PROS / You can use this razor for both wet and dry shaving.
CONS / This electric shaver doesn't offer a quick-charge option.
VERDICT / The Panasonic Arc4 ES-LA93-K provides a close, smooth shave similar to a manual razor, and it weighs next to nothing.
The Panasonic Arc4 ES-LA93-K electric razor earned our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award. This razor uses foil shaving and a four-blade cutting system. It features a long cordless running time, a built-in precision trimmer and a featherlike weight. In addition to its handful of convenient features, this razor is easy to clean and provides an excellent shave.
In our testing, this electric shaver for men provided an excellent shave. It was such a close shave, in fact, that we felt we had shaved with a manual razor. In order to get this close shave, we only had to shave over the same area two or three times maximum, so shaving with it is quick.
We also found the shave to be very smooth. The foil blades didn't irritate the face or pull at the hair at all during our tests. While many electric razors make it difficult to shave the chin area or jaw line, this one provides thorough results without any difficulty.
This electric shaver features a two-motor system. While you shave, one motor runs in a side-to-side motion and a second motor makes the blades run up and down. The two motors allow you to get a close shave overall.
We tested this razor's dry use capability, but you can also shave with cream or even in the shower with it. You can immerse it in water without any problem, which makes shaving in the shower and cleaning it simple.
This Panasonic electric razor has an overall slick design. It measures 6.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 inches and weighs in at just 0.44 ounces, which is feather light. We found in our testing that the razor feels comfortable and natural to hold. Furthermore, all the controls are simple to access while you hold it.
The shaver comes with just about all the standard features for an electric razor, including a precision trimmer, a corded option, and a battery indicator so you always know how much power is left before you need to recharge. You also get a LCD display on this unit, which displays the battery status, cleaning reminders and other icons to help you keep the razor in tip-top condition.
We were disappointed, however, to see that this razor doesn't have a quick-charge option. This would allow you to plug the razor in for just a few minutes in order to get enough juice for one shave. This option is convenient if you need to shave on the go and the battery is dead, instead of waiting one hour for it to fully recharge or plugging it in with the power cord to shave.
This electric razor for men includes a charging dock and a cleaning station in one, which we like to see. This dock allows you to place the shaver upright when it's not in use instead of lying it down on the counter plugged into a power cord, and it cleans and dries the unit at the same time.
You can also simply wash this razor under running tap water for a quicker clean. It also features a sonic vibration cleaning mode, which gets more of the facial hair and other debris out of the unit while you rinse it under tap water.
Warranty & Support
You get the standard two-year warranty coverage with this Panasonic foil shaver. Panasonic is available for support by phone and a live chat option on its website. You can also refer to a handful of helpful FAQs on its website.
The Panasonic Arc4 ES-LA93-K electric razor for men provides an extremely close and smooth shave – you'll feel like you're shaving with a manual razor. It has a long cordless running time of 42 minutes and offers both wet and dry use capabilities. You also get a number of convenient features with it, including a charging dock and cleaning station.