The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 is a highly recommended electric shaver, and the recommendations are from regular users. Apart from the awards and accolades that this Panasonic shaver has received, the user reviews make it one of the most sought after electric shavers in business. This foil style rechargeable electric shaver features a four blade cutting system, hypo-allergic Nanotech blades, a multiflex pivoting head, dual motors one of which is a high performance linear motor, a pop-up trimmer, sonic vibrations cleaning mode, a safety lock, a read out LCD screen indicator and is capable of both dry and wet shaves. This highly advanced shaver comes at an affordable price.
Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 Review
Ergonomics and design:
The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 is a brawny foil-style electric shaver with a silver and black body. Its ergonomic design is suited for a comfortable hold and its rubber textured part in the handle ensures that it has a slip free grip. You would definitely not want your shaver to slip off your hands even when they are wet.
The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 boasts of a four blade cutting system for maximum coverage and a smooth and faster shave. The shaver head has four rows of micro thin stainless steel foils that help to lift the hair from the skin while the ultra sharp stainless steel inner blades which are precision honed at 30° gives them a fine and precise cut. The inner blades are powered by a Nano technology to give them the extra edge that will provide a sharp cut rather than pulling or tagging the hairs. The split-foil feature ensures that even long hairs are captured and the vibrations in the thin outer foil hold the hairs to give you the closest shave. Each foil head has an ability to retract independently of each other. The most important part of the device is that the shaver head is attached to it via a small neck with a gentle inward curve enabling the shaver head with a multidirectional movement. The Multiflex pivoting head along with the retractable foil blades can reach any part of your face with equal ease and can glide over your facial contour smoothly whatever the shape of your face may be. This is exceptionally important when it comes to shaving the neck and the chin. The shaver head is also capable of moving in a circular motion like that of a rotary head shaver. None of the hairs, in whichever direction they grow, are missed out on. All the blades of this shaver are made with hypo-allergic stainless steel. Hence it’s softer on the skin and the chances of a rash are minimized. The only disadvantage is that the bulky head doesn’t reach some remote areas like under the nose. It’s difficult to get a clean shave in these areas with the Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4.
High performance linear motor:
The four rows of blades are driven by a high performance linear motor of 14000 cycles per minute. This motor moves the blades from side to side enabling a faster and tag free cut. There is also a second motor that vibrates the shaver head to and fro to lift the hairs for the blades to do their job. Thus the entire motor system can enable about 56000 cross-cutting actions per minute and you can have a clean shave within minutes. The linear motor also ensures that you have the same power for the entire charge period.
The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 has a pop-up trimmer fitted at the back of the shaver head. It can be engaged easily just by opening it and can be used for the sideburns and moustache detailing.
The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 can be used for both wet and dry shaves. So you can use your shaver with lather, foam or gel or can also use it under a shower while shaving and trimming. Wet shave is always very useful in that it is softer on skin and gives you a refreshing effect after the shave.
The shaver uses a Lithium ion battery for a long lasting performance. The battery can be charged fully in an hour and can give you 45 minutes of shaving time. If you shave daily it can last you almost half a month. The shaver can be charged with a universal adaptor that can be used worldwide and has an adjustable voltage of 100-240. The shaver does not have a quick charge option and can only be used cordless, i.e. it cannot be used while it is being charged.
The shaver handle has an easy to read LCD Screen indicator with a 10 stage meter to tell you the battery and charging status of the device. It also indicates when the battery is running low and needs to be charged and when the device needs to be cleaned.
The device is 100% waterproof and can be cleaned very easily. You can just hold the device under running water. Using hot water will facilitate the cleaning especially if you had a wet shave. The shaver also has a Sonic Vibrations cleaning mode wherein if you engage this mode while cleaning the shaver under running water, the sonic vibrations help to get rid of the scraps.
The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 has a safety lock that will disable the shaver from turning on while travel.
What’s in the box:
The package contains a Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 shaver, a protective cap, a travel pouch, power cord along with a user manual.
Panasonic gives a two year limited worldwide warranty on this product.
If you can do away with the cons mentioned above, this is the shaver that you would long to own.
Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4
- Four blade cutting system
- Multiflex pivoting head
- Sonic vibrations cleansing mode
- Wet/Dry Use
- High power linear motor
- No Quick charge option
- Can’t be used corded
- High motor noise
- The bulky head doesn’t reach areas like the upper lip