Philips TT2040 Rechargeable All In One Bodygroom Pro Review
The Philips TT2040 Rechargeable All In One Bodygroom Pro is one of the best selling body groomers for men. In this article we wanted to do a detailed review as to why this would be the case. These products are made by many manufacturers, so we think it is always interesting to look at the one that seems to stick out from the crowd. That certainly seems to be the case with this TT2040 model from the brand .
Using a Body Groomer In The Shower
In terms of any type of body groomer, the basic functions are that it can both trim, and then shave hair from any part of the body beneath the neck. Many men use this to shave their abs, chests, shoulders and back. One of the first things we looked at when we were reviewing all of the body groomers was to see if you could use it with both wet and dry. With this one you can, so if you wanted to use this in the shower, then you can. Now if you are a guy who has actually shaved their body, then you know just how important it is to be able to do that.
That simply means you can trim and shave quickly and not have too worry about the mess of hairs going everywhere. One little word of advice we would offer here is to not just allow the shaved hairs to go down the shower drain hole. If you do that over a period of time, you will block up the drain under the shower, and that can be a tough job to get fixed. Not only is it a messy job, but could involve an expensive plumber to get it fixed.
Fit a shower drain cover and that will solve the problem for you. You can also fit what is called a hair catcher, or a hair snare for around £2-5 and then all you have to do is clean that out once a week or so. To be honest we would recommend fitting one of these anyway as it saves a lot of grief in the long term. You can get them in plastic or chrome to suit your bathroom.
Corded or Cordless
In some products, there is a pretty good argument for having a corded version of the product. However, when it comes to body groomers of any type, then you will want the convenience of having a cordless one. Now clearly you could never consider taking a corded variety into the shower, so that would rule out that important use. We recommend that you only ever buy a cordless version of a body groomer and once again the TT2040 ticks that box.
This product will give you up to 50 minutes of continued use from a single 8-hour charge. That should be more than enough time to get done whatever it is you need to do. The TT2040 has a neat looking stand that folds for easy storage. It also has a great visual LED indicator, that shows the charging status, and lets you know when the battery is low, full or in charging status.
Philips TT2040 Trimmer Details
It is the actual cutting and shaving capability of any groomer that truly makes the difference as to whether a product is good quality or not. The TT2040 has a trimmer at one end, and a shaver at the other end. You can see this in the image below.
At the bottom of this picture you can see the trimming head, and at the top you can see the shaving head.
The Shaving Head
This shaving head has a unique 3-D pivoting head, and it is this feature that allows enough flexibility, to adapt to the various contours of your body. The shaving head needs to be able to adjust to shave off all of the hairs closely as this will avoid irritating the skin. This head is made from hypo-allergenic materials. It also has built-in, self-sharpening blades, which is very convenient and also means they never need to be oiled. Like any blades though, after sustained periods of use, they will need replaced. This is usually after a year but clearly that depends on the amount of use the product will be getting.
An interesting feature of this particular model, is that it has small pre-trimmers on both sides, and that means you only ever need to go over your body once, for an affective close shave. This feature does not exist on many other products and we found that very useful indeed.
The Trimming Head
You want the initial trimming of your body hair to be as smooth as possible without any scratching or plucking of hairs. If the hair on your body is very long, then you should always trim with scissors first. Most men will have a few long hairs, often called sprouting hairs, so make sure to cut them off first with sharp scissors. When that is done, then a good quality trimmer will be able to do its job. The TT2040 has rounded blades and combs so therefore no sharp edges that will scrape the skin.
You can adjust this one to 5 different cutting lengths, from 1/8″ to 11/25″ so you do not need to change heads or combs, but simply pick the length of trim you want left. That means the right length without the bother of having to change combs or heads.
So we think it is good to know that both the trimming head and the shaving head on this product are good quality and do what they are supposed to do. It is comfortable to hold in the hand and as we have mentioned is 100% waterproof, which is not only great for use in the shower, but also makes this groomer easy to clean.
Warranty & Guarantee
Such is the confidence of Philips, they offer a 45-day money back guarantee on the TT2040, and it is covered by a 2-year warranty.
For charging purposes this comes with a standard UK 3-pin plug and it uses a 2-pin connector to go into the 3-pin plug.
Buyer Reviews of the Philips TT2040
There are over 200 reviews of this product by actual buyers over at Amazon. On average they rated this product with 4.2 out of 5 stars. Overall that would be classed as a very good rating. Here are some of the issues we picked up when analysing these reviews. These are things that actual buyers said and we thought were worth noting.
- A 1-hour charge will give about 50 minutes of use
- If you register this product online, then you get an extra free year’s warranty bring the full warranty up to 3 years
- This product does not have a pouch to keep it in
- It is great for keeping armpit hair neat and tidy
- Good around the “sensitive” bits
Cons of this Product
We think no review is truly complete unless you also look at some of the negative issues with this body groomer. Thankfully there are not too many, but let’s check them out anyway
- The instructions for use are poor
- Not suitable for the face – Please note this is not actually supposed to be used on your face ever
- Difficult to shave he back by oneself
- Battery discharges over time
These are what we found when we looked at all the reviews. 57% gave it a 5 star review and 6% gave it a 1 star review. In many of these reviews that we read and analysed, the majority of people liked this product a lot. The product should not be used on the face, and as such should not be marked down, when people do that and then complain about it. It is a Manscaping product and not an electric razor.
Overall, we think the product does do what it says, and the majority of reviews would support that. We hope that you have found this detailed review of the Philips TT2040 helpful and informative.