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Philips SensoTouch RQ1180cc GyroFlex 2D
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- GyroFlex 2D contour-following system of Philips RQ1180cc electric shaver adjusts easily to the curves of your face, minimising pressure and irritation for a close shave
- The DualPrecision shaving heads have slots to shave the normal hairs and holes to shave even the shortest stubble while the precision trimmer ensures perfect moustache and sideburns trimming
- Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch electric shaver comes with a Jet Clean system that thoroughly cleans and lubricates the blades and charges the battery after every use
- The Aquatec wet and dry seal lets you choose how you prefer to shave, you can get a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave using a shaving gel or foam for extra skin comfort
- Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch electric shaver is a rechargeable shaver--charge the shaver for one hour, to get approximately 50+ minutes of cordless shaving time
- This product comes with a 2-pin UK plug
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Philips SensoTouch 2D electric shavers
The SensoTouch RQ1180cc electric shaver is the combination made for catching every hair in every contour to ensure you get a perfectly close shave, even on the neck.
Experience a clean, smooth shave for a flawless look
Philips SensoTouch 2D has been specifically designed to effectively minimize skin irritation and give men a more comfortable shaving experience, making it easy to achieve a flawless look. When tested, 80 per cent of men agree that SensoTouch 2D is the most gentle shaver on the skin*.
GyroFlex 2D is the distinctive two-dimensional component that allows the shaver to perfectly follow the unique contours of the face. The GyroFlex 2D contour-following system adjusts easily to the curves of your face and neck, minimising pressure and irritation.
Philips SensoTouch RQ1180cc has been engineered to conquer every curve of your face and neck. The shaver head hugs the skin without rubbing, but cuts the hairs close, whatever direction they are growing. The GyroFlex 2D system provides impeccable attention to detail.
Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch electric shaver comes with flex and pivoting action shaving head that cares for your style and is especially designed to shave even the shortest hairs. The ultra thin heads of Philips RQ1180cc electric shaver comes with slots to shave long hairs and unique micro holes designed to catch the shortest stubble.
Patented Super Lift & Cut technology
Philips SensoTouch RQ1180cc electric shaver is equipped with dual blade to give you ultra-close shave. The Super Lift & Cut system is designed to give you the closer yet secure shave as the first blade lifts the hair and the second blade cuts hair below the skin level, meaning the shaver is able to cut the longest hairs and then the shortest stubble, even on the neck.
Precision trimmer - tailor your looks to suit your style
Skin-friendly precision trimmer is perfect for grooming sideburns and moustache, just open the trimmer by pushing the slide downwards. The trimmer can be activated while the shaver is running.
Aquatec inbuilt seal - 100% Waterproof
Aquatec is an in-built seal, which means that the shaver is 100% waterproof and the performance can be optimized when use with shaving gel or foam. The wet shave gives enhanced skin comfort and minimizes skin irritation. The wet and dry Aquatec seal gives men the choice of shaving both with a comfortable dry shave or with a refreshing wet shave using a shaving gel or foam for extra skin comfort.
Philips RQ1180cc electric shaver is 100% waterproof so it is easy to keep it clean and hygienic, simply rinse this waterproof shaver under tap or put it in the Jet Clean system for cleaning. It also includes a cleaning brush to remove even the smallest dust particles and hairs. Philips SensoTouch rechargeable electric shavers come with corrosion free heads to give it a brand-new look even after many uses. Keep your shaver in optimal shape by rinsing it under hot water after every use.
The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly along your skin, for an extra-close cut. The close-fit swing mechanism allows the head section to tilt forward and back, allowing hair to be gripped firmly at the roots.
Advised shaving method
Philips SensoTouch shaver are rotary shavers that require rotating movements 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 hairs (again, this is quite dangerous with a blade).
RQ11 - Replacement shaver head
Philips offers RQ11 shaver head for this SensoTouch shaver. 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 the shaving head after every use.
Jet Clean system - clean and charge your shaver
Jet Clean system cleans, dries and lubricates the shaver as it charges, ensuring consistent peak performance every day. Jet Clean lubricates and maintains blades for ultimate performance. It is fully powered for quick charging of the shaver. The active drying feature helps the shaver to quickly dry after cleaning.
Philips RQ1180cc is a rechargeable shaver which makes it perfect for travelling. After charging the shaver for one hour you can enjoy approximately 50+ minutes of cordless power.
Philips SensoTouch electric shaver has five-level battery indicator, battery low indicator, charge indicator and travel lock.
The shaver comes with a standard two-pin UK plug that is only suitable for two-pin UK electrical sockets, designed to be used in UK bathroom shaving sockets with two holes.
Soft travel pouch for maximum convenience
Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch electric shaver comes with a travel pouch to store the shaver and protect it from damage while travelling. The shaver is designed with a slim handle and anti-slip grip. The shaver comes in a striking red colour with seamless foil finishing and an LED display. It also has travel lock for maximum comfort while travelling and daily use.
(*Based on international tests of the SensoTouch 2D by Philips Application Research Centre with 195 men in Germany and USA, April 2010.)
Which Philips Shaver is right for you?
