We have been talking a lot about one particular feature in electric beard trimmers that should definitely become somewhat of a standard that should be available to all types of users. We are of course talking about the dual functionality of electric beard trimmers when it comes to wet or dry usage.
Gone are the days of wiring issues, health and safety concerns and outdated models that could not handle wet use while shaving. The truth is that although nowadays a dry shave can be as comfortable as a wet one, there is no denying that when it comes to superior quality comfort a wet lathered up trim or shave is far superior. Which just goes to show that any device manufactured in the 21st century should have both options. Because the modern man loves his options and he should get them!
That’s why we have compiled a whole list of options that you should get a run-down of before you actually make a real decision. If you’re in a rush and just want a good old reliable electric trimmer that offers you these two features for the price of one, then we recommend the Phillips Norelco 5100 which is first of all super affordable so that is great if you just do not have the budget and it also is of course enabled with the ability to provide the best shave; wet or dry. However, if you’re not entirely convinced, we suggest sticking through withy us till the end of this list. You might just find what you need!
Best Wet Dry Beard Trimmer
The first product that we are going to talk about today is the Remington PG6025 which offers not only a great matte black design but also offers a very user friendly interface with its sleek, long shape, a power switch right down the middle for easy access and also has bars set up which blink with green light to let the user know the battery percentage. It also has an ergonomic design in place where the handle is at the sides which both have indentations that allow you to grip the machine much more comfortably.
Moving on to some of the main features, the Remington PG6025 has remarkably strong blades which are made from the best quality stainless steel that is are made from surgical grade materials. As most blades made from steel, they are self-sharpening which means they sharpen themselves up as they rub against each other on the job. This makes them extremely durable and long-lasting.
The sharpness of the blades is almost secondary to the fact that they offer the user a hypoallergenic experience when it comes to blades being in close contact with your skin. They will not cause any irritation or redness and definitely will be far safer on sensitive skin. This means that the device offers both a shape and precision-based shave along with offering the best protection from allergies, cuts, burns and bumps. Of course, as mentioned earlier the device allows the user to opt for a wet or dry shave and that is accentuated by the fact that the groomer is cordless and rechargeable. Its immense power stems from its state of the art lithium-ion battery which retains the charge for longer and provides smooth performances to the user.
In terms of time, the device is just as good as it allows the user to get down with their business in about an hour. And since the lithium-ion battery powers it, you can rest assured that the machine will not experience any lagging even if the battery appears to be low.
The next device we are about to review is the Phillips Norelco One Blade or the One Blade Pro which has some additional accessories that come with the packaging including of course the device itself, a charging stand, a separate charger, a travelling bag, LED display handle and an adjustment comb for trimming.
As we mentioned, it comes with a charging stand and a separate charger which means you have the freedom as its owner to decide how it should charge. If you are in a rush you can simply attach the device to the power cord and charge it up but if you simply want ease and convenient charging, plug it into its charging stand and forget about everything else. The device will also not be exposed to any scratches or chances of falling down as it will be in an upright and safe position.
Like our first product, the One Blade Pro also has a lithium ion battery which means it is just as powerful, however since it is a different brand it offers almost 90 minutes of uninterrupted trimming bliss. Now that is impressive although as a device you can only use it once it is charged as it is for cordless use. This might be somewhat of a flaw but since it is meant to be recharged super-fast, this might not bother the user much.
It has 14 distinct length settings that works by first adjusting the trimming comb and then choosing what setting we desire. However the most impressive features it offer the user is its cool contour following option that allows the blade to glide along the face or any other area with extreme comfort and ease. And of course, as with all the devices on this list, it allows for both wet and dry shaves.
The company also provides a whopping 2 years warranty in case of any issues and offer a 45-day trial which allows the user to screen the device and find out whether it is right for them. Now that is one of the best additional perks that any device can offer. This shows a certain degree of trust and respect that the company offers its customers and shows that they have full faith in their products.
We are moving straight onto our next item for the day which is the Philips Norelco One Blade which has been designed for both your face and your body. You can cut, shave, trim, style, shade and detail any part of your body or face with an expert quality machine. The device is fully immersible in water and thus offer the ultimate wet or dry function which means it is not only super customized but also is extremely easy to clean out in the end after use. Apart from the obvious advantage of being used with or without water, shaving gels and foams, it offers a unique array of features as well.
