Review Of Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D Electric Shaver With Jet Clean System

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The man looking for the latest in three dimensional contouring and the closest possible shave should be Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver with Jet Clean System. In addition to the perfect grip to fit a man’s hand, the multi-directional head allows for close shaving with no skin irritation.

The shaver flexes outward, pivots around and tilts to the inside-facing curve. The flexible motions adjusts perfectly to every neck and face curve so that irritation and pressure is minimized.



The design of the tool is an engineering marvel. Every aspect of comfort and function has been considered and implemented in the shaver. With everything in smooth perfection, shaving becomes a pleasure rather than just another chore.

The innovative design features superior cutting and performance without giving up the comfort of the skin. In addition to smooth operation and naturally fit in the hand, a Jet system for cleaning is effective in lubricating, cleaning, and charging the razor easily and conveniently.

Because the unit is powered by a lithium ion battery, the shaver works as well as a portable cordless as it does as an electrically powered version.


Features and Performance

The special features that are part of the engineering include the GyroFlex 3D system, UltraTrack shaving heads, an AquaTec seal, and the SkinGlide shaving surface are all incorporated into the design of the razor.

With the GyroFlex 3D, the shaving heads can flex in any direction following every curve of the face seamlessly. They work as part of a unified whole, but each of the elements works separately and adds to the enjoyment of the shaving experience.

The shaving heads of Philips Norelco 1280X/42.

The shaving heads are designed with three shaving tracks, including holes for the short stubble, channels for hair that is longer and slots for the long hairs. The lifting action of the Super Lift & Cut dual blade ensures a close shave, since the hairs are lifted so that they may be cut off comfortably below the level of the skin.

The shaver works whether in the shower or dry. Further, the wet shave and dry shave are each comfortable. The SkinGlide shaving surface is designed to move smoothly over the skin without dragging or pulling. The AquaTec seal ensures that there are no problems even in the shower.

The device has incorporated an on-board cleaning system known as Jet Clean so that the razor is always charged, lubricated, and cleaned. You can choose the perfect setting, depending on whether you want normal, low energy or intensive cleaning. In addition, the device has a cordless mode, so that you aren’t dependent upon electricity for power. It works under varying power conditions, so can be used overseas.

The battery of Philips Norelco 1280X/42.

One battery charge requires only 60 minutes and provides up to 60 minutes (or a maximum of 20 days) of shaving time. You can track the amount of remaining power in the battery. The device also tells you when you need to replace the blades.


What is In the Box?

The shipping box includes the razor, charging stand, protective cap, travel pouch and the cleaning brush. The Jet Clean system, Jet Clean solution and brush help to keep the shaver operating efficiently. Of course a power cord makes the system complete.



Shaving Performance

  • Contour-following: GyroFlex 3D contour following
  • Shaving System: UltraTrack shaving heads, Speed XL shaving heads, DualPrecision System, Patented Super Lift & Cut
  • Styling: Skin friendly precision trimmer
  • Skin Comfort: SkinGlide


Ease of use

  • Charging: 1 hour, Rechargeable, Cordless, Quick charge
  • Shaving time: Up to 20 days
  • Display: Full numeric battery indicator, Battery low indicator, Charge indicator, Travel lock, Cleaning indicator, Replace shaving heads indicator
  • Wet & Dry: Wet and dry use, Jet Clean
  • Cleaning: Washable
  • Jet Clean+: 3 cleaning settings, Automatic, Cleans, lubricates and charge, Intensive, Low-energy



  • Handle: Slim handle, Easy grip, Anti-slip grip
  • Finishing: Chromed frame, LED Display
  • Color: Black



  • Stand: Charging stand
  • Pouch: Luxurious pouch
  • Maintenance: Cleaning brush, Protection cap
  • Jet Clean+: 3 cleaning settings, Automatic, Intensive, Low-energy



  • Battery Type: Li-ion
  • Run time: 60 min
  • Automatic voltage: 100-240 V
  • Stand-by power: 0,15 W
  • Max power consumption: 5,4 W



  • 2-year guarantee
  • Replacement head: Replace every yr with RQ12

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