Electric devices such as beard trimmers, shavers and clippers have become more of a necessity rather than just a want nowadays. In the fast paced lives that we lead, the aim is to get done with trivial everyday tasks such as maintaining our beards as quickly as possible and that can only be ensured with technological advancements that make life easier.
In the past we have discussed the benefits of having features such as dual wet and dry functionality in a trimmer and even the advantages and disadvantages of portable and compact devices. However, there is another feature available in many electric beard trimmers that is often overlooked. We are of course talking about the pain and hassle of the clean up after the job is done.
Most devices are not equipped with a built in vacuum that sucks up all the hair within seconds so that your sinks and counter tops are neat and clean but the ten products we are going to review here today will fix this issue. If you want our recommendation for the best of the best, we suggest the Phillips Norelco Vacuum 7500 which has an integrated vacuum system that promises to capture 90 percent of all cut off hair and that too at a great price!
However, if you are still not convinced, keep reading on for more options!
Best Beard Trimmer With Vacuum
We are starting off our list with the Philips Norelco 7300 beard trimmer as it employs the best in vacuuming technology for a mess and fuss free bathroom sink every time you’re significant other will not be bothered by the mess you used to leave behind.
It uses a built in vacuum system that contains the hair within the device as you continue shaving or trimming without you ever having to worry about any hair falling out. This makes it super portable and convenient.
It also has a turbo power option that allows you to work around your beard faster and simultaneously collect your hair via the suction fan just as fast. Talk about an easy breezy action. Word to the wise; this will end up draining the battery a little faster so only use it on occasions when you are really pressed for time.
Among its other neat features, apart from the integrated vacuum operation, it also has a cool LED display that indicates battery life and percentage and provides you with combs for hair length that are fully adjustable.
The next item on our list is the Panasonic ER GB40 S which is both a rechargeable and cordless device. It has dual settings that ensure the device is as efficient when used in wet conditions as it is in dry settings. With 19 precision based settings, it offers a personalized trimming experience every time.
The best thing about the GB40 S is the fact that it is super easy to maintain and clean once your bearding needs are met. Since it is 100 percent waterproof, it is enabled with water friendly cleaning mechanisms that allow the user to simply drain out all the hair and gunk from within the device via a water drainer and water shutters that help the process. Once the device has been cleaned, simply air dry and you are good to go.
The device is also a rechargeable one which means you no longer have to remember to buy its batteries which can be pretty expensive for a monthly or weekly upkeep. It also is equipped with 19 state of the art precision settings that ensure you are in control of how your beard will turn out. They range from 1 millimetres to 10 millimetres and can be accessed via a rotating adjustment dial.
Furthermore, the device has stainless steel blades that are not only hypoallergenic but are also super sharp as they are angled at 45 degrees. Which is the optimum angle at which you receive the closest cuts. This also ensures that the trimmer works in a way where the blades will only pass over any area once thus reducing the chances of irritation to the skin.
The next product we are going to talk about is the Remington VPG6530 which is a very high performance device which comes at an unbelievably affordable price. As many others on this list, the ability to suck in and contain cut off and excess hair is one of the main selling points of this device.
One of the reasons why this device gives such a strong performance is due to the fact that it is powered by a Lithium Ion charged battery that runs for up to an hour cordless. This in turn powers the fan blade suction system inside that draws in all hair to the separate compartment which can be detached and cleaned out. So you will never have to worry about leaving a mess wherever you go and will come back home to a spick and span bathroom floor.
The device also is equipped with state of the art dual functioning gears that provide optimum speeds for both the vacuum suction and the trimmer. The device also offers additional accessories which include 4 fixed length combs and 9 adjustable ones that give you the perfect trimming experience each time.
If the post hair clutter and the difficult after trimming hair mess is what you hate the most, then you might want to invest in a device such as the Remington HC6550 which we personally love for its amazing ability to contain and collect all those pesky, tiny and abhorrent hair that gets left behind after you have finished with your beard. Nothing is worse than leaving in a rush in the morning and coming back to find your bathroom floor absolutely riddled with beard hair.
