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The grim realisation hits men of a certain age, when hairs start popping out of places you really don't want them to. I fought the pressure of buying a trimmer for some months, but there comes a point when you have to admit defeat to age!
I picked up one of these Philips Nose Hair Trimmers, and I'm very pleased I did.
Functionality - 10/10
Using this is extremely easy. Its a little thicker than an electric toothbrush, and fairly lightweight. It takes (for me anyway) around 1-2 mintues to whizz through your protruding hairs, the feature of the trimming head at an angle for easy reach means its also comfortable.
Maintainance - 10/10
It's easy to clean, just use the included small brush or rinse the end under the tap to get rid of any left over hair. Its completely waterproof too, so keeping the grip clean and tidy is easy too. The AA battery (included) has lasted me a few months, probably down in no small part to the uses only being short.
Results - 8/10
I've found that using this in the old ears is really spot-on. Because the way the trimmer head is angled, you can simply just sweep it over the ears and it'll trim them right down.
Where I'd say it drops a couple of points in with the nose. I tend to find that the head usually pushes hairs back up into the nostril while you're trimming, leaving one or two stragglers to deal with later on!
I'd say for the price (I paid £9.99 from Tesco) it's a great little piece of kit.
As anyone knows, as you get older your body goes through some god awful changes, hairs seem to sprout from any orifice and this usually starts with the nose. I was sitting down a few months ago and I had a little bit of an itchy ear, oh my god! what is my body preparing its self for by making hairs grow out of my ears? What radical things are planned for my older years that I would require hairy ears? I didn't stop there though, I moved towards my eyebrows and I found a single rogue hair, the same length of one of my head hairs growing wild, is this normal? was my first reaction, followed by a quick Google search for some sort of tool that will let me live a normal life again. It wasn't long before I found this little piece of kit, that did the lot.
==What is it?==
The Philips Nose and Ear Trimmer, is a little battery operated tool that shaves off all those unwanted nose and ear hairs. It only takes one AA battery and you get one included in the box, along with a protective cap, cleaning brush, instruction manual and 2 eyebrow combs,(these were a bonus, as nothing was mentioned about these when I purchased this). The trimmer head is waterproof so a quick rinse under the tap is all that is needed to clean the trimmer head. The trimmer is made of plastic and has a nice rubber handle with a grip imprinted on it. It has three settings, on, off and a change battery setting, to switch through these settings you just twist the base of the trimmer and to change the battery you twist to the battery change setting and pull the base. As with most Philips equipment, this comes with a 2 year guarantee, which I can't see me needing, it seems pretty reliable and tough enough. The trimmer boasts to having an ultra sharp close cutting system, which avoids pulling hairs (ouch!), and I can verify that this machine does not pull at all, it does tickle a little but I think I can handle that.
== Nose ==
To get rid of the dreaded nose hairs you just turn the setting on the trimmer to 'On' and glide it around your nostril hairs, make sure your nose is clean first though, this is the function that tickles a little, but it isn't an unpleasant feeling.
== Ears ==
To get rid of the ear growth make sure that the part of the ear where the vegetation is growing is free of wax and glide the trimmer over the hairs. I asked the hairdresser to remove my ear hairs once and next thing I saw, was what I can only describe as a flaming torch that I have seen them use in films like 'The Mummy' coming towards the side of my face. I much prefer using this trimmer, it is a lot safer and does the same job and most of all, you're in control.
== Eyebrows ==
As mentioned above, there are two eyebrow combs included, a 3mm one for keeping a shorter brow and a 5mm one for the slightly longer brow. To use these, you just slot the desired comb onto the trimmer head, switch the trimmer on and run it across your brow. I haven't used the 5mm one but after using the 3mm comb my eyebrows are nice and short with no unwanted growth.
== Price ==
You can purchase this from amazon.co.uk for the bargain price of £9.34 including delivery, a true bargain for complete peace of mind.
== Verdict ==
This is a fantastic piece of equipment, I love it so much that I don't know how I ever lived without it, it gets rid of all those unwanted and unneeded hairs with ease and leaves me looking like a normal human being, instead of an ape man. The time it takes to do all three tasks is minimal and I usually give my orifices a blast with it about once a week, for a few minutes a week it is well worth purchasing. Before I bought this I would use a pair of tweezers to remove unwanted hairs, painful for a split second and incredibly eye watering, I do not miss those days one bit, this is quick, easy and pain free and for less than £10 is a real bargain.
I for one have tried a number of battery operated nasal hair trimmers and been disappointed on each occasion so was very pleased when I came across this one from Philips.
