PROS / This razor has a cordless running time of 45 minutes.
CONS / The five-blade head is large enough to cause problems shaving the mustache area.
VERDICT / The Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV61-A gives a smooth shave, but its head size can be a problem.
The Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV61-A electric razor is lightweight and has a bunch of included benefits. It comes with a precision trimmer and a battery indicator, and it's travel friendly. This razor features foil technology, which makes it a good electric shaver for men who have fine hair that only grows in one direction.
The electric shaver has a cordless running time of 45 minutes on a full charge, which is pretty standard for electric razors. You can use it wet, which means you can shave in the shower or with shaving cream, but you can also just shave your facial hair dry.
During our testing, we were impressed overall with the shave this electric razor provided. With just stubble, we were able to get a close shave by just passing over the same area once or twice. However, it did irritate the tester's face a bit.
This Panasonic foil shaver measures 6.3 inches long, 2.8 inches wide and 2 inches high, which is about average for an electric razor, and it only weighs 0.44 pounds. However, the five blades make the razor head very large, which makes it difficult to closely shave the mustache area. For sideburns and other tricky areas, there is the precision trimmer.
This foil razor takes one hour to recharge from a dead battery to a full charge, which is a pretty standard recharge time. However, to charge it, you have to plug in the power cord, though you can use the five-minute quick-charge option in a pinch. The majority of electric razors come with both a charging dock and a cleaning station, and this one doesn't come equipped with either. It's still easy to clean, though, because you can simply wash it under tap water.
Panasonic backs the razor with a two-year warranty, which is the standard coverage on electric razors. You can contact Panasonic by phone and through the live chat on its website for support. You can also reference a handful of FAQs on the website at any time.
The Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV61-A is a great electric shaver overall, though it lacks a charging dock and a cleaning station, accessories you get with the best electric razors. This razor features both wet and dry shaving capabilities, a built-in precision trimmer, a quick-charge option, and a battery indicator, making it useful despite a few downsides.