This is where devices like the HC6550 come in. It has a built in removable compartment to collect hair as your trim or shave and once you are done, simply take out the bag or compartment, clean it out, towel dry and you are done! It really is that easy. However, in all honesty, it is best for users with thin hair or limited hair growth as it doesn’t deal with thick, long and coarse hair as well.
The body of the device itself is also a major plus point for us as it is both attractive and sleek to look at but also is made of a durable and commercial grade plastic material which is simple and efficient. This also makes the device a user friendly one where everything is straightforward and easy.
The device’s blades are another attractive feature that will reel you in as the titanium coated blades will never get caught in your facial hair which causes pulling and discomfort. So a comfortable and accurate experience is what you are in for.
Apart from this, the device is also cordless and you will receive additional accessories which is basically a grooming kit with 18 pieces! Now that’s impressive. This includes special barber scissors, blade oil for maintenance, length adjustment combs for customization and even a cleaning brush.
The next item on our list today is the Phillips Norelco 7200 which like all the other products on this list features powerful and mess free vacuum technology but also has some other interesting features. The first one being that its stainless steel blades are not only super powerful but are also self-sharpening which also makes it durable and long lasting. These will not dull out over time and you won’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on their replacement.
The device also hosts about 20 different hair combs that are separate attachments and allow the user to personalize their trim as they desire. So you can get the most out of your device without having to make expensive trips to the barbershop each time the fashion trends change.
Now coming to the main star of the show; the trimmer’s clean up vacuum that is inbuilt and as we mentioned earlier at the start of today’s list, it claims to suck up around 90 percent of all cut off hair with the aid of a fan that lifts and sucks. It also comes equipped with a plastic container that has a convenient little door whereby you can empty out the collected hair straight into the trash.
One of the reasons why this trimmer’s vacuum is so powerful is due to the Lithium Ion battery that powers it. This battery ensures that the charge is retained for longer periods of time and wont drain quicker. You will get up to 80 minutes of uninterrupted usage with a mere hour long charge.
Moving on to another device in this list, we have the Braun BT3040 which is an A grade high performance and exceptional quality device that does away with the struggles that come along with charging a device and battery maintenance. With the BT3040 you no longer have to remind yourself if you charged the device the last time you used it as you can simply put in double A batteries or if those are not available use it with the cord. Both corded and cordless usage equals ease on the user’s part.
It also provides you with an adapter that has universal voltage capabilities so you can charge it anywhere anytime without any worries which is a god send especially if you travel a lot. It also provides you with an hour of worry free usage once it is fully charged. However we are not super thrilled by the 8 hour wait time that the battery takes to charge.
That might be the only flaw we see though as the device also comes equipped with around 39 precision based settings that allow the user to decide the length and speed at which they want to work on their beards.
Now we’ll move on to a device that has specifically been engineered to solve the problem that we have identified in this list; hair clean up after the deed is done. The Remington HKVAC is basically a hair clipper by design that has an integrated vacuum capability that contains and collects hair that it cuts via powerful suction fans. This is then transferred straight to a removable hair storing pouch that can be cleaned out easily.
The pouch itself is detachable and can be washed out with water or cleaned with a brush. Dump out the hair into the dustbin and you are done for the day! Another reason we feel that this feature is underrated is because you don’t know pain till your clothes are left covered with cut off hair that sticks to your skin and is pretty hard to get rid of.
With this device however, this issue will become a thing of the past and you don’t have to empty out the pouch each time since it is pretty large.
Most electric trimmers come with travelling cases, however this product comes with a large bag that can carry the trimmer, its pouch and all extra accessories within it with ease. However, not all that glitters is gold and the Remington HKVAC also has its flaws.
