Ah, social grooming. In today’s world of Photoshop and instant Twitter blasts of “uh-oh” celebrity pictures, this facet of our lives has taken on quite the dimensional shift since we first diverged from our simian cousins. Where once bug-free was enough, it seems that today’s social climate demands utter hairlessness on every surface, for good or ill. While feminine grooming, aided by biology, has long adhered to these standards, thus making the fairer sex a staple of the body grooming market, it’s only recently that the male demographic has begun to receive (or even want) the same attention. Many companies have tried many products, all vying for the male seal of approval, yet results have been varied, to put it mildly. Happily, the Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro seems to have finally gotten it right. Read on to learn more about this grooming implement, its pros and cons, and how you can get one for yourself.
- Shaver needs to charge for 24 hours before its first use
- 3 Dimension pivoting head allows the shaving head to closely follow your body's contours for the ultimate in skin comfort on your body
- High performance trimmer has rounded blades and combs to prevent scratching the skin. Select from from 5 length settings (up to 11/25 inch) to get the look you want
- Designed exclusively for men who want the ultimate body comfort below the neck: shaves and trims chest and abs, underarms, legs, groin area and back and shoulders
- Water resistant casing and materials. Use wet (in the shower) or dry. Charging: 1 hour full charge
The Philips / Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro: The… Uh…Pros
While not free of blemish or stain, the Philips Norelco BG2040 has more checks in the “win” column than just about any other tool of its kind. First, let’s talk construction. Made of stainless steel and a rubber grip. this groomer is totally waterproof, making it ideal for use either in or out of the shower. Its blades are also self-sharpening, which drastically cuts down on maintenance time. Meanwhile, a handy green LED on the side of the device will alert the user to how much power is left on a charge. Speaking of charges, the BG2040 has one of the best ratios around – a mere hour of charging time gets you +/- fifty minutes of actual use. Finally, buyers will be pleased to hear that their BodyGroom Pro comes standard with a full twenty-four month warranty, which just so happens to match the estimated useful lifespan of the device.
THE Philips / Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro: The Cons:
The BG2040 BodyGroom Pro’s list of cons is short, but it does exist, and they’re worth talking about. First, let’s discuss price: This combination electric shaver / body groomer / beard trimmer sneaks in just under the seventy dollar (USD) mark. This is a tad high for some tastes – your mileage may vary. Next, there’s the issue of length options, namely the fact that there are only five of them, ranging from 3 mm / 1/8 inch to 11 mm / 716 inch. This is, for some people at least, too narrow a spectrum for adequate body care. Again, it’s up to the individual consumer to make that call for himself.
Conclusion + Where to Buy
All in all, the Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro is a fine tool for those men looking for an all-in-one solution to their body grooming needs, whether they encompass beard, body, or some combination thereof. Interested parties may purchase the BG2040 on the official Phillips / Norelco site, Amazon, or most major retail stores.
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