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Philips Norelco - OneBlade Wet/Dry Electric Trimmer - Lime Green/Charcoal Gray-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2092 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Innovative but Cheap

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    Michael
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    I like this razor. The design is beautiful and innovative, especially in a space that has essentially been the same for over a decade. This razor is good but it is not as good as any decent electric shaver. I hope they create a high end version one day. I would be all about it. PROS: Sleek razor design. Use wet or dry. No need to oil or maintain the blades. No need to buy a special cleaner. Long battery life (usually lasts me about 2 weeks of shaving every other day). Takes up less space than most of its counterparts. Can be used in any direction. Won't pierce skin (unless you push really hard). CONS: It is cheap. The body is cheap plastic. The razor does not allow beards of "any" length as the box says. It has 3 hair length combs and the longest one is less than 10mm thick. You can't use it while it's charging (which is becoming a dealbreaker for me. There is no charging or battery level indicator. It just dies suddenly. There is no stand or case. It does not shave very close. You need to use it every day (but it's fast and easy to use). It only works on your face, and can not trim nose hairs or eyebrows like other "combo" razors can. Requires its own special charging cable. If they just raised the quality of this razor a step or two, this would be something really special--a game changer. It could replace my giant bulky Braun razor and cleaning stand as well as my Remington face trimmer... but it can't. The cheap plastic, lack of a battery level indicator or ability to use while charging, and, of course, needing a never-ending supply of blades (which I am okay with--so far my first blade has been going several weeks with no sign of slowing down) make this a so-so product. It could be great. Maybe one day they will make one that is. All in all, it does the job. It's okay, but don't trade in your expensive electric shaver just yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Alternative to Expensive Disposables

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    catsfan
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    I have very sensitive skin and haven't been able to shave against the grain or pull my skin for a closer shave using a disposable razor for 20 years, unless I wanted sever irritation and zits. Until I purchased the OneBlade, I was using a Gillette Fusion, shaving only with the grain and was fine with the results, but annoyed at how expensive the blades were. I used some gift cards to purchase the OneBlade and I'm extremely happy I did. It provides the same same pretty close shave that I received using the Gillette Fusion, but I don't need to spend the money purchasing replacement blades. Additionally, the OneBlade gives me absolutely no irritation, when shaving with the grain. It's easy to use and charge and the blade itself has not dulled one bit in the few months I have been using it. I have pulled my skin to get a closer shave with success, but I did receive a little bit of irritation after, so users should test out their skin's sensitivity like any other razor product. I have thick facial hair, but it is not densely packed together and really love the OneBlade. I can use it on a daily basis to get a relatively close shave with no irritation. I see no reason that anyone would need to purchase a hundred plus dollar shaver when the OneBlade should satisfy most any type of user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great new all-in-one for guys on the go!

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    Marcpsp
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    Haven't used an electric shaver with a foil shaving surface in AGES (NEVER really gave a close shave, and the foil always seemed to tear at the most inconvenient time...while shaving for a 'special occasion'), but saw this unit that had a disposable foil shaving surface AND a super close edger, perfect for lining sideburns and trimming mustaches. Love that you can use it while showering, and with/without shaving cream! The one small drawback....seems like no matter which way I use it (wet, dry, foam or no foam), I need to go over the area I'm shaving 2 sometimes 3 times before it looks evenly shaved, if I don't there are areas that have longer stubble than others!! I took growth patterns into consideration, even softened up the stubble with a warm wash cloth and beard oil, and still had to make multiple passes with blade. (I'm a licsenced barber/hairdresser, and tried every trick in the book! Lol). With all that said and done, still will use it when I travel, but not if I'm in a hurry!! I will totally be letting my younger male clientele know about the "Oneblade", great stocking stuffer or gift for the guy on your list this Christmas!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