For example, it is not waterproof which means you cannot wash it out like most devices. The only thing that is washable is the detachable pouch for hair storage. However, in terms of suction and storage, we are impressed!
This is our second Wahl’s device for this list and we cannot stress the brilliance of this hair clipper enough. This is of course as the name suggests, a vacuum powered device but it is also a professional grade product which means it is not only a heavy duty device but is also best for barbers and other professional stylists.
The powerful vacuum suction technology is powered by the device’s exceptional V9000 motor that stays cool despite giving out the tremendous horsepower it contains. The device is not over heat even after extended use as most professionals can use a device for hours. The vacuum itself is really powerful and it traps almost all of the hair that goes through the device while you use it.
The trimmer comes with some cool additional accessories such as 6 cutting guides, blade oil, a user manual, a taper level for adjustment and a blade guard which is interesting since we love a whole kit for the price of one.
Another really cool feature is the fact that the device also has an adjustment dial and level for the cutting lengths so you can get a customized experience each time you make your way over to the barbershop.
The Brio Beardscape Trimmer is next on our detailed list and we love the fact that it includes some additional add on accessories such as a blade oil for maintenance, 4 guiding combs, a cleaning brush, a universal adapter, a travelling bag a nifty charging stand, an instructions manual and a USB charging cord.
One of the best things about the Beardscaper as we like to call it is the fact that it hosts a very powerful motor that gives you the ultimate trimming performance as it ranges from 50 to 70 rate per minute speeds. The buttons that allow you to choose your power settings are situated near the power button and are super easy to use. Mostly when you have a super strong motor, you have to deal with a lot of noise but with the Beardscaper, there is little to no noise in the entire experience.
You also get 4 attachment combs for different hair lengths and complete guidance on whichever setting you prefer. These range from 1 millimetres to 18 millimetres in length and offer a fully customized experience. While it is true that you need some skill to operate all the different lengths, once you get the hang of it you will never have to visit the barber again. Along with the attachment combs, you also get 4 blade lengths.
All the attachments come off when needed and are fully washable although the device isn’t exactly waterproof. This makes cleaning and maintenance of the device a literal breeze. However, what we absolutely love is the handy charging stand that not only allows for super convenient charging but also keeps the device in an upright position that protects it from wear and tear. Since it comes equipped with a charging cord, you can charge it the other way as well.
The additional USB charge option means if worse comes to worse simply attach it to your laptop and go about your business with ease.
We are at the end of today’s list and we are signing off with a brand that’s name has truly become synonymous with trust and reliability as it has been around for a very long time and excels in electric goods. The Panasonic ER GB370K is a heavy duty device that provides the best in trimming technology available in the market today.
It has all the makings of a superior quality device such as blades that have been edged to 45 degree angles which has been proven to be the optimum angle at which hair can be cut the most efficiently without there being any need for repeated exposure of the blades to the skin. Even if the device’s blades do come in close contact to the skin, there is no need to fear as stainless steel is considered the ultimate hypoallergenic material today.
So you can forget about razor burns, redness, irritation, cuts, bumps or your facial hair being tugged at as the blades are sharp and sensitive skin friendly. Thanks to the cutting angle, it won’t irritate your skin or catch your hairs. You can have a fresh, sleek look without worrying about uncomfortable plucking.
With so many products available in the market today, versatility has become the name of the game so of course Panasonic delivers. The device is perfect as it comes with some accessories already included in the packaging such as the blade oil, the cleaning brush, an AC adapter for charging, both hair and beard combs and a storage stand so that your device remains safe and stationary. There are also a whopping 19 unique settings inbuilt into the device that offer you a premium personalized experience which only adds to the selling points.
The vacuum itself is very powerful and collects hair via suction powers as you trim, shape and detail your beard. Don’t worry about cleaning and device maintenance as it offers a dual wet and dry functionality that allows you to use it however you like and clean it just as easily. There is a specialized compartment that stores all excess hair which you can simply dump out in the trash later on.