Panasonic Arc IV ES8249S Shaver Review


The Arc IV ES8249S shaver is another in a popular series of foil head shavers from Panasonic. It is a high-level rechargeable wet/dry unit aimed at men who want a little more out of their shaving unit that a traditional type electric razor.

Appearance and Accessories

The Panasonic Arc IV ES8249S shaver is a silver and black–colored model with an orange LCD display on the front. It has an ergonomically designed handle with grips for ease of handling, which supports the large and rectangular head. It is lightweight, yet compact.

It comes supplied with a Vortex charging and cleaning stand, a travel pouch and AC recharger.

Main Features

  • Four Nanotech floating blades, sharpened at a 30 degree angle, give you a great cutting system.
  • The stainless steel Arc Foil ensures that the unit is also irritation-free and comfortable on your face.
  • The pivoting head flexes up and down and back and forth, following the contours of your face and adding to the comfort.
  • Features a patented linear motor that makes it one of the fastest foil shavers on the market. At 13,000 RPM this shaver can cut through the thickest of beards.
  • Features a pop-up trimmer which is great for grooming mustache or sideburns.
  • Can be used plugged in and dry or cordlessly and wet – great versatility.
  • Includes a 10-stage LCD battery monitor.
  • Includes a timer to show usage time for each shave.
  • 1 hour quick charge or 5-minute emergency charge. Approximately 14 shaves on full charge.
  • Automatic international voltage conversion makes it ideal for worldwide travel.

Cleaning and Maintenance

There is a HydraClean system provided, which automatically cleans the shaver with hygienic- infused water and then dries it.

If you prefer, there is also a turbo sonic vibration cleaning mode to clean the blades free of any lingering hair and stubble under running water.


The Panasonic Arc IV ES8249S unit retails for around $250 but you can get some amazing deals with this item online – up to 50% off that price.


The Panasonic Arc IV ES8249S comes with a 2-year warranty.

User Reviews

The Panasonic Arc IV ES8249S gets incredibly good press from its users, who feel that it provides great power, close and comfortable shaves and all the features of other high-end models from other well-known brands at better value for money. It’s easy to use and durable too.

The main negative comment was about the cleaning system, which some users felt was an unnecessary expense (paying for the cleaning cartridges) and too noisy; the unit, after all, does have a turbo-cleaning mode and can be rinsed.

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