Product Type: Babyliss Beard / Hair Trimmer
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King of Shaves?
Babyliss 7890U I-Trim Stubble
Member Name: paulie1975
Babyliss 7890U I-Trim Stubble
Advantages: Reliable, comfortable, understated
Disadvantages: Slightly pricey
What appealed to me about the product:
Firstly the beard trimmer claims to have 15 length settings from 0.4mm to 5mm, this is pretty awesome as everyone tells me I look better with stubble it allows me to walk the fine line between fashionably stubbled and looking like a hobo.
The product looked small, easy to store and compact too, and it is, it is about 18cm tall and weighs around 1kg, it is simple and understated with a smooth contoured shape that makes it easy to hold, but doesn't offer any areas for grip, it doesn't oversell the Babyliss angle with advertising all over it and it has an easy to use button to decide the level of length settings and an electronic display showing these.
I liked the price, the look and the fact people suggested it shaved evenly without pulling and causing pain, so I bought it from Amazon and have to say I would give this a 4 out of 5 as I have been impressed with the ease of use, the power of the shaver and its reliability.
After a 16 hour battery charge (This is normal with beard trimmers, so don't be put off by this), I was ready to go and so was my trimmer,
The trimmer instructions are short and succinct, it takes a couple of minutes to appreciate that you have the on/off button and two buttons allowing you to adjust the length lettings up and down, your chosen length is displayed on an electronic monitor on the front of the shaver which isn't too large and doesn't dominate the shaver.
I have used a few electric razors and have to say this one is the smoothest I have used, it shaved evenly and didn't pull at the stubble which is a massive plus, it made the whole experience less of a chore and ensures i'm happy to keep coming back to use it, it is easy to store in the bathroom and takes up little space which is also a massive plus.
If I was being picky I would say they could cut the 15 length settings to 8 or 9 as it is hard to distinguish between some of the settings as 1mm is so tiny that some settings look very similar, I have found my preferred setting though and don't really see a need to deviate from this, so perhaps the number of length settings is a plus as I might not have found it with fewer options.
The whole device is simple and easy to use, not to bulky or heavy, supplied with a brush and lubricant to maintain the shaver after use and a shaver plug (Which only goes into the shaver socket most homes have in their bathrooms).
Overall I would say I hope this proves reliable as it does everything I want it to, maintaining my stubble without pulling and scratching, it looks fine, is understated, the price is fairly hefty, but I consider that if this lasts me two years I would have spent that amount of money or more on disposable razors anyway (As it is I have bought a 10 pack to deal with occasions when I have to be clean shaven).
The product comes with a 3 year money back guarantee which shows the confidence the makers have in their product and after 6 weeks use I think their confidence is well placed, this is a superior beard trimmer that is powerful, looks good and does everything you could hope without leaving patchy, uneven stubble. The shaver is available in Amazon, Argos and Boots.
Summary: King of Shaves?