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Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor for Men, 4-Blade Cordless Shaver, Wet-Dry with Linear Motor and Flexible Pivoting Shaver Head

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About the Product
  • 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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Product Description

One of Panasonic’s top rated electric shavers, the ES8242A men’s shaver delivers close, clean, quick shaving with four ultra-sharp stainless steel Nanotech blades. Each blade in the Panasonic ES8243A Arc 4 mens electric razor is precision honed to a perfect 30° edge. Together with Panasonic's ultra-thin Arc 4 foil system, they gently conform to the individual contours of your face, neck and chin. This premium men's shaving machine also includes a flexible pivoting head to guide blades and foil effortlessly along the skin for maximum comfort. Its high-efficiency 13,000 cpm Arc4 linear drive motor maintains full, continuous power to the very end of each battery charge for consistent, even shaving. The Panasonic razor also includes a built-in pop-up trimmer which adds the perfect finish to beards, mustaches and sideburns. It's 100% waterproof, too, and can be used with foam or gel in the shower or used dry anytime. A 10-stage LED in the easy-grip Panasonic Shaver handle shows battery power status, charge indicator and a cleaning and a replacement reminder for Panasonic Arc 4 blades and foils. Cleaning the ES8243 shaver is quick and simple. You can rinse the entire shaving machine under running water and let the razor's sonic vibration mode easily remove stubborn gel and stubble, leaving the Arc4 blades and foil fresh and renewed. For shaving and grooming away from home, this Panasonic Arc4 men's wet dry electric shaver comes with universal voltage, an AC adaptor/charger and a travel pouch.

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Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 3 x 7 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B001DKMY9Q
  • UPC: 191120089058 777786234614 172302765878 012304442028 379885665018 021112366334 805095872897 079532038713 777785810451 300617953363 777779691264 072091550382 112040006109 971475936890 777781619621 777783691496 803982782762 163120849505 724627171201 182682424951 752639382551 961613156556 666671299756 037988566501 132017737942 001910609895 088020950932 041114741045
  • Item model number: ES8243A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,024 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,910 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]

From the Manufacturer

ES8103S ES-LT41-K ES8243A ES-LF51-A ES-LV65-S ES-LV95-S
ES8103S Arc3 Men's Electric Shaver ES-LT41-K Arc3 Men's Electric Shaver ES8243A Arc4 Men's Electric Shaver ES-LF51-A Arc4 Men's Electric Shaver ES-LV65-S Arc5 Men's Electric Shaver ES-LV95-S Arc5 Men's Electric Shaver
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
Wet/Dry Operation
Multi-fit ARC Foil
Active Shave Sensor
Premium Automatic Clean & Charge Station
Display Type Multi-LCD Multi-LCD Multi-LCD Multi-LED Mulit-LED Multi-LED
2-year Limited Warranty

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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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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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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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