Men's Electric Shavers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 14 Sources
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by Editors of Consumer Reports
Our AssessmentEditors of ConsumerReports.org asked 16 test subjects to try out 14 foil or rotary shavers at home for a week. After the week of use, each tester returned to the laboratory to help staffers evaluate the shavers for a number of factors, including noise, ease and efficiency of cleaning. Most of the 14 models (plus some very similar models assigned the same rankings) earn a recommendation, although several stand out with higher scores, and one receives a nod for its value and performance combined.
Electric Shaver Reviews
by Editors of Which? magazine
Our AssessmentEditors at the British consumer magazine Which? ask a panel of men to try out rotary and foil electric shavers. Each shaver is rated for several factors, including closeness, comfort and battery life, and 12 models are declared best buys. Although testing here is comparative and objective, not all of the shavers are available in North America.
Men's Shavers Review
by Martha Psiroukis
Our AssessmentChoice magazine is the Australian equivalent of ConsumerReports.org. In its most recent shaver review, the editors asked four men who routinely use electric shavers to test a total of 12 models. Although not all of the models tested are available in the U.S., most have equivalents. Tests measure their effectiveness on one and two days' beard growth. Ergonomics and the ease of cleaning for each shaver are also evaluated, and editors say the cleaning stations that come with many models are unnecessary.
Electric Shavers: Our Picks
by Editors of Consumer
Our AssessmentThe editors of Consumer, a New Zealand publication that's quite similar to ConsumerReports.org, asked four men who routinely use electric shavers to try four rotary shavers and six foil shavers. The testers didn't always agree on which shaver was best, so the editors grouped top picks according to which hair and skin types they seem to handle best. Although some Consumer content is reserved only for paid subscribers, the complete report on shavers seems to be available for free.
Men's Electric Shavers
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentMany electric shavers draw lots of reviews -- sometimes hundreds -- from Amazon.com users. These customer reviews provide valuable insight into how the shavers perform after weeks, months or even years of real-world use. The shavers that stand out from the pack have a 4.5-star or better overall rating after at least 250 user reviews, which demonstrates an impressive record of owner satisfaction.
Best Electric Shaver of the Year... Maybe even Decade!
by No author
Our AssessmentThe author of this site also posts lengthy (10+ minutes) video reviews of a number of electric shavers on YouTube under the username ElectricShaverGuide. Each model receives a thorough analysis and a brief test, usually on a couple days' worth of stubble. The author says he has a thick, quick-growing beard, and he occasionally produces video or text reviews that compare two models directly. In this round-up of the best shavers for 2011, the Braun 790cc-4 gets his top pick, and the (Philips) Norelco SensoTouch 3D 1250X/XCC gets an honorable mention.
Blade Runners: 4 Cordless Electric Razors Tested
by Steven Leckart
Our AssessmentAn undisclosed number of testers -- and it's not clear whether the author is included -- evaluate two foil shavers and two rotary shavers. Every model receives a short list of pros and cons, plus comments about the quality and ease of the shave it provides. A Braun model comes out as the clear winner and receives an Editor's Pick designation.
Guy Gear: Electric Shavers
by Jesse Corbeil
Our AssessmentWriter Jesse Corbeil recommends five electric razors for men and gives a detailed description of the features of each. However, Corbeil doesn't say what makes these shavers better than others, and it's not clear whether any testing was done. Product lists are similar to those in other reviews and include shavers from Braun, Philips Norelco, Panasonic and Remington.
by Contributors to Drugstore.com
Our AssessmentDrugstore.com lists dozens of electric shavers for sale, but most models receive only a handful of customer reviews. Standout models have more than 20 reviews and a 4.5-star or better overall ranking; the Braun Series 7-790 Pulsonic Shaving System gets the thumbs up from nearly 90 users.
Electric Shavers -- Men
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentSome of the electric shavers posted for sale on Walmart.com receive dozens of reviews, while others garner only a handful. Of those models that secure more than 20 reviews, several stand out with a 4.5-star or better overall rating.
Men 's Shavers
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentOnly a few of the electric shaver models sold on BestBuy.com have amassed enough user reviews to form a good picture of owner opinion. However, of those models with more than a dozen or so reviews to their credit, two stand out with very high ratings: the Braun Series 7-760CC, and the Panasonic Arc 4 Nanotech ES8243A.
The Shaver Blog
by Editors of Shavers.com
Our AssessmentThis blog is part of a larger retail site but also offers useful updates on product availability, along with shaving tips and occasional commentary on the shavers themselves. Editors point out that there's no one-size-fits-all shaver that is best for everyone; instead, they recommend using what has worked for you in the past.
Electric Razor Rap forums
by Contributors to Electric Razor Rap
Our AssessmentThis enthusiast site has a good discussion forum maintained by site founder Jim Elliott. The site was recently moved to a new domain and older threads have been deleted, so it doesn't contain as much information as it once did. Nonetheless this can still be a good backup source for discussions about various shavers. Electric Razor Rap does not recommend any razors, except in reviews.
by Russell Neufeld
Our AssessmentThe electric shaving section at ShavingStuff.com offers a blend of announcements and reviews of shaving products from other sources, as well as personal reviews of selected electric shavers. No hands-on testing is conducted, and editors don't compare electric razors. No formal recommendations are offered beyond individual product reviews and deal announcements.