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4.0 out of 5 stars Philips Norelco SpeedXL 8240XL Beats Braun Series 3 340 Shaver, May 22, 2009
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I owned a Norelco Rotary Shaver for about 8 years. It was working fine until the rechargeable battery would no longer hold a charge. I would have replaced it myself - but I don't know how to solder, so I broke down and ordered the Braun Series 3 340 foil shaver. I had done a little research and most of the "experts" all suggested that foil shavers shave closer than rotary shavers. Obviously, razor blades have the "closest" shave, but I wanted the convenience of an electric shaver. I do not have a thick beard - anything but. I only shave once every 3-4 days so I end up w/ long whiskers in spots vs. 5 o'clock shadow that some people get after an hour :)

Anyway, the Braun Series 3 is a beautifully constructed shaver - but it didn't work very well. It took many passes to cut my facial hair...and then I had to work it from different angles to successfully shave off the hair at different parts of my face. Yes, it finally shaved - but it seemed to take so much longer. In the end, I just wasn't impressed at all - so I returned it for a refund.

After a week or so, I purchased the Norelco 8240XL rotary shaver. It is not as nice looking as the Braun - and certainly doesn't feel as well constructed - but it shaved me beautifully the first time around. The trimmer works so-so, but I didn't really buy it for the trimmer. The 8240XL cleans easily. The only thing wrong with the 8240XL package is the travel case. The travel case only holds the shaver - and does not allow for the brush and charging cord. How cheap is that? Norelco really should include a larger case to accommodate the cord.

I give the 8240 XL 5 stars as a shaver....and 1 star for the case. 4 overall only because the shaver outweighs the case. I'd recommend this product.
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