Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor for Men, 4-Blade Cordless Shaver, Wet-Dry with Linear Motor and Flexible Pivoting Shaver Head
- The Panasonic Arc 4 men's electric razor system, with four ultra-sharp Arc4 NanotechTM blades for quick, clean wet dry shaver comfort and convenience.
- Ultra-thin, stainless-steel Multi-fit Arc4 foil conforms gently to facial contours for outstanding shaving machine closeness and results.
- Flexible pivoting Panasonic Arc 4 electric razor shaving head glides effortlessly over face, chin, neck and jaw.
- A high-performance Arc4 linear motor drive delivers 13,000 cuts per minute and maintains peak power up to the end of every battery charge for consistently close and even electric razor shaving.
- Panasonic ES8243A is 100% waterproof for convenient wet dry shaver convenience, shave dry anytime or in the shower, includes a 10-stage LCD to show razor status , pop-up trimmer and sonic vibration mode for quick, easy cleanup.
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Panasonic Linear ES8243A Arc4 Men's Electric Wet Dry Shaver
Reliable, top-rated Panasonic Arc4 wet dry electric shavers for men are packed with smart, innovative features that deliver a remarkably close and comfortable shave. The Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 shaver features an ultra-sharp four blade shaving machine system with 30-degree nanotech blades that capture, lift and hold whiskers to cut more cleanly at their base. It comes complete with a powerful 13,000 cpm Arc 4 linear motor drive designed to consistently deliver a cleaner, closer, smoother shave without the pulling and tugging that can occur with slower men's electric shavers and maintain peak performance power right up to the end of the charge. The curved Panasonic Arc4 foils follow the natural contours of your face for more efficient electric razor coverage and maximum comfort. At the same time, the ES8243A Arc4 features wet dry operation to provide either quick, comfortable dry shaving anytime, or shaving with your favorite gel or foam over the sink or in the shower for a truly luxurious shaving experience. Other Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 features include a built-in pop-up trimmer, 10 Stage LCD for electric shaver and rechargeable battery status and a convenient travel pouch for shaving and grooming away from home.
Like other Panasonic shavers for men, for optimal performance, blades and foil should be replaced when dull. The ES8243A Arc 4 Electric Shaver for Men replacement accessories include: WES9161PC (Foil), WES9068PC (Inner Blade) and WES9020 (Combo Set).
Arc4 Shaving System
The Panasonic Arc 4 men’s shaver system features micro-thin, stainless-steel Arc foils to capture, lift and hold whiskers while four super-sharp, 30 degree honed blades cut hair cleanly at the base for a close shave. The result is thorough, high-performance men’s electric shaving, greater shaver comfort and reduced shaving time. Both Panasonic Arc4 blades and foils are hypoallergenic and designed to shave gently on even the most sensitive skin.
Flexible Pivoting Electric Shaver Head
The agile, Panasonic razor is designed with a flexible pivoting head which moves side to side and up and down to ensure smooth, uniform motion along each of the individual contours of the face to shave the chin, jaw line and neck while also providing maximum closeness and comfort.
High-Performance Linear Motor
A smoother, cleaner shave is also faster with Panasonic's quiet, high-performance linear motor, designed to shave at speeds of 13,000 cycles per minute (cpm), and ensure peak electric razor performance throughout the shaver’s battery life. Compared with 10,000 cpm shavers, the Panasonic Arc4 operates nearly 1.5 times faster, with twice the cutting force.
Multi-fit Arc Foil
The Panasonic electric shaver head is gently curved to let the shaver glide evenly along the chin and along the jaw line. With Arc 4 Foil shaving, you can also move the shaver head in a circular motion—ideal for those accustomed to a rotary shaver.
30-Degree Nanotech Blades
The Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 features men's shaver blades forged and honed to an acute 30 degree cutting edge to cut more efficiently and cleanly at the base of every hair. Stainless-steel, hypoallergenic Arc 4 blades and foils provide gentle comfort any skin type and sensitivity.
Whether you're in a hurry or have time to spare, the premium wet dry Panasonic men’s shaver is ready when you are. Use this men's wet dry shaver for a quick, dry shave when pressed for time or when time permits, shave over the sink or in the shower with your favorite shaving foam or gel for a smooth, comfortable shave.
The Arc4 men’s shaver includes a pop-up trimmer which is great for trimming and detailing your mustache and sideburns. Just pop up when ready to use and push to close when you're finished.
Advanced Illuminated LCD Display
A quick-read digital display built into the Panasonic razor sure-grip handle includes shave timer, five stage battery indicator, cleaning reminder, sonic vibration cleaning mode, a Blade and Foil replacement reminder and battery charge indicator.
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|Number of Blades||3||3||4||4||5||5|
|Pivoting Head Type||Multi-Flex||Flexible||Flexible||Flexible||Multi-Flex||Multi-Flex|
|Motor Speed||13,000 CPM||13,000 CPM||13,000 CPM||14,000 CPM||14,000 CPM||14,000 CPM|
|Multi-fit ARC Foil||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Active Shave Sensor||✓||✓|
|Premium Automatic Clean & Charge Station||✓|
|2-year Limited Warranty||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought as a father's day present for my husband and he likes it a lot.Published 6 hours ago by Lymo
This thing shaves very close, and is fairly comfortable. The big problem is that you can't use it plugged in. Read morePublished 2 days ago by unholycow
I can't get used to an electric, my skin as well as my heart are just too sensitive. I've loved my mach 3 for too long and too deeply for any other. Read morePublished 3 days ago by RV
Best electric razor I have ever owned, worth every penny. It is smooth, easy to clean, relatively quiet, and fast charging.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this thing. Gets as close as you can get to a straight razor if not the exact same closeness. It has a cleaning mode which is awesome for keeping it clean and smelling nice. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Wes Hinson
I have been very pleased with the shave I get. I am also amazed at how easy it is to clean with soap and water.Published 10 days ago by KenneyMac