In Review - Remington Electric Trimmers
Not too long after I started shaving did I discover that my skin was not a fan of traditional razors. I've pretty much used electric trimmers for as long as I can remember, especially after I decided to go the facial hair route. They make it easy for me to keep things clean in between visits to the barber.
I would say I replace my trimmers about twice a year, primarily because I'm always on the lookout for a better tool to get the job done as most trimmers and razors don't take into account how skins of various races react. My wife always laughs when I go through the process because she's convinced that I'll never be satisfied. So of course when I was offered an opportunity to check out a few of Remington's newest trimmer offerings, I was more than happy to.
I'm going to run through some of the details of the pieces I reviewed with my thoughts on how each of them worked out for me after a few uses.
The Virtually Indestructible Haircut & Beard Trimmer
I laughed a little bit when I saw the name of this because I was reminded of one of my favorite lines from the movie "300". When faced with the immortals, Leonidas stated, "we'll put that name to the test." After all, if there is a way to break something, I'm quite likely to find it. However, it seems Remington wasn't kidding around with this. The trimmer motor is housed in a high-impact polycarbonate casing. I know this because I dropped it, accidentally I might add. The trimmer features Remington's Powercut blade system that keeps the blades properly aligned. While the blade ultimately was a bit unwieldy for my personal needs due to its length, its one of the most gentle ones I've ever used on my skin.
The Lithium Power Series 4 in 1 Vacuum Trimmer
So this was the piece that I have to admit I was most excited about. Using electric razors usually leads to clean up that I don't look forward to, what with hairs in the sink and on the bathroom counter. This little deal minimizes the mess with a high velocity fan blade vacuuming system that sucks the trimmed hair into a removable chamber. For about fifty bucks, you get the full-size trimmer, a nose/ear trimmer, detail trimmer, foil shaver and a wide assortment of attachments with a storage pouch.
Dual Blade WETech Detail Trimmer
Having a smaller tool for grooming comes in handy when you want to take care of the details. Its battery operated with Remington's WETech technology that allows for its use in the shower. Trimmers like these aren't built for heavy duty work as they pack a somewhat limited punch due to size, but this one comes through solidly in a pinch.
Disclaimer: While the trimmers reviewed were provided courtesy of Remington, all opinions expressed are fully my own.