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Philips QT4015/23 Stubble Trimmer: Trims stubble just fine.
on 1 March 2013
What's in the box: Philips QT4015/23 stubble trimmer, 3 pin charger, carry pouch, cleaning brush, instruction booklets.
Opening the box - the packaging is pretty easy to get into, I did feel there was a bit too much packaging for the size of the product though.
The trimmer itself - Small, just fits in my hand. Comfortable to hold. Beard guard feels a little flimsy, whole build quality feels a little lacking in robustness but should survive normal usage. Arrived fully charged and ready to use. I made sure it was fully charged then gave it a go. There are two modes of operation, either off the battery, or plugged in. On battery the blades move fractionally slower than off the mains. But as there is no three pin socket in my bathroom battery it had to be. Trim length can be set from 0.5 to 10 mm in 0.5 mm steps, the setting is easy and locks well into place. I trimmed my beard from about 7 mm to 3.5, the trimmer moved easily across my face due to the rounded beard guard, and it was a comfortable trim. The trimmer struggled a little with some of the bushier and thicker hair, but got there in the end. The result is a pretty neat and tidy job. I ran it for about 20 minutes, and there was no noticeable drop in charge. The main con with this product is that trimmed hair does tend to get wedged between the guard and trimmer, so you have to stop every now and then to clear it out. On the plus side, the trimmer is dead easy to dismantle and can all be cleaned under a tap. It's also low maintenance, the manufacturer claiming that you need never oil it.
The charger - 3 pin plug rather than 2, making it a little awkward if you want to use it on the mains and you only have a 2 pin shaver socket. Charges very quickly though.
Carry pouch - big enough for the trimmer but not the charger. I'd have preferred something that allowed me to keep all the bits together. Feels a bit cheap.
Cleaning brush - double headed brush with two different sized heads for getting into the various nooks and crannies. Quite small and fiddly to use, but reasonably effective.
Instructions - Dead easy to follow.
In summary a decent little trimmer that does all that it needs. Nothing amazing though. 4 stars.