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The Best Electric Body Groomers To Help You Look Your Best

With the advent of new technologies manual, traditional blades have been rendered obsolete for trimming the body. Electric devices have taken over. They’re quite easy to use and will give you a smooth shave in no time. Furthermore, they will cut hairs on areas of your body you wouldn’t dare attack with a naked razor.

So how do you choose a good electric body groomer that suits you? There are lots of them in the market now and choosing one should be a personal sacrifice you’re willing to pay. You should go for the best electric body hair groomers out there, here are 9 of them-

 

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler

First on the list is Gillete’s Fusion ProGlide Styler.

Gillette was in the business of producing men’s shavers for ages. In 2005 they merged with Proctor and Gamble but aren’t totally incapacitated. This time they collaborated with Braun and the partnership resulted in the production of the ProGlide Styler.

This shaver is made in the image of your traditional shaver, with several noticeable considerable improvements. The shaver is fatter which bodes well for it in several ways. Basically, it looks like a dented blue sausage roll with a thin cap serving as the head.

The motor of this product is made by the engineers at Braun. It is popularly called a 3-in-1 body groomer. This is because it comes with 3 exchangeable combs suitable for grooming three different lengths of hair. You put these combs on the head before shaving. It allows you to trim your body on 3 different levels, although it doesn’t mean you can’t use the shaver without these combs. The blades on the head can easily be snapped on and off, and you can replace them easily when they become blunt.

This groomer is great for your face- you can use it to get rid of those uneven stubbles. You can also use it to trim your sideburns, eyelashes and those beards straying out of their boundaries. In addition, you can design lines on your face with this shaver. It’s the total face package. But this doesn’t mean you can’t use it to groom other parts of your body. You’ll just have to be satisfied with what you get. It may not do the job properly and you’ll have to bend at awkward angles some times.

The slim design of the ProGlide Styler gives it an easy grip. You can hold it in your hand firmly, maneuver and shave away without any hassle. It is also waterproof. You don’t have to worry if a little water slips on it. This means you can use it in the shower without any worries. The grip is fantastic – it won’t slip from your palms when it is wet.

As a result it cuts wet hair well, and goes along with shaving gels, creams and foams. It works well on sensitive or delicate areas of the skin as well. And it has been tested and approved by dermatologists. If your skin feels hot after shaving, rinse it with cold water.

This baby is powered by AA battery cartridges. Whenever you want to use it you just slot in the batteries and you’re good to go. When the battery becomes weak, you throw them away and get new ones. One thing though, you have to be careful not to allow water get into the battery compartment, it will damage them.

The only drawback of this shaver is that it doesn’t handle thick hair well nor does it work on really bushy hair. It is at best a trimmer and styler.

Someone who uses it pointed out that it is best used for periodical trimming. Things might be difficult if you allow your hair to over grow before deciding to do some manscaping.

It won’t cut a hole in your pocket either, it goes for 20 dollars.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • It is affordable

Cons

  • Not good for cutting thick hairs

SUPRENT Body Groomer Kit

 

Surpent is one the newest brands in groomer/trimmer products. But this does not make them any worse than other well-known brands.

. Since it is waterproof, you don’t need to hesitate to use this product in the bathroom.This machine comes with 11 combs.  Thanks to its variety of combs, you can enjoy this trimmer not only for body grooming but also for trimming your beard and hairs. Another good side of Surpent is replacing the cutter with ease. It has a very useful dock that keeps all the combs together and your groomer ready for its next mission.Even though it does not have a history like its competitors, Surpent is one of the best body groomers that you need to consider.

 

Philips Norelco BG2020

Philips is a big company that specializes in many health technologies. The firm has been around for dozens of years, launching several products to improve the quality of life and generally move humanity forward. The firm’s Norelco BG (BodyGrooming) series are quite popular. There are more than 10 shavers and trimmers in this series and the BG2020 is one of them.

The BG2020 is an old model in the Philips Norelco body grooming series. It was first launched over a decade ago and isn’t very popular nowadays. Nevertheless, it has its uses for those who know how to use it.

