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Manufacturer: Philips Norelco
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5

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Binding: Health and Beauty
Brand: Philips Norelco
Color: Black/Gray
Feature: Flex & Pivot Action: Three independently flexing rotary heads with a 360 degree range of motion to shave perfectly close, even on the neck
Label: Philips Norelco
Manufacturer: Philips Norelco
Model: 1050/1050X
Publisher: Philips Norelco
Release Date: 2007-07-08
Studio: Philips Norelco
Variation Description: Black/Gray

Features
Flex & Pivot Action: Three independently flexing rotary heads with a 360 degree range of motion to shave perfectly close, even on the neck
Triple Track shaving heads offer 50% more shaving surface for a faster and closer shave
Dual stainless steel blade system gently lifts hair to cut it comfortably below skin level, for an ultra close shave
Battery low indicator and full charge indicator
Rinses clean in seconds

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Editorial Reviews:

The waterproof shaver can be easily rinsed under the tap


Spotlight customer reviews:

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Terrible Razor
Comment: I've been using Norelco shavers my entire life with good results. But this new generation of aritec shavers are awful! I don't shave everyday and the blades on this razor are not cable of cutting longer whiskers. Anything longer than a five o clock shadow and this razor can't handle it. I addition this model is messy; there is no chamber for the the clippings fall into. Thus your shirt, the floor and counter will be covered with clippings. Also on the downside, the side-burn trimmer is completely inadequate; it too tiny to be functional. I returned this model and bought Norelco's cheapest model the 7110x and its infinitely better for only a fraction of the price!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Norelco is great, this one is just OK
Comment: I have used Norelco shavers for many years and prefer them to all other models I have tried. This review comes from much experience with the brand.

This Arcitec design looks fancy and works well, but gets three average stars because it really works no better than the previous non-space-age, less expensive designs. The 1050, 1060, and 1090 all operate the same, they just have a different display: none is better than the other, and don't waste money on the Cleaner accessory. It is fairly comfortable to hold (I prefer the feel of the original model because this is one is smaller), and looks fancy sitting on the counter, but it does not do a better job. It requires cleaning after each use as there is no space for the hairs. I have always cleaned my shavers after each use anyway. Unless you just want the apperance, it is not worth the extra money.

Technically: The triple-blade per round head (each cutter has three spinning blade areas) does not do any better than a double cutting blade. Kind of like a Saturday Night Live skit in the 70's, Jim Belushi said, "Buy a triple bladed razor. For those that will believe anything". Lift-and-cut is a ridiculous concept and a marketing ploy, but Norelco's do a nice job. Norelco went back to more diagonal openings with this model, which is good. Many other newer models have lots of little pin-holes which are worthless, as the hairs have no time to enter a small hole with shaving motion. You would have to set it directly on a hair to cut it. The less pin-holes the better.

Feel: The head design feels better on the neck, and has not caused razor-burn if I do not stretch the skin tight like I need to with the original model. It takes the same time to shave as my older unit, and I get no better results, no faster. It takes the same time to get a smooth shave, and the same persistance in some areas.

Function: It is a little bit easier to shave under the nose, above my mustache, but not a major difference. It is much harder to trim my sideburns with this unit as the heads almost cut my hair on my head above the ears the way it is shaped. Very poorly designed trimmer, so I use my older shaver for that.

Battery: Early, new battery life is good, as with most new battery devices. But, it states to not over-charge. Meaning, you need to be around when recharging to unplug it after it is charged; not good for those that shave and must go to work. The other units would shut off after charging.

Cleaner/Charger: Again, one needs to be around when it is finished to not over-charge. The cleaner is not necessary and a waste of time, money, and chemicals. I use a razor brush from an older unit, brush it out quickly over the wastebasket (one can't blow it out without getting hair dust all over the bathroom, and it can't be shaken into the wastebasket as easily as the older models), and I spray it quickly with Remington Silicone Lubricant (I can only find it at Wal-Mart, which is the only thing I ever go there for, by the way).

Overall: Buy it for looks and keep your old one in the drawer for sideburns. Nicer on the neck.

I would return it, BUT, it was a gift, AND I like the look of it. I know, I know!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: First Electric Shaver
Comment: This was the first time I have owned an electric shaver. I researched the field pretty well and read various reviews. Because I take blood thinners I was suggested that I go from blade shaving to electric shavers.
I am very pleased with the Norelco arcitec shaver. I had no problem with adjustment and had no skin irritation at all. The shave is almost as close as a blade shave. The battery has lasted through about six shaves so far and doesn't seem to be losing power. It cleans up easily under the tap. I'm very happy I made the decison to go with this product.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: worst norelco ever made
Comment: I purchased this as a gift for my husband. It is the worst razor he has ever owned. I wound up getting replacement parts for his old Braun razor.
no comparison as to the closeness in shave with no burning.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: The best one hands down
Comment: I purchased this razer approx. 2 weeks ago and I must say this is the finest shaver I have used to date. I am without a doubt loyal to the norelco product but there have been other shavers which have cut closer and more comfortable to use until now. The Arcitec 1050 is comfortable, butter smooth, and cuts as close as a blade. I have very senitive skin and I could never shave more than once every 2 days without razer burn. I now shave every day and no irritation what so ever. I highly reccomend this product even though it is a little pricey it is worth every penny spent. The trimmer works best when you remove the shaving head which merely pops on and off with ease.


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