Philips Norelco QG3380/42 Multigroom Pro

Philips Norelco QG3380/42 Multigroom Pro

  • 8 attachments for head-to-toe trimming, including a foil body shaver and comb, hair clipper, full-metal guard trimmer, detail trimmer, tube nose trimmer, detail foil shaver, beard and mustache comb, and stubble comb

Maximum versatility for the exact style or trim you want, from head to toe. 9 attachments for head to toe trimming, including a foil body shaver and comb, hair clipper, full trimmer, detail trimmer, tube nose trimmer, full metal guard, detail foil shaver, beard and mustache comb, and stubble comb. Up to 18 length settings, for maximum flexibility.

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3 Responses to Philips Norelco QG3380/42 Multigroom Pro

  1. Sebastian Fernandez says:
    24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Everything I hoped for, better than my Norelco BG2040, April 27, 2013
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    Sebastian Fernandez (Tampa, Florida United States) –
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    I was interested in this product mainly for it’s body shaving capabilities as a replacement for my Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro. I am a triathlete and I shave my legs among other parts of my body :) I am not going to go into a lengthy explanation of why though, since it is hard to completely argue for it. Anyway, I was looking for a body shaver that was fast, gave a close shave and had good battery life, and this product delivered in spades.

    The full size trimmer is impressive, in areas where the hair was too long to shave initially, this trimmer easily chopped it down in seconds. Also, the new skin friendly design used for the tips of the trimmer make a huge difference and the skin is not irritated.

    The shaver was just as good, one pass was enough to completely remove the hair (using it against the grain) and I particularly liked the Turbo feature. It should be said though that the setting with the Turbo is what would be comparable to other shavers, but having the ability of taking the Turbo off for sensitive areas was a big plus. I was worried that the 50 minute of battery life would only be true with the Turbo off but that is not the case. I measured the time it took for the battery to run out with the Turbo on 100% of the time and it was exactly 51 minutes. Talk about accurate advertisement! The fact that it can be charged in only an hour is also a huge plus.

    As I mentioned, my main focus was on the body grooming capabilities. I did try the precision trimmer, the mini foil shaver and the ear, nose and eyebrow trimmer and all of them removed the hair proficiently. It should be also mentioned that the three combs included provide for great flexibility regarding length you are aiming for.

    Finally, I love the fact that there is no charger, you just plug the cable directly into the groomer and this reduces clutter in my bathroom. The only thing I would have really liked is to be able to use it while it is charging, but that is not an available feature and since none of the others I have tried allow for this, it is not really fair to knock down the rating for not providing this ability.

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  2. Jeff Kraus says:
    23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Gets the Job Done Right, April 23, 2013
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    Jeff Kraus (Orlando, FL USA) –
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    Simply stated, this shaver does its job and does it well. Maybe not without a few minor annoyances that I’ll get to, but overall my experience with it has been a positive one.

    Just unboxing the thing took a little effort due to its (approximately) 40 billion pieces, half of which want to jump out and make a break for it as soon as you open the plastic cover. Now, it seems like maybe the plastic tray that everything is set in and its cover might be intended as reusable (there are little icons to help you determine what to put where if you’d want to put them back in place). My suggestion: toss it, don’t even try to get everything back on there. You’ll eventually fail and get frustrated and want to set it on fire. Instead, you can use the “deluxe” pouch, which is big enough for all attachments, the shaver, and the cord. It is decidedly not “deluxe”, however, being only slightly less plasticky and more reusable than a plastic sandwich baggie. Don’t expect much from that thing. But it does the trick, it’s big enough to hold everything, and as yet hasn’t disintegrated (although the other two shavers in the comparison in the product description have a non-”deluxe” bag and I have to wonder exactly how you could GET less “deluxe” than this thing).

    Anyway, the shaver itself has proven to be better in just about every regard than the two units it replaces in my drawer: the Philips Norelco Bodygroom and the Panasonic ER421KC Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. Even though I purchased those both in 2009, it’s still more expensive to buy them together than it would be to just buy this QG3380. And the QG3380 is capable of much more than the other two combined.

