Panasonic is one of the biggest and most well-known consumer electronics brands. Despite its popularity for manufacturing bigger appliances, the company also produces pretty excellent smaller electronic gadgets such as hair trimmers for home use. So if you have loved the Panasonic ER-GB40-S, then you will also probably love the ER-GB370K, which Panasonic updated from the earlier model.
Okay, to give you a little idea about this trimmer – it is a good one. But how good is it? Is it as good or as the ER-GB40-S or even better? Let’s take the a look at this product a bit more deeply to help you decide if this is the right trimmer for your grooming needs.
The Written Review
For a lot of men, speed and efficiency are the two most important aspects in everything they do in life. They hate wasting a lot of time. And so these aspects also extend to their grooming and styling habits. Trimming facial hair should be quick, easy and efficient and not so much of a time waster. That’s why they are looking for a beard trimmer that can truly deliver promises of speed of efficiency, as well as other factors such as durability.
The Panasonic ER-GB370K is one of the popular trimmers of late, and so we have decided to take a closer look at it to know what certain features make it so well-favored among genuine users.
First, this is the trimmer for every guy on the go and still wants to have results as quick as possible. The Panasonic ER-GB370K delivers a pretty impressive performance as it trims quickly and efficiently. You will know why later in this article.
Second, it’s the price. The Panasonic ER-GB370K is not so cheap nor it is not too expensive as to burn your pocket. It’s in the middle-high price bracket that you can absolutely afford, especially if you’re looking for a trimmer that does not feel too flimsy and inferior, and that has good features and components to tailor your trimming needs.
Fortunately, the Panasonic ER-GB370K is a pretty solid trimmer with a very good build quality. It uses ultra-sharp blades that are presicion-honed to a 45-degree angle for a fast, precise, clean and overall superior trimming. The blades are positioned quite close together to provide as much quality trimming as possible.
Panasonic is also mindful of the health concerns, that’s why they make their stainless steel blades to be 100% hypoallergenic to ensure that those guys who have sensitive skin won’t experience irritation and allergic reaction. Plus, the 45-degree angle of the blades will further reduce the likelihood of irritating the skin or snagging your hair, leaving your face clean and neat.
If you’re also looking for a versatile trimmer, the Panasonic ER-GB370K will do the job admirably well with its 19 different length settings (1 mm to 10 mm) to get you the detailed trimmings you desire.
It’s also waterproof, with an excellent water drainage system that will allow you to rinse the parts under the faucet. You can also use it to shave while you’re in the shower. The rubberized handle ensures a secure grip even when it’s wet.
But as with all good trimmers, the Panasonic ER-GB370K has a few drawbacks.
This unit will work best especially when pruning your beard down to a stubble, but it may not be quite as effective in dealing with longer facial hair.
Another possible concern is its battery and runtime. Unlike other trimmers, the Panasonic ER-GB370K has nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery instead of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) one, which means its charging time typically takes about eight hours. So obviously, this is not recommended if you tend to do a lot of emergency trimming. But it provides only 40 minutes of operation after a full charge. It is not a lot better than its predecessor, the ER-GB40S which provides 50 minutes of runtime after a 15-hour full charging.
Final Mark from the Beard Institute
You don’t have to pay a premium price to have a quality trimmer, and the Panasonic ER-GB370K is a testament to that. Excellent blades, a wide range of length settings, a pretty strong and solid build, immersible parts and a nice, masculine design. The biggest letdown though is the battery and runtime. But if you’re the type who is okay with trimming your facial hair only every once in a while, the Panasonic ER-GB370K is a great buy.
- Charge: 8 hours for 40 minutes of use
- Length settings: 19 (1 mm to 10 mm)
- Features: hypoallergenic blades positioned in a 45-degree angle, washable parts
- Amazon rating: 4.0/5 stars