Pros: This shaver does a very good job of shaving, first and foremost. Almost as close as a blade, the wife can't tell the difference really. The cleaning/charger station is nice, and the shaver seems to hold a charge very well.
Cons: The base station is very noisy when it is cleaning and/or drying. I am not sure why it needs to run for a few hours when just set to dry. I usually just clean it with soap, then do the whole automatic cleaning about once a week or so. But if you have the station dry the shaver after a manual cleaning, make sure to close the bathroom door at night or it will keep you up, and run for hours just to dry.
Pros: I actually own the ES-8109, which is this model's predecessor. Aside from the battery meter changing from an LCD to LED's, and the travel lock being added to power switch (which will be useful), it's the same. I've had mine for nearly 6 years, and it's still going strong. I've never changed the blades or foil...ever, and it still gives me a nice smooth shave. I change the cleaning cartridge every 4-6 months, but only shave every 2-3 days on average, and clean it every...
Summary: This new shaver shaves my head really close and smooth with no irritation. I really like the battery percentage display. My last shaver had a short battery life compaired to my previous two shavers (all Panasonic). So, my concern with this shaver is battery life. Initial impression is fantastic. If the battery lasts 2yrs or better as per the manufacturer guarantee, it'll be a five star shaver!
Pros: Compact, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
Pros: It is a shaver. It should shave. It does not. It leaves random hairs. I would return it if I could.
Cons: I am just over the 30 day return or this would be going back. Shaved with this every day for a month. It leaves random hairs. My son tried it. He shaves every 4 days. It did not shave any whiskers at all. I can not believe the kinds of reviews this thing gets. My experience has been very bad.
Awesome product, but no manufacturer warranty for Canada!
5 March 2012
Pros: Wet/Dry Shave capable, pivoting head, pop up trimmer,fast motor drive, self cleaning mode, automatic cleaning and charging system. Can do 14 3-minute shaves before recharge, which takes about an hour if drained. Used for a few days and it is awesome to use so far. Takes a month for facial skin to get used to new shaving system. Awesome shaver for the price I paid. Automatic cleaning system works good. I prefer dry shave over wet shave, less hassle to clean the shaver ...
Cons: Box states that there is a 2-year limited warranty (U.S. only). When you examine the contents of the box, it appears as though the shaver is only to be sold in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico. I contacted Panasonic Canada to find out about the warranty and where I can get replacement parts (parts clearly shown on a pamphlet in the box). Panasonic Canada states that newegg.ca is not an authorised dealer for Panasonic Canada, and that the product would have no valid warranty...