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I Got Myself A Philips shaver after getting tired of buying shaving blades. I needed a shaver that I could use quickly when I am in a rush in the morning. Surprisingly enough, the Philips Electric shaver cuts closer than my five blades stick shavers!
Philips put a "super lift and cut" technology in their shaver. The Philips shaver has 3 heads which really helps lift and pull the hair to give a close and comfortable shave. With the electric shaver, I can go up to two full days without having to re shave. With my older 5 blade shavers, I would have to shave at least once per day! Surprisingly enough, I don't even fell the Shaver "pull" my hair but it does because when I'm done shaving, I can't even see my hair anymore. I have used this shaver for almost a year now and I have never had any "ingrown hair".
The Battery Life:
As far as the battery goes, using my shaver every two days, I only have to charge my shaver once per month, This is amazing! The battery is still running strong now as it was when I first charged it.
The Philips Shaver not only features a 3 head shaver but also a "pop-up trimmer". This Pop-Up is one of the best cutting trimmers that I have ever owned, it has never failed yet! The charging stand that comes with the Philips shaver serves its purpose but is a little "light". The charging dock tends to move and does not stay still (it gets pushed around quite a bit).
I highly recommend the Philips shaver to any one concerned about "waisting" blades, who is in a hurry in the morning to shave. The Philips shaver will be kept with pride and without regret! Awesome product!
I picked up one of the is the reduced section of a Boots Store: the store had had a refit and they were getting rid of loads of goodies. The usual price in Boots is about £100; I got it for £37.
Considering each head costs about £12, this is great value.
Those of you who like reviews to be really long lists of technical info, please look at the phillips site: I won't be copying it all here. Please don't knock the review just for that.
I've had two other Phillips shavers for about ten years. They've both been very reliable, though both have started to be poor at holding their charge. Batteries can't be expected to last for ever, so I suppose 10 years seems very good.
Compared with the older models, this new one is much lighter and easier to handle. It's also a trendy, blue colour: looks a lot smarter than the black ones I used to have.
Higher range models have a more sophisticated light display which tell you how many minutes you have left.. This just has a red warning light for low battery, and a green one to tell you when it's charged. I suppose if you paying full price, you might pay the extra: certainly it wasn't worth me paying almost £100 for the next model. Within a range [e.g. HQ8], the actual cutters are the same, you just pay more for more gimicks.
The shaving experience is improved on the older models I had, and I don't get a rash that I sometimes had with the other ones.
The shaver is waterproof, so it can be rinsed under a tap. It is not suitable for use in shower or bath.
One charge seems to last for two to three weeks [thought this will depend on how thick your growth is, I would think].
People are often concerned with Phillips razors that they will be costly to run due the cutters being priced at about £12 each. I've spoken to someone I knew at a shaver centre: he's convinced that if you clean the cutters properly, they will last the life of the razor. Certainly, my previous cutters lasted as long as ten years.
This is a copy of a review I've posted on Ciao.