Summary: I have used Braun shavers for over 10 years, and have been overall happy with their performance. That is until I tried this Panasonic. I did not know an electric shaver could give such a close, smooth shave, and handle problem areas so well. So far, I have primarily used the product dry, and even so the results are fantastic. This is a high quality product, I am very impressed, and it is amazing to me that the razor shaves so close without irritation.
Pros: Close Shave, Easy to Use, No Irritation, Quiet, Requires Few Strokes
Summary: Have tried this both dry and in shower, it works great either way. I have had a number of Braun shavers, including their high end (thought I was reasonably satisfied) for the last 10 years, but over the last year did not feel that they were doing the job, had become dissatisfied with the shave quality. As a result, I tried this, and the first shave was better than anything I ever got with any of the Brauns I have owned.
Pros: Close Shave, Easy to Use, No Irritation, Quick Charging Time, Quiet, Requires Few Strokes
Summary: Over the years I have tried many, many shavers. Some good, some bad. However, even the good ones (i.e. high-end Philip Norelcos and Brauns) gave my sensitive facial skin irritation. This Panasonic is a winner! It cuts the hair quickly and smoothly with minimal irritation. To be honest, I was hesitant to buy a Panasonic shaver since I was always under the impression that "You gotta get a Norelco or Braun" to get a quality shave.
OK, but takes a number of passes for a close shave
Marc Rowen, Amazon
4 July 2010
Summary: It could be due to the fact that my face is still getting used to the shaver, but I don't notice much of a difference between this shaver and my 20-something-year-old 3-head Norelco. Tried it a couple times in the shower with a gel, and found that I had to go over it again after I got out of the shower. This is supposed to have 4 blades, but there are only 2 apparent. Not sure how to confirm that there are indeed 4 blades, but I'll trust that there are.
Summary: I used a Braun shaver for about 7 years, and even though I replaced all the vital parts, it never shaved the mustache area properly. At work I'd be ribbed for having a mini-mustache whenever people saw me after lunchtime. I actually figured that's just the way it was, and that after buying this Panasonic that I'd need to keep my Braun in my desk for a post-lunch fix up. I was wrong.
Summary: I upgraded to this from a 4 year-old Norelco SmartTouch XL rotary razor. I hesitated at the large price tag but took the leap and it was well worth it. This shaver cuts closer than any of my previous rotary razors. I also have a light beard and I can shave my neck, right along the beard, without it yanking any hairs at all. I'm pretty confident that if I went over my beard with this thing, it would shave it off with a few passes without any hair-pulling.
Summary: Well, for nearly all 10 years i've been shaving, i've hated it. I had gone from using whatever electrics my dad had during high school to using a blade to using a Braun Activator for the last 4 years. Unfortunately, my beard grows quickly and my neck is extremely sensitive. While using the braun, shaving was okay. The shaves were close and it cut my tough hair like a beast without any hesitation.