The new Philips Norelco SensoTouch 1160XCC electric shaver gives a soft touch for a smooth shave. The GyroFlex 2D system adjusts easily to the curves of your face and shaves even the shortest stubble with its DualPrecision heads.
Good shaver, with a few caveats...
Pros: - Very comfortable shaving; glides across the skin better than my older foil shaver
Cons: - Although it shaves close, it's not as close as my previous foil, leaving some shadow
Other Thoughts: I bought the SensoTouch from a local big-box to replace my aging Braun 7000 Series (the Synchro base latch broke for the 2nd time, and I have no local repair options). Going from a foil shaver to a rotary shaver does take some adjustment - your beard tends to grow in a certain way, and changing shaving methods takes some "training" time. That said, the SensoTouch is MUCH more comfortable than the older foil - it doesn't heat up as quick when shaving dry, and it glides smoothly against my skin. The first few shaves did leave quite a few "missed" spots, and multiple passes did leave irritation, but after about 3 weeks, my shaves are much more consistent and smooth. There's still some "shadow" left (I've got very dark, coarse hair), but the skin is smooth. The Jet Clean base does a great job of cleaning the shaver heads, and doesn't need to be refilled as often as the Braun. Overall, a good shaver once you allow time for adjustment.
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Pros: I have owned several electric razors in the past thirty years since I started shaving and this on is just junk. I not only shave my face and neck but I shave my head as well. However this razor can't even shave my face, it leaves tons of stubble, pulls and gives razor burns. I've never had a razor do that before, using it on my head, is just a waste of time. Wish I had known how this would turn out as I would have Returned it for a refund but I threw the packaging away.
Cons: Everything. Don't buy it.
Other Thoughts: Total junk.
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“- Very comfortable shaving; glides across the skin better than my older foil shaver— jvanhou 4/2/2011
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“Everything. Don't buy it.”— Rich 11/15/2010