Philips Norelco PowerTouch wet and dry electric razor AT895 SmartPivot heads DualPrecision heads with Aquatec wet and dry and Pop-up trimmer (INCLUDES CHARGING STAND + TRAVEL POUCH)

Philips Norelco PowerTouch wet and dry electric razor AT895 SmartPivot heads DualPrecision heads with Aquatec wet and dry and Pop-up trimmer (INCLUDES CHARGING STAND + TRAVEL POUCH)

  • SKIN PROTECTION SYSTEM
  • CORDLESS USE ONLY
  • FULLY WASHABLE
  • BATTERY LIGHT
  • POP-UP TRIMMER LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

SKIN PROTECTION SYSTEM CORDLESS USE ONLY FULLY WASHABLE BATTERY LIGHT POP-UP TRIMMER LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
Philips Norelco PowerTouch wet and dry electric razor AT895 SmartPivot heads DualPrecision heads with Aquatec wet and dry and Pop-up trimmer (INCLUDES CHARGING STAND + TRAVEL POUCH)

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  1. T. Merris says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great razor, April 23, 2013
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    This is my fifth Norelco and by far the best. It shave close and clean without razor burn or irritation. The closest and fasted shave I have ever experienced from an electric shaver. Definitely worth the price and then some.

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  2. W. Andres "music lover" says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AT895 is a Winner, August 27, 2013
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    W. Andres “music lover” (Oregon, USA) –
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    First off, I’d like to thank JM Taylor for his excellent review and help. Much appreciated.

    I’m an electric shaver fan, having shaved most of my 67 years with various electric shavers. I’ve used Remingtons, Brauns, Panasonics and Norelcos during this time. Currently I have the Braun Series 7 (760) and the Braun Series 3 (380) both of which are very good shavers. I recently gave my Panasonic ES8243A to a friend since he needed a shaver but could not afford one. It’s an excellent dry/wet shaver. I’ve mentioned this to demonstrate that I know a thing or two about shavers and let me say that the Norelco AT895 is one of the best. Forget the low price… it’s simply one of the best.

    Now I need to qualify the above statement. Let me begin by saying that your beard type is all-important in this determination. A heavy beard generally requires the HQ9, RQ10 or RQ12 heads whereas a medium beard (like mine) will quickly adjust to the HQ8 heads which come with the AT895. I’ve had the Arcitec, the SensoTouch 3D (1250) and found both shavers to be good but somewhat irritating due to the shaver heads used in both. I owned the Arcitec for three years before finally giving it away to a friend. The SensoTouch stayed with me for a month before I returned it. It was simply too irritating on my neck and frankly I did not care for the ergonomic design and heft of the shaver.

    So having determined that your beard is light to medium, you’re going to want a Norelco shaver that offers HQ8 heads (830, 875 and the 895 to name three current shavers). I chose the AT895 because it came with a stand and a case. The three shavers mentioned are identical in every other way.

    This AT895 will deliver a superlative shave. Albeit, technique is very important. Philips advises using circular motions and they could not be more correct. If you shave your cheeks, neck, chin and jawline using small, circular motions and going against the growth of the beard, you’ll discover just how awesome a Norelco can be. The upper lip is another case entirely. The area is too small for these motions so here you’re going to want to use straight motions both horizontally and vertically. I’ve found that doing this slowly and allowing the shaver to do the work will achieve the best results. Oh…and one more thing. Letting the shaver do the job is another key. Don’t press too hard because that will defeat the lift and cut system and merely push the beard into the face as well as contribute to irritation. Allow yourself a minimum of three weeks for your face/beard to adjust to the new shaver. If on the first few shaves you discover that the shave is not quite as close as you had hoped for… don’t despair and whatever you do, don’t continue shaving to the point of irritation. You’ll soon discover that by the end of the first week, your shaves are as close as you could possibly imagine AND are irritation-free.

    Another huge benefit of this shaver is its ability to give a wet shave. I do not shave in the shower (too afraid of dropping the shaver with wet, slippery hands) so I shave “wet” over the sink. Splash on hot water…. apply a low-foam gel (Schick Hydro or All Natural Shaving Cream from the Pacific Shaving Co. available here on Amazon are two good gels)… wet the shaver head… shake out the excess water and begin the shaving process. I shave from the jawline and cheek on one side towards the chin area, slowly and methodically, making the circular motions with a few short, straight strokes where needed. I do this BEFORE rinsing the shaver for the next section. Remember: to cut down on “mess”, gently shake the shaver’s head after rinsing to get out the excess water trapped under the head. Next I switch over to the other side of my face and work that towards the center. Lastly I shave the chin and upper lip (straight strokes there). When I’m done, I wipe off the excess gel/foam with a hot, wet wash cloth and then apply a moisturizer. MAN… the feeling is awesome. The entire shave lasts about ten minutes and if done correctly is no more messy than a dry shave. It simply requires some care in shaking off the excess water.

