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Philips Norelco 1280X SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver with Jet Clean System, Black

by Norelco
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Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Advanced 3D contouring adjusts seamlessly to every curve of the face
  • Ultra Track heads catch every hair type; SkinGlide ensures a comfortable and smooth shave
  • Aquatec technology allows for use with foam or without foam
  • Jet Clean station cleans, lubricates, and charges the razor
  • Model 1280X/42 and 1280XCC are the same
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Philips Norelco 1280X/47 SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor  with Jet Clean System, Frustration Free Packaging + Philips Norelco RQ12 Replacement Head  for SensoTouch 3D
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Product Description

Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging

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.

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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

Philips Norelco RQ111/52 Click-On Styler

Recommended Accessory

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.

Key Features

GyroFlex 3D

GyroFlex 3D contour-following heads adjust to every curve, minimizing pressure and irritation.

UltraTrack Head

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

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Contour-Following GyroFlex 3D GyroFlex 3D GyroFlex 3D GyroFlex 3D GyroFlex 2D GyroFlex 2D
UltraTrack and Speed XL Shaving Heads
Precision Trimmer Pop-Up Pop-Up Pop-Up Pop-Up Attachment Attachment
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
Pouch Type Luxurious Luxurious Soft Soft Soft
Solution Jet Clean Jet Clean
Replacement Head Model RQ12 RQ12 RQ12 RQ12 RQ11 RQ11

Product Description

PHILIPS NORELCO sensotouch 3D provides our closest shave yet. Combining gyro flex 3D, ultra track heads and skin glide, results in an extremely close shave in fewer strokes. The razor should be charged for one full hour before the first use and the battery capacity indicator displays the shaving minutes left accurately after two or three full charges.

Product Details

Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Netherlands
  • ASIN: B006W2SYGM
  • UPC: 075020025920
  • Item model number: 1280X/47
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (652 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,026 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Bought this razor for my husband and I love it.
C. Owens
It provides a very, very close shave, gives no irritations and is very easy to use and clean.
I have been using Norelco electric razors for years and this is the best I have ever owned.
Kevin Timmons

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

255 of 271 people found the following review helpful By D. Horne on November 14, 2010
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Having exclusively used Norelco (and 1 Remington) shavers over the past 30 years, I can say that this is by far the best shaver I have used yet. Here's what I like:

* Gives a great shave
* Very quiet
* Charges quickly
* Alot less irritation than previous razors. I think the fact that the heads move to the contour of your face has alot to do with that.
* Alot easier to hold
* Looks stylish, alot slimmer than previous models

My previous top-of-the-line Remington had the cleaning kit (similar to the Norelco setup). I never really liked having to buy the cleaning fluid, and changing the filters, etc. (kind of messy). But, it was a gift, so I dealt with it.

While looking at these newer Norelco units, I was already biased into feeling that I "needed" a unit with the Jet Clean system. Today, while at Costco (sorry Amazon), my wife bought me the Norelco 1280x (no cleaning kit) as an early Xmas present (it's the "Premium Edition", $169.99 after Costco's current $30 off coupon - a good deal, I thought). After using the unit, I am very pleased with the shaving performance, as well as the cleaning.

The unit cleans very easily by running hot water on the blades for a few minutes (per the manual), after which you can open up the blades (they flip up) and continue to rinse. It's recommended that you do this after every shave, but who wants to do that every morning, right before work (not me, anyway)? I can see how doing this at least a few days a week will keep the unit very clean, without the hassle and expense of dealing with the cleaning fluid. Looking forward to more clean shaves with my new shaver.
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214 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Speedy on May 15, 2011
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Excellent razor, and Norelco is a name you can trust. Also, the product had a problem when it first arrived, Amazon was quick to send me another one overnight at no charge to me, so excellent service there too! Overall I recommend the 1280X and Jet Clean system!

5/26/2013 UPDATE

One thing I saw people asking about was the chrome piece of plastic making a squeaking or clicking noise when they first got the razor. That was the problem I had when I got my first one, but Amazon swapped it for a new one no questions asked basically, and the new one they provided seemed fine. If your new razor squeaks return it before use for a new one! It seems like Norelco does have a slight quality control issue with that part, although it doesn't affect functionality.

I've had the razor for over 2 years now. I still like the razor and the Jet Clean system a lot and would recommend it to friends and family. I actually did buy one for my Dad for Christmas and he really likes his too.

I wanted to mention that after 2 years of use my razor quit charging and at the same time my Jet Clean system suddenly wouldn't work (would light up the low fluid light when the fluid level was correct). I also tried charging the razor on the charging only base (only time I tried to use it) and it still wouldn't charge. I contacted Norelco's customer service online via chat and they sent me a new razor and new Jet Clean system. The beauty of all this was that it was just outside of the standard 2 year warranty, but I found out that by registering my product purchase online they added 6 months to the warranty, and my now 2.5 year warranty now started at my registration date, not my original purchase date (registered about a month after purchase).
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By DAS Music on January 6, 2011
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I owned many Norelco razors over the years and prefer rotary razors to foil razors as they are too tough on my face. I purchased the first triple head standard Norelco design a few years ago, and bought the Arcitec thinking it might be an upgrade. The Arcitec had the similar triple blades over a smaller surface making it easier to get to hard to get places. The Arcitec was a huge disappointment as the blades needed replacing within 6 months, and it left your neck area patchy within a month of new blades. The Arcitec also felt like it was made cheaply. When I saw this razor, I was hesitant to buy it but began reading the reviews on the Senso Touch models. I went to the store to see one. What I noticed immediately is each head floated up and down, and each area a blade was in pivoted independently unlike the Arcitec. I also noticed the triple head area had an open blade row that was on neither previous triple blade models. The difference is that with this Norelco, you barely press against your skin, move in small circular movement, and you get a very close shave that has very little irratation(unless you are a first time electric user which requires a few weeks to get used to). I sometimes use a Gillete Fusion when I had the Arcitec. I won't need this with this new Senso Touch as it is a closer shave then a regular blade which was a huge surprise. This has not been the case with any previous electric I have owned. When I used the sideburn trimmer on the Arcitec, it was made almost like a cheap afterthought and I longed for the old pop out trimmer. The pop out trimmer is much smoother, has more substantial blades, more fluid movement in the opening, and does a better job than the Arcitec.Read more ›
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