Philips arcitec Electric shaver RQ1051/18 with Flex and Pivot Action is rated
3.8 out of
Rated 1 out of
dissapointedI have been shaving for 48yrs and apart from a couple of tries at first with wet shave and a remington(sorry to mention the name)i have always shaved with Philips and even tried to use Philips electrical wherever possible ,but last November I decided to treat myself for Christmas and buy an up to date shaver as my old one was about five yrs old,I looked at all the ranges(only noticing the slow increase in numbers of copies)and decided on the Arcitec RQ1051 mainly on price im afraid.
I found the shaver good but only if you shave every deay without fail ,miss a day and it struggles,have an extra shave one day and forget to clean it, it struggles the next day,It just does not like more than a days growth ,I have to reverte to my old shaver to get a good shave after trying to shave off two days growth and more than that forget it. Maybe next time i should save up and buy a self cleaning one although this would probably be the same for more than one days shave at least it would be gaurenteed clean.I think now my only option is to buy some new blades for my old shaver and use my Arcitec on the occasion when i shave every day.
Date published: 2010-05-14
Rated 5 out of
Great purchaseI bought this shaver for my husband's birthday. He has been using it for a week now and is extremely pleased with it. It gives a very close shave without irritating and reddening his face/neck as he has very sensitive skin.
He is very impressed with the flex and pivot action of the shaver. It's easy to charge and keep clean.
Date published: 2009-12-01
Rated 5 out of
ExcellentExcellent product, this is my second purchase of this item. I use it to shave my head as well as my face and do this every day which takes about 10 minutes.
I like the way i can simply clean under tap and leave to charge and dry ready for the next day.
Overall no complaints and would recommend.
Date published: 2010-07-25
Rated 5 out of
Very HappyI wasnt sure which shaver to get but used the interactive checker to assist me. I was changing from wet shaving. I have found this shaver to be the best purchase I have ever made on the internet and I would recommend this shaver to everyone.
Date published: 2010-04-17
Rated 3 out of
Design niggle affects performanceThis has proved to be a fairly good shaver - at shaving, though not as good as my previous Philips shaver. The Arctitec model suffers from one niggling problem which has proved very annoying, i.e.. the head detaches in use if any sort of pressure is applied. the spring clip just isn't up to the job of holding it in place and because one has to detach the head from time to time for cleaning this just loosens things up even further.
I would have ditched it sooner had the shaving performance not been as generally good as it has been.
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