There is not much that a man can do in terms of his looks. He can either keep his hair long or short or play with the length of his beard and moustache. Some may prefer a clean shave, while others may sport a stubble and there are some who would like to flaunt a full grown one. But whatever look you sport, a shaver is an essential part of a man’s grooming kit. And when a shaver doubles as a trimmer in a single device and it does its job well, it’s all that a man can ever ask for. And what if it is made by one of the most trusted brands and has all the qualities fit in to it for example, a great design, a flexible pivoting foil head with hypo-allergic blades that can give you the smoothest shave all throughout your face, a pop-up trimmer that gives precision to your sideburns, an adjustable comb trimmer attachment that helps you sport the beard of your choice, a lithium ion rechargeable battery with 50 minutes of shaving time per charge and a LED indicator and all this at a dirt cheap price. It may sound untrue but this is what the Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3 is all about.
Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3 Review
Ergonomics and design:
From the first look of it, you can understand that this is a man’s shaver. This masculine black and grey sleek plastic body shaver is compact and lightweight. It has a fully textured rubberized handle that gives it a strong and anti-slip grip so that the possibilities of the shaver slipping out of the hands are minimized. The ergonomic design gives you that perfect hold that enables you to take full control of the shaver while you are using it.
The shaver head of the Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3 has three contoured micro-thin foiled heads. These are made of hypo-allergic stainless steel foils. These foils work along with three ultra-thin inner blades. The inner blades are nano-polished and are precision honed to a perfect 30° angle to get rid of those whiskers. This acute 30° cutting edge of the inner blades adds precision and gives you a close and a smooth shave. The inner blades are floating independent of each other and are also made of hypo-allergic stainless steel. The extraordinary strength and performance of the inner blades is due to the use of advanced Japanese state of the art technology that was once used to craft sharp and durable swords. The Hypo-allergic foils take care of sensitive skin and prevents it from irritation and rashes. There is also a quick comb blade that cuts away the long hairs that often grow in different directions. The flexible pivoting head glides smoothly over your facial contours and adjusts itself to your cheeks and chin to give you the perfect shave in minimum passes. The inner blades are run by an extremely powerful 10000 rpm motor to give the precise and smooth cut while avoiding snapping and tagging that can be a problem with most foil headed shavers.
Adjustable Trimming Comb Attachment:
The shaver comes with an adjustable trimming comb attachment. You can snug this trimmer attachment on to your shaver head and can trim your beard or moustache. The trimmer has five adjustable positions and you can adjust the length of the trimmer from 1mm to 7mm. This is an additional feature in this shaver that converts it into a dual shaving and grooming device wherein a single device conveniently acts as a shaver and a trimmer.
The Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3 is also attached with a Popup trimmer at the back of the shaver. The trimmer engages a 45° precision blade to add details to your sideburns and helps in the removal of unwanted outgrown strands immediately.
The shaver is 100 % waterproof and can be used in dry or in wet conditions. You can use this shaver with lather, foam, lotion or gel or you can take it directly under the shower while shaving and trimming or you can use it completely dry. It’s always advisable to use it wet for a skin which is sensitive.>
Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3 is powered by a lithium ion battery. It takes just an hour to charge completely. This charge can last for 50 hours of shaving time. So once fully charged the shaver can be used for weeks at a go. It is equipped with a universal voltage charger and hence you can take it wherever you travel. This shaver cannot be used while it is being charged and there is no quick charge option. So one needs to keep an eye on the amount of charge that is left before they start shaving.
There is an LED indicator strategically placed on the front handle so that you can keep a check on the power and the recharge status of the device at any time of use. This is extremely important as it helps you know when exactly you need to charge it so that you can have a comfortable non-stop shave.
Cleaning the Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3, is a rather easy task and can be done in a few seconds. You need to flip open the shaver head and hold it under running water. Using hot water is advisable to get rid of the foam/lather that may cling to the foil head. The shaver has to be cleaned after every use to get that perfect working device every time you use it.
What’s in the box:
The package contains a Panasonic ES-RT47 Arc3 shaver, an adjustable trimming comb attachment, a charging cord, blade oil, protective cap and a travel pouch.
Panasonic gives a two year limited warranty on this product and being a trusted brand its support can be well vouched for.
In short, Panasonic has been successful in designing an all round product in a very affordable price which is definitely worth a buy.