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Don't get carried away!,
This review is from: Philips TT2030 Rechargeable Bodygroom (Personal Care)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)Dear reader,
As a member of the Amazon Vine program, I get sent free books, software, and other products to write reviews about. Having reviewed childrens' book, virus checkers, and some rather ropey chick-lit, I was surprised to see this item on the list. I would have loved to have been in the meeting where Amazon executives said "Tell Philips I'm sure our reviewers (especially the ones using their real names!) will be more than happy to shave their genitals and write about it on a book review site, send us 50 of the things!". Dear reader, I have not done that.
But I have had a quick go at buzzing just about everywhere else; the back of my neck (with able assistance from my fiance), underarms, and a few spots here and about in the name of scientific interest. I can safely say this is a good product; painless, effecient, good battery life, solid feel to it, waterproof, good accessories, easy to clean.
Really then the question is this: where do you want to shave and why? When I looked at a few reviews for similar products some reviewers clearly thought this was for shaving their face; it is not. It's for shaving everywhere else apart from your face, a concept that previously resided only in female products. Incidentally this product is quite an experiment for Philips; the other experimental product launching this year is an "intimate massager" for couples, I can't wait to see the reviews for that! If you do happen to be a model, professional swimmer, or enormous showoff, then this is the right product for you. Ain't half itchy when it grows back though, I'll warn ya. Oh, this is however I'm sure a lot more dignified than waxing if that's what you streamlined menfolk are doing at the moment.
One word of warning; when you see the chiselled, tan, well muscled and hairless chap on the box you might get tempted to think that if only you buzz away those errant hairs that you too might become an oiled Adonis. If you're anything like me that will come as a disappointment...
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Initial post: 2 Oct 2008 21:42:36 BDT
Mr. J W says:
Probably the best review ever read on Amazon.... top marks!!
Posted on 28 May 2010 18:04:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 May 2010 18:48:35 BDT
Mark Boltzmann says:
Hi Doc. I am 17 years old and looking to buy my first shaver. I am really interested with this product and the only thing that is turning me down is the fact that its a body groomer. I dont see why it can't be used for shaving the neck and chin etc. Since you're a memebr of the Amazon Vine program and someone who has used this before, do you think it would cause any harm when used for facial shaving? And is it better than the Braun 2778 Cruzer2 Shaver? Thank you in advance for your reply
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