For electric shavers under $100.00, sometimes quality is sacrificed for short-term savings. You’re left thinking that you should have spent the extra money, since you don’t look—or feel—the best that you could. This isn’t the case with the Philips Norelco 1150X/46 Shaver 6100. With its unique DualPrecision heads and SkinGlide technology, the skin irritation and patchy coverage that have become benchmarks of cheaper products in the category simply aren’t an issue. This product will give a complete, even, and smooth shaving experience, and it will give you a lot of bang for your buck.
The ergonomic, rubber-gripped handle and space age design of the Philips Norelco 6100 are not only pleasing to the eye, but also to the touch. They make handling the shaver a simple task, letting you avoid the need for going over your tricky facial contours two or even three times. Additionally, at a little over a pound, the 6100 is sturdy, yet not too heavy—perfect for applying just the right amount of pressure to get that perfect shave every time.
The Philips Norelco 6100 comes with a power cord, but it’s designed to be cordless, having a lithium/ion battery that holds about forty minutes of charge with just one hour of plug-in time. Don’t worry about running out of juice mid-shave, either—there’s a battery indicator light and a warning if you’re getting too low on power. An interesting feature of the shaver is that it has a three-minute charging option, which allows you to get a great shave even when you forgot to keep it plugged in. This is great for last minute interviews or meetings when you need to look your best in a hurry. Other features of the 6100 are a convenient charging station/stand, cleaning brush, and travel pouch.
Are you worried about the hassle of cleaning that comes with a lot of electric razors? No need to fear—the 6100’s brush and wet/dry suitability makes cleaning as easy as running it under the tap and giving it a quick go-over. Further, it features a hair collection chamber, which stops your loose hairs from going all over the sink or tub when it comes time to groom.
Electric shavers under $100.00 aren’t normally known for their reliability, but if you have problems with the shaver, Philips Norelco includes a two-year inclusive warranty.
Now, there are some downsides to getting an inexpensive shaver, and the fact that some of the accessories that are included in Philips Norelco’s higher-end models aren’t included with the 6100 is one of them. The SensoTouch beard styler is one of these accessories, and though it would be handy if it were included—what with today’s bearded fashions—it can be purchased separately.
The bottom line is, there might be better shavers out there, but they cost a lot more. The Philips Norelco 1150X/46 Shaver 6100 is definitely the best value—and best shave—for your money.