Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crowey Wow
So I've always shaved with a dry Philishave, 25 years +. I bought this yesterday and shaved with gel. I have never had a shave this good from an electric razor and as a massive plus no neck rash. I am very happy
23 June 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jazzy Great piece of kit!
First impressions of this shaver are Wow! What a futuristic piece of kit!
It is exceptionally sharp looking and the pouch it comes with makes it feel luxurious!
The shave itself is very good. Having used electric shavers now for 9 years this would have to be one of the best that I have used. The fact that it can be used wet allows the user to achieve an even better shave...probably as close to a wet shave as you can get.
As someone who wants to create detail in their beard it does allow good detailing though this is really for those who want a close shave or with the stubble attachment a very even stubble.
I would not hesitate to recommend this to someone as allowed me a great shave with minimal 'drag' that can occur with electric shavers.
27 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by toniq Outstanding shaver
Writing this with my husband as he has used it and we are totally amazed at how close this shaver gets without any skin irritation, even on my husbands delicate skin.
My husband works in a profession where appearance infront of clients is very important. To save the daily hassle of using a regular razor and getting up 30 mins early to look clean cut has been a godsend,
The shaver itself is light, waterproof, after charging battery life is amazing so no need to constantly worry about charging. comfortable to hold and use, and very stylish.
Literally 1/2 mins and hubby looks the part, even our 2 year old loves smooth daddy!
The price tag is well worth it for the quality product you get. You really get an exceptional shave which with the time saving really is worth every penny and more.
25 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve64 An excellent upgrade
I recently upgraded my shaver from my old Philips 2D, to this brand new Philips 9000. It's a great looking shaver, I really like the modern design and colour combination.
I liked that the 9000 was ready to use straight out of the box, so I didn't have to wait to use it. I was impressed with this shaver from the very first use, it's more efficient than my old shaver, it's quieter and it glides effortlessly over the skin. I get a much closer shave with this shaver, thanks to the V-Track Precision Blades. I couldn't use my old shaver on my neck as it always left my skin sore and irritated, but I have no problems with this shaver, it doesn't irritate my skin at all, so I'm very pleased about that.
There are a couple of things that I am disappointed about. I wanted to buy the SmartClean system, as this is said to keep the shaver like new, but this isn't available to buy separately, so unless it comes with the shaver you buy, you can't get hold of it. I also miss the stand that my old shaver had for charging and the plastic cover for the head. All in all this is a very impressive shaver that gives a very close shave. I would definitely recommend upgrading from your old shaver.
24 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjgoos Shaves as close as a blade.
For almost 30 years I've been shaving using a wet razor. On the whole I was always pleased with the closeness of the shave but like many men I've struggled with irritated skin and in particular ingrowing whiskers. Two years ago I decided to make the switch to an electric shaver which was on the whole a great move. It left my skin in a much better condition and I was much happier although there were still a couple of problems. The finish from the electric shaver wasn't bad but it wasn't as close as a wet shave and left me with 5 o'clock shadow by mid morning. Also I've been left with a number of very thick whiskers on my chin, presumably as the result of the ingrowing hairs. My electric shaver was unable to trim these, meaning that I had to have a weekly "top up" wet shave just to tidy things up.
With this shaving history I was keen to try the Philips series 9000 shaver in the hope that I could ditch the wet razor for good.
The shaver has 3 rotary heads which can be swapped for other accessories, a trimmer and a brush are supplied along with the main shaver head. Also in the box is a decent hard travel case and the charger. The shaver must be charged before use and can't be used whilst charging. That said the battery life seems brilliant, I've been using the shaver for a couple of weeks and the power display is still showing a full charge. This is important when away on holiday as you don't need to take the charger with you. If you are travelling there is a handy travel lock to prevent the shaver accidentally being turned on in your suitcase.
I have to give this shaver top marks for shaving, I'm very impressed. The finish is definitely as good as a wet shave and the shaver copes easily with the thick stubble.
The shaver can be used wet or dry although I haven't noticed any particular advantage to using it wet.
Cleaning is easy, a quick rinse under the tap is all it needs and once a month remove the head and clean this thoroughly. The heads should last two years and there is also a 2 year guarantee.
The head is easy to remove from the body and the accessories simply snap in place, I have used the trimmer on my sideburns but can't find a use for the brush head - I'm not much of a modern man though! Also available, although not supplied, is a beard trimmer with comb.
As I said, this is a brilliant shaver although if I have one small gripe it is that the trimmer is a separate attachment rather than integrated into the body of the shaver, I would prefer only to have one thing to lose rather than two!
22 August 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rmynett Looks great, but ultimately a disappointing shave
I really wanted to like this shaver - it looks fantastic, can be used as a wet or dry shaver and I loved the versatility (the facial cleansing brush is a nice touch). However, a razor must surely be judged on its ability to deliver a consistent and close shave, and this one just doesn't quite cut it. It might be because I have used wet razors for the last twenty years or so, but this shaver really struggles to get anywhere close to the hairs on my neck and under my chin. Fine on the more defined parts of my face, but not so good on these bits... A real shame, but after nearly three weeks of using it, I'm thinking of dusting off my old wet razor.
22 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by diggers Terrific all round and especially effective for tricky neck hairs
I haven't shaved for several years and my skin is still adapting to this new shaver system but I am most impressed with the results so far, especially with the ease with which it tackles those tricky hairs around the neck. Looking forward to a long and fulfilling relationship.
20 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by visualkaoss Been Converted!
I never ever throughout that I would use an electric shaver as I had been told by other people some horror stories and when my wife got me this I was very sceptical. However I thought id better give it a try and I was very very pleasantly surprised. It was a lot smoother than anticipated and looks the part too.
19 August 2014