Glad I bought this shaver
I haven't used an electric shaver in 40 years, but now that I am retired I thought I'd give it a go again.
I paid $79 at the Goodguys in Mandurah.
If you expect a quick shave that's as close as a razor then you'll be disappointed, but this shaver is really convenient and the result you get is OK shaving dry, and excellent with a wet shave using foam. It just saves so much time. I can sit watching TV and shave - no mess and the result is fine.
Really glad I bought it.
After attempting the 3 head Philips in my tween years -the late 80's /early 90's I gave up with electrics and started using grandfathers manual razor techniques (which were perfect) except for the time it took to shave. I then purchased a Wahl trimmer which worked perfectly as well, except it didn't have the close shave. So I bought this shaver and it was pretty much useless. If it cut, then it would cut well but after an hour I was still left with patches. As guessed due to hygiene reasons bing lee Epping could not take it back (I understand the blade hygiene reason, but the rest of it was in top condition)
- Series 3 3010s
I bought this four weeks ago, after my previous Philips model died. I've used various Philips shavers for the last 12 years but thought that I'd try something new this time, as the last 2 Philips models only lasted a couple of years each.
I paid $99 for this model from The Good Guys. Upon getting it home I was disappointed that there was no long hair trimmer - that's reserved for the more expensive models. I just assumed it would have one, so it's my mistake for not reading the description on the box closely enough prior to purchasing.
A ...full charge lasts for two weeks for me. I spend a couple of minutes per day using the shaver, so that's about 30 minutes of use before recharging. It's never actually run out of power, but I have noticed the light flashing to indicate that it's time to recharge. It shaves very closely - significantly closer than any of the Philips models that I've used over the last decade. I wonder how long it will keep this up - perhaps over time the blades will blunt and not be as effective? Time will tell. The biggest plus for me is that I have sensitive skin and for the last 30 years I've had a red blotchy neck for a couple of hours after shaving. But not any more! I don't know how it does it, but this doesn't irritate my skin at all. So, after four weeks, I'm very happy. This shaver cuts closer and causes less irritation than anything that I've used previously, since I started shaving in the 1980's.
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Better than my Panasonic ES4029
In comparison, even though this was on sale from Myer at Eastland Ringwood, I bought this because my ES4029 was dying and the built-in battery was losing its charge. This Braun was double the price of that of the Panasonic. Being a Braun, this as the Series 3 ProSkin 3010s, I had assumed its reputation to be better than the Panasonic version?... hmm.. yes and no.
What I like about it:
(1) The charging cable plugs directly into the back of the shaver... its too easy and the cord is quite long giving you a fair bit of leeway. By comparison...to the Panasonic where it has a docking station, was bad because it didn't stick onto the charging port properly and kept falling off... instead had to use a cup or another solid object to stop it from doing so. (2) The battery life lasts longer than my older shaver that only lasted a day if you were lucky. The Braun lasts at least 4+ days depending on its uses, even though Braun claims that a single charge lasts for a week. (3) Supposedly allows you to shave in wet and dry conditions... have not tried the wet yet
My third Braun.
Others have been good but this model gives very poor results and simply does not shave close enough.
I also find patches of longer facial hair which remain, even after spending several minutes shaving.
I wish I could return it.
Do not buy!
Questions & Answers
my son said it is not shaving he has tried but hair remains?????
Sadly there's no solution. It's an extremely, badly-made, inferior device.
NOTHING you do or don't do can fix it. All I can suggest is get in quick (before your return/refund period expires) and see if you can get your money back.
In several decades of being a buyer and consumer I'd have to say this device comes in at the top of my list for "Worst Purchase Ever".
This is truly baffling. I have been using this shaver for several months and it is perfectly fine. Indeed, if you see hundreds of reviews everywhere everybody is happy. Perhaps it needs a bit of cleaning. Just remove the foil/cutter cassette, wash it in hot water and then reattach. Is there a visible vibration when you remove the cutter cassette? If not, there might be some damage and you should contact your supplier.
Do the cutting elements have to be replaced and if so how often with daily use? Any ideas?
Hi Ivan, I'm not sure. I've only had the shaver for about 6 weeks now so it's too early to tell. I don't recall the manual mentioning anything about replacing the cutting elements.
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