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A Very Basic, No Frills Electric Razor
on June 26, 2013
I was able to choose this razor to review as part of the Amazon Vine Program.
I've been using a Philips Norelco Electric Razor for several years now, and have always been satisfied with them. I found this electric razor to be somewhat disappointing.
It does come with a 45 day money back guarantee, and a card to register your razor, which will extend your warranty from 2 years to 2 and a half years.
Their Flex and Float System, which they say is preferred by 80%, Iam not sure what that is based on.
You will need to charge or recharge this razor for 8 hours to have a full charge. What I don't understand is, even tho I let this razor charge for a minimum of 8 hours, the razor remained a steady green light, instead of blinking to let me know that it was fully charged, which is what my other Philips Norelco electric razor does when it is fully charged, the light goes from a steady green light to a blinking green light when plugged in and charging, to let me know that my razor is fully charged. I did check on it from time to time, but the green light never changed, it just remained steady green.
On an 8 hour charge they say that should last you about 35 minutes. You can use this razor corded, but they do say it will cut down on the battery life.
You CANNOT wash the razor head under running water to clean it, and the cord is one of those curly type cords, so that it does not stretch very far. When I went to clean the razor head, the part at the base of the razor head which normally when you press on it the head flips back, this razor, it just makes the head come completely off.
There is a pop up trimmer on the back of the razor to use on sideburns, moustache, or on the back of your neck. They do recommend that you replace the shaving head every 12 months.
It does come with a cleaning brush and protective cap. Shaving wise it does ok, nothing special. You also can not stand it up on it's base, you have to lay it down to charge it or to store this razor.
Personally I would spend a little more and purchase a better quality razor, but if limited money is an issue for you and you do need an electric razor, this one might work out ok for you, but I expect better from Philips Norelco in any of their price ranges!