Panasonic - Arc5 Wet/Dry Electric Shaver - Silver

Know you are getting the closest shave possible with this Panasonic Arc5 shaver. The shaving sensor monitors the density of your beard and adjusts power to the five ultrasharp Nanotech blades. This waterproof Panasonic Arc5 shaver works wet or dry and has a sonic vibration cleaning mode for easy maintenance.
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Overview

What's Included


  • AC adaptor
  • Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV65-S
  • Protective cap
  • Soft travel case

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (190 out of 205)

Features


Pivoting head

Provides a close shave on your neck.

Washable design simplifies cleanup

Simply place the shaver head under the faucet after you're finished.

Worldwide voltage

Makes it easy to take the device with you while you travel internationally.

Up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving per full charge

High-capacity battery also fully charges in as little as 1 hour.

Travel pouch

To make it easy to keep the trimmer with you as you travel.

Power adapter

Allows for simple maintenance.

Wet/dry operation

Allows for convenient use.

Silver design

Offers a clean, classic look.

LCD display

Maintain your shaver. The display reminds you to clean the shaver and replace the foil or a blade. It also indicates battery level, shave time and shaving sensor mode.


Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shaver- Braun 790 vs Panasonic Arc 5

    Posted
    Jeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great electric shaver. I used to have an old Braun 8985 which was the best shaver ive ever owned. After years of use, I replaced it with the Braun 340s when it died out. The 340s only lasted half a year before breaking (and it wasn't a really great shaver to begin with, never did a good close shave but the trimmer was decent). So I decided to look for another top of the line shaver. The two top shavers as noted on multiple top 10 lists, and is highly reviewed on all retail sites were the Panasonic Arc 5 and the Braun 7 series. I ended up buying the Braun 7 series (the 797 to be exact, but the 790 is exactly the same without wet/dry function included). This was supposed to be the #1 shaver from what I researched. It had the highest reviews on most sites. I would say there was a lot good about it- Sturdy, sleek structure, felt very powerful. The problems I had was that it took many passes to get a clean shave, the motor felt erratic at times, and the trimmer did not sit right after a few weeks of use, meaning would have to constantly clean after use. So I returned it and went for my second choice. The Arc 5 had equally high reviews though just seemed to fall to second place on most lists, and I had never tried Panasonic before so I was hesitant. But comparing the two, I prefer the Arc 5. The shaver is very good. It feels a lot less powerful than the Braun, but for some reason gives a much faster cleaner cut for a thick beard. It also is soft to the skin (and it is softer in volume), a much less intense shave and for the better. The trimmer is about as flimsy as the Braun shaver, but at least it sits right without having to clean it after every use. The trim function is similar to Braun's but Im a little more pleased with its precision. I'm sticking with this one for the next few years. Hopefully it lasts. As for right now I'm very happy and would recommend for those with thick beards looking for a top of the line shaver. Hopefully Braun steps up it's game for future releases! Panasonic is my new fave.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    ETERNELL96
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Just purchased the Panasonic Arc5 electric shaver to replace my Braun 3 electric shaver. My Braun was my first foil shaver and it did a decent job, but not as good as the Arc5. I don't know if my Braun just needs new foil or the Arc5's foil are still new and sharp, but the Arc5 gave me a really close first shave. Still not as close a razor as I had to take a couple of passes to get my skin smooth, but pretty darn close. It glided much better than my Braun. You can tell how strong the shaver is based on how easy it cut my hair. It is a little loud, but you can't expect a V8 to sound like a Hybrid. The Arc5 feels really light too. The head is big, but it glides over my jaw, chin and cheek area with ease. There's a lock on the power button so whether you're traveling and don't want it to accidentally turn on you have that option. There's also a lock on the back to keep the head from pivoting, which again is probably used when traveling to protect the head from moving freely.. The Arc5 also comes with a plastic cover to protect the head as well as a soft faux leather case to protect the shaver when you throw it in a toiletry bag or suitcase. Charging seems to be really fast. Out of the box it was completely dead, but only after a few minutes charging it was already at 30%. It's advertised to give you 45 minutes of shaving, so we'll see. The Arc5 has a digital display to show you the battery % as well as the number of minutes it's been used, which I'm guessing go hand in hand. Overall, after only one use this has been the best electric shaver I've owned and the closest shave next to a razor. Hoping that this isn't just the honeymoon phase and continues to provide me with a close shave for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick, quiet, close, and efficient shaver

    Posted
    Elrond
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had used a Braun Series 5 (8000) Activator for what seemed like forever. It had seen better days (even with replaced foil and cutter block). I saw the Panasonic Arc5 on Deal of the Day. I had no idea how good this shaver was, but the reviews were outstanding around the Internet so I went for it. I first was taken aback by the large shaver head (I guess due to the 5 blades) but quickly learned that this made shaving quicker. Pros: It cuts closer, and is quieter than my Braun. It is comfortable to hold, and there is no burning or scratching afterwards. It has a pop-up trimmer, and can be used wet or dry (haven't tried the wet shave yet), and also rinses or washes clean. It also has great battery life, shows battery left percentage, time used, and time to clean indicator. In addition, it has a lock-out feature that when activated, it won’t accidentally turn on when you don’t want it to, like when in your luggage. Cons: You can’t use it while it is charging. Also, maybe it’s just my beard, because the Braun did the same thing, but there are a number of hard to cut hairs left behind on my lower neck, and where the jaw meets the neck (especially next to my ears). The pop-up trimmer can help with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver

    Posted
    misc505
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had a Panasonic that I bought almost 20 years ago and the battery finally stopped holding a full shave's worth of power. I had such a good experience with it that I wanted to stick with the same brand. This newer model works great. The blade housing is plastic instead of metal that my old version had, but this is not a deal breaker for me. I was worried that the head would be too large and bulky but it was fine and now I actually prefer the size. I have thick whiskers and the shaver cuts close and smooth. The typical problem areas require many passes, but so did a manual blade. If I wait a couple of days between shaves, the shaver cuts even closer, and it doesn't pull and yank he whiskers (except for once). The motor is strong and doesn't bog down when hitting the thick growth. The charge lasts for a week but you can't run the shaver with the plug (they say it is for safety since it is also made for wet use). The wet shave works great too. I've been using this for several months and suggest allowing at least one month (like the instructions recommend) for your face to adjust to this shaver before forming an opinion. However, my whiskers adjusted quickly, within a few shaves since I was already using an electric shaver previously. This shaver has only nicked me once during wet shave and it was probably from pushing too hard. The nick was not bad at all; I didn't even feel it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Posted
    canuysal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am trying to return this product. To begin with, this shaver is not shaving any better than two foiled Panasonic shavers, which I have been using those about 6 years. I have thick and dense facial hair, but I was shaving satisfactorily with previous Panasonic products. With that price tag, and double the number of foils I have every right to expect better shaving performance. Contrary to the support's classical answers, I am actually cleaning the shaver head everyday, with water and soap and with a soft scrubber to clean the cutter blades. I should note here that there is no way for the user to remove the outermost two cutter blades and clean them thoroughly. Due to this fact, shaver performance reduces over time very quickly and as of now (40 days after purchase) it became nearly unusable for me. Throughout my experience with this product, I had to go through the same region on my face multiple times in order for it to shave. As suggested on the user manual, zigzagging over the region of interest did not improve the shaving performance. I also want to note that the timer display was always wrong, showing wrong duration of usage. Also I never got more than 35 minutes of charge, although the manual states that it should run 45 minutes with full charge, and because of the situation I described above I needed full charge time to have a satisfactory shave with this poor shaving performance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good and Fairly Quiet

    Posted
    Mohtly
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Have been using a older model of Panasonic Arc shaver with 4 blades for the last 10 years or so. It was definitely getting old and beat up from travel. Bought this ARC5 model when it went on sale $100 off. It's definitely much quieter than my old ARC4. The shave is close and battery lasts over a week. One thing I had to get used to is the blade position design. There are 5 cutting blades: Two sets on either side plus one in the center for cutting any long ones that are laying down. The 2 sets of blades on either side of center do most of the work. The most outer blades cut the hair down to a level where the next blade over cuts it to skin level. This is different from my older version where these blades were swapped in these positions. I'm finding that the newer ARC5 is hard to get a smooth shave just under the nose and up to the side burns because the outer most blades on either side IS NOT the blade that shaves the closest. This means you have to work it in quite a bit around those areas to get a good close shave. I liked the older opposite design better. However all in all its a good shaver that cuts well to a smooth finish without causing any burn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best electric shaver EVER

    Posted
    CNYconsumer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have long used an electric razor and found most brands disappointing. Several years ago I started using Panasonic and found them to be superior in every respect. Until recently I was using an Arc4 and was mostly satisfied. Had heard and read good things about Arc5 so when Best Buy had a one day sale for 50% off I took the plunge and I am so glad I did. I have to tell you that I shave my entire head so that presents many issues that the vast majority of electric razors simply can't handle. Even my Arc4 had some problem areas that it struggled with but no problem for the Arc5. The razor is comfortable and gives an amazingly close shave across my head and face. The Arc5 does a far better job in 3-4 minutes than the Arc4 did in 5-6. I also appreciate the lock function on the switch so it can't be accidentally turned on while traveling. The only downside (and it is a minor issue) is that it is harder to clean after each shave with the brush as the internal blades are closer together. This is simply a phenomenal electric razor for anyone but a godsend for anyone who shaves their head.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent electric shaver!

    Posted
    w1ngman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After thoroughly reviewing the various models that might suit my needs, I continued to return to the positive reviews of Panasonic Arc5. Currently in my early 50s, I have for more than 10 years maintained a bald head through the use of Mach3 triple-blade hand razor & shaving cream. While the tri-blade razor has always done the trick, there have been any number of times that I'd wished I could shave my face and head (simply while wearing a T-shirt and yet without getting into shaving cream and then rinsing & drying off). I'm so glad I purchase the Arc5. It absolutely gets as close a shave on my face as I got from my Mach 3 hand razor. And my head gets nearly as close a shave as the hand razor as well...certainly close enough to not wish to discredit in the electric shaver. I have yet to use it in it's wet capacities in the shower, but I accept through others' reviews, that it will do just fine as a wet shaver as well. From my experience this far, With great battery capacity, easy cleaning, and more than acceptably close shaves, I highly recommend the Panasonic Arc5 shaver and have been enjoying it thoroughly so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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