I know nose hair is somewhat of an embarrassing subject, but I was glad to see I am not alone in my quest to tame my nasal mane (c: GroomMate says they have sold 3 million of these nose hair trimmers!
When I was on my trip to Asia I was w/out my standard battery operated nose hair trimmer (a highly ranked panasonic) for 3 weeks my traveling associate and myself both experienced some times when we needed a trim. I had scissors in my travel first aid kit and we used those they worked, but not well.
I knew I have seen manual nose hair trimmers before and I was looking to get one in Japan, did not have any luck. When I got home I hit up my trusty friend THE INTERNET and started seeing different options. The ones I have seen before were like this thing you squeeze and it spins. I also found a different model which takes up even less space, and I found it to work even better. Here are the reviews:
Rotary Nose Clipper / Squeeze Nose hair Trimmer:
A cool little machine in a tiny package. I thought that when you squeezed it the blades would spin, and you would kind of pump it and keep the blade spinning faster and faster. This is not the case. One squeeze turns the blade letâ€™s say 45 degrees, enough to cut, when you release it returns back those 45 degrees. It seemed to work a bit, but not too much better than the scissors, so it would just take up extra space in my suitcase. I was not too impressed, nor would I recommend this to anyone outside of a gadget collector. This model costs $16 and there was one lower model at $12 and one higher model at $27.
Platinum XL Nose hair Trimmer:
This is more like a tool than anything else. The build quality is excellent and it has a bit of weight to it. I think the handle is aluminum and the rest is stainless steel. It is about the width of a sharpie pen and half the length.
Using this trimmer you hold the top in one hand and turn the lower part with your other hand. Compared to an electric nose hair trimmer, the platinum XL makes no noise, is more controlled, does not require batteries, takes up less space and seems to do a better/safer job trimming my nose hair. Not once did I get the sting/sneeze feeling that you get with an electric nose hair trimmer due to the fast spinning that rips sensitive nose hairs out!
The platinum XL is a great gadget/tool to add to your toiletry kit or medicine cabinet. It costs about 20 dollars with free shipping. I would get the Platinum XL manual nose hair trimmer again if I lost mine or get one for a friend who needs a trim.
To sum thing up, buy the Platinum XL if your nose hairs are getting too long, or you are thinking about replacing your electric nose hair trimmer. I found it to be the best nose hair trimmer that I have ever used!