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Panasonic - Arc5 Wet/Dry Electric Shaver - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 379 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a clean shave

    Posted
    Mark
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    Can't get all the hair underneath neck and below jaw bone

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy shaver

    Posted
    Zoterohero
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    Nice quality shaver. Does require quite a few passes to catch single hairs on my neck (I've a light beard, and I've had this issue with multiple electric shavers).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good shaver, smooth and easy to use

    Posted
    yoliboy51
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    Would have given it 5 stars but it seems to miss a spot on each side of my neck no matter the method I use. Easy to trim up with conventional razor

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor performance

    Posted
    CogleReviews
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    This razor is supposed to be a high dollar, quality shaver. But no, it is terrible at getting neck hair, leaves patches behind, and give you razor burn. I'm going back to the Buan series

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Panasonic Team

      Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry you're not thrilled with your experience so far. Everyone's skin and hair growth are different, and it can take about 30 days to adjust to any new shaving method. We'd also recommend trying the shaver wet, as this works more effectively for many of our customers. Panasonic

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so good...!!

    Posted
    Niks
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    Outcome is not so great as advertised with hairs left here and there. Very ineffective in neck region. Not impressed, avoid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clean Shave!

    Posted
    Junebug
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    Finally a clean shave. Used a Norelco 3-head for years, replaced blades and could never get under the neck. This razor is an A+, gets all of the contours on the face and neck and shaves down to the skin. Great deal at Xmas, $100 off, may not see that deal for a long time but love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done.

    Posted
    Chicagotrainlover
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    I was disappointed at the failure of my previous Braun S3 shaver. Even the easiest hairs of my face required repeated swipes and still it was not a clean shave. The Braun shaver almost complete failure to to cut the tough hairs above my neck. Looking at the reviews I choose the Panasonic to replace it. I find that yes I need to swipe more than once but the shave is close and clean. Tough hairs around my neck, do get cut with multiple swipes. The electric charge last a long time. It is fast recharge. There is clear indication when you need to recharge. I find I need to clean the shaver once a week which saves time most mornings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    anthony
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    Still getting used to it. Bought it because it was rated best for bald head however, I don't that is correct for African American hair. Works well on the sided area however in areas around the neck and ears it is limited. Have to make multiple passes which irritates skin and produces bumps, which goes back to the not best for African Americans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Ainsworth
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    Overall, I am pleased with this product. The shave is smooth and nearly as close as a blade. The unit is easy to clean. My skin is not sensitive, so I use it dry. It does struggle with longer soft hair on the side of my neck if I don't shave for a couple of days, but the pop up trimmer helps with that problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick, quiet, close, and efficient shaver

    Posted
    Elrond
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    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's 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