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    IWICFM666
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    About me: I am an IT guy and a part-time college professor. I have been using electric razors for 30+ years. For me, the 3- or 4-blade, flat electric razors never shave close enough, and the rotary razors tend to pull my 2-day stubble. So I have always used 2 razors - first I shave with a flat-style Remington, and then I finish up with a Norelco rotary. YMMV, but for me, doing that works great. Now to review this product. When I saw five 5-star reviews, I suspected something was amiss, and I was right. Five will get you twenty that the guy who said this razor left his face as smooth as a baby's bottom works for Philips Norelco, because this razor is awful at leaving your skin smooth. Pros: Even though the blade is small, shaving is fast It does not leave razor burn, it does not pull at longer hairs like a rotary razor does, and it's great for trimming/shaping facial hair. Cons: It's awful as a "normal" razor. For me, that's actually OK, because it will replace my 3-blade, flat-screen Remington. I'll just finish up with my rotary, just like I always do. Cons, cont'd: the instructions say to not leave it plugged in for more than 24 hours. WTF? I have always left my razors plugged in 24/7. Cons, cont'd: It does such an awful job of "getting close" that it cannot be used as a stand-alone razor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have Gentleman

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    Ballgame27
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    I've tried many different electric shavers, the Norelco OneBlade is hands down one of the best all around electric shavers on the market. Just like the other shavers I tried, I wasn't expecting much when I purchased the OneBlade, especially since it was only $30-$40. To my surprise, I'm able to achieve a close shave or a trim using the OneBlade. Also to my surprise, it's convenient and precise. I can use it in the shower or on the fly. The blade is extremely precise and powerful, which allows for a quick shave when needed. I haven't owned the OneBlade long enough to fully comment on the rechargeable battery life. However, I've only had to charge it once thus far (The day I purchased it) and have used it daily for the last 3 weeks. That said, in that 3 week duration, I haven't noticed a drop in performance or felt it needed to be put on the charger. My only complaint, or should I say my wife's complaint, is how & where the blade disposes of the hair. Unfortunately the OneBlade isn't capable of collecting hair, which isn't that big of a deal if you don't mind the clean up afterwards. On a positive note, the blade can be easily rinsed off and put away. Overall, I highly recommend the OneBlade and I'm glad I purchased it. It's a great a shaver at a great cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Razor/Clipper

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    Mattingly23
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    I can't stop telling people about this blade system! I bought it to use on my head (for a bald shave). I normally use Pro Wahl clippers that plug in. This bad boy gets a much closer shave and it's wireless. Pretty much all the way to the skin, but without razor burn. I've noticed no ingrown hairs since the shave is so close. It takes me about 15 minutes to shave my head and it never gets hot. Ever! It runs for well over 30 minutes on a full charge. The only downsides are: 1) The blades have to be replaced. Since I use this on my head every other day, a blade might only last a month and they run between $10-$13 each. 2) I wasn't impressed with this as a face razor. Head - yes, down to the skin. Body groomer - yes, down to the skin. Face - no, I still had to use a Gillette to get a smooth shave. The razor is wet/dry but I've had best results in dry mode. The way I see it, my hair blessed friends spend $15 once or twice a week getting cuts. So I can spend $15 a month getting the best head shave without getting razor cuts or burns.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best!

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    SSSS
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    I have had my Philips-Norelco One Blade for over a month and should be listed as a verified purchaser but apparently BB is behind the curve on this one. Again. ;-) This electric trimmer is the BEST! It really works and by that I mean it works great! I have never had such a close shave and I normally go through at least two blades a week so this little wonder will soon "pay for itself"! When my son comes home from college I will ask him if he would like one as I not only recommend it but will happily buy him one to take back to school with him. Great product and my Best Buy Sales Associate was Amy at the Santee, CA store. She knew what to recommend and helped me get exactly what I needed! A real pleasure having her help me out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shaver

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    Sydney
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    I've tried several electric shavers and trimmers over the years, but they either left me patchy or, if I managed to catch my skin, bleeding. Is it really so hard to find something that's compact, powerful, and trustworthy? Apparently not! The Oneblade is really awesome! It gets the job done and can handle most any length of hair. I have never tried it wet, nor with very long hair, but in most cases, simply an extra pass or two is enough to get the brunt of it. My only con is that this is not a close shave by any means -- nor is it meant to be! So just be aware that while this a great, reliable shaver for rough cuts, odds are you won't be absolutely baby smooth, so stick to your razor or other electric shaver for those really close cuts. I image this is a great option for getting longer hairs cut to a reasonable length before a shave, so your razor doesn't clog.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best First Buy

