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  • Good for on-the-go, not the closest shave

    posted by himynameisbunny on 05/20/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    + Original Chinese retail Philips shaver. Brilliant build quality as a result

    + Very compact, fits in the small zippered pocket of my STM Scout 13" bag with plenty of space left

    + Runs off AA's, so easy to replace batteries if you're out and have no charger for your AA's

    + Brilliant to use in the car on the way to work

    + Has a plastic cover for the blade-things, but...

    Cons:

    - ...it falls off waaaaay too easy. No point in having it on

    - Box says it will only last 1hr worth of shaving. Of course, buy higher capacity AA's and this may not be a problem...

    - Not the closest shave. Leaves rogue whiskers behind quite often. If you want a nice clean shave you have to spend a little more time on it

    OtherThoughts:

    ~ I realise this would make it far less compact, but I wish DX offered a 3-blade model. I have a corded one for the bathroom (same brand, Philips) and the shave generally is a touch closer as a result

    ~ If you use this in public transport or in public (other than your car) I'm sure you'll get some strange glances

    ~ Could offer one that you could plug a Figure 8 IEC plug up to it to charge the AA's. Picky, I know

    Bottomline:

    = Good for the car/train/bus on your way to work

    = Fits in compact spaces

    = Takes standard sized batteries

    = Could be improved on

    = So damn handy, so 5 stars

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