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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, cheap shaver, June 14, 2012
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This review is from: Philips Norelco Shaver 4100 (Model AT810/41) (Health and Beauty)
Pros:

-cheaper than buying cartridge razors like the Fusion, especially if you shave twice a day
-less irritating, once your skin gets used to it
-waterproof
-light, long lasting battery pack (I charge it once a week)
-easy to clean

Cons:

-not as close of a shave as disposable blade razors
-hard to get a close shave on angle of jaw and neck
-big and bulky and traps water in its nooks and crannies, not the best travel shaver
-Planned obsolescence: Battery pack is not user serviceable, once it stops holding a charge, it's scrap. Also with the high cost of replacement heads at half of the cost of a new shaver, it's almost a foregone conclusion you'll be upgrading to a new one in a year or two.

In short: read the instructions, take the 20 days (I'd say a month) for your skin to acclimate, and clean the shaving heads regularly.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2013 1:27:32 AM PDT
J. M. Taylor says:
I received this shaver a few days ago, and although it doesn't really irritate my skin, it doesn't seem to give an especially close shave. An old Norelco rotary I owned seemed to be closer. If I use this for a month as you suggest, will the shaving performance improve at all, or is the month's time period more to allow for skin irritation to subside? I want to like this shaver, but it hasn't been the best for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2013 2:49:50 PM PDT
I didn't find that the shave got closer after a month, just I stopped getting skin irritation from using it. If I need to have a real close shave (interview, etc.), I still will use a blade razor like a Fusion.
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