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Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100 Review

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The Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100 is one of, if not the, most popular choices when looking for a decent quality beard trimmer. With so many different series, how does the Norelco 3100 fare against its brothers?

 

 

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Introduction

 

If there is one thing a man who has a beard and intends to keep it for a long time needs, it is a complete facial hair trimming system. The reason is that in order for a beard to not look unkempt, it requires regular maintenance with a quality grooming system. The Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3100 system is exactly what you need to keep everything above your neck looking great.

The idea of a system is important because there are a number of competing products available that only equip you to do half the job.

The 5 essential components the Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100 system has are:

 

  • Full trimmer
  • Detail trimmer
  • Nose trimmer
  • Beard and mustache trimmer
  • Stubble comb

 

Younger men may not see the need for the nose trimmer, but unfortunately I have to say,  you will get to that point sooner  rather than later. As for the rest of the Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100, every item is essential.

Product Quality

All the pieces are there, so the next question to be answered is about the quality of the product. To begin with, the blades are made of chromium and are self-sharpening so you do not have to worry about replacing the blades. More than that, the blades have rounded tips to minimize skin irritation. The system was designed to give men a maximum trimming experience with the least amount of hassle.

Product Features

It would be enough to have a complete beard trimming system that is comfortable and low maintenance. But Norelco added additional features to enhance the product.

 

  • 18 built-in settings that allow you to create the style of beard that makes you look your best
  • A rechargeable battery that gives you 30-plus minutes before needing a recharge (estimated time for a full recharge is 10 hours)
  • An adapter for international travel so you can take it everywhere you go
  • Cleaning the trimmer is as simple as running it under a faucet
  • A cleaning brush is also included for dry cleaning

 

Philips stands behind their product with a 45 day, risk-free trial along with a 2 year warranty. This is above average if you compare it to other beard trimmers, many of which don’t even give you a years warranty, let alone two!

Pros

One of the best things about the trimmer is that it is price friendly. It’s to be noted that while the construction looks cheap, it actually holds up, even with somewhat rugged use. Finding the best middle ground between price and quality is often difficult, but Norelco has apparently hit the mark with the 3100 model.

There isn’t a great deal to say about the Norelco 3100. I could sit here and type about how it does this and that, but in reality, it’s as basic of a beard trimmer as they come. Which is perfect for many.

Cons

While the Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100 trimming system is a great product, it is not perfect, otherwise it would be the only one on the market.

The main issue with the trimmer is that it isn’t great for thick hair. Men who have coarse hair may have to look elsewhere, as some heavy bearded users complained of the trimmer not trimming close enough. The same group said it was difficult to clean. Keep in mind that this is often the case with trimming systems that are not intended for corded use. As it has been said, it is not a perfect trimming system.

Another thing that may be considered a negative is the cheap feel of the shaver. To most, this won’t really matter. But if you like your things to feel nice and expensive, you might have to avoid this one and up your budget a little bit.

Conclusion


The vast majority of users loved the price-quality combination of the Series 3100 model. If it takes someone 30 minutes to trim their beard, perhaps the problem is not with the trimmer. Overall, the Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3100 will give most men the toolkit they need to keep their beard looking good wherever they go.

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Headblade ATX Review: The ‘All Terrain’ Head Razor

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The Headblade ATX was introduced back in 2012, and has now become an extremely popular alternative to the Mach 3 and other regular razors. But is this validated? Is it worth the extra money for a razor that just, well, looks kinda like a kids toy with blades on the back? Well..

 

  1. The Intro
  2. Opening the Headblade ATX
  3. Using the Headblade ATX
  4. Can I use my Headblade elsewhere?
  5. Negatives of the Headblade ATX
  6. The Conclusion

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The Intro

First things first, let me just get the obvious out the way. As with the old Headblade products, this isn’t anything majorly groundbreaking in the world of head shaving. Essentially, it’s just a regular razor blade attached to a funky looking contraption that makes shaving slightly easier. Harsh? Yes, probably.

Why is it harsh? Well, in fairness, the Headblade ATX does make it a million times easier to shave than using a razor. It’s basically a little finger attachment that you slip your middle finger into, rest your ring finger next to it and roll it along your head. I’m really not oversimplifying this, but I do have to say it is pretty ingenious to think of something so simple, that makes shaving your head that much easier.

