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Expensive but as good as a cheap electric razor!
, 6 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Philips RQ1280 SensoTouch GyroFlex 3D Rechargeable Rotary Shaver (Personal Care)
I brought this razor as it was supposed to be the best one out there. However after trying it for nearly two weeks, im going to return my to my mach 5 tubro or whatever its called.
The razor feels good to hold, and has a nice rubber coating at the back with a nice display at the front, telling you how long you have left before you need to recharge and if the device needs cleaning and if its locked ( to stop it from turning on in your bag when at airports i guess).
The problem is the head, if you have three 2p coins,put them together, and you're left with a big gap in the middle. So whats cutting your facial hair in that area? nothing is the answer.
When i tried using it as a dry shaver, i found it irritating, it seemed to cut my skin in some areas and felt like i had cut myself shaving with a blade about a million times all over my face.
Wet shaving is better, you simply do all that you do with your normal wet shaver but replace the razor with this.
The problem i found is that in some areas it missed chunks of my facial hair, and some areas it didnt shave close enough.
overall i felt i could have just used my gillette fusion and got the job done with less pain. For some reason you had this sensation of pain and irritation after shaving.
I called philips and they recommended i should return the razor for a refund and choose the kind of razor with a Braun head (two bars).
As Philips customer service said " high price doesnt mean close shave".
I therefore dont recommend
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