Philips SensoTouch RQ1250 GyroFlex 3D Rotary Rechargeable Shaver with Travel Pouch
- GyroFlex 3D contour-following system adjusts easily to the curves of the face, hugging the skin without rubbing and cutting the hairs close
- The wet and dry Aquatec seal gives you the choice between a comfortable dry shave and a refreshing wet shave
- The super lift and cut system offers superior closeness and contour-following - the first blade lifts the hair and the second blade cuts
- Features a soft pouch, two-year guarantee, ruby black frame and skin-friendly precision trimmer
- Rechargeable and ideal for cordless use - with a charging time of one hour, it gives up to 50 minutes of performance
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Philips SensoTouch shavers
Philips SensoTouch offers the ideal shaving experience, following every curve of your neck and face. The SensoTouch is the unique combination made for catching every hair in every contour to ensure you get a perfectly close shave, even on the neck.
The GyroFlex 3D contour-following system adjusts easily to the curves of your face, minimising pressure and irritation. Philips SensoTouch RQ1250 has been engineered to conquer every curve, hugging the skin without rubbing, but cutting the hairs close, whatever direction they are growing.
Soft touch, smooth shave
The Philips SensoTouch shaver gives a soft touch for a smooth shave. The GyroFlex 3D system adjusts easily to the curves of your face and shaves even the shortest stubble with its flexi-moving 3D heads. It seamlessly follows every contour of your face and shaves every hair in just a few strokes with its UltraTrack heads.
The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly along your skin for an extra-close cut.
Patented super lift and cut action
The dual-blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level. The patented super lift and cut system in this shaver offers superior closeness and contour-following. The first blade lifts the hair from the skin and the second blade cuts for a comfortable, close shave. The GyroFlex 3D shaving heads automatically adjust to every curve of your face and neck for flexible, smoother shaving. The close-fit swing mechanism allows the head section to tilt forward and back, allowing hair to be gripped firmly at the roots.
The wet and dry Aquatec seal gives you the choice between a comfortable dry shave and a refreshing wet shave using a shaving gel or foam for extra skin comfort.
UltraTrack - three specialised tracks
The specially designed UltraTrack heads catch every hair with just a few strokes. The combination of three specialised tracks gives a close shave that keeps skin irritation to a minimum.
- Slots for normal hair
- Channels for long or flat-laying hair
- Holes for the shortest stubble
The triple-track shaving heads have more blades than traditional single track heads to shave more hairs, more efficiently, at every stroke. So you don't have to go over and over the same area to get a really close shave.
The replacement head for this shaver is RQ12
There is a skin-friendly, precision trimmer embedded in the shaver for perfect moustache and sideburns trimming. Open the trimmer by pushing the slide downwards. The trimmer can be activated while the shaver is running.
The ergonomic design of the shaver is centred around the slim handle, which ensures close control and extra precision. The easy-grip handle has an ergonomic grip with anti-slip coating so it sits perfectly in the hand while shaving.
Philips SensoTouch RQ1250 is a washable shaver which has been designed to rinse clean in seconds.
There is a three-level battery indicator in the Philips SensoTouch RQ1250 electric shaver. It also has a low battery indicator, a charge indicator, a travel lock and a replace shaving heads indicator. The travel lock feature in the shaver gives convenience and comfort while travelling.
The Philips SensoTouch RQ1250 is a rechargeable shaver with a quick charging feature. With one hour of charging this shaver give a run time of 50 minutes, which is an approximate shaving time of up to 17 days. The charging feature of this shaver gives the comfort of cordless use. The shaver comes with a standard worldwide shaving plug lead, designed to be used in a bathroom shaving socket. The lead can also be plugged into a wall socket via a converter (converter not included).
Which Philips Shaver is right for you?
Wet and Dry
|PowerTouch 7||PowerTouch 8||PowerTouch 9||Click and Style||AquaTouch 899 Black Edition||AquaTouch 890||SensoTouch 2D||SensoTouch 3D|
|Best 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|
|Blade Type||Lift & Cut||Dual Precision||Triple Track||Comfort Cut |
|Comfort Cut |
|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 hairs closer to the blades for a closer more comfortable shave||Comfort profile exerts even pressure on skin and manipulates the hairs 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 - best for fine hair||Slots only - best 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|| |
|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 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|
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Top Customer Reviews
So it is with this Philips. It takes twice as long and gets half as good results as my old Philishave - and that wasn't the best shaver I've owned. The blades are so far from the outer perimeter of the shaving head that it impossible to reach hairs growing close to the nose. Long hairs (more than 1.5mm) don't get cut and each area of the face requires attacking from every possible angle to do the job.
