Philips Norelco QS6160 Review, Best Razor plus Trimmer
One of the brands that has made a name for itself in the field of personal hair care is Philips Norelco. While it initially gained attention with its body grooming shavers and its “Norelco Santa” ads, the company actually does come up with a lot of high quality home personal electric products.
The Philips Norelco QS6160, is like a barbershop’s dream all-in-one. It is, basically, your one-stop solution for the morning shave, as well as any of your other hair styling needs. Let’s take more of a look into what exactly it has to offer for the shave of an average Joe.
- Shave and Trim with One Tool
Not only does it work exactly like a regular and straightforward electric shaver, it also give you the ability for more precise beard trimming, side burn styling, and can even be used for goatees or a mustache.
It features 2 ends, actually. One side has the triple – action foil shaver. It may not be the perfect foil shaver, and doesn’t give you the closest shave that other more dedicated foil shavers give, but it won’t cause any irritation on the skin or tugging at the face. It also gives a good “5 o’ clock shadow” look, as opposed to an ultra close shave from other traditional foil shavers.
The grooming end of the Philips Norelco QS6160 has many different attachments and options to make it easier to create the exact hair style you want to create. It sports a zoom wheel so that you can adjust the length you want it cut to, anywhere from 0.5 millimeters to 10 millimeters. You can also use a beard comb to make sure you get a fully even trim, or a detail comb to shave the hard to reach areas, such as around the nose.
The real great feature of this Philips model comes from the other side of this device, where you have the trimmer for longer hairs. It can range from 15 millimeters to 32 millimeters. This is very ideal for styling goatees and sideburns just the way you need them done.
Despite the fact that you are always flipping this device around to get to the right trimmer, it is designed in such a way that it always feels very comfortable in your hand and very easy to maneuver when operating. The lithium battery keeps this unit very lightweight, while holding a very decent charge. It is on the longer end with regards to electric shaving tools, at over 9 inches in length.
- Easy Maintenance
On just a single 1 hour long charge, it can operate for a full 45 minutes, which is very good considering the run times of related products. It also charges on a charging cradle, rather than a cable.
You also won’t have to worry about oiling the blades or anything because of its maintenance free design. All it takes is a quick blow off or a run under the tap water. It is water resistant, so you won’t have to worry about getting it wet, and makes cleaning a lot faster and convenient.
Some downsides to this is the fact that you can’t use it while you charge, but the time of a charge is so low, it really shouldn’t make a difference. The only time this will probably matter is when you’re in a real hurry and forgot to charge it beforehand.
Also, some people prefer a corded charging device over one that requires a cradle. It’s one less thing to have or carry with you when you’re traveling. It does, however come with a storage pouch, so you can keep all of the parts together, and not have to worry about losing pieces to your best beard trimmer 2015.
In summary, if you want something that is versatile and where you can rely on just one tool for your shaving, trimming and grooming needs, this is a good option.