Grabbed this one for my other half who has fully tested it out today.
It dry shaves very well, there were a few straggle hairs left however which it wouldn't seem to pick up no matter what he did, so he had to resort to taking these off with a normal razor.
The wet shave was ok, but again left straggly hairs, my oh said that he found it a bit weird using it in the shower.
The best bit he found was the shaper tool on the unit itself, it has a curved edge so you can make cool shapes on your face, my oh has gone for the Tony stark goatee and this worked very well for that and on that score he was very impressed.
No plug, it has a 2 pin adaptor, and they didn't include a plug so we had to go out and buy one for £5. I have no idea why manufacturers do this because it is beyond annoying.
Very loud, i was expecting a more humming noise like a toothbrush but its like a mini aeroplane taking off.
No case or pouch to put it away in, this is a massive negative for us because there are 3 additional combs, plus the oil to keep it clean etc which you will definitely lose because there is nowhere to keep it all together. How hard would it of been to include a small pvc case to keep it all in, i mean they can do it will £20 hair straighteners and my partner was not happy with this and has again gone out and had to buy one.
As a result of all these negatives this gets a 3 star from us.
After a full week of use every day my partner has requested an update to his thoughts on this item.
I have upgraded the points to a 4 star because he has now gotten used to using it. We have found that the trick to dry shaving with just the foil is to hold the shaver at a 90 degree angle to your face and shave very very slowly, my partner now achieves a dry shave that is identical to a wet shave, this was only through a week of practice, his face is baby soft smooth and is now very impressed.
Also i failed to mention and he didn't realise until we sat down and looked at the manual that this has an eyebrow trimmer, he used it, apprehensively at first i might add as he thought it was going to take them all off, but we were pleasantly surprised as it just trimmed them without making him look like a girl, he was very happy with the results.
A few tips, do not attempt to just use the foils if your beard is a few mm long, its best to shave these off with the trimmer tool first, and then just use the foils otherwise it feels as though your face is being pulled apart.
Also moisturise immediately after as it can dry rub the skin a lot and my partners was a bit flaky afterwards.
Practice the 90 degree angle to your face and do it very very slowly, as in a good 10 seconds to each pass, a bit like an electric toothbrush, you will get much better effects that way.
Also the flip up and flup over feature on the beard and shape trimmer tools is brilliant as you don't need to stop shaving to change combs etc as it is all right there. For example, trim the beard down, flip it down, flip the trimmer over, get the shaper trimmer, shape it, flip it back down and then foil shave, all with one hand and all without moving the shaver away from your face.
I do agree in parts that the packaging and the design of this item might look to the eye as though it is being aimed at the younger 20s market but my partner is 39 and he loves it.
He has tried electric shavers in the past and has never got on with them and so he is now one happy man.
Try it for yourself, i think you may be very pleasantly surprised.