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The 10 Best Electric Shavers for 2019

electric shaverOnly a few decades ago, desiring a close shave meant taking a trip to the barbershop.

Here, the barber would use a straight razor to give you a smooth face free of stubble.

Today, barbershops are few and far between, leaving this task in the hands of those who desire to have it.

Thankfully, a smooth shave is easier to achieve than it was in previous decades. With the invention of electric razors and shavers, as well as the start of the self-care movement, shaving has transformed into a mundane, everyday task for many men around America.

This being said, shopping for the best electric shaver for yourself can be daunting, as stores shelves are chalked full of different brands, styles, and varieties of shavers.

So, how do you decide on just one? Are there any that reign supreme? In the next portion of this article, you’ll find in-depth reviews for the 10 best electric shavers to help you make a choice that you won’t regret.

Best Selectric Shavers for 2019 – Quick look


1. Braun Series 7 – Best overall Electric Shaver

Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver for Men 7893s, Wet & Dry, Integrated Precision Trimmer, Rechargeable and Cordless Razor, with Travel Case - Silver The Braun Series 7 is the predecessor to the Series 9 line.

Out of all of Braun’s shavers, the Series 7 is the most commonly recommended model due to its sheer popularity as well as its impressive features.

It comes at a hefty cost, but the majority of users agree that it’s well worth the price.

it is a 100% waterproof shaver that offers 40000 cuts per minute.

Specifications
  • 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute.
  • Auto Sense technology.
  • 8 directional shaver head.
  • ActiveLift technology.
  • 10,000 micro-vibrations a minute.
  • 5 shaving modes.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 is a high performing, electric shaver that comes at a high cost. It features four synchronized shaving elements and five different shaving modes, giving it the ability to give even the densest of facial hair a clean shave.

Its MSRP sits on the higher end of the scale, but it’s well worth the investment if you’re looking to find an at-home shaver with the most advanced shaving technology.

If spending a decent amount on a razor is within your means, the Braun Series 7 is a solid choice. Customers continually praise this shaver for its impressive performance, with some claiming that its price isn’t that expensive when you consider how well it works and what it offers. Essentially, it’s value surpasses its retail cost.

Part of what makes this razor so effective is its highly adaptive motor. The motor automatically adjusts its power output based on the density of the beard it’s being used on. This is great for those who have particularly strong hair, even if it is sparse.

It has various personalization settings that let users choose from five shaving modes, while its shaving head flexes in eight directions to get every inch of skin without causing any annoying red bumps or skin irritation.

It also uses ActiveLift technology that lifts and cuts hairs that lay flat against the skin, along with a handy pop-up trimmer for achieving precise detailing of the sideburns and delicate areas.

This razor runs off of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and provides up to 50 minutes of shaving time per charge, letting users get a full shave (or two) out of a single charge. Charging takes only one hour.

It has status battery life indicators, charging status indicators, and hygiene status notifications that tell users when to clean the razor for optimal performance. You’ll also know when it’s time to replace the shaver’s foils thanks to a handy indication feature.

The razor is waterproof and safe for use in the shower or bathtub and is compatible with water, shaving foam, or shaving gel. You can also shave dry if you choose – whichever you prefer.

When it comes to cleaning, the job is easy. It can be rinsed under running water after each use and more thoroughly cleaned once a week using the included cleaning brush, cleaning solution, and Clean&Charge station. Alternatively, once the cleaning solution runs out, many satisfied customers opt to clean the screen and blades with rubbing alcohol.

In addition to these accessories, it also comes with a charging cord and a pouch designed for travel and storage.

Luckily, if you travel internationally with your shaver, it has worldwide voltage adaptation, however, it doesn’t have a travel lock to protect it from unintentionally powering up during transport, so this needs to be carefully monitored. The only other commonly reported downside is that some users find the shaver to be a notch or two louder than many other shavers on the market.

Pros

  • Features worldwide voltage adaption for use during travel.
  • Features a variety of handy indicators that are useful for the maintenance and cleanliness of the shaver.
  • Advanced technologies that allow for smooth, precise shaves.
  • Quick and full charge options.
  • Five shaving modes that are ideal for all types of skin.

