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Philips AquaTouch AT896 Wet and Dry Shaver
- Wet and dry Aquatec seal
- Skin protection system
- Pop up trimmer
- Fully waterproof
- Quick charge for one shave
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Philips Introduces the AquaTouch Wet and Dry shaver
Most men in their 20s and 30s are unaware that electric shaving can be done wet. They also don't know that wet electric shaving has benefits for the skin. Philips aims to address this with the introduction of AquaTouch, the electric shaver that is fully waterproof, so it can be used wet with foam or gel for a smoother, more comfortable shave and enhanced skin protection.
Philips research has shown that there is a growing number of men who now use an electric shaver as well as a blade to achieve their desired look. But when shaving with a blade, at times they experience skin damage issues such as nicks and cuts, visible redness and 'razor burn'. With the introduction of Philips AquaTouch, not only will they benefit from the convenience of the electric dry shave, but also from the advantages of using an electric shaver wet.
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.
AquaTec Wet and 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 AquaTec technology used in the AquaTouch shaver range helps you to optimise the shaving experience by the use of gel or foam. You can enjoy enhanced skin comfort with a 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
The Philips AquaTouch shaver range offers a 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 prevent skin damage. For Philips shavers, precision translates into the pursuit of creating the shave that gives closeness and comfort.
100 Per Cent Waterproof
AquaTouch features an inbuilt seal, AquaTec, which means that the shaver is 100% waterproof and designed for use with shaving gel or foam for enhanced skin comfort and minimising skin irritation. The Philips AT896 electric shaver is a 100% waterproof, meaning it is very easy to keep it clean and hygienic, as you can simply rinse it under the tap. It also includes a cleaning brush to remove even the smallest dust particles and hair. Philips AquaTouch shavers come with corrosion free heads to give a brand-new like look even after many uses. Keep your shaver in optimal shape by rinsing it in hot water after every use.
The shaver has a full width, pop-up trimmer which is designed for grooming your sideburns and moustache.
Replacement Shaving Head
Philips offers a range of replacement shaver heads 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 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).
A Rechargeable Shaver with Efficient Power System and Quick Charge for One Shave
Philips AT896 is a rechargeable shaver so you can enjoy the comfort of cordless shaving which makes it ideal for traveling. Charging your shaver is a piece of cake; just plug it into the adapter. A three minute quick charge provides enough power for one shave.
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Wet and Dry
|PowerTouch 7||PowerTouch 8||PowerTouch 9||Click and Style||AquaTouch 899 Black Edition||AquaTouch 890||SensoTouch 2D||SensoTouch 3D|
|Best 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|
|Blade Type||Lift & Cut||Dual Precision||Triple Track||Comfort Cut |
|Comfort Cut |
|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 - best for fine hair||Slots only - best 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|
|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 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|
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I recently decided to try an electric shaver again due to my new job's requirement for a smart personal appearance precluding my now normal habit of shaving once in the late evening then not shaving for 2-3 days. My face has been looking like a warzone for the last few weeks from almost daily shaving. The motivation to buy an AT 896 was purely motivated by two factors: a) the package blurb indicating that it could be used as a wet shaver with foam or gel for a more comfortable, closer shave and b) the fact that it was marked down 50% in Tesco from £99.99 to £49.99 combined with several vouchers that I had, meaning I paid only £25 for the product. No research was performed prior to purchase.
The marketing material would indicate that key points of this product are:
-close comfortable wet shaving with foam.
-fast charge time of one hour due to lithium ion battery.
-pop up trimmer.
-easy cleaning by rinsing under tap.
To clarify some of these points and importantly some ambiguity from some of the other reviewers I believe that there has been a previous iteration of this shaver that required an 8 hour charge and that used HQ6 blade heads.Read more ›
I've had it a month and my wet shaves using it are quicker and produce a smoother result than my previous dry shaver.
I would recommend it
It gives a good shave dry or with foam.
Then you just wash it under the tap! Brilliant
The real problem though, is the fact that the shaver misses most of the hairs it passes over unless I work it vigorously and perform multiple passes - severely irritating my skin and making my shave take 5x as long as it should. It actually refuses to cut some hairs on my neck altogether, at least without me jamming it into my skin to the point that it is left raw and bleeding. This is completely below par for a product with this price tag and I (literally) sorely regret not spending the extra £12 to get the AT890 which comes with the, presumably much better, HQ8 shave heads instead of the terrible ones found on the AT896.
I'd advise against wasting money on this, if you must buy an AT89x, it is probably well worth the extra tenner to get the AT890 for its (hopefully) superior shave heads.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very easy shaver to use. Works well wet and dry. No issues or problemsPublished 1 month ago by Carracam