Product Type: Philips Electric Shaver
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This will no doubt be the cause of the closest shave you've ever had
Philips HQ6970 6900 Series
Member Name: blissman70
Philips HQ6970 6900 Series
Advantages: solid feel, gives a close shave and a good price
Disadvantages: none to speak of, although a carry case would have been nice
Every man, and maybe even some women come to think of it, need to keep there faces as clean shaven as possible, be it for work, for play or just because they feel more confident about themselves with a fresh looking face. But to get that nice smooth facial skin you need to find a good form of shaving, be it wet shaving with one of the myriads of razors on the market these days or a dry shave with an electric shaver.
I personally prefer a daily dry shave, but I do enjoy the feel of a good wet shave every so often, and I feel that finding the right shaver at the right price is sometimes more of a challenge than the actual shaving process itself.
I have been through many many electric shaver, some rechargeable others needing batteries every other day but all giving quite a close shave indeed, but when I was given a new shaver for Christmas I decided to give it a go from day one, even though the Braun I was using at the time was still going strong, and I am one of those people who hates throwing things away if they are not broken.
Anyway, thanks to the in-laws, I was now the proud owner of a rather blue looking shaver from the Philips HQ range of rechargeable shavers, so I decided to give it a go.
The Specifications for this modal are...
* Wet and Dry shave
* Floating head
* Vibration free
* Hair collecting chamber
* Dual blade system
* Super lift and cut technology with reflex action system
* Pop up trimmer
* Built in rechargeable battery with 8 hour full charge.
Plus included with the shaver are...
* Protection cap and cleaning brush
What can you say about a device that is intended for just one purpose? to shave away that daily stubble from the face, neck and shoulders if necessary.
It is a fine shaving tool, but then what do you expect from the chaps at Philips, with its dual blades lifting those smaller hairs and cutting them so they end up below the skin itself, leaving that really smooth feel all over the face, (without the need of toilet paper patched all over your face), and with the head swivelling so gently it seems to be able to find every little curve on your face and neck, (and your back if necessary), without missing a beat.
Most modern electric shaver are designed to look eye catching, sometimes they actually look better than they perform, but this particular model looks as nice as the results it achieves.
Its curved body fits nicely into my hand, feeling quite comfortable when in use, and the lack of vibration really makes this shaver in a league of its own.
The colours of the one I have aren't the prettiest of colours but the mix of blue, white and black strips seem to fit together quite well.
When actually using it I was quite pleased with how this was so easy to use, with very little vibration in my hand, and the hair collecting 'chamber' saving the dropping of unwanted bits of ever growing beards and moustaches into the sink or onto the floor, with the 'flick' up 'side burn' trimmer situated behind the main head, for those... well, side burns...
Although I do believe that it does come in other colours, like black for instance, but as the one I have was a gift I really shouldn't complain about the three colours on it... but hey, they're not that bad anyway.
Cleaning the head is as easy as flicking a little catch and emptying the very helpful 'hair collecting chamber', plus maybe a little blow of the heads themselves to get rid of any trapped hairs.
The battery life is pretty good, being about half an hour on a full charge, giving you several chances of shaving between charges, this will depend heavily on the time spent on each shave of course.
In all, a rather splendid little shaver in what I can only describe as a very interesting colour scheme. It is well worth investing in as, like for me, it will last you for many years, which is a lot of shaves.
The price for this close shave comes in around the £30 region which is well worth the investment in my opinion.
Sadly, it doesn't come with its own storage case but as it looks good it can be left quite pleasantly on a shelf.
Summary: Remove that unwanted facial hair with ease
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