Cons

  • Lacks a travel lock for secure transport.
  • Shaver charge station takes up a great deal of counter space.

Conclusion:

Series 7 has a relatively steep price point but boasts a number of great benefits that make it a worthwhile investment. The unique swiveling shaver head and included technologies ensure a close shave every time. If you have extra cash and a lack of time to shave, this is an awesome option.


2. Panasonic Arc5 – With 70000 Cross cutting per minutes

Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer for Men, ES-LV95-S ARC5, Wet/Dry with 5 Blades and Flexible Pivoting Head, Includes Premium Automatic Clean & Charge Station The Panasonic Arc5  is a foil razor with angled blades and a five-blade shaving system.

It has won various awards.

Following the Arc4, it is the next best model from Panasonic and our favorite pick for shavers that offer a close shave.

The Arc5 costs slightly more than the Arc4 and doesn’t come with a clean and charge station like the previous model.

Specifications
  • Motor that runs up to 14,000 CPM.
  • Multi-flex pivoting head.
  • 70000 cross-cutting per minute
  • Power adjust technology.
  • Universal power adaptation capability.
  • A number of useful indicators showcased on an easy-to-read LCD screen.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Arc5 is a wonderful alternative to the Braun Series 7, despite lacking some luxurious features. It features multi-flex heads that can pivot and a motor that runs up to 14,000 cuts per minute, both of which are great for all types of hair.

Like the Series 7, it boasts a technology that adjusts the power to match the hair being trimmed, but it also offers a unique feature: foils with slit blades and reverses tapered edges that lift hairs that lay flat.

Its battery has one of the better lifespans we’ve come across, lasting 45 minutes on one full charge, which only takes 60 minutes. The shaver can still be used while charging, which is super handy and convenient.

It also makes up for the fact that, unlike the Series 7 and many other models we’ll discuss later on, it does have a quick charge option that would allow you to get a quick shave out of a 15-minute charge.

Its LCD screen is user-friendly and offers to charge information and battery life status, as well as cleaning reminders that can help you keep your shaver as hygienic as possible.

It can be used effectively under running water or dry and without any shaving gel or water, and can be washed as it is waterproof. It can be used with or without the cord, making it easy to take it into the shower or bathtub to get an irritation-free shave.

In addition, it features a slim detail trimmer that pops out of the side of the shaver’s head and is significantly smaller than most other trimmers, making it easier to wield.

The shaver is compatible with a variety of shaving gels and foams so users are not limited to what they can use with their new favorite shaver.

Included with the shaver itself is a cleaning brush, foil guard, charging cord, and blade oil, as well as a durable travel pouch, power adaption accessories, and a travel lock that makes travel safely.

The travel lock is reliable and a great addition to an already incredibly diverse shaver, as it ensures the safety of its user while the shaver is tucked away inside of luggage.

This also ensures that, while on a long flight or bus ride, the shaver will not be turned on the entire time and waste a charge. For peace of mind, this model comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

  • Includes a secure travel pouch for safe travel.
  • Can simultaneously charge and shave.
  • The LCD screen with status indicators.
  • Small, precise detail trimmer.

Cons

  • No quick charge option.
  • Does not come with clean and charge station.

Conclusion:

All in all, this shaver is a great option. It’s many features make it a good choice with tons of value, however, it is quite costly so it may be a bit of an investment. It is ideal for those who travel often, as it is fully protected and for those who enjoy convenience.


3. Panasonic ARC4 – With Dual Motor

Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer for Men, ES8243A ARC4, Wet/Dry with 4 Blades and Flexible Pivoting Head The Panasonic Arc4 shaver is a reliable model that has been popular since its initial release.

It features a variety of unique features that make it not only useful but modern, as well.

It is the predecessor to the Arc5 but is just as great in terms of diversity and power.

It comes with powerful high performance dual motor that offers 56000 cross cutting actions per minute.

Specifications
  • The motor speed of up to 17,000 RPM.
  • 14-day battery life off of one charge.
  • LCD display.
  • Cleaning indicators.
  • 56000 cross-cutting actions per minute.
  • Nanotech blades for precise cutting.

