electric razors compared:

Blade Runners: 4 Cordless Electric Razors Tested

What was tested? Four cordless electric razors were reviewed and rated. For the review, go to wired.com

Results of this test:

Series 7 - 795cc3

Braun Series 7 - 795cc

8 out of 10 points – Editors' Pick

Wired.com were impressed to find that the Series 7 didn't just last as long as Braun claimed it would on a single charge, it actually lasted a fair bit longer. The charging dock also cleans, dries and lubricates the blades, and although the three-head design has quite a small surface area, it's effective, customisable and didn't tug, but they did find it pretty noisy. more ... (4 reviews & 2 opinions)

Philips SensoTouch 3D 1290x

Philips SensoTouch 3D 1290x

7 out of 10 points

Its sealed design means that the Philips SensoTouch 3D 1290x can be used for wet shaves with cream, as well as for dry ones, and Wired.com loved its gorgeous looks. It's quiet yet powerful, offers great control, and features a travel lock to ensure battery life isn't accidentally drained. Setting the travel lock proved tricky though, as did cleaning and opening the blade heads.

Panasonic ES-LV81

Panasonic ES-LV81

6 out of 10 points

Although it delivers a gentle, quick shave, Wired.com did find that the beard trimmer pulled, and while they liked some aspects of the Panasonic ES-LV81's design such as a stylish LCD display, travel lock and the inclusion of an optional power cable, they found that the large head made it difficult to see what they were doing, and overall, they think it's not worth the high price. more ... (1 review & 21 opinions)

Super Rotary SR-9130

Remington Super Rotary SR9130

3 out of 10 points

Despite the name, Wired.com thought the only thing really super about the Remington Super Rotary SR9130 was the price. It was reasonably comfortable to use, the LCD display was easy to read, and they were glad to see that a charge lasted an hour, but then they realised that they needed that long to try and get a decent shave, with the beard trimmer proving particularly dull.