Philips Norelco S9985 84 9500 Rechargeable Wet & Dry Electric Shaver with Quick Clean, Travel Case, Pop up Trimmer

Norelco is the American brand name for electric shavers and other personal care products made by the Consumer Lifestyle division of Philips. A major complaint leveled at this shaver is that the blades dull quickly. Very often, this “dullness” is due to hair, skin and soap build up coating the blades. Philips claims the Lithium-ion battery of the 9300 and 9700 shavers offers 50 minutes of shaving after a 1 hour charge. I found this claim to be fairly accurate, getting between minutes of use before needing to recharge.

Philips Norelco Shaver

What’s more, the Series 7000 has the same cleaning pod as the Series 5000, to help you get your shaver clean and ready for action. With its smaller, lighter body and more mobile head, the Series 9000 is still one step ahead for closeness and comfort, but the Series 7000 is a whole lot easier on the wallet. The only time I experienced pulling was when I went too long between cleaning the shaver heads.

For little more than a tenner, you get an effective shaver, a zip-up travel case, and a pair of batteries to get you started. If you’re flying abroad to finalise that multi-million-pound deal, this might not be the shaver for you. But, for everyone else, the PQ206 is a perfect travel companion. The new Series 7 70-N7200C is – against the odds – even better. Below, we’ve picked the best electric shavers on the market right now for a range of different budgets and requirements.

There are a few features you should look for and some personal preferences to keep in mind. A device’s efficiency and precision is usually a result of its power—how quickly and uniformly its blades can mow through hairs without requiring a second pass. Is it able to hold a good charge and potentially last months before requiring a re-up? The Philips Norelco Multigroom 9000 All-In-One Trimmer accomplishes all of this and more, making it our number one pick in this category. Foil Shaver – Foil electric shavers usually feature a series of razor blades placed underneath a bed of foil heads with holes in them.

The Braun Series 8 features four synchronized shaving elements that can cut in one stroke what other razors do in two. You get most of the features in the Series 8 as Braun Series 5 you do the Braun Series 9. This creates an open market for all-in-one tools, whether they’re trimmers with interchangeable heads or a shaver with a trimming edge.

For most people, foil-style electric razors typically provide a closer shave. But if you prefer a rotary-style shaver, we recommend the 9300, which includes a cleaning system. The blades of rotary shavers are designed to catch hair growing in all directions, for a close shave.

Imagine the horizontal spinning blade on a power lawn mower—but with teeth—and you’ll get the idea. Philips Norelco’s Multi Groomer is a 25-piece grooming kit that can handle any shaving, trimming, or clipping needs you may have. This battery-powered tool comes with self-sharpening steel blades that easily detach and reattach for quick cleaning. There are several factors worth considering in a beard trimmer.

As you can see, I didn’t actually recommend any other rotary razors; as I said previously, in this price range , I think the Philips Norelco Shaver 2300 currently represents the best option. Finally, the aforementioned Panasonic Arc 3 is also worth considering, especially if you usually shave more often and want a closer shave. Because it’s very simple in its construction, the razor is very easy to use and to care for, making it a good option for beginners as well. While Philips doesn’t recommend it explicitly in the user manual, it’s probably a good idea to do a more in-depth cleaning of the cutters themselves every once in a while.