I used Brauns prior to this purchase and liked most of them. However, by comparison the motor on this Panasonic is much more powerful. Because I have a coarse facial hair, that’s a big plus. The Panasonic is a bit larger to hold in your hand and a tad more cumbersome to navigate around the upper lip but not a deal breaker. The LED display gives you charge status. The cleaning station seems to work well. The shaver runs for quite a few days on a single charge.
One negative. If you run the charge down to empty and plug the shaver in using the cord, the unit doesn’t operate. You have to wait until it has been recharged a bit before using it again.
Overall, I highly recommend it.
Panasonic ES-LA93-K Vortex Arc 4 Multi-Flex Nanotech Shaver, Black
Panasonic’s fully loaded men’s wet/dry washable electric shavers are packed with smart, innovative features that deliver a remarkably close and comfortable shave. The ES-LA93-K is a four-blade (Arc 4) shaving system, which means more foils for better coverage and reduced shaving time. Hypoallergenic blades and foils cause less irritation and are best for sensitive skin. Panasonic men’s electric shavers feature 30-degree-angle Nanotech blades to cut hair at its base for close, accurate precision. Along with the Multi-Flex active head, the shaver glides uniformly along the contours of the face and covering the chin, jaw line and sideburns while providing maximum comfort. The world’s fastest 14,000 CPM linear motor eliminates tugging and pulling that can occur with slower shavers. This electric razor maintains peak power right up to the end of the charge, to ensure a consistently close shave. When the shaver’s Lithium-Ion battery needs recharging, simply insert the shaver into the automatic cleaning and charging system for a clean, renewed shave. ES-LA93-K men’s electric four-blade (Arc 4) shaving system comes equipped with a travel pouch, a 10-stage LCD display, a travel lock switch, and a pop-up trimmer. Optional accessories include: foil (WES9165PC), blade (WES9068PC), combo set (WES9025PC), and cleaning cartridges (WES035P). The shaving system weighs 7.1 ounces and measures 2 by 2.8 by 6.3 inches (LxWxH).
For a fast, smooth & close shave Ultra-thin Vibrating Outer Foil
At only 41 micrometers, the outer foil is incredibly thin, and its subtle vibrations lift the hair follicle for the closest shave possible.
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 advanced shaver technology improves your daily shaving routine. 30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades
Nano polished 30-degree-angle stainless hypoallergenic blades cut hair at its base for ultimate precision.
Face-Hugging Multi-Flex Pivoting Head
Head motion range: approximately 25 degrees back and forth; approximately 20 degrees left and right.
Conforms to the neck, under the chin area, and jaw line.
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
Four independently floating blades follow the contours of your face, chin and neck for a close and smooth shave.
Automatic Cleaning and Charging System
Cleans, dries, renew and charges the unit automatically keeping the blades sharp and ready for the next shave.
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
- 4-Blade Cutting system with 30 Degree Nano Blades for a clean wet or dry shaving experience
- 14,000 CPM fast Linear Motor Drive system, with a Multi-Flex Pivoting Head; 1-Hour charge for up to 45 minutes of usage
- Multi-ft Arc Foil and a Ultra-thin Outer Foil; Pop-up trimmer, blue 1-stage LCD display
- Sonic Vibration Cleaning system with detergent cartridge; Lock button to prevent unit from going on
- Travel Pouch included; 6.5″(H) x 2.7″ (W) x 2.2″ (D), 7.1oz