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Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Men's Electric Shaver Wet/Dry with Nanotech Blades

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  • 4-Blade Ultra-Thin Foil Cutting System with 30 Degree "Nano Blades" for a clean shaving experience
  • 13,000 CPM Linear Motor Drive with a Flexible Pivoting Head with Stainless Steel Foil and Blade, Built-in Pop-up Trimmer
  • 10-Stage LCD readout, Lock Button, Sonic Vibration Cleaning Mode for quick clean-up
  • Use Wet with Shaving Gel or Dry, 100% Waterproof, Includes Travel pouch and AC Adapter
  • It is recommended that you replace the outer foil and inner blade at least every year to maintain the cutting edge on your razor

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Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Men's Electric Shaver Wet/Dry with Nanotech Blades + Panasonic WES9068PC Men's Electric Razor Replacement Inner Blade + Panasonic WES035P Replacement Vortex HydraClean Solution Cartridges for Men's Shaver Systems
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Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic ES8243A is a 4-Blade Shaving System offers 30 Degree Nanotech Blades that enable whiskers to be cut more cleanly at the root, 13,000 RPM Linear Motor Drive System delivers a cleaner, smoother shave without the pulling and tugging that can occur with slowing shavers and maintains peak power right up to the end of the charge. The Arc Foil moves the shaver in a circular motion which follows the contours of your face for a more efficient coverage and maximum comfort. Use the shaver with Shaving Gel or dry and is 100% waterproof, Other features include: Built-in Pop-up Trimmer, 10-Stage LCD readout on on usage, and Travel Pouch, 45-Minute Shave on 1-Hour charge, Replacement Accessories: WES9161PC (Foil), WES9068PC (Inner Blade) and WES9027PC (Combo Set), Dimensions: 6.3" (H) x 2.4" (W) x 1.8" (L), Blue

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Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades, Blue

Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades offers remarkable shaving on the first pass. Equipped with a quadruple foil and four cutting blades, the cutting surface of this shaver has been expanded by 32 percent, offering a better shave with each stroke. The blades are powered by Panasonic's linear motor, which operates at an amazingly fast rate so even the thickest beards or no match for this shaver.

Innovative Technology Provides the Best Shave

Nanotechnology was used to polish the industry's sharpest 30-degree blades to achieve even better cutting performance. This Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Razor with Nanotech Blades expanded cutting surface not only provides an efficient shave, but it also spreads the pressure, which naturally occurs when applying the razor to the skin, so users have found it to perform without the irritation found on lesser models.

The fourth finishing blade provides an additional cutting opportunity not found on triple-blade shavers. In addition, the foils and blades on this razor are "arced" so they nestle gently into the skin for our closest shave ever. The foil glides evenly for uniform shaving on all surfaces of the face.

Get Great Shaving Results with Ultra Speed

At the heart of Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades lies Panasonic's patented Linear Motor. It operates at an amazingly fast 13,000 rpm to cut through the thickest of beards. Standard razors operate at a pedestrian 8,000 to 10,000 rpm.

To top it all off, this razor also features wet/dry operation, so you can use it in the convenience of your shower or for dry shaving when you have less time. A liquid crystal display indicates battery charge level by 10 steps and a cleaning reminder. This Panasonic Razor also comes equipped with a convenient travel case.

There is nothing slow about this razor. Even clean-up is at hyper speed. Simply hold the razor under running water and activate the Turbo mode. The razor accelerates up to 17,000 RPM and vibrates off any remaining whiskers.

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Panasonic ES8243A Electric Shaver, Blue

  • Men's Arc Wet/Dry Washable Shaver
  • Four-blade Shaver (Four Outer and Two Inner Blades)
  • Turbo Cleaning Mode
  • Stainless Steel Foil
Number of Blades
Three Blades
Three Blades
Four Blades
Four Blades
Four Blades
Four Blades
Five Blades
Five Blades
Motor Type
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
RPM/CPM
13,000
13,000
13,000
14,000
14,000
14,000
14,000
14,000
Flexible Pivoting Head
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Flex Pivoting Head
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hypoallergenic Stainless-Steel Foil and Blades
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Arc Foil
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ultra-Thin Vibrating Outer Foil
Yes
Yes
Lift-Tech Foil
Yes
Yes
Pop-up Trimmer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wet/Dry Shaving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Display
10-Stage LCD
5-Stage LCD
10-Stage LCD
5-Stage LCD
10-Stage LCD
10-Stage LCD
10-Stage LCD
10-Stage LCD
Travel Lock Switch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic Cleaning and Charging System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Charge Time
One Hour
One Hour
One Hour
One Hour
One Hour
One Hour
One Hour
One Hour
Usage Time
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
45 Minutes
Automatic Universal Dual Voltage
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Travel Pouch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Replacement Outer Foil
WES9187PC
WES9187PC
WES9161PC
WES9167PC
WES9025PC
WES9025PC
WES9171PC
WES9171PC
Replacement Inner Blade
WES9068PC
WES9068PC
WES9068PC
WES9068PC
WES9068PC
WES9068PC
WES9170PC
WES9170PC
Replacement Foil & Blade
WES9027PC
WES9027PC
WES9020PC
WES9027PC
WES9165PC
WES9165PC
WES9030PC
WES9030PC
Cleaning Cartridges
WES035P
WES035P
WES035P

The Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades features 4-blades (four outer and two inner blades) with Super-sharp Nanotech coating. This razor also offers sharpest blade angle at 30 degrees, as well as pivoting head, independently floating blades, five minute quick charge, 14-day battery life per charge, turbo cleaning mode, fully submersible design for easy cleaning, LCD display, linear motor speed of 13000 RPM, and automatic voltage conversion.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 3 x 7 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001DKMY9Q
  • UPC: 132017737942 300617953363 182682424951 666671299756 079532038713 777786234614 072091550382 001910609895 191120089058 088020950932 112040006109 777783691496 971475936890 172302765878 777779691264 777781619621 777785810451 961613156556 037988566501
  • Item model number: ES8243A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,516 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,054 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The shave is very close and very comfortable.
P. Hanson
I can use it wet, dry or even with shaving cream/lotion.
B
Very close shave without any skin irritation.
Rick_J

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

620 of 638 people found the following review helpful By Vito_jr on November 18, 2008
Really don't like a dry shave, so I went looking for a wet/dry electric option. A little over a year ago I bought the Panasonic ES8168. It gave a good shave on the face but I needed to go over the neck several times for the closeness I wanted. All in all a good shave...but not great. Also, I wasn't crazy about the cleaning/drying/charging station - I didn't like having to buy the refillable cleaning units and it took almost four hours to complete all cycles.

Recently I picked up the ES8243A and couldn't be happier. Firstly, the shaver's appearance is much nicer than the online photos... the blue on the front is dark and the sides and back are slightly rubberized black (I think it is black). So if you are holding out for the black model ES8243K (with the cleaning unit) don't bother. The 8243A is the new "four blade" technology - purported to be a faster, closer shave. I have found it is what has been advertized - a faster and closer shave! The "four blades" actually refers to the outer foil, a "squarer" design than the 8168. There are still two inner blades, but spaced farther apart than the 8168. For me, the new head design touches more of my face than the 8168 and therefore cuts faster. I have read on other sites that the foil is a thinner steel, allowing the inner blades more access to the skin. The shave has been fast, gliding easily and for the most part needs only one pass for the reults I want. Big improvement!

Ergonomically the shaver is easier to hold than the 8168 and the head design hits all of the hard to reach areas of the neck.

Have been using it with Billy Jealousy Hydroplane shave cream, a great product. Because you only need to apply a very thin layer it is perfect for an electric shaver.
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557 of 585 people found the following review helpful By Careful Reviewer on December 14, 2009
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The Winner Is...

The Panasonic ES8109S 3-blade - barely. Put the Remington blades and cutter (keeping the center blade of the Panasonic) on a Panasonic 13,000 RPM shaver and you would have the World's best electric shaver. The Remington shaved a little closer than the Panasonic and provided a faster shave. However, the difficulty in cleaning, noise and lack of a charging base tipped me to the Panasonic as the final choice.

This is a review of three Panasonic models; ES8243A (4-blade), ES8109S (3-blade) and ES7109, the Remington MS2-390, the Norelco 8260 CC and the Braun Series 5 8995 (8985 & 8975 only differ in displays and cleaning). I have an average beard and have been using electric shavers (foils and rotaries) over 30 years. The models here are no better than any of the other higher quality shavers I've owned. It takes about 10 minutes (no shaver will give you a first-pass close shave) to get to that good dry shave (with or without pre-electric gels/oils) and you do have to put pressure on to get a close shave. This means recharging every 4-5 days. Gels/oils do make the process easier - not faster - and I have reviewed six of them on their Amazon sites.

ES8109S: This 3-blade shaver gives a very close shave, with some work. It does give off a higher pitch `whine', while shaving, that is somewhat annoying, but is not what I would consider noisy. Nor is the cleaning operation noisy. Based upon other reviewers, I was expecting it to sound like a lawn mower, but it is just an occasional buzzing noise as it cleans. The "Arc Foil" design slows shaving (see discussion, below).

ES8243A: I had hoped that the four blades of the Panasonic ES8243A just might be able to give a superior shave.
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228 of 240 people found the following review helpful By Rob B. on December 11, 2009
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Overall, this is a very good product. I say this after having previously owned two Remington electric shavers (about 4 years), the last one being the Remington Titanium MS280 shaver. I have also been a long-time wet shaver and have a ton of experience with Mach 3, Schick Quattro, and Merkur Double Edge razors (have tried Feather, Gillette, Bic, Dorco, Crystal, Derby, Merkur, etc. blades) via wet shaving. The Remington shavers usually got a pretty close shave, however this close shave was accompanied by a lot of skin irritation (razor burn), mostly around the neck area due to repeated passes; although, I did find that applying baby powder before the shave would help with the burning a bit. As for the wet shaves, they mostly produced very close shaves, but often the amount of time it would take me to achieve such a close shave (on average about 15-20 mins.), and the resulting nicks and cuts on my face, plus ingrown hairs, eventually had me abandon this method of shaving. It wasn't efficient and ultimately became incredibly frustrating - I tried before-shower, after-shower, shave brush, no shave brush, and used tons of different types of shave creams and gels and ridiculous combinations of this and that before I said, this sucks.

So, my brother purchased this same shaver, but with the cleaning dock. He let me do a trial shave on his, so I have to give him credit for introducing me to this product, even though I ended up buying the shaver without this cleaning dock.
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