One of the biggest fashion statements today is letting your beard grow out in a wild fashion. Whether this has been helped along by the popularity of Duck Dynasty or just the overall feeling that beards are in fashion again, there are more men wearing full bears than ever before.
Despite the number of beards seen on men around the world today, there is still a large need for many men to have an electric beard trimmer. Many of these electric beard trimmers can also be used to maintain your mustache, eyebrow hair and even the hair on top of your head.
An electric beard trimmer is a razor that runs on either a rechargeable battery or AA batteries. These trimmers can be found in different sizes and feature different accessories, but all help you to attain the main goal of cleaning and organizing the hair on your face.
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|Philips Norelco BG2040/34 Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro Grooming System, Black / Silver||CDN$ 109.95||4|
|Philips Norelco QT4070 Vacuum Beard, Stubble and Pro Mustache Trimmer||CDN$ 84.35||4|
|Philips QG3360/16 Multigroom Plus||CDN$ 49.53||3.5|
|Wahl 9854-600 Lithium Ion All-In-One Trimmer||CDN$ 54.12||3.5|
|Wahl Professional 8081 5-star Series Detailer Powerful Rotary Motor Trimmer||CDN$ 69.69||4|
|Braun Cruzer 5 Beard Trimmer, 1 Count||CDN$ 52.50||4|
|Conair GMT900C i-Stubble Trimmer||CDN$ 64.96||3.5|
|Remington MB4040TCDN Litium Ion Powered Mustache and Beard Trimmer||CDN$ 39.34||4.5|
|Philips TT2040/32 Bodygroom Pro with 3D Pivoting Head||CDN$ 70.57||4.5|
|Panasonic ER224S All-in-One Cordless Hair and Beard Trimmer (Silver)||CDN$ 39.99||4.5|
Advantages of Using an Electric Beard Trimmer
When you try to decide between an electric beard trimmer and a razor, one of the biggest advantages you would have with an electric unit would be your ability to easily and quickly shave your beard. When you use a traditional electric hair trimmer, the biggest downfall might be the mess that is often left on your bathroom vanity. Trimmer manufacturers have known about this problem and have started producing trimmers that have a vacuum built in to collect loose particles.
How do I find the right trimmer ?
There are so many electric beard trimmers on the market, so it can be difficult to pick what the best is for you. The easiest way to decide which unit you should purchase would be to determine what your needs are and base your decision off that.
If you need to travel often, you might want to find a trimmer that comes with a carrying case that allows you to neatly organize and keep all the accessories together. Accessories are another factor that can help you determine which trimmer to get. Most beard trimmers come with numerous accessories including guides, oils and brushes.
Another important thing to consider when picking out your next beard trimmer is the type of battery and how long it takes to charge. For those that will need to be on the go often with their trimmer, this will be the most important aspect of your trimmer purchase.
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The first thing that you need to look at with the Remington MB4040TCDN Litium Ion Powered Mustache and Beard Trimmer is that battery. Instead of the typical rechargeable battery, this unit has a lithium ion powered battery, which lasts longer than traditional batteries and charges faster than the rest. To be exact, this shaving trimmer for men can be used for 120 minutes after being fully charged.
The Remington MB4040 is one of the best electric beard trimmers available and is also one of the most versatile. It can be used as often to clear off that ZZ Top beard, plus you can also use it to maintain and clean up your goatee and mustache. To do this, all you do is change the blade head of the unit, which is easy to do. This trimmer has nine length settings that are easy to change to and from and overall make this trimmer a perfect tool in your fight to maintain a clean-cut look.
Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S
The Panasonic name isn’t necessarily one that most people will immediately think of a beard trimmer for, but after trying out the ER-GB40-S, it will be the last brand of beard trimmer you ever buy. This is a versatile trimmer that can be used wet or dry and features a hypoallergenic stainless steel blade. The blade is set to cut hair at a 45 degree angle, which gives your face a crisp and clean look every time you use it.
The one thing that sets this trimmer apart from the rest is the fact that all the guides that are usually considered accessories on other trimmers are part of the actual trimmer here. Whether you want to give yourself a stubble look or just clean up your two-month beard, you can easily and quickly adjust the length settings with a turn of a dial. This easy to use dial is what makes this trimmer an all-in-one unit that can be used on your head, on your beard or even to clean up your body hair and with 19 different length settings; you can get whatever look you desire.
With a 15-hour charge, you will be able to get 50 minutes of usage time with this rechargeable battery. One thing some may wonder about this unit being used in water is the drainage. There is a built-in water hole that allows water to run through the device and not get held up anywhere.
Philips Norelco QT4014/42
The king of electric beard trimmers for most men is Philips Norelco. With the release of each electric beard trimmer, they produce a trimmer that is better than the last. They also always seem to come up with new ideas before other manufacturers companies do. When you look at which two units are closest to each other, it would be this Norelco trimmer and the Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S. This trimmer comes with 20 precise built-in settings that allow you to trim your beard and hair with just a single touch of a button.
The trimmer has a unique design that gives you the most precise cuts when regardless of if you are shaping, edging or trimming. The blades on this trimmer are titanium coated and are self-sharpening, which not only give you a great cutting experience, but also makes maintenance easy to handle.
The trimmer head is considered skin friendly and the cutting element helps to avoid irritation and is gentle on your skin. The trimmer was also built with an ergonomic design that makes it easy to hold – whether wet or dry – and is optimized for cleaning up your facial hair.
One aspect of this beard trimmer that I enjoy the most is the quick charge feature. How many times have you gone to your trimmer in the morning and as soon as you turn it on, the battery died? With this trimmer, there is a quick charge option that can get you 50 minutes of usage time in just one hour.
Fusion Proglide 3-In-1 Styler 1
Of all the beard trimmers on this list, this is the one that has the most unique look. This is a slim unit that is easy to move around your face to give you the look you want each time. This unit was built with the “trim with Braun” technology that works with the contours of your face to give you the ultimate look. This ProGlide trimmer comes with three different guides that allow you to cut your beard to whatever length you want and when you use the trimmer without the guides, you will get crisp and fine lines to whatever thickness you want.
This trimmer can be used wet or dry, which means you can use it in the shower to save time each morning and it is easy to clean off. When you buy this unique beard trimmer, you will get the unit itself, the three guides, three combs, a ProGlide power cartridge and an organizer to keep your tools handy in your bathroom. For it to work efficiently, you will also need to purchase Gillette Fushion ProGlide gel and razor blade refills.
Wahl Trimmer Mustache & Beard
Wahl is another reliable and trusted name in beard trimmers and this travel trimmer is perfect for any occasion. The first thing you may notice about this unit is its ergonomic contour design that not only feels comfortable in your hand, but is also easy to hold when your hands are wet or dry.
The blades on this trimmer are also top of the line quality, as they are precision ground and self-sharpening, eliminating the extra work. There is also a six position guide that makes detailing and edging easy to do.
This is a great trimmer to use at home, but it is one that is meant to be used on the go. Since those looking to travel with their trimmers don’t want to worry about something like a battery charger, this trimmer operates on two AA batteries. As someone who would rather use a trimmer with AA batteries instead of a rechargeable battery, I can attest to the fact that you don’t miss out on power or fine detailing ability.
I have used a Wahl trimmer with the same two AA batteries for more than two years without them completely draining. The one warning I would give is to be careful with the plastic guides. They can break if you don’t put them on straight.