The Philips Norelco Multigroom 3000 comes as a single package for all your shaving needs. It was initially designed to help men shave facial hair, but it can still be used by women to shave legs and arms. The high number of attachments allow men to shave beards, moustache, nose and ear. Each comb is designed to follow the contours of your body, allowing you to shave close. When you need to trim your beard, you can adjust the combs to different lengths. Plus, the blades are self-sharpening; all you need to do is ensure the machine is charged and well cleaned.
The strengths of this shaver outweigh the weaknesses, ensuring that it gives value for money. It is an all-in-one shaver/trimmer offered at an affordable price. Beginners as well as experienced shavers can use this unit, seeing that it is created easy to use.
Features and Main Uses
One of the strengths of this shaver is in its attachments. With purchase, you are offered seven combs with seven comb settings. This makes the shaver highly versatile, letting you shave and trim the exact style you need. The tempered steel blades fitted in this shaver are self-sharpening. The blades remain sharp and easy to maintain. The precision of the steel blades allow you to shave clean with straight lines, and trim your beard evenly even when you have thick hair. All this occurs without irritating the skin. It is arguably one of the best beard trimmers.
A full-metal trimmer is offered, allowing you to trim edges and finish your beard to the exact style that you need. A nose and ear trimmer is offered with a narrow end; this lets you clip the hair in your nose and your ears without nicks and cuts. Even for a person who is shaving or trimming for the first time, the attachments are easy to install and easy to use. Besides the trimmers, you are offered three hair guards to shape your hair cut. The reinforced hair cutting guards are sturdy and easy to use.
Three beard guards accompany the shaver, allowing you to shave evenly without buckling and bending. Again, the beard guards are easy to install and easy to use. Besides, a stubble guard comes with the unit, enhancing the creation of a good stumbled look. Each unit is powered by a lithium ion battery, which is rechargeable. This battery offers up to 60 minutes of cordless use. When you need to shave or trim fast, you can quick-charge the unit for 2 minutes and get to enjoy a single cordless shave.
The blades and the guards are water resistant. This makes the attachments washable and easy to maintain. All the components of this shaver are created with high quality materials, for durability. The great geometry of the unit gives you great control when you are shaving or trimming.
- Highly Versatile: You are offered 13 attachments to shave your beard to precision. This makes the unit ideal for those with short beards and those with long beards; those who need to shave clean and those who need to shape their beards. The attachments include full-size trimmer, 6 trimming guards for hair and beard, stubble guard, cleaning brush, and a travel pouch. These attachments do not need oil to maintain them; they are water resistant, for easy washing.
- Precision Shaving: The Philips Norelco Multigroom 3000 is engineered with DualCut technology. This ensures that the blades are two times sharper than standard shavers/trimmers. The technology allows the steel blades to sharpen themselves as they shave. Two years of using this unit, the blades will still be as sharp as they were on day one of use.
- Easy to Use: The blades and the attachments are easy to attach and detach. As long as you know the attachment/comb to use for different shaving needs, you are good to go.
- Affordable Price: There are only a few electric shavers that will offer all the features of the Philips Norelco Multigroom 3000 and still cost less than $20. The low price of the unit makes it affordable and makes it appeal to a high number of users.
- Generous Warranty: The manufacturer allows you 45 days to try the shaver. After this, you can choose to return it and get a refund or continue using. According to users, the money-back guarantee from Philips Norelco is real. Again, each unit is covered by a 2-year warranty within which period you can return units with design defects.
- Long Charging Time: The lithium-ion battery of this unit takes eight hours to charge. While a 2-minute quick charge will last you one shave, you will have to wait for eight hours to get one hour of cordless shaving.
- No digital display: While the digital display is not a must-have for most people, it comes in handy to show the status of the battery, especially when you need to travel. The only light on this shaver comes up when you are charging, shows you when you need to charge, and when the battery is fully charged.
- High number of attachments may be confusing to first-time users: With up to 7 combs, you may not know which attachment to use where, especially when you are shaving for the first time. Some units are offered with a single comb that slides on the head of the shaver, making them easy to use.
- Not waterproof: You can only shave dry; forget creams and gels. Even though you will get great results shaving dry, a machine that is washable appeals to many people.
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You are offered everything you need to groom including combs, trimmers, charger, cleaning brush and a travel pouch. You will not need to buy any accessory unless the ones you are offered break. The head of this unit lasts at least three years of consistent use. A user manual accompanies this shaver, letting you get started with ease.
Besides the few weaknesses, this machine has found favor with a high number of users. It has some premium features and comes at a reasonable price. You can use it for clean shaving or use it to trim your hair to a shape of your choice. Even better, the unit is designed ergonomic and with a high number of attachments, for versatility.
Users, however, complain about the shaver’s battery, which takes a long time to charge only to last for 60 minutes.
The Philips Norelco Multigroom 3000 offers great value for money. You do not need two separate shavers to meet your shaving needs; this shaver comes as a complete package and at a price that is affordable. While it is missing a few features found in expensive shavers, it performs great.
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