Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900
Rating – 4 Stars out of 5
About the product
- Perfection in every pass: Each shaving head moves in 8 directions to cut up to 20 percent more hair
- Special Wet & Dry electric Edition with aquatic technology so you can enjoy a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave with gel or foam
- The wet & dry electric shave system cuts hairs up to 30 percent closer to the skin for close and comfortable shave
- The click on beard styler, equipped with five length settings, gives you the flexibility to create the look you want
Shave closer and more comfortably with the Philips Norelco Shaver 8900. This wet or dry electric shaver is designed to contour to the curves of your face and cut closer to the skin. Cutting 20% more hair in a single pass and 30% closer to skin, the Shaver 8900 gives you our most advanced shave yet!
Electric Shaver Reviews
I have had been using a Braun Series 7 790 cc shaver for years. I liked it, but I never felt it was giving me as close a shave as it should. I decided to look for alternatives and decided I was going to try out one of the Norelco 3-head shavers. There are lots of different models at varying prices so I couldn’t really tell which one would be the best one to try. After weighing reviews and price point I chose this one. I am so glad I did.
I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon, and this is THE best purchase I have made this year. I never really believed that the strange 3-head style of shaver could give an effective shave. Well, now I have tried it and I have no more doubts about it. This shaves wonderfully.
I’ll start with the most important thing – The Shave:
I am amazed at how well this shaver hits all of the different areas of my face, neck, upper lip, and jawline. I should mention that I only do dry shaves, not wet ones. Unlike my old foil shaver I do not need to press it hard against my skin for the blades to make good contact. They mention in the product description that it can take 21 days for your face to acclimate to the new shaver and get the most effective shave from it. I happened to get all of the benefits right out of the box on day 1. It’s a night and day difference from my Braun. Moving it in a constant circular motion is intuitive, easy, and it works. The heads really do pivot enough to conform to all of the angles on my face. When I’m done shaving I brush my hand across my face and verify how close the shave is. So much better than my foil shaver. I have had absolutely no issues with this pulling any hairs or causing skin sensitivity. I am impressed.
They have changed the SmartClean dock that is included with this shaver. In the photos and in other reviews it shows a dock with a progress bar for the cleaning process. As you can see in the attached pictures, it now only has the three main steps, as well as charge and replace icons. This doesn’t affect the effectiveness, but does make it harder to tell how far along the process is. Also a sign that Philips is trying to cut costs on this model. (or on all models)