Our In-Depth Review:

This shaver features a linear motor that runs at up to 13,000 RPM and will cut through the thickest of beards, and cleanly slice even the coarsest of hairs. Although 13,000 RPM may not sound like much, we need to keep in mind that most standard electric shavers run at 8-10,000 RPM, which means that the Arc4 is miles ahead in terms of speed.

For mornings where you’re running late, the shaver features a quick five-minute charge option that allows you to charge the battery enough to complete a quick touch-up within just a few minutes. After a full charge, the shaver holds enough battery life to last a full 2 weeks without needing to be charged, which, we admit, is pretty impressive.

The shaver has a clear display that indicates, using a 1-10 scale, how much battery is left so that you can charge when necessary. Regardless of how much charge the shaver has on use, it will still boast the same powerful shave, neither slowing down or pulling at any fine hairs.

The Arc4 has an LCD display that reminds you that it’s time to clean your electric shaver, improving lifespan and maintaining a constant level of sanitation. Included is a special mode, called “Turbo Mode”, that can be turned on when you need to get the job done quickly.

It boosts the motor to 17,000 RPM and vibrates to help remove any stubborn hair. This vibration is neither irritating or annoying; we actually found it to be quite soothing.

For convenience, the shaver is totally waterproof and can be cleaned after each use with running water.

We’ve found that, for the best use, you should use circular motions when using the Arc4. You should go around the face instead of up and down.

Included alongside the shaving device itself are a power adaptor and a handy travel case. If you’re in need of extra accessories such as replacement blades or foils, these can be purchased separately but do not come with the shaver. This can be a bit of a pain but, as we’ve found, isn’t that big of a deal when it comes down to it.

Pros

  • A full charge that lasts multiple uses.
  • Waterproof for use in the shower.
  • Handy reminders to clean the shaver for maximum cleanliness.
  • Works on all hair types.
  • Quick charge feature.

Cons

  • Replacement blades must be purchased from elsewhere.

Conclusion:

The Panasonic Arc4 is a great example of a high-quality shaver at an affordable price. This particular shaver gives you the best possible shave without a ton of fancy features and bells and whistles that you’ll never use, saving you a great deal of cash. This shaver is simple, sleek, and does the job well.


4. Braun Series 9 – With 5 Shaving Elements

Braun Electric Razor for Men/Electric Shaver, Series 9 9293s Electric Razor for Men, Travel Case with Charging Stand, Rechargeable & Cordless, Wet & Dry, Pop Up Trimmer, Premium Chrome Cordless Razor One of Braun’s many electric shavers, the Series 9 is a quality razor that boasts the reliability that Braun users have come to expect.

It’s a simple shaver that, despite being a pretty basic model, is loved by millions and continues to be a popular choice.

It comes with the quick charge technology that would give you one shave on 5 minutes of charge.

Specifications
  • Sonic and AutoSense technology.
  • 10-D contour adaptation capability.
  • 5 shaving elements.
  • LED display.
  • Wet and dry compatible.

Our In-Depth Review:

As a model in the Series 9 line, you can expect to receive a high-quality, reliable shaver with the purchase of the Series 9 9293S. The “s” in the shaver’s name implies that the model is a very basic device, lacking the additional cleaning station that many of Braun’s shavers come with.

Initially, this can be off-putting, but for someone who enjoys simplicity, this shouldn’t be a problem as the shaver is still pretty easy to clean – even by hand.

It uses a special SyncroSonic technology that allows the shaver to cut at a rate of 40,000 cross-cutting actions every minute. This technology effectively adjusts to your beard, frequently running density checks 136 times a minute and, as a result, adjusting its power to match the hair’s density.

The head is flexible in 10 directions, with its floating shaving elements adapting to the contours of the skin. In total there are 4 cutting elements and one skin guard that protects the skin from irritation while shaving. The shaving head also features 2 highly specialized trimmers -Hyperlift & Cut and Direct & Cut- that are coated with titanium and use Opti-Foil to achieve a close shave.