This body groomer is specially designed for men to trim hairs all over the body. You can use it to shave your face, armpits or back- as long as you can reach there comfortably. According to Philips, you can get a close shave in one stroke with this shaver, even if you have long hair.

The unit comes with some tools that get this done easily. That is why 3 combs designed to cut hairs as long as 3, 5 or 7 millimeters are included in the kit. The BG2020 has integrated self-sharpening blades at both sides of its head. This also helps it to give you a close shave.

The device sports a curvy design which gives it its good grip. This way it will not slide out of your hand easily. It’s worthy to mention that the device works well in wet and dry conditions. It is 100 percent waterproof, which means you can use it in the shower without damaging it.

This makes cleaning it easy. You can rinse the device under the faucet after a trimming session. It works great on all parts of the body but areas with less hair might be hard to shave. You can replace the shaving foil head if it ever gets faulty easily as well. And the accompanying bag contains kits like cleaning brush, hanging cord and so on which definitely come in handy.

One major drawback of the BG2020 is the power system. The device is cordless, which in its own way is a good thing. You get to manscape without being shackled to a socket. However, the battery lasts for about 50 minutes on a full charge. This translates to maybe 3 or 4 trimming sessions before you’ll need to charge it again, and that’s where the problem is.

You’ll need to jazz this tool for 8 good hours for it to be fully charged. There’s a charging dock and all where you can store it easily but is this enough? Eight hours of charge translates to 50 minutes of manscaping. The equation is not balanced.

What if one day you say to yourself, “heck, I’m trimming all the hairs on my body today.” You use the fully charged device and after 50 minutes the power goes off. Who wouldn’t be infuriated? I know I will, especially when I’ll need to jazz it for another 8 hours before I can use it for another 50 minutes.

However, if you’re the type that just need to shave for 10, 15 minutes the device is great. It cuts all types of hairs, has self-sharpening blades, and is really cheap. It goes for around $15.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Gets clogged quickly

Philips Norelco BG2028/42

This is another old model in the Philips Norelco series. It is similar to its sibling, the BG2020 with some upgrades in efficiency and effectiveness. It has been further upgraded from the 2028/42 and is now referred to as the Norelco Bodygroom 3100 showerproof body groomer.

This device is specially made for shaving hairs from the neck down. This means you can use it on your back, shoulders, chest and abs, underarms, groin and legs as well. It is a multipurpose device. You can use it to shave as well as trim those hairs.

There are three combs to cut hairs as long as 3, 5 and 7 millimeters, like the BG2020. And the head, which contains self-sharpening blades, is designed to cut long and short hairs effectively in one stroke, although this isn’t always the case.

Another good thing about this trimmer is that it comes with an hypo-allergenic foil and pearl tips that prevent skin irritation and makes it useable on sensitive skins. The device is also water-resistant, which makes for good cleaning. After you’re done shaving, you can rinse the device in water and store it for next time.

It has the same drawback as the BG2020- it takes 8 hours to be fully charged and lasts for 50 minutes thereafter. However, there’s a new addition in this department, which comes in the form of an LCD screen. So once your battery is getting low the screen will indicate so you can charge it. The battery light is green when the batter is full and will blink orange when you have ten minutes of usage left.

Like its sibling, this device comes with a charging dock where you can charge it overnight and use the next day. And you don’t have to worry about how to charge it when you are out of the country. The charging system works with voltages used all over the world, and you don’t need to oil the device as well.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Works okay on sensitive skins

Cons

  • 8 hour charge time

Philips Norelco BG 2030 BodyGroom Plus

Here’s another body trimmer that has been making headway for years. It has now been reformed with the name BG2030/2060 BodyGroom Plus body groomer. It is designed to be used all over the body, face and groin included.

Like its other products, Philips said the Norelco 2030 is a high-performance trimmer. It is 32 millimeters wide and will capture all the hairs in one stroke, it said. This is true, the device actually gives you a close shave, although you will have to go over the same area a few times to complete the job.