One of the main features is how incredibly fast and high performance based the cutters are as they operate at a phenomenal 200 times per second! The One Blade technology ensures you get the superior shave at the optimal speed along with specialized protection called dual protection system that protects the skin as the blades tackle even the most low and flat-lying hair or even hair that grows in different directions. You can depend on this device to get the job done without causing any pain or discomfort to the user.
Along with the device itself, users receive a skin guard that protects the most sensitive areas of the body, 4 combs designed for your trimming your stubble areas, a trimming comb for your body and 2 additional blades for your face and body.
As with most lithium-ion powered batteries, the charge time is no joke and lasts up to an hour of continuous usage every time it is charged. The device is fully rechargeable and that too without a cord so you have the most freedom and mobility with the best power.
Moving on with our list, we find it is the perfect time to whip out a Braun product because what list about superior technology is ever complete without Braun? German engineering at its finest, the Braun MKG3045 is a precision-based device specially designed to tackle all hair types, lengths and textures. Beard styling, trimming and shaving has never been this exciting or simple as it offers 13 settings for the optimum beard length with the aid of its 2 combs that are not detachable but pop up whenever you need them to. Equipped with state of the art stainless steel blades, you know what to expect from this device as steel blades unlike nickel ones are hypoallergenic and cause no harm to even the most sensitive of skin. So whether you have acne-prone skin or just skin that reacts badly to sharp edges, you can rest assured that no damage will come to you while you style your beard.
The super impressive 60-minute full charge capability also is a great reason to purchase this device.
The body is not only perfect for wet and dry duality use but is also super convenient and easy to clean out so maintenance which becomes a chore with most electric devices suddenly becomes a walk in the park as all you have to do is ship open the lid when you are done and run the hair out with some warm running water. Also since it is water safe, you may even immerse it under some warm water for a more thorough cleanse.
You will also receive, a Gillette Fusion Pro Glide Razor with manual Flex Ball technology, a precision trimmer, 2 fixed combs at different lengths and two detachable ones at 3-11 mm and 13-21 millimetres. Now if that doesn’t have you convinced we don’t know what will!
The next item on our long list is the Con Airman Flex Head Trimmer which is the superior trimmer when it comes to stubble growth. It is specifically designed to get rid of that pesky day later growth and transform your beard look into the suave and sleek gentleman you so obviously are. Of course, it is completely waterproof which is a great plus in itself which means that you can add in your favourite gels, shaving creams and foams without worrying about gunk getting into your machines internal processing and also benefit from the plus points of a wet and more comfortable shave.
However, this means that when you are done with your daily trimming or shaving ritual, you can simply run the device down with water and you are done with the maintenance portion of the experience! No more hours spent cleaning up a messy and hairy bathroom for you! Also, the duality feature allows the user a sense of freedom and mobility as you can use it in the shower or on the go to make your life easier and save your precious time.
The powerful lithium-ion battery is what this device owes to for its hour-long reliable charge with no performance lags and a quick 15 minute charge option for times when you are in a rush. Even the blades scream precision and quality as they have sharp and fine-tuned edges for an accurate performance.
The device also offer a contour head that floats effortlessly over the nooks and crannies of your face to provide that perfect cushion of comfort and expert control. It also has length control enabled electronically with an outstanding 24 settings all of which can be access digitally.
Our next device is from Panasonic and has a set of advantages and disadvantages all wrapped up in a product called the ER GB 40 S. We have been keen to include this device is many of our previous lists mainly because we absolutely love this product for its dual functionality when it comes to wet and dry use however since we aim to provide the most accurate and honest reviews, let’s get down to brass tacks and list out the flaws first.
We are not super impressed by the device’s battery performance as it takes quite some time to reach a full charge and when it is ready to go, it will only offer the user around 40 to 50 minutes of performance. Compared to some of the other products here, this just does not cut it somehow. Since you need the device almost daily or alternating days, it should offer at least an hour long usage which is lacking.
