About MicroTouch Solo

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 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 anyways, to be a potentially convenient and cohesive way to maintain and groom your facial and body hair, regardless of how your 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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29 Consumer Reviews for MicroTouch Solo

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 3 4 star: 0 3 star: 3 2 star: 3 1 star:  20
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Deceptive advertising MicroTouch Solo

    • San Antonio, TX,
    • Dec 6, 2018
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    This product doesn't work as advertised. While it is good for trimming, it doesn't provide a clean shave on the areas I don't want facial hair, so If I want a clear cut trimming, I still need to use a conventional razor blade to remove beard completely. On top that, when I called to process a refund, they decline to pay for the return shipping. The way I see it, if I had changed my mind and wish to return the product, it will be fair that I pay for the return shipping, but if I am returning the product for deceptive advertising, the seller MUST pay ALL related cost to it.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Product damage

    • Tamil Nadu, India,
    • Nov 29, 2018
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    I bought this Solo trimmer and after product delivery, and after opening, I am shocked that this product is already used. This is damage. I am not satisfied with this product, it is a very cheap product, a China product...

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

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    I cannot get a smooth shave

    • Norristown, PA,
    • Nov 7, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This razor is not for coarse hair, it takes a blade to get a smooth shave. This Solo must be improved for coarse black man’s hair. I am a real customer, I have the Solo shaver in my cabinet.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Just like the commercial

    • Illinois,
    • Nov 7, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought it last year, it does a wonderful job. No nicks! No ingrown hairs! The first clippers to work so well. I recommend this to anyone who has tough hair and experiences ingrown hairs. It leaves skin smooth.

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

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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Not as advertised

    • North Carolina,
    • Nov 1, 2018
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    It is okay for a daily 5 o'clock look but does not trim close as promised. Battery life is good but the finished product compared to claims do not match up well. Overall, not something I would send back at $25, but not something I would recommend others to buy.

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

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Nice concept needing adjustments in design

    • North Carolina,
    • Oct 10, 2018
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    The concept and design could be a winning one, except for a few problems. The head pivots, which is okay, depending on what kind of trim, and shave is needed at a given time. The pivot feature causes the flat, silver, gliding head to lay flat against the face, which in the case of this unit, seems to lift the micro clippers slightly up and away from the skin, and the base of the whiskers, preventing a "perfectly" close shave. A fixed head might address the problem, or a mechanism which allows switching between the two.

    The light near the head of the shaver casts shadows making it difficult to affect precise edging.

    I do believe that some tweaking in the design of this product would render the superior results its marketers now claim.

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

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  • 19 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Stand by your product

    • Clarksville, TN,
    • Sep 20, 2018
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    I had ordered new blades from the company. When I got the blades, the combs didn't work. So I called the company to let them know they didn't fit properly. They told me that they couldn't help me because it has been a little over a year and the warranty has ran out. So I asked her if I could buy some combs and she said that they don't sell the combs. They sell blades but not the combs. I couldn't believe it sells the blades but not the combs to the blades. So if someone out there wants this Solo, you can have it. I was thinking I had a razor for life. I just got fooled. Thanks for nothing Solo.

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

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  • 19 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Not as expected to be

    • El Dorado, KS,
    • Aug 7, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The Solo to me was miss advertised as giving a close shave as a razor or even my Norelco 3 blade electric razor. I did get razor burn from the Solo, which was also advertised not to do. As for it being used as a body shaver, the side blades scratch the skin to the point that I stopped using it on the body for fear of possible infections. I wish I could get my money back, but it's impossible now since it has been a while now. Unless you like stubble, I would not recommend this product.

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

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  • 21 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Bloody awful

    • Faulconbridge, Australia,
    • May 23, 2018
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    It arrived with the lugs which hold the blades broken, which means the blades cannot be attached and makes it unusable. I contacted them with three emails, but they don't even have the courtesy to reply. Don't waste your money; I certainly would not recommend this.

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

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  • 6 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Great shave

    • Samson, AL,
    • Apr 28, 2018
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    I bought two; one for me and one for a friend. Another friend got one when he saw mine. We all are using them and really appreciate the good shave they give. No drag. No cuts, no problems.

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

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Rip off!

    Doesn't work straight out of the box. Arrived in a pristine box, but the trimmer was broken inside the box! Junk. I couldn't say if it trims and shaves as it claims because I can't use it the very first time!

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

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