In the box you get one Philips QT4015/23 stubble trimmer, 3 pin charger, carry pouch, cleaning brush and instruction booklets. The packaging is good although there is maybe a little too much packaging for a product of this size.
The product itself after using it for a while I think feels a little fragile. I am sure it will stand up to normal use but I am not sure of its quality compared to others currently on the market. The device its self is of a good size not too big it fits comfortably in to my hand and is easy to use.
The trimmer can be used in two modes, with and without the battery. As many of us do not have three pin sockets in our bathroom I'm sure you will charge the trimmer and use it in battery mode as I do. As far as the product holding its charge it does this very well and does not lose power whilst operating.
There is a locking mechanism so the trim length can be adjusted to different lengths. 0.5mm to 10mm in 0.5mm intervals.
The Philips QT4015/23 is a good little trimmer and I would recommend it. It does dismantle well and is easy to clean out.
I obtained this stubble trimmer after my old one began not to hold its charge and one of the blade assembly clips broke off hence it became impossible to use. This item is on sale around the £30 mark. Whilst this is a reasonable price I wouldn't want to pay much more for it.
I obtained this via amazon and so a shorter version of this review appears there under my real name.
What is in the box?
The stubble trimmer with a built in 'comb' otherwise known as the blade guard. A cleaning brush, a carry pouch and instruction booklet(s). The charger comes with a fitted three pin plug hence it cannot be charged in a bathroom. The item does come with a year's guarantee but this can be extended to two years if you register the product on the Philips website.
The clipper is quite small and although it does fit in my hand fairly well it probably would not suit those who have dexterity problems or arthritis in the hands. The clipper has 20 length settings from 0.5 mm to 10 mm. The 0.5 is achievable by removing the blade guard. The front 'blade' has rounded rather than sharp pointed tips to reduce the risk of scratching your face whilst in use and the blades are titanium and as with most clippers of this type the blades should never need oiling.
The method of adjusting the clip length is by turning a wheel which is a little stiff but this does at least give a good impression that it can't be accidentally turned whilst the clipper is in use nor is the blade guard likely to collapse in either. The on/off switch is a bit of a problem as it is very stiff and I need both hands and my nails to turn it on which is a little annoying but I suppose I will get used to it. The switch may also become easier to use with time as well. Turning it off is a little easier but both hands are still needed.
Cleaning the clipper is quite easy in some respects. The blade guard is easy to remove and replace and the brush provided makes cleaning whiskers away easy. However, although removing the blade assembly to clean behind it is quite easy as it comes out completely rather than being hinged putting it back in is a bit of a pain and again those with some loss of dexterity in the hands may find this difficult to do.
Charging it is fairly simple but the connector which goes into the clipper is a little stiff to put in and remove. When fully charged (takes about an hour) the clipper is supposed to give about 1 hour of cordless use. As I don't tend to time how long it takes me to clip my stubble I can't fully confirm this but it does sound about right as I have only charged it twice since I got it and use it every other day.
The clipper does do a good job and makes easy work of my stubble and side burns. I tend to keep my facial hair quite short and so far this clipper has enabled me to do that. The smallish cutting head does make it easy to get in the hard to reach areas.
Other than the ones I have all-ready mentioned
My old trimmer had a sort of 'vacuum system' and a plastic tray thing to collect the whiskers so that less goes into the sink etc. This clipper does not have this which does make cleaning up after using it a bit of a pain.
The instruction book is at first glance rather useless. All it has is a set of pictures and no written instructions. Careful studying of the pictures does begin to make sense but some writing within it would have been nice.
Although I have already said this I think the fact that the charger is a three pin plug one is a mistake as this means if it is running out of charge whilst in use you can't just plug it in and continue whilst in the bathroom. Using a three pin to two pin adapter to use a shaver socket you may have in the bathroom is also not advised as this may not be sealed against water getting in if there is any steam etc. about.
The carry pouch is a cheap drawstring polyester bag. Now ok I know that this is only really used for putting it in whilst going away but I would still have expected something better from Philips.
Although it does do a good job it isn't easy to turn on and off and the instruction book could be improved. Also I feel it would have been better with a two pin charger rather than the three pin.