Panasonic Arc5 Men’s Electric Shaver Wet/Dry

Does it work and is it worth it?

Yes it works great and it may be worth the price for you depending…. For starters, I have a thick beard and a sensitive neck area to the point where many razors and shavers irritate my neck too much to use, and I use this shaver every day. It does a great job, and doesn’t irritate my skin.

This shaver is for people who have a thick beard that want a close shave, (wet or dry). It’s great with sensitive skin, but if you have a light beard, going one model down will save you money and you wont notice the difference, (I used the 4 blade for five years and loved it.)

+ Great, clean, close shave (wet or drv this is about as close to a blade as I’ve been, and I’ve tried most shaver models.)
+ Easy on your sensitive neck, though you must give it a month to get used to it
+ Self cleaner charges and cleans with no thought or effort from you
+ Extra blade cuts through thick beards faster, and a bit more cleanly, even after a few days of stubble growth
+ Charging station is convenient and ensures you have a clean charged shaver every day, saving you time in the morning

Large shaving area reduces shaving time

Panasonic ES-LV81-K Men’s 5-Blade(ARC5) Shaving System with Nanotech Blades, Black


Panasonic Men’s wet/dry shavers are packed with smart, innovative, features that deliver a remarkably close and comfortable shave. The ES-LV81-K is a 5-blade (arc5) shaving system which means more foils for better coverage and reduced shaving time. In addition, its nanotech blades are honed at an acute 30-degree angle enabling whiskers to be cut more cleanly at the root. The multi-flex active pivoting head allows the shaver glide uniformly over the chin and the jaw line for more efficient coverage and maximum comfort. The 14,000 fast, linear motor drive system eliminates the tugging and pulling that can occur with slower shavers and also maintain peak power right up to the end of the charge. The automatic cleaning/charging system cleanses the shaver with a hygienic, alcohol-free solution while removing stubble and debris. Panasonic’s ES-LV81-K comes equipped with a travel pouch, 10-stage LCD display, switch-lock button and pop-up trimmer. Other optional accessories include: foil (WES9171PC), blade (WES9170PC) and set (WES9030P). Dimensions: 6.3-Inch(h) x 2.8-Inch(w) x 2-Inch(d), 7.1-Ounce .

Three distinct foil patterns work in combo to capture and cut even the most difficult parts of your beard. 30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades Lift-Tech Foil

Features reverse-tapered edges that lift and cut beards that lie flat.

Face-Hugging Multi-Flex Pivoting Head Finishing Foil

A specially-shaped finishing foil captures and cuts even the most stubborn beards.

Fast, Linear Motor Drive Slit Foil

Slit structure easily catches long beards. The long beards that are difficult for other blades to catch are cut to the ideal shortness for shaving.

Panasonic’s advance shaver technology improves your daily shaving routine. Face-Hugging Multi-Flex Pivoting Head Face-Hugging Multi-Flex Pivoting Head

Head motion range: approximately 25 degrees back and forth, approximately 20 degrees left and right.
Conforms to neck, under the chin area, and jaw line.

30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades 30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades

Nano polished 30-degree-angle stainless hypoallergenic blades cut hair at its base for ultimate precision.

Fast, Linear Motor Drive Fast, Linear Motor Drive

A rapid-fire 14,000 cycles per minute linear motor drive delivers a faster, closer shave. The fast, linear motor ensures a quick cut, eliminating pulling, tugging and irritation.

Multi-fit Arc Blades Multi-Fit Arc Blades

Five independently floating blades follow the contours of your face, chin and neck for a close and smooth shave.

Automatic Cleaning and Charging System Automatic Cleaning and Charging System

Cleans, dries, renew and charges the unit automatically keeping the blades sharp and ready for the next shave.

Wet/Dry Shaving

Enjoy the convenience of a quick shave using the dry operation or use wet, with foam or gel, for a smooth shave. Three stainless steel hypoallergenic blades and foils provide comfort and less irritation for sensitive skin types.

Men’s Shavers Model Overview
ES-LV81-KNumber of Blades3 Blades3 Blades4 Blades4 Blades4 Blades4 Blades5 Blades5 BladesMotor Type LinearLinearLinearLinearLinearLinearLinearLinearRPM/CPM13,00013,00013,00014,00014,00014,00014,00014,000Flexible Pivoting HeadMulti-Flex Pivoting Head     30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades Hypoallergenic Stainless-Steel Foil and BladesArc Foil Ultra-Thin Vibrating Outer Foil       Lift-Tech Foil      Pop-up Trimmer Wet/Dry Shaving Display10-Stage LCD5-Stage LED10-Stage LCD5-Stage LED10-Stage LCD10-Stage LCD10-Stage LCD10-Stage LCDTravel Lock Switch Automatic Cleaning and Charging System      Full Charge Time1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 HourUsage Time45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 MinutesAutomatic Universal Dual VoltageTravel PouchBatteryLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonReplacement Outer FoilWES9187PCWES9187PCWES9161PCWES9167PCWES9025PCWES9025PCWES9171PCWES9171PCReplacement Inner BladeWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9170PCWES9170PCReplacement Foil & BladeWES9027PCWES9027PCWES9020PCWES9027PCWES9165PCWES9165PCWES9030PCWES9030PC

Product Features

  • 5-Blade Ultra-Thin Vibrating Foil Cutting System with 30 Degree “Nano Blades” for a clean shaving experience
  • 14,000 CPM Linear Motor Drive with a Multi- Flex Pivoting Head with Stainless Steel Foil and Blade, Built-in Pop-up Trimmer
  • 10-Stage LCD readout, Lock Button, Automatic Cleaniner & Charging System included, Sonic Vibration Cleaning Mode for quick clean-up
  • Use Wet with Shaving Gel or Dry, 100% Waterproof, Includes Travel pouch and AC Adapter, Made In Japn
  • It is recommended that you replace the outer foil and inner blade at least every year to maintain the cutting edge on your razor

June 29, 2014 - Comment
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2 thoughts on “Panasonic Arc5 Men’s Electric Shaver Wet/Dry

  1. Wayne "Omegafiler" says:

    Panasonic ES-LV81-K vs. Braun 790cc Right when you think you’ve got the best razor out there, somebody has to go and come out with something 3x as expensive. The question then, is it 3x better? Let’s find out.So I’ve been using the Braun 790cc razor for over about 19 months. I know this because I just replaced my blade at the 18 month mark about two months ago. This ensures it had a fair comparison with the Panasonic, as it was obviously brand new. This is also my first Panasonic. I’ve been using various high-end…

  2. Doc H says:

    Great, expensive (you knew that) electric shaver I’m one of the minority of reviewer’s who actually purchased this product (*definitely increasing since I wrote this though!); I didn’t pay full retail (still listed some places as just south of $600), so let’s say a little over half that. And the replacement head/foil is 80 bucks. So my comments straight up relate to whether I think I got my money’s worth, not just the technical aspects of the shaver. The short version if you don’t want to read the list is, yes, I think I did, with a…

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