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Philips SensoTouch RQ1197/22 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver with Jet Clean System

by Philips
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
RRP: 280.00
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  • Close shave: DualPrecision heads and Super Lift and Cut Action shave even the shortest stubble
  • Comfort: smooth, low-friction SkinGlide shaving heads to minimise irritation
  • Easy to use: cordless, rechargeable device with quick 1 hour recharge
  • Wet and dry: Aquatec seal means you can use the shaver in the shower, with or without foam
  • Clean and Charge system: cleans, lubricates and charges the shaver after every use
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Product Description

Product Description

Philips SensoTouch Gyroflex 2D RQ1197/22 with Aquatec and Clean & Charge System

The Philips SensoTouch RQ1197 electric shaver gives a soft touch for a smooth shave. The GyroFlex 2D system adjusts easily to the contours of your face and shaves even the shortest stubble with its DualPrecision heads. The Aquatec seal means that it's completely waterproof, so you can use it wet or dry. In addition, it comes with the Clean & Charge system, that cleans, lubricates, and charges the battery after every use.

Features

GyroFlex 2D heads
GyroFlex 2D heads

The GyroFlex 2D contour-following system of the shaver adjusts easily to the curves of your face, minimising pressure and irritation for a close shave.

DualPrecision heads
DualPrecision heads

DualPrecision shaving heads have slots to shave the normal hair and holes to shave even the shortest stubble.

Super lift and cut action
Super lift and cut action

The dual blade system built into the Philips electric shaver lifts hair to cut comfortably below skin level for a closer shave.

Aquatec Wet & Dry seal
Aquatec Wet & Dry seal

The Aquatec Wet & Dry seal ensures the unit is fully waterproof, so you can use the shaver in the shower, with or without shaving gel or foam, for extra skin comfort.

Fully washable
Fully washable

For optimal hygiene, the SensoTouch shaver uses the QuickRinse system, so you can wash it easily under the tap or in the shower after use.

Clean & Charge system
Clean & Charge system

SensoTouch is easy to maintain with the Clean & Charge system that cleans, lubricates, and charges the shaver after every use. Additionally, it features a hair collection chamber that helps keep your sink tidy.

Shaving time
Shaving time

The powerful NiMh battery lasts up to 50 minutes after a one-hour charge, giving you up to 17 days use.

Rechargeable and corded use
Rechargeable and corded use

Use with or without cord for flexibility. If you run out of battery power while shaving, just plug it in and carry on.

Battery status indicators
Battery status indicators

The shaver features LED indicator lights so you can see the status of your battery, a battery low indicator, as well as a charging indicator light. It also features a travel lock.

SkinGlide system
SkinGlide system

The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface of the electric shaver slides smoothly along your skin for an easy close shave.

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

Shaver handle and head
Foldable charging stand
Soft pouch
Cleaning brush
Protection cap
Jet Clean

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: RQ1197/22
  • ASIN: B00E3DBFHW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,144 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best Philips razor 20 Nov 2013
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I've used several Philips razors over the years (including the much cheaper Aquatouch, my favourite), but thought I would get something meatier in order to try to reduce the time it takes me to shave.

This razor comes in a very large box, containing the razor itself and a cleaning/charging stand. The idea of the stand is that the razor cleans itself whilst it charges, using special Philips cleaning solution. Whilst you can't argue that the razor is cleaned using this method, you do really have to wonder at how this is any easier than simply rinsing the razor under a tap, which takes a few seconds. In addition, you don't have to buy the Philips cleaning solution to rinse the razor with plain water!

Charging, however, is good, with a full charge obtained in about an hour, which gives (I've found) about an hour's shaving time. So pretty good there.

My main problem, however, is with the quality of the shave. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe I'm just not capable of contorting my wrists and face in the correct way, but the distance between the rotary heads means that I generally miss bits when shaving - and sometimes quite large strips at that! I've given the razor a fair go over the past few weeks, but have concluded that it takes more time to shave than my old Aquatouch - to which I am returning.

I've given this three stars as I wouldn't say it's a bad, bad razor; but there again it's not a very good one either. It does shave, and perhaps with a bit more patience (ie months of practice rather than weeks), I could work out how to use it without having to go over some parts of my chin again and again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Senseless Touch 21 Nov 2013
By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The RQ1197 takes a mid-range place in Philips' offerings, but does that mean it offers average performance?

In truth, I was pleasantly surprised. One of the major problems when switching from a wet (razor) shave to an electric is understanding how to handle the device in the first place. With the former, you are more or less sutured into downstrokes and the occasional rinse, but a rotary shaver requires the same action as the blades themselves - you simply must recreate circular motions on your skin.

