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Philips AquaTouch Shaver AT890/20 Wet and Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Pop Up Trimmer
- A comfortable smooth shave whether used wet or dry
- Use wet with gel or foam for enhanced comfort
- Built in pop-up trimmer, ideal for trimming sideburns or moustache
- One hour charge gives 50+ minutes of shaving time plus quick three minute charge for one shave
- Triple head shaver follows the contours of your face for a gentle yet close shave
- This product comes with a 2-pin UK plug
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Philips introduces the AquaTouch--the wet shaver
Most men in their 20s and 30s are unaware that electric shaving can be used wet. They also don't know that wet electric shaving has great benefits for the skin. Philips aims to redress this balance with the introduction of AquaTouch, the electric shaver that is fully waterproof, meaning it can be used wet with foam or gel for a smoother, more comfortable shave and greater skin protection.
Philips research has shown that there is a growing group of men that now use an electric shaver as well as blade to achieve their desired look. But when shaving with a blade, they at times experience skin damage issues such as nicks and cuts, visible redness and 'razor burn', which undermines their look. With the introduction of Philips AquaTouch, not only will they benefit from the convenience of the electric dry shave, but they will also benefit from the skin benefits of using an electric shaver wet.
Philips has the right shaving solution for you
When you want to look good, Philips has the right shaving solution for you. Philips offers a complete range of shavers to suit your needs and deliver the ideal shaving experience, every time. The AquaTouch Series is for a convenient and quick wet and dry electric shave without any skin damage to make your shaving routine simpler, easier and faster. That is why, with Philips, men will always look good.
Improved functionality with better-looking design
Philips AquaTouch has been created for men who want the closeness of a wet shave but without the skin damage. Philips AquaTouch shaver range can be used dry for a convenient, speedy option but is also fully waterproof, meaning it can also be used wet with foam or gel to provide a closer, more comfortable shave with greater skin protection. Philips AquaTouch range combines the reliability and new technology, with improved functionality and a better looking design.
AquaTech Wet & Dry--shave in or out of the shower
Does your skin sometimes feel dry or irritated after shaving? Philips AquaTouch finds a solution that gives you a smooth shave and healthy skin, all at once. The AquaTech technology used in the AquaTouch shaver range helps you to optimise the shaving experience by the use of gel or foam. You can enjoy the enhanced skin comfort with soothing, moisturising shaving experience by using it in or out of the shower. Shaving in the shower opens pores for a closer shave.
Skin Protection System
Philips AquaTouch shaver range offers skin protection system; the caps covering the cutters to prevent the rotary blades from damaging skin. The rounded low-friction protection heads that adjust automatically to the curves of your face prevents skin damage. For Philips shavers, precision translates into the pursuit of creating an ideal shave. The AquaTouch is the latest in technological innovation from Philips shavers, for example, combines cutting edge design and revolutionary new technology for an ideal shave.
Patented Super Lift & Cut technology
The Philips AquaTouch AT890 shaver is equipped with dual blade system to give you ultra-close shave. The advantage of having two-blade system is that you enjoy a comfortable and soothing shave. Philips AT890 Super Lift & Cut System is designed to give you the closer yet secure shave as first blade lifts and second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave. The advances double action Super Lift & Cut action means that first the blade lifts the hair and second the blade shaves it off, so we get close the root of the hair. It means the shave is able to cut the longest hair and then the shortest stubble even on the neck.
Shower hanger pouch
Philips AT890 AquaTouch rechargeable electric shaver comes with a fine looking hanging pouch that makes this product ideal for traveling. You can hang the pouch in the your shower room for convenient use of shaver in the shower, later use the pouch as a storage to protect your shaver from damage while traveling.
The pop-up trimmer of Philips AT890 AquaTouch electric shaver is ideal for sideburns and mustache, tailor your looks to suit your style.
Philips AquaTouch shavers range gives ultimate high performance; the ultra-thin heads have slots in the blades to catch longer hair and holes in the blades to shave short stubble. The stainless steel is made very to lie thin so the stubble in the skin can be easily reached.
Replacement shaving head
Philips offers a range of replacement shaver head for its AquaTouch shaver range. All Philips shavers come with one shaver head that can be replaced after every two years for optimal shaving results. To get the most out of your shaver, you should clean its shaving head after every three months.
Advised shaving method
Rotary shavers require a rotating movement to get a close shave, contrary to a blade, where a rotating movement is dangerous and a linear movement is the standard. When shaving the neck, look down to catch all hair (again, this is quite dangerous with a blade).
Philips AT890--a rechargeable shaver with efficient power system
Philips AT890 is a rechargeable shaver so you can enjoy the comfort of cordless shave which make it ideal for traveling. Charging your shaver is a piece of cake; just plug it in the adapter. After charging it for one hour, it gives you approximate 50+ minutes of cordless power, which is approx 14 shaves.
100 per cent waterproof shaver
AquaTouch features an inbuilt seal, Aquatec, which means that the shaver is 100 per cent waterproof and optimized for use with shaving gel or foam for enhanced skin comfort and minimizing skin irritation. Philips AT890 electric shaver is a 100 per cent waterproof, means it is very easy to keep it clean and hygienic, as you can simply rinse this waterproof shaver under tap. It also includes a cleaning brush to remove even the smallest dust particles and hair. Your Philips AquaTouch shavers come with corrosion free heads to give it a brand-new like look even after many uses. Keep your shaver in optimal shape by rinsing it in hot water after every use.