After you’ve found the perfect position for the shaver head, you can lock it in place with the MultiHeadLock system. We found this feature particularly useful in hard to reach areas where a steady blade was critical.

When using this shaver, the rubberized grip zone and its textured surface come in handy, making it easy to grip when in the shower or bath. This being said, this handy shaver is also fully waterproof, which makes both shaving and cleaning easy.

Its waterproof capability is relevant in the water of up to 5 meters deep, which will probably never apply to you but is still a fun fact.

When it comes to charging, the 9293s lacks a charge and clean station. However, the fact that the shaver comes with a charging stand in its place is pretty great. Not only does it ensure that your shaver never runs out of battery, but it also saves space on the countertop.

The battery is a Li-Ion battery that can recharge within 50-60 minutes and then run for 50 minutes before needing another charge. The LED display keeps track of how long is left of charging time, but it also gives an indicator as to when the travel lock is turned on, as well as battery status.

Pros

  • Easy to read LED screen that shows charging status.
  • Textured handle for a secure grip.
  • 2 specialized trimmers.
  • Flexible head.
  • Can be used wet and dry.
  • Quick charge option.

Cons

  • Does not include a clean & charge station.

Conclusion:

On the pricier side of things, the 9293s is worth every penny. Its simple design and powerful features meld seamlessly to offer both the latest technology and old-time appeal. It is ideal for every user regardless of hair type and is gentle on all types of skin. Overall, it was one of the most solid contenders for “best shaver” that made it onto our list.


5. Panasonic Hybrid – With Japanese Blade Technology

Panasonic Hybrid Wet Dry Shaver, Trimmer & Detailer with Two Adjustable Trim Attachments, Pop-up Precision Detail Trimmer & Shave Sensor Technology - Cordless Razor for Men - ES-LL41-K (Black) The Panasonic hybrid is a cordless hybrid shaver and trimmer that is sold on the men’s haircare market.

It effectively combines a trimmer, shaver, and detailing device all in one handy tool, eliminating the need to buy separate, expensive hair care tools.

The shaver is high-powered and reliable.

Specifications
  • 13,000 CPM linear motor.
  • Smart shave sensor technology.
  • Comb attachments.
  • LED battery status indicator.

Our In-Depth Review:

This shaver is powered by a linear motor that runs at 13,000 CPM, giving users a quick, hassle-free shave. It features three precision blades that cleanly slice through even the densest, coarse hair. One blade is ideal for everyday shaving, the second for trimming, and the third for precisely capturing detail.

Both the precision trimmer and detail blades are pop up-style, making them convenient to use. The detailed blade, however, is positioned at a 45-degree angle that maximizes the efficiency of the ultra-sharp point.

The shaver is cordless and, while shaving, offers users the luxury of making use of built-in smart sensors that can recognize the density differences of individual beards.

These sensors adjust the motor power to fit the job, moving it faster for thicker areas and more slowly and carefully for thinner, more sparse areas such as the neck. Despite sounding pretty fancy, we found that we forgot that this awesome feature was even included and that our shaves were even all around (probable thanks to this feature!).

The shaver comes with two clip-on comb attachments that can provide up to 7 different trim lengths, attaching onto the main shaver head and allowing you to gradually increase the trim length by 1mm increments.

The attachments come in two sizes, one being a 1-3 mm for clean, close shaves, and the other being a 5-7mm for full styles. To make things even easier, the shaver can be used in the shower or bathtub and can be fully submerged in water without suffering any damage.

It can also be washed under running water, which we found to be particularly useful on full-shave days where the shaver was prone to clogging. Alternatively, the shaver can be used totally dry without shave foam, gel, or water.

Maintenance of this shaver is simple: all you have to do is rinse it under clean water after each use and remember to charge it using the included AC adapter. Charging the shaver only takes an hour and once fully charged, you get a 50-minute shave.

To ensure that your shaver never runs out of battery, it boasts an LED battery status indicator that tells you when it’s time to charge your Panasonic shaver. Worried that your shaver will start to run out of power, slowing gearing down as you use it as it runs out of battery? Don’t worry – this didn’t happen to us and won’t happen to you. The shaver maintains its high power until the battery is drained dry, never faltering.

