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An F1 shave without the G-force
quick charge, lasts well, gives a close shave and saves money in the long run
the trimmer is not too stable but apart from that . . .
Quality of shave
Value for money
Energy supplyRechargeable batteries
Why did you buy it?No particular reason
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Before we begin I must tell you that I prefer a good old fashioned wet shave with a good old fashioned razor, (although old fashioned isn’t quite the word as for a while I had been using a razor from a well know company that begins with the letter G). Anyway, at Christmas I was given a lovely wrapped present and, once the paper had been ripped off, there inside lay box with an image of a F1 racing car and a couple of blokes on the front. Once I’d opened the box I was pleasantly surprised when I was presented with a rather striking looking shaver, and not just any old shaver, but a rather cool looking rechargeable shaver with a well known brand attached to it. And when I say striking I really do mean striking, with its silver body, black sides and a splash of blue along the bottom and on the sides. I’m guessing it is the colours of the shaver that give this the Williams F1 attachment, and the reason for the two Williams formula one drivers on the box, but as I’m not a big motor racing fan I really couldn’t say.
Well what does it look like then..?
It looks like many rotary shavers on the market, with three heads set in a triangle, each one on springs to allow for the pivoting motion. On the front, (so to speak) there are two sets of lights, red and green, these are the charge level indicator and battery strength, both lying just below the on/off switch. On the back, (so to speak), there is a array what can only be described as advertising logos, which I will not mention here. Then, on the back, (so to speak), at the top, there is the hair trimmer which fits smoothly onto the curved body of the shavers head.
Are there any special features..?
It has a few nice features to give that smooth shave without the harsh rash that some shavers leave behind, such as…
Ultra thin heads which shave both long and short hairs.
Battery indicator which lets you know if the lithium battery is low and when the battery is fully charged.
Duo light indicator, red for low battery, green for fully charged.
Automatic voltage selector, allowing it to be used in different countries.
A quick one hour charge which should last a good 30 minutes of shaving.
Precision system cut technology.
Hair trimmer which is released by the flicking a switch, allowing the trimmer to spring out of the top.
Plus, inside the box you also get a lovely little brush to clean the heads, a protective cap, to cover the heads when not in use, and a good sized charging cable… and the shaver of course.
What do I think then..?
As I said earlier, my precious face has become so used to wet shaves as I have been using my old faithful ‘disposable head’ razor… the one with the brand name beginning with a G… so when I was given this as a present I was very unsure about using it, in fact, to be honest, I think my expression may have shown a little disappointment. But, out of respect to my in -laws, and the rather cold reaction from the trouble and strife, I thought I’d give it a go, even if it was just the once, just to fill the head with hairs so that anyone would think that it was used on a daily basis. So I out bit the bullet, so to speak, put away my Gillette and charged up this fetching looking rechargeable shaver which was splattered with more advertising than an ITV reality show featuring a certain double act from Newcastle.
Once it was charged up, with the green blinking light letting me know that it was ready for action, I cautiously placed the rotating triple heads onto my slightly stubbly face, hoping that my passed experiences with this particular type of shavers would not be repeating itself. But as I began to use this ‘new toy’, feeling the places where I had shaved, I was quite impressed with the smooth hairless ‘road’ that it had left behind on my delicate face.
On that first use I deliberately took it through its paces, so to speak, making the most of the ‘stated’ 30 minutes of shave power from the one hour charge, and the statement wasn’t far wrong as my first shave the power lasted for just over the 30 minutes before the power began to fade and the ‘snagging’ began to kick in as the blades began to lose there pace. But by then my face was as smooth as the proverbial babies bottom, almost.
The shape of this shaver is well thought out, feeling good in my hand as I run it around my face and neck, actually feeling like it is built to last with its rubber grip on the sides and smooth colouring throughout, although the colours of a shaver do not on anyway affect the quality of the shave itself.
The three rotary blades are in you standard triangular position, each one being allowed to pivot in many directions, allowing them to shave around the contour of my face without too much friction. It is this positioning of the blades that allows you to easily get around most areas on your face and neck, this is due to what the call a ‘reflex action system‘, which, due to the three floating heads, apparently automatically to give that crackingly clean shave. It gives that crackingly good shave due to the…wait for it, this is the technical bit…due to the ‘lift and cut’ technology. Simply put, the double blades work together with one blade gently gripping and lifting the hairs whilst the second cuts through, giving minimal pull on you facial hair. And with the ’reflex action system’, allowing the three ‘floating’ heads to gently shave those tricky to manoeuvre contours of your face and neck.
Cleaning the blades is easy and is achieved by flicking open the head, via a little catch on the front, and either brushing the hairs with the supplied brush or actually running the opened head under a running tap. The water tight body stopping any damage occurring to the unit itself.
The charger itself is a good size, so is easily transportable when you take it away with you, as most people tend to do with rechargeable shavers, plus the fact that it sense the different power supply helps when you visit other countries.
Sadly, although this may be just a fault on the shaver I have, the ‘precision’ trimmer seems to wobble a bit so I have to hold it in position to use it properly when I need to trim my ‘sideburns’ and under my nostrils, but as this only takes a few seconds it is not too big of a problem.
As for the price, well, as I was given this as a present I had to look the price up on the internet and discovered that this shaver sells for around the £100.00 mark, which for a shaver is a bit on the pricey side for my liking. But it is selling at the moment on sites like amazon for around the £50.00 region, which is a little better but still…
Would I buy this shaver..?
Hmmm… I think I would have to say yes I would as it gives a close shave over and over again for a one off price, unlike the razor I was using for a wet shave as I have to keep buying the rather over the top prices for the spare blades. This shaver gives a good clean shave, even in those hard to get at places, without hacking away at my face, which for me is a bonus indeed.
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