- 1 x Philips AquaTouch AT890 DualPrecision electric shaver
- 1 x Travel pouch--shower hanger
- 1 x Cleaning brush
- 1 x Protection cap
- 1 x Power cable (two-pin bathroom socket compatible)
- 1 x User reference manual
- 1 x Two-year guarantee card
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Once you get through the bomb-proof packaging, requiring a really good blade of some sort to penetrate the plastic bubble it is sealed in, it is extremely light. Curved to fit comfortably in the hand, with a rubber coating on the buttons. And there are only two buttons - one very large on the inside of the grip to switch it on and off and another on the back to release the pop-up hair-trimmer.
Charging takes one hour, during which a small light on the back pulses. It is surprisingly quiet when used. I thought the battery was drained when I first heard it, but the rotary blades do not make a great deal of noise. Mind you, the hair-trimmer makes up for that - don't use that if you're worried about waking anyone up!
As a dry shave it doesn't appear to be as good as the foil shaver I generally use, appearing to require several re-visits to get the skin as smooth as I am used to. However, it is considerably better than smaller shavers I usually take on holiday. With a foil shaver I can tell by the noise of the foil sliding across my face just how closely I have been shaved. With this I keep having to check with my other hand. Not the end of the world.
Cleaning this is just a matter of running it under the tap. The face, with the blades on, flips open and you can run the water inside. There is also a small brush included for regular maintenance.
Using this for a wet shave is impressive. It feels so much smoother and does appear to do a far better job than a dry shave.Read more ›
Used as a traditional electric shaver it performs well; so well that I have to say it's probably the closest electric shave I've had. No tugging or post-shave soreness either.
But the ace up its sleeve is that you can shave wet with this shaver. That doesn't mean shave whilst in the shower, it means using foam or gel as though you were going to use a blade.
I tried it using Nivea gel foam (comes out as green gel and goes on your face as foam, magic) which this shaver then removed as part of the shaving process leaving my skin even smoother than before.
No clogging of the head either and you just rinse the head under water afterward, shake off the excess and put it away. Simples. And a perfect shave too.
The foam acts as a lubricant which allows the shaver to glide over your face. And it really does remove ALL the shaving foam as it does it, giving further proof that it shaves closely.
So, a quiet, smooth shave with a washable shaver - what more can you ask for?
Since I have had this shaver ,I have never had any " plucking " , the shave is very close ( far closer than some very expensive wet blades.
I use it " wet " with my shaving gel , water etc... wonderful ...
This has now replaced all my blades and its very quiet !!
Over the years I've had electric shavers of one kind or another, usually as gifts and I suppose they worked well enough, but they never ever converted me or came anywhere close.
The Philips Aquatouch however has made me reconsider. I find I get a quick, comfortable close shave (using less gel) without cuts or burn and I can just rinse the unit as I would an ordinary razor. The only slight downside was that I had some difficulty getting a close cut on my throat, however I found this was remedied with slight changes in my technique.
I'm also quite taken with the trimmer which I use on my moustache to great effect.
I realise that men's beards vary quite a bit, for instance I'm not like my pal who starts a poker game clean shaven and says goodnight with a passable beard, I am however, I suppose, Mr. average and any other Mr.average, I'm sure, will find this shaver to be very efficient not to mention time and effort saving.
Of course, at the moment the shaver is new and working at its best, how long the cutting heads last and what happens when they become less effective remains to be seen.
I was going to give four stars because of these future unknowns but for the moment, in all honesty, it deserves five.
Bottom Line? I'm well impressed!
**For those with short attention spans, if you have sensitive skin and you are on the fence about buying an electric shaver then just buy it. There is a learning curve, however it a great shave.**
Using a new 3-4 bladed razor was my only option to prevent awful skin burn and irritation spots. There in lies the problem, having to use 3-4 bladed razors generally meant that I had to use gillet series blades; at the prices they sell them at, I was easily spending £20-30 per month on blades.
I read through reviews of at least 10-20 shavers, and went on a hunt for the best shaver for a mid-range budget. This came up on top time and time again.
I'll split this review into four parts:
1. What is the learning curve like
2. What is the shave like
3. Wet or Dry
4. Pro's and Con's
---1. What is the learning curve like
Well.. painful. Expect some serious razor burn on your neck and chin area. There was actually one day that my face was still burning several hours after shaving. That being said, after around 3-4 weeks, you will notice a difference. Your face really does get used to shaving with it. I'm at week 6-7 now, and any razor burn I get is the same i'd expect using a NEW razor blade.
You will find certain areas of your face will be harder to shave than others, and this is integral to the learning process.
---2. What is the shave like
This ties into my title "Saves money, not time".
If you have 15 minute shaving time in the morning, which I personaly don't, you can get a fantastic shave. Honestly, it's on par with a razor blade!.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It will give you a shave but it's not particularly close. It doesn't for example do my neck very well and quite often I have to spend a great deal longer than with a manual razor... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Joe Mullally
Good shaver all round. I was happy with it. But the battery stopped working after 1.5 years. Not happy.Published 13 hours ago by Levent
This replaced a much earlier Philips rotary shaver which had given years of service, but the battery capacity was getting inadequate. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Yor Nozama
gives me a close shave. Very happy with razor performs as described.Published 15 days ago by Sue Appleton