Panasonic EH-NA65-K Nanoe Hair Dryer Review

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Panasonic is a company that has been in the electronics industry since 1918. It’s one of the most recognizable electronics brands in the world. Known for outstanding quality and innovation, when a product has Panasonic’s name on it you expect nothing but the best. This is exactly what we expect with the Panasonic Nanoe Moisture Infusion Hair Dryer (model eh-na65-k). Quality, class, perfection.

We decided to do a thorough review of this Panasonic hairdryer to see if it lives up to the company’s reputation. After finishing our review, we rated it 4.4 stars because it’s a great hairdryer. Below are the details of the review.

We liked:

  • It comes with a diffuser.
  • The power cord is a swivel cord.
  • Runs quiet.

We didn’t like:

  • It’s large and heavy
  • It’s top-heavy so it doesn’t balance well and can fatigue your hand and arm.
  • Lacks the power you would expect from a high-end dryer like this one.

Features of the Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer

Nanoe Particles

Most modern hair dryers are pushing ionic technology. The Panasonic EH-NA65-K has engineered a new way to dry hair, nanoe particles. We don’t want to turn this into a science class, so we’ll explain the technology in basic terms.

The hair dryer takes nano-sized particles from the air and electrifies them, causing them to retain water. This moisture is then transferred to your hair as you dry it, preventing your hair from being over-dried and damaged. These nanoes are boasted to hold up to 1,000 times the moisture that ions do.

Swivel Cord

Having a swivel cord allows you to have the greatest flexibility and freedom to move around with your hair dryer. The power 360-degree cord is heavy duty and is nine feet long making it great for professional use. The cord features a sturdy hanging loop to keep your hair dryer stored away safely.

Heat/Speed Settings

The Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer combines the temperature settings and speed settings. There are three settings to choose from. The low setting has low heat and low speed while the middle and high settings have higher speeds and higher heat. The hairdryer also has a cool shot button.

Attachments

Unlike most hair dryers, the Panasonic hair dryer comes with three attachments. One attachment is a unique, dual airflow quick-dry nozzle. The quick-dry nozzle turns the open end of the hairdryer into a tunnel with a dual opening.

The quick-dry nozzle delivers strong airflow while it allows soft airflow to come out around it. This allows all hair types to dry faster and evenly. The hair dryer also comes with a concentrator nozzle and a diffuser.

Removable Filter

Most hair dryers have filters but not all of them are removable. The Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer has a removable filter that allows you to keep the hair dryer clean and working efficiently.

Is the Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer Any Good?

As we tested the Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer, we rated different areas of the hair dryer. By averaging those areas, we gave the hair dryer a star rating of 4.4 out of five stars. Below is a short explanation of the criteria we used.

Ease Of Use – 5 The Panasonic Nanoe has great, innovative technology but it’s still simple to operate.

Durability – 5 Panasonic is known for quality and they back the hairdryer with a 2-year warranty.

Heat Output – 4 The heat output could use a bit of work. However, the Nanoe technology makes up for the lack of heat.

Price – 4.5 When this dryer first hit the market, it was overpriced. Since then the price has been lowered on average and now it’s in a better range based on its features. (Keep in mind that we are speaking about the average price range as different retailers may have their own specials or sales).

Options (settings) – 3 This is the area where the hair dryer took the biggest hit. It’s never convenient when the heat settings are combined with the airspeed settings.

Power – 4.5 Although it’s rated at 1875 watts, there have been a lot of complaints that the air doesn’t “blow hard enough”. This could be due to advanced technology.

Our Opinion of the Nanoe Hair Dryer

So far we’ve given you a very thorough rundown of the Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer and all its features. It’s an impressive hair dryer, especially when it comes to quality and innovation.

Is it the best? No, it’s not.

The dryer raises some questions and concerns that we have about its advertised effectiveness but we still think it’s a good buy. We’ll tell you why one feature at the time.

Nanoe Technology

Every company is trying to find a way to make their hair dryer stand out from the rest, but the Nanoe technology isn’t that impressive. It’s the same as the ion technology that has saturated the market.

The only difference is that instead of the hair dryer having an ion generator built in to it, it’s salvaging parts from the air. The claim that these nanoe particles have more moisture than regular ions. Seems a little absurd. Why would you want to add excessive moisture to your hair if you’re trying to dry it?