Please note: This is a completely unbiased review. I have not been sent anything free from Headblade to influence my thoughts. I’ve paid full price for all my products as I am always looking for an optimal shave and, of course, to help you guys get a quality product!

 

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This is what the Headblade ATX looks like underneath.

 

Opening the Headblade ATX

I bought mine online, and I was pretty surprised when it came to see how small it actually was. The small tyres on the ATX were the first thing that I really noticed; these seemed like a massive improvement on the old Headblade, on which the tyres were plastic and felt very cheap. This felt like more effort had gone into the production of the model and the quality of the ATX is definitely better than the previous model.

The ATX still uses the same Headblade black and yellow colors of its predecessors. I can’t say I’m a massive fan of the design, but then there are far more important aspects to be considered.

 

Using the Headblade ATX

The main aspect where I find a real difference with the Headblade ATX is the back on the head and the neck; I just can’t get to the places comfortably with a regular razor, and it often end up having to go over the same spot several times to make sure. As you can see in the video below with MMA fighter Pete Spratt, you can slide down the back of your head easily and swiftly.

Another real positive for me personally would be that whilst I’m travelling a lot, this thing takes up next to no room in my suitcase. When I’m using my electric shaver, I do sometimes find that it can be an inconvenience when travelling light, especially when I used to use the Wahl Balding Clippers; they were a complete nightmare to travel with.

Perhaps the biggest plus of using the Headblade is the cheap price; you can purchase it at as low at $15.00 on its own. It’s is advised to pay slightly more, though and get yourself the full kit, as it’s cheaper than buying the cartridges and ‘HeadSlick’ separately.

 

Can I use my Headblade elsewhere?

Initially, I used the Headblade on my head only, keeping a neat short beard with my Gillette Styler. I did, however, use it on my face the one time, as I like to go completely clean shaven now and then (but not often!). I felt that the Headblade was really as smooth on the face as it was on my head. Sometimes I get razor burn, especially around the neck area, when I’m using cheaper razors or if I don’t take enough care; this was not an issue at all with the Headblade (I did make sure to use lots of cream and aftershave balm, though).

Can you use the ATX on other areas of your body? Well, I used it pretty comfortably on my chest without any irritation. I generally avoid wet shaving around the nether regions, but for the purposes of this review, I did try using the Headblade around THAT area; it was fine, with some slight irritation later that day (I still don’t think I’ve found a razor to completely avoid irritation around the pubic region).

 

Negatives of the Headblade ATX

The only real negative I can think of with the Headblade ATX is that it doesn’t shave as close as some of the older Headblade models. Or even a regular razor, for that matter. I think that this is a sacrifice that Headblade have made deliberately, though, in exchange for a smoother and less irritative shave. It still shaves pretty damn close. But I know there are plenty of people out there who have stuck with their Mach for the past thirty years because they want that completely ‘clean’ look. It’s unlikely for this to be an issue with the Headblade, but just bear that in mind.

Another possible negative is that without an adaptor, you can only use the razors that Headblade sell. They are obviously slightly more expensive than your average razor blade. This isn’t the end of the world, and you can purchase an adapter to use Gillette blades if necessary. You will have to buy an adaptor for the Headblade Sport, as they haven’t provided one for the Headblade ATX; it will fit onto your ATX fine, though.

 

The Conclusion

Considering the cheap price of the Headblade, you can’t really go wrong with purchasing one of these and seeing if it’s right for you. It’s a pretty smart contraption without too many other competitors in the wet shave market. So if you like your wet shaving (I personally switch between wet shaving and electric shavers every year or so) it’s a really competent option to get the job done.

 

Skull Shaver Bald Eagle Smart Review

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The Skull Shaver is an intriguing model like no other; the unique design is definitely questionable, as its five thin-blade approach is very different than that of the other top hair shavers in the market at the moment. But does the Skull Bald Eagle Shaver live up to the hype?

 

  1. The Intro
  2. Opening the Skull Shaver
  3. Using the Skull Shaver
  4. Cleaning the Skull Shaver
  5. Can I use my Skull Shaver elsewhere?
  6. Negatives of the Skull Shaver
  7. The Conclusion

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The Intro

Skull Shaver have been around since the end of 2012, capitalising on a pretty big gap in the market. Headblade also arrived on the scene around the same time with their unique design, but for those looking for an electric shaver, there aren’t too many other options on the market.

