Summary: Being a black man I fight with razor bumps.I have never owned an elctric shaver.First time I had a shave with one was from my barbar and I was impressed.This shave is the bomb. I gave it a 3 on value because it is expensive and the repalcement parts are not cheap.But,you get what you pay for.
Pros: Compact, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
Summary: This shaver is loaded with problems. It shaves but very poorly because it takes too many passes for one to get close to a good shave. If you shave today tomorrow you will have to do it again plus it leaves hair on your face regardless of the amount of time spent trying to get a good shave from this machine. Panasonic should look into this problem and solve it promptly.
Summary: I have ordered another identical shaver from Newegg on 9/10/10
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
Summary: I've had this shaver since just before Christmas 2009, and although I prefer blade razor shaves, I have to say this electric shaver is very good. I can go seven days between charge-ups and the thing is very easy to clean: I use liquid hand soap (as per the instructions) and warm water with the unit turned on. By the time I finish cleaning the shaver each Sunday, I'm down to a 10% charge. After it dries, I charge it up fully (usually takes around 90 minutes or so).
Pros: Easy to clean. Long-lasting battery. Good shave quality.
Summary: I was really impressed by the closeness of this shaver...i think that is its best item. But i'm talking about 100% babyface, just like a regular razor shave. I'm bald and also the head gets smooth, soft shave, it fits great on your head and your skin won't get irritated. When it comes to the neck, this shaver isn't effective. But the question is: does any electric shaver is? I also had a messy issue trying to clean the inner razors after a wet shave with foam.
Pros: Inexpensive, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, Easy to use, closeness, easy on the skin
Cons: noisy, cleaning after wet shave with foam, neck hair