Summary: This shaver replaced a popular brand of similar design that was noisy, near impossible to disasemble for cleaning without tools and didn't do a very good job when used. The Panasonic is quieter, lighter and does a fine job. Disassembles easily for cleaning.
Summary: I own the previous panasonic model as well (ES4026). That product served me for a number of years, still holds a charge nicely, and does the job. For my beard, the blades started to dull a bit, so it has become a hand-down to my teenage son who really likes it.
Summary: This shaver does not give you a close shave. It requires many passes to get just a fair shave. I have a Norelco shaver that gives you a closer shave and in less than half the time using the Panasonic shaver. This shaver might suffice if you are traveling and only need a quick but fair shave.
Excerpt: This shaver doesn't cut whiskers, but skates over them. The battery life is very short, and it can't be used whilst plugged into a bathroom socket because it charges on a base station. A complete waste of money. Do not buy it.
Summary: Compared to my previous rotary shaver this foil version does not live up to its claims. Any hair longer than a few millimetres easily escapes the blades and have to be picked off by using the trimmer blade. Would not recommend this shaver to anyone.