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The Philips Norelco 1160X SensoTouch 2D – A Mid End Shaver For Everyone
When Philips Norelco comes up with various models designed to meet different expectations, the consumer only has to take the advantage of the choices available and examine the product that would make the best buy.
Important Suggestions To Keep In Mind Before Purchasing The Norelco 1160x
The Norelco 1160x/42 was created for the customers who would like to own a performance shaver packed with the most advanced cleaning system and latest features available. If you believe that you are likely to make this purchase and then come to the conclusion that the cleaning dock is too bulky or that it was not necessary to pay $45 for the optional jet clean system, along with the sting of an additional pinch on the pocket for the necessary refills of cleaning fluid in the future, then there are other options available.
You can, for instance, easily go directly to the Philips Norelco 1150X/40 SensoTouch 2D Electric Razor that is offered without the jet clean system attached. The effect on your shave will be the same, as all SensoTouch shavers are known for their smooth, irritation free shaves. If the need to clean your shaver manually does not represent a problem for you, then the 1150x/40 is a great product to invest in. These two models share identical features and functions in every aspect, except for the cleaning base. The only major difference between these two is the indicator for replacing the shaving heads and the varied trimmer arrangements unique to each. These and, of course, the there is the aforementioned jet clean system, which is a supplementary component. The1160x features a pop up trimmer, while the 1150x comes with a trimmer attachment.
In a similar fashion, the Philips Norelco 3D line features both a version that includes a jet clean system (the Philips Norelco 1250x/40) and one without the cleaning system (the Philip Norelco 1250x/40). To compare these against a more basic but equally efficient and reliable shaver, read the Philips Norelco AT830 PowerTouch with Aquatec review. Personally, I see great reward in keeping my shaver in good condition. The jet clean solution may sound expensive, but if you take a moment to consider the importance of having a properly cleaned and lubricated shaver, you may come to the conclusion that it is worth the investment. The system’s jet clean procedure will keep your shaver like new every time you use it, making it a feature that will really pay off in the long run. For the most part, it is something you do not realize how much you will like until you never have to clean again, and then wonder how you ever got along without it.
Many reviewers have a tendency to lower the ratings of a shaver just because of the maintenance required after the shave. If we accept that our number one goal is to have the best shaving experience possible, then it stands to reason that the clean up procedure must match as well. We are all looking for performance shaving that is both pointedly close and unirritatingly gentle. It is simply a matter of finding the product that is ideal for our specific needs.
Getting The Shave You Want With The Norelco 1160x
It is common to hear about or experience inconvenient shaves in curved areas of the face, these places commonly known as problem areas such as the jaw, chin or upper neck. To address this issue, Norelco uses something called Gyro-flex motion that gives greater flexibility and enhances cutting performance.
Just like the name suggests, this Gyro-Flex 2D head can pivot in one of two different directions in order to adjust to the shape and contours of your face. The tips of each of the individual heads flex inwards as the shaver glides along the surface of the skin. This Gyro-Flex motion means this shaver is designed to follow every curve of you face smoothly and easily.
A very smooth shave is possible with the 2D dual precision heads, each one incorporating separate shaving tracks with individual slots that cut both normal hair and short stubble equally effectively. Both the 2D and the 3D devices use special lift & cut technology, this making a comfortable cut, directly at skin level, so that the hair be raised as the cutting pass is made.
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This Norelco has a very friendly skin glide feature that allows for comfortable dry shaves as well as convenient wet shaves while offering minimal irritation of the skin. The shaver has a both dry and wet ‘Aquatic seal’ that allows you to easily use it at your own convenience and comfort.
Nobody expects you to take the jet cleaner dock along with you when you travel, but, nevertheless, this is a travel friendly shaver. The special lithium-ion battery offers up to 17 days worth of shaving time when fully charged, and a travel lock makes sure that the device does not start while in storage. To activate the travel lock mode, press and hold the on/off button for at least 3 seconds.
How Does The Philips Norelco 2D Compare To The 3D?
As already discussed, the 2D and 3D devices differ by the arrangement of their respective shaving heads. The 3D shaver head flexes and pivots in 3 directions for a full 360-degrees. The tips of these heads can flex inwards in a 2D shaver whereas, with the 3D, the heads can flex inwards as well as outwards, as they slide along the skin. The 3D has a special ultra-trace design that captures hairs of various types and cuts them equally. Separate slots are present for the types of hair: holes for short hairs and tiny channels for longer, flat-flying hair. The 2D features a dual precision head that will cut both short and normal hair.
When using this product, please do not skip through the manual without reading it. It is possible to suffer from improper shaving technique or a faulty cleaning process, causing unwanted results. Many times, these results are mistakenly labeled as problems with the device itself.