tech4xmas 2017 gift ideas review: Philips SW6700/14 Star Wars shaver

tech4xmas 2017 gift list: With the premiere of “The Last Jedi”, this Poe Dameron-inspired shaver (S$219) is an apt gift for the ardent Star Wars fan who wants everything in his life to be associated with the movie series. And as a wet and dry electric shaver, it gives a really close shave with its cutting-edge rotary technology.

The three shave heads flex in 8 different directions to catch 20% more hair with every pass.

The three shave heads flex in 8 different directions to catch 20% more hair with every pass.

Design and appearance wise the glossy SW6700/14 is based on the X-wing fighter that Poe Dameron pilots in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

I like the scratched metal finishing and red stripes.

Adding a nice touch is the red X-wing symbol that flickers during use.

Trying out the shaver, I found the Reflex Action system on the shaver provided a speedy close shave.

As it is moved over the skin, the shaver’s eight-directional ContourDetect flex heads automatically recalibrates to the curves of my neck and face.

Throughout the shave, I didn’t feel any pulling or tugging – because of the shaver’s V-Track Precision Pro technology, which uses 72 self-sharpening V-shaped blades cutting at 151,000 times per minute.

According to Philips, this technology positions each hair in the best cutting position, even on a three-day stubble (mine was a two-day old stubble) for a shave 30% closer to the skin and in fewer strokes, cutting up to 20% more hair compared to Philips predecessor shaver models.

The Poe Dameron-inspired Philips Star Wars Shaver SW6700/14 comes with a pouch and a click-on precision trimmer.

The Poe Dameron-inspired Philips Star Wars Shaver SW6700/14 comes with a pouch and a click-on precision trimmer.

Apparently, it works even on flat laying and different lengths of hair.

I didn’t feel any irritation or burns after use.

Giving this shaver to my dad for Christmas. #tech4mas2017

Giving this shaver to my dad for Christmas. #tech4mas2017

And if you have thick facial hair (which I don’t so I couldn’t test this out myself), there is a turbo+ mode that ploughs through dense parts of your beard with the 20% extra power boost.

Thanks to the shaver’s Aquatec Wet & Dry seal, you can shave wet, with gel or foam, even under the shower. I prefer a quick but comfortable dry shave.

The rechargeable shaver provides more than an hour of cordless shaving on a one-hour charge – that’s about 20 3-minute shaves before the next recharge.

If you need a quick shave and the battery is totally drained, you can do a quick charge for 5 minutes and you can use it for a complete shave.

What I love is that it is easy to clean the shaver after each use – simply open the shaver head to rinse it thoroughly under the tap.

The shaver in the bright red pouch.

The shaver in the bright red pouch.

The shaver can adapt to any voltage and comes with Philip’s standard 2-year worldwide guarantee for its shavers.

The long lasting blades only need to be replaced after two years.

This Poe Dameron-inspired shaver (S$219) would make a lovely Christmas present for the ardent Star Wars fan, especially if the X-wing fighter pilot is the favourite character of the recipient.

This Poe Dameron-inspired shaver (S$219) would make a lovely Christmas present for the ardent Star Wars fan, especially if the X-wing fighter pilot is the favourite character of the recipient.

And for those who want to trim their sideburns and maintain a mustache, the shaver comes with a click-on skin-friendly precision trimmer in the box.

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