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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Single-Purpose Cordless Trimmer

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    mikeheel
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    If you want a no-frills cordless device that simply trims hair and doesn't have 10,000 different attachments, this may be for you. Initially, I was surprised and disappointed when I opened the box. There was only one attachment, and that is a plastic comb that goes over the blades. These days, I'm used to seeing a variety of attachments that allow a trimmer to perform different functions. But this trimmer has one function: trimming hair. To be fair, it does a very good job trimming hair, particularly for a cordless trimmer. The blades are sharp and consistent. I appreciate the dial that allows you to set the trim height. The trimmer itself feels solid and well-made. It can be used wet or dry. It functioned as well as trimmers I've used with cords, which says something about how strong the battery is. However, the blade head is pretty wide. This is great for trimming hair on your head and cheeks, but not nearly as good for trimming a mustache. You can't do any detail work with this trimmer. If you don't need detail work, that's fine. But if you do, you'll want a different trimmer. I skimmed the description on BB, which indicates you can use the trimmer while charging. Nope, the charging base plugs directly into a power outlet, and then the trimmer has to sit in the charging base to charge. There is no cord, so there is no way to use the trimmer while charging. This entire setup is annoying, actually. The charger is bulky and may block your use of other outlets. It also comes with a packet of lubricating oil and a small cleaning brush. In my tests, it has held a charge well, and it has plenty of power for trimming hair. I was impressed with how it functioned. So, if all you want is to trim hair and don't mind the charging setup, go for it. But if you want any other options, there are products on the market that are more versatile. Due to the limited functionality and the annoyance of the charger setup, the highest I could rate this is a 4-star, but I again note it does a very good job as a basic trimmer, which is its sole function. Unfortunately, due to the charger and the limited functionality, I can't really recommend this product to most people, although it will be good for a specific use if you don't mind the charger setup.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really good cordless hair and beard trimmer

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    This is a really good hair and beard trimmer, but does not come with multiple attachments for other things. I believe this is the right decision, because too often when trying to do too many things, it becomes not very good any of the things. Panasonic did a good job designing and building this cordless hair and beard trimmer. Why do I say this? There are quite a few things about it that I like, and only a couple of things I had wished were different. The unit is easy to hold and work through your hair. That is important because it isn't a tiny little machine but rather a unit that you can hold while you do your hair/beard (I used it to do my hair, I don't have a beard). The height adapter is firmly attached the unit feels sturdy and not like it is going to fall apart. The dial to adjust the height of the cut is sturdy and feels solid as you dial up and down the height selector. The on/off switch also feels very solid. And it cuts through hair like a hot knife through butter - this works really well. The charger base is without a cord, you sit the unit into the charger cradle, it sort of snaps in, and then sits there while it charges, without any cord to get tangled. The things I don't like? There is no charging indicator or remaining battery life indicator on the tool itself. There is a charging light on the charging base (that plugs into an outlet). You won't know you that you don't have enough battery left to do your hair, until it runs out part way through. So it will require more frequent charging to ensure you don't run out. I wish it had a cord that ran between the charger and the unit, because as we have so many things to plug in and charge, having a free outlet that allows for this thing to stand up and charge is a bit of a challenge. In particular in a bathroom where I will keep this, those outlets are always charging a razor, tooth brushes, or even a nightlight. Would I recommend this? Absolutely - it is the best cordless hair trimmer I've used in a number of years. I gave up trying to do my own hair, which I did for years, because I could not find a decent cordless trimmer that was easy to hold, sturdy, and with a wide enough head to keep this task to a minimum as far as going back through over and over again. There is a small brush and oil that comes with the unit, which is great. I only wish it came with a little bag to keep everything in, especially since I don't want little pieces of hair all over the place and would rather than end up in the little bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Variables 2 Consider B4 Purchase

