Shaving your facial hair is a pretty personal thing. Some men swear by a straight razor, while others prefer an electronic, rechargeable razor they can have ready when they’re on the go. For my husband Jason, the electronic razor is the route he chooses, and after testing out a few different types of Panasonic shaver and trimmers we were just sent, he’s got a new favourite.
We tested out the Panasonic Milano Cordless Hair Trimmer, the Panasonic Beard and Hair Trimmer, and the Panasonic Wet/Dry Men’s Triple-Blade Shaver. Here’s a look at what he thought of each and how they worked when he shaved with them.
Panasonic Wet/Dry Men’s Triple-Blade Shaver
The Panasonic Wet/Dry Men’s Triple-Blade Shaver is a lightweight shaver that’s easy to hold, but don’t take the weight of it as an indication on whether or not this is a serious shaver. It’s got a triple blade cutting system with pivoting head to hug the contours of your face. It also has 30-degree Nanotechnology blades to get up close and personal with your facial hair.
Before my husband used the Panasonic Wet/Dry Men’s Triple-Blade Shaver we had to charge it up. It only takes an hour to charge and you’ll get 45 minutes of use.
What Jason thought of the Panasonic Wet/Dry Men’s Triple-Blade Shaver
It’s really nice to see this shaver has an LCD screen. Sometimes you’re in a hurry and you grab the shaver, only to have it die on you because you didn’t charge it. With the LCD screen you’ll always know exactly how much charge you have left.
I don’t shave with shaving cream very often, so any razor I use has to give me a close shave without water. This one definitely does that, and what surprised me was that it had such powerful blades it almost felt as though it was pulling in some spots. It got very close and my face felt smooth after.
I also like this shaver because it’s 100% waterproof. That means you can use it in the shower if you want to. If you like using shaving cream, that’s always an option too. For cleanup the top blade just pops off and you run it under water.
The Panasonic Milano Cordless Hair Trimmer
The Panasonic Milano Cordless hair trimmer is a thin shaver with stainless steel blades. It’s also light and easy to handle when you’re shaving, and it has an ergonomic handle that makes a noticeable difference when you’re holding it.
The best part of the Panasonic Milano Cordless hair trimmer is the precision settings. There are 19 precision settings for hair and beard trimming or sculpting, so if you like your beard or mustache a certain way, all you have to do is adjust it and you get a perfect trim every time.
The Panasonic Precision Beard and Mustache Trimmer is also a wet/dry shaver, so you don’t have to commit to shaving one way or the other when you use it. It includes a AC charging stand, which is nice if you like to place it on a shelf in your bathroom for easy access, and there’s also a cleaning brush to remove any stray whiskers.
What Jason thought of the Panasonic Milano Cordless Hair Trimmer
This was my favourite out of all the Panasonic shaver and trimmers we were sent to test. I tend to grow a beard over the winter so I usually never have a close shave, and I really like it when my beard is at a certain length. With the Panasonic Milano Cordless Hair Trimmer’s precision settings, I can keep it exactly at the length I want it; not too scruffy but not too neat.
I also like the stainless steel 45 degree blades. They glide smoothly over the surface of your face with little to no pulling.
This shaver is 100% washable so if I only have time to hop in the shower for five minutes, I can still shave.
Panasonic Beard and Hair Trimmer
It’s Movember, and if you’re into keeping that beard or mustache you’ve grown after the month is over, you’re going to love the Panasonic Beard and Hair Trimmer. It has a sharp, 45-degree wide blade, and that blade can cut in stages from 1mm to 10mm for your beard and 11mm to 20mm for your hair.
There are 39 cutting stages so you can manscape to your heart’s content, and the dial is very easy to adjust so you can move back and forth while you’re shaving. This shaver also has a quick charge of one hour, and you get 50 minutes of cord-free use.
Here’s what Jason thought of the Panasonic Beard and Hair Trimmer
This is a very comfortable beard trimmer. It’s the kind of shaver I would take with me when I travel because it’s small, light, and easy to fit inside my travel kit.
The dial blade turns easily, and although I don’t think I’d ever use all 39 different settings, it’s nice to have that precise of an option. There’s different stages of beard trimming and different stages for hair trimming, and although I tested it for beard trimming only, I can see how it would be handy for hair trimming eye brows or stray neck hair.
My husband is a pretty casual guy. He runs his own business so he can wear jeans and a hat whenever he wants to. That also means he doesn’t have to worry about stubble or whether or not there’s a dress code for facial hair. But without fail, when he’s about to go into a week of meetings or he’s got something important on the go, he always shaves.
Because he doesn’t have a ton of time to do so, he really relies on a good electric razor to get the job done right the first time. After reviewing these three Panasonic shavers, his biggest feedback is that they are all great in their own ways. They do their job and they do it well, and the low charge time, easy cord-free use, and the fact that they’re all wet/dry and washable puts them at the top of his list for razors.
Find the Panasonic shaver and trimmers we tried out: Panasonic Wet/Dry Men’s Triple-Blade Shaver, the Panasonic Milano Cordless Trimmer, and the Panasonic Beard and Hair Trimmer, all on Best Buy right now.