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Philips Norelco - 5100 Wet/Dry Electric Shaver - Charcoal Grey/Pike White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 374 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Razor From Philips Norelco!

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    Rodeobo
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    I'm 60 years old and have been using the Norelco razors since I started shaving. I've tried others, but nothing I've found shaves as comfortably or as smoothly as the Triple Header design that Norelco invented many years ago. This, believe it or not, is only my third Norelco since I started shaving! They last a long time and hold up very well. Much lighter weight than before, but the performance and cordless ability are fabulous! I'd recommend this razor to anyone! BTW... if you hear that it takes a few weeks for your skin to adapt to a different razor, that can be very true. But, after that period of time (where you might feel a little bit of irritation), everything is a breeze and you should be able to have perfect shaves forever! This was not the case for me with this one as I've been using the same triple-header design for so many years and I'm already used to it. No other electric razor has given me such great close shaves. I highly recommend!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good . . . For an electric shaver

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    E15880
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    As long as you're willing to accept that an electric shaver is never quite going to shave as close and thoroughly as a traditional blade, this is a pretty good razor. The battery lasts quite a while on each charge, and it is often very convenient to shave in the shower, with shaving cream and all. I usually had to do a tiny bit of touch up with a traditional blade every time I got out of the shower though. Also, if I hadn't shaved in a few days, there was no way the electric razor was going to work without it hurting more than I could tolerate. Of course, these are all things I think you just have to expect and accept with any electric razor. Final gripe: if you drop it in the shower, it's done: the hinge on the head assembly will bust, and there is no replacement part for it (only the actual blade inserts are replaceable). After having to replace two of these razors, I finally gave up on electric razors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great.

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    PJAL84
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    I've been wanting to try electric for a while simply because shaving is a chore! The razor itself is well made and comfortable. Disassembly and cleaning of the shave head is a bit fiddly but no big hassle. The trimmer head is absolutely worthless. It couldn't give me a nice edge even if I threatened it. Time to break out a manual razor. Battery life is fine, quieter than I expected (sonicare is noisier). Shaving both dry and wet is nice but unsurprisingly wet with lather is better. I never get quite the cleanliness of a manual razor but I have less of a problem shaving more frequently so it seems a fair trade off (hair stays shorter more consistently). I haven't got any nicks from shaving which is great, a couple of minor shaving burns but nothing more. Overall good, but not great. Curious to know what the value curve looks like (cost/performance) on the more expensive ones. Maybe we'll see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Close Shave with Minimum Effort

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    zeekstern
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    I purchased the Norelco 5100 to replace an older 7310 Norelco shaver that needed the blades replaced. I normally purchased the lower end models thinking that there really couldn't be that much of a difference in performance. Boy was I wrong. The first thing I noticed is how much better the Norelco 5100 fits in your hand as well as how light it is compared to previous models. It is also much quieter than other models I have used. And finally it really does give a great close shave with a minimum amount of effort. The only thing I don't like is that you have to lift off the head to put the trimmer on. It's not that it is hard to do but it seems to me that eventually the piece that the shaver head and trimmer fit into to could eventually wear out. That's the reason I only gave it 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly Perfect

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    charlesfdaniel
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    I've been a daily shaver for over ten years. I only recently treated myself to an electric razor to see if it would suit me. I started small with a wired, stationary-head model. Once I decided I liked it, I invested in this razor as a daily shaver (the starter model was a pharmacy purchase - not bad but not great). It works great, I only need to charge it a couple times a month, and I can use it with cream and in the shower. It cleans well, shaves well, and is ergonomically great. If the blades were a tiny bit quicker to raze on the first pass, it would be a perfect ten (although I'm not sure ANY razor can accomplish that). It's a steal for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Another Weak Norelco/Phillips Shaver

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    IslandDad
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    What happened to Norelco? I had one that gave me a decade of good, close, even shaves. I bought a newer version a few years ago and it didn't shave very well at all. Fast forward a few more years and several hundred cartridge refills, I decide to give them another try with this one. It's also terrible. After you charge it and turn it on the first time you can feel how weak it is. It barely buzzes in your hand. I honestly thought it didn't take the charge. Definitely steer clear of this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Norelco shaver 'kit' so so

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    pinocchio
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    The shaver itself is the normal good quality Norelco usually provides,...it does a great job and is easily cleaned. This is the first time I have received a shaver 'kit' from Norelco that did not include a travel case (!!!), and further there is not one listed as an accessory to order later? I plan to discuss this with their customer relations department to see what my options are.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips Norelco - 5100 Nice Shaver

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    delcocat
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    Philips Norelco - 5100 shaver works fast, smooth and comfortable. I was always leery of this type shaver being used to the old style ones but this honestly has put the last two or more Norelco shavers I bought to shame. I wasn't too sure about how I would like the trimmer being separate but it snaps on easily and also works great. i just hope it has lasting power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice shave, but not really better than old shaver.

