MicroTouch Solo Review: Is It Legit or Just Hype?

By Tyler Cooper
HighYa Staff
Published on: May 17, 2017

The MicroTouch Solo is a combination trimmer, shaver, and edger that claims to be able to groom with micro precision providing an all-in-one grooming solution in the process. Billing itself as a “Smart Razor”, the product claims to be able to provide truly effective styling power in a variety of different modes, each designed to sculpt or manage a particular style of facial hair.

The makers of the product claim that it’s effective for more than just beards, though, stating that it can also be used to manage body hair. The dual German stainless steel blade design is said to be completely safe to the touch while also allowing you to shave both up and down, and the ultra-flex pivoting head is supposed to allow for superior maneuverability as you use the blade on the various contours of your face.

For many, daily upkeep of facial hair and body hair can be a real nuisance. What’s worse, many individuals are forced to rely on a multitude of different products to shape, trim, shave and maintain their facial hair, adding complication to our already hectic everyday lives.

A product that could truly provide all of your facial and body hair grooming needs could potentially be of great value to those who are constantly on the go, as it could potentially make the daily ritual of shaping up the hairs a much more condensed affair.

In order to determine if the MicroTouch Solo is truly effective, however, we’ll first need to take a closer look at how the product is supposed to work to deliver this three-in-one functionality. In the next section, let’s do just that.

How the MicroTouch Solo Works

The MicroTouch Solo claims to work on any body surface, delivering a close shave while also allowing for a variety of upkeep methods such as edging beard lines and moustaches, and trimming lengthy beards and stubble. The product also comes with three different plastic guides which can be used to alter the length you’d like to trim, allowing you to maintain a certain look if you so desire.

In addition, the MicroTouch Solo features a built-in high-intensity spotlight just below the pivoting head that the manufacturer claims will allow you to clearly see what you are doing as you use the product.

This could potentially be quite useful, as many who shave daily know that it can be difficult to see in certain areas, no matter how well-lit the room is. We aren’t told just how bright this light is, but the explainer video depicts it as being bright enough to illuminate your entire face with ease.

To use the MicroTouch Solo, you simply need to decide which mode of operation you want to use. If all you’re looking for is a simple shave, you can use the product without any guides, running it up and down along your hair until you’ve got the area clear and free.

The company states that you do not need to use water, shaving cream or soap and that the product doesn’t cause razor burns or bumps of any kind. They also claim that it won’t give you any nicks or ingrown hairs from regular usage.

If you’re looking to trim your beard to a certain length, you can utilize one of the three included guides, depending on your preference. The company states that the MicroTouch Solo can tackle even the burliest, toughest beards in just one pass thanks in part to its military-grade stainless steel blade design.

As for recharging the device, we aren’t told if comes with a rechargeable battery system, or if it uses traditional batteries instead. When we reached out to customer service to clarify, they informed us that they did not have this information, instead suggesting that we “Google it.” Upon doing so, we discovered that there was no information about the type of battery the device uses anywhere that we were able to find.

MicroTouch Solo Pricing

Currently, it looks as though the MicroTouch Solo is only available via the product's main website as of the time of this writing. It costs $24.99, plus $5.99 P&H.

The product itself comes with the three additional guides, as well as one additional replacement cutting head. We aren’t told on the main site how much additional cutting heads are, but we inquired to customer service and found out that they are available as a two-pack directly from the main phone line for $9.99. They also stated that most orders are shipped out within 30 days of the original date they are placed.

MicroTouch Solo Return Policy

As for the return policy provided by the manufacturer, it looks as though you’ll have a 30-day money back guarantee on all purchases made through the main site. The company requests that you return all items to their main address at Micro Touch Solo 400 Returns Rd Wallingford, CT 06494. They also request that you include your complete name, address, daytime telephone number and email address inside the return package when returning your item.

The Bottom Line: Is MicroTouch Solo Truly a Game Changer?

There are hundreds of different personal groomers on the market today, all of them vying for a spot on your bathroom counter. With so many options to choose from, what might be best to look for? Ideally, you’ll likely want something that provides all-in-one functionality, much like the MicroTouch Solo does, so that you can be able to streamline your daily grooming regimen as much as possible.

There are many different combination products available that offer similar functionality to the MicroTouch Solo, some of which have large followings and generous amounts of customers reviews to back them up. Ideally, you’ll want to tune into what these voices are saying, looking out for products that truly stand out as being well-liked and reliable.

For instance, a quick Google search for “personal groomers” brings a number of products, including one with over 2,000 reviews on Amazon from Philips. This particular product seems to provide very similar features and benefits to the MicroTouch Solo.

To that end, the MicroTouch Solo seems, on the surface anyway, to be a potentially convenient and cohesive way to maintain and groom your facial and body hair, regardless of how you personally style and shape it.

