About a month ago, I wrote about the Shave Tech USB Travel Shaver and based on the specs, it seemed like a pretty cool gadget to have. I went ahead and ordered the travel shaver because I like the way it looks, how compact it is, the USB feature, and it’s affordable price of only $29.99. At that price point, it’s worth a shot because I’ve wasted a lot more money on some pretty dumb things.
For starters, the packaging is surprisingly nice for something that costs $30. The quality of the box gives it an “expensive” feel. The items inside include the USB travel shaver, a black ‘velvety feeling’ carry pouch, a cleaning brush, and an instruction manual. I prefer to trim my facial hair rather then getting a close shave but I went ahead anyway and I’m giving this little handy device a chance for a few weeks to see how the my skin likes it as well as how well the shaver holds up.
I’ll start off with what I didn’t like about the Shave Tech shaver and that would be the top cover/lid. It’s a bit on the flimsy side and comes off very easily. I was expecting it to have a solid “click” when you put the cover on and off but you won’t find that here. The second thing is the actual shaving action. It’s not bad at the actual shaving but I did find myself moving the shaver over my face more times than something that would cost $60 to $100. With that being said, this shaver is only $29.99 and still a very good value when you consider the various advantages.
Moving on to the things that I did like about the Shave Tech USB Rechargeable Travel Shaver. My most favorite thing about this shaver its compact size. It’s smaller than your modern smart phone and small enough to carry in your carry-on luggage, glove compartment box in a car, or even your pocket. The USB feature is really useful since your options for charging just increased by a significant amount and the fact that you don’t have to worry about carrying wires and adapters. The USP plug simply flips in and out of the body of the shaver. And if you don’t happen to have access to a USB port, the company also sells USB AC Power Adapter for $6.99.
So far, the maintenance has also been very easy. After a full shave, you can easily detach the outer foil hood to access the inner blades and body and use the cleaning brush provided to remove hair and debris. The instruction manual says NOT to clean the shaver with water so I never bothered using this device in the shower in case I end up damaging it.
On a full charge, the device should be good for about 30 minutes or so. The part that kind of sucks is getting to full charge. Your very first charge will take you a while. A while as in about 8 hours or so. But at the same time, the device draws minimal power which explains the long charge time.
Overall, I would recommend the Shave Tech USB Travel Charger as your travel companion. This is the perfect emergency tool while on the road or when traveling and you don’t want something bulky with you. Although all shavers serve one main purpose, it would be unfair to compare this device to the more expensive units. While the more expensive chargers have the power advantage, this has the size/compactness advantage as well as a sleeker design.
The device does a good job at shaving and you can’t go wrong at $29.99. The shavers are available in white or black and you can purchase them over at Shave Tech or you go can get it for $26.99 over at Amazon.