Philips Shaver Series 7000, Wet and Dry Shaver with Clean and Charge System RQ1197/22
- GyroFlex 2D contour following system adjusts easily to the curves of your face, minimising pressure and irritation
- DualPrecision shaving head catch shortest stubble
- Jet Clean system cleans and lubricates the blades and charges the battery after every use
- The AquaTec wet and dry seal offers the choice between a comfortable dry shave and a refreshing wet shave
- The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly along your skin for a close easy shave
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Philips SensoTouch Gyroflex 2D RQ1197/22 with Aquatec and Clean and Charge System
The Philips SensoTouch RQ1197 electric shaver gives a soft touch for a smooth shave. The GyroFlex 2D system adjusts easily to the contours of your face and shaves even the shortest stubble with its DualPrecision heads. The Aquatec seal means that it's completely waterproof, so you can use it wet or dry. In addition, it comes with the Clean and Charge system, that cleans, lubricates and charges the battery after every use.
GyroFlex 2D heads
The GyroFlex 2D contour-following system of the shaver adjusts easily to the curves of your face, minimising pressure and irritation for a close shave.
DualPrecision shaving heads have slots to shave the normal hair and holes to shave even the shortest stubble.
Super Lift and Cut Action
The dual blade system built into the Philips electric shaver lifts hair to cut comfortably below skin level for a closer shave.
Aquatec Wet and Dry Seal
The Aquatec Wet and Dry seal ensures the unit is fully waterproof, so you can use the shaver in the shower, with or without shaving gel or foam, for extra skin comfort.
For optimal hygiene, the SensoTouch shaver uses the QuickRinse system, so you can wash it easily under the tap or in the shower after use.
Clean and Charge system
SensoTouch is easy to maintain with the Clean and Charge system that cleans, lubricates and charges the shaver after every use. Additionally, it features a hair collection chamber that helps keep your sink tidy.
The powerful NiMh battery lasts up to 50 minutes after a one-hour charge, giving you up to 17 days use.
Rechargeable and Corded Use
Use with or without cord for flexibility. If you run out of battery power while shaving, just plug it in and carry on.
Battery Status Indicators
The shaver features LED indicator lights so you can see the status of your battery, a battery low indicator, as well as a charging indicator light. It also features a travel lock.
The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface of the electric shaver slides smoothly along your skin for an easy close 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|
|Ideal 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 and 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 - ideal for fine hair||Slots only - ideal 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 and 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|
Shaver handle and head
Foldable charging stand
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Top Customer Reviews
This razor comes in a very large box, containing the razor itself and a cleaning/charging stand. The idea of the stand is that the razor cleans itself whilst it charges, using special Philips cleaning solution. Whilst you can't argue that the razor is cleaned using this method, you do really have to wonder at how this is any easier than simply rinsing the razor under a tap, which takes a few seconds. In addition, you don't have to buy the Philips cleaning solution to rinse the razor with plain water!
Charging, however, is good, with a full charge obtained in about an hour, which gives (I've found) about an hour's shaving time. So pretty good there.
My main problem, however, is with the quality of the shave. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe I'm just not capable of contorting my wrists and face in the correct way, but the distance between the rotary heads means that I generally miss bits when shaving - and sometimes quite large strips at that! I've given the razor a fair go over the past few weeks, but have concluded that it takes more time to shave than my old Aquatouch - to which I am returning.
I've given this three stars as I wouldn't say it's a bad, bad razor; but there again it's not a very good one either. It does shave, and perhaps with a bit more patience (ie months of practice rather than weeks), I could work out how to use it without having to go over some parts of my chin again and again.
I would pay up to £100 for this razor, and no more. It is not worth the extra money, hence the rating of 3 stars. For the razor alone, without the gizmo I would rate it a 5 star. It feels very good in the hand and gives an excellent shave.
Being familiar with the system, I was pleased once again to receive yet another jet clean system, charging stand, sideboard trimmer etc etc. It charged extremely quickly, like it's predecessor and I was able to use it within the hour. I have noted many of the reviews on this product questionning this item's ability to give a close shave. I have experimented with the razor somewhat since it arrived, like its predecessor I did a trial of, shaving half of my face with a Mach 3 and the other half with the Philips senso touch, in terms of quality of shave, the Mach 3 had it , second test was solely using the Philips, one half wet shave, one half dry, the wet shave had it by a long way; after 6 hours the results were really evident in terms of my beard growth. OK on a time basis, dry shave quickest, wet shave next and finally Mach 3 came last. So balancing it out time v quality the wet shave with the Philips came out top for me. Battery life is excellent and I have easily surpassed 15 shaves with a half charge left. I find that washing my face thoroughly and rinsing well, before using a good quality foam/gel prepares my skin well and assists in delivering a good shave.Read more ›
The cleaning mechanism adds considerably to the cost of the Shafer and has an ongoing cost as you need to buy the cleaning fluid for it. Philips recommend cleaning takes place once a month but this does not seem to extend the life of the blades, which are very costly to replace, and manual day to day cleaning is required as well.I struggle to see merit in the system therefore. Moreover the cleaning unit is bulky and will not be easily accommodated in most bathrooms.
In addition to the Shafer and cleaning kit a travel pouch is provided but this is made of a thin plastic material offering no protection to the shaver. It's just as well that the shaver can be locked in an off position when traveling to prevent it turning itself on in a suitcase as the pouch would not prevent this.
Finally, the picture-based instructions are dire - go to the Philips website for better guidance.
In conclusion this is a fair shaver with a gadget lovers dream of a cleaning system. My rating reflects the price of the kit which is just too high for something which struggles due to its large head to provide a good shave. So three stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good shaver. It seemed like a good idea to get it with the cleaning charger and some cleaning solution. In the end I do wonder why though. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Honest Abe
I have had Philips razors for years, but really thought I would treat myself to a self cleaning one this time and pull out all the stops. I am so glad I did. Read morePublished 7 months ago by oscar wilde
Its disappointing like every other electric razor I have bought. A triumph of hope over experience.Published 9 months ago by Mr Alistair Oates
Fantastic shaver. Close shave every time. The product description is spot on and the cleaning doc is easy to set up and use. It’s all good. No problems with product or delivery.Published 10 months ago by vincent brown
Battery life brill shave not as closes has I would like but over all 4 starsPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer