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As close as a blade - nah,
This review is from: Philips Aquatouch AT750 Wet and Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver (Personal Care)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I cannot remember the last time that I used an electric shaver, and even then that was with an old Braun foil shaver and not a rotary shaver; wet shaving has been my choice just for that closeness of shave and smooth clean feeling afterwards. So, this wet and dry shaver tempted me with the promise of something potentially comparable.
Obviously the rotary heads were a completely new experience for me and it took a little time to realise that these would tackle the stubble working in any direction, so a new technique is required. The heads too move, like suspension, to accommodate those curves, bumps and hollows that make every face almost unique.
The things I liked about this was that it did feel good in the hand and the ability to use when wet is a big advantage; it is rechargeable too which is a big selling point for me, so not tied to a plug socket on a wall. On the negative side, it does not shave as close as a blade, no matter what people say, and being a bit bulker than a blade razor, with the bigger shaving head area, it can miss bits (so you have to re-go over those bits). Having said that, I suppose if I continue to use this regularly I will get better, after all wet shaving takes time to learn how to adapt to your face.
Over all it is not too bad, and I will use it from time to time, but I probably will stick with the wet razor, at least for the time being.