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    Dibaryon
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    This is my first electric shaver and I would say I am pretty convinced by the finish it gave. I have a thick beard and I had to use triple blade razors to get a good clean shave and had problem if my beard is more than 4-5 days. With this product, I am not only able to get a clean shave but a quicker shave as well. Although, after the first use, a few rashes/cuts were left on my face, but I would say this is because my skin was not used to it. Now I am getting used to it and have very few to no rashes/cuts. Another good point about this is that you can easily rinse it, use it while taking shower and use it with shaving gels as well. Also, it holds a good amount of charge (the battery is pretty good). I usually charge after two shaves, which is pretty convenient. The only negative point I felt is that one has to move it against the grain of beard which is backwards compared to what I used to do with traditional manual razors. I guess, I will get used to it after some use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    After one shave I love it

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    Chinna
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    Received this about an hour ago. Plugged it in to charge and couldn't wait to try it. I am a retired infantry soldier that had to shave everyday and get a haircut once a week whether I needed it or not. That said I hate doing both. So I usually go 3-4 months before a haircut and usually 3-4 days between shaves. I've tried electric, battery operated and regular blades for shaving and none have been to my liking. To me it is a hassle. So I was excited to try this OneBlade by Norelco. I shaved Thanksgiving morning, today is 12/01, so I'm at the four day mark. I love this gadget, gives a great shave as well. Maybe not as close as a real razor blade, but pretty darn close. Had my wife feel my face for smoothness, she thought it did a good job as well. So after one shave all my other shaving tools will go in a drawer and this OneBlade will my primary shaving tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great / Be Careful with the heads

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    Muenchow
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    I love this OneBlade so much! My only disappointment is the fact that the replacement head breaks fairly easy. It is attached by thin plastic joints, so one drop and good luck. I purchased this along with an additional two replacement heads, and all three had broken within 6 months (One was due to dropping it in the shower though). I am hoping that since I bought it right when the product was released that the heads were maybe just defective, but even so the heads have no warranty, just the machine itself. All of that aside, it works amazingly well and I absolutely love it so I'll keep using it for as long as I can!! Hopefully they make the heads less easily breakable in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous tool, shaves like a blade but better!

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    TFCoup
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    I stopped shaving with a blade years ago. My hair and beard are curly and a blade-close shave results in ingrown-hairs that get infected, particularly on my neck. So I've used an electric shaver instead., I bought this Norelco Trimmer just to trim my sideburns straight. It turns out that this gadget can be used just like a blade razor to shave with, wet or dry! It shaves as close as an electric (maybe closer) but not enough to result in ingrown-hairs. It's faster than an electric and even faster than a blade because I don't use shaving cream. Just a splash of "Williams Lectric Shave" (which smells nice and lubricates the skin) and start shaving! I rinse the hairs off under the faucet, just like using a blade. I like it so much that I bought a second one to have at work and a third one to leave at the cabin! Fabulous gadget, and if the blades last 4 months as advertised, it probable saves money over a blade razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for electric

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    Gamer
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    I've dabbled in electric razors on and off over the years and was never impressed with the shave they gave me. I've been using an old Gillette Sensor3 razor for well over a decade. I also have sensitive skin and hate shaving. I came across this item and it has pretty good reviews so I thought I'd give it a spin and I have to say I'm impressed. The shave is close enough for me. Just shave against the grain. Once done my face is fairly smooth. You can shave dry or wet it, and I shave dry. It doesn't break out my face after a shave either. The only reason I knocked off a star was because it could do a better job when it comes to the neck. It doesn't seem to get all the hairs. Or I just need to practice more with it. It also takes longer to shave compared to my old reliable Gillette razor. Overall I'm happy with my purchase and would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Close as a razor, Safe as a trimmer

