Summary: I bought this for my boyfriend who normally uses a razor. I bought it because it was recommended for people with sensitive skin and/or who were new to electric shaving. He loved it initially, but found he wasn't getting as close a shave on his neck, and that any creases on his neck would become pretty irritated. He's gone back to his traditional razor, but gave this to his brother, who frequently uses an electric shaver.
Pros: I'm 68 years old and purchased my shaver from Newegg in April 2009. The razor is used daily in the shower to shave my head except for my beard. It does a great job.
Cons: The Li-ion battery lasted only 17 months and although the razor was difficult to disassemble correctly, it was IMPOSSIBLE to order the Li-ion battery from Panasonic or find a replacement anywhere else.
Summary: This shaver gives a smooth fast shave with almost no pull or noise. Chief drawback is that after about 9 hours I need another shave, which is a much shorter duration than my previous shavers. I don't know why this is. Probably it is because although the shaver does very well on the surface, it does not dig deeper to clip the hair well below. Consequently, the hair grows back quickly.
Pros: Compact, Convenient, Easy to use, smooth shave
Cons: Did not meet expectations, shave not long lasting