Pros

  • Waterproof for easy shaving, cleaning, and maintenance.
  • Quick recharge time.
  • Modern, highly-efficient cutting technology.
  • Smart shave sensor for effortless power adjustments.
  • Ideal for all beard types.

Cons

  • No charging station.

Conclusion:

The Panasonic hybrid is a smart option for anyone who wants a quality shaver with credibility backed by positive customer reviews and high sales. It has a plethora of modern features but the classic, no-nonsense functionality of old shaving devices. One of the best parts of this shaver, in our opinion, is the two attachments, which pretty much provide any shave length you could want.


6. Philips Norelco – Oneblade shaver

Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer and shaver, FFP, QP2520/90 The OneBlade by Philips has been specially designed to suit the needs of the modern man (according to a statement from Philips).

It is a seamless combination of a trimmer, detailer, and a classic shaver, making it one of Philips most popular models.

It is a cheap shaver that is easily affordable by everyone, but since its a one blade shaver, it won’t be able to do things that other shaver can do.

Specifications
  • Blade speed of 200x per minute.
  • 45 minutes of use on one charge.
  • Weighs 324g.
  • Blade wear indicator.
  • Click-on comb attachments.

Our In-Depth Review:

The OneBlade, upon our unboxing, appears to be a slim, well-designed shaver. However, it’s green and black coloration leaves something to be desired and it’s actually a fairly heavy shaver, coming in at 324g. Regardless, the shaver does have its fair share of positive points that we feel are important to mention.

It uses unique rotary technology and trimmer but is neither a traditional rotary or foil shaver. What makes it different enough to avoid being lumped into either category is that it features a single blade. Despite being a long blade, it manages to move incredibly fast and get the job done in record time.

More specifically, the blade moves at a speed of 200 times per second. In order to ensure the user’s safety with a blade that moves this fast, Philips has protected the blade with a shield that boasts rounded plastic tips, which they call the “due protection system”.

The blade also features a blade wear indication system that turns green when your blade is in need of replacing.

The shaver’s head is small and dual-sided, allowing an accurate shave from any angle, which we appreciated. It also pivots to offer better control and can be quickly changed with a single push of the “eject” button.

In addition to the simple but effective shave head, the shaver includes a number of click-on combs that are helpful for getting an even shave in hard-to-shave areas such as along the contours of the jaw or on the neck.

The bottom of the shaver boasts a charging port. This port, although located in a discreet area that seems to be genius, lacks when it comes to convenience, as it requires a shaver outlet or outlet adaptor in order to be plugged into a regular socket.

The battery of the OneBlade requires a staggering 8-hours of charge time to reach a full charge; this full charge lasts for up to 45 minutes of continuous use. When using it for morning touchups, though, you might be able to get a full 5 days worth of shaves out of one charge.

When it comes to cleaning, it’s easy. The OneBlade can be rinsed under running water after each use and doesn’t need any special solutions or bulky cleaning stations, which is a bonus. This being said, it’s a wet and dry device that can be used in the bathtub or shower without any risk of damage.

This makes it easy to remove hair buildup after using the detailing edge, trimming edge, or the entire blade to regress to a smooth, baby-faced look. Here, it’s important to note that the blade, when used on thick beards, can become clogged quite quickly, so it’s a good idea to go slow.

Pros

  • Suitable for wet and dry use.
  • Quick moving blade.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Dual protection system to protect user.

Cons

  • Clogs easily.
  • 8 hours to full charge.

Conclusion:

As a final verdict, we’d recommend this shaver for use on sparse and/or short beards, as the clogging problem is quite annoying. In terms of features and ease of use, though, it’s a great device, so it’s easy to see why it has been so successful.


7. Philips Norelco Shaver 9700 – With Aquatech Technology

Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700, Cleansing Brush, S9721/89 The Norelco Shaver 9700 is a convenient, user-friendly electric razor that offers its users the best of what electric shavers have to offer.

