Rated 5 out of
Best shaver I've had
I must admit that I've only used inexpensive electric shavers as I didn't know what the big deal was with the fancy pricier ones. I mean, how much better could they shave? Its just a shaver, right? Wrong.
Shaving with a cheap shaver is like driving without suspension. Sure, it will get the job done, but the comfort wont be there. And considering how much of our time is spent shaving, its a good idea to incorporate some comfort into the daily routine.
In my view, the best part of the Philips 7000 series are the SkinGlide rings. If you use a cheap shaver, multiple passes over the skin will, eventually, cause skin irritation. This doesn't occur with the smooth SkinGlide rings. It is a pleasure to shave with.
The trimmer is a separate add-on, but it is very easy to separate the shaver head and plug in the trimmer. The shaver head easily plugs back in. You can also easily remove the blades panel for cleaning and then rotate and replace the blades panel to ensure an even rotation, in case you shave with one of the rings more than others.
I have only used it as a dry shaver and been very happy with it.
If you are on a tight budget, a basic Philips will do the job, and reasonably well. But if you can stretch it out a bit, I highly recommend you get a good shaver from Philips, like the 7700.
Your face will thank you for it.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of
This product would be a great gift for any star wars fan, it also delivers in design and functionality.
As an older star wars fan I was very pleased with the mature nature of the overall packaging. I really liked the simple black box with its subtle logo and the little snippets of background information on the Jedi.
The package contained everything except for the carry case which I was disappointed about. The razor looked sleek and the colours reminded me of Anakin Skywalker's pod racer. Which is a good thing. The illuminated symbols on the handset were a nice touch but I wished they did something more, for example change the speed of the blades. The razor felt comfortable to hold but felt more like a Star Trek phaser rather than a lightsaber but that's just the geek in me. The shaver head glides over the skin very smoothly with catching any hair. Charging was easy and quick and cleaning was simple too.
I haven't used an electric shaver for many years and my experience of them wasn't good but this was a pleasant surprise. I tried shaving wet and dry and for me the best result was wet. The wet and dry function is a big plus.
The small trimming head is a good idea but I found it to be clumsy to use and lacked a little precision and didn't glide over the skin like the razor head. I think that accessories should mirror the same standard as the main product (that would be the Jedi way).
Overall my experience was very positive but I like a very smooth shave. The razor shaves well and at face value looks to give a comprehensive shave, no sign of stubble or very importantly; no shaving burn but its not as close as an open blade razor. That said, it's a good shaving option.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 4 out of
This razor replaces a similar model bought 6-7 years ago. The old one gave excellent service over many years of shaving both my face and head.
This new model also works quite well and reduces stubble to a smooth finish with minimal / no trauma.
I like the flexibility of each rotor but the rotors of this new shaving head tend to catch on sharper contours, e.g. around the chin where the inside edge of the rotor can sometimes snag on my chin.
(I answered "No" to the earlier question about recommending, not because it's a bad product but because I rarely make this sort of recommendation about any product.)
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of
Nice gift for Star Wars fans
The package is a good reminder of Star Wars – one of my favorite movies. Opening the box was like discovering a Christmas gift. And after the box was discarded the overall design of the shaver still reminds me of the Star Wars lights.
The pouch is very convenient when I am traveling. I would have preferred though if it had some space for the battery charger, because now I have to carry it separately.
The battery got charged quite fast. I left the shaver on charge for about two hours and found it fully charged. It might have charged much earlier. Since the initial charge I have shaved ten times and the shaver is still working, so I don’t know yet how long I can use it for with one charge, but I am happy that I haven’t had to charge it till now. I have only one technical comment on the charging. The battery is 15 V and only the special battery charger can be used. It is not very convenient during travels, when I have to carry several chargers for various devices. In recent years there has been a trend for a unification of the charging devices to USB standard. Even backup battery banks are also standardized to USB. It would be great if in the future the standard USB charger can be used.
I don’t have much experience with electric shavers, except for several months 35 years ago with a device from a no longer existing manufacturer. I was disappointed then and all these years used blade razors.
I am very open to new technologies and devices, and was curious to see how the technology has developed. I tried the shaver in various modes: dry, wet with water only, and with shaving gel. The best result for me was when I used a shaving gel. Shaving was almost as smooth as with a good razor. But I still prefer to use it in dry mode which in my view gives the best advantage of the electric shaver - that it can be used everywhere. I use it even when watching the morning news on the TV or browsing e-mails until my tea is boiled.
Shaving in dry mode is not as smooth as with a razor, but still acceptable for the whole day. Only in case of late evening business meetings or other events, additional shaving could be necessary, but here the main advantage of electric shavers comes - it can used even in the office before the event.
Regardless of the mode I never felt any skin irritation, even when I didn’t use an aftershave balm.
I am going to use the electric shaver as my primary choice for travels. It is lightweight and accepted for cabin baggage by airport security. In some cases with long connection times between flights I feel I need an intermediate shaving and now it is possible with this shaver.
My overall impression is that the shaver is good enough to be used in my travel pack. For everyday use at home I am not going to complete leave my manual razor blade, but I will use the electric shaver at least 50% of the time depending on my daily schedule.
I am happy to recommend this shaver to everybody, and especially to Star Wars fans.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of
Sleek design, easy to use functional shaver
The shaver came in a rather large Star Wars themed box with a very subtle design on the lid once you take the cover off. Usually the box would just go in the bin, but because the box looks pretty cool and is very sturdy, the kids grabbed it to use as a storage box.
The razor itself looks really good, in a light teal colour and continues the Star Wars theme with what looks like light beams across the handle. If you aren’t a Star Wars fan, don’t be put off, as you wouldn’t know that it refers to Star Wars if you didn’t see the packaging, it’s just a nice modern design.
Getting to how the razor actually performs, I am pretty impressed. I have tried electric shavers in the past, but just never really got on with it, I’ve just always preferred using a standard razor. So far I have only used it as a dry shave and it’s done a pretty good job. It’s not as smooth as a standard razor, but for speed and efficiency it works a treat. I still need to try it as a wet shave to see how it compares to the dry shave, but I’m happy with the way it performs as a dry shave.
Date published: 2017-11-07