Top 10 Men’s Shavers 2019 to Suit All Pockets
Our Top 10 Picks - Summary
In choosing our top 10 shavers we have looked at those with the best features we could find across prices ranging from just $29 right up to $180.
Hopefully, we have therefore found something to suit all pockets, all of which offer good value for their price tag.
Electric rotary shaver, rechargeable, can be used wet or dry. Includes pop up detail trimmer. Works well, good value for money at just $29.
Wet or dry rotary shaver with USB fast charging. 5 stage battery status display and pop up trimmer. Great for travel and a good buy at just $37.
Rechargeable foil shaver for 1 hour cordless use, with pop up trimmer. Washable under tap. An efficient, basic shaver for an affordable price of $39.
Foil shaver from Braun, fully rechargeable and can be used wet or dry. Integral precision trimmer for precise shaping. A good buy at $70.
This cordless, wet or dry foil shaver has a sonic vibration mode for easy cleaning under the tap. Pop up trimmer. Charged in one hour. Available online at $72.
Rotary shaver with fully flexible blades to follow the contours of the face for close shaving. Used wet or dry, includes precision trimmer. Great for price $80.
This 5 blade foil shaver for wet or dry use has a pop up trimmer, flexible, pivoting head and shaving sensors. 10 stage LCD battery display. Luxury shaver for $129.
Rotary shaver with 8 directional shaving head, wet or dry use, includes a click on, 5 - length beard trimmer and travel case. 2 year warranty. Good quality for $150.
Rotary shaver specifically designed for sensitive skin. 5 directional shaving head, includes cleaning/charging station, trimmer and travel case at around $170.
A Closer Look at the Products
If you want a basic, no frills, easy to use shaver and trimmer, this one offers a few good features that make it a pretty decent product for the price.
For a start, you can use it wet or dry, with or without shaving cream/gel and the 3 blade floating head moves to the contours of your face, to maintain contact for a close shave.
Additionally it comes with a USB charger so you can charge it through your computer, car charger etc. for convenience when travelling.
A full charge is sufficient for up to 45 minutes continuous cordless use.
The integral pop-up trimmer, for precision trimming around beard, sideburns etc. is revealed by simply pushing up the button on the back of the device.
The head pivots open to easily rinse clean under a running tap after use.
All in all a good value, solid shaver for just $29 which comes with a 2 year warranty.
This shaver is rechargeable, requiring just one hour for a full charge which gives you around 2 hours continuous use.
It benefits from a 5 stage LED battery status indicator on the handle, so you can easily tell when it requires recharging and the convenience of a USB charger.
You can use the device wet or dry and it is fully waterproof for shaving in the shower, and if you wish, with shaving gel or cream.
The 3D floating shaver head is designed to follow the contours of your face for a clean, close shave and there is a pop-up trimmer for precision detailing.
A good, solid, well priced shaver at just $37.
The first of our foil shavers, this model from Remington may be basic, but it still delivers a good, close shave for your dollar and has some handy features.
The rechargeable battery gives around one hour's continuous cordless use from a 2 hour full charge, and there is a battery status indicator on the handle.
The shaver head pivots to stay close to the skin around your face, and the integral pop-up trimmer is included for detailing.
The device can be easily cleaned by running under the tap.
We think this is a pretty good buy at just $39 for a foil shaver from a well-known Brand.
Braun Series 3 shavers feature their micro-comb in the shaver head to catch the hair and feed into the blades for a very efficient shaving system.
The rechargeable battery is fully charged in an hour for 45 minutes of shaving, and there is also a 5 minute quick-charge for a single shave.
The triple action shaver head has pressure sensitive blades which automatically adapt to your contours to protect the skin whilst giving a close shave.
There is a good sized precision trimmer on the back which simply slides up, so that you can accurately trim sideburns, around the ears and beard etc.
The ProSkin is fully waterproof and you can use it in the shower, with or without shaving foam or gel.
Available at $70, this is a good quality mid-priced shaver from a very well respected manufacturer of foil shavers.
This foil shaver from Panasonic features a 3 stainless steel blade shaving structure which pivots from side to side as well as forwards and backwards. This makes for close contact with all your facial contours, and it can also be used for shaving your head.
A pop-up detail trimmer is included, located on the back of the shaver head.
It is rechargeable and waterproof for wet or dry cordless use and is fully charged in an hour for around 45 minutes use. There is a 10 stage LCD display to show you how much charge is left in the battery.
The sonic vibration function means that you can clean it after use under a running tap more quickly and efficiently.
This is a good quality shaver with plenty of features, which is currently available for $72 online.
The Philips Norelco 4500 rotary shaver features a DualPrecision shaving system consisting of a series of holes and slots, to raise and cut your hairs for a super-close shave.
The 3 shaving elements pivot from side to side and front to back, whilst flexing in and out, to give you 4 directional contouring to help maintain skin contact throughout your shave.
