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Philips SensoTouch RQ1251 Gyroflex 3D Electric Shaver with Jet Clean and Charge system

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  • Jet Clean and Charge system
  • Wet and dry GyroFlex 3D contour-following system
  • Ultra-track shaver heads plus Super Lift and Cut Dual Blade Action for a close shave reducing skin irritation
  • Cordless 60 shaving min/1 hour charging and quick charge
  • Three LED display and integrated precision trimmer
  • Jet Clean and Charge system
  • Wet and dry GyroFlex 3D contour-following system
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Product Description

Product Description

Philips SensoTouch 3D wet and dry electric shaver with Jet Clean system and Aquatec

Shaving experience, with GyroFlex 3D system

The SensoTouch 3D RQ1251 shaver gives you the shaving experience. The GyroFlex 3D system follows every contour of your face and the UltraTrack heads shave every hair in just a few strokes.

SensoTouch provides a comfortable and convenient shave, with three-way flexing heads for a surprisingly comfortable dry shave, or use with foam for a refreshing wet shave.

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3 way flexing heads give a comfortable dry shave. Click here to see a larger image

Highlights

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GyroFlex 3D Shaver

GyroFlex 3D contour-following heads adjust seamlessly to every curve of your face, minimising pressure and irritation on your skin.

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Super Lift & Cut Action

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

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Aquatec

The Aquatec wet & dry seal lets you choose how you prefer to shave. You can get a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave using a shaving gel or foam for extra skin comfort.

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UltraTrack Shaver Heads

Get a close shave that minimises skin irritation. The shaving head has 3 specialised tracks: slots for normal hair; channels for long or flat laying hair; and holes for the shortest stubble on your face.

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Easy grip

The easy grip shaver handle has an ergonomic grip with anti-slip coating, ensuring close control for an extra precision shave.

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Precision trimmer

The skin friendly precision trimmer system is built to avoid unnecessary skin contact. Easy to use for moustache and sideburn trimming.

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SkinGlide

The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly along your skin for a close easy shave.

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Beard Styler attachment

Skin friendly click-on Beard Styler to experience more facial styles: for anything from a 0.5mm 3-day beard to a 5mm short beard ; Rounded tips and adjustable comb to prevent skin irritation.Beard Styler attachment needs to be purchased separately

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Jet Clean system

Jet Clean system cleans and lubricates the blades and charges the battery after every use.

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Use dry or with foam for a refreshing wet shave. Click here to see a larger image.
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Easy to clean under the tap. Click here to see a larger image.

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 SensoTouch RQ1251 Gyroflex 3D electric shaver
  • 1 x Jet Clean & Charge system
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Soft pouch
  • 1 x Cleaning brush
  • 1 x Protection cap
  • 1 x Jet Clean solution
  • 1 x Power adapter
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Guarantee information

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: RQ1251
  • ASIN: B008PPGHVI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 July 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,118 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Bobbyzero on 19 Dec 2012
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I've used a previous Philips shaver for 5 years, it needed another set of heads so I decided to upgrade to a newer model with the "3D" shaving heads and jet clean system.

It gives a good, close shave (not as close as using a razor), doesn't cause much skin irritation, and the jet clean system works really well, leaving the razor fresh and providing a noticeably better shave. The pop-out beard trimmer is good enough for a quick tidy-up, but you'll need a dedicated one for intensive work.

This is a high spec shaver, but for comparison here's what you don't get on this model compared to the top of the range one (SensoTouch RQ1280cc):
- battery display, you just get a 3-bar indicator of charge status rather than the time remaining in minutes.
- No audible beep when put into travel lock mode.
- Only one program on the jet clean system, the full model has 3 different cleaning modes

The actual shave head technology is unchanged within each range regardless of the extra features, this was £100 less than the top model and I think it was a good trade-off.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Razvan Bucse on 24 Dec 2012
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very good razor. Mobile heads do their job very well, very happy with the battery life, cleaning is very easy.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr Gumby TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 May 2013
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This shaver gives me the closest and most comfortable electric shave I've ever had. That's after many different Philips rotary as well as Braun and Remington foil shavers. It's also comfortable to hold, the notch in the back making it easy to grip, and very quiet - no need to turn the radio up while shaving.

Now for the negatives:

* Replacement heads are horribly expensive, at around £50 every year, if you follow the recommendation for annual replacement (the shaver itself nags you after a year).

* If you use the Jetclean system every day, it'll cost you £120 p.a. or more in cleaning fluid. The system does work but rinsing the heads in hot water is simple and just about as effective.

* Cannot charge it without the stand or Jetclean. There's no way of plugging the charging lead directly into the shaver - a pain when travelling. A full charge should be just about enough for a two-week holiday, but as time goes on the batteries will lose their capacity.

* Very annoyingly, the printed, wordless instructions are very rudimentary. If you want the full, written instructions (which I'd recommend), you'll have to download them. You'll probably want to print them too, for easy reference when using the shaver.

So, would I buy this again? Probably not. I'd go for a more conventional Philips shaver with heads that only cost around £30 to replace and ability to charge without a separate stand, e.g. PT870. I'd forget about Jetclean which seems to be designed more to provide Philips with a continuing revenue stream than keep your shaver clean. That would probably still leave me very irritated with the instructions but I'd just have to put up with that because I do like Philips shavers.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. Gerlam on 15 Dec 2012
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I have used Philips most of my life apart from a short spell with a Braun. Philips are so much better with a fantastic battery life. I also feel that rotary cutters work much better. My old shaver was well past its best and I really had to get a replacement and needless to say it had to be a Philips again. A bevildering range of versions on the market and I have to say that the pricing structure is a bit strange to say the least. This version with the cleaner unit comes in cheaper than some stand alone units which is a bit strange but makes it a cracking buy on Amazon. I have to agree with the other reviews that this give you a very clean shave. A great buy!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By John2412 on 25 Dec 2012
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Have had Philips shavers for longer than I care to remember and needed to upgrade. Looked carefully at whats around, settled again on Philips and their 3D head system and reviewed each of the models. The top end model has some extra features but not worth the cost in my opinion, chose this model over lower prices options, and when I went to order it had dropped £50 since I marked it, so even better. Have now used for a few days and its the best electric shaver I have ever had (and I have always been pleased with past Philishavers). Very close shave, easy to use, excellent value and with the cleaning bath in the price even better. My last shaver showed how many minutes was left, this one shows bars of charge left but thats really not a problem to live with at all. Neither is the one speed clean system compared to the 3 speed top end model. Excellent value and highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Wilson on 7 Jun 2014
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I have been using a braun double foil razor with the clean/charge/renew system for a couple of years now and i have never been that happy with the cut as i had to go over each section 2/3 times and even then it missed a lot.
This RQ1251 arrived this morning. Just had my first shave with it....was expecting a bit of irritation on first use due to the lift&cut as opposed to my braun. Wonderfully pleased. Really close shave and no irritation. Didn't really need to keep going over each section either. The first pass was pretty much enough. It was a little awkward around the top lip/nose area but once I'd angled it right I got all the hair.
The cleaning system was easy to set up and is quite futuristic with the pod rising and falling with your razor in it.
For £150 I am really, really pleased. I wouldnt have paid the full £300 RRP though.
It is the best electric shaver I have ever used and am happy to recommend to others.
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