Besides looking quite stylish it works very well and in around 1-2 minutes it will have done a good job of getting rid of all that unwanted nasal hair. Its angled design makes it easier to navigate your neb (and ears) and unlike other ones I have tried, this trimmer doesn't pull the hairs out (which can be quite painful) it simply clips them like a pair of scissors would. Because of the design you can also get quite close to the base of the hairs as well so you can go a while between each use.
It's very easy to clean with the use of the included small brush. Alternatively just rinse the cutting head under the hot tap for a few seconds and it will be as good as new. This will be necessary every now and again because the cutting head may get clogged up so that the trimmer doesn't start when you switch it on. This can give the impression that it's knackered but don't worry - running it under a hot tap will clear this right up. This isn't too big a nuisance and it only needs doing every couple of months or so in my experience.
Included are 2 eyebrow combs (one short, one long) which clip onto the trimmer to allow you to trim your eyebrows. These work quite well and do a decent job. Also included in the box is a small plastic cover to protect the blades and an AA battery (which is always nice).
I can't really say much more about a nose hair trimmer but perhaps the biggest endorsement I can give is that I have been using this product now for about four years and it is still working as well as it did on day one!
In summary, this is probably the best battery operated trimmer available and you won't be disappointed if you buy it. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending this product.
[Review also available on Amazon.co.uk under my username Phoenix_Jim]
I do suffer a bit from extra nasal hair (and ear hair and really bushy eyebrows) but I am a hairy person and I always have been. However, I am finding that the older I am getting, the more hairy I am becoming, but I think that's meant to be normal. I invested in some fiarly cheap nasal trimmers for £10 from Woolworths (when they still existed) and these are still going strong and I use them on a very regular basis.
The appliance is neat and easy to use and is run by a AA battery which has a decent amount of life in it - I usually find it will last me around three weeks before I have to change it, and that is based on my using these every two or three days - sometimes more, depending if it is winter or summer, as I always find I grow hair quicker in the hotter weather for some reason.
The appliance is nice to keep hold of and has a very sturdy handle which you are able to grip hold of without fear of it slipping or causing yourself damage. It makes a gentle humming noise when in operation and it is not too noisy - I have had noisier hair trimmers than these before and I have used many different types over the years.
They have an angled cutting head to make it easier to get into awkward places and a good cutter for the eyebrows as I find mine often need trimming back as I am getting about half a dozen really long hairs which turn over themselves and grown back into my eyes. This cutter keeps them trim and at bay and is easy to use on this setting also.
The blades are sharp and easy to get a good result and it is easy to maintain and keep clean.
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
It's not just women who feel the need to groom themselves and we men also have to worry about unsightly hair sprouting from places we would much rather it didn't such as the from the nose and the ears. Now using some tweezers to remove this hair may be quick but it most certainly isn't painless espeially on somewhere tender like the nostrals.
A few years ago I didn't have to worry about nose or ear hair but as I am rapidly approaching 30 I have noticed that in the past couple of years hair has been sprouting there at an alarming rate and I now have to make sure that I remove it before it ends up taking over my entire face. This is not something that I was expecting and certainly not something that I want so I have invested in a trimmer designed to remove hair from those delicate areas.
To begin with I purchased the cheapest trimmers I could find but they were all pretty useless and would last a few weeks at the most so I ended up buying myself one from a decent brand.
I now have a Philips NT9110 which I have had for well over a year and it is still going strong. I only paid around £10 for it and in comparison with the cheaper one's which only cost a few pounds the level of prescision this one offers is head and shoulders above the rest.
The trimmer unit has a utting head on it that is angled so this makes it so much easier to reach into more difficult places and I find the blade to be extremely sharp and great at cutting.
With the cheaper trimmers I would spend a couple of minutes trying to get the blade into my nose and move it around trying to get as much hair as possible but I would be lucky if it managed to cut even half the hair.
The blade is also straight on this one whereas all the others I have used have been round which meant that a lot of the time instead of cutting the blade would actually pull the hairs out making my eyes water.
The Philips has none of these problems and just cuts the hairs really closely and quickly and I find using it to be a quick and painless experience.
The base of the trimmer is nice and chunky to hold and feels comfortable and it also doesn't slip out of my hand.
It also has a couple of attachments to clip onto the blade to use to trim eyebrows,Luckily I am not at the stage where my eyebrows are a problem yet but it's nice to know that I have them.