There is a pop-up trimmer on the back of the shaver for detailing and the device is waterproof so you can use it wet or dry.
A full charge takes around one hour and will give up to 50 minutes of cordless use, and there is also a quick charge feature, sufficient for one shave, just in case you have forgotten to charge it.
There is a low battery and full charge indicator on the body of the shaver to let you know when there is about 5 minutes left and it needs a re-charge.
The product comes with a 45 day money-back guarantee and 2 year's warranty and is a super shaver, available for a reasonable $80.
The Panasonic Arc5 has a 5 blade system with varied foil patterns so that it can cope efficiently with varied hair types.
It features special sensors which adjust the power automatically as you are shaving, depending on your varying beard densities.
The head pivots from side to side and from back to front to give you a comfortable, close shave and there is a pop-up trimmer for detailing around sideburns, mustache etc.
The 10 level LCD display shows you the battery, charging and cleaning status - the battery is fully charge in one hour for up to 45 minutes continuous cordless use.
The device can be used wet or dry, in the shower if you wish, and comes complete with zipped travel/storage case.
This shaver offers the ultimate in rotary shaving technology, having three 8 - directional floating shaving elements to give you the best possible skin contact.
The 3 stage LED display indicates when the battery is low, when a new shaving head is required (available to purchase separately) and when the travel lock is on.
The V-track blade system means that there are 2 blades, the first raises your hair whilst the second cuts it for a very smooth finish. The blades are self-sharpening to ensure you get the most comfortable and efficient shave for longer.
The device is fully charged in an hour to give you 50 minutes run time, and it can be used wet or dry.
Also included is a clip on beard trimmer with 5 length settings, with rounded tips to minimize your chance of irritation, even if you have sensitive skin.
A premium product, reflected in the price at $150, comes with a 45 day money back guarantee and 2 year manufacturer's warranty.
The Norelco 7500 has specially designed for sensitive skin, with comfort rings around the blade heads to help the shaver glide more smoothly across your skin.
The floating shaving heads flex in 5 directions to follow the contours of your face, neck, chin and jawline and the dual blade action lifts and cuts for a close, smooth result.
The LED display on the handle shows you when the battery is low, when the head needs replacing (annually), when the travel lock is on and a cleaning reminder.
There is a separate click on precision trimmer for sideburns, around beards etc.
The battery charges in one hour for 50 minutes use and it is fully waterproof so you can use it with shaving gel or foam, in the shower, if you prefer.
Included with this model is a cleaning station which conveniently cleans, lubricates and charges the shaver, helping to keep it in the best possible condition and prolong its life.
One cleaning cartridge is supplied with the shaver, replacements are available online to buy separately, costing approximately $16 for a pack of 3. It is recommended that they are replaced every 2 months.
The usual Norelco 45 day money back guarantee and 2 year warranty applies.
This would make a great gift for someone special, priced at $170.
A top quality foil shaver from Braun, featuring a built-in chip that automatically detects and responds to your beard density, to tailor the correct amount of power to your individual requirements.
The shaving head includes a skin guard plus 3 blade elements for efficient shaving in a single pass, reducing your risk of irritation, and there is an integrated precision trimmer.
The head also has 8-directional flexibility to closely follow the contours of your face and help with shaving awkward areas.
One of the features of this model that I particularly like is that it has 5 shaving modes so that you can select the power level that personally suits you, depending on your skin and the area you are shaving.
The battery fully charges in an hour for 50 minutes use and there is a handy 5 minute quick charge function for a single shave, should you need it.
The cleaning station that comes with this model uses an alcohol-based cleaner and it automatically cleans, lubricates and charges for ease and convenience.
The set comes complete with a travel case and brush, and would be great as a gift or to give yourself a treat.
Available online for $180.
Rotary vs Foil? - Which Should you Choose?
Rotary and foil shavers are distinctly different and which to choose is largely subjective.
Some men love the ease and versatility of the rotary shaver, whilst others swear by the precision and closeness of the foil shaver.
The truth is that, as shaving technology has improved over the years, both have evolved to become more and more effective and efficient.
The shaving head of a rotary shaver consists of a set of round blades, usually 3, that pivot and flex individually to closely follow the contours of the face.
They are very easy to use, in all directions including circular, so that the more difficult areas e.g. chin and neck present no difficulty.
Generally, rotary shavers are better at coping with coarse, thick or longer hair, so they would make a good choice if you prefer not to shave every day.
The foil in the shaver is basically a sheet of extremely fine metal with perforations which trap the hair and pull it up to the blades for a close shave.
The foil acts as a barrier between shaver blades and skin so they tend to be gentler on your skin than their rotary counterparts.
Foil shavers are designed to be used in an up and down direction, or turned to shave from side to side and they give a more precise cut e.g. if you have a mustache or beard to shave round.