- Philips is pleased to offer you a 24 month exchange or repair warranty on this product within the European Union. Please contact Philips on 02079490240 (UK) or 015245443 (Ireland) for any assistance relating to the warranty, troubleshooting or hints and tips.
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- This product comes with a two-pin UK plug that is only suitable for two-pin UK electrical sockets, which are often found in bathrooms. A three-pin UK adaptor is necessary for use in standard UK three-pin electrical sockets. Click here to browse three-pin UK adaptors at Amazon.co.uk. (Page will open in a new tab.)
Philips PT870/17 PowerTouch Dual Precision Rechargeable Cordless Mens Dry Electric Shaver
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- Ultra-thin heads of Philips PT870 electric shaver offer DualPrecision cutting with the slots in the blades to catch longer hairs and holes in the blades to shave short stubble.
- Patented Super Lift & Cut Dual Blade Technology gives the ultimate closer yet secure shave as the first blade lifts the hair and second blade cuts comfortably below skin level.
- SmartPivot always keep contact with skin, dynamic contour following action automatically adjusts to every curve of face and neck, ensuring optimum skin contact in curved areas for a perfect shave.
- Philips PT870 is a fully washable shaver with QuickRinse system, simply rinse the waterproof shaver head under tap for easy cleaning.
- Philips PowerTouch PT870 is a rechargeable shaver with 50 minutes of cordless shaving operation after a full charge of 1 hour or a 3 minutes quick charge for one shave.
- This product comes with a 2-pin UK plug
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Philips Introduces The PowerTouch - A Fast Way Through Your Morning Routine
Philips understands that while men want to look presentable, they want to spend as little time getting ready in the bathroom when they could be getting on with the rest of their day. With this in mind, Philips has created PowerTouch - its quickest, most convenient and skin friendly shave for the fast way through the morning's shaving routine.
Philips PowerTouch has been developed to enable men to create a presentable appearance quickly and completely, without any unnecessary surprises or setbacks, so that they are guaranteed to make the right impression every day. Men can also be reassured that PowerTouch offers the same credible technology that has been the hallmark of Philips shaving for over 60 years and brings efficiency and reliability without the need to pay for a lot of unwanted extras.
PowerTouch combines the reliability and efficiency of classic Philips ranges, with improved functionality and a better looking design and feel. The entire range allows for quick and easy cleaning under a running tap, while cord-cordless versatility and long lasting Lithium ION power, means that the men can enjoy the mobility of a cordless with longer battery life.
Philips as the right shaving solution for you
When you want to look your very best, Philips has the right shaving solution for you. Philips offers a complete range of shavers to suit your needs and deliver the perfect shaving experience, every time. The PowerTouch Series is for a convenient dry electric shave to make your shaving routine simpler, easier and faster. That is why, with Philips, men will always look their best.
Philips PT870 PowerTouch Electric Shaver
Philips PowerTouch range combines the reliability and efficiency of classic Philips ranges, with improved functionality and a better looking design and feel. Philips PT870 rechargeable electric shaver gives the closet, most comfortable and convenient shave yet and the fast way through the morning routine. Philips PowerTouch has been developed to enable men to create a presentable appearance quickly and completely, without any unnecessary surprises or setback, so that they are guaranteed to make the right impression every day.
The pop-up trimmer of Philips PT870 Dual Precision electric shaver is perfect for sideburns and mustache, tailor your looks to suit your style.
The multi-purpose display of Philips PT870 electric shaver displays the status of battery low, battery full, and also gives charging indication.
Advised Shaving Method
Rotary shavers require a rotating movement to get a close shave, contrary to a blade, where a rotating movement is dangerous and a linear movement is the standard. When shaving the neck, look down to catch all hairs (again, this is quite dangerous with a blade).
Patented Super Lift & Cut Technology
The Philips PowerTouch PT870 Shaver is equipped with dual blade system to give you ultra-close shave. The advantage of having two-blade system is that you enjoy a comfortable and soothing shave. The Philips PT870 Super Lift and Cut System is designed to give you the closer yet secure shave as first blade lifts and second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave. The advances double action Super Lift and Cut Action means that first the blade lifts the hair and second the blade shaves it off, so we get close the root of the hair. It means the shave is able to cut the longest hairs and then the shortest stubble even on the neck.
Philips PowerTouch shavers range gives ultimate high performance; the ultra-thin heads have slots in the blades to catch longer hairs and holes in the blades to shave short stubble. The stainless steel is made very to lie thin so the stubble in the skin can be easily reached.
SmartPivot - Contour Following Flex Action Shaver Head
The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivels with a full range of motion and gently follows the contours of your skin to catch every hair on every contour. This unique combination ensures optimum skin contact in curved areas, to catch even the most problematic neck hair. Experience the ease of a smooth shave, even in hard-to-reach areas.
For Philips Shavers, precision translates into the pursuit of creating a perfect shave, the shave that gives the ultimate in closeness and comfort. The PowerTouch is the latest in technological innovation from Philips Shavers, for example, combines cutting edge design and revolutionary new technology for a perfect shave.
Replacement Shaving Head
Philips offers a range of replacement shaver head for its PowerTouch shaver range. All Philips shavers come with one shaver head that can be replaced after every two years for optimal shaving results. To get the most out of your shaver, you should clean its shaving head after every 3 months.
Efficient Power System - Philips PT870 Rechargeable Shaver
Philips PT870 is a rechargeable shaver so you can enjoy the comfort of cordless shave which make it perfect for traveling. Charging your shaver is a piece of cake; just plug it in the adapter. After charging it for 1 hour, it gives you approximate 50+ minutes of cordless power, which is approx 17 shaves. Fully charge the shaver in 1 hour of charging time, or 3 minutes quick charge for 1 shave.
The Philips PT870 comes with a washable shaver head, means it is very easy to keep it clean and hygienic, as you can simply rinse this waterproof shaver under tap. It also includes a cleaning brush to remove even the smallest dust particles and hairs. Your Philips PowerTouch Shavers come with corrosion free heads to give it a brand-new like look even after many uses. Keep your shaver in optimal shape by rinsing it in hot water after every use.
- 1 x Philips PowerTouch PT870 Dual Precision Electric Shaver
- 1 x Cleaning brush
- 1 x Protection cap
- 1 x Power Cable (2-pin Bathroom Socket Compatible)
- 1 x User reference manual
- 24 month Guarantee
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Cleaning the bits of whisker out is very easy, as all you need to do is pull down on a catch and the top flips open. It's well placed away from the grip, so that there's no chance of pushing it by accident. There's a little brush included to help you with cleaning inside this compartment, and cleaning the mechanism itself when it's time to dismantle it and give it a quick service. This is something you should do with this type of shaver from time to time to keep it working well - and the instructions include easy to follow diagrams that show you how to do this.
Another feature is that when you remember that yesterday the shaver ran out of power and you said to yourself, "I'll charge it this evening" and then forgot to do so, you can plug it in for a few minutes and it'll give you enough to take it away to the bathroom for one shave.
It also comes with a power cord and plastic shaver-head cap.
On arrival, the product seemed well packaged and the photography was very clear - you could see exactly what the product would be like.
Upon opening, the packaging inside did it's job but it wasn't anything outstanding. It was similar material to what is used in an egg box and I don't think it would protect the shaver that well. The instructions were incredibly poor and this is the main reason for only awarding four stars. They only had tiny pictures, with no explanation of what they were trying to show.
Charging time was as stated (1 hours charging time gave me 50 mins shaving time).
Very easy to use, giving a clean and comfortable shave. Whilst not as close as a manual razor, still perfectly acceptable. A downside is that I couldn't quite shave under my nose, even using the moustache/sideburn trimmer.
Once I had finished shaving, it was very easy to clean. You just flip up the top and run it under the tap. You can use the brush provided to get any of the little bits, but this wasn't necessary for me.
I was considering getting one of these for my birthday and if this had turned up I wouldn't have been disappointed.
Users of old Philishave models will have no trouble using this shaver - which is just as well as the instructions are rather brief. However it is a straightforward product to set up and it is fairly obvious how it works. Packaging is fairly basic but does the job OK and seems eco-friendly! Not quite as good a shave as my usual wet shave but not too bad for an electric shaver, and less fuss when out and about.
The PT870 would make a good replacement for your old Philishave and those looking to start electric shaving could do much worse than giving this Philips a try. Well made and still produced in the Netherlands rather than China, I give this shaver four stars.
With regards to it's shaving capabilities, I have fairly sensitive skin and I find it not irritating at all. The shave is pretty close but not as close as my wet shave. I have found that it is easy to miss small bits but I am sure this can be refined by a better technique.
The only critiscism of this product it does not show much charge is left via an indicator, all it has is a light indicator to show when it needs to charge.
I have now been using the shaver for three and a half months and have had no need to resort to wet shaving.
Taking the shaver from the box, first Impressions were; the shaver looked well made and was comfortable to hold, however when switching it on it seemed too quiet. I decided to give the shaver a full charge before using it.
The shaver has a rechargeable battery with an impressive claimed fifty minutes of continuous use, however in practice this is a very conservative claim. Battery life is excellent, I have charged the shaver only three times, including the initial charge. I charged it before a holiday trip even though it probably did not need it and it lasted way beyond the two weeks.
The shaver comes comes with a charger lead connected to a standard two pin shaver plug connector. It has a useful charge indicator which flashes to tell you it is charging and goes out when fully charged. The shaver is very quick to charge.
When fully charged the shaver was still quiet to use, it will not wake everyone up when you shave in the morning.
So far so good, but how does it shave?
Clearly no electric shaver can be as close as a multi-blade wet shave, however the floating head and three cutters gives a very good and comfortable, fast shave, even after three days growth.
It is also very easy to clean, just run it under the tap, it also comes with a cleaning brush which I have not needed to use. It has a built in trimmer which will be useful for some.
Fairly compact design makes it useful for slipping into the briefcase for late meetings or late starts.
The only 'downside' is no travel pouch (therefore only four stars), this is an oversight which in my opinion would improve the product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this to replace an ageing Philips shaver as I've used similar Philips shavers for a long, long time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alan T
Shaver is excellent, everything that is required. Service was excellent as well as per usualPublished 11 months ago by Eve Saunders