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Philips Norelco arcitec 1050 Men's Shaver

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  • Flex & Pivot Action: Three independently flexing rotary heads with a 360 degree range of motion to shave perfectly close, even on the neck
  • Triple Track shaving heads offer 50% more shaving surface for a faster and closer shave
  • Dual stainless steel blade system gently lifts hair to cut it comfortably below skin level, for an ultra close shave
  • Battery low indicator and full charge indicator
  • Rinses clean in seconds


Product Description

From the Manufacturer


Select the right shaving head for you!
Renew for better results
      series shaving head    
 
  arcitec
     1050CC, 1060
     1050/1050X, 1090
 
  Smart-Touch XL
     9199XL
  Speed-XL
     8240XL, 8260XLCC
 
     7310XL, 7340XL
     7810XL
 
     7400 - 7800
 
     6940LC
 
     5400 - 5800
 
     4000


  NIVEA FOR MEN Razor
8020X/33
8040X/18
8060X/25
HS 800
Nivea Shaving conditioner for NIVEA FOR MEN razor
 
    7700
HQ 170
Shaving lotion for Cool Skin
HQ 171
Shaving gel for Cool Skin
 
    6700
HQ 170
Shaving lotion for Cool Skin
HQ 171
Shaving gel for Cool Skin
 
Cleaning
accessory
HQ 200
Cleaning solution for JetClean System
   

Product Description

The Norelco Arcitec rechargeable / cordless mens shaver is Norelco's most advanced shaver. This Men's Shaver has three tracks per shaving head which offers 50 percent more shaving surface, so your shaving is fast and easy. Precision Cutting System has ultra thin heads and shaves hair with different lengths. Precision Tube Trimmer cuts hairs closer to the skin for that sexy close shave. Hair Collection Chamber is a convenient feature to catch all your cut hairs. Full charge time is 1 Hour and you get up to 70 minutes operation time! The Charge Status Lamp Flashes when shaver is fully charged. AC Adapter Included. This unit is washable - easily rinses clean. Precision Tube Trimmer Cuts Hairs Closer To The Skin Flex & Pivot Action - three Independently Flexing Heads That Swivel Hair Collection Chamber Cleaning Brush Protective Cap / Protective Head Cap Washable - Easily Rinses Clean LED Charging Indicator Battery Charging Light / Charging Stand Charge Status Lamp Flashes When Shaver Is Fully Charged 3 Minute Quick Charge For One Shave Full Charge Time 1 Hour Corded / Cordless Operation Up To 70 Minutes Operation Time AC Adapter Included Worldwide Voltage Adjustment / 100V to 240V AC Replacement Head Assembly - RQ10 (Sold Separately)

Product Details

Shaving Accessory Guide Select the right shaving head for you [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.2 x 6.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000PKNPES
  • UPC: 075020000958
  • Item model number: 1050/1050X
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,851 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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His skin was irritated for a two days after and did not even get close to a smooth shave.
Ginger
My husband has used electric razors for many years and says this Philips norelco is absolutely the best he has encountered.
elisa4boys
I would recommend that if you are buying this shaver, make sure you can return it if you need to.
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322 of 343 people found the following review helpful By Lee D. Gedansky on February 1, 2008
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I have ready many user reviews and some technical reviews on the Norelco Arcitec and it has brought me to three conclusions: 1) You can't please everyone but you CAN please most 2) Some of the reviews must have been written by the competition and 3) A little more attention to detail will help some of you understand the product better.

I have been mostly a blade man for about 25 years, having only made a few brief attempts at using an electric. For the past several years, I have been using the Gillette Mach 3 and now the Fusion razors. They are the best blades ever, give a quick close shave and cost so much money to replace ($28.99 msrp for 8 blades), that if I changed them out when I really should (weekly is ideal and almost necessary they go dull so fast), I will have paid for the Norelco Arcitec 1050 plus a little extra, in just one year of use.