In terms of design, the shaver is nearly flawless, boasting reliable shaves and an easy-to-grip body.

If you’ve been searching for a way to lessen the burden of a lengthy morning routine, this might just be the tool you’re looking for!

Specifications
  • Multi-level, touch-activated display.
  • Contour Detect Technology.
  • 3 speeds.
  • Click-on precision trimmer.
  • Travel lock.

Our In-Depth Review:

This shaving device features a rubber grip that has been designed for optimal ergonomics; we were actually very impressed with how easy the shaver was to hold. It doesn’t slip out of the hands when it gets wet and is comfortable to grip.

It also offers a fantastic multi-level display that showcases a number of important stats including power level, whether the travel lock is on or not, when cleaning is needed, and when the blades should be replaced. In addition to being easy to read, it’s also a touch screen that is activated by the touch of a finger.

It can also be activated by simply picking up the device. This helps it to save power as well as maintain a steady battery level – without constantly needing to be plugged into the charger. Speaking of charging, the charge and clean process take around 4 hours total. Once fully charged ( within 1 hour), you get 60 minutes of shave time.

This is a pretty good trade-off, especially considering that once the cleaning process has started, you’re unable to use your shaver until it has been completed. Generally, 60 minutes will get you a few shaves at least.

The shaver uses Contour Detect Technology, allowing each of the three blades to move independently from each other in 8 different directions. These blades provide a clean-shaven as well as collect loose hair to make the cleanup process quick and easy. To remove collected hair, the shaver can be rinsed under running water after each use, but a thorough cleaning is recommended frequently.

Another thing we found particularly beneficial was the SmartClean Dock. This handy dock effectively charges, cleans, lubricates, and dries the blades to keep them in good condition. This being said, this dock does take up a considerable amount of counter space and, unfortunately, has a pretty short power cord that puts limitations on where the dock can be set up.

In relation to the shavers actually, the main function, shaving, we found that the shaver was great for unruly beards. It also fared well on small areas like sideburns thanks to the click-on precision trimmer it comes with.

It has 3 speed settings to choose from: sensitive, normal, and quick, for morning touchups. It’s compatible with any mode of shaving, including wet, dry, and with foam or shaving gel, which is always a bonus.

The SmartClick oil-control cleansing brush is a unique feature. The brush works to reduce the levels of oil on the skin while at the same time providing a relaxing end to each shave. Each cleanses lasts one minute.

Pros

  • 3 efficient speed settings to choose from.
  • Multi-purpose charging and cleaning dock.
  • Blades move independently to target every spot.
  • Short charge time.

Cons

  • Bulky charging station.

Conclusion:

Overall, we were pretty impressed with this shaver. However, it does have a bulky cleaning dock and shaving too fast will often result in missed patches of hair. Otherwise, however, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for something reliable.


8. Remington F5-5800 – With Intercept Technology

Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver, Men's Electric Razor, Electric Shaver, Black The Remington F5-5800 shaver is one of the most highly bought after foil shavers on today’s market.

It got this following from its great features, affordable price, and no-nonsense customer support.

This shave rates up with many of Braun’s shavers but tends to come out on top of certain models.

As compared to other similar shavers, the price of the remington Foil shaver is pretty low.

Specifications
  • Intercept shaving technology.
  • Pivot and flex head.
  • Pop-up trimmer.
  • LED battery indicator.
  • Quick charge capability.

Our In-Depth Review:

The most important part of any shaver, we’re going to start by discussing this shaver’s blades. The blades on this model are made of stainless steel to prevent the development of rust and are protected by two flexible foils.

The blades are sharp enough to offer hundreds of shaves, as well as to get a close shave every time. In addition, both blades move on their own axis to better suit the contours of the jaw and neck.

Beneath the foils is Remington’s innovative intercept shaving technology; a shaving technology that sees that longer, uneven hairs are trimmed before actually being cut away.

The goal of this is to increase efficiency and avoid any pulling of hairs. We found this to be one of the best features since particularly long hairs are often missed. Even with this handy feature, though, we found it necessary to go over parts of our face more than once to ensure that the job was done.

