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 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 1 out of 5 by tayaik Terrible Battery Life
Battery Life declines rapidy, I cannot even get through a quarter of my face without the thing shutting off, I have to plug it in, wait a few moments and begin again. So frustrating!
March 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scottsdale18 Replacement charger
My charger is broken I a replacement I would like to order one
March 18, 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Omega21 Ok... but it is lacking
Been using this version for about 2 years now. Unfortunately, it looses the curve the the predecessors had and gets a more straight appearance. This causes some issues while shaving the back area. The moving head for the foil also creates some difficulty while shaving and causes unneeded resistance. Would like to see a better foil design in future products. The adjustable shaver on the bottom works great and is a nice replacement to the add ons from previous models. After about a year, the foil on the shaver(not the foil shaver) started to peel on the device itself from normal use.
Along with this, the foil is no different than previous models. The foil itself breaks easily... like ridiculously easy within 1 month of purchase. Really hard to find in stock online, and completely absent in all retail stores. Seriously, why is this foil so hard to replace?
Like previous models, it works great. Because of some design choices, this model is a bit harder to shave with.
I would like to see metal pins or balls holding in the foil instead of plastic. After awhile the plastic wears down.
September 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrMB Does exactly what it says on the tin.
I've had mine for roughly 19 months at this point, & unless the battery is going to suddenly turn into mush I don't understand the reviews saying it can't hold a charge at 2 years. Mine's working great! It's in use 3-4 times a week, just to note.
Personally I have beard-hair like copper wire, and though it says "below the neck" I take the guard off the clipper and just go right against the throat with it. It doesn't nip, and a little mineral-oil every month keeps the action smooth. The clipper is very easy to clean.
I then finish up with the foil. That end can be a bit nippy, but then most foils are so I find that acceptable. The foil is however difficult to clean- though it does detach it could've been a bit more modular for cleaning. It's also not the most effective foil design, it may take a few runs to get things as smooth as you want. But it works.
Below the neck we've had zero issues, it simply does what it's supposed to (I share it with my spouse- & trust me, if it nipped too badly, she definitely wouldn't be borrowing it)
Would definitely recommend as a general purpose groomer.
October 25, 2014