Do you want a clean-cut shave but have a tight budget that you are looking for electric shavers under $100? Don’t worry. Today’s review will focus on the top four electric razors on the market. These shavers will give you a smooth, close and comfortable shave without breaking the bank. I am sure that is what we are all after!
This review will look at the: Norelco PowerTouch AT880; Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver; and the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3. Each one of these electric razors sits at less than $100, and they all offer sought after features such as wet/dry technology, pop-up trimmers and cordless use.
After reading this review, and seeing the comparisons, you will be able to make your own decision on what razor suits your lifestyle best.
Other than the $10 difference in price, the PowerTouch AT880’s design is slightly different. It’s silver and black, compared to the blue and black model of the PowerTouch AT830; however, both razors offer similar grips and overall structure.
Dual Precision Heads and Pivot, Flex and Float System – The PowerTouch AT880 features the same Dual Precision heads like the earlier model. The heads feature slots and holes, allowing the device to quickly and comfortably shave both long and short hairs. It should also be noted, consumers find this technology helpful in the curves of the neck area. AT880 offers a Pivot, Flex and Float System that keeps the razor’s heads in close contact with your skin, giving you a fast and efficient shave.
Aquatec Technology – You cannot have a razor today that isn’t waterproof, as it is not convenient to the on-the-go lifestyle. That is why the Norelco PowerTouch AT880 features Aquatec Technology. As stated in the AT330’s review, this technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam (providing extra skin protection) or dry for convenience when you are on the go.
Pop-up Trimmer – The pop-up trimmer is also featured on this device, perfect for small trims such as sideburns or moustaches.
Quick Charge and Battery Life – Thanks to it its lithium-ion battery, the Norelco PowerTouch AT880 offers the quick charge feature, allowing you to get in a quick shave with only a three-minute charging time. It holds 50 minutes of charge, or, depending on how you look at it, 17 days of shaving. What a lifesaver.
Extras – The device comes with a travel pouch, charging base and cleaning brush. The manufacturer recommends swapping the head out for a new one once per year.
Remington also offers a great option in the category of electric shavers under $100 – the F5-5800 Foil Shaver. The look and feel is much different than the first two, including the blade system. With that said, the price is still a steal at under $50, the cheapest on this list.
Cordless and Battery Life – The Remington F5-5800 gives users a 60-minute cordless runtime. That amounts to up to 20 days without a single charge. You can also use the electric razor with or without a cord, making it easy on the go. If you plus this device in for a mere five minutes in the morning, you’ll be good to go.
Pivot and Flex Technology – This Remington model boasts pivot and flex technology. This allows the shaver head to easily adjust while remaining close in contact around your chin, jawline and neck—the areas with the most curve.
Intercept Shaving Technology – The F5-5800 foil shaver also features Intercept Shaving Technology, which is an advanced feature sitting between the razor’s foils to pre-trim the longer hairs on your face, guaranteeing a close shave. Reviewers say this feature works wonders if you haven’t shaved in a few days.
Razor Cleaning – Cleaning your electric razor doesn’t need to be a pain. The Remington F5-5800 has surgical steel blades that are easy to clean. Simply rinse the shaver under water running from your bathroom sink. No time to rinse? This device also comes with a brush to dust out hair and can be used for wet or dry shaving, which I consider a must for my lifestyle.
Extras – Additional features include the pop-up trimmer (just like the two Phillips reviewed above), an LED notification system for charging and an additional option for a two-year warranty on top of the one from the manufacturer covering the basics.
To round out the top four electric shavers under $100, take a look at Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 wet and dry shaver. Another strong brand-name contender, this razor is priced affordable around $65. With more than 4,200 reviews on Amazon.com alone—ranking at 4.5 stars—this razor is a fan favorite.
Panasonic Nanotech Blades and Arc Foil – The Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 offers the signature Panasonic Nanotech Blades made of stainless steel; not one, not two but three of them. The blades are hypoallergenic, giving the shave you want without the irritation. The Nanotech blades up the ante for clean shaves while maintaining comfort. It also features ultra-thin Arc foil, allowing this device to easily navigate your face’s contours, and flexible pivoting head.
Linear Motor – The ES8103S Arc3 is equipped with a high-performance linear motor drive. This gives users 13,000 cuts per minute while maintaining peak power up to the last drop of battery charge.
Battery Charge – Tracking the charge with this Panasonic device is simple. It features a digital display (build into the handle) with 10-stage batter charge meter. You can also keep track of cleaning reminders, charging indicator (for when it is plugged in) and the sonic vibration cleaning mode.
Sonic Vibration Cleaning Mode – The Panasonic ES8103S Arc3’s sonic vibration cleaning mode is an excellent feature. While rinsing under water, simply turn on the cleaning mode function, which produces sonic waves, helping your device get cleanest of the clean.
Extras – The razor’s design, with a 30-degree angle head, has a built-in pop-up trimmer like the other razors featured in this review. The device comes with a foil shaver cover, travel pouch and rechargeable AC adapter; great for travel.
Today’s review featured the Norelco PowerTouch AT830; Norelco PowerTouch AT880; Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver; and the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3. All four devices can be found under $100 and offer similar, important features. They also all have strong online reviews. What is better? As far as Shavers Inc is concerned, they are all contenders for your next electric shaver.