This “innovative” technology seems contradictory to the purpose of the hair dryer.

Size and Use

The Panasonic Nanoe dryer is pretty big but it’s not too heavy. However, the weight isn’t balanced on the handle so using this hair dryer for a long amount of time can cause some wrist fatigue.

Don’t let this discourage you. The average person won’t have too many problems but if you have wrist or joint problems you may want to take this into consideration.

Overall Impression

Our impression of this hair dryer is good. We’ve pointed out some questions and problems, but none of them are a deal breaker. The hair dryer is a good product backed by a great company and we’d recommend it to anyone looking for a hair dryer.

How Does The Panasonic Nanoe Dryer Compare?

Panasonic Nanoe vs. Dyson Supersonic

Like the Panasonic Nanoe, the Dyson Supersonic incorporates its own, unique drying technology. The difference is that the Supersonic’s technology doesn’t leave you with a heap of questions. The Supersonic uses a digital motor and microchip to create and manages a high-velocity ionic air flow. Both hair dryers are innovative, but Dyson’s technology works better.

Besides using innovative technology, having a two year warranty, and having a nine foot power cord, the hair dryers are very different.

The Supersonic is smaller, quieter, and easier to handle than the Nanoe Dryer. It’s also more durable and has temperature settings that are independent of the speed settings.

Overall, it’s a much better hair dryer than the Nanoe dryer.

You may be wondering why wouldn’t we ditch the Nanoe dryer and go for the Supersonic? Because, on average, the Supersonic costs three and a half times more money than the Nanoe dryer. The Panasonic Nanoe fits most people’s budget better.

Check out the quick comparison chart to see other subtle differences between the two hair dryers.

 

Panasonic Nanoe Dryer

Dyson Supersonic

Watts

1875

1600

Technology

Nanoe

Digital

Heat/Speed Settings

3 combined heat/speed settings

3 Heat

3 Speed

Cool Shot

Yes

Yes

Weight

1.3 lbs.

1.8 lbs.

Warranty

2 years

2 years

Panasonic Nanoe vs. GHD Air Professional Performance Hairdryer

With the GHD Air Dryer, the company didn’t focus so much on innovation as they did quality. You can feel the quality as you use it. It’s not made of cheap parts and thrown together, this hair dryer is a sound investment.

This is a similarity that the Panasonic Nanoe shares coming from a reputable company that produces quality goods. Other similarities that these two dryers share are the ionic technology and the nine-foot cord.

The two hair dryers have more differences than similarities. However, the differences aren’t prominent enough to make one better than the other. If we had to choose one, we’d pick the Nanoe dryer because it has more power and a better warranty and because the GHD is very big and heavy.

 

Panasonic Nanoe Dryer

GHD Air Professional

Watts

1875

1600

Technology

Nanoe

Ionic

Heat/Speed Settings

3 combined heat/speed settings

2 Heat, 2 Speed

Cool Shot

Yes

Yes

Weight

3.2 lbs.

1.8 lbs.

Warranty

2 years

1 years

Panasonic Nanoe vs. InStyler Blu Turbo Ionic Dryer

The Instyler Blu Turbo dryer is a middle of the road hair dryer that doesn’t compare in quality to the Panasonic Nanoe. It has all the basics, temperature settings and speed settings, cool shot button, nine-foot cord, but it doesn’t work too much better than your average $30 hair dryer.

If we had to choose between these two hair dryers, we’d choose the Panasonic Nanoe with no questions asked.

 

Panasonic Nanoe Dryer

Instyler Blu Turbo

Watts

1875

1500

Technology

Nanoe

Ionic

Heat/Speed Settings

3 combined heat/speed settings

2 Heat, Infinite Speed Dial

Cool Shot

Yes

Yes

Weight

3.2 lbs.

13.5 oz.

Warranty

2 years

1 years

Conclusion

The Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer is a mouthful to say, but at the core of the equipment, it’s just another hair dryer. The idea behind the Nanoe technology is fun to think about, but it’s basically an ionic hair dryer. Like most hair dryers, it has it’s good and bad parts, but it’s pretty average.

We would recommend this hair dryer to hardcore Panasonic fans or anyone who “wants an average, reliable dryer”.

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