I think it’s not necessary to explain why a household needs a clipper.
In my case, the objects of its application are a) a beard; b) young padawan.
Until today, at least the Philips gift presented to me has been coping with the task in immemorial times, but it is time for him to retire. Whether the Chinese craft is able to cope with a haircut in domestic conditions - read below.
Well, in short, the product is well worth the money.
The package was ordered in the online store, which,as the name suggests, it specializes in FLYCO products. This brand has already been “lit up” in reviews from a positive side: referring to “knowledgeable” people, it was described as one of the worthy manufacturers in the domestic Chinese market. These recommendations (as well as reasonable cost and equipment) determined the final choice.
In the assortment of the store there are also modelsFC5805 and FC5807, which differ from the sample under review only in the color of the front panel (silver and burgundy, respectively), in the FC5807 model, in addition, the cut length switch and the power button look a little different.
So, what we have TTX:
- Manufacturer: Flyco
- size: 137 * 70 * 196 mm
- Color: black and blue
- Material: ABS Plastic & Stainless Steel
- Model Name: FC5806
- Charger input voltage: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
- Charger Output Voltage: DC 5V
- Trimmer Charging Time: 8 hours
- Trimmer Power: 6 W
- Replaceable nozzles: 3 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm
- Continuous work time on a single charge: 50 minutes
- Net weight: 0.138 kg
- Gross Weight: 0.6kg
- Cardboard box
- Actually trimmer with removable shaving head
- Charger with adapter for local outlet type
- Plastic scallop
- Brush for cleaning
- Bottle of oil for lubricating blades and moving parts
- Nozzles (4 pcs) for adjusting the length of cut hair
- Nylon peignoir (cloak) with Velcro
The order was sent from a warehouse in Moscow by the service007EX - tracking of this service is not available on AliExpress, but the site is tracked without problems. Delivery was made within a week (payment on February 8, arrival at the destination in St. Petersburg - February 13). The only caveat was that I had to write to the 007EX service in order to get a tracking number in the format of the Russian Post, since mailers are not able to identify the parcel by their “internal” numbers.
Based on the technical specificationsnote that the scope of the trimmer is just household, since the battery life is not too long. Depending on the complexity of the task, charging is enough for one or two haircuts. The time of the subsequent charge - 8 hours - is too long (8 hours) in order to use the device outside of household needs.
I did not disassemble the device, so I will not say anything about what type of battery it is used in. Apparently, barely lithium.
The size and weight of the trimmer is small. In a man’s hand, it looks very compact. On the front of it there is a blade adjustment slider, a power button, as well as a charging LED.
At the back - only manufacturer's markings.
The front panel is made of glossy blueplastic, the back and side of the case - made of matte ABS plastic (according to the manufacturer), that is, it must be resistant to shocks and falls. It sits comfortably in the hand and does not slip.
The blades are made of stainless steel. Specialized coating blades, based on the description, no. If you believe the attached instructions, the shaving unit can be rinsed under water (provided that before installing it back it will be dried and lubricated with the oil supplied in the kit.
The switch on the housing allows“Fine” adjustment of the blades and has three positions (0, 1 and 2 mm). Thus, using the adjustment on the body and interchangeable nozzles, it is possible to achieve hair lengths from the cut “under the root” to 14 mm. Nozzles are fixed on the trimmer simply and tightly.
The charger unit is equipped with an integrated cable and a connector of its own format, that is, it will not be possible to use third-party charges.
Plug - US format, but suppliercomplements the package with a standard adapter for a Euro outlet. By the way, pretty lousy - the picture shows that the contacts of the plug are not parallel to each other. This does not affect the quality of charging, and such an adapter can be found without difficulty. So we note this as a common case of unjustified savings.
The shaving unit is removed by pressing it hardfrom the side of the case. The first withdrawal was given to me with difficulty - there was a fear that now something I would break something. In the same way, with effort, it is required to install it in place. This was unusual compared to Philips, where the shaving unit was removed by pressing special spring-loaded protrusions on its body. However, this is just a matter of habit. After several removal and installation operations, I completely adapted and was no longer afraid of damaging the machine.
Comes with a brush for cleaning blades. The experience of a previous trimmer shows that it is not very convenient to use it. An ordinary toothbrush does this more efficiently.
In addition, there arepeignoir wrap to protect the patient's client from sheared hair. It is thin, waterproof, made of thin nylon and fastened to the neck with Velcro. Logic suggests that over time, Velcro can clog with small hairs, but this should not affect its functionality. The cut in the cape is clearly designed for an adult; in order to fix it on a thin children's neck, you have to use a clothespin.
In use, the trimmer has shown itself with the bestside. He is quiet, mows quite confidently, without pulling hairs in any position - this is especially important for cutting a child. My son categorically refuses to visit hairdressing salons, and the old trimmer began to sin just because from time to time it could cause painful sensations when in direct contact with the skin. With this machine such problems did not arise.
The result of the haircut I, not being, frankly,a haircut professional, I think it is quite satisfactory. The smoothness of the transition has yet to be worked out, but this is a complaint to my skill, and not to a device that has shown its best side.
With thin baby hair, the trimmer coped withoutlabor. There were no difficulties with my stiff beard either - however, I usually trust the main work to professionals, and I use the machine in between trips to the barber shop.
I won’t scare the audience with my bristles, but a child’sthe back of the head, so be it, I'll show you. Photographing a child is a more difficult task than a haircut, because the picture is what it is
- Good equipment
- Low price
- Quite decent functionality for domestic purposes
- Relatively short battery life
- Questionable quality adapter for the euro socket, attached by the seller.
So I'm generally satisfied with the purchase. For the same money, in large retail chains you can easily buy Scarletts, Remingtones or Noneyms - but, as a rule, they are more modest in configuration and do not exceed the observed trimmer in its characteristics. The question remains of longevity and reliability - but this will only be shown by time.
Thank you all, and happy shopping!