At first glance the Braun Exact Series Ear & Nose Trimmer looks great. The trimmer has a good weight to it and feels nice and balanced in my hand (I have rather large hands ). It's also waterproof which makes it easy to clean. When I turned the trimmer on for the first time, I felt like it was struggling to fully power on. It was almost as if it took a few seconds before it was running at full strength. The trimmer is pretty quiet when operating.
I began using the trimmer on my nostrils. I hadn't trimmed them in a few weeks so there was relatively heavy growth. The trimmer was pain free, but took more effort than expected to cut all of the hair. This felt as though it was from an underpowered motor. It took me a total of 45 seconds to trim both nostrils. I then moved to the ears. I have less hair in my ears than in my nostrils. Again the trimmer was pain free and it didn't take but a few seconds to trim each ear.
In closing, the trimmer gets the job done with no pain or discomfort. If you have thicker hair than it may take a little longer than usual to trim through it. I have tried similar trimmers like this one from other companies and they were uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Overall I think this is a good product and I would recommend it.
I am a BzzAgent and I received this product free of charge from Braun through a BZZ marketing campaign. Thanks to Braun for the chance to test their product.