A few months back, we sent writer Kurt Soller on a mission: Find the best beard trimmers for guys who want to groom their facial hair without hacking it all off. After trying a dozen, he came away with five favorites, one of which is the Philips Norelco OneBlade (which, we’ve heard from other guys, too, is just great). And today, it’s on sale for just $17.
Unlike other facial-hair removers participating in the razor arms race, the OneBlade has just, well, one blade. To hear Soller (and several YouTube reviewers) tell it, that makes it a breeze to use — not perfect for every situation, but good for most of them: “Once you charge the handle and turn on the power, the blade’s rapid movements cut nearly as close as a regular disposable blade, but without any fear of bleeding or ingrown hairs. You can basically drag it all over your face haphazardly to eliminate all your facial hair, or use it to ‘edge’ and ‘shape’ for styles like goatees. Using it does feel slightly strange, like you’re sweeping over your floor with a broom that doesn’t work as well as a vacuum. And the results weren’t the most pristine, so it’s something I’m saving for vacations, when it matters less. The small size, decent battery life, and punchy color make it just right for my Dopp kit.”
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