Remember your dad's clunky electric shaver—the one that tugged on stubble and grew searing-hot within five minutes? Some of the world's top scientists have spent years fixing that: They've designed a new waterproof body, sleeker blades, and cooling guards to deliver the closest, most convenient shave possible. And a surge of customized options (blades for "down there," pop-on beard trimmers) means there's plenty of reason to believe in higher powers.


1. The Multitasker: Remington WetTech Rotary Shaver
Take this rubber-gripped razor underwater to knock a few minutes off your routine. It's designed to catch both longer hairs and stubble with equal precision, and the head blades flex to match the contours of your face.
$75; remingtonproducts.com



2. The Perfectionist: Multigroom Pro from Philips Norelco
With its pop-on attachments and 18 length settings, you can trim around your ears, shape up your beard, tame chest hair, clean up below the belt, or cut out stragglers in your ears and nose. Oh, it works to get a smooth face shave, too.
$70; amazon.com



3. The Sensitive Type: Braun CoolTec
An aluminum cooling bar hidden beneath the razor absorbs heat from the surface, eliminating unsightly beard burn. Plus, a clean-and-charge station washes, lubes, and powers up the razor with zero effort on your part.
$200; braun.com



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The Electric Shave to Go
Until there's an app that lets you use your iPhone as a razor, the ShaveTech Travel Shaver is your best bet for grooming on the road. The close-cutting model is about the size of a smartphone and comes with a built-in USB charger, making it a cinch to keep powered-up.
$30; shavetech.com



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