Itâ€™s â€œMovemberâ€ right now, plus itâ€™s going into winter time, so many a man (or woman???)Â is growing out his facial hair, whether just a mustache or a full beard (or something in between). In fact, I even attempted my own beard for a few weeks until I had to give a big customer presentation and it wasnâ€™t quite ready for prime time. Luckily, my beard timing fell right in line with an opportunity to review the latest grooming product from Philips Norelco: Philips Norelco Vacuum Beard, Stubble and Mustache Trimmer Pro. NOTE: Philips Norelco provided me with a free trimmer (model 4070) to test and keep for this review.
This is now my 4th Norelco product that Iâ€™ve reviewed, so you would think Iâ€™d be a hairless baby by now! How many different products does one man (or woman, as they can work for you too) need? I have the awesome electric shaver, the do-it-yourself haircut kit (I use monthly or more often), the menâ€™s body grooming kit (which has 3 types of shavers/trimmers on 2 ends) and now the facial hair trimmer.
So, couldnâ€™t I just get by with beard trimming with the electric razor and the body trimmer? Well, in a way, yes, but I donâ€™t think I want to use the body trimmer on my face if itâ€™s meant for my body. And the electric shaver doesnâ€™t have the ability to trim a beard to different lengths, even though it does include a little trimmer for sideburns and other “edging”.
This section is copied from Amazon.com
The only stubble trimmer with a vacuum system, the Philips Norelco Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer Pro makes it easy to trim your facial hair without leaving a mess in the sink. Equipped with multiple length settings, an adjustable comb, a turbo power button that boosts the cutting speed, and a multifunctional display, this trimmer offers everything you need for an even, precise cut. For convenience, the trimmer includes a lithium-ion battery for long-lasting cordless use and quick charges.
- Integrated vacuum system – vacuum system captures cut hairs for mess-free trimming
- 18 secured length settings from 1/32 inch up to 23/32 inch (1mm up to 18mm)
- 1/64 inch (.5mm) stubble setting
- Turbo power boost button – boosts cutting and fan speed
- Multifunctional display for battery status and hair length
Vacuum it up! Clean shaving…
But the beard trimmer has an awesome feature that I didnâ€™t expect: a VACUUM! Yes, you turn on the trimmer, dial up the length, and, if you want, hit another button to turn on a mini-vacuum to suck up the hairs as you trim your beard. Itâ€™s almost like a new-age â€œFlowbeeâ€ (if you get that reference, youâ€™re getting old like me), except the hair goes into a little see-through containment area with an easy open door to empty and clean.
I didnâ€™t let my beard get long enough to really see how well it trimmed, but I did some â€œedgingâ€ and evened out the length with good results. But the best showing of how good of a trimmer it is is when I trimmed off my entire beard down to a shave-able stubble. I used the vacuum, and it worked almost perfectly except for a few stray hairs I found around the sink. It was unbelievable how much facial hair collected in that vacuum area too! I also liked the slick “hidden” LED screen that shows the length of the trimmer when you twist the trimmer head extender.
So basically, if you have a beard and like to keep it trimmed, and also like to have a clean vanity area, Iâ€™d recommend this product. While I got rid of my beard and donâ€™t expect to grow it back, I know someone in my family who would definitely get a lot of use out of it (Dad!).
Philips Norelco Coupons!
Here’s a coupon link direct from Philips Norelco for many of their shaving and trimming devices that will save you a few bucks this holiday season:
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