We spent a month using the latest crop of electric shavers on a variety of faces covered with everything from thick stubble to light scruff. Shaving under both wet and dry conditions, we rated the contenders (on a scale of 10) on performance, ease of use, and overall features.
Remington Hyper Series XR1330
Rating: 7 (Best Budget Pick)
Cheeks, chin, jawline, upper lip, Adam's apple – this lightweight shaver handled every part of our face we put in its path. While it doesn't flex as freely as the Series 8000 or feel as frictionless as the Panasonic, its concentric head grooves captured errant hairs. Its pop-up detailer extends away from the device, which meant we could see it as we trimmed our sideburns. Plus, it has an admirable 40-minute run time. Bottom line: The XR1330 is an excellent combination of price and performance. [$85; remingtonproducts.com]