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Philips Shaver Series 7000, Wet and Dry Shaver with Clean and Charge System RQ1197/22

by Philips
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  • GyroFlex 2D contour following system adjusts easily to the curves of your face, minimising pressure and irritation
  • DualPrecision shaving head catch shortest stubble
  • Jet Clean system cleans and lubricates the blades and charges the battery after every use
  • The AquaTec wet and dry seal offers the choice between a comfortable dry shave and a refreshing wet shave
  • The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly along your skin for a close easy shave

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Product Description

Product Description

Philips SensoTouch Gyroflex 2D RQ1197/22 with Aquatec and Clean and 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 and 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 and Dry seal
Aquatec Wet and Dry Seal

The Aquatec Wet and 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 and Charge system
Clean and Charge system

SensoTouch is easy to maintain with the Clean and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 Information

BrandPhilips
  
Additional Information
ASINB00E3DBFHW
Best Sellers Rank 8,468 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
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Date First Available18 July 2013
  
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Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ziggy_fan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Oct. 2013
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A much better value cleaning system refill option than the Braun model I recently tried and reviewed. The Philips cleaning unit is easy to use, and neat to keep on the corner of the bedside cabinet for when the shaver needs the thorough cleaning. The starter kit comes with a bottle of special detergent fluid which should last a couple of months. The auto clean mechanism is also quite impressive. It's quite space age robotic in the way it lowers the shaver and goes through the cleaning routine including cycles of lifting it out of the fluid and dipping it back in. All in all a few minutes of the routine but then keeps it there for a couple of hours to allow the head to drip dry. My cat is fascinated by it too, he stands over it and watches the robotic routine in total fascination :D

The Philips system of shaving is one I like anyway and this particular model is one of the best I have used in all my years of shaving my difficult to shift stubble. It doesn't come cheap, but you are getting a lot of high quality kit packed into a light and well designed cordless shaver. The pivot and contour of the shaving head is the best out of all shavers I have owned so far, and the standard dry shaving has produced the best smoothest results too. But the best thing about it has been the wet shave with shaving foam. I have not been anywhere near a blade for years because I cut myself easily, so this Philips unit is awesome for that. I have had the closest shave since my teenage years (that's a long while ago) when it used to be so easy to get a clean face. I am also quite pleased about the separate trimmer head, because it's not just a sideburns trimmer, it's a proper beard/hair trimmer and really good for taking bushiness out of the sideburns and the hairs at back of the neck. Highly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Samuel TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandford TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Oct. 2013
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Although this is an excellent razor, and indeed does suit my sensitive skin, with no razor burn whatsoever, the cleaning element of this product is a purely cosmetic and totally unnecessary addition. A normal rinsing and cleaning of the razor is enough with warm water. This is mere pandering to a developing male vanity. Unless you have OCD, don't buy it. The instructions for using the cleaning element are purely visual, and took me a long time to work out. This was very frustrating for a part of the product that I have discovered I will not be using.

I would pay up to £100 for this razor, and no more. It is not worth the extra money, hence the rating of 3 stars. For the razor alone, without the gizmo I would rate it a 5 star. It feels very good in the hand and gives an excellent shave.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daz on 9 Nov. 2014
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I'm in two minds about this shaver. On the one hand it's very comfy to use, you can glide all over the face, even sensitive areas like the adams apple with no problems. It's super easy to clean. The trimmer is effective, although it's a nuisance having it separate from the main shaver.

On the other hand, it's pretty sedate and doesn't actually cut hair that well. It slowly erodes my beard away rather than mowing it off. I've used a Braun for about 10 years, that thing would go like the clappers and I'd be done quickly, the Philips feels like the batteries are running out in comparison.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Nov. 2013
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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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