There are countless razors on the market right now for men to choose from. Generally, electric razors are considered the best, but there are so many options, it really depends on which one you choose. The Panasonic ES-LA93-K/ESLA63-S Arc 4 Shaver certainly has the right company backing it, but if you’re interested in how it actually performs, keep reading for a look at its pros and cons.
Good for Wet and Dry
The hallmark of a cheap electric shaver is that it will only work dry. All electrics can, of course, but the high quality ones can handle a wet shave too. This is important because, no matter how great your electric razor is, dry shaves can only get so close. That means at some point you’re going to need to dampen your face with hot water and use a manual to get the closest shave possible.
But with the Panasonic ES-LA93-K/ESLA63-S Arc 4 Shaver the name tells you it can do either. That means you only need one razor to get the closest possible shave. Bring it on business trips and rest assured you’ll show up looking great each and every day.
Like every other blade on the market these days, the Panasonic ES-LA93-K/ESLA63-S Arc 4 Shaver comes equipped with multiple razors—four, to be exact. However, these four razors are arranged very specifically in the Arc 5 system. This means there are two separate foils utilizing all four for a closer, better shave.
The initial foil at work is about as thin as they come at just 41 micrometers. Its vibrating design serves to lift each, individual follicle from your face for the closest shave possible.
Once that ultra-thin foil lifts the hair, the slit foil goes to work cutting. Its slit structure is designed to catch these lifted hairs, making it especially helpful for those of us with long beards that have some tall hairs most electrics often leave behind.
Multiple razors are just one way Panasonic ensured this model would deliver a uniquely close shave. It also designed this razor to have a pivoting head, so you can use more fluid motions and still get an effective finished product. With other electrics, their stationary head can’t help but lose contact with the face as it negotiates the cheeks and jaw, especially. With the Arc 4, you never have to worry about needing to slow down or stop because of the contours of your face. It can move nearly 20 degrees from right to left and close to 25 degrees backward and forward.
Power to Spare
The success of any electric razor is going to rest on how much power it can actually generate. An engine that fails to deliver in this regard will automatically doom a razor to failure. However, this model can generate 14,000 cycles every minute, meaning you can get a quick shave that will still be effective. Best of all, its fluid operating means you don’t get an electric that pushes, pulls, tugs or otherwise causes discomfort because the power supply isn’t where you need it to be.
Shaving can be a messy business and this often impacts future results. If your electric gets full of hair, you’ll need to spend some time cleaning it out before you head off to work if you want to be assured a quality shave the next morning. But this can be a real inconvenience, making it easy for many men to just leave it as is and put up with the issue the next day.
Say goodbye to that problem with this model, however. It comes with a console you plug it into after each shave to recharge it. While that’s going on, this module will also clean the razor for you.
Plus, once it’s charge, you get an hour and 45 minutes from this razor. So you can charge it once and then pack it away for a business trip or vacation that could easily last two or three weeks.
One drawback of this model is the price. For many men, this will need to be a gift or something they save up for overtime. When you consider the costs of manuals, this would certainly be worth it over the long run though.
If you want a quick, effective and convenient shave, the Panasonic ES-LA93-K/ESLA63-S Arc 4 is a great choice. It definitely promises a lot, but delivers across the board.