Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV61-A Review
Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV61-A
The Panasonic ES-LV61-A is a higher end model in the Panasonic line of foil type cordless electric shavers. Coming in an attractive dark blue plastic casing, this device differs from other products in its class.
- 5-blade shaving system
- 2 finishing foils, 2 reverse tapered foils, and one slit blade
- 14,000 cuts per minute
- Shaving sensor technology
- Precision nanotech blades giving you a very close shave
- Pivoting head
- Pop-up trimmer
- For both wet and dry use
- LCD display
- 45-minutes run time
Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV61-A Pros and Cons
- Very close shave because of the 5-blade system
- Flexibility, as you can use for both wet and dry uses
- Powerful motor
- For both wet and dry uses
- All 5 blades work in tandem to cut pesky hair
- Fully waterproof
- Shorter running time
- Can cause irritation to some men with very sensitive skins
- No cleaning station
Why It Shaves So Well
5-Blade Shaving System:
Part of Panasonic's Arc 5 family of shavers, one of the best electric razor for men, is the ES-LV61-A exhibits all the defining characteristics of this line. The idea behind having 5 blades is to reduce the time of a single shave and have especially designed cutters to tackle short, long and flat hairs.
These 5 blades are very precise, ultra-sharp, hypoallergenic nanotech blades set at 30 degrees take care of all the heavy lifting.
Inclusion of 5 blades is not unnecessary, rather the whole system works really well giving you that perfect look. Made up of stainless steel, hence are more durable, will last longer and are more hygienic.
A linear motor that delivers 14,000 cuts per minute and with its 5 blades you get 70,000 cross-cutting actions per minute. If you have a tough beard and you need to cut if fast, well nothing will work better than this razor.
Flexible Micro-Foil Patterns:
The outer two finishing foils are responsible for cutting short and those hairs which are very close to the skin. The other two reversed tapered foils also called as the Lift Tech foils, lift and cut those hairs which grow parallel to the skin. One slit blade, or the middle trimmer is especially designed to capture and cut longer hairs.
Active Shaving Sensor:
The ES-LV61-A model comes with a feature that is available mostly on high end models from Panasonic, like the Panasonic Arc 5. Is comes with Active Shaving Sensor that detects facial hair density. It automatically increases power when it detects dense areas and decreases power for areas with less facial hair. The system prevents unnecessary irritation and heat-build up on the foil. You can use this technology or you an entirely disable it and get the full power of the device for the entire shave.
Enabled with a multi-flex pivoting head it is very easy to cater to those sensitive contours of your face like the chin or neck area easily. The shaving head of ES-LV95 will effortlessly move around your face, and minimize any sort of redness or irritation. Particularly useful for shaving the jaw-line the pivoting head moves seamlessly with your skin. It moves back and forth at an angle of 25 degrees and left and right at an angle of 20 degrees.
The pop-up trimmer will be handy when it comes to trim those sideburns or moustache.
Whatever you like, wet or dry, the ES-LV95 allows you to shave with cream and even without cream.
An LCD display with 10 stages of battery life and a travel lock feature.
Capable of delivering fantastic shaves every time you use. This razor gives you really close and clean shaves giving you that perfect look.
Its 360 degrees pivoting head moves freely while you shave. Its full circular motion reaches the difficult parts easily. Just because of its 5 blade system, the head of the shaver becomes a bit big, it will take a few trials before you get used to it. Advantage of this 5-blade system is that it definitely shaves quicker than other 3-blade shavers.
Compared to other models from Panasonic the ES-LV61-A has a very well placed pop-up trimmer. Despite the large surface of the 5 blade shaving system, its head is actually not that tall and the trimmer sits pretty close to the top. Apart from that if you remove the foil frame and 2 inner blades, you get a perfect set up with the trimmer not being obscured at all.
It is a perfect device for those who have in-grown hairs, as after a few shaves you will notice how the problem fades away. Also good for those with very sensitive skins as it is not one of those really aggressive electric shavers.
Some people would prefer the clean and charge station with this unit. But a cleaning station definitely adds to the cost of the entire unit. Hence given the budget this razor is a stand out product with its features. It has a special sonic vibration cleaning mode that works really great while rinsing it under water. This mode clears all the small whiskers.
Final Thoughts Before You Buy Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV61-A
This is one of Panasonic’s top-of-the-line model especially great for those who wish for that ultimate shaving experience. In the box you get a travel pouch, AC adapter/charger, a cordless shaver. Weighing only 6.4 ounces, it fits really well in your hands.
The inner blades and outer foil replacements are available and it is recommended that you replace them every 18 months.
A great choice for those who are willing to pay a bit more for a great shaving experience. With proper maintenance the ES-LV61-A is designed to last for many years, making it a worthwhile investment.