Once you get into this habit, the RQ1197 is a very capable product that will, at the very least, form a close shave. But clean? This is near impossible. The GyroFlex 2D head system is a disaster, providing nothing in the way of aid since the spring system cancels any effort to move the shaver heads with precision. You're then left with more irritation because you have to press down harder in order to force the heads into your chosen direction. I can only guess that this was implemented as a marketing gimmick, because in practice, it is simply counter-productive.

The product boasts a now common factor in water sealing, battery indicators and a 'self cleaning' system; the latter doing a worse job than if you simply opened up the heads and rinsed them under hot water. This is then the equivalent of paying for an accessory that you don't necessarily need or want, but Philips are charging a premium for it to be included.

On a basis of quality however, I really can't complain at the longevity of Philips products. The RQ1197 is well presented and formed, but it does little more than weaken the stance of electric shavers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wet or dry you decide 9 Oct 2013
By A customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I have used a number of shavers over the years and I was very keen to test this new Philips as it claims to have a superior shaving power than its predecessors.

The choice between a wet and a dry shave is yours, but the difference in the shave is huge. I very much prefer the wet shave as is as close as you can get to a traditional shave with a razor blade.

The shaver is very well made, charges well and the charge can last a whole month, is sturdy, well made and looks very well on the stand on my shelf.

The jet clean system is a nice novelty and makes the head last longer and improves the shave quality.

The whole unit is quiet bulky and it seats at the high end of the market in terms of price.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It must be me 30 Sep 2013
By Victor Meldrew Mk2 TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I purchase a Philips product every two years or so as the blades on my existing Phillips razor seem to reach the end of their useful life, although still capable of providing a shave, they become sufficiently dull as to frustrate my early morning shave before I get into my 90 minute commute to work: so early mornings, every second counts! I have a number of Philips razors now and this one was obtained to replace my aging Philips SensoTouch 1180cc Gyroflex 2D shaver, which I believe is this model's predecessor.

Being familiar with the system, I was pleased once again to receive yet another jet clean system, charging stand, sideboard trimmer etc etc. It charged extremely quickly, like it's predecessor and I was able to use it within the hour. I have noted many of the reviews on this product questionning this item's ability to give a close shave. I have experimented with the razor somewhat since it arrived, like its predecessor I did a trial of, shaving half of my face with a Mach 3 and the other half with the Philips senso touch, in terms of quality of shave, the Mach 3 had it , second test was solely using the Philips, one half wet shave, one half dry, the wet shave had it by a long way; after 6 hours the results were really evident in terms of my beard growth. OK on a time basis, dry shave quickest, wet shave next and finally Mach 3 came last. So balancing it out time v quality the wet shave with the Philips came out top for me. Battery life is excellent and I have easily surpassed 15 shaves with a half charge left. I find that washing my face thoroughly and rinsing well, before using a good quality foam/gel prepares my skin well and assists in delivering a good shave.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Phillips RQ1197/22Wet and Dry shaver
The shaver performed as expected. The unit for cleaning is still being explored. I have no complains with either the shaver and the cleaning unit
Published 1 month ago by D. R. Llewellyn
3.0 out of 5 stars Its good
It's just good, normal for the price I suppose! Takes time to get used to, it doesn't give the closest dry shave i.e. leaves hair on the skin, often long hair! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sayyad
5.0 out of 5 stars clean shaven
Hubby was very pleased to receive this present. Is very light, gives a close shave without pulling and is easy to clean
Published 6 months ago by Summersox
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a baby's bum
I have had many Philips shavers but this is by far the best. It smooth, quick, the clippers work well also. Cleaning is quick and hassle free.
Published 7 months ago by S Hawkins
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
It seems to me as if Philips have taken a backwards step with this shaver. In an attempt to change and upgrade their product, they have forgotten the central thing that all razors... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Christian
4.0 out of 5 stars Price not always balanced by usefulness
First off, this is an excellently put together product, holds the charge well, and it's biggest plus point being the self cleaning function. Read more
Published 8 months ago by McColey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Overall I liked it. The cut is good, there is little irritation compared to some and on a minor note, it looks good. The only thing I have against it is the price. Read more
Published 8 months ago by E. H.
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice shaver...
I'm more of a trimmer guy than a shaver guy, and this unit is good for both. It comes with both heads and I found best results using the trimming head, giving a reasonably tidy... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mike J
4.0 out of 5 stars close, but not close enough...
The packaging of this item is very presentable and projects quality, and the purchaser or recipient of this as a gift would be impressed. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Withnail67
4.0 out of 5 stars Very smooth shave
This shaver is exactly the same as Philips RQ1195/17 SensoTouch Wet and Dry Electric Shaver with the exception that the more expensive model also comes with a jet wash. Read more
Published 8 months ago by McStick
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