With its five-blade, flat surface design the Bald Eagle Smart definitely stands out from the other players in the balding market; there really isn’t anything else like it. The Bald Eagle Smart is an adaption from the original Bald Eagle Palm, improving on several areas. Probably most notably the fact that it ran on AA batteries. The Bald Eagle Smart uses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, which makes things much simpler and more cost effective.

Has the Skull Shaver filled that gap in the market effectively? I think so, carry on reading to find out how.

Please note: This is a completely unbiased review. I have not been sent anything free from Headblade to influence my thoughts. I’ve paid full price for all my products as I am always looking for an optimal shave and, of course, to help you guys get a quality product!

 

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It’s pretty damn easy to clean the Skull Shaver.

Opening the Skull Shaver

Immediately upon opening the Skull Shaver, you can see it’s pretty high quality, far higher than some of the other products available. The Skull Shaver itself is pretty small and light, and comes with a handy carry pouch as well (not that I can say I’ve ever used it, but hey the idea is nice). If you are in the UK like me, then you might have to get yourself an adaptor for this one. It comes with the EU two prong that fits into those sockets in the bathroom, but you’ll need an adaptor for the standard three pin. Obviously you’re fine if you are in the US, I just guess the creators of the Skull Shaver either;

 

A) Just couldn’t be bothered to release a UK version.

B) Thought that we’d just all happily use adaptors with ours anyway.

C) Didn’t realise people go bald this side of the water.

or D) Hates everyone from the UK because they’re all bucktoothed, tea-swilling snobs.

 

I like to think it’s a little of all four. Anyway, aside from us UK residents carting around an adaptor with us everywhere, I have to say that the Skull Shaver is the best I’ve found on the market to date.

Using the Skull Shaver

The Skull Shaver gives you pretty much as close to wet shave as you’re going to get without actually wet shaving. Personally, I’ve tried wet shaving for extended periods but I find it to much of a hassle and often quite irritant around the neck and back of the head. I haven’t had any irritation problems like this with the Skull Shaver.

In comparison, the Headblade obviously gets a closer shave without the irritation problems I’ve got from regular razors. But I just prefer the ease of an electric razor. If I’m wet shaving every single day, I spend anywhere up to ten minutes in the shower doing so. With the Skull Shaver, I’d say I never really spend more than 5 or so minutes using it.

The first few initial days of adapting to the shaver are pretty rough and I found my head feeling quite sore  On one occasion, the skin was flaking from the scalp (this is stated that this may happen in the manual and I found it to be pretty spot on). Though I’m sure if you’re not new to shaving your head, you’ll know how sensitive the scalp can be when using a new razor. The best way to deal with this is to just hop in the shower quickly and apply some water, soap and moisturiser if you have it.

Cleaning your Skull Shaver

This is one of the key advantages of the Bald Eagle Pro, which puts it ahead of the competition. As pictured in the image above, to clean the Skull Shaver all you have to do is fill the sink a tiny bit and turn it on. It really is that simple.

In my experience, it cleans the shaver out almost completely. And I’ve been using the Bald Eagle Smart for pretty much a year now. I’ve read in other experiences online of people having to replace their Skull Shaver after six months or so (never sooner). Mine has held out pretty well, even on those lazy occasions where I leave the hair to grow out for a few days longer than anticipated.

Can I use my Skull Shaver elsewhere?

The Skull Shaver, in my opinion, is not ideal to use for a clean shaven face. It doesn’t cut as close as a wet shave. You would probably be better combining this with a regular razor if you sport the completely clean look. If you’re going for the stubble look, it can do a fairly good job. But sometimes I find it doesn’t cut smoothly and pulls hairs out. I still use my regular electric shaver for my facial hair, though. I wouldn’t advise using the Skull Shaver for your face.

You would think that due to its large surface area, the Bald Eagle Smart may be ideal for using on larger areas such as your chest; I haven’t found this to be the case. I definitely prefer to use a regular electric razor for the torso, and I will definitely stick to an electric/wet shave combo for the ‘lower’ regions. The Skull Shaver is ideally suited for the shape of your head, but isn’t as well suited to… well, you know where else.

Negatives of the Skull Shaver

One drawback that I’ve found with the Bald Eagle Smart specifically is that though the battery life is stated as 2 and a half hours, if I use it with less say 50% life, it isn’t as powerful. You could say that this is to be expected from any product like this, or that it really isn’t that much of an issue. Well it isn’t, but I do think that if the advertised battery life is 150 minutes, it should last 150 minutes at full potential.

