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Philips RQ1051 ARCitec Rechargeable Rotary Shaver

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  • Three independently flexing heads in shaving unit that swivels with a full range of motion
  • Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver is equipped with triple-track shaving heads
  • Dual blade system to give you ultra close shave
  • Philip's patented tube trimmer technology ensures great precision and manoeuvrability
  • Ultra thin heads with slots to shave long hairs and unique micro holes designed to catch the shortest stubble

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Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver with Flex and Pivoting Action Shaving Head

The best shaver from the world's no. 1

For men who only want the very best, Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver combines Flex & Pivot Action with the Triple-track shaving heads for a perfectly close shave, even on the neck. Thanks to the three independently flexing triple track shaving heads; with Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver you can now easily shave the hardest to reach areas.


Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver with Flex and Pivoting Action Shaving Head Flex & Pivot Action

Your Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver come with three independently flexing heads in a shaving unit that swivels with a full range of motion. This unique combination ensures optimum skin contact in curved areas to catch even the most problematic neck hair. The individual flexing system of these heads is especially designed to reach every contour of your face. The flexing mechanism allows the head section to tilt forward and back, allowing hair to be gripped firmly at the roots. The flex & Pivot action of your ensures that razor sharp blades are aligned closer to your skin to allow hairs to be cut exceptionally closer to the skin. Thus you can enjoy a remarkably neat and fresh look.


Triple-track shaving heads

For a faster and closer shave your Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver is equipped with triple-track shaving heads. The three shaving tracks of the Triple Track shaving heads offer 50% more shaving surface and cut hair more efficiently than standard, single-track rotary shaving heads. Your Philips RQ1051 is an ideal solution to make your shaving experience an ultimate comfort.
Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver - Triple Track Shaving Head


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The Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary 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 Ph! ilip’s RQ1051 super lift system is designed to give you the closer yet secure shave as first blade lifts and second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave.


Precision Cutting System

Philips RQ1051 also cares for your style and looks. Your Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver is especially designed to shave even the shortest hairs. Philips RQ1051 comes with ultra thin heads with slots to shave long hairs and unique micro holes designed to catch the shortest stubble. Philip’s patented tube trimmer technology ensures great precision and manoeuvrability of your Philips RQ1051 shaver. It is perfect for grooming sideburns and moustache and to give you a smarter and stylish look
Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver - Precision Cutting Head


Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver - Washable Trouble-free

The Philips RQ1051 is a washable shaver 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 RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver comes with corrosion free heads to give it a brand-new like look even after many uses.



Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver Power System

Your Philips RQ1051 is rechargeable and takes only 1 hour to fully charge it. Once fully charged, you can enjoy shaving time of up to 21 days. It also comes with automatic worldwide voltage selection. So you can take it anywhere, you want. Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Rotary Shaver offers a suite of electronic displays, such as Battery level, cleaning and charge indicators, shaving unit replacement indicator and travel lock.
Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Men's Rotary Shaver

Amazon.co.uk Review

I was amazed by the Philips ARCitec Rotary Shaver, it is a shaver that actually lives up to and even surpasses the marketing claims. It is simply the best shaver I have ever used.

Why? Philips state that it covers 50% more shaving area since it has a triple track on each of its heads, the result is the closest shave I have ever experienced. What surprised me even more was the ease with which it shaved so closely. I have reasonably tough stubble, previous shavers have required several passes over particularly tough areas like my chin and often they end up leaving the skin pretty sore as I try to grind out the stubble with multiple passes however, the Philips ARCitec Rotary Shaver takes it away on one pass. Even after 3 days growth I could use the Philips ARCitec Rotary Shaver with relative ease.

The other bonus for me is that I have quite an angular face and an Adams apple that gets in the way, that all spells for an awkward shave. The Philips ARCitec Shaver is the first shaver that is genuinely easy for me to use; not only does the whole head pivot in every direction but each individual shaving head flexes independently as well.

A few technical details: To clean the ARCitec Rotary Shaver you just flip the three heads up and rinse under the tap. It takes 1 hour to charge to get 21 days of shaving. It automatically selects the right voltage when you plug the charger in so it does not matter which country you are charging in. The charging stand has suction cups on which means it does not get knocked off on to the floor.

Looks: The Philips ARCitec Rotary Shaver is sleek in black and grey and employs some pretty cool carbon look-a-like material, probably the best looking shaver out I’ve seen this year. --Jeremy Paterson, Amazon.co.uk

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BrandPhilips
  
Additional Information
ASINB000RM87AG
Best Sellers Rank 66,090 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight608 g
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Date First Available2 Aug 2007
  
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128 of 134 people found the following review helpful By TaZmAn on 7 Mar 2008
I purchased one of these expecting a really good shaver - However, I was actually so unhappy with it, I ended up having to return it.

I liked the look of the shaver in the adverts and thought that the flexible heads were a good idea and would give a good shaving experience.

