Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D Ratings
PERFORMANCE - 95%
CLEANING - 90%
CHARGING/RUNNING RATIO - 85%
PORTABILITY - 75%
COMFORT - 95%
If you've never used a rotary shaver, you may find it uncomfortable at first. However, it makes the transition a lot easier as it ensures an incredibly comfortable shaving experience.
There are two main types of shavers on the market, foil and rotary. Choosing the best shaver, depends on your facial features as well as on your shaving routine. Foil shavers are ideal for people who shave daily while rotary shavers are better for people who shave more rarely.In a previous article, we discussed, the best foil model, which is the Braun series7 790CC shaver. Today, we will talk about the best rated rotary model: Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D. This product costs about $300 and according to its numerous positive reviews, its worth every cent.
The 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D model, also known as the Philips 8000 Series, has made a name for itself as the best rotary shaver on the market. The features which recommend it for this title are the quiet operation, the high precision cutting technology and the fast cutting technique. This beauty tool promises to deliver a clean shave in only 3 minutes. It works both wet and dry, and it can also be used with shaving gel or foam. It uses a Gyroflex 3D contouring system which features 3 dynamic parts that flex outward independently. These parts also pivot around and tilt inward, in order to perfectly contour one’s face and provide a close shave, even on rougher corners. Another interesting feature is the UltraTrack head which covers 50% more skin surface than similar models. This feature also manages to catch any hair in just a few strokes. It features holes that catch the shortest hairs, slots that catch long hairs and channels that catch the longest hairs. The 8000 Series also uses a patented Lift and Cut system which lifts flat hairs and cuts below skin level without causing any skin damages or discomforts.Philips Norelco 1280X 42 SensoTouch 3D Picture
In order to be as easy to use as possible, it is cordless and has an ergonomic, easy to hold design. Also, it features a display which shows the remaining battery life while also notifying you whether or not its head needs to be replaced. The 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D item also comes with a built-in trimmer which features a high precision that allows the user to comfortably trim sideburns, a mustache or a goatee. We also like the fact that this item is very quiet, even more so when compared to foil shavers. It is also compatible with the Click-on Beard Styler. We also like the fact that, like all Philips Norelco rotary shavers, this model also stores hair, leaving little to no mess behind.Philips Norelco 1280X 42 SensoTouch 3D Picture
This1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D tool is designed to prevent irritations and rashes. Men with sensitive skin, should use it with gel and foam in order to obtain better results. The rotary design allows it to perfectly contour any facial features, delivering a comfortable shave, even in the jaw and neck area. If you have never used rotary shavers before, you might experience a mild discomfort in the first few weeks of use. However, as the skin will adjust to the new shaving method, you will find this product to be not only efficient but also extremely comfortable. The SkinGlide system is designed in order to help it easily slide over the face in order to provide a clean rash-free shave.Philips Norelco 1280X 42 SensoTouch 3D Picture
It comes with a very efficient Jet Clean System, which doesn’t just clean the item, but also lubricates and charges it at the same time. The cleaning system is not only a comfort feature, but it is also a great way to prolog the shaver’s life. Aside from the cleaning system, it also comes with a cleaning brush and a cleaning solution. The cleaning solution needs to be replaced quite often. If you shave daily, you will have to replace it every 15 days. You can, of course, clean it manually, but since this is quite an expensive model, you may want to protect it and prolong its life as much as possible.Philips Norelco 1280X 42 SensoTouch 3D Picture
All electric models are designed to be portable, but the Philips 8000 Series has a particular sleeky design. It also comes with a travel and storage pouch. However, there is one slight portability problem which troubles us. This item can only be charged while attached to the self-cleaner or a charging stand. Although at home, it is very convenient to charge it while it cleans itself, this can be quite a nuisance while traveling.Philips Norelco 1280X 42 SensoTouch 3D Picture
The lithium-ion battery which powers the product last longer than the batteries of similar models on the market. If you want it to last even longer, you should only use the item on dry skin.Philips Norelco 1280X 42 SensoTouch 3D Picture
Warranty and durability
The rotary system of this shaver is designed to last a lot longer than foil shavers. Furthermore, Philips is known to only use quality parts in their products. This razor comes with a standard 2-year manufacturer warranty