Built For a Man, Not Bad for a Woman: Philips Bodygroom

Built For a Man, Not Bad for a Woman: Philips Bodygroom

Joelle Alcaidinho
Nov 26, 2010

Product: Philips Norelco Bodygroom
Price: $69.99
Rating: Recommend*
When we attended a Philips event recently, we were given a gift bag that contained a Norelco razor and thought it would make a perfect gift for one of the men in our lives. However, once we saw that the product was not intended for the face, but was for a man's body, we knew this was not right gift for our non-manscaping fellas. What's an intrepid Unplggd writer to do? Well, try it out herself of course.

Design:
With a chromed body and LED indicator, the Bodygroom certainly feels high tech. Although the Bodygroom lacks the Borg-like looks of its older brother, the SensoTouch 3D, it does retain the sturdy feel thanks to the rubber grip. It has a rechargeable battery that lasts for 50 minutes after an 8 hour charge. We'd really like to meet the guy that needs to use this for 50 minutes straight (we're talking to you, Wolfman). The unit charges on the included charging stand and must be placed correctly in order for charging to occur (we may have initially placed this incorrectly on its stand and wondered why no charging happened). The stand is made of black plastic and folds almost completely flat when not in use.

The Bodygroom has a shaving end and a trimming end with 5 length settings. The shaving end has a "3D pivoting head" in order to "adjust to every curve of your body for a close shave with less skin irritation." Another measure Norelco have taken to prevent skin irritation is making the shaving foil and trimmer out of a hypo-allergenic material. The shaving foil head pops off easily for cleaning and replacement.