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Philips Norelco 1290x/40 SensoTouch 3D Electric Shaver Review

Philips Norelco 1290x/40 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver is among the most high rated electric razors available at the market. Combination of its eye-catching design and unbeatable performance is what make it a consumer’s favorite choice. If you still in doubt of buying it, Read this post carefully as I will be giving you a brief review on this best seller.

Incredibly Flexible GyroFlex 3D System

Philips Norelco 1290x/40 3D HeadPhilips Norelco 1290x/40 is known to give a closest and comfortable shave possible comparing to other electric shavers. This is because it’s advanced and unique shaving technology. 1290x/40’s GyroFlex 3D system provides three-dimensional contouring that pivots around, tilts inward and flexes outward to give you extremely close shave in fewer strokes. Shaver’s three dynamic part GyroFlex head moves independently and adjusts itself automatically to shave every curve of your face and neck. It simply follows the natural contours of your face. So shaving requires less pressure and it also minimizes the irritation.

It doesn’t matter if you have normal hair or long hair on your face, Norelco 1290x/40″²s three UltraTrack shaving heads can deal with anything. Even the shortest stubble can’t survive its dual blade system. It has combine channels to catch the longer hairs and slots to catch normal hairs, while holes answer the question of the shortest stubble.

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Philips unique Super Lift&Cut dual blade system make it easy to cut hairs comfortably below skin level. It lifts hairs above skin to make sure there are no stray hairs or stubble left behind. So you don’t need to put unnecessary pressure to get the job done, which may course skin irritations sometime. Norelco 1290x/40 does it smoothly.

It Shaves, Wet or Dry

It has ability to shave wet or dry skin. If you prefer wet shaving with cream or gel, The AquaTec seal gives you option to shave wet. Or if you prefer dry without any lubrication, you can also do it comfortably. Either way, the low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface assures safety of your skin by sliding along with your skin. And the results are same with both methods. It’s just a personal preference. You can even use it on shower, Meaning that the shaver is completely water proof.

Easy to Hold Handle with Touch Screen Display

Philips Norelco 1290x/40 TrimmerThe Shaver comes cordless, easy-to-hold handle; Which makes shaving is even easier. Handle has an ergonomic grip for best control. It also includes a trimmer at the top of handle to help you shape your side burns, mustache or goatee.

The SensoTouch 3D’s touchscreen display shows battery life in minutes. How many minutes of shaving time remain before the battery needs to be recharged. And charging status when shaver is connected to the power. It also indicates when you need to change 3D head.

It’s lithium-ion battery takes 60 minutes to charge and when it is fully charged, It can run contentiously for 60 minutes (or stand by up to 20 days) without having to charge again. Remember, display also shows you when exactly you need to charge again.

Special options for Traveling

Philips Norelco 1290x/40 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver is perfectly suits for traveling. Not because it’s cordless, It has number of features specially for traveling. First thing that got my eye is voltage rage. This shaver adjusts voltage automatically from 100 volts to 240 volts AC. Making it’s the best choice for international traveling. It also comes with travel lock and a protective pouch. Simply toss it on your bag, briefcase, or suitcase when you’re on the go.

What comes in the box?

Philips Norelco 1290x/40 SensoTouch 3d includes following items and it also backed by a two-year warranty for machine.

  • SensoTouch 3D 1290X/40 with lithium-ion battery
  • Charging stand
  • Luxurious pouch
  • Protective cap
  • Power cord
  • Cleaning brush

Consumer Feedback

Norelco 1290x/40 has overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 at Amazon, which is a good score and shows that people actually brought product is happy with its performance. I would like to list some negative feedback left by consumers.

  • Died after only 5 months!
  • Died after 18 months
  • Not a close shave and the head pops off easy until it breaks

These are the common issues found on amazon reviews section. And believe me there are very few. I would like to quote comment left to “Died after 18 months” feedback as it’ll address the 5 month case also. The comment as follows, you can read original review & comment here

Mine also died after 1 1/2 years, called Philips and gave them the serial number, they sent me a replacement within 5 days with prepaid pack to return non-working one”¦great service.

Apart from those negative reviews, you can find lots of review like below,

  • Worth every penny
  • It is GREAT

I have no doubt that this shaver worth the money. With that kind of advanced technology, features and Philips long-standing trust, It can’t get better than that. Decision is yours. There’s no point thinking of few bad reviews when a product has a 4+ overall rating out of 5. If it doesn’t work, nobody wants to leave a 5 star feedback.

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