Rated 2 out of 5 by goldenknight Shaves/Trims fine. Battery is awful
The battery life on this is terrible. I can leave it charged overnight and it will be nearly dead by the time I'm done trimming my beard after a few minutes. The battery warning light comes on after about 30 seconds of use.
It is also annoying that charging it requires the use of the stand, which is a waste of precious bathroom counter space and especially inconvenient for travel.
It does trim will and being waterproof is nice for cleaning.
October 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Louie12 WHERE IS THE PLUG?
I would otherwise be writing about what a great product this is, EXCEPT that it is virtually impossible to recharge! One of the WORST engineering feats of all time! How about a simple PLUG-IN feature -- we do NOT need this goofy "match up" the parts of the razor with the ludicrous holder in order to recharge this product! I am looking for another brand to replace this product -- my patience has run out!
September 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bareclean85 Highly Recommended
The bg2040 is the product i have been looking for forever. I read a lot of reviews online, where everyone has been pussyfooting around the main reason why they were looking for such a product, so here i am going to say it.
IT is probably the best down under shaver you are going to find, its light, safe, effective and very very maneuverable. I was afraid that the flat head might be a little too large for use, but its not and it has never hurt any skin down under ever. it does great on other parts of the body too.
i was so impressed with the trimmer with the preset hair combs, that though i had no intention of using it, i ended up trimming an arm and then the rest of me.
Only 1 gripe is the battery charging and alert mechanism could use an update, i don't like how you don't know what charge level its at before you get into a session, and how they recommend you don't charge until its significantly discharged. but that's something that isn't much of a bother.
August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Timberwolf Smooth clean easy to use
Very easy to use.. clean with no skin irritation and no scratches. I recommend I had no skin irritation nor scratches to the back. Being Italian this trim back easily.
worth the investment.with long arm attachment stores easily
August 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bux7 Very short battery
Owned this product for just over a year. I thought I was investing in a quality Phillips product, and the battery life is terrible. It hardly holds a charge anymore and doesn't last more then three seconds before it cuts and catches your hair (which is obviously painful).
August 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Burdz1 Could be better...
I had an older version of this and I was hoping with the positive reviews this would be improved. Not really improved.
The trimmers on each side of the shaving head are still abrasive and don't seem to serve any purpose. The shaving head doesn't shave very close either. I've tried both wet and dry a few times precisely following their instructions and recommendations and it leaves much stubble.
The hair trimmer on the flip side works fine.
I'll continue to use a regular razor and shaving gel to get a closer, neater all over shave. And put this away...
June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strech The Best shaver on earth : Compact and versatile
I have been using this product for as long as i could remember ( i think as soon as i reached puberty) , and have not stopped using it since i first got my hands on it! Its simply the best product for me it can work curved , straight, in water, and reach all the hard to reach places and the main reason i have stuck with this product for such a long time is because of performance of course but undeniably the customer service is phenomenal!!! Had a problem with the product after using it for more than a year and they sent a brand new one in the mail the same week !!!
June 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Choobin Frauding in specifications
The Product seemed great at first but I had a very bad purchasing experience. One of the reasons that I chose this product was its fast recharging feature so I noted down the model number and purchased it from a store. However, after unboxing the product and trying to recharge it, I realised it takes 8 hrs to charge even though the specification says it recharges only for 1 hrs. I started to figure this issue out and realised it depends on serial number which is so lame. How would I know a product with one model number can have different features based on serial number... !!!!
March 22, 2013