Product Type: Babyliss Beard / Hair Trimmer
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a trimmer for those of you who dislike babies bottoms!
Babyliss 7890U I-Trim Stubble
Member Name: Thebaker50
Babyliss 7890U I-Trim Stubble
Advantages: good, face adaptation, lots of lengths
Disadvantages: price, nose area, fragile?
I should probably start out by saying I am one lazy man! I really am not the sort of person who shave every day, I shave more towards once a week. I found that using conventional razor blades, or my phillips shaver (I will review this at a later date), did not work for me (yes they gave a close shave, closer than this... but they were very painful to use when you have any decent amount of facial hair). Also, because i only shave once, maybe twice a week, I would look very odd one day having a clean shave, and the rest having a bit of a beard. Most people who only seen me occasionally would comment on how i can never keep the same look!
So I stated looking for a trimmer, and i found one called the barba on amazon. However, i saw the babyliss i-stubble in costco for around 30-35 pounds (it was one special offer), and came with a 3 year warranty, so i couldnt resist!
Anyway, opening the packet, you have a shaver, some oil, a brush and a charger. After a long charge (its like 20 hours), i was ready to go. The device is very simple to use. You simply press the up or down arrow, and the little head has a machine which somehow makes the shaver bit move away/towards the head, getting the length you want. You are supposed to be able to go from 0.2mm to something like 5 mm (i leave it on 0.4mm), but i am not totally convinced it is the most accurate method? Anyway, its pretty sweet, you can get the exact thickness of beard you want.
Another nifty feature is that the head moves independently from the body for a short arc. You may be thinking what is the point in this, but it means when you drag it along your face, it contours really nicely. It does make a decent difference, with my philshave, I would have to keep contorting my face into weird faces to get it to work, no need with this.
The shaver also cuts cleaner, and doesn't "pluck" the hair out, it actually cuts them (unlike my philishave, however maybe with time the blades will become dull? on the packet it says that they are meant to keep their sharpness for a long time).
Also the head can be flipped up, for a finisher should you need one (i only really use this near my mostache, i can't get to some hairs with the head on, because it just catches on my nose... however this is a problem for everything i use (blades, philishave), i think i must just have a weird nose!
Battery life is very good (but i have not had it for a very long time, about 3 months or so, maybe over time the battery will weaken?). Note that you can do a super fast charge (so a 2 minute charge to charge battery just enough for a shave, or you can do a full battery recharge (which i think is about 8 hours), or you can run it off the mains, it really is up to you.
The onyl bad points i have on this are:
Price, it ain't bad, but i only got it cheap because it was on special offer. Expect to pay in the region of 45-50 quid for yours.
Robustness: although nothing has gone wrong with mine yet, i worry that if you were to drop it on its movable head thing, it would just break clean off.
Near nose area: as previous mentioned
But these really are little niggles compared to the whole of it, for that reason I give it 5/5
Summary: very good, 100% happy with my purchase