Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 | A Brutally Honest Review
December 10, 2018
Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 S9721/89
How well does the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 shave? Is the Norelco 9700 a wet/dry shaver? Is the Philips Norelco 9700 worth the price? How easy is the s9721 to clean?
The Philips Norelco Shaver 9700 is their most advanced shaver, yet. The Contour Detect Technology allows the heads to move in 8 directions, independently. This alone is a game changer! Amazon sent me the Philips Norelco s9721 with free 2-Day Prime Shipping so it came quickly and well-packaged. I unboxed it the same day as my last shaver had finally died and I was looking a bit like a Sasquatch. That was about 6 months ago so I’ve had plenty of time to get a feel for its function and potential longevity. So far it still shaves like a champ with the original blades installed. I have not yet shaved wet but I assume the results would be just as astounding! The self-cleaning function of the Norelco Shaver 9700 is also very convenient as keeping your electric shaver clean is important.
The bottom line? We all know that electric shavers don’t shave as close as a static bladed razor, but the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 S9721/89 comes darned close and will be with me for years to come. It is one of Norelco’s more pricey electric shavers but if you’re like me, investing in a unit that will last for years while providing a superior shave is well-worth the price!
Test Parameters for the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700:
All testing was done in my home, dry, without any additional lubricants, gels, soaps or creams. Apart from the first use, each shave was performed at no more than 2-day intervals, so, fairly light stubble. I used no skin preparations before or after so I could judge fairly.
An Exerpt from the Manufacturer’s Website:
“Philips Norelco Shaver 9700 is our most advanced shaver yet. With the unique Contour Detect Technology, each shaving head independently moves in 8 directions to follow your face’s every curve. This improved contouring helps cut up to 20 percent more hair in a single pass. The newly designed V-Track Precision Blades collect hair in the optimal cutting position, resulting in a more comfortable shave that’s 30 percent closer.”