Men do shave a lot. At least once or twice a week, men tend to shave and style around beards to keep themselves attractive and sexy. Nevertheless, trimming is easily done with a lot of available products to help you with this procedure. Consequently, the main problem happens after shaving. It’s an important reminder to clean your trash after shaving. But nonetheless, we couldn’t deny that most men suck at cleaning.
Aside from that, there are times that we are running out of time and we tend to forget to clean the trimmed hairs in the floor or lavatory. That is why the Philips Norelco has developed a new trimmer that will make your shaving and cleaning easier. Now we are presenting to you, the Philips Norelco Series 7200 with innovative lift & trim technology as below.
Do you want to know more about this device? Then, check this review to find out more together.
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 7200 Review
This trimmer blends with a silver and black housing are mainly fabricated from a plastic and metal body and self-sharpening steel blades for efficient cutting without worrying oil maintenance. This 14.4 ounce is innovated with trim and lift technology that ensures a painless yet effective trimming without missing any single spot. Measuring about 2.4 x 5.9 x 10.4 inches, it is finished astoundingly preventing any fingerprint or watermark into the device.
Upon looking the device, you’ll immediately identify the plastic transparent chamber which is visibly incorporated with a blue motor and fan to pull out efficiently hair after trimming. Nevertheless, this integrated vacuum system precisely captures about 90% of hair done after shaving. Below this chamber, lies the power button and a grained scroll wheel with a LED interface that displays 20 adjustable length settings from 0.5-10 mm with 0.5 mm precision.
It operates using a lithium-ion battery that operates for 80 minutes of cordless utilization. It has a charging duration of 1 hour using an AC adapter that runs to voltage ranges from 100 to 240 V. At its bottom, there lies a charging socket to plug in the adapter as needed. Not directly visible, there is a LED indicator at the bottom in the rear of the device. This indicator will turn orange when the device goes low battery. Likewise, the device could be used plugged in, cordless, or in wet operation.
The device incorporates two trimmer attachments specifically standard and detail trimmer head, and three combs, respectively the adjustable beard, large and medium detail combs that are easily attached and used accordingly for specific purposes.
Aside from the trimmer and the combs, the package of the device includes a travel bag and a small cleaning brush to facilitate the operation. We have also written a complete guide about the best stainless steel beard trimmers.
Specs and Features of Philips Norelco Series 7200:
a. Design and Material of Construction (3/5)
Untypical to its predecessors, the Philips Norelco 7200 comes with a new design incorporating a newly integrated vacuum chamber into its system. Though it’s intuitively designed with a mixture of metal and plastic casing, users felt that it’s still flimsy and awkward with the vacuum chamber on its center. Aside from that, the combs and attachments are not readily reliable into the operation.
b. Battery and Charging Operation (5/5)
There’s really nothing to complain about this function. Either way, you could use corded or cordless depending on your choice. It is operated using a lithium-ion battery governing an 80-minute cordless use and an intuitive one-hour charging. Nevertheless, this is impressive as to most shavers encompasses an 8-hour charging. Aside from that, it includes an easy to read LED indicator just behind the device itself.
c. Shaving Quality and Operation (4/5)
Not the closest shave yet the device gives you a decent one as needed from day to day activities. It does well with both stubble and long hairs, though the attachments are not reliable for long-term utilization. As to the process itself, you’ll be having a bit hard time on figuring out all by yourself. The manual seems confusing but with practice and deep understanding, you’ll be able to do it. Also, it’s really not noisy upon utilizing the device for which is an advantage since a lot of shavers nowadays are quite loud.
d. Cleaning Operation (5/5)
This is the specialty of this device so let’s give it a big five for incorporating a vacuum chamber. It’s quite innovative for the manufacturer to include this feature, being able to help greatly a lot of its users. But nonetheless, its still isn’t perfectly executed with few lapses. As known, 90% is only filtered by this device and the rest will be catered by the user. Also, the chamber is flimsy, easily get damage. Also, the chamber is not that easy to clean using the brush and cleaning tool given. Though, it is a good thing that the device could be easily soaked into the water. Despite all of that, let’s give it still a five for the cleaning mechanism.
e. Add-ons (4/5)
Basically, it has everything you needed from a travel bag, trimmer attachments and combs, a brush and a cleaning tool for the chamber. But nonetheless, few users felt like the travel bag seems useless since it’s quite small for the size of the device. The brush and the cleaning tool is a bit unreliable at times though. Let’s just give it a four for a complete package shaving system.
f. Price (4/5)
As to its price, definitely, the device would be a bit expensive to buy with. It belongs to those mid-range trimmer devices available in the market. Nevertheless, its price is worth of purchase with all the features that it incorporates from the battery operation to the one of a kind vacuum chamber system.
If you are looking for a beard trimmer that induces a convenient cleaning operation, then this device is for you. Nonetheless, it has a bit complicated trimming operation though readily understandable upon further operation. The material of construction could be a slight off to some, but there are still users who find it totally fine with the quality and price you’ll get with the device. Overall, the device is worthy of purchase with a decent shaving quality and an average price tag.
p.s: Other review of the Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 9100 Model bt9285/41.