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Very impressed with the quality, thoughtfulness of design, and good performance.
There are two adjustments, one to change the angle and one to extend the lower handle. Both of these have really strong tactile feel, detents to make a tactile click feel with sound, plus sturdy locking mechanisms. They are so tight, I feel it will never move without me doing it on purpose. A+ in this area!
I am a large man with a large back and due to shoulder injuries I have some difficulty positioning my right arm. With the two adjustments that are possible (length and angle) I was able to reach every area with no problems whatsoever. No stretching or uncomfortable positions were necessary for me to get this done.
While I did find it quite loud, this seems to be unavoidable because the head is "springy" which means you can push with a lot of force and it will never dig into your back. So a little extra vibrational noise is the trade-off here. I am grateful for the springy head because it keeps unnecessary skin aggravation to a minimum.
With a light- to medium-amount of back hair, I never thought a product like this would be necessary for me but now that I purchased it and tried it I will constantly maintain a cleaner back area. Largely in part to how easy this device makes it. A first-time, complete back and bum shave took me less than 5 minutes. Once I master the device I can see it taking less than 2 minutes.
This thing was worth what I paid and then some! In summary: good features good value, durable, well-designed. I recommend it highly.
I thought that I must be doing something wrong... until I read the other reviews. I had the original model years ago, which worked well until I dropped it and snapped the head off. The only complaint that I had with it was that angle joint in the handle wouldn’t stay locked. So this new one has a locking joint, and I think that is going to be an improvement. And then I went to use it... the only thing this unit cuts is skin. It drags like barbed wire across your skin while ripping out a few hairs at a time. I don’t remember the last time that I was this disappointed with a purchase. Truly horrible.
Edit: I tried using the smaller head tonight, the one with the teeth on both sides and the foil in the middle.
My observations: If I go slowly in short strokes back and forth as I gradually move to different areas, it does a really good job. The foil part makes a huge difference. Like most men (I presume), I’ve only ever used clippers, like the earlier versions of the ManGroomer. So I had been keeping my back hair trimmed and not easily visible, but with this shaver head, it leaves my skin smooth and soft. No stubble. I’m now glad that I bought this unit. I don’t, however, retract any of my previous comments about the jumbo wide head. It’s useless to me.
I believe that if you use the foil head and take your time, you will be pleased with the results.
It takes some time to get used to how to hold your hands in order to get the blades to cover your back properly. At first, I spent 10 mins and basically got nothing off. But once I paid attention that the blades actually contacts the hair, with some effort, you can remove all your back hair. I was expecting it to be a bit easier and less time consuming, but once you get the hang of it, it's 15 mins. Make sure to have a vacuum cleaner ready if you have a hair back. I can confirm it works on a very hairy back. My girlfriend used it on my and she was able to do it way quicker because she could make sure it was making perfect contact, but that sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it. Will buy again for sure assuming the battery and blades stay functional for a reasonable amount of time.
This is an excellent product and does the job just fine! I have two of these units and they have not let me down! Ease of use with the extension is great and after a few uses you get used to how it works best for your personal usage. The fact that it comes with 2 different types of blades to come really close to the skin is an added bonus. Would defintiley recommend to anyone who wants the ease of doing your own back !
The wide trimmer is not very good. It did not pull my hair like others said but I had to go over the same spot many times for it to cut my back hair. The foil trimmer however is excellent. It works very good and is the only reason I am not returning this product.
Not sure why everyone is freaking out on here but it’s actually not that bad just read the instructions that come in the package. Yes it’s not a Braun shaver but it gets the job done. Pretty decent I won’t be returning it.
been using this for many years, its the best thing out there as far as i know. i would have giving it 5 stars but it still pull the hair like the previous model, maybe not as much. they need to put a more powerful motor. all in all i am very happy with the extra wide head, i finish a lot faster.
If you are a bit furry on your back, you should purchase this appliance, because it works! I only rated it for stars because it is a bit laud, but I love this product. It is thru you need some flexibility to reach the most difficult spots, but that is not the fault of the design. Do not get discouraged at your first try, it requires some practice. I highly recommend this appliance.