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. The lithium ion battery enables a high speed motor that does a much better job than the old razor did when new. The level of charge is in 10% increments and it warns when a charge is needed, rather than suddenly being empty.
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. I've used a Remington F5 and Braun Series 3 and while both did the job, they missed a lot of hairs especially on my cheek and below my ears.
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 worried about how good of a shave and I am one that can not shave dry so traditional electrics never worked for me. I am picky about the shave and I am never really happy with...
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. I took it apart--1 screw to remove bottom piece, then pull off rubber casing, then 6 screws (IIRC) to pull apart the two halves of the main compartment. Inside I found one end of battery foamed over with greenish corrosion. No wonder it didn't work.
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 working one day and would not come back to life even after charging.
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. What has extended it's life so long is the fact that it is powered by the AC adapter if the battery is dead. The ES-LT41-K does not work that way, which I suspected prior to purchase. Due to the great price, it wasn't a deal breaker for me this time.
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.
Summary: I finally decided I was tired of paying through the nose for razor blades. I calculated I spend over $100 a year in razor blades. The electric razor has evolved to a comfortable device that I can now use daily. I have rough whiskers, and had a 3-day growth. I pulled this out of the box without even charging it and got a smooth, comfortable shave in less than 2 minutes! It was much more comfortable than shaving with a new razor, or at least very close.
Pros: Smooth, close, comfortable shave. Powerful battery. Easy to use, with comfortable grip. Flip out trimmer. Self-cleaning. Clear and easy to see green LEDs on unit, and cradle. Logical interface.
Cons: A little large, but not a detractor for me. Charging bay is a little large, but I have a large sink counter, so no biggie for me.