Panasonic Pro-Curve ES-RW30S Review

Think Twice

This foil shaver comes with all the right features but reviewers complain that it just doesn't cut it. Even with the pop-up trimmer and option for a wet or dry shave, this cordless rechargeable model disappoints.

Many Panasonic Pro-Curve ES-RW30S reviews mention dissatisfaction with the ability of this cordless foil shaver to remove hair effectively. Some posts at Amazon assert that anything more than a little stubble is too much for the Panasonic Pro-Curve to manage. The weak performance holds whether facial hairs are short or long or the skin wet or dry, reviewers contend. And with just a charging base but no cord to plug in, Panasonic Pro-Curve ES-RW30S reviews caution about the possibility of the battery dying in the midst of a shave or just as you're about to start. Moreover, some user posts at Newegg grumble about the model's limited battery life -- up to 21 minutes with a 15-hour charge, according to the manufacturer -- even as others assert that it holds its own for a week of shaves. And while marketing materials tout the ultra-thin foils, some users report finding holes within a few months.

And yet, the Panasonic Pro-Curve (starting at $30, Amazon) has its share of fans. These users assert the shaver gets in close, doesn't pull, and gets the job done quickly. The docking station also draws a shout-out from men who are thrilled to be rid of cords altogether.

The Pro-Curve ES-RW30S features two floating blades and pivoting foil heads, as well as a pop-up trimmer. An indicator light clues you in when a charge is needed. This model carries a two-year limited warranty.

This shaver comes with appealing features, but reviewers convincingly suggest that you could do far better for the money.

Emily Lugg

Emily Lugg is a freelance writer and writing tutor in the Writing Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Always looking for the best investment for her family at the cheapest price, Emily uses research and consumer reviews as her sharpest tools for the savviest shopping.

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