Pros: Trims effectively, small and durable
Cons: Appears fragile
So, we are all adults here. And, we know that when men reach a certain age, hair begins to grow in some rather unusual areas. Hey, clean up your mind! I'm talking about the unsightly hair that manages to peak its way out into the world from such unfortunate spots as your ears and nose. Over the years I've used several different shaver/trimmers to combat the problem. In most cases they break or malfunction rather quickly. However, with my most recent attempt at a solution, I may have finally succeeded in finding a quality product.
I've owned the Wahl 5567-200 Nasal/Ear Trimmer for quite some time and I've been extremely happy. It's one of the smaller trimmers that I've ever owned and also one of the most durable. Usually, at least in my experience, trimmers such as these are flimsy and quite fragile. In fact, I've dropped this trimmer twice on a tile floor in the last couple of weeks and it's withstood the trauma. That's quite surprising to me, especially with its apparent construction. It is a very little trimmer and seems like it would be fragile and easily breakable. However, that's not the case. It's durable and strongly constructed.
Along with durability, effectiveness is also an important (if not most important) aspect of a trimmer. And, I must say, the Wahl 5567-200 Nasal/Ear Trimmer succeeds. There are two different trimming heads. The first one that is designed for nose and ear trimming is a "circular chopper." It's round with the blade enclosed in a small round cylinder. It is extremely effective. Simply insert the blade into your nose or ear and flip the power switch and in about 10 seconds you'll be hair free. Be careful not to push it in too far as you surely don't wait to do any "brain trimming." The second blade is a short flat blade that's best used as simply a trimmer. While it works effectively as well, its uses are rather limited. It's not strong enough to trim coarse hair in beards or mustaches. However, it does work well when trying to trim eyebrows or random "loose" hairs. You should also not expect to use this trimmer for haircuts or even trying to trim your sideburns. It may work if you hair is rather fine, but otherwise you'll be out of luck.
The Wahl 5567-200 Nasal/Ear Trimmer is also easy to use. It is cordless and is powered by just one AA battery. This is a wonderful characteristic. Many trimmers require upwards of four batteries for power. That's not the case here. And, the one battery offers ample trimming power. It probably does require the battery to be replaced regularly. But, changing it out every couple of months really isn't that big of a deal. Changing the blade heads is also quite easy. You simply just turn and pull to remove each one and then push and twist to connect the other blade. There is also a protective cover that you can use. Although, I'm not quite sure what the purpose of it is. I guess it prevents any accidents while the trimmer is in your medicine cabinet. You certainly don't want it to go haywire and chop up your dental floss.
So, is the Wahl 5567-200 Nasal/Ear Trimmer the right purchase for you? I would say yes. That is, of course, if you are looking for an inexpensive trimmer for small precise jobs. With a price tag of around $10 it's a good deal that won't hurt you too much in the pocket book. It works well at trimming both ear and nose hair as well as other various trouble spots. It's durable and despite its small size quite effective. It easily fits in a travel bag if need be and takes up limited space in your medicine cabinet or vanity drawer. In short, I would recommend the Wahl 5567-200 Nasal/Ear Trimmer for your hair trimming needs.