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Most men with facial hair nowadays want to keep it well groomed. To obtain a professional look, it is essential that you use a beard trimmer that can do the job professionally and efficiently.
One of the best hair trimming tools for this job is the Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper which we will be reviewing in this post.
Panasonic ER-GP80-S : Review Box
Value for Money
Now this product isn't cheap compared to most clippers found on the market, so the main question we will be answering will be is it worth the higher price tag?
The Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper, is one of the most in-demand men’s grooming products on the market today. This hair clipper has a lot to offer and has been developed by one of the main names in innovation: Panasonic.
The Brand - Panasonic
Panasonic is a name brand that really needs no explanation. They are innovators, they are dreamers, and they always want to push the envelope when it comes to technology.
They are the developers of fantastic items that enhance your home living, from television sets to appliances for the kitchen and more recently they put their research efforts also into male and female grooming products.
The main goal at Panasonic is to use the power of technology to make their products innovative and superior in every way possible. So, does the Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper live up to expectations? Is it worth the more expensive price tag than other hair clippers on the market today?
The Product - Panasonic ER-GB80-S
This Hair and body trimmer has a variety of features to make your grooming experience one that is easy, comfortable and as complete as possible.
As with all Panasonic devices, they have set really high standards for this clipper to ensure it is reliable and most of all, comfortable to use.
It comes with an astounding 39 adjustable clipper and trimmer settings, to give you maximum customization for grooming your body, both on the face, the hair and on other parts.
Our Review of the Panasonic ER-GB80-S
This hair cutting machine is a hybrid capable of being used both as a hair clipper or as a body and beard trimmer.
So, while the price may be higher than other clippers on the market you are, in fact, getting two different machines in one. A trimmer and a clipper.
Now the math really starts to make sense, and if you think about it, this machine is more convenient then having two separate units. Less gadgets to store in your bathroom cabinet, but it may even turn out to cheaper if you usually use both types of machines.
This dual-use trimmer that can be used in corded or cordless mode. Designed ergonomically in a way so as to optimise ease of handling and effectiveness of the cut.
In fact, I've never come across another clipper that has so many design features to allow for user convenience. Let's take a look at what these are.
- The body has a rubberized grip along each side so as to make it easy to grip and not slip from your hands while in use
- The LED panel just above the power button shows you the battery charge level.
- A quick-adjust dial on the trimmer allows you to change the size of the cut length with just the flick of your thumb.
- There is a large on & off power button on the front of the device which makes it easy to turn on or off while in use.
Panasonic's Differentiated Guide Combs
There are 3 comb attachments that come with the Panasonic ER-GB80-S body and beard trimmer for extra customization. Together with the in-built length adjust dial, these three combs will give you around 39 different hair clipping lengths.
One of the combs that it comes with is a body comb attachment. This allows you to not only focus on your facial hair but also on the hair around the entire body. This is a unique feature not found on many trimmers, but Panasonic have studied their market well, and realised that more and more men are giving great attention to body hair trimming.
The chest, back hair, armpits, as well as pubic areas, all can do with some grooming if you've got an abundance and want to get a cleaner look. Even if you decide to shave it all off, the first part in any manscaping session should be to trim the hairs to manageable length. We won't go into how to manscape in this post, however you can find a very detailed guide here.
Since the body hair is different from the beard and head hair, Panasonic has made an entirely separate comb to use for the body. Let's face it, you don't want to be using the same clipper head for your face, which you recently used on your armpits or balls!
The other two combs included with the Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper are the “A” comb and the “B” comb.
The A comb is strictly for facial trimming. If you have a beard this will help you maintain it in a smooth, business-type look that a lot of men are going for these days.
It gets right up to the skin and therefore will allow you to either have a smooth shave, or else just shorten the beard or trim it slightly.
The B Comb has been made for clipping your hair or trimming a very long beard. It is basically adapted to handle longer types of hair, and this is what makes this clipper so versatile.
Corded or Cordless - Your Choice
Another great benefit of the Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper is that it can be used without the cord for up to 54 minutes, but unlike most other chargeable hair cutting machines, this particular model can also be used while plugged into the wall.
Trust me, this is a very important advantage because if the charge is nearing the end of the battery you won’t end up with a useless machine half way through your trim job. With the ER-GB80-S you just quickly plug it in and it won’t disrupt your shaving.
Clean after Use
Shaving kits can get dirty very quickly and become a mess in no time, especially with those little trimmed hairs lodged into every nook and cranny, which eventually clog up the blades and also end up spilling out all over the bathroom floor while you are using it.
So having a machine that is easy to clean is an important feature.
The ER-GB80-S ticks the box in this regard too, since it’s entirely washable and can quickly be cleaned both before and after a shave by just passing it under running water in your bathroom sink. This allows you to maintain the cleanliness of the device, and maintain it in good order to allow for a perfect shave.
Blades Studies for Optimum Performance
The blades on this Panasonic model are ultra-sharp and have been designed at an acute 45° angle to be as effective as possible and to give you the most precise cut.
With their sharpness, they can cut through even the most thick and dense hair and they make it easy to trim with precision around ears for example, or around a well maintained mustache or beard.
For those of you with sensitive skin, the good news is that the blades on the Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper are made with hypo-allergenic stainless steel material to ensure your skin is not irritated by them.
The trimmer comb attachments also are made with safe, rounded edges to minimize any tugging and pulling.
All Panasonic wet and dry shavers recommend that once the blade appears to be getting dull, it is time for a replacement. This concept goes for all clippers and trimmers on the market.
What makes Panasonic one of the best brands, is that they are always fully stocked with parts for all their makes and models, and therefore getting your hands on a new blade or any other replaceable part for your clippers is very easy, and can be done online.
Panasonic ER-GP80-S Review - Summary
Value for Money
The Panasonic ER-GB80-S Hair Clipper is undoubtedly one of the best clippers on the market right now. Even though it is at the higher end of the price range for clippers, this machine is actually a hybrid between a clipper and a trimmer, and therefore you are actually getting two different functions for the price.
Even so, the features of this hair-cutting machine alone justify the price in my opinion. This Panasonic model will ensure a smooth shave and it has a wide range of customizable options to get the perfect beard or facial hair you want. With the additional combs, you also get more shaving options.
In the long run it makes life easier and surely saves on barber or salon fees. All in all, we highly recommend this product.
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