The only other possible negative for those that sport a full beard is that because of the larger shaving surface area of the Bald Eagle Smart, it’s difficult to define on your sideburns between hair (or ex-hair, as I like to call it) and beard. This isn’t too much of an issue for me and I combine it with my Gillette Styler. But if you’re looking for one product to maintain head and beard, this isn’t it.

 

The Conclusion

If you’re looking for convenience, then the skull shaver is definitely your best bet. It gives a close enough shave that you only really need to use it every few days. I use mine every two days religiously at the moment whilst giving me minimal irritation. There are other head shavers on the market, but none as good as the bald eagle shaver. We hope you found this helpful as one of the most popular and in depth skull shaver reviews on the internet. If you did, please feel free to carry on looking around the website for more helpful information on the skull shaver bald eagle pro!

 

TRYM II Review: Rechargeable Trimmer Set

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The TRYM II (or TRYM ii) is a fairly new product on the market and is one of the sleekiest beard trimmers we’ve ever seen. But can its performance match its handsome appearance? Well..

 

 

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Introduction

The TRYM ii rechargeable trimmer set beard trimmer is a creation of Pure Enrichment. Pure Enrichment designs products that aim to enhance and create a balance in our daily lives. Their products are fastidiously crafted to attain the highest quality and design standards.

The TRYM ii is a rechargeable modern hair clipper kit. It is an ideal clipper for your mustache, body hair, and beard. Unlike its predecessors, such as the TRYM Pro, the TRYM ii has sharper blades, a stronger and more durable battery, and additional attachments. Additionally, it comes with accessories such as oil and cleaning brush, charging base, four trimming attachments, and AC adapter. You will love the professional-grade metal blades that are shaving smooth and easy. The trimmer looks good in any bathroom or, well pretty much anywhere. It’s a nice looking trimmer.

 

Product details of the Trym ii

 

  • The beard trimmer weighs 1.2 pounds.
  • One-year guarantee
  • 110 volt

What does the TRYM ii Hair Clipper box contain?

 

  • Oil
  • Cleaning brush
  • Power adapter
  • Charging base
  • TRYM ii trimmer
  • 4 attachments

Features

 Better blade quality

The TRYM 11 has a higher quality and sharper blades, unlike the previous models. The crafted metal blades make cutting excellent. Additionally, they are durable and rust-resistant. The TRYM 11 blade will not pull or snag at your hair.

 Additional trimming attachments

The TRYM ii blade has four easy- to –use attachments for trimming. The blades have varying lengths ranging from 1.8mm to 9mm. The additional trimming attachments include beard, goatee, mustache, head and stubble trimming attachments. Get that little trim, or rugged stubble look with a trimmer of your choice.

 Great design

The trimmer has a sleek design that will enhance your bathroom’s look. Unlike the traditional beard trimmers that were tucked away in drawers, the TRYM 11trimmer will look great on the countertop, thanks to its minimalistic yet sleek design.

 Excellent packaging

Once you open the box, you will find additional accessories such as power adapter, blade oil, cleaning brush and trimming attachments.

 Trym ii Rechargeable battery

The trimmer has a rechargeable battery. It makes ideal for use when there is no power.

 

Pros

Works well on thicker hair and beards

Unlike trimmers that cannot efficiently work on coarse hair, the TRYM 11 trimmer works magic on all hair textures and types.

 Price

The TRYM 11 comes at an affordable price despite its superior features and excellent performance. You do not need to break the bank to own this new beard trimmer. It comes at a budget price, but it does the work of extremely expensive trimming kits.

 Excellent features

It has superior features compared to other brands. The motor and battery life is long lasting and durable. It gives an efficient shave without snagging the hair. The blades are sharp and of high quality. Talking of the attachments, they are robust and easily clip without a wiggle. The black sheen on the clipper makes it pretty to display.

 Performance

The trimmers do everything they are required to do. The extra trimmers can help one achieve the desired look ranging from the subtle rugged to the professional look. It is ideal for shaving the head too. The trimmer gets the job done in an excellent manner. It works extremely on all hairy body parts.

 Ideal for personal and professional use

The trimmer gives you the best of both worlds. It can be comfortably used at home or by a professional in the beauty spa. With its is sleek and has a beautiful design, it can last for a month or more without breaking down. The trimmer feels as good as it looks on your hands.

