Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5 Multi Flex Wet-Dry Shaver
If you’re looking for an electric shaver with a lot of features, the Panasonic ES-LV81-K has got you covered. Featuring a “Vortex Cleaning System”, 5 multi flex blades, a face-hugging pivotal head, and a cool blue LCD display that gives you the status on battery life.
Panasonic’s rapid-fire 14,000 cycles per minute linear motor provides a fast and closer shave, reducing skin irritation and annoying hair pulling. The 5 floating blades adjust to the contours of your face making it easy to get to those difficult shaving areas.
Panasonic ES-LV81-K Convenient Features
The Panasonic ES-LV81-K offers the ability to have a quick dry shave for guys on the go as well as a wet shave for a smooth clean feeling. The blades are hypoallergenic making it a good choice for those of us that have sensitive skin.
The Panasonic ES-LV81-K has a “quick lift arc” foil and an outer foil. There is a pop-up trimmer that makes grooming easy. Although, if you do any below the neck grooming, I recommend a solid stand alone groomer like the BodyGroom Pro which you can pick up relatively cheap.
The automatic cleaning and charging system features a lock button to prevent the shaver from going on while in the charging station. It automatically cleans, dries, and charges while in the docking station. However, you should still thoroughly rinse before placing in the dock station.
For guys who like to travel, the Panasonic ES-LV81-K comes with a durable travel pouch. There’s also a universal dual voltage feature which conforms to worldwide voltage (100 to 240V). There’s nothing worse than going out of the country on a business trip and not being able to shave because you don’t have universal voltage…problem solved.
The battery is a standard Li-Ion, offering 45 minutes of shave time (approximately two weeks) on a full charge. A full charge takes roughly an hour.
My thoughts on the Panasonic ES-LV81-K
It’s easy to disregard a shaver that has a $300 price tag, and that’s actually 50% off! However,, when you consider you will probably use this product nearly everyday for many guys and the fact that it will last you for nearly a decade if not longer, it kind of changes your perspective.
I think the ES-LV81-K is a solid shaver. It’s safe to assume it’s a top shelf shaver that’s going to provide a quality shave. I really like the attention to detail with all the cool features and the design is way cool. Honestly, if I could buy every shaver on the market merely for sake of trying them first hand prior to doing research and reviews I would. This isn’t really practical however but I do have quite a collection going!
The Bottom line is, the ES-LV81-K is a great shaver. You really can’t find fault with a product that is so well designed and does what it was intended to do. It has all the features you could possibly want in an electric shaver and more. Well, that’s my two cents, now let’s look at what other guys have to say on the matter.
What Guy’s are saying about the Panasonic ES-LV81-K
Some of the comments that stuck out were, “It shaves, with no irritation, almost as close as a blade,” and, “Worth it completely…!” as well as, “Easy to clean. If you elect not to use the cleaning dock, you can easily clean the shaver by rinsing it under tap water with the shaver running.”
Some of the common complaints about the Panasonic ES-LV81-K were that it is louder than other shavers. Another common complaint was the high cost of replacement blades which should be changed yearly. Other than that, it was difficult to find much fault with the Panasonic ES-LV81-K. Most guys were completely satisfied with their purchase.
The bottom line is, the Panasonic ES-LV81-K is loaded with features, provides a fast smooth shave minus skin irritation, and is perfect for guys who like to travel. Until recently, the price had been quite steep. Currently, you can get it for 56% off of retail through the following link!
Panasonic ES-LV81-K Highlights
- Three Foil Patterns: Lift, Slit and Finishing Foil
- Automatic Cleaning and Charging
- Flexible Pivoting Head
- 5 Independent Floating Blades
- Wet/Dry Shaving
- Nanotech Blades
Do you own a Panasonic ES-LV81-K? If so, please share your experience with the Panasonic ES-LV81-K and help other guys to make a more informed decision.
Panasonic ES-LV81-K Review by Jason Hill