Have you ever wondered how certain movie stars and good looking famous people can maintain stubble constantly? The reality is that these people have barbers at their disposal daily so they likely aren’t doing the work themselves. Conversely, the good news is that you can maintain stubble of this kind using nothing more than a beard trimmer and learning how to trim your stubble to a precise level that you feel is right.
- This is actually a lot easier than it seems and instead of cursing at your facial hair for adding an additional 10 minutes to your morning routine, you can actually turn it into your main fashion accessory! Picking up a trimmer that does the job for you will have you feeling fresh and give you that clear look, day after day.
Conair’s iStubble is a prime example of a trimmer that allows you to make this happen – You can use it to maintain your pre-defined stubble and this can range from a shadowy stubble look to a small beard. It’s so simple to use, there are only 3 buttons: The on/off switch and 2 length changers. There are basically 15 length settings and it won’t take you more than a single try to get in the hang of it. It’s really one of the best investments you could make as a man.
The main selling point of the i-Stubble is the fact that you can electronically monitor your length control (main feature for trimmers) and choose exactly the length you want, down to the last millimeter. The LCD display it comes with shows exactly that and when you select it, it basically adjusts to the curvature of your face thus letting you try out different contours as you go along. There’s even a quick charge system that you can use and no annoying cords to deal with. You can use it at home, on the road or even the gym.
Movement/How It Feels On Your Face
This is something that mostly worries men with no prior trimming experience and it’s a very legitimate concern. You’d be glad to know that it feels good. It has a main pivoting head they refer to as a “floating head” but the bottom line is that it works like it’s supposed to. It gently glides around your facial curves and you feel no pressure.
It moves very quick, feels solid as you’re holding it (not like it’s going to slip) and the weight is evenly balanced out. You can tell the manufacturers have put in a lot of thought into their practical detail.
What About Maintenance?
We took some time to compare this trimmer to similar trimmers and noticed a big difference – you no longer have to pass it back and forth just so you can get that nicely evened out trim. It also has a blade that pretty much doesn’t require maintenance. We recommend you oil the blades from time to time just to make sure, and all you have to do is use a few drops of oil. Get it going for a few seconds and wipe it after.
As mentioned, the floating head will give you that nicely evened out trim and it instantly adjusts to the contours of your face. This is ideal for trickier areas such as the chin where you really need to get that consistent length right. Maintenance with it boils down to rinsing it with a bit of water.
Main Advantages Summary:
- Low/affordable price tag.
- Only takes a bit more than an hour to fully charge.
- You can use it to maintain a whisker, beard, stubble, goatee or mustache.
- The battery life is around 45 minutes so you’ll use it at least a dozen times before recharging.
- 2 year warranty included.
- Plenty of adjustment options, although simple to use.
- Bonus blades.
Conclusion/What People Are Saying
Don’t just take our word for it, you’ll notice that the overwhelming majority of feedback the Conair for Men i-Stubble receives is positive. All you do is push a button to get it going and if you’ve set the settings once, it shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes to maintain your perfect beard length.
If all that you’re interested in is maintaining that designer stubble and you never want to shave again due to sensitive skin, this is easily the solution to your problem. Add to that an attractively low price tag and it’s definitely worth the investment. You’ll be able to maintain your beard and never accidentally find yourself pulling hairs in the process.