Philips RQ1051 Arcitec Washable Rotary Mens Shaver £63.62+QUIDCO, usually £117.33. Online Only @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Hi all, I was recently asked what I wanted from Santa this year, good to know I've been a good boy, and as my last shaver is falling apart, I did some research to a good alternative.

The biggest selling point for me is the ability to electric shave in the shower and a close shave for thick hair, the Philips website recommended the Arcitec range, of which this is the cheapest. My current shaver is a remington which hasn't lasted as long as the previous Philips, so lets hope this lasts longer.

The range is currently on promo in many places but Currys and Dixons online have the best price and also 3% available on QUIDCO and free delivery.

I think that is a cracking deal for a decent xmas present which if the recipient checks up on after xmas will probably see it back up to £117!!
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#1
Thanks...Good Price. :thumbsup:

Nearly went for the offer from Argos (£88.09), which i think is more or less the same shaver but has a slightly different model number (1050) - don't know what the difference is ?
#2
Thanks, Great Shaver for Christmas last shave has just worn out.
p.s its the same shaver as the Argos one at £88.09.
Heat added.
#3
This is a good price, but before buying, see the threads on here on all of the newer design Philips shavers too (eg HS8020 HS8040 HS8060 & HS8460 etc) and look at proper user reviews on the whole range around the internet (eg. the Amazon reviews on this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000RM87AG/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1- )

While they look tremendous they are very different device to previous Philishave shavers, much slower to use, make more mess, and with all of them it seems you either love them or HATE them - I HATE them :-(
#4
I find most people either love or hate different types of shavers, for instance, I never touch foil shavers, I can't stand them! I's the same with wet v dry shaving, it's a very personal male thing shaving!
#5
This is really a 'dry' shaver that can be rinsed under the tap but is not intended for 'wet' use in the shower!

Don't buy if you what to use as a wet shaver, for this you need one of the Coolskin versions.

For this price you could get the Panasonic ES8101 (from John Lewis) which is a better 'wet' shaver and receives consistently good reviews.
#6
Great price for the best electric shaver I've ever had. Much better than the foil shavers/older phillips especially around the neck.
#7
HotBot
This is really a 'dry' shaver that can be rinsed under the tap but is not intended for 'wet' use in the shower!

Don't buy if you what to use as a wet shaver, for this you need one of the Coolskin versions.

For this price you could get the Panasonic ES8101 (from John Lewis) which is a better 'wet' shaver and receives consistently good reviews.


Umm, according to the Philips website where you enter your requirements it does come up with this as a 'shave in the shower' product. So, I'm sure they'd cover it if it went wrong!
#8
kamtheman;7042506
I find most people either love or hate different types of shavers, for instance, I never touch foil shavers, I can't stand them! I's the same with wet v dry shaving, it's a very personal male thing shaving!


I have used Philips mainly, but had a couple of Braun foil ones, and loved them... HOWEVER, the foils are so fragile, the slightest knock, and it's ruined, and new foils are both hard to come by, as well as so expensive that you are almost at the price of a new shaver!

A damaged foil is something to be experienced too... you think it will be OK "for a while" then it it wears on the crease, and when you least expect it, it splits and makes a very nice slash of your face! :-(

Wet shaving is SO much better, of course; when I was fitness training 3 times a week, used a steam room and then a wet razor immediately after for fantastic results, so I rarely shaved inbetween gym visits - now I am a lot more sedentary, I tend to use electric, or nothing (where I just use a trimmer for the stubble look, and look like a proper down & out!)
#9
nihcaj
I have used Philips mainly, but had a couple of Braun foil ones, and loved them... HOWEVER, the foils are so fragile, the slightest knock, and it's ruined, and new foils are both hard to come by, as well as so expensive that you are almost at the price of a new shaver!

A damaged foil is something to be experienced too... you think it will be OK "for a while" then it it wears on the crease, and when you least expect it, it splits and makes a very nice slash of your face! :-(

Wet shaving is SO much better, of course; when I was fitness training 3 times a week, used a steam room and then a wet razor immediately after for fantastic results, so I rarely shaved inbetween gym visits - now I am a lot more sedentary, I tend to use electric, or nothing (where I just use a trimmer for the stubble look, and look like a proper down & out!)


Oh how I wish for the stubble look! For some reason I have a 1cm patch on one side of my face that doesn't grow hair! It is obviously stuck pre puberty! :oops:
#10
kamtheman;7045924
Oh how I wish for the stubble look! For some reason I have a 1cm patch on one side of my face that doesn't grow hair! It is obviously stuck pre puberty! :oops:


When you are my age, the gaps begin to get hidden by the loose folds of skin, something like a Shar-pei :whistling:
#11
kamtheman
Umm, according to the Philips website where you enter your requirements it does come up with this as a 'shave in the shower' product. So, I'm sure they'd cover it if it went wrong!


No mention when I look at the UK site as to it's suitability for shaving in the shower! Also no mention in the user manual or specification leaflet. This unit is primarily designed for 'dry' shaving and if used 'wet' all the time may reduce it's life. It is only listed as washable so buy with caution if planning to wet shave all the time!
#12
HotBot
No mention when I look at the UK site as to it's suitability for shaving in the shower! Also no mention in the user manual or specification leaflet. This unit is primarily designed for 'dry' shaving and if used 'wet' all the time may reduce it's life. It is only listed as washable so buy with caution if planning to wet shave all the time!


I used the Shaver Advisor on this page...

http://product-advisor.philips.co.uk/gb/Shavers/#/questionnaire/qread=/currentQTab=-1/currentPanel=shopWindow/productCode=null/

Answer the first couple of questions and the 3rd is where do you usually shave, select 'in the shower' and the above shaver is recommended.

I've noticed that even on their new models if you click waterproof on the selection tab it still doesn't list it as a selling feature on the documentation.

Where does it say designed for dry shaving? Isn't that taken for granted on all electric shavers??
#13
Price Gone up to £88 so I'm expiring it.

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