Top Electric Shavers

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by max2, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    What are some of the best electric shavers for facial hair please ? I need a new one.
  2. canuckRus macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2014
    Apple shavers, no question!
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think ShaveRumors recommends the Philips pretty high :p

    Seriously I use razors since I never gotten as close of a shave with electric models.

    Check out Harry's, much cheaper then paying those exorbitant prices that Gillette charges.
  4. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    I tried razor for a while but everytime it looked like I stuffed my face thru a barbed wire fence.

    Not as close as a manual razor but at least I'm not bleeding every time lol.
  5. jaduff46 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2010
    Second star on the right....
    Agree on the closeness of the shave. I've used them since having to give up my electric for Army basic training in 1966. Stiptic pencil at the ready until I got used to it.

    A fellow commuter gave me a tip (odd topic I know) to dry the blades after using. Mine last probably at least a month now shaving every day.

    Haven't tried Harry's but have been tempted.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  7. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    For me its the iDontShave hands down. This is Apple's product with a zero negative feedback, zero support calls made and more. It simply doesn't shave and requires no upgrades, reboots or repair. Amazing.
  8. jeyf macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
    if going for a 5 o'clock shadow ck out on Amazon the Whal Peanut
    its a little corded hair clipper, i dont like dealing with a batteries and a charger. use with caution the clipper is quite aggressive. Suspect Amazon has knock offs on sale along with the original branded unit.
  9. Jeremy A-H macrumors newbie

    Jeremy A-H

    Jun 9, 2015
    I didn't used to get on with the Philips razor, but twenty years after I last tried them, I think they have improved tremendously.

    I find Philips razors will now cut hairs of all thickness, whereas the Braun razors only cut thicker hairs. If you have hairs of varying thickness, Philips gets my vote.
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    I've used Philips electric shavers for some time.
    Now back to good, old, reliable razors (Wilkinson in my case).
  11. oldtime macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    It really depends on your budget and what kind of grooming you're doing. I think Wahl makes the best sub $100 shavers, for what it's worth.
  12. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Odd that I find this thread here right at the time that this is crossing my mind :p

    I shave in the evening so that I save time in the morning getting ready and catching the train (crazy eh?).

    While it is tempting, the price of one of these is enough for a few years supply of sharp razors!
  13. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

    Nov 16, 2012
  14. bingeciren macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    For years I've been a Braun user. Then I discovered the linear motor shavers from Panasonic and have been using one for the past 10 years.

    Five years ago I saw another Panasonic linear motor shaver in Singapore airport and bought it. It is my favourite shaver now. It is also a linear motor shaver, has three cutting blades and a very good trimmer. Charger works on worldwide voltage. The shaver uses a Li-Ion battery inside and one charge goes for 14 days. So for travels shorter than 2 weeks, no need to carry a charger. Shaves very close without irritation or pulling hair and it is reasonably quiet. This is a very compact machine and it is perfect for travel as well.

    It is imported from Japan and available from Amazon USA.
  15. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007

    I agree with you, Panasonic razors are great. I lived in Japan for a long time and while I was there I stumbled on a Panasonic electric razor at one of the local electronic stores and bought one that was on sale and I've never been happier. Great razor. I often travel between countries and so the worldwide voltage was a must and it works perfectly.

  16. ChuckInVegas macrumors newbie


    Aug 27, 2017
    In The Lab
    The best electric shavers are the ones that work well for you. I've used electric shavers in the past. Didn't work 'for me.' I think that's important... 'for me.' It's a personal thing.

    Everyone's facial (or whatever) hair is unique to you. You might have to go through a few different types/brands and check out how well they get along with your face. Asking friends, family and forum members might get you the most popular names, and you should investigate them. But until you use one for a while, you can't be sure.
  17. torana355, Aug 27, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017

    torana355 macrumors 68030

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
  18. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    I switched from Braun to Panasonic years ago. I stopped getting the cleaning cartridges because they didn't seem to do a good enough job. It does provide a pretty close shave.

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