Summary: This was a replacement for a Panasonic ES-RT51 after three years of use. As with any electric razor, those of us with dark hair will not be 100% satisfied. It is quite helpful, but I also use a Shick razor.
Pros: Lithium Ion Battery, High Speed Motor, Trimmer, Wet-Dry Performance
Summary: I've been using electric shavers since I started shaving almost 20 years ago. I can't use a blade because I get ingrown hairs, and a rotary is almost as bad. The only thing I liked about rotaries is they rarely miss hairs but a foil shaver greatly reduces the ingrown hairs.
Good but don't expect anything near Gillette 5 blade razor.
John S., Newegg
25 November 2012
Summary: It is good for an electric shaver and I am sure the higher end models do a little better but I don't think any of them can replace a blade if you are picky about your shave or like me your skin seems to need the weird sort of regeneration from a manual shave.
Pros: I have been discouraged for a long time how much every generation of razor blades goes up a bunch in cost and think it has gotten ridiculous. I had read reviews and hoped the Panasonic was the answer to my problems. Well it does work for in between days when I am wanting a quick shave and not so ...
Cons: Doesn't shave neck very well and does take some experimenting to get the best possible shave which if you are picky about your shave you aren't going to be happy.
Summary: I used it in the shower on a daily basis. Worked well, held a charge for a week or two of shaves between charges. After about a year it stopped working one day and would not come back to life even after charging.
Pros: Shaves very well. Easy to use and keep clean.
Cons: About 3 or 4 months in, LED display began to fail and would only show 1 of the digits, so you couldn't see how much charge was left. Failed completely at around 1 year mark. Took apart and found battery terminals corroded inside.
Summary: Cheap junk seems to be the norm now. My last Panasonic razor lasted several years. This one is fine when it works, but didn't last.
Pros: Shaves as well as any panasonic wet/dry. Easy to use and keep clean.
Cons: Failed completely in 5 months. LED display began to fail within a month, would only show 1 of the digits, so you couldn't see how much charge was left. Worked fine and held charge ok. I used it in the shower and kept it clean per the manufacturer instructions. After 5 months it simply stopped wor...
Summary: I use this razor every other day in the shower and have had it for 6 months. I have had other Panasonics last for 5 years, but this one is junk.
Pros: not many
Cons: It does not shave as close as the previous Panasonic Linears I have owned in the past 15 years. The LCD readout for percent charge remaining is failing - the number displays garbled. Also, the pop up trimmer stopped working a month ago.
Summary: You won't be disappointed by this unless you want one that can be powered by the charger. I bought this to replace my Panasonic ES7024 which is a lower end wet/dry 3-blade shaver from around 2003-2004.
Pros: Very comfortable shave, charges quick, LED screen shows charge state, spring mounted shaver head, easy to hang onto
Summary: Pays for itself in a year on money saved from blade purchases
Pros: It is a wonderful shaver. I am used to shaving in the shower, and this wet/dry shaver is more than a substitute for blade razor. Works incredibly well as a wet shaver and just as well with Afta pre shave or powder stick.
Cons: Battery charge a bit short, but recharges quickly.