No, after 4 months of desperate effort there is only one conclusion - it's an expensive lemon. So, I guess it's off to counselling for me.
After receiving some gift vouchers I decided to give an electric shaver another go. After remembering my father having a very early model Philishave which worked flawlessly for many, many years I decided to give a rotary shaver a tried and ended up splashing out on the RQ1250. It's about twice as much as I'd planned on spending, but I was feeling reckless (and I'm very glad I was!). The shaving mechanism is identical to the top of the range RQ1290, but doesn't come with the automatic cleaning gadget. Frankly, as the razor is so quick and easy to clean anyway, I believe the additional cleaner is utterly pointless.
The quality and comfort of the shave is by far the best I've had with an electric shaver. Whilst not quite as close as I can achieve with my Fusion or straight razor there is so little in it that it hardly matters. It's certainly closer than I've achieved with a lot of cheaper razors. It also coped remarkably well with 3 days worth of stubble - no foil razor I've tried has ever managed this without having to resort to using he trimmer first to trim things back a bit!
The build quality is exceptional. Whilst this might be a high price to pay for something you'll only use for a few minutes per day I fully expect to still be using this shaver in ten years' time.Read more ›
I have owned the Phillishave 8882 Sensotec for 8 years now and never really got on with it. I've got very sensitive skin under my chin and neck and was always suffering from skin rash and a burning sensation after using it even on hyper-sensitive setting.
I generally don't shave Friday - Sunday so would have a wet shave on Sunday nights with Gillette very expensive and then used the electric for the rest of the week. Sometimes I'd have to revert to Wet mid-week when my face just couldn't take it any more and the Shaver got shelved for a year or so at one point when It was misery to have to do my collar up and wear a tie.
So this new year I decided to treat myself. I was hoping that shaver tech had moved on somewhat in recent years and I was torn between this and the Braun Series 5 foil shaver as a new alternative. However, my beard is thick, grows fast and in several different directions, so the rotary is more suited to me and I was a little bit scared of the foil! With a bold claim for the best shave I'll ever have and a money back guarantee I went for it.
So how is it?
Brilliant. from day one I had no soreness, no rash, no problems at all. I used my regular post shave balm still but never even thought twice about my face all day. All week even.
It's a nice close shave, not as close as a wet shave with a new Fusion, but not a million miles off. It's so much better than my old Phillishave too... no stray hairs left anywhere, the heads really do pick up all the hard to get ones round the neck and jaw area.Read more ›
I have used my Philips RQ1250 SensoTouch GyroFlex 3D for 6 month now, and here you have my conclussion so far:
- Nice build quality
- Very flexible head, follows the face very well
- BEST Pro: No matter how hard i press against the skin, I don't get skin rash at all
- Poor shaving performance: It takes forever to get a close shave compared to all my previous shavers ...but then of course you can shave forever without gettng skin rash. Also this is the first shaver where i actually have to lift up my nose to get close enough. The shaver has a distance of more than 8 mm from the edge to the cutter blade!!
- Bigger than expected. Bigger and heavier than my two previous Philips shavers
- The "precision trimmer" is getting really heavy to push out, it does not cut very well(but as good as any build in trimmer i have tried) and the space where the trimmer extracts from fills hold water, cannot be cleaned and might be a good place for bacteria
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My father bought this razor and I believe he is really pleased with it. He seems to struggle to find a good shaver but has no complaints with this one so thumbs up!Published 1 month ago by Julie
Great for holidays. A full charge gives several close comfortable shaves.Published 1 month ago by Dr Charles Went
Bought this to replace an earlier Philips model which produced a wonderful shave. Unfortunately a small part broke after many years use and no replacement could be bought. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. C
Not as good as others have rated, Thought I would give it time to adapt ,no better shave !!!. bit of a waste of money really ??? good job it was a warehouse deal !.Published 2 months ago by M. Lewis
Bought this as i dropped my Panasonic LV61 Arc 5 .
Before that i had the Braun 790 for 3 years but tried the Panasonic and found it to be a slightly better shave. Read more
It is OK. After every shave it needs to be washed otherwise it does not shave next timePublished 5 months ago by Roger
A superb razor when new - the best I have owned. After a few months, the cutters lose their edge as usual, and shaving now takes about 2 minutes longer than when new. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John S