Is The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D/1250x The Best Electric Shaver In The World?

More Than Just Futuristic Looks

The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D/1250x looks a bit like Captain Kirk’s phaser. It’s an apt comparison, because this shaver works like it’s from the future. It’s as far removed from a safety razor shaving session as we’ve seen from any electric razor.

The 3D in the name refers to the independently moving parts of the shaving head. They’re designed to follow the shape of your face as the razor moves over it. There are three distinct tracks on each head to handle the different types of facial hair it’s likely to encounter. Each one is designed to take on stubble, a few-days growth, or longer hairs. If you’ve ever been forced to trim your beard before shaving, you’ll really appreciate the versatility. Longer beards will just require more passes to get the same results.

A Shaver For Any Sort Of Beard

Norelco has a patented Lift and Cut system on the SensoTouch 3D. It works on a principle similar to conventional two-blade razors, by having one blade pull the hair out of your face while the second blade cuts it. The method cuts your facial hair below the surface of the skin, pushing four-o-clock shadow back into the late evening.

Easy Wet Shaving, Too

For wet shaving, despite the complex fan-shaped heads and all the slots, the unit is very waterproof. You can even bring it into the shower if you like. It makes rinsing off the shaver a breeze, too. The shaver lets you take off the cutter covers and rinse out all the hair and any shaving cream. Norelco has gone to some trouble to make the shaver handle with a non-slip finish so wet shaving won’t turn into a juggling routine.

Jet Cleaning Your Shaver

The SensoTouch 3D/1250 comes in several sub-models, and some are equipped with Philips Norelco’s Jet Clean system. The shaver isn’t that difficult to clean by simply rinsing it, but by placing the unit upside down in the Jet Clean stand, you can have it deep clean your shaver effortlessly. The cleaner has several settings, too, from a few minutes cleanup to a thorough half-hour session. If you’re busy in the morning (who isn’t?) you might get a lot of use out of a self-cleaning option. The system will likely make your shaver last longer by cleaning it more thoroughly, too.

The SensoTouch 3D/1250 In A Nutshell:

  • GyroFlex 3D heads follow every contour of your face to minimize razor burn
  • UltraTrack heads can handle any hair length
  • Patented Lift and Cut system shave hair below the skin level
  • AquaTec seal for worry-free use wet or dry
  • Foil covers that glide over your face and avoid irritation

Substantial Battery Life

The SensoTouch 3D/1250 comes with an onboard rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers an estimated fifty minutes of shaving time on a charge. Philips Norelco figures that’s about seventeen days of shaving without having got recharge. There’s a handy LED indicator to warn you when the charge in the shaver is getting low.

On The Road Again

The SensoTouch 3D/1250 is equipped with a nifty travel lock, so you don’t have to worry about it coming alive in your suitcase halfway to your destination and freaking out the baggage handlers, or finding the battery dead when you arrive. Placing the shaver into either the charger or the cleaner automatically disables the travel lock.

All models of the SensoTouch 3D/1250 come with a travel pouch protective cap, cleaning brush, and a power cord for recharging. There’s a very handy voltage changer that automatically swaps from 110 volts AC to 240 volts DC, so your razor won’t get fried if you go overseas on a trip. The battery inside the shaver is designed to last for five years or longer with regular use.

Side Orders

Philips Norelco offers the RQ111 Style that fits the SensoTouch 3D1250 if you’re interested in keeping a beard or moustache under control instead of shaving it off altogether. Just click it on the shaver and chose one of five styling lengths, and you can have any effect from mountain man to a little stubble.

Guaranteed Performer

Philips Norelco offers a two-year warranty on the SensoTouch 3D/1250 line, as well as a forty-five day, money-back guarantee if you’re not delighted with the shaver. The SensoTouch 3D/1250 is such an able performer, I doubt anyone will take them up on their offer.

[Note: The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D/1250x has recently been renamed the Series 8000, Shaver 8100.]