A major upgrade over the BG2020 and BG2028 is the comb that lets you cut hairs of different lengths. This time the comb is built onto the head such that you’ll only have to slide it up or down for the desired length of hair you need to cut. This is more flexible and less cumbersome. There are 5 integrated length settings available up to 11 millimeters.

Included in the bag is a fast extra-large (XL) trimming comb which you can use to trim bushy areas. There’s also a new extra-sensitive (XS) trimming comb that makes trimming hairs in the armpit and “down there” comfortable.

Like its other siblings, the device is good to go during dry or wet conditions. You can use it on wet or dry hair and certainly in the shower. This also makes cleaning easier. It bulges a bit in the middle, which makes a good case for firm gripping.

The device also spends 8 hours in its charging stand before its full, and a full charge will get you going for 50 minutes of uninterrupted trimming. When the battery becomes low, there’s an LED light indicator that prompts you to charge it.

The charging stand also makes storage convenient and easy. You can arrange and store the accessories in the charging stand as well, to keep them from getting lost.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Special trimming combs for sensitive and busy areas of the skin

Cons

  • You have to pass over an area multiple times for complete shaving

Philips Norelco BG2040/34

This is one of the best bodygroomers Philips has produced. It has been upgraded over the years and is now referred to as the Norelco Bodygroom 7100 Showerproof body groomer.

It is an all-in-one body trimmer. An integrated trimmer is built on one end of the device while a contour-following shaver adorns the other side of the head. This 3D pivoting head ensures that you get a close shave whenever you use the device.

It also comes with self-sharpening blades, like the other devices in the body grooming series. And the rounded tips deliver a smooth touch to your skin while the sharp edges do their job.

The device is designed like an elongated cylinder, with the middle part curved and made out of rubber to allow for a comfortable grip. The shaving element is an integrated foil with two pre-trimmers.

Like the 2030 it comes with 5 length settings to cut different lengths of hair. You can adjust the settings on the head of the shaver. It is water resistant as well, and you can use it in the shower as well as rinse it in water after each use.

The battery is the major improvement over other Norelco models. It becomes fully charged in one hour and will work for 50 minutes uninterrupted. Furthermore, it comes with a quick charge feature. This way, if you charge it for 10 minutes, you get to use it for ten minutes before it goes off. There’s also an LED display which displays the battery status and blinks orange when there’s just 10 minutes of usage left.

However, Philips is yet to perfect this battery technology and there has been several complains that it doesn’t work well.

Lastly, the device is cordless and comes with a storage and charge stand like other shavers in the series.

Pros

  • It has a soft touch.
  • Good on sensitive skin
  • 3D pivoting head for a close shave
  • Improved battery and charge system

Cons

  • Battery issues

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

Mangroomer is a company that touts itself as the future of men’s grooming. They are the manufacturers of several manscaping devices, including the Ultimate Pro Back Shaver. This device has been around for about ten years and has seen considerable improvements and modifications along the way.

The Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver is a do-it-yourself cordless machine and is made mainly to shave the hairs on your back. This is the hardest part of the body to shave, and that is why this device is unique. If you grow lots of hair on your back and want to get rid of them, this device is for you.

The device has an extendable and adjustable handle lock which allows you to easily access your back and shave away. This way you can reach the hairs on every nook and corner of your back. Once you swing this trimmer over your shoulder onto your back, you lock it in one place with an extension lock button and do your thing.

The extendable handle opens for as wide as 135 degrees. The neck of the shaver head is flexible and is fitted with some shock absorbers so they don’t get destroyed immediately you swing the device onto your back.

Furthermore, it has two interchangeable shaving heads that aids efficiency. One is mainly for trimming thick hairs on your back while the other caters for shorter hairs and delivers a closer shave. So you can use the first head to trim down bushy hair and then finish things off with the second one. It also features a soft rubberized grip which helps with the shaving process.

A new Power Burst button has been added to the mix. It basically invigorates the shaver to cut hairs on areas with very thick or coarse hair. In addition to this, the device now sports a quick charge feature which allows it to charge quickly. There’s also a battery indicator that goes red when the battery is charging and green when it is fully charged. Mangroomer didn’t say how long the battery lasts but it should work for an hour on a full charge.