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    greenrita
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    I gifted my guy this beard trimmer; but, my expectations were that he would be able to eliminate shaving with a blade. Instead, when he cuts his hair, he will be able to use the trimmer for very specific tasks such as trimming his mustache, his sideburns and the nape of his neck. He tried both the wet/dry option and prefers the wet with the tool set at the lowest setting to get the closest cut for his beard. The settings panel is on the face of the handle and is graded to offer the user a wide range of hair lengths, 19 total settings (0.5 mm gaps from 1mm to 10mm)! The tool also has a really balanced and rugged feel in the hand with an easily removed comb to afford the user the option to put the metal trimmer directly on the skin. He was really pleased with the refined five o’clock shadow look as a casual fashion statement; but, will opt for a blade cut when trying to get silky smooth ‘aqua velva’ results. He has that super thick hair shaft that is really hard to lift even when wet and softened with shaving cream. Mos’ def is that this device is cordless and designed to sit in its charger for direct mounting into an outlet. More fun is the water proof body that allows shaving in the shower. There is maintenance.: Was a bit difficult trying to remove the shaver head. Instructions are not super clear for head removal; but, he was finally able to figure it out. You are provided a small brush to clean the teeth of the shaver after each use; and, a small bottle of oil is provided for oiling the teeth, before and after use. Haven’t yet found the type of oil in the instructions; so, maybe I will have to call corporate when the oil bottle needs to be refilled. Best battery protocol is to let the tool run down to zero power before recharging. A full charge allows 30 minutes of use. Pay attention to the battery management in the instructions to get the most life out of the battery. Thankfully, the battery won’t get hurt by overcharging; but, we will both monitor charging to remove the tool from the outlet after a day’s worth of charging. So, for those good at micro-management of your grooming tools and protocols ...and, you know who you are (characteristic of Blood Type A's...this item can up your styling game if you can juggle the tool management.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Trimmer, but a bit bulky for me.

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    PapawJeff
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    Its blade is very sharp and a replacement blade is available from the Panasonic website. Its one comb/guard is operated and adjusted by an adjustment wheel so hunting up the right one and stowing the others away is not a factor. You just rotate the dial to the desired setting and change as desired. (Length approximations as related to the numbers on the dial are given in the owners manual.) It can be used wet or dry, however cutting longer hairs/whiskers with it is not advised by Panasonic. You can easily clean it up under running water which is a nice feature. What I dont like: 1. Despite the item description on Bestbuy.com you CANNOT use the trimmer while its plugged in as the charging base plugs directly into the outlet and has no cord at all. 2. The battery is old technology, Ni-MH. Why not a lithium ion? With its 30 minute battery charge life its going to need charged a few times a week, at least for myself. 3. Really dislike the charging base plugging directly into the wall. (It prevents both outlets in a duplex from being used while its plugged in) Mine will end up on a short extension cord as soon as I can go buy one for it 4. Its bulky with a much larger trimming head than I am accustomed to using. Not upper lip friendly at all with the comb attached. 5. Weighing in at just a penny under 50 bucks throws it up into the bottom end of professional equipment prices and many of those pro models have a lithium ion battery and a much longer battery life to go with it. But if your looking for an all in one trimmer thats easy to use and clean and my dislikes are not your dislikes, this trimmer just may be what your looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Silent Trimming

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    PeboQuattro
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    This trimmer is a great addition to my hair grooming arsenal! The first thing I noticed about it was how quiet the trimmer was. My shaver and clippers sound like chainsaws compared to this silent machine. In addition to the lack of noise, there is very little vibration. The length is easily adjusted with a dial and stays on the setting throughout use. It cuts as well as my clippers, and the length guard seems to guide your facial hair properly so you don’t have an uneven cut. Being able to use it wet is nice, but not a necessity for me. My only complaints are with the charger. First, the indicator light is always on when the trimmer is connected, so it is impossible to tell if the unit is fully charged or charging. The charger is designed for the trimmer to sit on top of the charger which is protruding out of an outlet. This normally wouldn’t be an issue, but the trimmer clips in place so it doesn’t fall off, making it difficult to attach/remove the trimmer from its charging base without it slipping out of the outlet. Besides the minor annoyance with the charger I still recommend it to someone in the market for a new trimmer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy maintenance

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    Crasher
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    This is a wet/dry trimmer that allows for usage either in a dry condition or wet condition i.e. the shower. Dont get this mistaken for an electric shaver, this is a beard trimmer and while it will not give you a skin close shave it gets very close to it. Right out of the box this your basic trimmer. It comes with a detectable adapter and has 10 different trim settings. The one thing i did not like was the charger. It mounts directly to the electrical outlet instead of being corded with a seperate base. The reason i have an issue with this is due to the fact that when you go to mount the trimmer in the charger it requires a bit of effort to snap it in to place and to pull it back out. It almost feels like im going to break the charger or wall socket due to the force needed to mount and unmount the trimmer. Maintenance on the trimmer however is very quick and easy and requires no tools. You simple push the bottom part of the blade off with your thumbs and you can expose the inner blades and cavity. Since this is a wet trimmer everything inside is sealed so all you have to do is rinse out with water snap everything back together and your all set. Literally takes less then a minute to clean. This is a good trimmer that provides quick, easy maintenance that allows you to use in the shower.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits my needs very well!

