As lad reaches manhood, hair tends to grow on some parts of his body – face, arms, chest, back and legs. While some like the hair growth, others shave or trim. Luckily, living in the 21st century, grooming devices are invented to provide hassle-free hair grooming.
There are varieties of hair shaving tools – some are manuals while others electric. Choosing the best electric shaver for men is sometimes confusing and demanding compared to choosing manual shaver.
So, why should you choose an electric shaver carefully? The answer may depend on your budget, personal preferences and shaver effectiveness.
There are varieties of electric shavers depending on their brand or manufacturer. If you decide to buy an electric shaver, look for features like dry/wet shaving, effortless or less maintenance, decent battery life, user-friendliness and price reasonable to features, efficiency and durability. We write a review below to guide you what shaver to choose.
This electric shaver makes its way to the top five electric shaver because of its out of the box features. The Braun Series 7- 790cc may cost more pennies but you would get a guaranteed shaving satisfaction.
This shaver’s unique Pulsonic Technology – 10,000 micro vibrations, a feature derived by P&G engineers to make components work at their maximum potential, cuts hair at very precise length.
It is very adaptive to any angles and shapes of your face or other parts of your body to perfectly remove all unwanted hair where ordinary shavers miss. Plus, its advanced foil technology captures hair deeper hence cut is very close to skin. You can also use this shaver to trim your sideburns, mustache and beard.
This unit is waterproof for those who prefer wet shaving and is completely washable. Braun Series 7-790cc is equipped with Lithium Ion battery with very decent life up to 50 minute of cordless shaving.
So there is more time shaping your face at is perfectness. The LED indicator will help you notify battery life, charging and hygiene status.
Braun Series 7-790cc’s maintenance is very impressive. The automatic maintenance or the clean and renew system features is at its best asset without compromising the shaver’s components.
Cleaning, lubricating, drying and charging are just one click of a button – no need for you to anticipate the maintenance process.
Note: There is a new model of this product which is the Braun Series 7-799CC
The Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D is cheaper than Braun Series 7-790cc but the features and materials are built with premium quality and more advanced technology. This shaver’s GyroFlex 3D, three-dimensional movement (moving inwards, outwards and full 360 degree) is very impressive to perfectly adjust to any surface of your face and your body. I
ts flat surface and round edges are design to minimize as much as possible skin irritation. Likewise, the Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D is best for wet and dry shaving with its AquaTec seal for your convenience. The design is also ergonomic to avoid accidental mishandling.
Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D is equipped with Li-Ion battery that charges fully within an hour and operates up to 50 minutes. This is not just a shaver but also has a built-in trimmer for cutting beard and mustache.
Maintaining this shaver requires you to be knowledgeable to clean the head properly unlike Braun Series 7-790cc which maintenance is done automatically. This unit comes with a traveling pouch, charging stand, brush, protective cap and power cord.
The Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D is also available in 1290X/40 and 1280X/42 models.
The Panasonic ES8243A Men’s 4-Blade shaver boasts its Nanotech™ Blades to achieve smooth and precise shaving experience. This foil type shaver has four thin arc foils that help the nanotech blades cut hair very close to skin with timing and precision.
It is capable of 360 degree shaving with its patented motor that runs up to 13,000 rpm to perfectly remove all hair and the effective Flexible Pivoting Head is designed to adapt the shape of your face or body. The shaver is completely waterproof, good for wet shaving with foam or gel.
Cleaning does not need to be hard because you just dip it under water and turn on the turbo mode to remove hair residues. You can replace the outer foil and the blades preferably every year. There is a pop-up trimmer at the back of the shaver head to conveniently trim beards, mustache and sideburns without resorting to external trimmers.
Like Braun Series 7-790cc and Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D, Panasonic ES8243A Men’s 4-Blade is also equipped with Lithium-Ion battery which operates up to 45 minutes cordlessly. The LCD display will tell you the battery life, charging indicator and a cleaning reminder.
The Panasonic ES8243A is also available with ES-LF51-A and ES-LA63-S models.
The Philips Norelco AT830 Powertouch includes our top list because of its price. It is much affordable shaver but packed with impressive features for a clean shave. This is a good choice for entry level.
Philips Norelco AT830’s DualPrecision technology is engineered to shave hair with precision and leave no instances of hair as much as possible. The three-pivot heads helps in faster shaving and brings comfortable feel while shaving and leaves skin irritation-free. It also moves according to any shape of your face or body.
You don’t need to worry about going to a bathroom to do wet shaving because this shaver is 100% waterproof and washable. The AT830 won’t be on top of our list if it doesn’t equip with decent battery life.
The Lithium-Ion is a feature for a quality shave which also AT830 has. Using cordlessly, you can shave up to 50 minute with an hour of full charging. The head is completely replaceable in case it doesn’t operate at an outstanding point. You can replace AT830 with HQ8 Dual Precision head.
One feature that needs improvement of the AT830 is the battery indicator. In AT830, the battery icon flash if the battery needs charging unlike Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D which has multi-level LED indicator.
You cannot also use this shaver while plugged in. Bottom line, the Philips Norelco AT830 is an impressive shaver with regards to result that comes up with a reasonable price.
Another awesome electric shaver by Braun, the Braun 340S-4 is a good choice for mid-range electric shavers with satisfactory results. This foil type shaver cuts hair closely and precisely while leaving your skin smooth without irritation. The twin foils adapt every shape of your skin to cut every hair on flat or even curves.
You can use this shaver whether wet or dry and is 100% washable. The integrated trimmer helps cut long hair on your face life mustache and beard. It is also designed to efficient close shave.
The battery, though NiMh, has a decent life with 45 minute operation that requires an hour of charging while 5 minute charging will give you approximately a minute or two shaving session. Battery indicator has four levels for effective monitoring. Maintenance requires only requires a little effort.
Unlike Braun Series 7- 790cc, the Braun 340S-4 can only be used cordlessly. There is no cord included, so, you must charge the shaver at full to avoid inconvenience.