In the interest of trying something new, I have tried electrics before. I tried Norelco's first generation of the Nivea wet shaver and it was great, though it did run out of Nivea fast, which was hard to find and expensive and then I got bored and distracted and stopped using it almost as quickly as I started. BUT, it is still a work horse and whenever I break it out of retirement, and it still does a great job, even with worn out blades.

So, I decided to give the Arcitec a try. First, everyone comments on design and style, so let's get that out of the way. Great, innovative, light, maneuverable, and incredibly effective. I am NOT a dry shave guy. I only do it out of necessity when I am in a hurry. I have always found that wet shaving, even with my other Norelco which can do either, was WAYYY better and more comfortable. But, this is enough to convert me in just one use.
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198 of 219 people found the following review helpful By Corky VINE VOICE on October 23, 2007
It's one of the coolest electric razors I've seen. I bought the 1060 which is the same thing as this one except the display. I couldn't wait to get this one. I love Norelco's products. I bought this shaver and tried it for a couple of weeks and found it delivers a really harsh uncomfortable shave with lots of razor burn which I never got from my other Norelco. I think one reason for the harsh shave is that it doesn't have the floating heads anymore that easily give to the contours of your face, this seems to plow into curves instead and you also don't get the range of pivoting that the previous models have (I noticed this didn't surround my Adams Apple like my 9160XL does it sits flat on it). It gives a decent shave but not a great shave like I was hoping and you have to go over areas many times. I think who ever designed this razor just went for how sleek and cool they could make it look and the function came second. You can get as good of shave with a 8140XL SpeedXL which has the same cutting head technology and gain the comfort and save $120. It just won't look as cool on your counter. I've sent mine back and I just bought a Braun Pulsonic 9595 and it's the best shaver I've ever owned. Sorry Norelco but when I spend $200 dollars I just don't want something that looks good I want it improved too.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By G. Kline on June 25, 2009
*** UPDATE, 11/15 ***
The razor is still going strong. I've used it regularly and it continues to performs well. It takes me a little more time than my Braun shaver to complete the shave, but it's not a deal breaker. I don't use the trimmer, as it is useless (I use my Braun for that). Still, the performance is good enough that I decided to keep it (rather than return within the 45 day period). One other thing: I timed the shaving duration off a full charge and the Arcitec can go for an amazing 77 minutes (that's more than 20 minutes longer than the Braun).

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I have been a Braun shaving customer for over 20 years. I find I'm able to get almost as close as a blade. So, why bother with any other shaver? Well, I'd always been fascinated by the triple-head design that Norelco pioneered back almost 30 years ago. The last time I tried one was about 10 years ago, and I wasn't impressed. With the latest Arcitec design, I figured it was time to give it a try.

The Arcitec Models
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Philips Norelco makes so many different models, I can't figure them all out. However, the Arcitec stands out by having a very distinctive slender look, the triple head surface on a flat conical piece that is affixed to a pivot, unlike the "neckless" other models. There are 3 main Arcitec models: 1050, 1060, and 1090. There are also two suffixes: X and CC. I think the 'X' means there is no cleaning station, while 'CC' means a cleaning station IS included. You may see some models shown without either suffix--this is the same as the 'X' (before they changed their naming convention). So, why is there a cleaning station if the heads can be rinsed under water? Competition. Braun provides one now...
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84 of 97 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Johnson on August 2, 2007
This is the fourth generation of Norelco Electric's I've owned and I must say it's hands down the best. My previous Norelco the "James Bond" Spectra has served me well. It was a comfortable shave but took me a good five minutes to get that real close 'blade' smooth shave. With the new Arcitec 1050X that time is about cut in half and the shave is on par with a blade. Totally different feel that the heavier Spectra. The new design eleminates the need for the pressure adjustment wheel on the older model. The flex head design works very well. Cleaning is a breeze with the flip out heads. The hard shell travel case is nice. The razor charges in the case or stand. The trimmer is just OK and will take a little getting used to because of it's location in relation to the head. I didn't see the need to spend more for one of the models with a few more bell's and whistles. Over all a great electric. A bit pricy but well worth it to me and for anyone that chooses an electric over a blade.
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