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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Bottom Line: 13% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 104 out 110 people found this review helpful

    Where is it?

    I would actually love to be able to leave a review because I ordered it about two months ago, but I have not received it yet. Yet when I tried to go back to their website, I got "Thank you for visiting our website. This offer is currently not available." So I think I got scammed.

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

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  • 104 out 110 people found this review helpful

    Customer service

    • Albuquerque, NM,
    • May 26, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I haven't even received my order that I placed on 05/06/2017. Does anyone have or know a way to contact the customer service department? When I go to the main website, I get this message: "Thank you for visiting our website, this offer is currently not available." Then the tab shows "Site Under Construction." So I don't know what else to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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  • 93 out 99 people found this review helpful

    Absolute piece of crap

    • Inverness, Florida,
    • Jul 26, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is a complete piece of crap and it does NOT work! It keeps falling apart, and the charge doesn't even make it through one shave! It is absolute trash.

    It took over three months to receive the item only to find out that I had been taken by a junk selling company!

    WARNING, it is junk. Do not waste your money on it!

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

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  • 59 out 60 people found this review helpful

    Not as great as advertised

    • West Gardiner, Maine,
    • Aug 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    When I first saw the ad on TV for this product, it looked like it had some promise at being a good razor, but as I was soon to find out, it's not as good as the seller describes it. And upon further research, I realized that it's actually a redesign of the Philips Norelco OneBlade.

    I found that the seller of the Micro Touch Solo, Idea Village, is not beyond milking the customer for as much as they can get out of them. The unit starts out at $24.99, but with the addition of a charge cord and charger, plus shipping and handling cost, the final total came to $37.97.

    About a week after I had placed my order, I found that it was on back-order and that it would take an additional two to six weeks before it would ship. So I emailed them and informed them that I wanted to cancel the order. Two days later I got an email reply that they couldn't cancel the order because it was being processed and I eventually received it about nine days later.

    At first, I was going to return by not accepting delivery of it, but after it arrived, I decided to give it a try. What a disappointment that turned out to be. It's alright if you don't mind having that 5 o'clock shadow look, but don't expect it to cut as clean as a regular rotary blade razor or standard bladed razors. Basically, it's designed to give a trim or removal of facial hair, but not a close, smooth cut look. And the light only does a moderate job at illuminating the area under the lower blade, does nothing for what's in front of the top blade.

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

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  • 43 out 51 people found this review helpful

    Never received

    • Toronto, Canada,
    • Aug 22, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have never received the product, which was ordered nearly a month ago. And I cannot get a reply to my email to them at microtouchsolo.com.

    This needs to be reported to the appropriate authorities.

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

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  • 36 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Worst thing ever

    I don’t know why, but after seeing the commercial, I had bought two of these things. After receiving it, I realize how much I hate it and why in the world I bought two. With that said, I want to do a return and customer service told me I have to pay for the shipping and handling and then return, that’s another $15 to $20. Giving me all the run around in the world.

    It’s a scam, don’t fall for it. My $10 machine works better than that. I'll make sure it goes to Facebook and every website I could possibly put a review to help others.

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

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  • 28 out 29 people found this review helpful

    Junk

    • Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Nov 27, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Does not fully charge, the red light stays on. It rips the hair out of my face. Ouch! It may be alright for thin hair, like on arms or legs, but not for facial hair.

    I hope the Philips one works better because I wasted my money on this one!

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

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  • 25 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Bad buy - it's cheap, but also cheaply made!

    • Bossier City, LA,
    • Dec 20, 2017
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    I wish I would have purchased this at a local store so I could return it (like Bed Bath & Beyond who would have taken it back after the 30 days). I bought this direct from MicroTouch and used it for about 32 days (just past the warranty) and it broke while trying to remove one of the guides.

    The blade is held on with small plastic nubs which broke and cannot be replaced (as far as I can tell) to put the blade head back on.

    Don't waste the $24.95, use the money to go to the movies.

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

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Piece of junk

    Do not waste your money! This item is a piece of junk!

    I like to keep my beard trimmed short, so I tried using the MicroTouch to trim my beard and all it did was rake through my beard, cutting absolutely nothing off. I then tried to use the “shaver function” to shave as part of shaping my beard, and again it did nothing.

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

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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Lousy product

    • New York, NY,
    • Jan 31, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    It sad they're allowed to be deceptive about products that don't work. On TV, the ads make it appear that this MicroTouch Solo does a great job shaving/trimming. When you shave your beard, your face feels like sandpaper. It doesn't get as close as it claims.

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

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  • 23 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Dull after first use

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Feb 5, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    After using MicroTouch solo for the first use on shaving my chest hairs, it dulled the blade, and it won't cut my beard hair at all. My chest hair was kind of thick and we didn't do a really good job. The blade should have lasted longer.

    I am very dissatisfied.

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

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