Worried about that hard to reach area? Don’t be! This shaver’s head uses pivot and flexes technology to adjust and maintain the perfect angle to flawlessly trim even the most difficult areas.

Located on the back of the shaver is a pop-up trimmer that is designed especially for shaping and defining hair after it has been cut. This feature is one that stunned us; we’ve never before seen it on a foil shaver (or a rotary shaver, for that matter). To make things even better regarding this feature, it’s important to note that the trimmer delivers high-quality results on a consistent basis.

Unlike many models, this one does not come with a self-clean station. Why? It doesn’t really need it. Because the shaver can be used in water, it’s safe to rinse under running water in order to clean it after every use. It’s simple design and durable blades make it a treat to maintain.

The F5-5800 has an LED indicator that warns users when their battery is running out. It also has a usage time of 60 minutes off of a 2-hour charge. It’s quick mode, however, offers a quick 5-minute charge and just enough power to define a mustache or complete a quick, surface-level shave.

Instead of being tied to your wall outlet when using this shaver, you’re able to roam around the bathroom, check on the kids, or watch the last few minutes of a baseball game while you finish shaving. Its extreme portability and capability to be used with the cord or without makes it a fantastic choice for those with busy morning routines.

In the case of most shavers, this portability often comes at the cost of arm fatigue, as electric razors tend to be heavy. The F5-5800 weighs only a pound, making it one of the lighter models around and decreasing the chances of your arm getting tired halfway through your pre-date shave.

Pros

  • Lightweight to lessen arm fatigue.
  • Long run time.
  • Water-resistant.
  • Handy pop-up trimmer.

Cons

  • No self-clean station.

Conclusion:

After careful consideration, we highly approve and recommend this model. Sure, it has its drawbacks, but the level of performance it offers for the price asked is truly a bargain. No more tired, aching arms or uneven stubble!


9. Venyn Richor – 4 in 1 Electric Shaver

Venyn 4 In 1 Richor Rotatory Electric Shaver - Works for Wet, Dry Beard - Body Hair Trimmer - Water Resistant -Cordless Face Cleaner Designed to move with the shape of the face, this shaver is both dynamic and stylish.

In addition to being used as a shaver, it can also be considered a male beauty tool, thanks to its ingrown-hair prevention feature.

Of course, its main function is as a shaver and we’re firm believers that you’ll be more than happy to use this shaver every day.

Specifications
  • Face cleaning rotary brush.
  • Highly flexible, circular heads.
  • Heads use 3D float system.
  • USB compatible charging technology.

Our In-Depth Review:

This Venyn shaver has been designed to deliver a smooth, sleek shave with every use. In fact, the manufacturer claims that the shave this shaver offers is the closest one you’ll get from a rotary shaver. Was this true? In our opinion and after a few uses, it seemed that it was.

It comes with 4 detachable rotary heads, each boasting stainless steel blades, which makes them easy to wash and dry. This being said, the main rotary shaver head that consists of 3 gentle but effective blades, quickly became one of our favorite shaving heads.

Its cut was clean and crisp, and even after a few passes of the blades (for testing purposes), there was no razor burn in sight. The head also seemed to move with the contours of the face, maneuvering easily around sensitive areas like the jaw and neck. More technically, though, this is because each blade moves independently using 3D float technology.

In addition to this shaver head, the shaver also comes with a precision trimmer, nose trimmer, and a handy rotary brush. The precision trimmer, featuring small, sharp teeth, closely resembles a traditional foil shaver and is ideal for sideburns, mustaches, and areas with small, sparse hairs.

The nose trimmer, on the other hand, was something we weren’t expecting. However, it was unique and for what it’s worth, the trimmer was designed well. It’s small enough to comfortably access the inside of the nose as well as gentle, as to not cause discomfort. The rotary brush is the 4th detachable head.

It’s not a shaver, but more so an aftercare tool. It’s used on the skin after shaving to carefully exfoliate to prevent ingrown hairs and any discomfort that sensitive skin may experience from a general shave.

Aside from the obvious features, this model also includes a number of extras. For example, it is incredibly convenient thanks to its cordless usage capabilities.

