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Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Men's Shaving System

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  • 50% more shaving surface for a fast, close shave
  • Contour Following System follows the contours of the face catching each hair with one stroke
  • Simply rinses clean for easy maintenance
  • Precision Cutting System - Ultra thin heads with slots to cut long hairs and holes to shave the shortest stubble
  • Super Lift and Cut Technology - Dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level
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Product Description

Product Description

The new Philips Norelco Speed 8240 features 50% more shaving surface for a fast close shave. The new Contour Following System follows the contours of the face catching each hair with one stroke. The shaver simply rinses clean for easy maintenance. The Precision Cutting System features ultra thin heads with slots to shave long hairs and holes to shave the shortest stubble. Super Lift and Cut Technology ensures a close shave with a dual blade system designed to lift hairs to cut comfortably below skin level. Made in Holland.

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The washable Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Rechargeable Shaver boasts cutting technology for a fast and close shave. Its three Speed-XL shaving tracks provide optimum cutting performance for accurate results, while SmartTouch contour-following technology delivers increased comfort. Its antibacterial coating makes cleaning easy. The Speed-XL comes with a lithium-ion battery that provides 50 minutes of power per charge for a convenient and comfortable shaving experience.

Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Feature
Super Lift & Cut Technology
Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Feature
SmartTouch
Contour-Following
Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Feature
Reflex Action System
Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Feature
FastRinse
Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Feature
Precision Cutting System
Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 Feature
Speed-XL Shaving Heads

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Norelco Speed-XL 8240
At a Glance:
  • Speed-XL shaving heads offer 50 percent more shaving surface than conventional rotary heads
  • SmartTouch contouring keeps blades close to your skin for a smooth shave
  • Spring-release pop-up trimmer to groom mustache, goatee, or sideburns
  • Rechargeable battery provides 50 minutes of operation
  • Antibacterial coating inside for safety and easy cleaning
  • For maximum performance, replace your shaving heads every year with HQ9 heads
  • Two-year warranty
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Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 feature
Long lasting rechargeable battery provides up to 50 minutes of operation. View larger.
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Three Speed-XL shaving tracks provide optimum cutting performance for accurate smooth results. View larger.
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Spring-release pop-up trimmer groom mustache, goatee, and sideburns.
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Three Speed-XL Heads Provide Smooth Shave

Philips Norelco's three Speed-XL shaving heads offer 50 percent more shaving surface than conventional rotary heads, and feature self-sharpening blades for a more efficient shave. Its precision cutting system catches every hair in just a few strokes with two specialized shaving tracks: slots for the long hairs and micro-holes for short stubble. And the Super Lift-and-Cut dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level for an uncommonly smooth shave.

SmartTouch Technology for Comfort and Performance

Designed to expertly handle the contours of your face, the Speed-XL utilizes SmartTouch contouring technology that keeps the three shaving blades in close contact with your skin. Similarly, a Reflex Action System automatically pivots each individual floating head to match every curve of your face and neck. The result is a close shave that minimizes both pressure and irritation.

Ergonomic Design for Comfortable Handling

Exceptionally easy to use, the Speed-XL has an ergonomic handle for optimum control. A convenient spring-release pop-up trimmer offers skin-friendly precision that's perfect for keeping your mustache, goatee, or sideburns neatly groomed.

Battery Provides up to 50 Minutes of Operation

With the Speed-XL, you'll enjoy the convenience of cordless operation at home or on the go. One hour of charging provides up to 50 minutes of shaving time (or a maximum of 17 days standby time). An LED power indicator and battery display let you know when charging is complete.

Antibacterial Coating for Easy Cleaning

The Speed-XL offers a FastRinse design for easy cleaning and a non-slip grip for safe handling. Simply press the release button to open the shaving unit and rinse in the sink. An antibacterial coating inside the unit ensures that the shaver is rinsed clean in seconds, saving time, eliminating messes, and keeping the Speed-XL in tip-top condition. For added convenience, a cap helps protect the shaving heads during travel and a soft pouch makes for ideal storage.

The Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 comes with a two year warranty.

What's in the Box

Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8240 rechargeable shaver, charging adapter, pouch, protection cap, and cleaning brush.


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Netherlands
  • ASIN: B001AMRQ2W
  • UPC: 075020003911
  • Item model number: 8240
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (728 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,534 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Much better than his previous NORELCO model.
Magda
I called up Phillips and they got it fixed immediately, no fuss (thank you Mick in customer service).
Eric
It is quiet, shaves very quickly and closely.
Ronald W. Degray

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Before obtaining this shaver (through a promotion) I had been using the Philips Spectra 8890XL shaver (the so-called "James Bond" shaver), which was the top of the Philips line a few years ago, which at the time was widely reviewed as the best available electric shaver, and which retailed for around $200. I had doubts that this shaver, which retails for about half that, could best the one I already had.

