Philips SensoTouch wet and dry electric shaver RQ1141 Dual Precision heads 40 min with Aquatec
This RQ1141 shaver was purchased to replace my fixed-head Phillips shaver (purchased some 8 years ago in Spain) as the batteries were not holding charge very well.
Since the info said the heads included slots to cater for longer hairs I presumed the side-burn trimmer would not be missed, but I was sorely mistaken, and now have to supplement my daily Phillips shave with a bi-daily razor trim.
I am more disappointed however to discover that the overall result is not as pleasing as with my old shaver, or indeed as good as any of the 8 or 9 Phillips shavers I have owned over the pas 50+ years. Although using the wet shaving option gives a slight improvement it still does not reach the standard I was used to.
This purchase will not stop me buying Phillips products in the future, as I have rarely had cause for complaint, but I shall certainly be hesitant to buy another swivel-head model again
7 November 2012
This is a great shaver giving a close shave with no redness or soreness of the skin. It glides over your face with ease and is fast and quick to remove facial hair. It is stylish and sits in a little recharging stand when not in use. Can be used wet or dry and feels good and firm in our hand. Instuctions are vey basic with the shaver. However top clips off head of shaver for easy cleaning. Overall, an excellent shaver.
28 October 2012
Easy to use, follows the contours of the face very well.
Easy to use and comfortable in the hand. Performs particularly well after a weekend of no shaving when used with a some gel. Dont get any 'nicks' around my lips as i used to with my last electric. Only thing i would criticise is it is a bit fiddly when re-assembling the cutting head, you have to get the green frame in exactly the right spot.
27 October 2012
Good but with faults
Just to start, my previous shaver was the HS series, also known as NIVIA for men.
I would say this shaver gave a very good quality shave, as did the HS series. However the problem with this shaver is that the button is VERY hard to press to turn on and off. The HS series had a proper button which made turning it on and off very easy, but with this shaver this is not the case.
I believe this needs changing since the name connotates a sensitive touch button, 'SensoTouch'.
However i am very happy with the performance with the product, it works very well in both wet and dry.
I have marked down the performance and design from 5 to 4 stars because the head is quite bulky and is not as efficient at shaving below the nose area.
To conclude, i would not purchase this product again. I would however purchase the NIVIA for men HS series because of the button problem. I would have also considered returning this product if the retailer had the other series of shavers in. I am only glad that i have not purchased a shaver that is more expensive in this series.
7 September 2012