Never has there been more choice for those looking to keep their facial hair in check. From traditional razors to subscription-based startups, and even electric razors , you have many options to keep your face as hair-free or as well-groomed as you’d like.
Panasonic has been in the electric razor game for some time, but each new release sees the company add more features and increase the comfort of your shave. At IFA 2019, Panasonic was showing off their latest top-of-the-range razor, the Panasonic ES-LV97.
The unit comes with five arched cutting blades, which can perform up to 70,000 cutting actions per minute. The central blade trims longer hairs down to length and is enclosed between two lifting foils which raise the hairs on end. The foil on the outer blades is just 42 microns thick, aimed at getting the closest shave possible.
The blades are atop a flexible head, that allows you to follow the contours of your face. It can move in up to 16 directions independently too, so you shouldn’t have to work hard to get to all those hard-to-reach areas. The electric razor has a beard density sensor built-in that polls 220 times per second and adjusts the speed of the blades accordingly.
As anyone who has ever used an electric shaver knows, cleaning and maintenance can be a pain. That’s why the ES-LV97 comes with a cleaning and charging dock. Once you’ve finished shaving, just place the razor head-side down into the dock. The device will start charging immediately, and then you can select whether you want to clean the head, or simply dry it.
The charging dock is convenient and neat, but not altogether necessary; the razor can last up to 50 minutes on a single charge. To replenish the device fully, it only needs one hour in the charging dock.
The Panasonic ES-LV97 will be available from October for €249. If you’d like to keep the cost down, but still get the same excellent shaving performance, the ES-LV67 is the same device, but without the charging dock. The ES-LV67 will also be available from October for €199.