I bought this for my son about two years ago, having owned a Wahl myself for years. This was a less-expensive model, having no remaining-shaves indicator, but that didn't bother me much since the indication was usually inaccurate, anyway. He said it gave a pretty good, close shave, and the pop-up trimmer worked quite well while it was working.
Recommend this product?
However, now (shortly after the warranty period), the trimmer sounds like it's bogging down the motor. I disassembled the shaver, and it appears that the trimmed hair has jammed under a pivot in the trimmer, preventing the pivot from swivelling. The pivot can't be removed to be cleaned, and I can't find a replacement trimmer unit.
Additionally, the nicad battery is pretty much dead after two years, and won't hold a charge, so he has to use a cord now.
Although it was pretty nice while it worked properly, this shaver didn't work properly for long, and I would not recommend it for purchase.
Amount Paid (US$): 60
Noise Level: More quiet than most