In terms of shave, I was wrong. This 8240XL (which is identical is shave to sister models 8250XL and 8251XL) is a TERRIFIC shaver. With this new shaver, I can shave much more quickly, and it handles the hard to shave areas (e.g. my neck) with more aplomb. In addition, it's a lot quieter than my old shaver, and it's lighter!

Outside of the shaving ability, this is a somewhat bare bones model. That means no shaving height adjustment, no digital readout of battery life remaining (just a light which lights only when you're charging and blinks when the charge is done), and no stand. But the shaver itself is excellent. What a surprise.

Now I'm left in the strange position of considering relegating my old expensive Spectra to my travel kit!
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149 of 157 people found the following review helpful By TorridlyBoredShopper VINE VOICE on August 20, 2008
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I have been trying out new razors, getting a charge out of all the different designs that have been coming out, and have gotten a lot of experience along the way. Amongst the types I have tried are : The tri-heads with and without foaming action, the newer heads that set like they are on a platform, and a few different types of clippers. Out of all the razors I have tried I like this one the best, and the reason for that is because I (1) like the mixture of old and new, (2) like the length of the long-hair trimmer, and (3) like the way the extra pivot works on this razor. It feels like an old friend, but with a better smile.

There are not really any downsides on the razor that are glaring to me, so I'll list the positives I have noticed. First, there is a new pivot that allows the head to move forward and backward and does not make the head stationary. That means that more ground is covered and a better shave is given. A second thing I like is that the length of the long-hair trimmer has not changed. On many of the newer models, the trimmer has been shortened. This leads to a trimmer that is harder to see, one that doesn't do as much work, and one that can break easier. So, the staying with the same build is a good thing. Next, the charge the item carries is long-lasting, making it a great tool to travel with. I have a problem with forgetting my cord, I already did that once with this model, and it did not matter. I was away for a week and still I got a good shave. And, lastly, it is does not throw too much glam t you and try to make something shiny to hide flaws in the design. As I said before, it is an old design but with some newer additions to make shaving better.

If you want a good shave and need something new, you should try out this razor.
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172 of 188 people found the following review helpful By iansomniak on July 27, 2008
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The new Philips Norelco (formerly known as just Norelco) 8240 comes to you in a box with a window that allows the shaver to be seen within its clear plastic packaging. You will need a sharp pair of scissors and/or a Rambo-style Bowie knife to hack thru this hard plastic covering and remove the shaver. Use extreme caution when doing so. Once you've defeated the packaging, you will find the sleek, gunmetal gray shaver; a protective cap; a small cleaning brush; a curly AC power cord; English/Spanish instruction booklet and a basic black zippered nylon case.

The manual says you should plug the shaver in and let it charge for a full 12 hours before using it for the first time. The light on mine started blinking within the first hour, but I left it plugged in overnight anyway. When I tried the 8240 out the next morning, I was amazed at how quiet it is. My old Braun buzzes like a lawnmower, but this thing just whispers! The Norelco will supposedly go for up to 17 shaves before it needs recharging, and you're not supposed to recharge it until the battery is nearly depleted. Note that this model lacks the LOW BATTERY indicator light available on the 8250 and 8251 models.

The overall design of this razor is quite impressive. The three shaver heads rock all around individually and the entire head assembly pivots on side bolts. This allows the cutters to hug your face while you shave for better results. Best of all, there's a latch on the front that allows the hinged top to be popped open for easy cleaning. After shaving, you just push this button and run hot water inside the hair collection chamber and under the blades. Then you just leave it open to air dry. On the back of the 8240 is the standard spring release trimmer for mustaches and sideburns.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Weatherman VINE VOICE on August 18, 2008
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Once again I'm giving a shaver review, and once again I have to say that I've yet to find an electric shaver that can either beat or come close to the "good ole water razor" brand. If you want or need a very close "baby" shave (say the military or such where your face will be closely looked at a few times a day, then do yourself a favor and don't look at electric shavers, but go with the water/razor brands). With that out of the way, lets get on with this review.

This is a good middle line Norelco shaver. There are no thrills in that you cannot adjust the cut height, it's not one of those more expensive "cool" looking ones that Norelco sells (if that appeals to you) and most important is that there is no low battery indicator. So that if you're like me and just keep on using it not thinking that it's not been charged, it'll just go out while shaving.

However I've found that I was able to get around 12-15 shaves out of one charge. So that's not bad.

It's easy to clean.

Not loud at all, compared to many others I've tried (even more expensive)! If you have someone sleeping right close, they won't even hear it!

You do need to give it a good charge before using (overnight or such), so don't expect to open it and charge it for five minutes then use it.

I'll say that if you have any acne, be CAREFUL as this will give you a good cut! Boy did I bleed after being careless and running right over a pimple that must of had skin or such sticking out.

IMHO this shaver would make a good gift for that gentleman needing a first shaver or someone who does not like a lot of "extras" to fool around with on the razor. It's basic, does a good job, not a lot to fiddle around with.

I'll say that if you take care of it, keep it clean, and charged it will last you many years.
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