    As a body groomer the QG3380 performs admirably, working faster and more consistently than the Bodygroom. No pulling, always very comfortable. The nose/ear trimmer is exceptional. That Panasonic was underpowered (single AA battery) and was only slightly better than reaching in and ripping the hair out of your nose. The QG3380 is such a distinct improvement that I have trouble even comparing them. No pain whatsoever, no pinching, smooth and simple to use. The beard trimmer is equally a pleasure — I hardly felt a thing. The attachments are smooth and solid, and allow you to change the trim size without switching out attachments. You can select the size by clicking a slider into place next to the number (in millimeters) that suits your style.

    So for that alone, with such a great performance, it should be worth 5 stars. It WOULD be worth 5 stars to me. But it’s not all perfection. At first glance, it looks really nice! Gloss black with that brushed aluminum trim… yeah, sorry. The entire thing is plastic except for the “business” parts of the various attachments. The body, power buttons, and attachments themselves are plastic. The front face of the whole unit feels somewhat cheap, and to make matters worse, the buttons have that sort of “give” when pressing them that makes them feel poorly engineered, almost loose.

    I’m disappointed in that (and I’d say it feels overall even less sturdy than the Bodygroom) but whether that will eventually present a problem in the form of breaking parts or just prove to be an unfounded concern, only time will tell. One thing is for sure, I’ll update as necessary.

    One final note, the instruction manual suggests routinely rinsing out the attachments with warm water after use, and in some cases that will be necessary every time. For example, the full-size trimmer gets hair all over the inside of it. Every attachment came with a dab of white grease to lubricate where the drive shaft mates with the attachment, but I don’t see that lasting long; I hope it’s not important. After just one use of the trimmer, I ran it under the faucet and found bits of white grease coming out on the teeth.

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  3. Howard Reed says:
    17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Could have been great, but has some major flaws., June 8, 2013
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    This could have been a great kit, but some poor design choices hamper its functionality.
    I like it OK, certainly not as much as the paid reviewers did for obvious reasons.
    As noted by many others, its feels very cheap, I definitely feel like if I drop it one time its done for.
    The plastic storage case is near useless, the accessories don’t fit securely. And the travel pouch is completely useless since its a soft case and the razor does not come with any kind of a blade gaurd for traveling, and forget about putting the foil shaver attachment in that joke of a travel case unless you don’t care about ever using it again.

    Another general flaw is the flexible hair gaurd, you have to be careful not to press on it at all or its teet will flex and cut a little shorter in spots.
    The turbo function pretty much has to be used all the time, I’m of scandinavian descent and even my hair slows it down. I highly suspect the non turbo speed is so marketing can claim an exaggerated run time.

    Finally, an inherent flaw to all in shower electric trimmers that this one also suffers from is the inability to stand up wet hair. If you try to use this in the shower for trimming body hair or any hair over an eigth of an inch you will get frustrated very quickly. I love the idea of using it in the shower to keeo the mess in the sink down, but I’ve found it just doesn’t work out as well as I’de hoped. I found the best way for me is to stand in the shoer with out the water running and trim the hair dry, and then shoer. Still keeps the mess down. I do use it with the water running to trim my hair as its pretty short (no.3) and it works ok, but my hair is very fine and it still takes more passes than I’de like if used with water.
    Great that you can just rinse it out though.

    Unfortunately this trimmer CANNOT be used while plugged in which is a major bummer as all my other cordless trimmers can be. I’m sure its insurance legislation for the random knuckle heads old enough to have a beard but not smart enough to know that no you can’t plug it in and then shave with it under water in the bathtub.

    So to sum up: its handy for keeping the mess down if you can find a process that works for you. It is more time consuming than using a dedicated clipper and isn’t very powerful in non turbo mode, so you are essentially paying a performance penalty to keep the stubble out of the sink. Its cheaply made, the parts that look like brushed aluminum are actually plastic, and very light weight plastic at that.

    My final comment is regarding amazon. I was quite annoyed that I pre-ordered this razor and amazon dropped the price 10 dollars on release day and made it prime eligible. So lucky me, I got to pay a 10 dollar premium to boost amazons pre-release sales figures. Thanks guys, I certainly won’t be pre-ordering anything from them in the future. Pre-ordering is supposed to come with some sort of benefit, discount, bonuses, early ship, something. I got it the same time as the people that waited for its release, but paid an 10 dollar surcharge for zero benefit, lame.

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