Summary: Every morning I find myself smiling over my decision to buy this razor. I thought it was relatively expensive, but I was ready to try something better than what I already had. So, my review compares the ES-LA63 to my other foil razor... (1) For an electric razor, I feel it's comparatively quiet. With my other razor, I used to have to go to the other end of the house so that I would not wake up my wife. (2) It does the job in just one or two swipes over an area.
Pros: Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, relatively quiet
Summary: Purchased for use on my head and am completely satisfied. Shaves as close as a blade without the nicks I sometimes get on the back of my head. Tried on my face and neck and an equally satisfied. I will use it dry on my face for a quick touch up. I previously returned a wet/dry rotary after having poor results on my head and very uncomfortable experience on my neck. This Panasonic is definitely my new favorite appliance.
Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, close shave
Summary: I'm 58 years old and have never been able to use an electric razor. Every one I've tried would work fine on my cheeks but would rip and tear the skin on my neck .. as it is with most men. From the first time I tried this razor I knew instantly how good it was. It is as smooth on my sensitive neck skin as anything I could ask for. I even shave twice a day sometimes, because of my "shadow".
Pros: Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, very smooth on senitive skin
Pros: After nearly 30 days this razor really does come very close to shaving as well as a blade. I can shave in approximately 2 1/2 minutes, which is a huge improvement over my old Braun. Battery life is excellent, and cleaning consists of squirting some liquid soap on the screen and turning it on "Turbo Mode". My skin is easily irritated and so far I have had no issues with the screen, cuts, or sensitivity.
Cons: The shaving surface is HUGE, which often times makes it difficult to trim areas precisely, such as around a goatee. The trimmer activation\pivot locking tab on the back is very awkward to use and it feels flimsy, like it will snap off when trying to use. The trimmer works very well, however. It would be nice if it would operate while plugged in (say in case the battery completely drained). None of thes cons are worth lowering the rating however, just need getting used...
Summary: I have used electric razors for over fifty years, and without a doubt this ES-LA63 is the finest I have ever owned. Very quiet, beautifically manufactured, smooth shave, no catching and pulling of hairs, makes for a very fast shave dry, I have never tried it wet. Amazingly light weight and easy to hold while shaving. Really a great product.
Pros: Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
Cons: Pop-up trimmer needs to be slightly bigger. Difficult to make a single straight cut when trimming sideburns. If cutting upper lip, the other end of the blades hit your nose if you aren't careful.