Today’s modern products have features such as “Pulsonic Technology” or “Precision Tube Trimmer”, and you may be thinking they refer to some part in the latest Mars rover space mission. But these new terms describe the latest technology that companies like Braun and Philips are incorporating into their electric shavers. Some latest model electric shavers have features such as self-cleaning, Triple-Track shaving heads and even self lubrication. But is all this new technology justified for the sake of a simple electric shaver?
Electric shavers have certainly come a long way in recent years. Philips and Braun are the top 2 rated companies with a long history of incorporating the latest high-tech features into each model of electric shavers. Philips current selection includes models 1090X, 1060, 1050CC, 1050X, 8060X, 8040X, 8020X, 62XL, 8240XL, 7810XL 7380XL, 7340XL and 7310XL. Braun electric shaver models are released in Series. Series 7 includes 790C and 760CC. Series 5 models 590CC, 570CC, 560 and 550. Series 3 are 390CC, 370 and the 340. Series 1 shaver models are the 190 and 150. Braun even has a model called PocketGo that can fit in your pocket. As you can see there is certainly a huge choice when it comes to reviewing and buying an electric shaver.
Braun, which is a German based company who has concentrated on producing foil shavers. Foil shavers operate with an oscillating cutter block located behind a metal foil. Dutch based Philips which includes the brand name “Norelco” in the US, produces electric shavers which are rotary based. These shavers work by having spinning circular blades.
From the feedback of electric shaver consumers the consensus seems to be that neither company makes a superior product and that at the end of the day it comes down to personal choice.
Electric shavers can vary in price from very cheap to up to around $400. On average the difference is in how well the shaver cuts the hair and how your face feels after each shave. Cheaper shavers tend to take more time to shave and can leave an irritation rash on your skin. The more expensive models like the Braun 790cc are less prone to causing skin rash and will in general be a closer shave.
Waterproof electric shaver models are gaining in popularity. A model such as the Philips NIVEA FOR MEN 8060X allows you to have a complete wet shave in the shower and comes with its own moisturizing shaving conditioner. Waterproof shavers may also be increasing in numbers due to the fact that full body shaving is best achieved when in the shower.
When reviewing electric shavers, don’t be too dazzled by all the hype of latest technology. Check the reviews and comments of other people and then base your personal decision on what is best for you.