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October 10, 2012

Panasonic Nose/Ear Hair Trimmer with LED — A feature too far


Don't get me wrong: I love Panasonic, still the undisputed world leader in small motor appliances after decades atop the mountain of excellence, fending off competition from Braun and its ilk.

But putting an LED near the business end of a nose/ear hair trimmer (photo above) is a bug, not a feature.


Simple, as any TechnoDolt®™© worth her salt could tell you in a Podunk town minute: BECAUSE THE LED DOESN'T SHINE ON THE AREA YOU'RE WORKING ON.

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How stupid do you have to be while beta testing a product not to see something this obvious?

Pretty stupid, IMHO.

Even worse: you can't turn off the light and still use the device, as the LED is hardwired into the circuit.

But what do I know, really?

I'm just a brain-dead treadmill-walking blogging anesthesiologist who's breathed far too much unscavenged waste gas over the past 35 years.

If you want one — a nose/ear hair trimmer, not a brain-dead blogging anesthesiologist — it will set you back $15.99.


I'm priceless.

October 10, 2012 at 02:31 PM | Permalink


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Methinks you've missed the point of the little light.

Of course, when you're knuckle deep in a nostril wacking away at what lurks there the light is of no use. No light anywhere on such a device would be of use at that point.

The purpose of the little light is to give a little spot of intense light AFTER your weed wacking efforts in order to highlight the fruits of your labors and whether you need to plunge back in for round two.

At least that is how I rationalize the point of having the light on the thing.

Posted by: HeavyG | Oct 11, 2012 2:25:16 PM

Nice to know I'm not the only one who suffers from rhinotrichosis!

Posted by: jim` | Oct 10, 2012 8:21:29 PM

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