In the world of electric or battery powered shavers, one of the better new introductions is the Philips Norelco 7340. In this Philips Norelco 7340 Men’s Shaving System review, we are going to look at some of this shaver’s features and its pros and cons for users.
This shaver comes with the patented Precision Cutting system. This consists of heads that are ultra thin and manufactured with slots for shaving longer hairs and holes that handle the shortest of stubble. Altogether, the unit is designed to provide a uniform and clean shave in a short time.
It also has another patented feature, the Reflex Action system. This adjusts the heads to every single curve on the face. The head is flexible to keep all three blades in contact with the face regardless of the contours. In addition, each blade is mounted in a floating head that aligns with the skin to assure exceptional closeness.
Another popular feature with this shaver is the Lift and Cut system. Each blade in the rotating heads is actually comprised of two blades. The first lifts the hair and pulls it gently so that the second can cut at a level that falls below the skin when the shave is complete.
The unit is built with water resistance built in so that one can rinse the heads to clean them. It comes with a pop up trimmer that makes it easy to keep sideburns and a mustache neatly trimmed. It also comes with a rechargeable batter that is designed to hold a charge for up to eight days of shaving when fully charged. It features LEDs to indicate when the unit is charging and when it is fully charged. The unit will also run when plugged in.
The Pros of this shaver include an exceptionally quiet motor. It provides a very close shave with minimal skin irritation. The unit is constructed of lightweight materials. The new heads designed for this unit operate fast while shaving closer than previous models. One can shave the neck and Adam’s apple without irritation despite the odd shape of this area. No mirror is required as one can feel the closeness of the shave and find any missed areas.
Cons include the fact that this unit comes without a storage or travel case. It lacks the battery gauge that earlier models had showing the level in the battery. This means that one can be in the middle of a shave and have the unit shut off because it can no longer generate the voltage needed to keep the motor running. This can prove quite inconvenient if one does not have access to a source of AC power to plug in to.
The unit is very light, leading one to believe that it would be easily broken if dropped. The rotary blades are made of plastic instead of metal. This renders them more fragile. The power unit on the cord is quite bulky, making it inconvenient for storage in a travel case.
Overall, our Philips Norelco 7340 Men’s Shaving System review is that this is a good value for the money if one wants an exceptionally close shave from an electric razor.