Life does not come with an instruction manual and descriptions of electrical shavers do not come with translations. They are all features on the electrical shavers below and we will be damned if we can work out which to buy only from the descriptions. That is why we’ve tested models from three of the big brands to give you a feeling of what you wish to pay for. The most affordable of the three was140, and for anything and that more expensive you can expect a wet and dry shaver that may be used with or without shaving foam and taken in the shower, added trimmers, a travel pouch and a fast charge feature that offers enough juice for one shave on a couple of minutes’ charge time.
What are you becoming? There are three blades: a trimmer and a foil blade both sides of it, among which is retractable to allow the trimmer perform its work unencumbered around the neckline. There is also a trimmer on the back for carrying up sideburns and taming. From the Series 3 range, you can find a charging station that also cleans and lubricates, or strips off all of the features and just receive the identical head in a wet/dry body with decreased shaving time per charge for approximately #40.
What is it like? It has got the best sense of those on evaluation, fitting in the palm satisfyingly and being weighty without being bulky like the luxury Panasonic below. It took us a few tries to accomplish a thorough shave around — including one disastrous attempt to shave in the shower with a clouded-over mirror — but after a little practice (and learning to retract one of those foil blades) we could smarten up four-day expansion to an acceptable degree for work.
It has also got the most gratifying sound of the crowd (this thing, trust us — the Philips SW7700 is extremely annoying) but it will vibrate over the others on this listing. It is billed on a rack, which is thankfully not as shaky as its small base indicates it could be, and there is a long cord so this might be installed permanently on a dresser or bedside table. We have avoided the stereotype of German technology up to this stage, but the cap fits. What are you becoming? The mind can bend in five directions and there are some other indecipherable qualities that will mean as little to you as they do to us. It is going to run for one hour on an hour’s charge.
This special edition Star Wars-branded Light Side shaver is not Philips’s top-of-the-line version. Obviously the Dark Side SW-model (roughly #320) is enchanting, but there is a greater price (as with the true Dark Side — although unlike real life it is not stronger), and there is the Shaver Series 9000 that boasts another shaving system of blades and comes with a cleaner (roughly #350) or without (around #300).
Drop down to, say, the Philips 3000 (roughly #110) or 1000 (roughly #45) and you are losing runtime and the precision trimmer, obtaining a different blade system, relegating yourself from five- to four-direction heads and, in the event of the least expensive alternative, losing the wet/dry choice, charging power and time. What is it like? Let’s get the biggest flaw from the way first. It is a Jedi shaver and it does not create the lightsaber power-up noise when you turn it on. The high-pitched complain it does emit is huge, hugely disappointing. It does have a string of largely indecipherable icons on the deal, but one’s the Millennium Falcon that saves the day (just like in real life). This pup flew over our skin with minimal aggravation even when dry shaving unexpected, considering rotary shavers are regarded as harsher on the skin.
What are you becoming? For this type of money, you would want a good deal and Panasonic delivers. Panasonic also makes a lot of the ability of the motor. At this price, you also get what is essentially a sterilizing bathroom for the razor which cleans and charges. The only other Panasonic electric shaver we all think it’s worth telling you about is your ES-LV65, which as far as we can tell is the identical electric razor with no cleaning station. And it is around #149.99.
What is it like? The head is bloody huge and it’s got a liquid blue crystal screen to allow you to know how long you have been shaving along with the percentage of battery. The tone that the shaver makes is greater than the Braun, lower than the Philips and more competitive than both. It is the business. The cleaning station is a superb idea for keeping the shaver at a more sterile state than many people have time for, but it is pretty chunky — too chunky for the crowded bathroom and bedside tables in our home. If you do not mind the oversized head, we would say the #150 ES-LV65 is the pick of the bunch.