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Good budget trimmer.
on 2 March 2013
I recieved the QT3332 as gift from RSM and am reviewing it on her behalf. Overlooking the assumption that my hairy bits are unruly and in need of control I have to say I'm quite happy with this handy little trimmer from Philips.
Out of the box it feels comfortable in hand, not heavy but with just enough weight to make it feel solid. It comes with flat headed trimmer attached, two plastic trimmer guides which can be set to lengths from 1 to 18mm and a nose hair trimmer. Also included are plug and charging cable, small cleaning tool and a comb. The trimmer heads are swapped using a simple twist on and off system. The included instructions explain the process but it's pretty intuitive. The unit is rechargeable and gets about 45 minutes use from a full overnight charge. Although this should be enough to shave the average gibbon I'm still a little surprised that it takes so long to fully replenish.
Without the plastic guides attached the trimmer details well, leaving nice clean edges. The plastic length guides are reasonably easy to slip on and off and lock securely into place. In use they feel as though they won't slip from one setting to another but the quality of the plastic feels poor and somewhat fragile. Given this is at the budget end of Philips trimmer range, this is understandable, but it is at odds with the main unit which feels much more substantially made than the accessories. The results are decent. Although flimsy, the guides make a good job of trimming to the required length. It's easy enough to manoeuvre and whilst I wouldn't attempt to cut a full head of hair with it, it's more than capable of beard and body grooming.
All in all not a bad product at this price point and should leave you looking more Metrosexual Man than Piltdown.