8 Electric Razors Better Than a Straight Razor

The coveted straight razor shave is a buttery luxury one can only experience in the sumptuous leather of a barber's chair...right? Well, think again. With these 8 editor-curated picks, you can get the smoothness of a straight razor—all from the accessibility of your own home.

Braun wet and dry electric shaver in blue photo

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Braun Series 3

This razor is fully washable, features a micro comb down the middle (it lines up the hairs for better accuracy), and has three trimmers on the surface (two foil trimmers and one middle trimmer for more difficult hair, plus a precision trimmer for sideburns and beards). All of this for way under $100 is one of the best values you can find. ($69.99; braun.com)

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Philips OneBlad hybrid electric trimmer and shaver in green photo

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Philips Norelco OneBlade

As cliché as it may be, this OneBlade truly cuts through facial hair like a hot knife through butter. Whether you use it daily or haven't taken a blade to the face bush since a year ago, glide this guy over wet or dry skin and you'll get a shave that's just close enough for comfort. As a bonus, it's effortless to throw in a gym bag or dopp kit, so you don't have to worry about packing your full shave routine. ($34.95; walmart.com)

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Wahl rechargeable shaver in yellow photo

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Wahl LifeProof

Some people may not be born with the natural agility to handle an electric razor. For those folks, the Wahl LifeProof electric shaver comes to the rescue. Great for guys shaving with soapy hands, guys rushing through the routine, or guys who can't seem to keep a grip (literally), this resists shocks when dropped, and lasts for months—yes, months—without a recharge. ($49.99; target.com)

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Remington Hyperflex electric shaver with 5 attachments photo

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Remington Hyperflex Verso

The ergonomic design fits perfectly in your hand and is 100 percent waterproof, so you can quickly shave in the shower. For those who aren't fond of the foil strips, the three precision heads rotate together to eviscerate facial stubble. And the extra attachments make it more of a multi-tool than just about any other electric razor out there. ($99.99; remingtonproducts.com)

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Braun MobileShave M-90

If you swear by the electric shave but want something a little less cumbersome—not to mention less expensive—than the bulkier options, Braun is your best bet. The grab-and-go design is only made better by its ability to completely run under water for quick cleanup. Leave in your dopp kit, your glove compartment, or even in your back pocket for an easy shave on the run. ($24.99; braun.com)

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Panasonic Arc5 Electric Shaver in silver photo

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Panasonic Arc5 Shaver

A shaver with five blades that run together at 14,000 cycles per minute means you're getting essentially as much bang for the buck as possible. What's more, the shaving sensor technology adjusts to your facial hair, meaning fewer missed spots and a faster shaving time. One of the best add-ons to this enviable piece of tech is the one-touch cleaning system; you get the freshest possible shave, each and every morning. ($199.99; bestbuy.com)

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Philips Norelco 3000 electric shaver in black photo

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Philips Norelco Series 3000

This contour-following shaving system from Philips Norelco uses four direction-flexible heads to prevent patchy spots. The pop-up trimmer snags strays, edges beards, and keeps side burns looking neat and orderly. What's more, all this comes in a sleek, black, fully washable package. Not bad for a shaver that looks like a million bucks, but costs less than $50. ($49.99; amazon.com)

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Braun Series 9 electric razor with travel case and charge system photo

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Braun Series 9

Considered the gold standard among electric shavers, the Braun Series 9 is—in our humble opinion—actually better than gold. Titanium—which, for the record, is stronger than gold—resists corrosion, which is why the designers covered this thing in it. And it cuts through the roughest of stubble; 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute, multiplied by sonic technology to ensure one of the best shaves you can get from an electric shaver. Then, when you're done, drop it in the dock to clean, lubricate, and dry all while charging it up for the next time. ($384.99; amazon.com)

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