Pocket Barber Review: Hair Trimming Device
Excellent for some areas, such as nose, ears, and sideburns.
Less effective in thicker areas such as head and beard.
Battery powered only
Pocket Barber is an As Seen on TV hair trimming device.
Claims & Features
- 2-in-1 design includes small and full-size trimmers
- Powerful enough for tougher hair
- Gentle enough for sensitive skin
- Snap-on guides for superior control
- Just comb and cut
Cost & Availability
Online – $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H (includes bonus styling guide and grooming kit)
Pocket Barber Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of September 2015.
Pocket Barber Reviews
As Seen on TV grooming products have become ubiquitous over the past few years. With Pocket Barber by Microtouch, we have Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars pitching the virtues of this product which is said to be “a lot better” than the standard way of trimming hair.
Pocket Barber is a handheld device which features a small trimmer that can remove small areas of hair, akin to the side-burn trimmer on electric razors, but with a smaller design that can be used in difficult areas like nose and ears.
In short, the overall consensus for Pocket Barber is around a 3 star rating. Customers tend to prefer Pocket Barber’s facial hair trimming abilities, but don’t generally like the power of the motor when trimming hair on the head.
As a trimmer for areas such as nose hair, ear hair, chest hair, neck, and sideburns, Pocket Barber seems well suited. In those areas with thicker hair such as beards the head, it seems that a stronger device would do a better job. On some areas, there may be a somewhat scratching sensation, so you’ll want to approach sensitive areas gingerly.
Pocket Barber may not replace heavy duty trimmers, but it does a fine job of trimming small areas.
Perhaps the most similar product to Pocket Barber is an older Micro Touch product called the Micro Touch Max All in One Personal Trimmer. That product offers many of the same features as Pocket Barber, and can be found in stores for about $10. The differences between the two are minimal.
Pocket Barber is a good solution for some hair trimming needs, although it may be taking on too big of a task with thicker areas of hair. It’s an excellent choice as a supplemental trimmer and in some areas it is superior to shaving. How Pocket Barber is superior to the older (and less expensive) Micro Touch Max, however, is unclear.
If you’ve used Pocket Barber, please give it a star rating and comment below.