Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve

Overview

The Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve is a mid to high range foil-headed electric shaver using some unique features to achieve what all manufacturers like to boast about – a really close shave.

Here we examine the product features and some anecdotal reports from customers who’ve used it.

Appearance and Inclusions

Physically, it is silver and black colored and weighs around 10 ounces. Its main body is very rounded and shaped to provide an easy grip with the rounded-rectangular foil head sitting on top of this.

The Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve comes supplied with a travel pouch and an AC Recharger.

 Main Features

  • This unit uses Nano blade Technology, which produces some of the sharpest blades around  for precise, clean and rapid hair removal.
  •  Its blades are angled at 30 degrees instead of 45 or 90 degrees, like most shavers, and this contributes to the closeness of the shave.
  • The head is pivoted so that it adjusts well to the contours of the face, flexing up and down and back and forth, reducing discomfort and friction when shaving.
  • Select the amount of pivot you prefer in the head, using the Pivot Action Selector.
  • The ArcFoil over the heads provides a smooth and comfortable shave.
  • It employs a patented linear motor system –the 13,000 RPM it produces creates the necessary power for the heads to cut away hair with frictionless motion, without pulling or irritating the toughest of beards.
  • It can be used wet or dry, which means that you can shave in the shower, using foam or completely dry.
  • Includes a pop-up trimmer for grooming your moustache or sideburns.
  • A 10-stage orange LED display indicates when re-charging is necessary and battery status.
  • The charge holds for 6 or 7 shaves without any issues.

Cleaning and Maintenance

The Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve has an in-built turbo cleaning mechanism that accelerates the motor to 17,000 RPM and removes materials from the blades after shaving. Perform this after each shave to keep it in tip-top condition.

Price

The normal retail price of the Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve is around $150, but you can get great discounts on this model online – more than a third off price in the right places.

Warranty

The Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve includes a one year warranty.

User Reviews

This model has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from users, mainly praising it’s smooth, close, non-irritating, non-burning shave, which is always the first thing we look at, since that is its main job.

Others liked it lightness in the hand and its low noise output (important if you get up before your wife and don’t want to wake her!), as well as its intelligent self-clean system that saves time and effort.

A few users complained that the foil head can get rather hot with prolonged use, but this is probably the case with most foil shavers. Others criticized the accuracy of the LED display which indicates when to recharge the device and some people bemoaned the lack of a charging stand.

We have found that this unit is sometimes unfairly compared to other high-end electric shavers that cost two or three times as much.

In truth it seems to provide excellent value for money and comes highly recommended as a quality men’s shaver that seems to have delivered genuine satisfaction for most of its users.


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