The Philips Norelco 1160X Sensotouch 2D: A Superior Shave With A Modest Price Tag


The Philips Norelco 1160X Sensotouch 2D offers a close, smooth shave at an affordable price point. If you’re on the fence about electric shavers, this one just might be able to make a believer out of you. Easy to use and care for, it’ll save you time and effort every morning.

GyroFlex Heads Hug Follow Your Face

The Philips Norelco 1160X Sensotouch 2D has a GyroFlex 2D system, which lets the three heads on the shaver to pivot independently of each other to better conform to the shape of your face. The heads can move in towards the center as well as in a circular motion. This range of motion helps the 1160X Sensotouch 2D avoid much of the irritation associated with less flexible electric razors, because there’s less pressure necessary on your face to reach everywhere. The heads have both large and small slots in them to handle longer hairs and stubble with ease.

Shave Wet Or Dry With Ease

Philips Norelco offers their Aquatec Technology on the 1160x to allow you to shave wet or dry, or even take the shaver into the shower if you like. They call the shaving head surface SkinGlide, and tout its lack of friction when passing over even the most sensitive skin.

Easy To Handle

The plastic handle of the 1160X Sensotouch 2D is easy to grip, even in the shower, and gives the user a sense of safety when you’re moving it around your face, even at odd angles. The heads stand well proud of the handle, so you don’t get the sensation that you’re rubbing a big, plastic brick on your face.

Patented Lift And Cut System

Like its more expensive cousin the SensoTouch 3D, the SensoTouch 2D is equipped with Philips Norelco’s patented Super Lift and Cut system. Like a double-bladed conventional razor, the first blade tugs on your hair while the second, trailing blade slices it off cleanly, which is like shaving your beard below the surface of your skin. It’s a very close shave, and it keeps you looking freshly shaved longer in the day.

Lots Of Shaving On One Charge

The supplied, internal Lithium-ion battery charges fully in about an hour. That hour of charging yields about fifty minutes of shaving, which Philips Norelco estimates is over two weeks’ worth of regular use. The only way to charge the shaver is to put it in its charger/stand, so you can’t use the unit as a corded shaver. There is an option to give the shaver a quick blast on the charging stand for just a few minutes, and then be able to get a full shave from it right away if you’re in a big hurry and the shaver’s not charged. There’s an LED indicator that lets you know when you’re running out of juice.

Cleaning’s A Breeze

You can purchase 1160X Sensotouch 2D with or without their handy Jet Clean System. It’s integrated with the charger, so all you have to do is place the shaver upside-down in the unit and press the on button, and the shaver will be fully charged and clean when you next use it. Philips Norelco sell refills for their cleaning solution as well.


  • Electric Shaver
  • Charging Stand
  • Optional JetClean System with Solution
  • Optional Click-On Precision Trimmer Head
  • Travel Pouch
  • Protective Cap
  • Power Cord
  • Cleaning Brush

Useful For Mustaches And Beards, Too

Philips Norelco offers a beard trimmer attachment for the 1160x SensoTouch, the RQ111. It clips on the shaver and offers the user five different settings for beard and mustache trimming. Unlike the more expensive Phillips Norelco models, the SensoTouch 2D requires the user to remove the shaving heads to clip on the trimmer attachment, which isn’t as easy as it looks in the instructions, but it works just as well.

Other Details

The Philips Norelco 1160X Sensotouch 2D is made in the Netherlands, but it’s designed to be used with standard American house current. You’ll need to purchase a separate electrical adapter or converter if you want to charge it overseas.

Philips Norelco recommends replacing the shaving heads every year or so, and changing the Jet Clean fluid monthly for best results.

The Verdict

The Philips Norelco 1160X Sensotouch 2D is less nimble than its more expensive cousin, the SensoTouch 3D, but it delivers a great shave wet or dry at a modest price point.

[Note: The name of the Philips Norelco 1160X Sensotouch 2D has been changed to the Philips Norelco Shaver 6600]