The Panasonic Close Curves Wet/Dry Ladies Shaver is a new product to me in many ways. First and foremost, I never cared to try an electric shaver, as I normally shave my legs every day - or at least used to do that until 6 months or so ago. I always like the closeness of a real, manual 4-blade man's razor, but must admit that I went through blades quite fast. I just hate stubble - especially on my legs.
I have tried this wet/dry shaver a few times and am still on the fence about it. To me, the closeness of a real razor just isn't there. I admit it's nice to turn this on, run it over my legs and not worry about nicks or cuts on my skin. I have tried it both dry and wet, with shaving cream.
The shaver itself is lightweight and plugs in easily into its base, and that plugs into a wall socket. The shaver can stay charged for 7 uses, which is around 21 minutes, before needing a new charge. They estimate 3 minutes per leg - maybe that is where I go wrong. I can take a complete shower in 8 minutes, including shaving my legs, so maybe I am not giving this enough time to do what it should.
There is a pop-up trimmer for longer or stray hairs - in my opinion, this feature "pulls" hair and reminds me of many years ago when I used the dreaded "Epilady" on my legs - remember that? "Ouch!"
There is a triple blade shaving system and that makes it easy to clean and apparently remain sharp longer. To clean, just pop off this top part where the shaver heads are.
The floating heads are nice and move quite easily over the skin. I am still getting used to under the arm shaving as it's a bit harder for me.
It is very compact, and it also comes with a clear plastic blade cover and white nylon drawstring bag for travel.
I am not giving this a bad review though because it does work.
Instructions for using the shaver and a registration card come in the packaging. There is also a two-year limited warranty on the product, and rechargeable batteries come with it. If the batteries fail, I can exchange them for new ones.
Update On Aug 25, 2010: I have been using this shaver ever since I wrote this review. It is very easy to clean and I am getting the hang of it. However, these shavers don't get near as close as a regular razor, so I do alternate.