When it comes to charging, the shaver can last for up to one week between charges and, when necessary, the shaver can be charged from the car or on the go through a standard USB connection. This makes it easy to ensure that you get a shave every morning – even if you’re running late.

For cleaning, the various heads can be washed with running water. It’s important to note, though, that the body of the shaver should not be submerged in water. Regardless of this, the shaver can still be used dry or wet.

Although this shaver has a ton of benefits and great features, its drawback comes when the shaver’s power is discussed. The shaver works well for a variety of shaving purposes but doesn’t have the most power, which can make it a bit more difficult to tame unruly tangles of hair.

Pros

  • 4 attachments.
  • USB charger.
  • Rotary brush to prevent ingrown hair.
  • Stylish design.
  • Quiet when in use.

Cons

  • Needs semi-regular charging.
  • Low power.

Conclusion:

After using this shaver for a while, it became quite clear to us why it’s so popular. However, it also became glaringly clear why so many users opt for more powerful shavers. Regardless, for the price, this shaver has all the bells and whistles.


10. Philips Norelco 8900 – With V-Track Precesion Blades

Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900, Wet & Dry Edition S8950/91 Upon first glance, the Norelco 8900 seems to be one of many uninteresting shavers. Upon closer inspection, it’s easy to spot the differences between this model and other models.

What makes this model great?

It’s modern features that include some of the most up to date technologies. Because this shaver comes from Philips, a staple household name for many men, it’s safe to say that it’s a quality device.

Specifications
  • Aquatic technology.
  • Flexible shave heads.
  • SmartClick beard styler.
  • LED display panel.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Philips Norelco 8900 provides users with a clean shave when used wet or dry, which is something we can appreciate. It makes use of aquatic technology, which is designed to prevent the blades from tugging and/or skipping when used on the skin.

This technology is ideal for men who suffer from particularly stubborn facial hair. In addition, this model also features contour detect technology that ensures a smooth, clean shave on curved surfaces like the jawline and neck.

The shaving heads of this model are able to move in 8 different directions, allowing them to cut, on average, 20% more hair with each pass of the blades.

The blades are self-sharpening, which we found to be a small but highly-useful luxury. The fact that the blades sharpen themselves and are virtually always sharp and ready to go means that the shaver can get 30% closer than its competitors.

Another great feature of this model is the SmartClick beard styler. This handy tool is a detachable shaving head with a straight edge and high power. It has 5 settings that control length, letting you choose how close you want the cut. This head’s tips are rounded to prevent skin irritation, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Delving into the appearance of this shaver, the first two words that come to mind are “masculine” and “sleek”. The shaver’s body is designed to fit the ergonomics of the average male hand but is also surprisingly lightweight considering all of the technology and large battery packed inside. It weighs roughly 1 pound, eliminating arm and muscle fatigue during use.

Once charged, the battery can hold up to 50 minutes of continuous use – that’s a few full shaves or many quick, 5-minute touch-ups.

As far as looks are concerned, this model is sleek yet masculine at the same time. Ergonomically suited for the average male hand, the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver is easy to grip and even easier to wield. For those with vision problems or who appreciate a good indicator system, this model is highly appealing because of its bright, LED display.

On the display, users can find battery status information and head replacement recommendations. They can also see when the travel lock is engaged. Speaking of a travel lock, this model features an effective travel lock that prevents unnecessary wear to the blades because, despite common belief, it isn’t uncommon for shavers to turn on during transport.

Pros

  • Ergonomically designed to suit the user’s hand.
  • Easy to read, LED display.
  • Fully charges in one hour.
  • 50 minute use time.
  • Good for sensitive skin.

Cons

  • Rotary heads need frequent replacement and maintenance.

Conclusion:

When compared to other models, the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900 Model S8950/91 fares well in terms of style and power, as well as bonus features. This being said, it’s a pretty simple model, as it lacks Philips’ popular SmartClean dock and will need to be cleaned manually instead. All in all, though, it seems to be a good option for almost anyone who has a beard, sideburns, or a mustache that needs to be groomed.


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