Philips SmartTouch-XL Electric shaver HQ9199 with SmartTouch Contour-following is rated
Rated 2 out of
Great shave, good battery life but did not last
Purchased Feb 2009. Review Nov 2014. Rubber / nitrile suspension started to fail or perish after about 3 years. Head holder is 3 movable sections pivoting in a triangular outer frame. This started to fall apart a couple of months ago. Now the components fall out when shaving.
Used about 1/4 of the time. Mostly when working away or when sailing. Used protective case and packed when not at home. Heads washed after most shaves except when water was short. Brushed & sprayed head with Philips cleaner every few shaves. Full clean at recharge (after about 14 uses). Heads changed for genuine parts every 2 years. Previously recommended to fellow crew or when asked about model in locker room. Recently started to fall to bits. My previous Philishave was used for 20 years and still works. (1988 to 2009). Replaced with HQ9199 as present.
Date published: 2014-11-29