If I could think of one problem with the trimmer it would be that it requires an AA battery to use and although this in itself isn't a problem the fact that it drains the battery so quickly most definately is. No matter what type of battery I use it only ever lasts using the trimmer a few times before needing replaced again which can be annoying when I go to use it and the battery is dead and I don't have any in the house.
Other than the battery I can't really fault the trimmer and highly recommend it to all the men (and women) who need to do something about their unsightly nasal hair.
So, out of the many expensive products that comes under Dooyoo's Most Wanted, guess what I found in my Christmas stocking this year? Only the Philips Nose and Ear Trimmer NT9110 that was one of the first products listed on here when it first appeared. Trouble is, for most buyers who think they've never seen one before, this isn't my first hair grabbing gadget that is designed to cut out the hairy noses and ears of men. This, for me will be my third nose and ear hair trimmer even though my first foray into nose hair trimmers came at the expense of a wonderful silver domed (and may I say dildo lookalike) gadget from Babyliss, a product that I've not been able to find since I bought my own back in 2007 and following on from that with a poor imitation from Argos brand "Visiq," which had a hunger for batteries. I've needed another trimmer for travelling purposes, or for work purposes whilst retaining the Babyliss at home and Santa came up trumps with this product!
Philips would like to probably think that their new model is unique and brings a new force for men with hairy noses, moustache lines, hairy ears and anything else where hair grows facially and is unwanted, likewise with women who like to additionally trim their eyebrows which this model claims it can do other than purely hairy noses and hairy ears. I have an aunt who suffers from hairs on her neck and she found the Philips better to use for flyaway hair. In a way the NT9110 has a unique function of doing this because it has an angled cutting head that stands out on its own, looking quite vulnerable - as if it stands out there on its own looking to swipe hair - and the cutter blades are micro to look at similar to the trimmer cutter for beards you'd find on any expensively priced Philips/Philishave men's shaver with that additional function. This makes it more unique than the horizontal triple rotational blade on the Babyliss, but is no way any different when it comes to actual use or actual size of the whole appliance, which in this case, measures 15cm whilst the blade cutter is 1.5cm long.
In use, the Philips doesn't look very strange until you try and use it. The slim angled head means it is particularly easy to wedge into a nostril to catch all the nose hair and ear hair in particular is very easy to use given the long, slim head with the tapered edge. However, the length of the head can be disconcerting to use when doing my nose, as I always fear that the trimmer will cut far more of my nose inside than it needs to go and the motor only produces a low whine and grating action when the trimmer blades reach the hair. The Babyliss horizontal blade doesn't suffer from this since it has a natural push-up-pull-down action with a stubbier head that has a far more natural fitting design which only goes up your nose so far - that gets the job done faster too - but the Philips pushes the natural tendency to see how far this cutter will go - and it isn't something I'm inclined to find out. Infact, it is possible to nick skin with this kind of "shaver" against the far more conventional and safer spinning triple round blade, which is further protected on the Babyliss. I managed to nick myself with the Philips, which caused a small cut in my nostril giving me a lovely smell of rotten bloody for most of the New Year, not helped by a cold where the excessive force of blowing my nose made the impact of the cut more apparent. For a more modern trimmer, the Philips should have a thicker head on it to stop the cutter from being pushed further up the nose canal and a shorter length of actual blades. It excels at trimming hair in the ears and other areas, but for what it is supposed to do for nose hair, strangely doesn't come across as being better designed.
The user manual for the Philips is the typical fold out "find your country" thin paper booklet that turns into an unhelpful large wall planner sheet until you find the UK instructions - not to mention the same awkward guarantee booklet and other hoof booklets about world voltage. All very well if the trimmer had a mains point but it doesn't! A single AA battery, a Duracell type that you get when you open the box, helpfully gives you an instant-ready-to-use aspect. Whilst the wording could be made larger, there are good and clear diagrams shown on what you get in the box (you get an additional cleaning brush and a bottle of lubrication oil) in terms of the cutting guards but the user manual is unsuccessful in showing which side of the guard is for cutting the hair - and it comes down to experimenting with the two plastic guards on offer if you want to trim your hair one time. Sadly I've seen very little difference when it came to trimming my eye brows - something I seldom do unless hair meets in the middle and I'm about to turn into a were wolf or lovable Gruffalo - between the two cutting guards and there's little indication of whether the flatter side of the guard or rounded part should be pushed alongside the hair - despite a poor diagram showing this in the user manual.