    I shave “dry” every other day. And when I shave dry I generally use a pre-shave like Williams Lectric shave unless we’re in a humid zone on vacation when I’ll use a shaving stick like Remington Face Saver which applies a light powder to the beard.

    You might make the discovery that your face actually becomes smoother several minutes later. The thing is, Norelco actually cuts “below” the skin’s surface with its lift and cut. As each individual hair is cut it will return beneath the skin’s upper layer leaving the skin’s surface smooth to the touch. I say that you “might discover” this smoothing effect several minutes later as opposed to immediately since our beards are different and the rate at which this occurs for me might be different than you.

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  3. J. M. Taylor says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Pivoting Head Plate Surprisingly Made a Difference, July 25, 2013
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    J. M. Taylor
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    I’m lazy. Really lazy. In fact, its kind of a blessing to me that I have a baby face. My facial hair is very sparse and light colored. I can go several days without shaving and no one would notice. But I notice when I run my hands across my cheeks and chin and feel the stubble. It annoys me for some reason. I also hate to shave, so I wanted a shaver that did well dry.

    I initially tried the Braun 3Series 340S-4 Wet & Dry Shaver, a foil razor. It actually did well for me, maybe even slightly better than the rotaries I tried. But it had three big cons against it: The battery was not Lithium ion, it was quite a bit louder than the rotaries, and it was made in China (I know, everything is made in China, but I was hoping I could find some hold out).

    To that extent, I took a peek at the Philips Norelco AT810 Powertouch with Aquatec Electric Razor. Great battery, made in the Netherlands, and quiet. Hooray! But, I sent it back to Phillips Norelco because the dry shave was kind of lousy to me. It took 10-15 minutes (!) to feel like I got a decent shave.

    As a last resort, I found this AT895 locally. I also paid too much locally, so pick it up on Amazon to save some bucks. It is quiet with a great battery (fully charged in one hour). Unfortunately, this unit is also made in China but life is about compromises, right? But what did it for me is that this design, along with the Philips Norelco AT830 Powertouch with Aquatec Electric Razor have a special pivoting plate that the three cutting heads rest on. The pivoting plate only pivots in two directions, and only a few degrees (less than 10). But for some reason, that made a noticeable difference in the quality of my dry shaves. My neck, just under by chin and jaw, is a trouble spot, and I start there when the heads haven’t heated up from friction to reduce irritation. It takes time, but not as much as the aforementioned razors. It also takes fewer passes to clean up my upper lip, chin and cheeks. This translates to less irritation as well.

    The carrying pouch is of average quality – Phillips didn’t break the bank designing or producing it, but it will work. The charging stand is little more than a lightweight plastic saucer/doughnut shape that you can use or not. The cord plugs into the stand or the razor itself to charge. The stand has a tiny hole at its lowest point which allows excess water from a wet shave to drain down and out (on to your vanity).

    All of these razors did exceptionally well on a wet shave. I’ve used Barbisol, shaving soap applied with a badger brush (from my DE trials) and even body wash applied to my face in the shower. Wet the heads of the shaver and have at it. The device glides slickly across your face, and almost feels like it is tackling your scruff more aggressively. I never experienced irritation with a wet shave with any electric shaver, though the Braun actually cut me.

    Overall, the device is designed solidly. It doesn’t feel like it will disintegrate after three months’ usage. I really love and appreciate the pop-open head that allows you to wash out the blades from the top, underside and clean the clippings trap as well. And it all stays attached to the shaver body so it keeps things simple. It takes awhile to get it to dry out because the trap has little nooks that water hides in. But just set the device on its side so that the open end faces as far down as possible (with the head ‘plate’ opened, or alternatively, use the stand) and it will dry in several hours.

    I felt the irritation and time spent shaving with this AT895 was slightly less than with the AT810, but supposedly with practice, shaving time and irritation will reduce, and the results will improve.

    In short, I like this razor. The Braun gave a better dry shave, but it had its shortcomings. And with my facial hair, nobody will ever call me out on it. If you look like Dusty Hill, pony up for a more expensive model (of any brand) that has a more powerful motor. This model is likely best for people with light to medium facial hair density.

    Thanks!

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