Date Fri, May 15 2015

The Trio is a rechargeable hand tool with three removable head. One is a trimmer and electric shave, another has two callus filing cylinders that rotate, and the last head is an epilator. A button on the side allows you to easily swap between the heads, which click into place while a slider on the bottom moves between “high”, “low” and “off.” It’s very easy to use.



Aside from the heads and their covers, this comes with a charging cable, storage/travel bag and a cleaning brush, which is especially helpful to remove dust from skin or hair removed using the device, which has a floral design and is easy to hold.

I’ve used other tools for each of the purposes but was curious whether the Trio 3-in-1 could really work for all of them.

Trio 3-in-1 for Callus Removing

You might remember how impressed I was with the Microplane Rasp for dealing with years of thick and hard calluses on my feet. As a person who tries to walk miles daily, it’s something I’ve come to expect. Thanks to the Microplane, my skin was thinner and softer than it has been in years, but it still gets callused around my heel, the ball of my foot and exterior toes.

So I was excited to try the Trio 3-in-1 as a callus solution. I’ve used other rotating/spinning brushes, including this one, but the rotation in those goes around in a circle rather than the way the Trio is a rotating cylinder with a crystalline texture rather than a pumice stone. There are also two heads on the Trio, which may be more effective than just one.

The Trio is pretty effective, and you can see the dust from your dry skin flaking right away. It’s not as harsh on the skin as the Microplane or other tools that you’d worry about cutting you. If your feet are in really bad shape like mine are, you might need something else before you use the Trio, but it’ll do a good enough job if you just have some light roughness that you want to deal with!

You don’t want to hold it too closely to stop the rotation, but the design makes that fairly difficult anyway. I prefer to use the callus remover on the lower setting, otherwise it likes to “travel” across my skin.

Trio 3-in-1 for Epilating

I’d tried an epilator before and wasn’t impressed. It was cheap, had only one head and a couple tweezers. The Trio has two heads with more tweezers each. While my cheap epilator hurt like crazy, this epilator hurts much less. I was surprised given that it’s more effective.

It’s been fairly effective at removing both fine and coarse hairs from various parts of my body, but it seems slightly less effective around some curves. I think flat areas with taut skin will have the most effective hair removal. You can also choose between two speeds. I find that the lower speed is actually more effective at grabbing thicker hairs while the faster speed is good for fine hair.

For places with smaller amounts of longer hair, the epilator works well to remove those hairs. Although, some hairs are stubborn and I have to find the perfect angle to remove them. I wouldn’t use the shaver before epilating because you do need a little length, which means I wouldn’t epilate in any location where I wanted to hide stubble. According to the description, it will remove hair as short as 0.5 mm, but I think that’s an exaggeration.

Of course, hair grows back tapered, so it doesn’t look quite as dense, and epilating in the long-term can slow hair growth seriously.

Trio 3-in-1 for Shaving

It’s been a while since I used an electric shaved. Years ago, I had a pink “for ladies” style shaver, but it didn’t provide a shave that was closer than or even as close as my razor, so I stopped using it. Who knows what happened to it since then!

As I used the Trio with the shaving head, I relived that experience. It just isn’t the same as shaving for silky smooth legs! Interestingly enough, I noticed that hair was much less visible, but my legs didn’t feel smooth. I might use the shaver if I wanted to wear shorts or a skirt and appearance was more important than how they felt. If I expected someone was going to be feeling my legs, I’d get my razor out. This makes the Trio a good option for shaving when time is sparse and a wet shave just isn’t an option.

The small trimmers on either side of the shaver also allow you to cleanup. I couldn’t help but compare them to the Schick TrimStyle, which also has a trimmer. These blades are smaller and, for whatever reason, less irritating against my skin. Although the trimmer on the Trio is larger/more bulky and not ideal for small space/creases/curves (the same is true for the razor), I prefer the trimming capabilities over the TrimStyle. It might be useful to trim a little before shaving, however.

The shaving head comes with a plastic cover to keep it clean, and I even applied a little tea tree oil an an antiseptic. One thing I do notice is that the shaving part sometimes pops off — not the whole entire — when I’m trying to remove the cover. This happens sometimes when I grab it from the wrong angle. The shaving part does seem replaceable, however, so it’s not breaking.

A Rechargeable Beauty Tool

The Trio marks a notable improvement over similar tools that I’ve used, all of which have been battery powered. Thanks to the rechargeable battery, each of the tools tends to be more powerful, which gets the job done faster. The ability to use it while it’s charging also ensures the power never dips for a long project and means you can keep using it even as/after the battery dies.

When I received it, it was partially charged. I tried out all of the tools and even went over my feet entirely with the callus remover before it started to die. Instructions say to charge it for 16 hours before first use, but obviously I like to break the rules. I did plug it in, and a red LED turned on. It switches to green when fully charged. I’m not sure how long it took because I left the house for a little bit, but the Trio was fully charged within the four hours I was gone. So I don’t think you necessarily need to charge it for the full sixteen hours.

I got about a week’s worth of foot filing, leg shaving and epilating done before it started to die again, which I’m fine by. I could easily take this away for a weekend with a full battery and not worry about it dying. However, as it dies, it becomes less efficient. I will likely charge it up before it dies completely to get the more effective use.

Travel can also be facilitated thanks to the drawstring storage bag, which is also helpful for keeping the additional heads in when you’re not using them.

The Trio 3-in-1 normally costs $150, which might seem a hefty price. But lucky readers of Reviews by Cole can save over $100 with code COLE7T! Just enter it at checkout, and you’re on your way!

Leave a Reply

Domain Name Registration from Namecheap