It's Time to Consider an Electric Shaver

Imagine a world where you never cut yourself shaving again—ever.

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Rotary Shavers

If you have thicker hair, and don't love shaving regularly, a rotary shaver is the device for you. It's kind to sensitive skin, doesn't require much cleaning, and, though it may not provide as close a shave, it's ideal if you prefer starting the day with a two o'clock shadow.

After all, as Vince Vaughn famously said in Swingers, sometimes you want to stop looking like "the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's really hoping makes it happen" and start looking like "the guy in the rated-R movie...the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from...a bad man, bad man

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Wet & Dry Electric Shaver, Series 4000, $70, philips.com.

This shaver gets you 50 minutes of shaving after just one hour of charging. (And, trust us—50 minutes is a lot of shaving.) Its DualPrecision design is aimed at helping you shave both stubble and longer hairs with ease.

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Maximum Comfort Hyperflex Advanced Rotary Shaver, $85, remingtonproducts.com.

With its Hyperflex technology, this device is designed to bend fluidly with the contours of your face—and since it's fitted with an anti-microbial additive, it helps prevent the growth of bacteria.

RPF-3200 Penta Flex Wet/Dry 5 Headed Flex Shaver by Ragalta, $33, jet.com.

With five blades and a ten-hour lifespan, this shaver is built to appeal to transatlantic flyers and truckers alike. Strength, stamina, and it even comes with attachments so it can be used on ear and nose hair as well. One-stop shopping.

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Foil Shavers

If you're an every-day shaver, foil will be your style of choice. Of the two electric variants, this one provides a closer shave—especially for those with straight hair—so this is definitely the move if you like looking fresh as a daisy each morning. Plus, they tend to have a bit of a louder motor than the rotary shavers, which can be a good morning motivator for those who love the sound of horsepower.

Series 7 799cc-6 Wet & Dry Shaver With Clean & Charge Station, $290, braun.com.

As advertised, this gadget works wet or dry. It also employs a little thing called Intelligent Sonic Technology. Through the use of 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute, it reads the map of your face and adjusts to the thickness of your beard. Looks like this futuristic piece of technology has just made getting a clean, precise shave Mission: Possible.

Arc4 4-Blade Shaver with Auto Cleaner, $169, panasonic.com.

The Arc4's four-blade, dual-motor setup makes for a closer shave, whether you choose to go dry or not. The real kicker is its sonic vibration cleaning mode, which removes clipped hairs from the razor by vibrating when held under running water.

Smart Edge Shaver, $100, remingtonproducts.com.

With its signature WetTech design, the Smart Edge shaver can work with gel or foam, as a traditional razor would, and you can even bring it in the shower. Whichever way you choose to use it, the Smart Edge will keep you looking clean.

The Hybrid

OneBlade, $35, philips-store.com.

A simple, versatile tool, the OneBlade allows you to either simply trim down your beard, or take it back to the drawing board with a clean shave, all with just one solitary—albeit, souped-up—blade. The OneBlade moves at a rate of 200x per second, so it can trim a lot. The best part? The blades last, on average, four months. Take that, disposable razors.

From: Seventeen
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