Arc5 5-Blade Shaver w/ Auto Cleaner ES-LV81-K


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  • Achieve maximum closeness and comfort with premium 5-blade shaving system
  • Shave more efficiently with ultra-sharp Nanotech blades
  • Multi-Flex head glides smoothly over face, chin and jaw
  • Linear motor maintains peak performance throughout battery life
  • Use dry or in the shower with wet/dry convenience
  • Automatic cleaning and charging station, sonic vibration cleaning mode
  • LED display, built-in pop-up trimmer, travel pouch included
  • Compatible with: WES9030, WES9171, Inner Blade, HydraClean™ Cartridges
$399.99 $288.99
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Wet/Dry Washable

Enjoy the convenience of dry operation of use with foam or gel for a pampering, silky-smooth shave

5-Blade Cutting System

For the ultimate in closeness and comfort

Multi-Flex™ Pivoting Head

Conforms to neck and jaw area

Fast, Linear Motor Drive

14,000 cycles per minute linear motor drive delivers a smoother, cleaner shave

Multi-fit Arc Foil

Follows the contours of your face for efficient coverage and maximum comfort

Lift-Tech Foil™

Features reverse-tapered edges that lift and cut whiskers that lie flat

Nanotech™ Blades

30-degree inner blades featuring nanotechnology cut the hair at its base for a close shave

Pop-up Trimmer

For mustache and sideburns

Automatic Cleaning & Charging System

Cleans, dries and charges the unit automatically keeping the blades sharp and ready for the next shave

Illuminated Liquid Blue Crystal Display

LCD battery status and charge indicator plus cleaning reminder to keep your blades fresh

Sonic Vibration Cleaning Mode

While rinsing the shaver under running water, sonic vibrations help remove clinging hair debris, leaving the blades fresh and renewed


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  • Weight:
    0.44 lbs.
    0.4 lbs.
  • Accessories:
    Adaptor, Travel Pouch
    Self-cleaning Recharger, Adaptor, Detergent Cartridge, Travel Pouch

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  • More Details
    • Adjustable Pivot Action Head
    • Motor Speed
    • Inner Blade Angle
    • Patented High Speed Linear Motor
    • Floating Blade System
    • Power Source
    • Charging Time
    • Wet/Dry
    • Pop-up Trimmer
    • Shaves per Charge (3 min./1 shave)
    • Replacement Foil
    • Replacement Blade
    • Replacement Set
    • Accessories
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent shaver that provides the closest shave I've ever had from an electric razor. September 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Impressive Results But at a Premium Price In the end I'm glad I have this shaver (ES-LV81-K) now. I happened to find it on a killer sale here on the Panasonic's website. If it weren't for the sale, I doubt I would have bought it. How did we get to the point where razors cost the same as a car payment? In any case, I was a lifelong rotary shaver user. I am a Caucasian male in my late 30's with thicker, curly beard hair. I am an everyday shaver, occasionally going the weekend without. Over the years I’ve had an increasing number of ingrown hairs under my chin and on my neck. Dealing with them is always a pain and I started growing suspicious that the "lift and cut" action on my rotary shaver was actually working against me. I decided to see if in fact using a foil shaver would help. All the reviews online and a couple words-of-mouth resoundingly pointed to Panasonic. After a few weeks, my skin seems to be settling in and I do really like using this razor. It gives a smooth shave like I would expect, and I’m having less irritation with my ingrowns. This shaver has more trouble grabbing hairs that lie flat against my skin than my rotary did, but by using a good quality pre-shave tonic, this has been improving. I was concerned that I wouldn’t like the noise that a foil shaver makes. Rotaries are just so quiet and when you’re still waking up the last thing you want is being jolted by noise. I was very pleased that while it does have a louder buzz than I was used to, it is not nearly as loud as foil razors I had tried in the past. The pop-up trimmer is handy for truing up facial hair. I do wish it was a bit longer since it tends to get hidden behind the shaving head when using it and it's hard to see what you're doing. The battery life is mediocre. My rotary shaver routinely lasted 2 weeks on a full charge. This one only lasts me a week. Given the price, this is very disappointing. I opted for the cleaning and charging station only because of the killer sale. While I could certainly live without it, it works very well, and I’m happy to give it valuable real estate on my sink counter. Since I have to recharge every week anyway, this gives it a good cleaning without having to think about it all at the same time. The shaver comes with a faux leather carrying case. You’d think it would be nicer and more suitable for tossing around a suitcase, but it will do. Overall, I’m enjoying using this shaver and would recommend it to anyone considering a new foil shaver. September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 smooth and close shave Closer and smoother than any hand-held razor I've ever used. September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm an old guy who has used electric razors for 60 years. I've tried them all and this is far and away the best yet. ( don't know what will be on the market when I turn 100 ). This one is a few extra bucks to purchase, but well worth it. Very smooth, very fast shave. You can't ask for any better. September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arc5 5-Blade Shaver w/ Auto Cleaner ES-LV81-K Shaver came in a few days ago, shaving the next morning I was surprised how close it cut and was fast. I dry shave every day with no problem. September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very nice electric shavor have to stop using razor and switch to electric, bought the 'rolls royce' of shavers in the 81K. September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by No Regrets This shaver was expensive but it is giving me an amazingly close shave. I have no regrets in the purchase of this shaver. September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great I had enjoyed the arc 4 immensely but always wondered what the best of the best was like. Well this is it. Smooth and fast. It just works. September 11, 2015
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