Phlips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver Review
The double sided Phlips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid trimmer is a compact device with a unique design that takes a new approach to trimming. If you’re looking for a new trimmer, this model is great because it’s affordable and convenient to use. For its price range, it offers some really great features that any man can appreciate.
One of a Kind Design
There are plenty of shavers on the market that fall into the category of ‘novelty shavers.’ Shaver/trimmer brands have a tendency to release a product now and then that claims to be revolutionary, or offers a new feature that no other brand offers. Some examples include cooling technology, a vacuum attached to collect hair, and even a laser light edging guide. Although these shavers may do a good job, their extra features are expensive. The Phlips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid doesn’t have any futuristic appendages. It’s unique by way of the shape and design of its blade, which is the most important part of your shaver or trimmer. There are no extra bells and whistles other than this, just an interesting new design that actually works really well.
Handy and Easy to Maneuver for Precise Cutting
The advantage of the OneBlade’s design is that it’s compact, lightweight, and has a straight edge that is great for precise trimming. If you need a large, ultra-powered trimmer that is designed to hack through thick foliage, this might not be the best option. This trimmer appeals to minimalists and people who want something that is scaled down but still works great. Men who want a very cleanly edged beard will love this device. That said, lumberjacks with hefty facial hair can still use this trimmer. It has plenty of power to chop through even coarse hair, but the category in which this trimmer really shines is carving and shaping.
Intuitive Design Makes it Easy to Use
The OneBlade Hybrid is shaped like a safety razor, so if you’re used to shaving with a safety razor or cartridge razor, using this will be intuitive. The head is flexible and is designed to be used at any angle. The blades are designed to not irritate the skin by not getting too close. It also comes with two guards, a #1 and a #3, but no #2.
At 200x per second, the motor is quite powerful, especially for such a small unit. The head is removable and must be replaced roughly once every four months.
Rinse with Water, Wet Shave, or Even Use in the Shower
The Norelco OneBlade performs best with a wet shave. Its dry shave capabilities are also quite good, especially since it’s designed to limit irritation, but lubrication makes any shave easier. Using it in the shower is very convenient, especially if you’re often in a rush in the morning. It works well even under the stream.
The battery on the OneBlade lasts for 45 minutes of run time from an 8 hour charge. This is not state of the art by any means, but considering the price of this device, this is obviously one way that they were able to cut corners. There is also a OneBlade Pro that costs more but uses a fast charging lithium ion battery.
If you’re looking for a compact, easily portable and waterproof trimmer that performs well directly on the skin, this is a very good option. Although it has a sluggish charge time, its very affordable price and ease of use more than make up for it.