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Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc5 shaver review

4 tips you need to know before buying Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc5

  • Panasonic is different from Braun and Norelco,  The Arc 5  series(LV series)  has 3 model, Panasonic ES-LV61-A, Panasonic ES-LV81-K,Panasonic ES-LV95-S, they are the same series, most functions are the same, just upgrade  based on price, but the appearance design are absolutely different between them, so open your eyes before making decision.
  • A new model Panasonic ES-LV65-S get released recently, this model looks the same as ES-LV95-S.Actually there two models are almost the same, but ES-LV65-S don’t have auto clean solution, you need to clean by your self per running water. Good deal if you don’t need this function.
  • Don’t move on if you are a rotary shavers lover, all shavers of Panasonic and Braun are foil shavers, I don’t think there .are too much differences between them, both works fine. just like Android and IOS. But generally foil shaver can provide more close shave, while rotary shaver can give us more quiet shaving environment.
  • If just for dry shaving, I would suggest you take Braun 790CC, it do save your money and works perfect as well. But if for wet shaving lover or with  sensitive skin, consider wet/dry shaving model like this one is a clever choice. Actually almost every model of Panasonic support wet shaving,  this is related to culture, in Japan, both man and women would like to shaving or epilating during take shower, so if one product doesn’t working in wet environment
A Protective cap
B Outer foil section
    1 Foil frame
    2 System outer foil
    3 System outer foil release buttons
C Inner blades
D Main body
    4 Foil frame release buttons
    5 LCD panel
        a. Used time
        b. Battery capacity
        c. Charge status
        d. Sonic vibration
        e. Foil/blade check
        f. Clean
        g. Battery capacity
    6 Appliance socket
    7 Lock ring
    8 Power switch [0/1]     9 Trimmer
    10 Trimmer handle
    11 Main body rear terminal
E Self-cleaning recharger
    12 Water tank cap
    13 Water tank
    14 Water maximum line
    15 Detergent cartridge
    16 Socket
    17 CLEAN lamp
    18 DRY lamp
    19 SELECT button
    20 STATUS lamp
    21 Cleaning tray
F AC adaptor (RE7-59)
    22 Power cord
    23 Appliance plug
G Travel case
H Cleaning brush
I Oil





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Feature list of Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc5 shaver

  • Arc5 Shaving System, Only Panasonic LV series support 5 blades. So compared with other models like Panasonic ES-LA93-K, it will short the shaving time obviously.  And the blades are forged and honed to an acute 30° cutting edge, this will make sure cutting more effectively at the root to provide a close shave.
  • Flexible Micro-Foil Patterns, Panasonic ES-LV81-K contains 2 Lift-Tech Foils,2 Finishing Foils, 1 Slit Foil. The distinctly-patterned Lift-Tech Foil applies reverse-tapered edges to gently raise and cut hairs that lie flat. The Slit Blade Foil grabs and cuts longer hairs that often grow in opposite directions. The Finishing Foil finishes off the shave and captures extra-thick and stubborn hair to ensure a smooth, even result.
  • 14,000 CPM Linear Motor, Panasonic is always the fastest shaver in the world, a rapid-fire 14,000 cycles per minute linear motor drive delivers a faster, closer shave. More important, some shavers may can not keep peak performance throughout the shaver’s battery life, but Panasonic ES-LV81-K did a good job on this item.
  • Wet/Dry Shaving, I think we don’t need to introduce more, this is the key function and most advantage, feel free to shaving with lotions and gels, there would be no damage to the accessories.
  • Clean and Charge Station,the Arc5 is 100% washable, so you can clean your shaver under tap after shaving, or use the automatic clean and charge system, this is more convenient, and works better than clean by manual. But you need to buy detergent cartridge.
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 Panasonic ES-LV61-A VS Panasonic ES-LV81-K VS Panasonic ES-LV95-S

Panasonic ES-LV61-APanasonic ES-LV81-KPanasonic ES-LV95-S
SummaryHave auto clean system, price acceptable, only 4 blades5 blades, very fast, don't have auto clean systemUpgrade of LV61, contains auto clean systemUpgrade of LV81, best shaver of panasonic
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