Lastly, the device isn’t heavy but that’s not a problem. Don’t be discouraged when the package arrives and you find that it is light, it works wonders.

Pros

  • Unique do-it-yourself design
  • Great for shaving back hairs.
  • Flexible usage

Cons

  • Could be tough on sensitive skin

Here’s another product from Mangroomer, this time a body shaver. The cordless device can be used to trim all the hairs on every part of the body but is more suitable to be used on the neck downward. You can use it to shave, style, trim and groom all areas of your body including the chest, legs, armpits and groin.

Its mode of operation is like its other sibling. The head comes with two removable shavers- one for trimming and the other for a close smooth shave. These two shavers also come with shock absorbers for some reason.

If you want to use this device to shave your balls, it’s advisable to do it in a number of steps. First, get into the squatting position. Use the trimming head to cut a little off the hair before using the other one for a close shave- that’s if you want to go full bald.

It also has a flexible neck and the Power Burst feature for cutting through thick, dense patches of hair. The propivot head is fitted with a comb that aids the precise trimming of 7 hair lengths. The lowest setting is as low as 1/16th of an inch, which works wonders on the armpit. The stainless blades are hypoallergenic, so they work well on sensitive areas of the body.

Another good thing about this device is that it is 100 percent water proof. This means it can work on wet and dry hair. It also means you can use it in the shower without worrying about damaging it. This means you can clean it with water after shaving. The body is designed in such a way that the middle section is complete rubber. This gives the device a firm grip, which allows you to great control and durability during shaving.

The device also supports fast-recharging with an LED indicator telling you the battery level. It alerts you when it is fully charged and when it’s running out of charge. A full charge usually takes 3-4 hours and lasts for about 30 minutes. It comes with a charging stand as well.

It is cheaper than the Philips Norelco bodygroomer series and comes with a full 2-year warranty.

Pros

  • Power Burst feature
  • Rubberized grip
  • Cordless

Cons

  • Problem with charging

Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S

Panasonic has a hand in everything. They’re there when you talk about flat screen TVs and cellphones. They’re also there when it concerns body groomers. The Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S Hair and Body Trimmer attests to this. The device is designed to trim hairs on all parts of the body but is especially good for the beards.

This device has gotten lots of accolades. It was the winner of the 2013 Men’s Health Award. It was rated on The Men’s Room and reviewed on Crave and Men’s Journal with the caption “How to Tame a Wild Beard.”

Its standout feature that you wouldn’t find on other trimmers is its 19-length settings. The device can precisely cut hairs of 19 different lengths. You can choose to cut your hair from as low as 1 millimeter to 10 millimeters. And get this- the settings can be easily adjusted. This is especially handy when you want to trim your beards. The comb can take care of really coarse beards.

The device has an ergonomic design. The middle part is curved and made with rubber, giving you a rubberized masculine grip. This way you have a great control and it won’t slip out of your palm when you’re using it.

The device sports sharp forty-five degrees blades made out of stainless steel. These enable it to cut close to your skin without irritations. It trims wet or dry hair and there’s an opening that allows water to flow freely through it. You run water through this outlet after every use to clean it. This makes maintenance really easy. It is also a time saver.

The Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S is a cordless device. This means it runs on a battery. If you need to shave for longer hours, you need to plug the battery in its charging stand. The device has an indicator that tells you when it is charging by glowing red.

One big drawback of the device is that it takes fifteen hours to be fully charged. That’s a lot.

Another bad thing is that you won’t be able to replace the battery once it’s dead. That sucks.

Pros

  • Easy to adjust 1 – 10 mm length settings
  • Good for trimming the beard

Cons

  • Irreplaceable battery
  • Long charging hour. It takes 15 hours to be fully charged

 

Bonus

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 1100

Most of the time, simple is good. Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 1100 is a great example for that quote. With its lightweight and battery powered system which lasts 2 months, you won’t have to worry about your body hairs during your vacations or long trips.Norelco 11 has 3mm combs and bi-directional trimmer makes grooming easier. I definitely suggest you consider this simple groomer if you are traveling a lot.

