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MicroTouch Solo Review: How Efficient and Reliable Is the Micro Touch Solo 3-In-1 Inexpensive Men’s Groomer?
The name MicroTouch Solo is now overwhelming on the market. After hearing the buzz over the industry, it becomes too interesting to me to go through the Product. There are some brands that always care for the customers and try to catch customer’s attention by creating affordable products. The MicroTouch Solo is one of them that competes with the Philips OneBlade but costs less than OneBlade. The manufacturer claims it is an all-in-one men’s grooming kit and provides great overall performance. Does it really reflect? Maybe in some points, but it’s not possible to give actual great performance at all the grooming tasks at such a budget. Let’s break down the outfit of the Solo beard trimmer.
What’s in the Box?
Although a primary-level groomer with an inexpensive budget, it comes with some extra attachments. I got the following items after unboxing the package:-
#MicroTouch Solo Trimmer itself
#3 attachment combs
#Charging USB cord
Features and Specifications Analysis
Whole-body Grooming Device
The manufacturer designed the MicroTouch Solo grooming device to cover the whole body, including facial hair. For that, it comes with 3 trimming combs for trimming the beards or body hair, and the head itself has been designed for close shaves and edging. That is why MicroTouch claims it as a trimmer, shaver, edger, and body groomer at the same time. The budget-friendly grooming device MicroTouch Solo got both positive and negative feedback from the users. But no one said the device is good for whole body grooming or it’s not a perfect all-in-one grooming device.
The hybrid electric grooming device MicroTouch Solo features dual-sided stainless steel blades. The manufacturer used the dual-sided blades like the Philips OneBlade to capture more hair at a stroke and reduce passing pressure in a shave or trim.
There are very small teeth in the blades to catch the hair neatly. The blades move back and forth like the usual trimmers to cut hair.
Not Allowed for Wet Shaving/trimming
The MicroTouch Solo hybrid grooming machine has been designed for dry hair grooming. The manufacturer restricts to use the device on wet hairs or with foam, gel, shaving cream. This must be a disadvantage for the person who likes refreshing wet shaves/trims with water or softeners. But I think a dry shave or trim is enough for quick and easy men’s grooming. So, you should not go with the product if you don’t like dry shaving.
Not Fully Waterproof
MicroTouch Solo electric device is not washable. So it’s not allowed to rinse it or use it under the shower. I recommend keeping it away from your bathroom while not using it and go with it only when you need a shave/trim. Water leaking may damage your device and the manufacturer will not give you any compensation. There is a little cleaning brush with the package for cleaning the device. If you need a compulsory thorough wet cleaning, you can clean the blades and jerk them to remove the water immediately.
One of the main reasons to be too popular on the market is the ergonomic design. The MicroTouch Solo comes with a simple shape of detachable shavers but a gorgeous look. Some men don’t like Thanos type electric razors and want a product with little budget. The MicroTouch solo combined their desires and shaped the Solo trimmer. The manufacturer designed the product with black and blue color as well as a silver color edge. There is an attractive MicroTouch Solo logo on the front of the device that emphasizes the Solo.
The manufacturer used a very flexible head on the MicroTouch Solo shaving device. The head flexes multiple angles to adapt to the facial angles. The head feels comfortable while shaving or trimming for its pivoting head. It allows the blades to glide smoothly over the skin and go perfectly on the neck, chin, chest, and back area.
The MicroTouch Solo is a rechargeable battery-operated device that offers cordless shaving or trimming. It features a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides 45 minutes of cordless performance with a full charge. But I don’t think it is really 45 minute as the producer advertised. I experienced the performance time is maximum 30 minutes. Furthermore, the device takes 4 hours to get a full charge.
Rechargeable with USB
As you know, the device comes with a USB charging cable that is suitable for 110v adapters. So, you can easily charge it from your Mac Book or wall outlet that contains USB port. But remember, it’s not recommended for any other electric volt and is useful for American power outlets. So, don’t try it out of the USA.
The manufacturer used zero gap German tech dual sided stainless steel in their MicroTouch Solo shaver, trimmer, edger. The blades are too intelligent to handle the hair and do not hassle the skin pinching or tugging. I really appreciate the intelligent blade quality for its irritation-free shaving or trimming. After making a shave, you won’t feel razor burns and it will feel like a premium foil type razor in the operation.
