World's BEST Shaver! It is truly incredible.... Thank you, NANO.
14 January 2010
Summary: I am proudly holding a soft baby's *ss for a face at almost 40 years old. I am not kidding..... I started my electric shaving journey in my teens with a mid-model Norelco, graduated on to my first Braun before upgrading four more times with various Braun models. My last shaver was the 9595 Pulsonic model and it was an absolute joke compared to this Panasonic Nano. I stood at my pedestal sink in awe this evening just staring at the little baby's *ss in the mirror.
Summary: Out of the box, this shaver gave me the closest, most pain free shave I ever had. I opted for this model Panasonic ES8243A Arc IV Nano Men's Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver, Blue instead of the one with the cleaning station Panasonic ES8249S Arc IV Nanotech Vortex Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver, Silver because I didn't want the clutter.
Summary: Lets start by saying I hate shaving... My "beard" is more like a bunch of miscellaneous fuzz and hair that grows at weird angles than anything else. I was using a Mach 3 and the blades lasted for a couple shaves, I cut myself all the time, and my skin was always red and irritated later. Lots of people suggested this cream that lotion and who knows what else. Nothing I tried helped much besides shelling out $$$$$ for fresh blades. Enter the ES8243A....
Summary: I decided to get this model instead of the ES8103S solely on the fact that it had 4 blades instead of 3. When opened you see 2 inner blades attached to the main unit, and 2 blades attached to the foil. I was expecting 4 inner blades, but I am pleased to say this unit is as advertised and is the BEST electric razor I have owned in my 20 plus years of owning one.
Extremely happy after reluctantly switching from a trusty self-cleaning Braun
Living in Budapest "livinginhungary", Amazon
6 January 2010
Summary: Approximately 5 years ago I switched from a wonderful Panasonic Linear. Braun's self-cleaning feature was highly attractive. At that time the Braun shaved closer than any electric that I had ever tried. The one feature that I missed was the Wet/Dry capability of my Panasonic Linear. When my Braun began to fail, likely from a weaker battery, I needed to replace the foil and blades every few months as opposed to once a year. I finally gave up.
Summary: After struggling for years to get a nice close, clean shave with an inexpensive electric shaver I finally broke down and spent a few extra dollars to get a better razor. Man, am I glad I did! For the past 2 years or so I have been using an inexpensive Braun shaver, and besides being rough on my face I had a hard time cutting the hairs on my neck.
Summary: I bought this in September, primary to trim my chin beard and mustache. It was never very good at beard trimming but was pretty good for shaving. After about 3 months it just stopped working. I wasted over $100. I would not purchase this again but would buy something else.
Summary: Hello. Compared to my previous Philips Norelco Speed XL 8140 (it broke) the Panasonic ES8243A Arc IV is much better in terms of a closer shave done in less time. I used two solid hours of my life researching all facts and opinions on nearly all the other competing razors (Braun series, Remington, etc.) and this is the best one. I could afford any razor, but this is the best shaver for my course and stubborn thick beard. Like a baby's butt, seriously.