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Philishave Cool Skin HQ6707

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Brand: Philishave / Type: Men's Shaver

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      25.05.2010 10:57
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      Not bad

      I have had this razor for over 2 years and use it occasionally when not using my Babyliss I trimer ( see separate review)

      It gives you a really close shave as it has three foil rotary blades , the good points are that it can be used under the shower , as its water proof and prevents razor burn by having a moisturizing facility by slipping a pouch of moisturizer in the flip slot at the back the razor

      To get the moisturizer on to your face there is a rubber button on the back of the shaver, and when pressed, it pumps out a small amount of cream onto your skin and because the tiny spout is placed above the heads,then this means providing you shave upwards, you get a nice experience

      One of the best features I feel however is the floating heads. The 3 heads float normally in their seperate sections, you can press them down etc, but then they can shape even further because each head is placed on a seperate 'section', and these sections move to the contours on your face, meaning I can get a baby-soft shave in places not possible with previous electric shavers. This contour system also means you don't 'dig' into your skin, it just glides around

      The razor is rechargeable and is ready to use after about 3 hours charging the razor plugs into the charging stand and comes with 4 packets of moisturizer , the nivea versions are very expensive to replace

      I tend to use this razor when I need a close shave so every once a week and would recommend it as after 2 years its still going strong , the only fault it has is that it didn't come with a trimer which would actually have given it 5 stars

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        20.05.2009 19:06

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        great quality shave but can be pricey to maintain

        I have had this shaver for a while and my dad has the same one. We are both very happy with the quality and ease of the shaver and the overall performance of the shaver. With all electric shavers it is impossible to get as close a shave as a ravor but i was pleasantly surprised by how good the shave was from this shaver. The shaver comes with a built in shaving gel delivery system at the top. You simple insert the saches of shaving gel in to a section on the body of the shaver and when shaving simply press the button at the top to pump shaving gel out on to the foils. This is an ingenious system and very convenient.
        The battery has a great life on it and rarely needs charging, there are leds that tell you when it needs charging. There is also a travel setting that locks the shaver off so you don't lose the whole battery before you even arrive on your holiday.
        The shaver is completely waterproof so it can be used in the shower, this also makes it easier to clean after a shave, simply run it under the tap. The downsides are the price of replacing the cutting blades (you might aswell buy a new razor) and the added cost of buying the special shaving gel sachets to fit in the shaver.
        Other than that this is a great little shaver that gives a quick, easy and quality shave.

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        13.11.2007 11:29
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        A fantastic shaver & well worth the money.

        I recently purchased this shaver on the back of the reviews i'd read as I did not want to pay £75+.

        I picked one up for £40 and have to say its been fantastic. It can be used wet or dry, provides a close and comfortable shave, and thanks to the cool gel system, the irriation that can come with electric shavers was no where to be seen. You get 2 gel packs and 2 moisturiser packs when purchased, personally I prefered to use the moisturiser but each to there own.

        Once these have run out they are easy to purchase online (www.shavers.co.uk) and are with you within a couple of days which is fine.
        The shavers has 3 rotory heads than move independantly allowing every part of your face to be shaved to the same level. So you're not left with any untidy tufts that can't be reached.

        The Phillips HQ6707 is a plug in shaver and I have found the battery life to be very good and will easily last a weekend away without having to take the charging kit also, which is handy.
        I would definately recommend this product to anyone who is considering purchasing an electric shaver whether they want to pay top price or not.

        A fantastic shaver & well worth the money.

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          15.04.2006 09:38
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          Good basic rechargable, wet/dry shaver but nothing terribly special.

          My husband has very sensitive skin, and has never been able to use any blade razors because of this. In addition, he has a fairly tough beard, which only exacerbates the problem. He's always liked Phillips shavers, and over the years we must have bought him about eight different models. We were thrilled when they started producing rechargeable models, and when they came out with ones that dispensed cream with the shave, we thought we had reached shaver nirvana. For some time my husband enjoyed his Philips HQ5620, but when it started to die, I decided I should get him a new Philips for his birthday. The requirements we had were that the new shaver would dispense moisturizing cream with his shave, be rechargeable and be waterproof so he could clean it under the tap (or use in the shower, if he so wished). After looking at several possibilities, we went with the HQ6707, and here's how it compares with his previous Philips.

          Our first problem was price. Of the different models we looked at, this one seemed to be the best price for what we were looking for. We actually paid only the equivalent of just over £62, which, if you look at the prices in the technical stuff below is a very good price indeed. So, that seemed to be a good thing to begin with.

          The shaver comes with a charger stand, a cleaning brush, the required covers and some of the special cream. While the previous model came with a very attractive travel case that was big enough to take everything inside it, with room to spare, this one has a pretty flimsy zip case which my husband will probably never use, since he kept his old one. That was our first disappointment.

          With the previous shaver we got two boxes of the shaving cream, with a total of five tubes of cream in each box. Our next disappointment was that this shaver came with only one box with four tubes of the special cream - two which are called "extra fresh shaving gel" and two called "moisturizing shaving lotion". Mind you, its nice to see that Nivea has more than one of these types of creams and that Philips has given the consumer the ability to try each one. Still, four vs ten seems a bit of a letdown.

          With the previous shaver, the charger was a slightly bulky item, that we weren't all that pleased with until we saw that you could mount it on the wall, and it was easily detachable. This model, however, doesn't let you mount the charging base on the wall, and it seems pretty lightweight, looks like it will fall over and does so, quite often. Not their best engineering. However, one good thing about this shaver is that it has a wrist strap so if you're using it in the shower, you can put it on your wrist thereby allaying any fears that you'll drop it and smash it to bits. This wasn't available on the previous shaver and while my husband finds the strap annoying when he's not in the shower with it, this is actually an improvement and a very good idea - especially if you tend to be clumsy.

          Whereas the previous shaver needed an initial charging of only about 5 hours, this one needed a full 8 hours before it could be used. Also, while the previous shaver notified us that it was ready with a little blinking green light, and would flash red when the battery was low, this shaver only has a green pilot light when it is charging and doesn't have any indicator to tell you that the battery is full or that its running low. Moreover, with the previous shaver, after the initial charge of 5 hours, the machine only needed one hour of subsequent charges to work for 40 minutes of shaving time. This machine needs a full 8 hours of charging every single time, for the same 40 minutes of shaving time.

          While the previous machine seemed very quiet to me, and I could hardly hear it in the mornings, this one is even quieter, and even when I'm awake, I can hardly hear it unless he's wandering around the bedroom while he's shaving (and he's way too considerate a husband to do something like that! Right sweetheart?).

          Now, down to the essentials - how good is the shave it gives? Firstly, my husband tried it on a wet face without the cream. The results were identical to his previous shaver - which continued to give him the smoothest, most comfortable and quickest shave he's ever had. Because his beard is so heavy, he usually has to go over his face several times before he is satisfied with the results. Not so with either of these shavers. When he uses the cream as well, his skin is not only well shaven, but smooth as well. In fact, when he has to shave but can't get to water, he finds that using just the cream is a great way to get a good dry shave. That is something he never dreamed could happen with his difficult combination of sensitive skin and heavy beard. In short, this shaver is everything it advertises itself to be as far as the shave is concerned.

          Remember, since this shaver can be used with water, it can also be cleaned that way. Rinsing the shaver under the tap has to be not only the most convenient way to clean a shaver, but also the most hygienic. Mind you, the previous shaver still got clogged up with hair and muck after many years of use, but that's probably my husband's fault more than the shavers. This is because of my husband's very oily complexion. Every couple of months, he has to open this machine up and give it a good brushing down. Still, it seems just as easy to take apart and put back together as the previous one, and the little brush that Philips gives you with the shaver seems to get into most every nook and cranny.

          One final note about this machine compared to the previous one is in regarding the cream. With the older model, my husband accidentally put the dispenser in upside-down so that it couldn't dispense any cream. In this model, you can't do that, and it does seem much easier to change the cream than in the previous one, so this is an improvement.

          Bottom Line: After using this for some time, my husband has the following complaints.

          1. The charging takes too long, and there's no indicator that the battery is full or that its running down - this takes off one full star from my rating!
          2. The carrying case is a bit flimsy (so its good he kept the old one) - I'm taking off half a star for this.
          3. The charging stand can't be wall mounted, and tends to fall over - another half a star off for this problem.

          Other than that, my husband is pleased with this shaver, but not as happy as he was with the previous one. Perhaps if we had spent more time researching the new models, we would have chosen one that takes less time to recharge. I'm giving this only three stars. However, if you are looking for a reasonably affordable, rechargeable, wet/dry shaver that dispenses cream, and you don't mind the long charging time or not knowing if its fully charged or the battery is about to run down, then I'd say I could recommend this shaver. It's a good basic shaver that gets the job done, without fail. Recommended.

          Thanks for Reading!

          Davida Chazan © April 2006

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          Technical Stuff:
          Official web page for Philips in the UK is http://www.consumer.philips.com and the information about this product in particular can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ftj85

          Available at Boots for £70, or online via Amazon.co.uk for £85.97 or at Agros for £69.99!
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        • Product Details

          Rechargeable. Suitable for use in the shower. 3D contour following heads. 8 hour charge for 40 minutes. Charge indicator. Travel pouch. Includes 2 Nivea Fresh gels and 2 Nivea Lotions. Philips 28 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.