This razor provides a close shave, wet or dry, without razor burn.
I've used electric razors for 35 years, this is one of my favorites. Great value. The only accessory that would improve this razor would be the charging/cleaning receptacle. That said, it would be much more expensive and less convenient for travel.
I have a better Arc 4 at home, bought this one for our weekend place. It shaves very good, similar to my other, more expensive model so if you don't use the trimmer this is a good choice. The trimmer on this one is nearly useless. You can sort of get it to trim your sideburns but it's useless for other areas like around ears, nose etc.. I will be exchanging this for the better [other brand] and hope that it has a better trimmer.
Lance Oct 19,2012
2 of 5 stars
Ok shaver, better models out there for less, trimmer is useless
This shaver is simply Ok, it will marginally do its job on the face, poorly on the neck or worse, and the trimmer is absolutely useless. I am impressed it is so bad at its price level, you would do much better with the LA63 or the 8243. Also [..] shavers are usually made in Japan and this one is made in China, I doubt the quality. I came from a Braun activator followed by a [..] 8243 excellent that recently broke and had to be sent back under warranty.
Bottomline not recommended at all, other better, cheaper options out there.