Summary: I bought the Phillips one step below the current one last year and the one just recently purchased is a 2D 1160. It requires a number of times going over the same area. When used with water and shaving cream it seems to work better, the fact that I am a woman using it on my legs may make a difference. My husband used it and it seemed to do well. I thought it would be the reverse since men have coarser face hair.
Summary: I got this thing for Christmas 2012. Have already had to replace the blade head after 6 months which was in June. Now it looks like I will need another one by December. More $$$ for Phillips! The shaver has a major flaw - the head assembly just snaps on with a little clip. If you shave a little too fast or press a little too hard, the head flies right off the body, hits the ground and comes apart. This happens once or twice a shave to me. A real pain.
Pros: good battery life
Cons: head flies off too easy, blades bad in 6 months, jet clean not worth it
Summary: Upon using this shaver I like its feel in my hand, its quiet opperation, it gives as good a shave as any razer about a 98% effective shave, its cleaning station is quiet, I like how it cleans and then sits without charging the shaver so as not to overcharge, I like the seperate trimming device, it is streamlined and it feels good to shave with.
Pros: see above
Cons: no cons yet give me another year to evaluate this
Summary: Have used Norelco razors since 1965 when my wife bought me my first as a gift. Sold on them since! This one is light weight and holds a charge for over two weeks. Comfortable, close shave every time. Was concerned that the charger works only with the stand. Stand is awkward to travel with. Concerns alleviated on a two week plus cruise vacation when charge lasted even longer than two weeks. Problem: Head keeps coming off base while shaving.
Summary: The razor is a good shave, not excellent, but good. The cleaning kit is cumbersome and probably not worth the extra money and it takes up a lot of counter space for a razor, cleaning kit, and charger stand. The charging process is excellent - a lot of shaves off of one charge. The charging process is not the best. You need to have the razor (which stands upright in a rack), the charging rack, and the charging cord.
Summary: It took a while to get used to electric shaving but, now that I understand how to position the razor in tough areas (i.e., neck contours), I am very pleased with the product. The only thing that should be improved is the trimmer. It really should be built in to the unit. Having to remove the shaving head to install the trimmer is time-consuming and inconvenient.
Pros: easy to clean, clean/charge unit is convenient