“Morning shows the day”. If you have a difficult morning right at the start of the day, the entire day schedule goes on for a toss. And one of the most essential things that you want to start your day with is a perfect close shave. This is where Philips Norelco as a brand comes in handy. Norelco, a trusted brand in the men’s grooming sector, has teamed up with Philips to give you those perfect shaves that make your day. Philips Norelco 3100 electric shaver formerly known as the Power Touch speaks for itself. With a Comfort Cut shaving system this shaver is rightly marketed by Philips as “adds power to your morning” and your perfect start to your day is just moments away.
Philips Norelco 3100 review
Grip and Hold:
The Philips Norelco 3100 is compact and light weight. Its ergonomic design gives you the grip that fits in your hand comfortably while you glide it through your cheeks and chin. The texture of the grip keeps it from slipping from your hands even when they are wet. The entire shaver has a forward bend that gives it an edge over other shavers in terms of grip and easy maneuvering of the shaver.
The Rotary Head:
Philips Norelco 3100 is equipped with three rotary heads. Each head is fitted with a rotating blade. The heads have gentle rounded edges so that the shaver can smoothly run through your face without giving you the redness and irritation that you so don’t desire. Hence they are called the Comfort Cut heads. Each of these heads is capable of flexing and floating independent of each other. This feature in the shaver helps you to move your shaver smoothly over the contours of your face. The heads can adjust to the curves of your face, which is so unique to you, independent of the shape of your face. The Flex and float coupled with the comfort cut heads enables the shaver to move closer to your skin while snipping off even the hairs that lie close to your skin. It also gives you an almost perfect shave in one go so that you do not have to run the shaver time and again over the same area. This not only makes it faster but also reduces the chances of a skin irritation. Philips claims this shaver to give a 66% closer shave compared to other brands and most users would claim it to be true. The HQ head has been replaced by a SH50 and has to be changed every twelve months.
A trimmer is essential when it comes to adjusting the sideburns and for those who would love to flaunt a perfect well maintained moustache. Keeping this in mind, this shaver has been fitted with a pop up trimmer at the back of the shaver. The position of the trimmer is extremely important and the Philips Norelco 3100 excels in this point as the trimmer comes in no way close to the shaving head and you can manage the trim in a jiffy.
The Philips Norelco 3100 is completely waterproof. It can be used wet/dry in that you can use it over a wet face or with shaving foam, gel or lotion. But the shaver is equally good when used dry. It is generally not recommended to use this shaver in the shower. It is completely waterproof though and can be easily cleaned under tap water. To clean the shaver you just need to simple pop-open the shaver head and hold it under hot tap water. The shaver has to be given a quick clean after every use. A cleaning brush, that is a part of the kit, can be used to remove those unconventionally stuck hairs and residual shaving foam. It is not advisable to submerge the shaver in water although it’s waterproof or to clean it with a dry towel.
Battery and Indicator:
The Philips Norelco 3100 is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The shaver can be charged by placing it on the charging dock. It takes eight hours to charge the shaver which is quite a time when compared. Once fully charged the shaver can give you 40 minutes of continuous shave. So you can use it for approximately 10days before charging it again if you shave daily. The shaver can keep the charge for a period of two weeks if not in use. This is comparatively low when compared to other high end shavers which can last for months. The shaver can also be used corded or cordless. If you have forgotten to charge it and still need a shave, you have a quick charge option wherein you can charge it just for three minutes and get the desired shave. The shaver has a LED charge indicator which tells you when to charge the shaver and also glows when it’s being charged.
Philips gives a 2 year limited warranty with this product along with a 45 day trial period. If you do not like the product, you can always return it within 45 days of the date of purchase and you will get your money back. This is a good enough reason for you to try this product and see for yourself if it suits you fine.
What’s in the box:
The package has a Philips Norelco 3100, a charging dock, a protective cap, a cleaning brush and a user manual.
In short, the Philips Norelco 3100 is worth giving a try and if you don’t like it you can always return it back to the manufacturer.
Philips Norelco Shaver 3100
- This shaver is a complete value for money in that it is inexpensive and the 45 day trial period helps you decide for yourself if it’s worth it.
- It’s give you a close shave with less or almost no irritation.
- The battery life is not much as compared to other models.
- The battery also takes longer to charge
- The shaver is best when used dry and not to be used under shower.