 Great design

The clips are easy to attach and detach. It also holds the clips securely in place while in use. It is light and easily maneuverable. Unlike some beard trimmers that have to be stashed away in drawers, the TRYM 11 would make a beautiful additional to your bathroom. It occupies less countertop space.

 

Cons

Not water-resistant

Rinsing or exposing the trimmer to water causes damages. The blades of the Trym ii will need manual cleaning.

Additional attachments

The use of additional attachments may not work well with some people. Though, we can’t really say this is a negative of the Trym ii; each to their own and all.

Limited charge time

This trimmer does not have the long lasting life that some of the other trimmers we’ve reviewed have.

 

Conclusion


The TRYM is a budget price trimmer. However, it gives the excellent performance of a more expensive kit. It lacks fancy accessories such as decorative lights and whistles, but it gives a professional trim and well- groomed lack. It is an ideal gift idea too, making it a great beard trimmer.

 

Remington PG6025 Review

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The Remington PG6025 All-in-1 is a lithium powered grooming kit that’s pretty easy on the eye and comes with a copious amount of accessories. But is it any good?

 

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Introduction


Remington has been making grooming products for both men and women for a long time now. For men who may be running on a strict budget, paying over $100 for a grooming kit may sound too much. This is especially so if they only need a simple electric shaver to trim their beard or other general hair. Remington has a solution to this problem. The Remington PG6025 grooming kit is affordable and comes with several attachments making it possible for you to customize your look.

Technical Features of the Remington PG6025

• Runs on a lithium-ion battery

• Comes with washable attachments

• Gives 60 minutes of run time per charge

• Comes with a storage pouch

• Have self-sharpening blades

• Have multiple attachments: Linear, nose, foil and ear

• Three attachment heads and combs (3, 6 and 9mm)

• Charging indicator light

Functional Features

1. True all-in-one Grooming

The Remington PG6025 grooming kit offers a true all-in-one grooming keeping beards and mustaches neat and tidy. Alternatively, it helps you to trim your hair, chest, and back. The nose and ear attachments help to keep the areas that are hard to reach neat and tidy.

2. Cutting Quality

The Remington PG6025 grooming kit high-quality cuts. Since it has self-sharpening blades, they are always sharp ensuring they give you a close cut. The 3 head attachments available allows you to choose from a variety of lengths. Additionally, they make it possible to trim nose and ear as well as other parts of the body that are hard to trim.

3. Battery and Charger

This trimmer uses a Lithium-ion battery. This battery is termed as the best battery for trimmers since it lasts for long and is rechargeable. This trimmer uses a charging cord instead of charging stand. The Remington PG6025 all-in-1 grooming kit operates with the cord plugged in as long as you leave it to charge for some few minutes not to damage the battery.

4. Attachments

One of the strengths of the Remington PG6025 trimmer is that it comes with a variety of attachments to choose from. These attachments offer you all you would like to get from a trimmer. However, the number is regulated such that you don’t lose some attachments.

Additionally, this trimmer comes in a convenient storage pouch that allows you to keep the trimmer and the attachments intact for easy access when you require it next. This pouch is easy and simple to carry around while traveling.

Just like any other products, this grooming kit cannot please everyone. Despite being a nice grooming kit, it has a few flaws. Additionally, some customers dislike a product since it fails to work with their sensitive skin. Read through for the pros and cons of this trimmer.

Pros

• It cuts with surgical steel blades

• Each of the 8 attachments can easily snap on and off easily without breaking

• The lithium-ion battery offers 60 minutes cordless runtime. This is more than enough time to perform the normal trimming.

• Has a well-balanced weight allowing the shaver to shave to the best precision.

• It has a handsome storage pouch making it easy to carry while traveling.

• The Remington PG6025 grooming kit has self-sharpening blades making it last longer than other similar shaving kits in the market.

Cons

 

Despite having a worthwhile list of pros, this grooming kit still has some few things that the developer could still improve on to make it even better.

 

• Although the blades are self-sharpening, they wear out after about a year or two of routine use.

• The battery life may reduce after replacing the original battery.

• The nose, ear and detail trimmers may sometimes be too big for some ears and noses. (Although not very often)

Conclusion

To conclude, the Remington 6025 is a pretty decent option if you’re looking for a fairly priced beard trimmer. You won’t find many beard trimmers better than this on the market right now.

 

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