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Philips Norelco Shaver 8800 (Model 1290X/40 ) (Packaging May Vary)

4.3 out of 5 stars 249 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Wet or dry electric shaver.
  • Gyroflex 2D contouring technology provides optimal skin comfort. UltraTrack heads have three shaving tracks that catch every hair for a closer shave
  • With AquaTec technology enjoy a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave.
  • Pop-out trimmer for sideburns and moustache
  • To help simplify your shopping experience, we recently updated this product's packaging and name: The SensoTouch 3D 1290X is now called Shaver 8800. During the transition, you may receive the product in either old or new packaging.
  • Gyroflex 3D contour-following system has three dynamic parts that independently flex outward, pivot around, and tilt inward to follow the natural contours of your face
  • UltraTrack heads cover 50% more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair
  • A great gift, the shaver's Aquatec Technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam for extra skin protection or dry for convenience
  • Pop-out trimmer is ideal for sideburns and moustache

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Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Philips Norelco Shaver 8800 (Model # 1290X/40) delivers the ultimate shaving experience. Gyroflex 3D contour-following system has three dynamic parts that independently flex outward, pivot around, and tilt inward to follow the natural contours of your face. The UltraTrack heads cover 50% more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair. Aquatec Technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam (in or out of the shower) for extra skin protection or dry for convenience. SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly over your skin for a close, easy shave. The integrated pop-up trimmer conveniently trims sideburns and moustaches. The Lithium-ion battery delivers 60 minutes of cordless shaving after a 1 hour charge. A 3 minute quick-charge provides enough power for one cordless shave. Shaver 8800 comes with a 45 day risk-free trial and a full 2-year warranty. For best results, replace with RQ12 replacement heads every 12 months. Packaging Includes: electric shaver, charging stand, travel pouch, protective cap, power cord and cleaning brush.

Product Details

Package Type: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003V32UDI
  • UPC: 785927263676 075020013149
  • Item model number: 1290X/40
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,347 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Series 8000 - Shaver 8100 Series 8000 - Shaver 8700 Series 8000 - Shaver 8800 Series 8000 - Shaver 8900 Series 9000 - Shaver 9300 Series 9000 - Shaver 9700
UltraTrack Shaving System
V-Track Precision Blades
GyroFlex 3D Contouring
Contour Detect Technology
AquaTec Wet & Dry Technology
Personal Comfort Settings
Minutes per 1 hour charge 50 minutes 50 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 50 minutes 50 minutes
Cleaning System JetClean System JetClean System SmartClean System SmartClean System
Full Numeric Display
Advanced UI with motion sensor

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By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on November 25, 2010
Package Type: Standard Packaging Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
...and I've tried a bunch, both foil and rotary. None have shaved this close with this much comfort. There is absolutely no razor burn. Even when I tried shaving over portions of my neck several times, nothing but a close shave. Beyond that the razor has a good weight and fits comfortably in my hand. The "minutes left" indicator is very convenient. Cleaning is a snap, just pop open the heads and run them under hot water.

Perhaps the biggest selling point is the 45-day money back guarantee. You try it and don't like it, you get your money back.

The down sides... Forget about using this for a "scruffy look"; there's no height adjustment. It's either a close shave or nothing. If you travel and expect to be gone longer than a single full charge (enough for 60 minutes of shaving) then you need to take along the base. The recharger does not plug directly into the razor. The price - $280 is a lot for a razor. And, you can expect to spend $60 every year (or two) for replacement heads.

Truth be told, this will not shave as close as a blade but it will get real close to that. Also, you get the convenience of being able to shave in less time, wherever you are (within reason), and whenever you want.

UPDATE - After using this razor for a while there's a couple things I've noticed that get you an even closer shave. Firstly, like the instructions say, you want to clean the heads after every shave. It's simply a matter of popping open the heads and rinsing them under the tap for a few seconds. Secondly, as I mentioned above, a light touch is the key. With your skin pulled tight you should barely feel the razor touching your face. It may seem like it's not doing much but it really is.
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This is my second Norelco 1290x shaver from Amazon. The first one I got was defective since I was not able to turn it on after charging it. I must point out that Amazon was very prompt in replacing the defective shaver. This is what makes Amazon great in my opinion.

Let me say right up front, the 1290x will never match the shave of something like a Gillette Fusion razor. The reason I want an electric shaver is because it is quick and easy to use and it gives a reasonably close shave. The 1290x feels great in the hand, is well constructed and does shave a little smoother and closer than my previous high end Norelco the 6885xl with 9 years of almost daily use, which I am still very impressed with. If only the battery did not die.

PROS

1. newly designed UltraTrack shaving heads are very flexible allowing shaves to be close and comfortable.

2. 1290x body has quality construction, feel and design (very good looking)

3. made in the Netherlands

4. shaves closer than my previous high end Norelco and seems to be a better shaving experience (smoother)

5. feels good in the hand with it's rubberized back and weight distribution (well balanced)

6. good looking motion display as are the useful LED symbols and numbers

7. trimmer works good on sideburns and is easier to aim than previous Norelco

CONS

1. protective sliding plastic heads cover feels like it could scratch the unit, so I am not using it

2. stand is very wobbly on a rough surface because of its suction cup feet

3. cannot be used with a cord when not charged, need to wait 3 to 5 minutes to charge for one shave

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I was a HUGE fan of this shaver when I first received it. In fact, I've preserved my original review of it at the bottom of this one, but I can't believe a costly shaver like this would be dead after only five months of use. Since there is no option to plug this thing in, once the battery is dead, so is the shaver...for good.

The only reason I can think of for this happening is that the instructions warn not to keep the shaver plugged in after it has fully charged, but it takes time to charge, and I don't have the time to sit there and watch it so that I can unplug it immediately afterwards. Since the battery lasts for 60 minutes of shaving, I've only needed to charge it maybe four times since I first got it, but each of those times, it remained plugged in for ten or more hours while I was at work. Seriously though, if keeping it plugged in after it's fully charged four times caused this to happen, that is ridiculous.

So, as amazing as this shaver was for me for five whole months, I now think it's a ridiculous product that everyone should stay far away from.

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My original glowing review:

I've been a razor blade man since the moment I began shaving. Over the years, I've tried several mid-range electric shavers (though, to be fair, none in this price range), and I was never impressed. Until now, I'd never found anything that could perform better than a high end razor.

The Norelco 1290 impressed me on the first try. Electric shavers usually suggest that it will take up to three weeks for you to get a better shave because your face needs time to adjust, but the very first outing gave me a cleaner and MUCH more comfortable shave than my trusty Mach 3 razors.
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