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If there’s a product of interest to you that you’d like to see me review, let me know in the comments below. So, today, we’re taking a look at the Conair Man I-Stubble beard trimmer, Model GMT900N, which Conair touts for its pivoting flex head technology that adjusts perfectly to your face for extra comfort and control. This grooming
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device is an Amazon choice recommendation. Ranking at #23 for the category of Beard and Mustache Trimmers. It also holds a 3.5 out of 5 star review rating. Accompanying the I-Stubble beard trimmer and it’s electro-chemically formed blades are a charger, brush and lubricating oil. Now, if you take a look at my previous video on .
the Philips Norelco Series 5100, you’ll notice that these two grooming devices are both similar dry operation trimmers that claim to achieve the perfect stubble look. While the Philips Norelco beard and head trimmer utilizes 3 beard and hair combs that work in combination with a built-in zoom wheel, the ConairMan I-Stubble is made .
solely for the face, and integrates a single flip back guide comb that height adjusts on an LCD display. The Conair I-Stubble allows for 15 integrated trim settings. Starting in 0.2mm increments from lengths 0.4mm to 2mm and 0.5mm increments from lenghts 2mm to 5mm. As far as battery life, the Conair Man I-Stubble uses a nickel metal hydride battery versus the lithium ion battery of the Series 5100 and requires 90 minutes of charge time for 45 .
minutes of use. Additionally, a 16 hour initial supercharger is required to ensure optimum power performance for smooth fast trimming. For first use, it’s recommended that two drops of lubricating oil be applied onto the blades. This will help in reducing friction and keeping them from pulling or snagging facial hair. The blades can removed .
and rinsed under the tap, however, the Conair I-Stubble is only to be used in dry condition and cannot be used while bathing or in the shower. Currently, the ConairMan I-Stubble trimmer sells on Amazon for $39.99 vs the $44.99 price tag for the Philips Norelco Series 5100. I’ll link to the products in the description below. So, if you .
saw my previous video on the Philips Norelco Series 5100, you were really able to see what this device could do as far as getting me that stubble look. The blades were very sharp. It worked very well, very even trim and it got through there. Now, we’re just gonna see what this Conair Man I-Stubble can do. The difference is this only goes .
up to 5mm and is basically made to use on the beard. So, a goatee, a beard, mustache. This is what you’re using this device for. This one over here, it’s good for beard and it’s good for the hair. This goes all the way up to 13mm based on what comb attachment you have on there. Looking at these blades, my initial impression is that the .
Philips Norelco is basically a more solid blade. It’s thicker. Looks a little bit, you know, sharper. This one looks kind of thin. So, now we’re going to jump in. We’re gonna use the Conair Man I-Stubble on the right side of my face and the Philips Norelco Series 5100 on the left side. We’re gonna start at 5mm since this is the highest that .
the ConairMan I-Stubble will go and we’ll go down from 5 to 4, 3, 2, 1 and then we’ll hit that lowest 0.4mm setting that both of these have and we’re gonna see basically what both these devices are doing as we’re going down those settings. Are we snagging? Are we having power issues? Are we cutting evenly? So, let’s jump in right now. I’m gonna test these out and I’ll let you know on the other side how these compare. Alright, guys. So there you go. .
That’s the Conair Man I-Stubble on this side and that’s the Philips Norelco Series 5100 on this side. I gotta say that at the 0.4mm setting, both these trimmers are very comparable and got me that stubble look. But, that said, one of these trimmers definitely has an edge over the other. Just starting with the battery, if we look at this Philips.
Norelco Series 5100, it takes one hour of charge time for 70 minutes of use. This ConairMan, it takes 90 minutes of charge time for 45 minutes of use. Plus you have to charge it 16 hours at initial usage and they want you to charge this for 16 hours every three months to keep this battery in check. This has a nickel metal hydride battery vs the lithium-ion. So, as far as the battery life, advantage to the Philips Norelco Series 5100. Even though this .
comes with 3 comb attachments that you have to keep track of, definitely advantage again Philips Norelco Series 5100. You have more cutting ability with this compared to this. This is really only used for the beard, where you can use this for beard and hair. Also, you know, this has flex head technology that they said comes with it, where .
basically this moves up and down and guides with your face. But, I found that it really didn’t matter that much. You know, this Philips Norelco was cutting just as well. You’d think it was an advantage going under here, but for both of these I really had to kind of lift up the skin to even get that hair. So, both these units are to be used in dry .
condition, but one of the things that turns me off with this Conair is that you have to oil the blades. With the Philips Norelco Series 5100, there’s no oiling required. So, just having that less maintenance, advantage to Philips Norelco. The Philips Norelco Series 5100 is also fully washable, so I can take this unit, rinse it under the sink. .
Whereas with the Conair, I have to actually pop out the blade if I want to rinse it under the tap. As far as the noise level goes… …the Conair Man I-Stubble is definitely a bit quieter than this Philips Norelco Series 5100. So, .
definitely I’d give the advantage on noise level to the Conair. As far as power, definitely the Philips Norelco Series 5100 seems to have a lot more coming out of this device. It feels like it’s humming. It’s really moving The Conair feels like it’s almost on its last leg with the battery. This only has 45 minutes of use once you give it a full charge. .
That’s compared to the 70 minutes out of this. So, again, I give the advantage to the Series 5100. As far as moving through the different increment settings, you have the zoom wheel here that you use with Series 5100. But, you have the LCD screen, as well as these press buttons here with this Conair Man I Stubble and I’d have to say that, .
you know, this is convenient when you’re able to see what you’re actually pressing. Press the button and watch it move up and down. So, in that department, I’d say advantage to Conair. As far as gripping, the Conair here has kind of like a boat shape and then it’s got this little part for your thumb. Get some pressure and make sure you .
have some leverage on it. But, I really like the design of the Philips Norelco Series 5100. It’s got this part right in here. This little groove where you kind of like put your finger and you can get a good grasp of this. You have a lot .
of leverage when you’re working in there and you can feel like it’s not gonna slip. This one feels like it could slip a little bit. So, definitely I would give the advantage again to the 5100. Also, you have to look at the blades and how long these are going to last, the sharpness level, how they’re made. My history with the Philips Norelco, you know,.
these blades have worked very well. They last for years. And I’m not sure based on how thin the the blades are with this Conair I-Stubble, you know, how they’re gonna actually work out a few years from now having not tested this device that long. Now, with both trimmers I wasn’t able to go over an area just once with one pass and be .
done with it. You know, you had to go over the area a few times, kind of work at it. Almost like you were using a foil shaver. But, that’s based on, you know, different angles of the hair, how they’re growing and what angle you’re
getting in there with these to cut at. So, overall, based on the pricing, features and what we can expect from both these trimmers long-term. I definitely recommend the Philips Norelco Series 5100 over the ConairMan I-stubble. So, if you’re looking for that stubble look, go out there, pick up the Series 5100 and let me know in the commentsbelow what you think.