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    TagMstr
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    Compared to my other trimmer that I have, this is much simpler to use. This has exactly what I need. I use this to easily trim my beard and quickly shape it up. It may be simple at first appearance, a plastic guide over the blades, a charging base and a lubricating oil. I find this easier to use with the height adjustment and it is sturdier. My other trimmer, I always fear that it will slip from its position and cut a lot more. While this trimmer, how it is built, I don’t have to worry about that. The Panasonic trimmer does have a wide head, so you just need to be a bit more careful when you shape up your beard. The trimmer would have to sit in the charging base which I find it more secure than a cord (because I fear the cord will fray over time). It locks in the base and plug it into the wall. I can’t say that this is a universal trimmer, but when it comes to tighter shape ups, this may not be for you. The trimming head is one size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice trimmer

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    beefrob
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    I received this trimmer as part of the Best Buy Tech insider network in exchange for my honest review of the product. This trimmer has done a nice job so far. Two features that I really like are the fact that it is waterproof and can be washed out easily and the adjustable/removable height setting. The only complaint I have, and it really isn't a complaint yet, is the feel of the guard adjustment. To me it feels a little flimsy and maybe not as durable as I would hope. The reason its not a complaint yet is the fact that it hasn't caused any issues at all. The adjustments are repeatable and everything works just like you would want. The blades are sharp and set at a good angle for use and its easy to hold in the hand. It does take several hours to fully charge after you run it down, its not a quick charge device, so for some people that could be an issue, but it seems to run a very long time on a single charge, so I don't think a little longer charge time should be a major concern. Overall I like the clipper and it will serve me well for what I need it for. The adjustable guard is nice to have and it being attached makes it less likely to be misplaced. I would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sharp blades

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    mskelbel
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    I'm writing this review with the assistance of my husband. When we first received it and read the instructions, we were very surprised that the trimmer required 15 hrs of charge time for 30 minutes. That seemed rather excessive. Thirty minutes charge time would however be several uses so it isn't like it's being charged after each use. He says it's quiet compared to his other trimmer. The blades are very sharp and it has no drag on the face. He likes that the adjustable comb is sturdy and removes easily from the unit. The blade width is too wide to trim mustache lip line, but fantastic for the beard. He likes that it does snap into the charging base very securely, however the base plugs directly into the outlet. Our outlet now doesn't have room for other items so an extension cable to allow the base to sit on the counter and still be charged would have been a good idea to give users options. A travel case would have been nice as well. All in all, the functionality is good with sharp blades and the adjustable comb provides a wide range of length options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Build and Performance

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    Jturn
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    This is a solidly performing trimmer with good build quality. Unlike my previous trimmer which this has replaced, this trimmer operates in either wet or dry situations, meaning you can use it in the shower which is a bonus, and it also means you can flush water through the head to clean it out. This works well (it has a drainage hole on the back so you can continuously flush water through it) and makes cleaning it much easier than the aforementioned old trimmer I had. One of the more thoughtful features is the integrated trimming guard, which is removable, but also is easily adjusted via a spin dial in the center of the trimmer. It's a small touch, but makes it easier to use and store. The trimmer is also quieter than my previous unit, which is obviously a bonus as well. While not overly expensive, it definitely costs more than your run of the mill cheap big box trimmer, but I think the added features, along with the sharp blades, makes the slight premium worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good choice with qualifications

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    ferrari
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    This should be rated as excellent, but the product needs some help. As far as being a functional trimmer, it does a great job. Feels nice & solid to the hand, nice smooth adjustment, doesn't pinch as some cheaper ones do, and cleans easily. Why isn't it excellent? The whole charging thing is a mess. The charger takes up too much space, and the charger has no cord, so the trimmer needs to be plugged into the base. For most people, bathroom outlets are at a premium, we don't need a product that demands space. How many times have you reached for a trimmer and found it's dead? Get the cord & plug it in, right? Can't do that here - no cord. The fact that it has Nicad batteries is no help either - at this price, you should be getting lithium batts for a longer run life. I've spent my life buying $15-$25 trimmers, if I'm spending double the price, I expect a little more. So, good device, poor execution.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good trimmer, with some gripes

