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The original used to be good, this one is hardly a 3-star
on April 11, 2012
I used to own one of these for many years, carried it with me around the world and was very happy with it. Recently I decided to get another one, as the old one really started getting old. However, I was disappointed with the new one. It is still the same model, HC-363, but it seems that some cost cutting measures have been implemented. The shell is made of slightly different, I would say cheaper, material, but that in itself is not too important. However, it seems that the battery was changed as well. It has a different charger, and the capacity is clearly lower, I should say - insufficient. Fully charged, it can barely last one session, I'm regularly forced to attach the cord before I'm finished trimming. That never happened to me with the previous piece. I bought this one during one of my recent travels abroad, so it's almost impossible for me now to replace it and see whether I got a bad piece, or they really slipped with the quality, or they sell different quality products in different markets. I thought about giving it one star, because I feel let down. Instead, I'm being generous giving it three stars because it basically works, it clips and trims well before it runs out of power.