The main reason I was unhappy with this shaver was because it just didn't cut hairs very well at all - It always missed loads of hairs - it just doesn't cut some hairs even if you go over the same area again and again in circles, straight lines, apply more pressure / less pressure - it just makes no difference. I was really patient with this device and used it for a month before deciding things weren't improving. It was particularly bad on the neck area and left an embarassingly bad patchy result. I can't believe that this is meant to be a top spec product and I also wouldn't believe all the 5 star reviews for this product on various websites - it is clear that they have never used this product.

The pop out trimmer on it is completely useless and is so small it can't do anything. It seriously can't cut anything - I wasn't even able to cut side burns with it and it feels like it could break really easily. Again, shockingly bad. It is also a really poor design, as you have to remove the 3 circular shaving heads off the end of the shaver before you can use the trimmer. Very poor design - this product really is all show and no substance.

Also - For the extremely high price, it is shocking how little you get for your money. There was no carry case included (it scratches really easily) and the device is made completely from cheap plastic (no metal to be seen anywhere).
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Mo VINE VOICE on 18 Jan 2008
I definitely need to shave every day and before getting this as a gift, I regularly combi shaved; electric on the face, wet on the neck. This ensured a smooth and comfortable overall shave with not much time spent.

It's not impossible to neck shave with a non Arcitec electric head, but it is much tougher. It takes a long time and leads to average shaving and a briefly red, itchy neck. So wet wins because of comfort, glide and speed.
The Arcitec however is pretty damn close. I've only been using it for 6 weeks, so it might get better due to my neck being used to wet for years. I found it 'decent' at the start as I got no redness and could shave fast, but there were some ingrown hairs that wouldn't cut. These seem to be shifting now, but hairs under my cheekbones and sometimes on my Adam's apple don't seem to budge (I don't use face wash before an electric shave). But as I've seen incremental differences over the weeks, it might just become perfect. Right now, it is a fast, comfortable and convenient shave. And now I don't combi shave, but do a full wet shave twice a week.

On my face it was perfect straight away. The blades don't feel as if they're cutting but on inspection the stubble is the tiniest I've ever seen and my face feels pre-pubertal after! I put down my instant satisfaction due to using a cheaper Philips on my face for years.

The trimmer is nicely designed so that hair falls on the shaver top and doesn't need brush gouging in the chamber. I do wish it was longer like my old shaver though.
The charging station, like others have said, is a bit too fancy, but it looks nice, and the display lights are useful (battery modes/wash alert). A soft case would've been nice, but no bother.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By rhnb on 9 July 2010
Well the title says it all. My wife bought me this shaver for Christmas after my previous Phillips shaver that I'd had for about 12 years finally gave up. That one didn't have any of the wobbly bits, was a tad bulky, but it did do one thing - gave me a decent shave.

I've persevered with this thing for 6 months - I tell you, it's such a poor shave I've checked several times that I hadn't left some packing or something in the heads!!

The final straw was when I found out how much she paid for it. For those who say they're getting a good shave from this shaver then I'd love to see it. If someone from Phillips would like to come round and show me where I'm going wrong then they'd be most welcome. I'd get a better shave from the cats tongue than this. It's back to wet shaving for me.

Absolute rubbish - avoid like the plague.

There isn't a no stars options so I've had to give it one - and you don't know how hard that's been.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By ChrisG on 18 Sep 2007
I am really pleased with this, gives superb results compared to my older Philips shaver. It's triple heads are really effective at removing hairs, even ingrowing ones on my neck. A neat touch is the removable head which enables easier use of the pop-out trimmer. The water washable head is good as well, no messing about with cumbersome cleaning stations and buying fluids. Shame there is no case provided given the price but otherwise this is a brilliant shaver and highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Weston on 27 Sep 2009
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I bought an Arcitec at the start of August having been a convinced foil-head user for decades, Braun followed Braun and all did the job but as with my last foil head razor, a Panasonic, I felt I needed at least one day off a week for my skin to recover.
I read excellent reviews of the Arcitec including the fact it was one of Which?'s Best Buys so I opted for one.

It's so quiet compared to foil! So quiet you can't imagine it will work - but it does. Place the three heads flat on your face and move gently and it does the job.
My Panasonic felt good immediately after a shave but a couple of hours later and I could feel the stubble becoming coarse. Not so with the Arcitec; the smooth shave lasts much longer - and I feel able to shave every day with it: no skin burn at all.

All is not perfect though. The Arcitec is not as good as a foil at catching long hairs and if I don't shave in a bright light I can find a nest at the base of my neck after a few days. Additionally, when trying to catch hairs directly under the nose you can only use one head and it's uncomfortable and not always effective.
The Arcitec does not do third-day beards very comfortably so now I shave every day.

The sideburn trimmer works well enough even though it's a tad awkward to position. I haven't, as one reviewer above has, removed the shaving head to use it. It could also have been wider.

Although not perfect the Arcitec is the best and most comfortable electric shaver I've used and I'd recommend it.

Edit on 5th May, 2010.
I've been using this regularly since I bought it and the love affair has faded a touch.
It is certainly quiet and the battery charge will easily last a two-week holiday.
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