The shaving device features a smart LED that lights up on the operating time. It focuses on the shaving or trimming area to show you the hairs which are shaved and which are not. I don’t find it’s much useful as I use a smart bathroom with high volt lights. It may be useful while you are on a travel and do not have a well lighted place to groom your hair.
The manufacturer advertised it as an all in one men’s grooming device except scalp hairs. It offers all together shaving, trimming, edging for your desired grooming needs. But is it efficient in all fields? Is it really an all-rounder hero? Let’s separate the different performance to decide for what it is good at.
The producer provides 3 attachment trimming combs with the package. The combs offer 3 different lengths (1mm, 3mm, and 5mm) of beard, body hair trimming. I don’t find the trimming guards fruitful for optimum beard trimming. Even the comb quality is not good enough and furthermore, replacement combs do not adjust to the trimmer head perfectly. When you trim against the grain it makes better trim but it takes too many passes for a perfect trim. Does it make sense? I don’t find the device good for trimming. If you are in need of trimming your beards or body hair, you rather go with beard trimmers or body groomers. I will give 2 stars out of 5 in terms of trimming performance of the MicroTouch Solo trimmer.
The device itself introduces as a foil shaver on the market. Therefore you can say, the main purpose of the device is shaving beard or body hairs. When you remove the attachment combs from the device, it becomes a shaving machine. For better shaving, you should operate it against the grain and obviously, you will be satisfied with shaving performance. It provides enough close shave like a mid-range electric shaver that costs 3-4 times the Solo trimmer. But it takes little more passes of the optimum result. I wish to rate the shaving performance 4 out of 5 for the device. But when considering the price in mind; it gets 5 out of 5 in terms of shaving performance.
The shaving machine is very useful for edging your beard or hair. The shaver itself is an edging machine without trimming guards and enjoy precise edging with the device. 4 out of 5 for edging performance.
There are 2 ways of body grooming, trimming and shaving. You already know the trimming result is not good enough, so we do not recommend it for trimming your body hairs. But it is too bad for shaving body hairs except downstairs. So I would rate it 3 out of 5 in terms of both types of body grooming performance.
30 Days Guarantee / Warranty
The manufacturer offers 30 days of limited guarantee for their Micro Touch Solo trimmer. So, if you are not satisfied with the device or it stop working before 30 days of buying or manufacturing defect, the producer will refund you full money.
#Note: You have to return it within 30 days with the full package.
- Precise shaving
- Budget friendly
- Irritation free
- Pivoting head
- Comfortable edging
- Not good at trimming
- Not allowed out of the USA
- Battery becomes dead in the careless use
- Not waterproof
- Not allowed for wet shaving
- Takes several passes in a place
- No carry bag
There are both positive and negative outlooks over the MicroTouch solo trimmer. I do not recommend the device for trimming your beard or body hairs but it’s good enough for shaving the hairs. You may be scared of seeing the thin and safety razor type shaving head. But you should not worry about it, it does not bother the skin and shaves the hair smartly. Therefore, you can go with the device while you intend to have a shaving device at a very affordable price. But I do not find it good at all in one performance.
What are the replacement parts and where to buy?
The main replacement part of the device is the shaver head or blades. After 4-5 months, the blades become dull and provide worse shaving results. So, for having good performance, you should always maintain the head replacement in time. Even I recommend buying a spare package of blades while purchasing the device. You can buy the blades online and are very available on Amazon.
People also buy the carry bag while ordering the item since it does not come with a carry bag.
The solo become useless after some uses. After that I purchased the Philips oneblade. There is a tremendous difference between pholops and solo. I loved the oneblade for it’s consistent result. The solo may be good for anyone in case he is very lucky. But I think it is an intelligence to buy the philips oneblade adding some little more money.
received as xmas gift so i can’t return it. too cheap to include a charging adapter ;don’t see many people charging their razors in cars like it is suggested .also you might explain what each trimmer cover is used for; guess i’ll have to experiment.not very powerful even fully charged . maybe it was a gag gift ;hope they didn’t spend too much.