The Philips Norelco Shaver 3100 is promoted by the Philips as “designed to produce a comfortable shave with little irritation”. When it comes to electric shavers, that is pretty much what any guy is looking for – a great shave that does not burn. It’s sort of the magical combination that many shavers come close to matching, but with so many variables ranging from specific skin conditions to the sharpness of blades, finding the right fit is difficult. Philips Norelco shavers are usually near the top of the list of electric shavers that have the ability to shave close without much in the way of irritation.
The Philips Norelco Shaver 3100 has ComfortCut heads that are designed with rounded edges for comfort. They also are designed this way to glide on skin for a closer shave that the manufacturer claims is accompanied by 66-percent more comfort. The shaving heads follow the shape of your face easily with the Flex and Float System they are designed with. This provides better coverage and more efficient shaving. The result is less time shaving over trouble spots which may lead to irritation. There’s also a built-in pop up trimmer for beards, moustaches and sideburns.
The Philips Norelco PT724/46 Shaver 3100 comes complete with a powerful Lithium-ion battery that will provide a total of 40-minutes shaving time after an 8-hour charge. There’s also the option of a 3-minute quick charge for a single shave. The battery will also hold a charge for up to two weeks, depending on level of usage. There’s is a handy LED indicator that shows you when you need to charge the shaver as well as how much charge it is currently holding. Because it is rechargeable, you can use the Philips Norelco Shaver 3100 corded or cordless.
You can trust the Philips Norelco Shaver 3100
Philips also stands behind their products and this shaver is no exception. There is a 45 day risk-free trial offered as well as a full two-year warranty. The design of the Philips Norelco Shaver 3100 is such that it is completely waterproof. This means you can use it in the shower and cleaning is simple as you can just hold the product under running water for a fast clean. The complete package includes the electric shaver, a protective cap, cleaning brush and power cord.
Online reviews of the Philips Norelco Shaver 3100 are mostly positive with many features pointed to as having a great appeal to customers. Items including the handy built-in pop up trimmer and the cordless shaving option appear most often in online reviews. The innovative 3-minute quick charge is a huge bonus for those too busy to plug it in all night or don’t want to try to shave with it plugged into the wall first thing in the morning. The ease with which this shaver can be cleaned is another bonus. Essentially you just pop open the shaving head unit and stick it under a tap of running water.
Additional features earning praise online include the battery light indicator which tells you how much charge, when to charge and that it is charging. The great design of this shaver is another good feature according to online reviewers who call it a nice, soft and comfortable item to hold. As is usually the case, if the razor you are using is easy to hold and operate, you are likely to use it more frequently. Also, for longer shaving sessions, a comfortable handheld grooming tool makes for a better shaving experience.
Value for Money
The down side to this shaver is that the heads will require replacement in a year, but that is true for most Electric Shavers. Aside from that, this is an excellent shaving tool that provides a smooth, close and comfortable shave with little irritation. As for cost, this is a lower priced shaver which and one of the best Philips shavers in this price bracket. Philips products are generally good choices and this is another great product produced by this manufacturer. The 45-day risk free trail allows you to ‘test’ how it works without having to fully commit to the purchase and that works for many. The other side of the coin is that for many who have tried the Philips Norelco Shaver 3100, they rarely get returned after the risk free trial period has passed.