Summary: After 30+ years in the military, I had never found an electric razor that gave me a decent, close shave or one that didn't irritate my face until buying this Panasonic razor! I have used it exclusively for a couple of weeks while at other times interspersing it with using a regular wet razor and have never had any skin irritation. Highly recommend this product!
Summary: It gets only a 4 star, because nothing is perfect, but this is a great replacement for my 3 blade ES-7013. I wanted to get replacement blades for the 7013, but at a cost of $40+, it didnt make sense to me to put that much money into a 2-3 year old shaver. Amazon had an $8 off coupon for this shaver, which after reviewing the specs, I jumped on.
A great shaver for the price, a little notch down from the other Panasonics
16 September 2012
Summary: Having given up on buying $300 shavers years ago, I first got the Panasonic ES8243 wet/dry shaver about two years ago. It is more expensive than this razor. It has worked great for me and I still use it. About a year ago I got the ES8249 shaver because it was on sale on Amazon. The sad fact is that my beard tends to wear down the blades of any razor, no matter which brand.
Summary: Good unit, univeral charger, easy to clean Sales to Australia should possibly be flagged for adapter pins to suit plug configuration or a power unit with alternate plugs as for Apple products provided for international sales. I had an adapter in any case.