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Rechargeable Electric Trimmer

As I am packing for our trip next month to Egypt, I am trying to take as few charging cords as possible. My husband's electric beard/mustache trimmer has one of those round ends that plugs into the trimmer to charge it. It's old and needs to be replaced. I am looking to find a compact, rechargeable men's trimmer (not shaver and not hair cutter) that charges with a mini hdmi cable. This charger will be the same as another electronic device (not our iphones) that we take with us, and will eliminate a need for one more different charging cable. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good men's, lightweight beard/mustache trimmer that has a mini hdmi to usb connection for recharging? Thank you!

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How long is your trip? How often does your husband trim? I find that I get well over 20 trims from my several years old Philips beard trimmer without recharging... I hardly ever take the cord with me!

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Hi balso, Our trips are usually 2-3 weeks. He trims about every other day. The problem is his old trimmer doesn't hold a charge for very long any more. It just needs to be replaced. The charger is big and bulky because has one of those big black "boxes" on the plug in end. A new trimmer would also eliminate the need for us to bring an adapter with a 3-prong US style plug in. We would be able to just bring a usb adapter. And, yes, a new trimmer would probably hold a charge long enough for us not to need to charge it. But we would have the correct cable just in case if it was the usb/mini hdmi type. Thanks!

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27426 posts

I'd be interested to hear who makes a reliable hdmi charged trimmer. I've never heard of such a thing, nor a USB chargeable one.

I'm following closely.

Posted by
160 posts

Maybe they don't even make such a thing! Or maybe I have the wrong type of end. Could it be called a micro usb?

Posted by
5221 posts

I use a trimmer powered by two AA batteries, with an adjustable head. It's pretty compact and light. The batteries last through a lot of uses, and of course are easily replaced. No cord, no hassle.

Edit -- Here's the current (no pun intended) version on Amazon for $12.

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Thank you, James and Dick. A battery-powered trimmer was my suggestion to my husband also. He didn't think they would work well enough. I will show him your responses and see if he'll reconsider a battery-powered rather than rechargeable device. Thank you!

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If you purchase a device with a similar cable to another product please try charging the device with that similar cable before traveling. I’ve experienced the ‘looks the same’ and ‘connects the same’ but ‘does not charge at all’ situation. Fortunately, I discovered this before my trip. I wholeheartedly agree that less is better.