Clio PalmPerfect Shaver Review
Finding the perfect shaver can be a bit of a hunt. There are hundreds of options to choose from in many different price ranges. Because of this, shaver shopping can be a confusing prospect. As an individual your skin is unique, and, thus, its needs are unique as well.
The Clio PalmPerfect is a shaver on the low end of the price spectrum, coming in under $20 at most online and brick-and-mortar retailers.
While it doesn’t include the bells and whistles of high end shavers, it is still a shaver that has its unique place in the shaving market, and, potentially, in your home.
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Battery Life of the Clio PalmPerfect
The Clio PalmPerfect uses two triple-A batteries to operate. The fact that the device isn’t rechargeable may be problematic to some, especially those who regularly travel and like to have a shaver at the ready. With that being said, you’ll be able to get at least three full shaves out of each set of batteries.
The Clio PalmPerfect is also a shaver that you need to be a bit careful with because water can easily work its way into the compartment and begin to rust out the connections, which will render the shaver unusable.
Clio PalmPerfect Shaver Settings
The Clio PalmPerfect does not come with the bells and whistles of more expensive shavers, but for its price tag, you can’t really expect that. It can be used on either wet skin or dry skin, and while the manufacturer suggests it can be cleaned under running water, most users would agree that submerging the device isn’t the best idea. The battery compartment, because it is not sealed, can easily accumulate water, which as mentioned can rust out the battery connections. It works well, however, on damp skin i.e. skin that has just been showered, and on dry skin.
The Clio PalmPerfect only has one setting. There are no clipper attachments for trimming hair, so you’ll need to trim longer hairs with a different device, or scissors before using this machine. The Clio PalmPerfect’s setting is great for getting a fairly close shave on delicate parts of the body, such as the underarms.
Additional Shaving Features of the Clio PalmPerfect
The Clio PalmPerfect doesn’t have a ton of additional features. With that being said, its design is something that should be mentioned. The Clio is not your traditional razor. The small size, and thick handle makes it very easy to manoeuvre into smaller spots, like the bikini line. The handle is wide so it fits perfectly in the palm and can be gripped with ease. You are able to use the shaver from several different angles to get a complete shave, although a couple of passes over the desired area may be necessary.
This device does not come with a clipper setting, but rather, just a triple blade, foil setting. This is great if you are looking to just clean up an area that has not grown long yet, but you’ll need to take extra care in areas with longer hair, as the razor can pull and snag under such conditions. It is a small enough device that it is easy to travel with. It can be thrown into a purse or a toiletries bag without taking up much room, and its low profile is one of its biggest positives.
The Bottom Line on the Clio PalmPerfect
If you are on the hunt for a bargain shaver, the Clio PalmPerfect should work fine for your needs. It is a great “clean-up” shaver to use on hair that has been shaved recently, but probably isn’t the best bet for trimming longer hairs, or dealing with areas that are prone to uneven hair growth. Pulling is a common complaint about this razor when used on longer hair, so keeping it strictly as a “clean-up” shaver is probably in your best interest. While it is economically priced, it simply does not have the power that most will need in a shaver, and an additional product, such as a trimmer will be needed. With that being said, it might be a solid choice for a teenager who is just learning to shave, as nicks and snags are unlikely on fine, short hairs.
As mentioned above if you are interested in know what the best female shavers are according to Groom+Style please read the Top 5 Best Bikini Razors and Trimmers.
Reliable low priced, no frills, shaver
Small and manoeuvrable
Once again, a low priced shaver
Over time water can potentially corrode the connections