There hasn’t been a whole lot of innovation in the personal grooming sector in recent years (besides the Mach20 of course). Razors and shavers have gotten better but they have mostly been slight improvements over conventional design. Remington recently came out with ShortCut trimmer which is a break from the traditional clipper design. The ShortCut is shaped like a comb and is in fact much easier and more effective at cutting your hair than with old school clippers.
If you’ve ever cut your hair with an old school set of clippers you know it’s kind of awkward maneuvering them around your dome. There’s no one easy way to hold them and you have to keep adjusting your grip around the cord.
Some of you may also know how easily the clip-on length guides can clip-off. The first time I shaved down bald was in an effort to even out the bald spot that resulted when the #2 guide slipped off my clippers and I shaved a landing strip right down the top of my head.
There is also the problem that you have to take a million passes to get all the hair. The Remington ShortCut pretty much cuts those short comings out of the picture:
- The ShortCut’s clippers themselves are a little more than 2.5 inches, an inch broader than my conventional clippers, plus they have a curved edge that contours to the shape of your head.
- It is shaped like a hair brush, and that is just how you use it, like you were brushing your hair. It’s an easy and natural motion.
- Instead of separate attachable length guides the ShortCut has a removable guide that adjusts with the turn of a dial. The available lengths are 1, 1.5, 2, 3 & 4. It also comes with an "balding attachment" to set a 0 length. (I tried it without this attachment, but I got a little skin irritation from the blades)
- It is cordless, and one charge is more than enough to cut your hair two or three times.
- It has the pop-out trimmer that you find on most face shavers that lets you do the precision trimming and touch ups.
As I read back through my post I realize that some of my comments wreak of infomercial and I’m not one for editing beyond spell check so let me say that my love for this simple little hair cutter is sincere. It’s simple, effective and a major UPGRADE over the old hair clipper form factor. Plus, it’s only $35. It’s a no brainier… or no hair-er.