Why no carry case for this product though? For the fact that it comes with two replaceable long and short hair cutting guards, there's no where to put them on the model or the protective cap when this trimmer is to be used - and that's a big marketing mistake as well as a most unhelpful aspect - especially if travelling or working away from home for long periods. As such I've had to keep the box this gadget comes in as its inlay plastics have built in trays for the guards to rest in when not being used. Granted, this is the kind of gadget that may probably be used once a month or every two months, but my product box has already become dog-eared, scruffy looking whilst the acrylic insert sleeve is looking past its best that keeps all the bits in, falling out at the front of the product box.
As with my Babyliss Nose and Ear hair trimmer, the Philips NT9110 is completely waterproof as well as the head being wash proof. Granted, it is a slim looking product - it feels good in the hand thanks to it soft metal meets rubber design and the tactile delight of gun metal grey and black rubber contrast with a silver band at the top gives the Philips a classy appearance. However, for the price here including two easy to lose looking trim guards, Philips could have been wiser here to add a bit more onto a feature like a mains cord socket giving men at least the opportunity, to use this gadget along with their shaver at the same time whilst twisting the base to switch it on when the indicators are in black could have been silver painted here to make it clearer.
At the end of the day, the Philips NT9110 nose and ear trimmer is good product to consider and costs on average between £9 and £12-99. Slim, flush fitting and able to trim hair of all means, it is quite a versatile product with the bonus of being utterly waterproof and comes with a battery to get you started. However it isn't very safe thanks to its vulnerable longer than needed blade cutter and with no case provided to store the bits away, overtime its extra cutting choices may well become limited as the guards get lost. It isn't as good as my old Babyliss or as safer - for a model that is effectively newer than my Babyliss on design, I was expecting more here. Argos now have a gift pack available at £15-99 which includes a whole kit of scissors and tweezers - including the blessed carry pack/pouch - which would have made a far more effective product to consider had Philips originally put this on the market. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2011
I have reached the time in life when my earlobes have started to grow longer and before I know it, I'll be pulling my trousers up to my chest and having an 18" zip, when I only really need a 3" one.
It is a sad reality that with age comes more hair growth in your nose and ears and grey ones at that. I don't really have a problem with it, other than when I actually see the hairs protruding - bad enough in the nose, but they tend to stick out at odd angles from the edge of my ear as well as within them. What a fine picture I paint of myself!
Great present then to get one of these Philips Nose trimmers. To be honest, you're not supposed to trim your nose with it - just the nostril hair. It's only a fairly cheap model but it does the job well. The battery has lasted well so far. It does feel a bit strange to push it up my nose and it tickles a bit, but it does seem to get the job done. I did nick the inside of my nose when I first used it, but I'm pretty certain that was down to me rather than the machine.
It comes with an eyebrow attachment as well, but I haven't used that bit yet. I just get the barber to do those when he is cutting my hair.
I think I'll be getting plenty of value out of this item and when you arrive at the stage of needing to keep your facial orifices clear of hair, then this is worth the small investment required. You can pick them up for a tenner or so at the time of writing.
I bought this in Tesco a few weeks back for £12.99 and have used it on several occasions , not only does it stop the walrus look for those gents who have a nasal hair problem but comes with two attachments that allow eye brow trimming as well so we can get rid of the mono brow and the huge eye Dennis Healy eye brows , it also comes with a trimer for your ears
It comes inn a cardboard box with a plastic protective sleeve the box is made from 90% recyclable materials
The trimer its self is very nifty in design and has a rubber handle which is a good idea as it is water proof so can also be used in the shower , there are two different size eye brow combs which are marked long and short , these slip over the cutter blades and allow the eye brows to be trimmed without cutting any lumps out of them , the cutters also have a guard to ensure that you cannot nick your self when trimming the nose or ears , the cutter is also angled better than most trimmers of this type I have came across
The machine uses 2 AA batteries and these are supplied , as yet I have
not had to replace them
I have to also say that the design of the cutter means that hairs are clipped and as such you dont suffer the pain of having hairs pulled out , which is great news when you have these things shoved up your hooter
Its easy to keep it clean as a quick run under the tap and thats you and is done with the machine running
The instructions are not that great and really they should not have bothered providing a small piece of paper with two pictures on it and thats it
Philips have guaranteed this machine for 2 years which is quite good considering most things only come with a year and break down the day after it runs out
To turn on the machine on it is relatively easy and is just a turn of the base and thats you ready to shove it in what ever orifice the forest is growing from
Overall a handy piece of kit
Trimming head at angle for easy reach. Ultra sharp closed cutting system avoids pulling. Guarded system protects against nicks & cuts. New cutting technology for fast ultra sharp trim. 100% waterproof for easy use and cleaning. Includes 2 trimming combs: 2 eyebrow combs. long and short.