Early 1940s, the electrical company Philco was able to legally prevent Philips to use the name Philips for any of their products that are marketed in USA, since the 2 names sound similar that it might cause litigation. So instead, Philips used the name “Norelco” which stands for “North American Philips (electrical) Company. But, in 1981 Philips bought Philco and then was freely to use the name Philips for all of their US products and chose to keep the name Norelco for their personal care products.
Professor Alexandre Horowits is from the Philips Labs in Netherlands was also an important inventor of today’s electric shavers. He successfully invented the concept of revolving electric shavers which are now known as rotary electric shavers. No wonder why Philips Norelco was able to continuously produce the best rotary shavers of today. Early versions of these electric shavers were only meant to use on dry skin. Now, most of the Philips Norelco shavers supports wet/dry shaving for men to enjoy shaving while in the shower and with shaving foam or gel.
Philips Norelco Best Advanced Electric Shavers
The Norelco PT730 Powertouch electric shaver is Philip’s best shaver in its PowerTouch line of shavers. Besides, it is Amazon’s no.1 best selling electric shaver and it is affordable or cheap. It features contour following ‘flexing heads’ that lets the shaver adjust automatically to every curve of the face and neck for that smoother shave. Dual Precision shaving heads is also integrated into this shaver to cut normal hairs and even the shortest stubble. It is fully washable with Quick Rinse system and has 45+ shaving time after 8hrs of charging the unit. This shaver can only be used for dry shaving. Many users were happy and satisfied on how lightweight, quiet, and closer shaves the shaver offered them. Even some users used it for shaving the head and were satisfied. Although there are a few bad feedbacks from the users that the shaver isn’t that powerful enough to smoothly cut thick whiskers, has no battery level indicator, no travel case and switch lock button. We highly recommend this shaver for men that aren’t fun of wet shaving and have light to medium whiskers.
PowerTouch with Aquatec
It is an improved version of the PowerTouch series shavers that now supports both wet and dry shaving. The best selling model of the PowerTouch with Aquatec shaver is the Philips Norelco AT810 electric shaver. Sometimes it only costs an extra $10 more than the previous PowerTech shavers which only support dry shaving. Users are satisfied with the use of foam with this shaver as it offered them more close shaves. There is also less to no skin irritations being experienced by its users. The Norelco AT810 PowerTouch with Aquactec shaver provides 50 minutes of cordless shaving from a 1-hour full charged battery.
This is a big step up from Philips with a sleeker, elegant, more efficient design and some of the model now comes with its own automatic cleaning-charging system which is the Jet Clean system. The Philips Norelco 1160x SensoTouch 2D is our preferred electric shaver in the SensoTouch 2D line of shavers. The SensoTouch utilize GyroFlex 2D, 2-dimensional contour following technology that enables the shaver to easily adjusts to every curve of the face while minimizes both pressure and skin irritation. The DualPrecision heads contain slots for shaving normal hairs, and holes for shaving even the shortest stubble. In addition, its super Lift & Cut dual blade lifts hairs for the shaver to cut comfortably below the skin level, while its low-friction Skin-Glide lets the shaver to slide smoothly along the skin for closer shaves with less to no skin irritations. A slim and non-slip grip is also incorporated into the SensoTouch shavers for easy handling for wet or dry shaving. One hour full charged of the battery offers 50mins of cordless shaving. The shaver’s Jet Clean System will automatically clean, lubricate and charges the razor, making it always ready to go and is also easy to set up.
The Philips Norelco 1280x SensoTouch 3D Shaver is our best rotary electric shaver of 2013. This is Norelco’s most advanced shave yet, that can offer you the ultimate shaving experience. Of all the advanced shavers from different electric shaving brands, the 1280x SensoTouch 3D provides the fastest – as little as 3min shaving time, and the closest shave ever below the chin and neck area. And, it has the sleekest design. This shaver features GyroFlex 3D system that has 3 dynamic parts that can move independently: flexing outward, tilting inwards and pivoting around to follow to every curve of the face. Its Ultra-Track shaving heads catch hairs with just fewer strokes with 3 special shaving tracks: the slots for long hairs, the channels for those longer hairs, and the holes for even the shortest stubble. Moreover, the Norelco 1280x SensoTouch 3d shaver supports wet and dry shaving, and comes with the reliable Jet Clean system that automatically cleans, lubricates and charges the shaver. Many users also agreed that the SensoTouch 3D shaver is one of the best premium electric shavers they have used.