Now for women we know grooming comes easy well not so easy but in terms of options there are a lot of things a gal can do to spiffy it up however, with guys it’s a bit complicated and one of the main things for a guy is his clean shave, all a man has to do is get that perfect close cut, clean shave and voila! You have turned him into a night and shining prince, but for that what is his best tool? An electric shaver of course! However finding the right fit does take a little time, it needs to be something that suits him and his needs in terms of style, comfort, design and quality. So where do you go and what do you buy? Below is a list that will give you an insight into Top 10 best electric shavers to buy 2017.
10. Philips Norelco AT830
Best known for its reasonable price and quality performance , this rotary shaver turned heads when released back in 2012 with its PowerTouch , Wet&Dry electric shaver, its features include DualPrecision technology that allows for a very close shave both with a short stubble or a long beard , you will get it right every time you use it, you may feel that it does not go all and out like other shavers when it comes to rotation however it will give you movement enough to get the job done, what’s cool about this shaver is that it will come along with a pop up trimmer and you can use this baby for up to 10 shaves when you charge it to its fullest which usually takes about an hour but not only that it will give you 50 minute backup battery power so you’re getting a great deal with a long lasting battery as well.
- Dual Precision and Wet&Dry Technology
- Very good battery life
- Easily cleanable and easily maintained
- Doesn’t make noise when running
- Reasonably priced
- Easy to use
- Skin friendly
- Does not rotate at a three dimensional level.
9. Braun CoolTec
A brilliant idea by a company known for quality appliances , this Wet&Dry shaver is not only complete waterproof making it utterly easy to just clean it while your showering but it has what is called a CoolTec technology which will leave your skin cool whilst it shaves. Talk about skin friendly! This is a pretty unique feature which can be controlled so you don’t always have to use it just whenever you want that little extra oomph while your shaving, however keeping in mind this CoolTech feature it really is not a good idea to use any other external cooling fluids as it may not work as it should then with it. Coupled with this feature is another feature by the name of SensoBlade that helps nip the hair in any direction you use it. The idea that comes to mind is with so many features how is the battery life? And well although technically you can have it fully charged in an hour, the backup is 45 minutes and with the cooling feature it is 15 minutes, however we were least impressed by the battery life and mostly impressed with the design and comfort.
- TEC technology
- SensoBlade technology
- Skin friendly Good for sensitive skin
- Quality design
- Wet & Dry Electric shaver Reasonable price
- Battery life not so good especially when using CoolTech
8. Panasonic Arc 3
This shaver has it all for you from extremely close shave with 3 nanotech blades making your skin feel as clean and smooth as a baby’s bottom from the pivoting head to the LED indicator that will tell you when your battery is about to die, the only thing lacking is the fact that it doesn’t have a charging dock or cleaning dock but at a price like this there was bound to be some strings attached to it.
- Very reasonable price
- Nanotech blades give you closer shave
- Blades are skin friendly
- Wet & dry electric shaver
- LED indicator
- No charging dock
- No cleaning dock
- Have to clean it yourse lf Makes noise while running
7. Remington F5-5800
For a quick fix this can be used, the company is well known for its products and its simple to clean just remove the shaver and give it a rinse while you’re in the shower or under the faucet and that should do it, the head although not as flexible as some of the models discussed but still will pivot upwards, downwards and claims to give you quite a nice shave especially around the jaw line, neck and chin but still when tests were run on this product it didn’t give quite a finished touch as some of the models like the Panasonic Arc 3 gave. This model also contains 1 trimmer along with it and 2 foils and can a nice shave even if it’s charged just for five minutes. Regardless to say however with such a low key price you can do with some of it cons if you’re looking for something that is not too fancy.
- Comes with 1 trimmer
- 2 foils
- Quick charge
- power Can work with and without cord
- Very reasonable price
- Easy to use
- Gives a smooth finish with no irritation on skin
- Head can pivot upwards and downwards
- Noisy motor while
- Quality not so good as made of cheap plastic
- Not good for close shave
- Usability 4-6 months after which parts need to be bought again
6. Panasonic Arc 4
Moving up the list we will now see some shavers at higher prices but with better quality and performance and one of those is yet again Panasonic, this company gives in to its wide range of customers whereas the last model was reasonable ,but instead of three blades it has four and hence giving you much more precise and clean cut shave, pivoting action is at a maximum with this model where the blades can rotate in any direction you desire. Keeping in mind this is a Wet & Dry electric shaver, this unique model comes packed with a built in trimmer that will pop up when you need to make few snips at your sideburns or moustaches. The Panasonic Arc 4 also comes with a LCD so you can be notified when the charge is done. But even at a price like this we seem to have a few concerns about this model as it does not include a charging dock and it is a little low on the battery life side but other than that you’re getting a model that is very close to the Panasonic Arc.
5. Wahl Professional 8061
Here is a shaver that is a must use if you have very sensitive skin, the name that has been known for many years by barbers in America, the Wahl Professional 8061 not only does it have Hypoallergenic foils to keep from irritating the skin in any way but it also provides protection from bacteria through antimicrobial protection coupled with its unique Dynaflex Cutting system that makes sure you don’t get hurt by any cut or burns that usually happen during shaving. although the design is a little old school but it is easy to use and super easy to clean,you will be surprised by the wonders it does as even the battery life is great and excellent for traveling as it goes a long way the only drawback that one could point out is that this model is specifically a finishing shaver this mean that if you use it for long hairs then you will not be satisfied with it however if you are going to be using it for a daily shave then this is your guy. There is a pop-up trimmer which can be helpful in trimming mustache and sideburns.