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    JamexRZ
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    I really like this trimmer, it does trim very close and if you don't want a close trim, you can use the comb. I like you can also adjust how much close of a trim you want with the adjustment dial. I have not tried using it wet, and I don't think I intend too, however it is supported. One thing I didn't like is that the charger does not come with a cable, it was very difficult to make it fit on my wall plug in the bathroom due this, I had to use another plug in my room, so I can't have the trimmer in the bathroom. I will have to get an extension. Another thing is I have to drop oil before and after using it, making it a little messy, but I guess most are the same way. Besides these two gripes, it does the work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple hair trimmer without all the extras

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    BravoMan
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    The Wet/Dry Beard and Hair Trimmer by Panasonic makes the job of cutting hair so easy and without the need of multiple accessories to get the job done. This trimmer works best for larger areas of hair such as a beard, chest hair, and whatnot. Trimming down a mustache on the other hand with this trimmer is not as easy. Besides that small limitation for trimming down smaller areas of hair, would be the fact that this trimmer cannot be used while it's being charged. The charger that comes with the trimmer is like a cradle that connects directly to a wall socket and you can connect the trimmer on top of it. This can also make using any other nearby wall sockets unusable with the cradle style charger connected. Overall, if you're looking for a simple, easy to use, cordless trimmer, this would be ideal for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Trimmer

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    acidxfrost
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    I like this trimmer overall. I felt like I had good control over it in and out of the shower. It didn't become slick or anything in the shower. The guard caught a lot of hair which made it so there was less mess. There are a lot of fine options with the guard settings. I like being able to just run it under some water to get rid of all the little hairs. Loved that it came pre-charged. There are some things that I wish were improved. I was able to use it to trim some tight areas but it would be nice if the head was a little smaller to make mustache trimming a little easier. I still had to go back with a straight edge to get all the lines clean. The guard didn't go long enough for my preference. When using in the shower you need to be going for a close shave because the water causes the hair to lay flat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Grooming Device

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    jsisko76
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    I've used this trimmer a couple of times and am pleased with it's performance. Pros: -Blades are sharp and cut well. Replacement blades can be purchased in the future as needed. -Battery power seems good, and I should only need to charge it once every couple weeks. -Can easily be cleaned by running it under water. -Trim length can easily be adjusted. Cons: -It would be nice to have some kind of case for travel purposes. -It cannot be used while charging, so plan ahead! Overall this is a very good rechargeable trimmer that I would recommend to anyone with grooming needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Hair Trimmer

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    masc360
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    Overall I really like the trimmer, it works really well has a nice design, and is light and very easy to use. I really enjoy the fact that it has the adjustment dial instead of having different size clips you would have to put on. But i wish it had at least a smaller blade size you could trade out. certain times I just need a smaller sized blade that isn't as wide. But besides that everything else works great, it has a great feel the materials they use make it easy to hold and i really like the fact you can just hold it rinse it off to clean off any excessive hair. overall I would recommend this to someone looking for a hair trimmer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Trimmer

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    Nismo456
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    This was my second beard trimmer and it's great. The trimmer blades seem to be considerably sharper than the ones on the other brand I was using, so my beard is trimmed far more precisely. The fact that this unit offers both replaceable cutters and battery are a bonus--no need to toss out the whole thing when they wear out. Charging takes about and hour and you have about an hour of use. Needs to be cleaned often. Works better dry than wet. The length adjustment goes well beyond what I need, but it allows you to get exactly the length you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Trimmer

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    dharr18
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    I really like this trimmer. There is a dial to adjust the length of the cut. The trimmer does not pull the hairs. The only drawback, the charger. It is hard to explain, but the trimmer fits into the charger that is supported by the wall outlet only. There is no cord The plug does not rotate, so if your bathroom plugs are sideways, the trimmer will not stay in the charger. It would have been nice to have a base with a cord. This is a minor drawback to me, but some may not have outlets that will support the weight of the trimmer.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design, Great Trim, Lacking Options

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    IronHorseGPS
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    The Panasonic Wet/Dry Beard and Hair Trimmer is basically an all-in-one option for those looking for an easy beard or hair trim without the fuss of changing attachments all the time. Just dial in your preferred number setting and go. Quick and easy. PROS - Quick and easy use - Multiple trim settings for any style - Easy rubberized grip - All-In-One functionality eliminates the need for multiple parts CONS - Limited to trimmer settings only, no multiple trimmer options such as nose or ear

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a traveler.

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    buckbabes
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    The beard trimmer has some great qualities that I really like. It is quiet, simply designed, has a wider cutting surface and adjustable comb with 20 positions instead of changeable heads. The only issues I found were very minor, such as, there is no charge indicator and it holds the trimmer on the wall. Overall I really like it and think it will work well as a travel trimmer.

    I would recommend this to a friend