September 17, 2007

Review of the Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X - Part 1

As faithful readers know, we received a Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X not too long ago. This wet/dry electric razor is the top end model of three in the new Moisture Shaving System family, which basically means it charges faster and has a stand which automatically refills the Nivea shaving lotion. (Click here for a full run down of the differences between the three models - 8020X, 8040X, and the 8060X.) I was very excited to try this new razor, especially after trying the new Philips Noreclo Arcitec, which is a similarly designed new electric razor but not meant for wet skin. We'll go through the details of the 8060X, but if you're someone who needs to know how the story ends up front, we recommend the Moisture Shaving System over the Arcitec. How did we end up with that recommendation? You'll have to keep reading.

Quick Start Guide
One of the first things you'll notice after opening the box is the Quick Start Guide - a double-sided page with diagrams showing you how to assemble, shave, clean, and care for your new Moisture Shaving System. Apologies for the dark pictures on the right. My Photoshop-fu is lacking. (Unsolved mystery alert: Why is the model number listed as HS8000.) If you're like me, you hate reading directions. I found this guide useful and intuitive, and while I may have puzzled over a picture or two for 30 seconds, I was up and charging within 5 minutes.

Wet/Dry Shaving
As we mentioned before, the Moisture Shaving System is a wet/dry electric razor, which means you can shave with it on wet or dry skin. This razor is really designed for wet skin, so if you're not planning on using that way, I'd recommend getting the Philips Norelco Arcitec. (Although we recommend wet electric shaving if given the choice.)

The unique thing about this razor is that it dispenses a shaving lotion while you shave, for closer comfort. More on the actual shave later, but this means that in addition to a wet face (which softens your beard hairs) you've got Nivea lotion adding a lubricating layer. Very nice.

End of part 1. More on the Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X tomorrow.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at September 17, 2007 8:05 AM
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