Twenty bucks is all you’ll need to take ownership of this chrome beauty from Conair. Honestly, I’m surprised by Conair every time I look at one of their products. Every time I tell myself that there is no way something so cheap could be any good at all and every time they prove me wrong. I don’t know how the company pumps out decent kit at such low prices, but I’m not going to start complaining. Well, maybe I will if it turns out that this particular product sucks.
As I have mentioned in other places, I’m a sucker for a shiny gadget. If it’s chrome I want it, and so right from the start this trimmer had extra points in my view.
While not as extensive as the Wahl kit, this set from Conair has an incredible 22-pieces. You get 10 comb attachments, styling clips, a barber comb, a styling comb, scissors, cape, brush, oil, and a hard case among others. The kit is not as complete as the Wahl offering, but I can’t emphasize enough that it only costs half as much.
We mustn’t forget either that this is a cordless clipper. I have no idea how Conair pulled that off at this price, but somehow they did. Of course, in some of their other products that are cordless the battery packs have been more than a little rough; sometimes requiring a manual soldering by intrepid customers.
Conair claims a 60-minute runtime, which is also very good. You can also use it with a cord, which also removes any battery anxiety you may have. No unintended mohawks for you!
So why not get this over the Wahl kit above? Well, it turns out that, while it’s an OK cutter that will give you a dozen or more cuts without issue, many people find that it fails sooner than they’d expect. If you think about it, if it saves you a year’s worth of haircuts, you have received your money’s worth several times over. On the other hand, no one likes to buy something with a short shelf-life.
Still, for the person who needs to groom their hair but is very short on cash, this is almost the only option.