- Very reasonable price
- Excellent for sensitive skin
- Dynaflex cutting system (prevents cuts and burns)
- Antimicrobial protection
- Hypoallergenic Foil
- Heads Pop trimmer included (for moustaches and sideburns)
- Battery life very good (suitable for travelling )
- Noisy Uncomfortable while using (specially because of vibrations)
- Old design and style
- Not recommended for long hairs
- Quickly heats up
- Is not a Wet&Dry shaver
4. Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D
This Dutch based company revolutionized the world with its appliances and with the Norelco SensoTouch 3D it has yet again dared to impress as this electric shaver is not only good for shaving your beard but is also great for shaving your head. This model is not only technologically accelerated in design but it has 3 independent round foils, it claims to cover 50 % more skin with its GyroFlex 3D feature that will tilt with curves and contours of your face making it easy to not only catch every hair but making it easy to glide around your face that is why it is also recommended for head shavers coupled with the Super Lift&Cut it makes sure to even get those stubborn in grown and flat hairs. The battery is powerful but it is a fixed battery so if it stops working then you’re out of luck as you cannot replace it. Other than that the only downside to this rotary shaver seems to be that the body is made of rubber and plastic and does not fit well with such a great design.
- GyroFlex 3D feature (easily glides and shaves around the crevices of the face)
- Super Lift&Cut feature (shaves stubborn ingrown, flat hairs and stubble)
- AquaTec technology (used in shower or out of the shower)
- 3 round foils
- Close cut shave
- Stylish design
- Limited to charging by dock
- only Limited to nonreplicable fixed battery
- Spare parts of this shaver are expensive
- Made of plastic and rubber
3. Panasonic Arc 5 Ah
Yes we have in the top 3 Panasonic once again. This time with 5 blades for that ultimate close shave not just for daily use, weekly stubbles but even excellent for long hairs and thick beards. It comes with five foils, an LED indicator, and a charging dock, cleaning dock and a great and powerful battery with 14,000 CPM motor. A few drawback when this was tested out was that it did not go so well with sensitive skin and it felt very heavy when using it in hand and there were some issues when trying to go into the contours of the face and neck area with some people , however the overall performance is up to the mark.
- 5 foils
- Pivoting head
- Close shave
- Light stubble or heavy beard both easily done
- Wet&Dry Electric Shaver
- Good battery
- Powerful performance
- Bulky design
- Heavy in hand
- Not so good with hard to reach areas like the neck
- Some irritation on some skin types
2. Braun Series 9 9095CC
Creeping closer to number one at the number 2 spot is the Braun Company. It has 3 modes to shaving where you can start from a sensitive mode for daily shaving and move up to intense shaving mode with stubborn beards. It provides a very close shave with its unique OptiFoils and ActiveLift Trimmer that helps tackle flat ingrown hairs. It uses a sonic technology that allows the machine to increase its modes as it faces thick hairs on the way. With a shiny chrome plastic exterior, and charging cleaning dock that also sterilizes it for you with the help of a button this is a good deal if you don’t mind paying for plastic exterior.
- Cool design
- 2 X OptiFoils
- Wet&Dry electric shaver
- Active Lift trimmer
- Cleaning dock (sterilizes with touch of a button)
- Charging dock
- Price is high
- Built in plastic
1. Braun Series 7 790CC
Yes here at number one we have another sibling of the Braun Company Braun Series 7 790CC. this model is different than the aforementioned model and is the same in some of its features such as the OptiFoil which helps you get more hairs in less strokes and the ActiveLift which allows you to capture all those ingrown and stubble hairs that are flat. It has a pivoting head and the vibrations that it produces are 10,000 micro vibrations per minute making it easier to get more hairs in one go. This product also comes with the same accessories as the above mentioned model of Braun such as the cleaning and charging docks that also will sterilize your shaver, along with a pop up trimmer and self choosing mode to select which one best fits you, Normal, Intensive and Extra sensitive.
- 2X OptiFoils
- Active Lift
- Pivoting head Cleaning dock
- Charging dock
- Self personalization modes
- Good quality
- Good design
- No Wet&Dry electric shaver
Electric Shaver Buyer’s Guide
Here are a couple of quick guidelines to follow if you’re stuck and should keep in mind while looking for an electric shaver Rotary vs Foil: If you want a close shave then a close bet is to go for foils whereas rotary shavers were invented with the account of comfort while shaving.
Just for the sake of making things easier for you and you don’t pick up the shaver in a rush and find out your out of battery , indicators simply make your life easy by telling you beforehand where the battery stands.
you don’t need the hassle of carrying around the cord nor do you need the danger of having the cord anywhere near the waters creating long term problems.
Easy to use
keep it simple and keep it comfortable you don’t want an electric shaver that feels like your carrying a tool in your hand every time you need to shave.
Easy to clean
although most electric shavers will be easy to clean even without a dock but if you get one with a cleaning dock it makes things all the more easier, especially for guys who are on the run in the mornings. Pop-up Trimmer: this is just a plus which is available in almost every shavers nowadays, and great for making sideburns or moustaches
Wet & Dry Technology
usually popular electric shavers are Wet&Dry along with other features but this is important just because you may want to cut back the time and use your shaver while in the shower or you may want to use it not in the shower , so having both features makes it all the more better.