Mr. Peanuts Gang received a Philips Norelco Click & Style to review. All opinions expressed are his own (and trust me, he’s opinionated).
Welcome back, Manly Mondays! A week (bi-weekly or monthly!) feature by Mr. Peanuts Gang talking about all things manly. This week, he’s discussing the fine art of using an electric razor.
And then I was given a Philips Norelco Click & Style to try. I have nothing against electric shavers, but in the past I haven’t been given the quality that is often promised by them. It always seems like even after my best attempt, my face feels like it was shaved a good half a day before. I was jilted by many an expensive shaver. But if you’ve seen the many commercials for the Click & Style, the marketing seems geared towards many of the other conveniences. So try I did.
Here is the rundown so far. The promises of convenience have actually been met. The interchangeable heads are extremely useful – dare I say fun – to use. This shaver is seriously a total body machine. I didn’t exactly take it for the extended test drive (*ahem* this is a family blog), but I can say that the grooming tools work very well with beard and sideburn trimming. Plus, the whole thing can be used in the shower with shaving cream for a better shave. In addition, I haven’t had a problem with the battery life, so have at it if you want to use it for a while. The basic shave isn’t as close as I would like it yet, but the instructions manual says to keep at it for 3 weeks to perfect the shave. I’d say the jury is out on that one and I’ll have to get back in another 2 weeks for a final verdict.
The bottom line is that it doesn’t look like you’ll get a barber-quality shave out of the deal, but the Click & Style does this part of the job on par with most other electric shavers. Where you get the value added is in the features. Thinking back to my college days, I would have loved to have this razor as I headed to school – making things easier and cutting down on my grooming time in the morning (Remember, sleep is key.)
Do you prefer an electric razor or more of the traditional variety?
Stay tuned for more of Jim’s thoughts after he has a chance to give it the full test run.