The Panasonic ER430K wet/dry nose and ear hair trimmer has prominent guards to keep you from cutting the inside of your nose and leaves very short, neatly trimmed stubble after a few passes. A tiny, built-in vacuum sucks the cut hairs away. On the downside the ER430K can get a little noisy, and it gets some mixed reviews for how long a single AA battery lasts.
Leaves stubble. The Panasonic ER430K trims your nose and ear hair down to short stubble, not completely bare -- practically eliminating the risk of nicks and scratches. Users say the vacuum succeeds at sucking away cut hairs and that this little trimmer is actually sharp enough to use on mustaches or for "sniping" gray hairs. "Does a great job. No pulling at all," reports one user at Walmart.com. Just be warned that you may need to make a few passes and that you hold the ER430K at a 60-degree angle, not the 90-degree angle some other trimmers require.
Small and functional. The lightweight Panasonic ER430K is built for wet/dry use and easy cleaning. The cutting unit screws off and can be rinsed clean, but it's not fully submersible -- and a few users say the ER430K suddenly became noisier after cleaning.
Users like the included cloth carry bag and mirrored cap, which helps you get a better perspective on what you're doing up there. The ER430K runs off a single AA battery (not included) and draws a few pans for going through the battery fairly quickly, although others say that's due to the battery quality.
More than 860 Amazon.com users give the Panasonic ER430K a 4.3-star average rating out of 5 stars. "Sneeze-free nose hair trimming," writes one reviewer who used to sneeze because of the loose clippings left by other nose hair trimmers. A few reviewers note that a new battery makes "all the difference."
Review: Panasonic ER430K Vacuum Ear, Nose & Facial Hair Trimmer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014
About three dozen Walmart.com reviewers give the Panasonic ER430K vacuum nose and ear hair trimmer a 4.5-star average rating out of 5 stars possible. Most say it works very efficiently, and they like that it sucks up every cut hair.
Review: Panasonic Wet/Dry Vacuum Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of May 2014
More than 100 Newegg.com users give the Panasonic ER430K very close to a perfect 5-star rating. They say the vacuum does a good job and the trimmer is sharp enough for cutting your mustache -- but a few also warn that it goes through batteries quickly.
Review: Panasonic Wet/Dry Vacuum Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer ER430K, Contributors to Newegg.com, As of May 2014
Nearly 20 Drugstore.com reviewers give the Panasonic ER430K 4.5 out of 5 stars. Most of them are pleasantly surprised by how well the vacuum feature works and how it clips without pulling or pinching.
Review: Panasonic Vacuum Nose & Hair Wet/Dry Trimmer, Model ER430K, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of May 2014