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    JERRY
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    While I like the swivel head on the new Phillips Norelco shaver, I really don't see a difference between my older, less expensive Phillips Norelco shaver. In addition, to use the trimmer, one has to take off the shaving head, and put the trimmer in its place. This is time consuming, especially since the pieces don't always fit easily. Bottom-line buy the less expensive Phillips Norelco shaver, without the swivel head.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good comfortable razor

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    Electroshave
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    The razor is OK. It is comfortable to use and seems to cut well, however, I think it is too expensive for what you get. My old Norelco which was about half the cost cuts just as well and has a convenient pop-up trimmer (this is a drawback to the new razor - you have to remove the cutting head and put on the trimmer which is very inconvenient). I would not buy this razor again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy

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    Bill
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    I've had a Norelco triple head shaver for many years - with one replaced head. It was time to renew my shaver with an updated Norelco. It's so quiet I can shave at midnight and not disturb the wife. And, it cleans so easily. The only bad thing is: once the battery is exhausted, the shave shuts of immediately - no warning. So, after a few days of shaving, I do a recharge - if it needs it or not. Good price too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great electric shaver

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    Cisco
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    The Philips Norelco 5100 wet/dry electric shaver is the best shaver that I have ever used. It doesn't take long to charge and there's a quick charge if you need a quick shave. I also like that I can rinse the shaving head holder with hot tap water. The shaver comes with a trimmer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Satisfied

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    Equator
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    I have been using electric shavers for over 30 years. I ended up going between Braun and Norelco. This one is a series 5000. Gentle on the skin. Low noise and vibration. You may have to swipe a few times for a smooth shave - but that's to be expected in an electric shaver. It is not cheap - but there are way more expensive brands in the market. This one is worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as i expected

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    Niceguy53
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    The philips norelco 5100 did not perform as expected. Ive been using it for several weeks, and it has yet to satisfy my expectations. Its not very powerful. It does not leave face smooth. I still have stubbles and i have to shave with a razor afterwards. I regret buying it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Razor for a Challenging Beard

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    Ziffell
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    When you have facial hair that grows multiple directions, this razor does the job. The three floating heads catch every curve of your neck (especially round your adams apple). Additionally, I have sensitive skin along with this crazy hair pattern (if you can call it a pattern) and course beard. I get a close, smooth and comfortable shave without irratation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    replacement

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    Baer
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    so i got this razor to replace an older model Norelco that they did not have the blades for anymore, this was a reasonable cost replacement, but it has some less features, like no good way to tell how much charge it still has left, but it does offer a notification of when to clean the heads.... which is after almost every shave. It is a bit easier to clean at least

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New shaver

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    suth
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    I bought this shaver to replace an old one. I thought I would give one of the movable head units a try. It did a good job after I retrained myself, meaning it doesn't hold or maneuver my face in quite the same way as my old one. It also makes more noise than the old one. Overall the shave is good and it has an excellent battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Saved my face

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    Usngsec
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    I switched to an electric shaver after 20 plus years of regular razors. This one is smooth and really gives a close shave. Works wet or dry too. Easy to clean. The only thing I don't care too much for is switching the head to use the trimming attachment. It's easy to do, but I would have liked an integrated one instead. Overall very happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth and Efficient

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    MIKingbird
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    This shaver works great !! It shaves close and smooth, and the battery seems to hold it's charge for quite a while ( I bought mine about a month ago and I haven't had to recharge it yet ). My only peeve is that the On/Off button is a little too big and I find myself accidentally turning the shaver off before I am actually done shaving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shaves well and holds a charge

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    Traveler33
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    After putting my previous Norelco through the wringer, I felt another one would be a good choice. Went back and forth between this model and the next expensive, but could not find a reason to spend the extra cash. Works well, holds a charge, and the new charger is quite compact, making traveling with it much easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend