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Philips PowerTouch PT720 Rechargeable Electric Shaver

by Philips
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (615 customer reviews)
RRP: 55.00
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  • Philips PowerTouch shaver range combines the reliability and efficiency of classic Philips shavers, with improved functionality and a better design and feel
  • Patented Super Lift and Cut dual-blade technology gives secure shave as the first blade lifts the hair and second blade cuts comfortably below skin level
  • Philips PT720 is a fully washable shaver, with its QuickRinse system you can simply rinse its waterproof shaver head under tap for easy cleaning
  • Philips PowerTouch PT720 is a rechargeable shaver - 40 minutes of cordless shaving operation with 8 hours charging
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  • 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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  • Select the right replacement shaving head for your Philips electric shaver with the help of this handy Philips shaver heads compatibility chart.

  • 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.)


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Product Description

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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 quick, convenient and skin-friendly shave for a fast way through the morning's shaving routine.

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 PowerTouch series is for a convenient dry electric shave to make your shaving routine simpler, easier and faster. PowerTouch combines reliability and efficiency with functionality and design. The entire range allows for quick and easy cleaning under a running tap, while corded-cordless versatility and long-lasting Lithium power, means that the men can enjoy the mobility of a cordless shave with longer battery life.

Patented Super Lift & Cut technology

The Philips PowerTouch PT720 shaver is equipped with dual-blade system to give you a close shave. The advantage of having a two-blade system is that you enjoy a comfortable and soothing shave. The Philips PT720 Super Lift & Cut system is designed to give you the closer yet secure shave, the first blade lifts the hair and the second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave.

Philips PowerTouch shavers range gives ultimate high performance. The ultra-thin heads have slots in the blades to catch longer hair and holes in the blades to shave short stubble. The advanced double-action Super Lift & Cut action means that the first the blade lifts the hair and the second the blade shaves it off, so we get close to the root of the hair. It means the shaver is able to cut the long hair and then the short stubble even on the neck.

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 hair, which again, is quite dangerous with a blade.

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.
Philips PT720 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.
After charging it for 8 hours, it gives you approximately 40 minutes of charging. This means on average shaving time you won't need to recharge your shaver for 10 days.
Washable shaver

The Philips PT720 electric shaver comes with a washable shaver head, meaning it is very easy to keep it clean and hygienic, as you can simply rinse its shaver head under the tap. It also includes a cleaning brush to remove even the smallest dust particles and hair. Your Philips PowerTouch shaver comes with corrosion free heads to give it a brand-new look even after many uses. Keep your shaver in optimal shape by rinsing it under hot water after every use.

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 three months.

Philips PT720--a rechargeable electric shaver

Philips PT720 is a rechargeable shaver so you can enjoy the comfort of cordless operation with a multi-purpose display; battery low indicator, battery full indicator and charging indicator. Charge your shaver for eight hours to get approximately 40 minutes of cordless shaving time. You won't need to recharge your shaver for nine days, on average.

Which Philips shaver is right for you?

Dry
Wet and Dry
Product Details Product Details Product Details Product Details Product Details Product Details Product Details Product Details
PowerTouch 7 PowerTouch 8 PowerTouch 9 Click and Style AquaTouch 899 Black Edition AquaTouch 890 SensoTouch 2D SensoTouch 3D
Ideal for Convenient dry shave Faster, closer dry shave Very fast dry shave, dense beard Body, face groomer & light beard, sensitive skin Shaving every couple of days, with sensitive skin Shaving daily, sensitive skin Super Comfort- close shave for sensitive skin. Facial hair styling option available Close shave, comfort and convenience. Facial hair styling option available
Grooming function
Features Explained
Blade
Blade Type Lift & Cut Dual Precision Triple Track Comfort Cut
(2 Head)
Comfort Cut
(3 Head)
Dual Precision Dual Precision Ultra Track
Technology Super lift and cut technology- one blade lifts the other cuts ensuring close shave Super lift and cut technology- one blade lifts the other cuts ensuring close shave Super lift and cut technology- one blade lifts the other cuts ensuring close shave Comfort profile exerts even pressure on skin and manipulates the hair closer to the blades for a closer more comfortable shave Comfort profile exerts even pressure on skin and manipulates the hair closer to the blades for a closer more comfortable shave Super lift and cut technology- one blade lifts the other cuts ensuring close shave Super lift and cut technology- one blade lifts the other cuts ensuring close shave Super lift and cut technology- one blade lifts the other cuts ensuring close shave
Profile Straight slot design Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave. Optimised for comfort. Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave. Optimised for comfort. Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave Curved slots, exerts even pressure on skin, for a closer, more comfortable shave
Cutting System Slot only Slots for longer stubble, holes for the shortest stubble Slots for longer stubble, holes for the shortest stubble, three tracks for an even faster shave Slots only - ideal for fine hair Slots only - ideal for three day beard Slots for longer stubble, holes for the shortest stubble Slots for longer stubble, holes for the shortest stubble Slots for longer stubble, channels for long or flat laying hair, holes for the shortest stubble
Features
Contour Following Flexing heads Flexing heads Pivot & Flex Flexing heads Flexing heads Flexing heads GyroFlex 2D GyroFlex 3D
The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivel with full range of motion and gently follow the contours of the skin The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivel with full range of motion and gently follow the contours of the skin The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivel with full range of motion and gently follow the contours of the skin. The head also pivots for hard to reach areas The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivel with full range of motion and gently follow the contours of the skin The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivel with full range of motion and gently follow the contours of the skin The flexing heads in the shaving unit swivel with full range of motion and gently follow the contours of the skin The gyroFlex 2D contour following system adjusts easily to the curves of the face and neck, minimising pressure and irritation The gyroFlex 3D contour following system gives a full range of motion and adjusts easily to the curves of the face and neck, minimising pressure and irritation
Battery life Main/40 mins 50 mins 60 mins 40 mins 45 mins 50 mins 45/50 mins 50/60 mins
Charge Main/8hrs 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr 8 hrs 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr
Attachments Click on Body/Styler Click on styler option Click on styler option

Box Contains

  • 1 x Philips PowerTouch PT720 electric shaver
  • 1 x Cleaning brush
  • 1 x Protection cap
  • 1 x User reference manual
  • 24-months warranty

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: PT720/17
  • ASIN: B004XIB9V4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Jun 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (615 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
125 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for my elderly disabled father 7 May 2012
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My dad has been seriously ill and was unable to stand to shave for any length of time. Saddened by his determination to continue, but lack of strength I searched for something that would help him out. He has weak hands/grip and the shape of this model means he can hold it comfortably and continue to do this one simple thing for himself. Rechargeable is a bonus as he doesn't need to be in the bathroom... just the comfort of his own armchair. A perfect product for his situation and at a very good price... He has to have alot of help now with day to day care, but with this little gadget, at least he can do his own personal grooming! One of the best things I could have bought him!
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251 of 266 people found the following review helpful
By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This Powertouch PT720 is one ugly razor to behold, with it's yawning black chasm of rubber incorporating the click on/off button [cynics might say it's to entice you further up the Philishave price ladder]. However the actual click button is better than previous efforts on Philishaves I have owned, probably due to the use of that black rubber. I much preferred the original slide on/off switch of earlier Philishaves, but at least this button doesn't accidently click off in use [Speed XL] or feel a bit hard to push [RQ-1180]. It may still be a problem if you have very limited movement in your hands though. In use this Philishave razor shaves my face very well, better in fact than my 4 year old Speed XL Philishave razor that cost well over 100 - this is simply due to the fact that this razor has new heads and a new battery [Philishave recommend you replace the heads every two years, but they are quite expensive so few bother that often]. All Philishaves have versions of the lift&cut rotary razor heads, and all seem to dry shave similarly well.

So you get a classic cordless dry Philishave quality shave for a budget price, and the battery lasts a decent 40 minutes - so why pay more? Well the Li-ion battery recharge time is 8 hours, not just 1 hour with the more expensive sibling PT860, and worse still there's no flip-out beard trimmer as with the PT860. The latter is a problem for me, I use the flip-out trimmers a lot for sideburns and the odd long hair. The 8h recharge is less of a problem about the house as you can simply plug the recharge cable in and use the razor off the mains [or you can recharge for '3 minutes' and get enough to finish your cordless shave]. There's no charge cradle required.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips Power Touch 14 Dec 2011
By Bri
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Absolutely brilliant, best electric shave I have ever had. Excellent value for money. My strongest recommend to anyone and everyone
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best shaver in 75 years of shaving! 30 Oct 2011
Easy to handle - important for an oldie - so smooth you would not notice it's shaving at all.
Some have worried about time to recharge - not a real problem in everyday use. There is no sign of it running down during four or five shaves without connecting to the charger.
Easy to wash the head under the tap.
Connecting to the charger is really easy - just remember its the smooth side of the plug on top. And there's a flashing green light until fully charged.
Although this model does not have a trimmer, it cleans hair from the sides and back of the neck with ease.
There's something quaint about using a rotary shaver - it seems to work in all directions and crinkles the skin as it lifts lifts the hairs.
The rotary shaver seems to have been a later invention than the Remingtons and Brauns which I have been using hitherto. I remember trying a single headed version just after the war (WWII that is) and it was not much use, but this triple header is quite a different story.
Yes - this is a rave review and I send my congratulations to Philips and the late Prof. Alexandre Horowitz, born to 'parents of East European Jewish origin, the inventor..
For an interesting insight into the niceties of shaving, do have look at the Wikipedia page 'Shaving in Judaism' and the fashion in which Horowitz succeeded in working round the prohibition of shaving, at least to the satisfaction of some of the clan. The single headed Philishave was still being made at Eindhoven even during the German occupation!
I hope this will be my last ever shaver - its a real beauty, with an elegantly designed transmission system that give the three heads remarkable flexibility - they seem to loat over th skin.
If you need any more persuading - just look at the price!
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entry level, but effective 4 Jun 2011
By Mel - London VINE VOICE
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I can't criticise the effectiveness of this shaver, because it is actually very good. It's comfortable, quick, and easy to maintain. However, it's a good deal bulkier than most Philips rotary head shavers, and does not have any advanced functions e.g charge remaining, self clean etc). Consequently, it's a lot cheaper. The biggest downside is the recharge time - 8 hours, and that only gives you approx 30 minutes of shaving time (Philips claim 40, but I haven't managed to get that). So, this is a good entry level model, and you can clean it under the tap. However, I would advise caution here, because having used Philips so-called waterproof shavers for many years,they have been known to leak and short out the battery and/or motors. I have had 3 replaced under warranty. Not bad for the price, or for a first shaver, but I'll stick with my Philips self clean system model.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good. Let down by the charger.
There are many things I like about this, my first electric shaver. It's light, feels nice in the hand and is easy to use. It shaves close and you can't argue with the price. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Veldom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good
Published 1 day ago by Eric Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good shaver, plug it in to charge rarely as it holds charge for a good long while
Published 1 day ago by el keefo
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips powerTouch
A very quiet and efficient razor, good value for the money but why don't manufacturers include a travel pouch?
Published 1 day ago by P. D. Pugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 2 days ago by maddy
1.0 out of 5 stars poor quality product
Does not cut hair even though my facial hair is thin. I always have to shave with a Braun shaver before using this to give a smooth finish. Overall, poor quality product. Read more
Published 4 days ago by John Joseph
2.0 out of 5 stars now bought a Remington and that is fine.
always leaves stubble, can' get a clean shave. now bought a Remington and that is fine.
Published 7 days ago by vic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Shaved better than I had anticipated
Published 7 days ago by Arthur C.
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
My old 'Philips Shaver' had given me so many (very many!) years of good service but was not now performing too well on my old grey whiskers.
My darling wife said. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Paintbox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best for my 84 years old grand father !!
Published 7 days ago by Hamish
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