Philips Norelco 6100 Review – Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D

norelco 6100 reviewThe Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D 6100 is a cordless electric razor.

It features a lithium-ion battery capable of quick and simple recharging for the ultimate convenience: entirely cordless and portable operation capabilities.

In that vein, only one hour of charging provides 40 minutes of complete use to the consumer.

The Advantages Of Norelco SensoTouch

Even more efficiently, this awesome razor features the 5 Minute Charge option, which gives you enough power for a quick shave (around 3 minutes), if you forgot to charge your razor completely the last time you used it.

Additionally, the Norelco 6100 features a replaceable head, so the shaver keeps on ticking after the blades wear out. You will likely need to replace the head around every twelve months.

Additionally, the charging dock folds, making it excellent and efficient for travel. The Norelco SensoTouch 2D 6100 also features an on/off lock switch feature, so the shaver cannot turn on accidentally while carrying it around, wasting battery power and perhaps even damaging itself.

The battery life of a fully charged Norelco SensoTouch 6100 cordless electric razor is impressive. You will regularly get up to 14 days of shaves on a single full charge!

It also charges incredibly fast, and can even last weeks and weeks at a time on a single charge, depending upon your shaving needs and the frequency with which you use your Norelco 6100.

 

The Disadvantages of Norelco SensoTouch

The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D (6100) has few drawbacks, one of which is that the charging cable can only be plugged into the razor’s charging station, and not the razor itself, so if you have forgotten to replace your shaver onto the charging station, you will have to wait for the 5 Minute Charge option in order to accomplish a rather cursory, three minute shave.

In a nutshell, the unit cannot be used at all while charging, which would have been a convenient feature for Norelco to include with this razor.

Additionally, while there is a trimmer included, it is detachable. In other words, instead of featuring a convenient flip-out trimmer option, you need to remove the shaver head and replace it with the trimmer head in order to use the function.

Not all that big of a deal, really, but a flip-out trimmer attachment would certainly have been the more convenient option.  Also, because the Norelco 6100 is ideal for travel, it would seem like a natural conclusion that a travel/carrying case would be included with this electric, cordless razor.

However, no carrying case is included. You will want to purchase a decent travel case for it separately, if you plan to use this cordless and rechargeable electric razor primarily for travel.

I will say that the Norelco 6100 cordless electric razor can seem a little bit loud and noisy, and does not always remove longer hairs on the first sweep, although a second sweep over the area usually takes care of the problem. Additionally, the trimmer head is not always effective in trims where a straight edge is required.

Finally, even though you only need to replace the main shaver head about once a year, it will cost you around $25 to do so. There have also been some instances where the detached trimmer head has broken, and there is no way to replace that part; you simply must buy an entirely new Norelco 6100 rechargeable cordless electric razor.

However, this is not a common problem, so maybe it is a worthwhile risk to take, in light of all the other great features of this product, and its fairly reasonable price tag.

The Verdict

The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D electric cordless wet/dry razor, with a price tag hovering somewhere around $90, is a solid and worthwhile investment.

It is great for travel (providing you get yourself a nice travel case for it), it is fairly versatile, with its wet/dry and waterproof capabilities, and is definitely a great choice for beginners, as the flexible blade heads also allow for safe and gentle usage and results.

No matter what style you prefer for your facial hair, from smooth and clean shaven to full beard, and every imaginable style in between, the Norelco 6100 can get the job done efficiently.

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Even though you cannot use the razor when it is charging, or plug the charge cord directly into the razor for use if you have forgotten to charge it, the extremely long-lasting battery life makes those small drawbacks pretty negligible.

If you have charged your Norelco SensoTouch 2D 6100 properly, you can expect to get anywhere from days to weeks worth of morning shaves out of a single charge, depending on your individual facial hair style and trimming/shaving needs.

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Additional Concerns

It is also worth noting that this razor, particularly when used in the shower, reduces irritation dramatically for users who have especially sensitive skin. The same is true for individuals with sensitive skin who want to use the razor with foams, gels or even lotions.

The technology of its quality, flexible blades design mimics the experience of a traditional razor, making it, once again, ideal for beginners with electric razors.