Other than that you have to continually oil the blades for efficient maintenance so they last longer and remain fresh and sharp. There is no issue with this except for the fact that as working individuals and busy men, one might forget to do this daily or even after each use and this will cut down the quality and amount of times we can use these blades.
However it’s not all gloom and doom for the GB 40 S as its pros really outweigh its cons. For one, it is super compact and while it looks heavy and large appearance-wise, it is actually pretty lightweight and has the right kind of power needed to offer the best control. Carrying around a heavy product may make you feel like a real man but it will weigh down on your shaving capabilities real soon. It also has an ergonomic design with rubberized gripping handle that allows you to maintain a firm grasp on it regardless of wet or dry usage.
The device also offers an impressive 19 blade settings that can be chosen and changed via an adjustment dial which ranges in lengths from 1 to 10 millimetres. The range of lengths makes this device more appropriate for shorter hair types and although it might manage with longer flat lying hair, it will not give the best performance. Don’t get us wrong, this is definitely a heavy duty device but it has its limitations.
The best part is the maintenance becomes super easy and breezy as the device comes with small holes which are situated beneath the blades which filter out the cut off and excess hair once you flow water through it. This smart feature is a god send because cleaning up after is perhaps the worst part of the entire process.
Our next device is the Remington Touch Tech Groomer which is one of the latest models from the brand and is very exciting to say the least as it is equipped with its amazing touch tech technology which enables the device to provide the closest cutting experience ever in beard styling and it comes in a unique and stylish build as well. With a futuristic design and a heavy-duty performance, this product is the one to watch.
As the name suggests, the touch tech has a touch screen interface that lets the user operate it with such ease and convenience which they would their smartphone or tablets. User-friendly ability is a major plus point in any device nowadays which shows you don’t need fancy features to be the best. It even has state of the art motion detection sensors that let the machine know when it is about to be used which automatically turns the screen on and also reappears with the last used settings already in place. This great customized control is amazing.
It also has something it calls Sense Speed which basically means that the machine readjusts its speed and power according to the growth and length of hair that it senses. In terms of technological advancements, this device has no competition as it offers the most length settings we have ever seen in any product available on the market today; 175!
The next item on our list is the Philips Beard Trimmer which is from their 5100 series and is a sure-fire hybrid model from the brand as it also doubles as a hair clipper. The device offers an impressive 17 precision settings for hair length which are built-in and can be readjusted via the rotatable dial called the Zoom wheel and ranges from 0.4 to 13 millimetres.
It also employs an impressive guidance system to tackle multi-directional growth and flat lying longer hair as it employs a lift and trim technology which provides a great trimming experience which is both precise and smooth. The durable lithium ion battery provides up to 70 minutes of charge time which is more than enough in case you forget to charge your device.
The blades are self-sharpening and made of stainless steel which acts as a hypoallergenic material and lasts way longer than your average blades. No need to replace them after every month or so as they get sharper and more accurate with each use. This means that irritation can be avoided as they only need to be brushed over one area once to get the most out of it.
Our second last item for the day is the Panasonic SB40 K which shows that we are really impressed with the entire Panasonic range as they include the wet and dry dual function in almost all of their beard trimmer models. The wet and dry function is only accentuated with the fact that it also comes with a rubberized grip that means your device won’t slip out of your hands even if you use slippery foamy gels and creams to make your experience more comfortable. It can also be cleaned with water and is fully immersible in it so using it in the shower is super easy.
The blades are stainless steel and are therefore considered to be a hypoallergenic material they are also wide tipped around the edges to capture the most hair in one go. The sharp and accurate blades even get those low lying hair easily.
Other than that, the device offers 19 precision based settings which make for a very custom beard styling experience. These can be selected via an adjustment dial.
Our final product for the day is yet again another Panasonic masterpiece which is called the ER GB 96. This one is especially designed for the longer hair lengths and tackles them well with its phenomenal 58 cutting lengths.
If a powerful performance is what you are after, that is exactly what you will receive as it works great due to its attachments for detailing and for uniformity in length and detailing.
It captures more hair in one go as it features a blade which is 60 percent wider than most models out there so you won’t have to repeatedly run blades over your skin. Save your skin from damage and save your time.
This efficiency is further boosted by the hypoallergenic stainless steel blades and its 50 minute usage.