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5.0 out of 5 stars Gets rid of my stubble really Wahl... Ha-ha!!! Sorry about that :) :) :), 1 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Wahl Ultima 7200 Men's Shaver Mains / Rechargeable ZX648 (Personal Care)
I bought this wahl electric razor because my old Remington shaver (the type with the three circular foils on top) was not holding its charge for more than 15 of the 60 minutes fully charged use. Although I was never overimpressed with this type of shaver from the start, I had been bought two in a row that I had used over the last 5 to ten years,
Although they did an adequate job, it always took me ages and did leave some visible stubble.
Im really not particular vain (with this ugly mug), and so I just lived with it.

So what's the Wahl 7200 like as shavers go?

THE GOOD:

1) It is a shaver (sorry, that one was just a very weak joke).
2) It's bigger than I thought, but looks & feels reasonably good quality.
3) It comes with a really useful carry-bag... Now I have had carry bags before for shavers, although they are usually only big enough for the shaver. Trouble is you need to take the lead away with you on holiday (and often a travel adaptor)...
This bag has clearly been well thought out, as there is a space for the razor, a space for the lead AND (Glory Be) a space for a travel adaptor!
4) The shaver is designed to do a power-charge in the first 5 minutes of charging. This will give you around 5 minutes for an emergency shave. How much use this is Im not sure, as if in a hurry you could of course just shave whilst it is plugged in on charge (doh!)! There is plenty of coiled cord length in order to manage this.
I suppose if you are late for work you could plug it in for 5 minutes, do something else and then shave whilst you are stuck in the 8-30am jam on the M6 (sorry officer)!
5) Now for the serious stuff... As other reviewers have said, it really is pretty loud. Loud to the extent that it sounds like Desperate Dan shaving every time... This could be seen as a bad thing, but the noise is simply a benchmark of efficiency, as my shave now takes half the time, is wholly efficient (chin as smooth as a billiard ball) AND (for some weird reason) my chin is less sore following the shave than it was with either of my old Remingtons. I put this down to the lesser need to keep going over the same areas...
The noise also helps if you (like me) tend to shave without a mirror and by feel (well, I did say that I was ugly...). This works in that when you no longer hear the stubble-munching crackle it makes & just the buzz, you know that particular area is done & it's time to move on. I am used to confirming the shaver has done its job by feel, and so far have found that no crackle from the shaver does mean efficiently shaven. You'll see what I mean if this sounds strange...
It does feel comfortable and intuitive to use from the start whilst actually shaving.

THE BAD:

Bit misleading this section, as their is nothing really bad I can identify about this shaver....

THE MEDIOCRE:

1) It doesn't have a countdown digital dial (like my last remington) to tell you how much shave-time you have left. It uses the rather more primitive "you have noticed that I am no longer working, so please recharge me" principle. Just as informative, really & probably the reason they devised the 5 minute super-charge thingummy.
2) It doesn't look as futuristic & high tech as a really expensive shaver... "All that glitters is not gold", etc...

To conclude, this is a stonking good shaver that you will not be disappointed in if you like a really efficient & close electric shave. It seems to be about half the price of any competitor that has achieved a similar Amazon review rating (I looked at them all). I am really pleased that I only paid £27 for this shaver, as I would have been happy paying quite a bit more.
I recommend it unreservedly.
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