Wet and Dry
|PowerTouch 7||PowerTouch 8||PowerTouch 9||Click and Style||AquaTouch 896/ 899||AquaTouch 890||SensoTouch 2D||SensoTouch 3D|
|Best for||Convenient dry shave||Faster, closer dry shave||Very fast dry shave, dense beard||Body, face groomer & 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 hairs closer to the blades for a closer more comfortable shave||Comfort profile exerts even pressure on skin and manipulates the hairs 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|
- 1 x Philips SensoTouch RQ1180cc electric shaver
- 1 x Jet Clean System (clean and charge stand)
- 1 x Protection cap
- 1 x Soft pouch
- 1 x Jet Clean Solution
- 1 x two-pin power cable
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x two-year warranty leaflet
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Out of the pack the Senso is surprisingly light and yes, extremely well designed. In many ways it has the feel of a large wet razor (a good hand fit and grip being essential before the blades are let loose on raw skin!). Philips claim that the Senso "allows the shaver to perfectly follow the unique contours of the face" which in reality means that here you get three circular blades in a triangle formation that work to raise then cut the hair on your face, hugging your face in the process & giving you a clean shave whether wet or dry. In addiition to the blades we have the extra touch of the flat circular and hidden blades beneath their circular brothers and designed to tackle very short stubble.
With the AquaTech inbuilt seal (making the unit essentially waterproof) the shaver has the option of going for wet or dry. I'm not sure if it was psychological or not but with my own testing, I'd swear that the wet shave produed better results, albeit there were repeated trips back to the mirror to catch those annoying hairs you miss when the face is covered in gel! A simple touch sensitive on off switch glows at you, inviting you to turn it on and those wishing to push the boat out further get the self cleaning docking station to charge and clean when it's not on your face (shaving just got lazy).
The results were impressive, very impressive, although in all honesty, not quite as wafer thin close than I'm used to with a blade, but this was never noticeable until well into the evening. That said the shave was exceptionally quick and comfortable with zero skin irration. To conclude, the senso has obvious advantages over the traditional wet shave system. It would be a perfect companion on a long haul flight, holiday or business trip. It is exceptionally comfortable, discrete, ergonomic, easy to use, cleans itself and charges in an hour. It is virtually impossible to cut the skin, the precision trimmer is ideal for sideburns and hey, it feels good and it feels close, very close. I said at the begining that I am a wet shaver and therefore for me it is hard to justify the hefty price tag for such comfort, convenience and styling. That said for those who prefer not to use a blade, I'd say that this is the closest electic model I've ever used and one capable of producing the same results with the added benefit out eliminating the risk of cutting yourself in the process.
This shaver comes with a long lead to connect the 2-pin auto-voltage connector to a charger stand which has suction feet for stability. The shaver charges via touch-contacts when propped upright on the stand and the battery charge level on the RQ1180 is indicated by a 5 level column of lights. "Wet" shaving is entirely safe because the shaver cannot be connected to its charger when in use. The shaver is rated to provide 17 shaves fully charged and incorporates a 3 sec push and hold travel lock to prevent inadvertent discharge when travelling. Unfortunately the charger stand cannot be folded up for travel which is a bit of a nuisance as it takes up a lot of unneeded space. The instruction booklet was written for Ikea it seems - lots of pictures so no need to translate to different languages, but as a result you need some experience in Lego, Meccano or Ikea.
The RQ1180 itself is light, quiet and streamlined in use, comfortable to hold and easier to disassemble for cleaning than the more classic Philishave models I've used before. As a dry shaver, both with and without electric pre-shave lotion, its results felt no better than previous Philishaver models though its 2D contouring over the face felt marginally smoother. However when used as a wet shaver, using gel in personal preference to shaving foam or oils, the shave achieved with the RQ1180 was faster, closer and considerably more comfortable than its dry shave capability.
The RQ1180 includes a bulky electrically operated cleaner and charge stand with bowl for jet cleaning the shaver heads and this is responsible for much of the increased price of this shaver versus others from the same range. Individuals reluctant to pay this sum may prefer the same model available without the bowl for considerably less. The cleaner does a good job of cleaning the shaver and heads, but it may be a bit redundant as the shaver head assembly is easily washable under running water and can easily be disassembled for brush cleaning.
So to conclude... this is definitely a cut above (sorry) the traditional electric shaver and for that it must be commended. Conversely it doesn't beat a wet shave so it really is geared at electric shaver users onlu. From that point of view my only big objection has to be the price. For something that is after all a shaver it does seem considerably more expensive for a set of features which, being optimistic, will be used "for best". Worse still, you are paying a huge premium for the cleaning stand and I don't really think that's justified. For that reason alone, I'm afraid it has to lose a star.
Comfortable to hold, the "2D" head has no difficulty giving the close shave I require and performs as well as the so called 3 D head of my previous Philishave. The head cleans quite easily under the tap although the units also woth the jet clean attachment. I have had the jet lean before and, whilst it undoubtedly gives a very thorough clean, the fluid is not cheap so I tend to restrict its use to the minimum possible. A little brush is supplied for dry maintenance.
The charge indicator is a series of lights which seems airily accurate and just as informative in practice as my old Philishave's digital indicator which was unreliable at best. I have managed about 50-55 mins shaving time from this shaver.
Comes with a thin lightweight travel pouch. Only downside is that the standalone charger (note that the jet clean also charges) is a little bulky and not the easiest article to pack.
So, all in all, an excellent shaver with 4/5 just because of the slightly awkward to pack charger.
Does a good job - (never as good as wet shave though). The shaver holds it charge for ages and is easy to use. The product is well made and of excellent quality. The cleaning fluid is a bit expensive though but it cleans the shaver well and makes it smell like new.
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