Sminiker Professional Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clippers Set Review
Getting one’s hair cut can be an unpleasant experience both for you and your kids. On one hand, you’ll have to pay for an expensive service and you may not even like the result. On the other, kids, especially young ones, don’t like to get their hair cut and can easily get scared at the sight of a bumbling, mean-looking machine the barber would use.
If either or both scenarios apply to you, it may be time to consider a pair of quality clippers that will turn annoying visits to the barber into frugal and fun experiences for the entire family. Sminiker has developed an outstanding clipper set suitable for nuanced male grooming and maintaining kids’ haircuts alike. Here’s why you should consider getting the Sminiker Professional Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clippers Set.[caption id="attachment_362" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View on Amazon[/caption]
Features of the Sminiker Professional Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clippers Set
The clippers’ look ought to blend in with the hair dryer, straightener or any other bathroom-specific appliances you may have. It has a simple, elegant design with a single body color (either black, silver or red) coupled with another for the power button and adjustable screw at the bottom.
At just over a pound in weight, these clippers are very light and easy to handle, so much so that you can start teaching your older kids how to handle them and create their own first haircuts. Because of their lightness and portability, these clippers are great not just for creating or maintaining haircuts, but for keeping hair on other parts of your body trim too.
You can use the clippers in two different modes. The standard, corded one makes use of an 8-foot power cord which you can plug into any European or American outlet (an adapter is included in the package for easy recharging). This way you get to take full advantage of the silent motor’s considerable power. The 6-foor power cord is just long enough to allow you access from anywhere within the bathroom without getting tangled or taught. It’s also used to charge the battery, either constantly while the clippers are plugged in, or separately if you take the battery out.
The second, and arguably more interesting is its wireless mode. Once charged up, which is a process that takes about 2-3 hours each time, the included rechargeable battery puts out enough juice to keep you cutting for up to 8 hours. Depending on how much you use it and whether that use includes beard trimming, you can expect one charge to last several weeks. The batteries hold said charge well and don’t seem to have a smaller capacity as time goes on. Just in case though, Sminiker has included an additional battery to keep you looking your best regardless of power availability.
As for the blades which do the actual cutting, Sminiker has made a good choice in fashioning them out of titanium. This makes them both extremely sharp and completely resistant to rust while giving them the robustness needed to maintain their shape without bending or breaking. You can use them bare, or with one of the four included guard combs to make either very level creations like buzz cuts, or take advantage of more than a single comb in creating tapering or finely-layered fades.[caption id="attachment_363" align="alignright" width="289"] View on Amazon[/caption]
You don’t even need to use the combs to achieve precision or a layered effect though – Sminiker’s clippers have an adjustable ring which changes the blades’ relative position in one short twist, allowing you to quickly shift from a setting suitable for keeping your sideburns prim to one that cut very close to the skin without needing to put anything else onto the blades. The moving set of blades is made out of ceramic, further decreasing the clippers’ weight without sacrificing performance.
The peculiar thing about these clippers is that they work best only within a certain margin. As the guard combs are set quite low, they don’t handle long hair very well. This is probably why you get separate scissors to trim your hair down to a more suitable size first. Conversely, the closest cut you can get is 0.8mm in length, so if you’re the type that enjoys wearing very short buzz cuts or likes their fades to start from next to nothing, you'll be out of luck.
Unlike most clipper sets you’ll encounter, this one doesn’t come with its own bottle of maintenance oil. While the quality of this oil varies drastically from one model to the other, getting none whatsoever means you’ll have to pay extra to get some, and you WILL need to invest in it sooner or later as well-oiled blades are essential for the clippers to continue to perform adequately.
- Getting the right blade length for the haircut you’re trying to pull off is very easily done
- The clippers are surprisingly light given they have a battery, have a small form factor and don’t cause much noise
- Titanium blades are protected from rust, don’t snag much and don’t require frequent maintenance
- An extra battery is included and both hold a generous chare for a long while
- Three different color schemes to choose from
- Lubricating oil isn’t included in the set
- Clippers don’t perform well when having to work with longer hair and can’t deliver a close crop shorter than 0.8 mm
Getting to grips with the family’s hair and the associated costs can definitely put one in a bad mood. As you’ve seen a most elegant and effective solution does exist, and it bears the Sminiker logo on its slender frame. For a price that’s lower than that of two halfway decent haircuts, you’re getting an appliance capable of delivering a dozen not before dying on you, but just before one of its batteries gives up!
While thinking of the savings is natural, do keep in mind that you aren’t skimping out at all – the quality of these Sminiker Professional Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clippers Set very nearly approaches professional levels, and if you take it upon yourself to use them regularly, your skill at making all the guys you love so much look even better is bound to as well.