Buying Criteria

Before we meet these best electric body groomers there are things you need to consider before buying one.

Versatility – The hair on the parts of the body differs from each other in many ways. Some are longer than the rest while some are thicker and stronger. Before buying a shaver you need to ask yourself- will this shaver be able to take care of the ones that you’re interested in shaving? Can you use this shaver on your armpit as well as your back or chest? Is it versatile enough?

Some shavers are better at trimming a certain area of the body than the other. If you’re buying this certain shaver, you should not be disappointed if it doesn’t work well on other parts of your body. However, most of these shavers are made to groom hairs on all parts of the body, so you’re covered.

Durability –  You should know how sturdy the electric shaver you want to buy is. Can it work on wet hair as well as dry hair? Is it waterproof or not? Some of these shavers are waterproof and you can use them in the shower but you have to be careful not to allow water get into its battery compartment.

Cord/Cordless – Here I’m talking about power. Do you need a cordless body groomer, a corded one or one that runs on batteries? These three types of shavers have their unique advantages and disadvantages.

Like its name implies, a cordless body groomer is one which you can detach the cord and use. It gives you freedom to move around while shaving. The corded shaver must always be attached to a power outlet for you to use it. Battery-powered body groomers run on batteries, mostly AA batteries. You insert the battery when you want to shave and remove it when you’re done. That way you conserve power.

Maintenance – This is another thing you should think about before coughing out cash for a body groomer. Some of these shavers come with a cleaning system that will make your life better. They come with kits that will help you with the cleaning process. Other body groomers don’t come with a cleaning system. You’ll have to do that manually by yourself.

Furthermore, some of these body groomers aren’t washable- you’ll need to do that with a dry cloth or a cleaning brush. If you don’t do this you risk having skin rashes and irritation.

Think about the maintenance as well. How easy or hard will it be for you to take care of this little baby?

Ergonomics – How does the material fit and feel in your palm? You need something you can grip well. You should go for shavers that you can easily use to reach the remotest part of your body, like your back, and cut that unwanted hair off.

Replaceable Parts – Another issue you need to consider is how replaceable the parts of the body groomer is. Parts of these machines- blades and foils, wear out over a long period of time. Actually, you’ll need to replace these parts once or twice a year to enjoy a pleasurable shave. How easy can you get the replacements?

Budget/Price – I saved the best for the last. You have to get something in the range of your budget. Cut your coat according to your size. However, don’t be shy to splash the cash if only a few bucks more are needed for you to buy a better body groomer.

It is better to buy something a little more expensive that lasts for a long time than to get a cheap body groomer that gets damaged in no time.

 

In conclusion, you have to look at your pocket, what you want and the market before making a choice.

All of these shavers are waterproof to some extent. They can all work on wet and dry hairs so you can shave in the shower with ease.

They all have variable trimming level settings as well. If you will always trim thick bushy hair, go for the one with a high range of cutting, like the Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S.

Conclusion

These body groomers are all good. They have their good and bad sides.

The ManGroomer back shaver is the best if you want to get rid of hairs on your back. You have to be careful though if you have a sensitive skin. Be patient and take things slowly or you’ll end up with bruises and lots of irritation thereafter. Its sibling is also great and gives you a good value for your money.

The Philips Norelco series are fantastic and get the job done but you’ll have to make several passes to get a real close shave. They also have the issue of charging. A full charge can take as long as 8 hours and everything is dissipated in 50 minutes. To me, this doesn’t bode well. They tried to counter this problem with the BG 2040/34 but the tech isn’t perfect. Maybe with time, they’ll get the hang of it.

The body groomer from Panasonic is only good for a period of time. Get ready to get rid of it as long as the battery gives up the ghost.

Finally, be wise with your choice. It is always advisable to go a little further to get something that fits you better. Don’t worry about the cash, it won’t hurt if you splurge a few extra bucks to get something that works for you.

Also, note the drawbacks of these devices. It will save you a lot of time and money.

Good luck and happy shopping!

 

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