Philips Norelco YS524/41 Ratings
PERFORMANCE - 78%
CLEANING - 39%
CHARGING/RUNNING RATIO - 77%
PORTABILITY - 68%
COMFORT - 74%
What we most like about the Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit is the fact that it is very easy to switch between different grooming tools.
It is a known fact that price makes a huge difference in most products as it is the result of quality improvements. However, it is possible to buy a cheap yet efficient electric shaver, if you are willing to give up on sophisticated features such as automatic cleaning systems and other similar features. Moreover, a cheap model does not have to be basic. The Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit is ingeniously designed in order to satisfy multiple purposes with minimum effort. It is ideal for travels, but according to numerous reviews, it also works great for everyday use.
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A lot of customers who purchased the YS524/41 model were surprised by the shaving closeness. Considering the fact that this is a multi-functional unit, costing only $59, customers don’t expect excellent results, yet this unit manages to deliver a remarkable shaving efficiency. It features ComfortCut blades that gently slide across the skin. It also comes with a body shaver, a trimmer and a 5 length setting beard styler. The unit is also equipped with Aquatec technology that allows you to shave either dry or with the use of shaving foam, gel or cream.
As we mentioned above, the shaving head is very efficient and offers a very close shave. As for the beard styler, the 5 length settings allow you to trim your beard with less effort, compared to other beard styles. The body trimmer is also very useful for areas below the neck. This model is designed in order to satisfy all grooming needs. The unit is very easy to use as the click-on,click-of attachments are easily interchangeable. For optimal convenience, the unit can also be used in the shower.Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit Picture
The YS524/41 model features a shaving attachment with two rotary heads. The shaving heads easily follow facial contours and their rounded heads allow them to smoothly slide along the skin without causing any cuts or nicks. Although the shaving head is very efficient, we can’t help but wonder why Philips did not go with the three heads design that they use in most of their electric shavers. The two heads do a fair job contouring facial features but they don’t compare with the three head models. Nevertheless, the shaving experience offered by this unit is fairly comfortable. For best results, manufacturers advise their customers to shave in a circular motion and to replace the shaving heads once per year. As far as the body grooming attachment goes, the rounded combs and tips ensure a smooth grooming experience and prevent skin irritation.Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit Picture
Given the fact that this electric shaver is rather cheap, we were not surprised to see that it has no cleaning features whatsoever. You simply run the attachments under running water in order to clean them. According to the manufacturers, the unit does not need any lubrication or maintenance. However, we would have liked at least a Turbo mode that allows you to clean and dry the unit faster. One must not neglect the importance of hygiene when it comes to electrics shavers, especially if one has a rather sensitive skin.Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit Picture
As we mentioned above, not only is this shaver adequate for daily use, but it is also ideal for travels. It has a powerful battery and it comes with a charging adapter that adapts to any voltage. However, you should be careful when packing it as it doesn’t have a travel lock, a protective cap or a travel pouch. Its portability features are rather unsatisfying. However, its multi-functional purpose makes it very useful during trips.Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit Picture
Despite it’s a small price, this razor has a decent charging/running ratio. It takes about one hour for the battery to fully charge, after which you get about 40 minutes of cordless operation. The unit also comes with a quick-5-minute charge option which gives you enough power for a quick shave. Last but not least, the unit has a battery indicator which lets you know when the battery is full, low or charging.Philips Norelco YS524/41 Click & Style Shave Toolkit Picture
Warranty and durability
We really like that this beauty tool is a very affordable yet very efficient and durable grooming tool. Despite its small price, this kit is designed to last a long time. However, you don’t need to take our word for it as the kit is covered by a two-year warranty.