Philips Norelco Multigroom

I’m not one to shave often. I work from home so it affords me the ability to not have to be clean shaven every day in an office setting. And while I wasn’t blessed with the thickest head of hair on top of my head, it was made up for with being able to grow a thick beard in short order. Plus all the girls I’ve dated have preferred me with facial hair (I swear I look at least 10 years younger when my face is bare), so who am I to argue if they prefer me that way?

I will do a razor shave down to the skin when the occasion calls for it — weddings and stuff like that — but mostly I just take it down with an electric razor to a short stubble. I go through a cycle every 2-3 weeks… stubble, beard, stubble, beard. Rinse and repeat.

Philips QG3364/49 Norelco Multigroom 5100 Grooming Kit

Many years ago I bought a cheap electric trimming set from CVS and it lasted me a long time, almost 10 years I’d say. It got the job done, but the battery life was no longer what it used to be, and there were other flaws – not being able to operate while plugged in (charging) being the main one. So I went to Amazon and looked for something to replace the cheap set I had before.

mens beard trimming kit from philips norelco

After looking at a few models and customer reviews, I settled on one from Philips Norelco and couldn’t be happier. It comes with 7 attachments that will take care of all you need for your face and head.

asdI particularly like the fine-tuning that can be done with the beard comb attachment where you can customize the length down to the millimeter. There’s also a hair comb attachment which you can use for buzzing your head to the length of your desire. I have not used that yet, but like I mentioned in the beginning of this review I don’t have a full head of hair up top and wear it in a buzz, so maybe next time instead of going to Supercuts I’ll have my girlfriend try giving me a haircut with this device.

In addition to the two comb attachments, there’s also a full-size metal guard trimmer, precision trimmer, nose trimmer, detail foil shaver, and stubble comb. It’s pretty much “all in one” with the 7 attachments for this device.

electric beard and hair trimmer from philips norelco

As for performance, I didn’t realize how crappy my old CVS-bought one was until I tried this out the first time. The metal shaver is a lot sharper than my old set, yet you don’t have to worry about nicking yourself at all. I usually just use it without any of the combs/guards and take it down to the skin with a tiny bit of stubble and it gives me a nice shave. I use the beard comb attachment for my sideburns and it has worked great.

Here’s a few more specs on this grooming kit from their Amazon page:

  • Battery type: Li-Ion
  • Run time: up to 60 minute
  • Charging: 1 hour full charge, Quick charge
  • Automatic voltage: 100-240 V
  • 2-year guarantee
  • Self sharpening blades
  • Wet & Dry: Fully washable

While there are pricier models out there that I took a look at, this Philips Norelco model at around $30 on Amazon was just what I needed and gets the job done very well. It’ll definitely be getting use each time through my beard / no beard cycle and I’ve happily tossed my old grooming kit in the trash.

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Dave Schmidt is an e-commerce entrepreneur specializing in business-to-consumer products, social media, affiliate marketing and SEO. He currently resides in Fort Lauderdale. When not working, Dave enjoys spending time with nephew and dogs, trying new beers, anything involving music, and soaking up the Florida sun in between trips home to his native Minnesota.

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