From the Manufacturer
Featuring the GyroFlex 3D system for an incredibly close and comfortable shave, the Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor with Jet Clean System makes shaving a pleasure, not a chore. Its innovative technology provides superior shaving performance without sacrificing skin comfort, and its Jet Clean system cleans, lubricates, and charges the razor for convenience. Powered by a lithium-ion battery for portable cordless operation, the SensoTouch 3D lets you shave wherever, however, and whenever you want.
Provides an Exceptionally Smooth Shave
The GyroFlex 3D system has three dynamic parts that move independently, flexing outward, pivoting around, and tilting inward, following the natural contours of your face.
Also, the UltraTrack shaving heads catch every hair in just a few strokes with three specialized shaving tracks: slots for the long hairs, channels for the longer hairs, and holes for the shortest stubble. And the Patented Super Lift&Cut dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level. This razor gets the job done without leaving any stray hairs or stubble behind.
Cordless and Ergonomic Design with Built-In Trimmer
The razor charges in one hour and provides up to 60 minutes (or a maximum of 20 days) of shaving time. A display lets you know how much power remains in the lithium-ion battery and when you need to replace the shaver head.
It has an easy-to-hold handle with an ergonomic grip for optimum control. The convenient trimmer offers skin-friendly precision for your mustache, goatee, or side burns.
Choosing a Razor
Why should I use an electric razor?
Using an electric razor is gentle on the skin and offers the convenience to shave whenever and wherever you want.
Why should I use a rotary razor vs. a foil razor?
- Comfort: Rotary razors evenly distribute pressure over your face when you shave, while foil razors have flat foil tubes that concentrate pressure on one spot causing more irritation.
- Durability: Philips Norelco rotary heads are more resistant to wear and tear and last longer than foil.
- Less mess: Foil razors' heavy vibrations cause shaved hairs to spray and cause a mess, while Philips Norelco razors’ rotation helps capture hairs and store them for disposal.
Why Jet Clean?
The Jet Clean system cleans, lubricates, and charges your razor all in one spot.
1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor with Jet Clean System
What's in the Box
- SensoTouch 3D 1280x/42 or 1280x/47
- Jet Clean system (also serves as a charging station)
- Jet Clean solution
- Soft pouch for travel and storage
- Protective cap
- Power cord
- Cleaning brush
Designed for use with Philips Norelco SensoTouch and arcitec razors, the Click-on Beard Styler is equipped with five length settings to give you the flexibility you need to create the look you want. Simply click-off your shaving head and click-on the Beard Styler to create more styles.
GyroFlex 3D contour-following heads adjust to every curve, minimizing pressure and irritation.
UltraTrack heads catch every hair type with just a few strokes.
Use Wet or Dry
The Aquatec seal gives you the option of either a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave with shaving cream or gel.
Jet Clean System
The Jet Clean system cleans, lubricates, and charges the razor. It has three settings: Automatic for normal usage, Eco for 40% less energy usage, and Intensive for thorough cleansing.
SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly over your skin for a close, easy shave.
Tips and Tricks
How do I shave with an electric razor?
First time users: Your skin needs to adapt to the electric razor. In about two to three weeks your skin will adjust and you should be able to shave quickly with minimal to no skin irritation.
To minimize skin irritation: Thoroughly clean skin, shave with cream or gel, shave problem areas first, shave with the grain, and keep your razor clean.
To avoid hair pulling: Trim the long hair first and ensure your razor is fully charged before shaving.
To shave difficult areas: Stretch your skin, trim downwards, and apply gentle pressure.
How often do I need to replace the Jet Clean solution?
If you clean your razor every day, you should clean and refill the canister approximately every 15 days.
How often do I need to replace the shaver head?
For best maximum performance and closeness, replace the shaving heads every 12 months. All SensoTouch 3D razors use the RQ12 replacement head.
Can I shave with shaving cream? If so, how?
1. Clean skin using hot water and soap
2. Apply shaving gel or foam
3. Begin shaving in a circular motion
4. Run razor under hot water to clean shaving cream from the shaving head
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until foam is nearly gone or all areas of facial hair have been shaved
6. Open shaving head and run hot water over it to remove hair and gel or foam
What if I want to shave dry?
1. Clean skin using hot water and soap and use a towel to dry skin
2. IMPORTANT: Wait 15 minutes for your skin to completely dry
3. Begin shaving in a circular motion over hair growth areas
4. Open shaving head and run hot water over it to remove hair
Philips Norelco Electric Razors
|Contour-Following||GyroFlex 3D||GyroFlex 3D||GyroFlex 3D||GyroFlex 3D||GyroFlex 2D||GyroFlex 2D|
|UltraTrack and Speed XL Shaving Heads||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ease of Use|
|Shaving Time||60 mins / 20 days||60 mins / 20 days||50 mins / 17 days||50 mins / 17 days||50 mins / 17 days||40 mins / 14 days|
|Full Numeric Battery Level LED Indicator||✓||✓|
|Multi-Level Battery LED Indicator||Five-Level||Five-Level||Three-Level||Three-Level||Two-Level||Two-Level|
|Travel Lock LED Indicator||Auto||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Shaving Heads Replacement LED Indicator||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cleaning LED Indicator||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Jet Clean||Three Settings||One Setting||One Setting|
|Finish||Full Metal Zinc||Chromed||Black||Black||Foil||Foil|
|Solution||Jet Clean||Jet Clean|
|Replacement Head Model||RQ12||RQ12||RQ12||RQ12||RQ11||RQ11|