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Gyro flex 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
Ultra track heads cover 50 percent more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair
Aquatec technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam for extra skin protection or dry for convenience
Lithium-ion battery stays charged for up to 60 minutes of shaving after a 1 hour charge
For best results, replace shaving heads with rq12 replacement heads every 12 months
Philips Norelco shaver 8900 (model # 1280x/86) delivers the ultimate shaving experience. Gyro flex 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 ultra track heads cover 50 percent more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair. Aquatic technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam (in or out of the shower) for extra skin protection or dry for convenience. Skin glide 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 8900 comes with a charging stand, travel pouch, 45 day risk-free trial and a full 2-year warranty. For best results, replace shaving heads with rq12 replacement heads every 12 months.
Having exclusively used Norelco (and 1 Remington) shavers over the past 30 years, I can say that this is by far the best shaver I have used yet. Here's what I like:
* Gives a great shave * Very quiet * Charges quickly * Alot less irritation than previous razors. I think the fact that the heads move to the contour of your face has alot to do with that. * Alot easier to hold * Looks stylish, alot slimmer than previous models
My previous top-of-the-line Remington had the cleaning kit (similar to the Norelco setup). I never really liked having to buy the cleaning fluid, and changing the filters, etc. (kind of messy). But, it was a gift, so I dealt with it.
While looking at these newer Norelco units, I was already biased into feeling that I "needed" a unit with the Jet Clean system. Today, while at Costco (sorry Amazon), my wife bought me the Norelco 1280x (no cleaning kit) as an early Xmas present (it's the "Premium Edition",...
The razor has worked great, I have no qualms about stating its a great class of razor, and when its working right it deserves high praise. The issue I have is the Philips customer support. I've owned the razor now for 1 year and 4 months, when i first got it the only thing I noticed odd was the slider to push the trimming head forward felt loss, others have mentioned this so I felt it was how it was designed. yesterday that piece fell off. You could tell instantly the piece is made of very thin plastic that hooks into the channel to push the head forward, its going to break for others too, especially people who use this feature of the razor a lot.
When it broke I didn't worry, as Philips heavily touts the great warrenty with this class of razor. So I contact them through their warranty help, and am told that they wont cover it! That parts are not covered under the warranty! Then they refer me to a website to have the razor repaired for $50! How can you tout a great...
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Excellent razor, and Norelco is a name you can trust. Also, the product had a problem when it first arrived, Amazon was quick to send me another one overnight at no charge to me, so excellent service there too! Overall I recommend the 1280X and Jet Clean system!
One thing I saw people asking about was the chrome piece of plastic making a squeaking or clicking noise when they first got the razor. That was the problem I had when I got my first one, but Amazon swapped it for a new one no questions asked basically, and the new one they provided seemed fine. If your new razor squeaks return it before use for a new one! It seems like Norelco does have a slight quality control issue with that part, although it doesn't affect functionality.
I've had the razor for over 2 years now. I still like the razor and the Jet Clean system a lot and would recommend it to friends and family. I actually did buy one for my...
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