Micro Touch Pocket Barber from Idea Village is a men’s grooming tool that promises to bring the barber to you so you look your best every day. They boast Micro Touch Pocket Barber can be used to trim your hair as well as your beard and both powerful enough for the tough areas yet gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. 

How Micro Touch Pocket Barber 

Micro Touch Pocket Barber is essentially a combo beard trimmer and hair trimmer; it comes with 2 different sized clip-on guides, which they claim give you superior control as well as a light so you can see what you are doing. It uses 2 AA batteries that according to customer service are included with your order.

To use Micro Touch Pocket Barber they instruct you to choose the attachment depending on the job you want to do. If you want to trim the sides and back of your hair select the bigger clip, if you want to trim around your beard, get rid of nose hairs, ear hairs, clean up the back of your neck, or, ahem “manscape” your lower region, choose the smaller clip.

They state Micro Touch Pocket Barber is safe to touch and will trim the area you need to the perfect length. They promise it’s as good as going to the barber and easy to use as combing your hair.

Micro Touch Pocket Barber Cost:

$27.98, listed as $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping and handling. It is said to come with a Deluxe Precision Grooming Kit whose exact contents are unknown (customer service had no specific info) but appears to have a comb, nail clippers, emery board, shoehorn, cuticle tools, and cleaning brush. 

Micro Touch Pocket Barber comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, minus shipping fees and what it costs to send back.

Bottom Line: Is Micro Touch Pocket Barber a Scam?

It’s a nice idea to have a tool that allows you to trim your hair and beard without going to the barber. Idea Village also currently has an A rating from the BBB

However, there are a few things we would like to point out. First, while Micro Touch Pocket Barber claims to be as easy to use as a comb on your hair, judging from the photos and infomercial, it is only supposed to be used along the sides of your hair, not the top. This means, while you may be able to control the length around your ears, you’ll likely have to visit the barber to deal with the top of your head.

Second, Micro Touch Pocket Barber seems to be a rebranding of the Micro Touch Switchblade, which averages 2.8 stars on Amazon.com (they both even appear to have the same goateed model). The reviews deemed “most helpful” use words like “junk,” “waste of money,” and “don’t buy.”

Cutting your own hair is decidedly difficult to do, unless perhaps you are bald or going for a buzz cut and even then most barbers use professional-grade clippers that plug into the wall and give a lot more power than any AA battery device will. If you are thinking about clippers, we recommend looking over this list of the best clippers which goes into great detail about many of the most popular brands and includes a guide to the top 6 buzz cuts.

We hope this helps you make an informed decision about Micro Touch Pocket Barber – let us know what you think below!