However, it is a close-shaving razor primarily, with an attachable head for trimming, effective, but definitely not the main function of the Norelco 6100 razor. If your main prerogative is to be close-shaven, with some areas in need of minor trimming, then this could be the cordless razor option for you.

 

Overview of Specifications and Features

Price and Value for Money:

The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D 6100 is a great, effective electric shaver in the $90 price range. Its numerous features include a 2D Contour system that adjusts to the users’ unique facial curves and planes, proving a close and customized shave that will not add pressure or irritate your face, as well as Dual Precision heads that can shave hairs of all lengths, including everything from stubble to hairs of any length.  

SkinGlide Technology

The Philips Norelco 6100 also features SkinGlide technology, which allows the razor to glide effortlessly over your face and give a much smoother and more comfortable shave than other razors of its kind.  There are three DualPrecision shaver heads which feature slots to remove longer hairs and holes for stubble, both of which lift the hairs as they move over, allowing for a deeper cut while ensuring that the user’s skin remains smooth and free of irritation.

Convenient and Portable

The Norelco SensoTouch 2D 6100 cordless electric shaver is ultra convenient and portable, terrific for travel. The voltage can adjust from 100 volts to 240 volts, making shaves during even international travel a snap.

The battery has a years-long rechargeable life, with simple light display indicators to let you know when your razor needs a charge.norelco 6100 review

In wet mode particularly, the Norelco SensoTouch 2D provides an incredibly smooth and close shave, with zero irritation to the sensitive skin of the face. You can use pure water with this shaver to achieve an effortless close and smooth shave, or you can use your choice of shaving foams and gels, and even lotions to achieve your ideal smooth shave.

You can even take this razor into the shower, as it is waterproof. This is because the Norelco 6100 features airing holes that allow it to dry out quickly and safely after a wet shave. All of these features make the Philips Norelco 6100 perfect for individuals with sensitive skin, and for beginners.

The entire shave experience with the Norelco 6100 provides the easiest transition imaginable from traditional razors to electric razors, ensuring that it will be an effortless and pleasant experience.

Ergonomics:

The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D (6100) wet/dry electric cordless shaver is extremely ergonomic, with gripping rubber ridges to avoid slippage or dropping when doing a wet shave or shaving with other lubricating products, greatly reducing the chance of this high-quality electric shaver slipping from your grasp and falling into your sink to break. Its unique and utilitarian design makes it a perfect gift for your Mr. Practical. 

Between its secure ergonomic grip, which make dropping accidents very unlikely, and its attractive design, it makes a great gift.

Norelco 6100 Accessories

When you purchase the Philips Norelco 6100 SensoTouch 2D electric cordless and rechargeable razor, several accessories are included.

The main body comes with the main shaver head, as well as a trimmer head that can be used after removing the main shaver head and replacing it with the trimmer.

It also has a protective cap to cover the shaver blades when they are not in use. A cleaning brush to remove hairs from the trimming and main shaver head attachments is also included.

The charging dock and the power cord needed to use it are also included with your purchase of the Norelco 6100 SensoTouch 2D electric cordless wet/dry razor.

Trimmer Head 

In addition to all the traditional functions of a trimmer head, it is ideal for trimming sideburns and hair at the back of the neck, making the Norelco 6100 even more versatile. The main shaver head is noticeably effective at smoothly removing coarse hair on the face and neck, and the trimmer takes care of precision work.

Final Conclusion

The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D 6100 rechargeable cordless electric razor is a high quality, versatile product ideal for most individuals and their shaving needs, and particularly geared toward beginners in the world of electric shavers.

Its versatile wet/dry use, incredibly long battery life, and included trimming attachment makes it a very desirable, mid-range priced electric shaver.

 

 

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Ruben - Shaver Team

My Name is Ruben Cahn. Every morning I used to cut myself shaving with a straight razor. Many razors promise a close cut shave but fail to deliver. I stumbled upon electric shavers. However, many of them caused skin burns. I decided to educate myself about my next electric shaver. In the process I became electric shaver fanatic. Hope you will enjoy my electric shavers and electric razors reviews.

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