The pivoting head and double-sided blade design seem as though they might indeed be able to deliver on the manufacturer’s claim that the groomer works without water or cream to deliver a close shave, but according to authority sites such as WebMD, the only real defense against razor burns and bumps is using adequate lubrication.

In addition, without having tested the product out for ourselves, we aren’t able to confirm that it will work as advertised. Additionally, there doesn't seem to be any reviews of the product anywhere online as of the time of this writing, and seeing as we have a few concerns about the battery functionality/longevity, we do feel it’s worth noting that you’ll be taking a bit of a leap of faith going into the purchase of the MicroTouch Solo.

That alone isn’t necessarily a reason not to give the device a chance, but before you do, we’d simply recommend looking around at alternatives like those mentioned above, as well as keeping the 30-day return policy in mind going into the purchase.

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Average Consumer Rating: 1.6
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5 star: 3 4 star: 1 3 star: 3 2 star: 4 1 star:  30
Bottom Line: 12% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Fell apart

    • Sayre, PA,
    • Aug 2, 2019
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    The head broke off, cheap plastic, hardly any use out of it. I guess you get what you pay for. Would not purchase again, made very cheap. Save your money and buy a better quality unit.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Poor quality, doesn't work well, broke on fifth use

    • Springdale, AR,
    • Jun 25, 2019
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    I shave about once a week. I found the MicroTouch Solo to be only fair. It worked just barely ok, nothing like the TV commercials claim. I have a pair of cheap, regular beard/hair trimmers and it worked about the same as that. But worse, the thing broke the fifth time I used it. One of two plastic nipples holding the head onto the handle simply snapped off when I took the head off to clean it. 30-day warranty; broke after five weeks. Complete waste of money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Enticing but problematic

    • New York,
    • May 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have had two of these. Initially, I thought it was great. It trims beard and mustache well. However, the problems came in when the head of it fell off and the metal clip broke off. So...I bought another one. Same thing happened. So that's it for me. I'll go back to a name brand Remington or Wahl. They do the job and last.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Disgusting

    • Mabank, TX,
    • Apr 1, 2019
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    I ordered this as a gift. When it arrived the box had been opened several times, and this Shaver had been used. This made me sick.

    I threw it away. Not about to give someone a USED gift.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Not happy

    • Drumright, OK,
    • Mar 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    My husband has had two of these with a two-year span. His first one broke before Christmas, so I got him another one for Christmas.

    He went to use today as he does daily, and it broke, in the same place the first one did.

    I (we) will not be buying a third. Not happy at all!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Bad customer service

    • Tennessee,
    • Feb 26, 2019
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    I ordered this product a month ago, still have not received it to date. They said it was on back order. The problem is that I had to phone customer service to be updated. Terrible, terrible!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Great but fragile

    • York, PA,
    • Feb 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This tool is a great answer to trimming. Plenty of power. Trims quite well. The only drawback is the durability of the blade head attachment points. BE VERY CAREFUL when removing the trimming guides. Pull too hard and you will break the two small pins that attach the pivot blade head. Unable to repair. Those attachment pins are surely a weak point.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Disappointment

    • Norristown, PA,
    • Jan 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    On my second use of the product, the blade unit came off the rest of the shaver, along with a spring of some sort. Of course, I could not get the spring back in place and thus could not get the blade back on. The idea was good, but the product needs work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Where is it?

    • Groveland, NY,
    • Jan 14, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered the Micro Solo on December 23, 2018. As of today, January 9th, still no delivery. I called first thing this morning to see what the hold up is and was told it would be another 2-3 weeks. I told the woman I have ordered many things online and have never had to wait this long. After reading these reviews maybe it is best I cancel the order. I ordered this for my son strictly going by the TV commercial. I wish I saw these reviews before I ordered. To the person who got a used one sent to them, I would go straight to the Board of Health and your local TV channel. This sounds like a lot of false advertisement and they shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Did not work, customer service just as bad

    • Southern Nevada,
    • Jan 9, 2019
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    I purchased this from a local store and went to use and when I put on my face to cut the hair, the unit stopped after cutting one or two hairs and caused pain on the face from the hair that it did cut (one of two of them). I then tried to remove the blade from the unit to clean and the whole blade assembly fell apart. I called the 800 number on the manual and they would not help me at all. Just said to purchase two more blades at $15. I just wanted to get a replacement blade for the one that failed with the unit. But they can't do that. So luckily I was able to take it back to the store I purchased it at and get money back and told them to not carry this item. I wonder how they got the unit to work in the ads because it failed with me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 16 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Should last longer than three shaves

    • Coos Bay, OR,
    • Jan 8, 2019
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    While attempting to change blades just to see how easy it is to do, I do not know why, but one of the small plastic pins the blade pivots on broke off. I do not know what brain-dead designer was thinking about trying to pivot the blade unit on such a small plastic pin. It should be modified by using a stainless pin rather than the plastic one.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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