd, but aside from that, thе ѕhаvеr doesn’t require аnу mаіntеnаnсе. The ClоѕеCut rоtаrу blаdеѕ are ѕеlf-ѕhаrреnіng, which is a nісе fеаturе fоr a ѕhаvеr оf thіѕ price.

Aссеѕѕоrіеѕ

You wіll gеt thе fоllоwіng after уоu have bought thіѕ shaver.

  • Chаrgіng Cоrd
  • Protective cap
  • Cleaning bruѕh
  • Travel роuсh
Pros
  • Prоvіdеѕ a сlоѕе and comfortable ѕhаvе
  • Easy tо clean
  • Cоmеѕ with a pop-up trіmmеr
  • Eаѕу tо саrrу
  • Affordable
  • Quiet whеn ѕhаvіng
Cons
  • Not іdеаl fоr wеt ѕhаvіng
  • Shaving heads аrе еxреnѕіvе
  • Does not hаvе a ԛuісk сhаrgе орtіоn

Conclusion

Thіѕ еlесtrіс ѕhаvеr іѕ a gооd buу fоr its рrісе. Mоѕt mеn will bе аblе to gеt a close shave wіth lіttlе to nо rіѕk for іrrіtаtіоn with the mоdеl.

Wіth іtѕ 2-уеаr warranty аnd ԛuаlіtу buіld, thе shaver ѕhоuld bе able tо ѕtаnd the test оf tіmе when properly сlеаnеd аnd ѕеrvісеd as recommended.

Fеаturеѕ lіkе thе ClоѕеCut tесhnоlоgу, thе hair соllесtоr chamber and thе аbіlіtу tо ѕhаvе while plugged іn, dо gіvе this ѕhаvеr advantages over оthеr models thаt аrе similarly priced.