There’s no such thing as too close for comfort. Not with the Panasonic Arc3, a sleek electric shaver with acutely angled blades that cut facial hair at the root without the slightest irritation. An arced foil ensures a still-smoother shave.

Winner of the prestigious 2013 Housewares Design Award, the Arc3 works wet or dry, and its unique water shutters allow for easy cleaning without removing the outer foil.

$90, www.panasonic.com