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    THRISTIC
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    The norelco one blade should be called an electric razor instead of a trimmer. My skin irritates easily so I have an issue using razors to shave. Therefore I just us standard trimmers. I had yet to find a trimmer that wouldn't pull and would get me as close as a razor. Well my search is over. Not only does the One Blade cut as close as a razor, it is a safe as a trimmer. I have yet to nic myself. The battery life listed is about 45mins but I have yet to run into an issue with running out of battery. It can also be used wet or dry which is something I haven't seen in other trimmers. I also use the One Blade to shave my head. Again I am impressed. I didn't have to pre-shave or anything. Just started up and 10mins later I was done. I will be buying 4 more for my brothers as gifts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great to find it in a store

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    socialwaif
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    I saw advertisements for this on TV. It looked interesting but I wanted to learn more about it first. Did some research online. Reviews and product info pages. It looked good. Went to my local store to look for it. I was able to find it; it had it's own display. It was great to see it in a retail store, along with the replacement blade cartridges. I will be looking for those it a few months. I have been using this for a little over a week now. So far it has been good. No nicks, cuts, or scratches. It really doesn't pull or get stuck on hairs like my old trimmer would. It does a good job, which is the important thing. My only complaint is that it does not come with a stand of its own. Storage on or near the sink can be a problem. I'd like to be able to secure it safely when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

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    Trbu
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    I read all of the reviews for this product and was excited to try out. I also watched a bunch of videos online to see what others thought of the product. I usually like to keep a little bit of stubble on my face and this razor seemed perfect. I got it home and as I started to shave I was becoming more and more disappointed with it. It is nice and light in your hands but that's about all the good I can share about it. For the shaving, you have to pass over the same area at least 3 times to make sure it gets all of the hair. I gave up using the guard and decided to just shave everything off. This still gave me trouble and I had keep shaving the same spot 4 times to make sure I had a clean shave. This razor isn't for everyone, be warned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific value for this trimmer

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    GlitchBrain
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    In my opinion, Philips Norelco has nailed it with this trimmer. It is true that it doesn't get as close as a regular (and more expensive) shaver would, but this isn't being marketed as a "shaver" - it's a trimmer, and a very versatile one. For a "trimmer" it manages to get surprisingly close. (I personally use it as a shaver.) As some people have noted, it does seem a bit messy, but most trimmers are, as they usually don't have a way of containing the trimmings. I think that the tendency to "scatter" the whiskers a bit more is probably due to the high cutting speed (just my theory). Still, I wouldn't call it a deal-breaker. This thing really is an excellent value, so far. We'll see how it holds up over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

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    JWat
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    I am genuinely shocked by how effective this shaver is. I have a full length beard and I shave my head with a razor. Since purchasing the OneBlade I have been able to quickly line up my beard, clean up my neck, and shave my entire head without any irritation. Because the OneBlade doesn't open abrasions in the skin it doesn't require as much prep work or after care to prevent shave burn while maintaining a closeness that is unrivaled by beard trimmers and clippers. The double edge design and pivoting head allow you to comfortably and safely shave with up and down strokes and go across the grain to ensure even coverage. I am very impressed and I've recommended it to anyone who will listen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

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    MKLight
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    This was recommended to me by several Best Huy employees when I was trying to find a replacement for my broken Norelco. I hesitantly followed their recommendation as they seemed to highly recommend it. The long battery life and the razor head’s durability have been great in the 1.5 years I have owned it. The reason I’m not giving it a full 5 stars is a 2mm comb would be perfect. The 1mm is a bit short and the 3mm is a bit long. Since, there are new models that would fix that issue, but I’m not ready to make that purchase until something happens to this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good choice

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    MK002
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    I really like this electric trimmer. It comes with a 5mm, 3mm, and 1mm trimming comb - or you can use without. The battery lasts longer than advertised or expected. I would Ike a variable cutting system, instead of the combs. I'd like some sort of travel bag to be included, as well. I like the color, but being a rubber texture, hair sticks to it. I haven't used it in water, but it supposedly works well (and I could definitely see that it could). When charging, there isn't notification of when it's fully charged. A red and green light or something similar would be nice, too. Overall, even with my preferred recommendations, this is a nice trimmer than I think I'll have for years.

    I would recommend this to a friend