Summary: Shaver lasted 8 months then went into go slow. Seems like one of the little motors has seized up or something. Options available - return to manufacturer. Not much use, I need a shaver every day.
Summary: I just wanted to put everything in perspective because a lot of people seem to just love things when they are not really analysing properly lol Anyway, it shaves ok, but the blades rotate quite slowly, so you cant move it around your face very quickly. So its no good for a fast shave. Its the first philips type shaver I have had, and the head is too big to fit between your nose and your top lip, so you end up shaving your mouth too!
Summary: I purchased this shaver as it was cheaper than replacing the worn out battery and cutters of my previous model, now 10 years old but of a very similar design. The new one is a little lighter and one charge lasts over a week. It shaves very well, but the most noticeable difference is that it is incredibly quiet - so much so that it is difficult to hear the change in noise when the battery is running out.
Summary: i have used an electric shaver almost exclusively for the last 20 years or so, and i am aware of their shortcomings when compared to a wet shave. that said, i have always found my electric shavers to be adequate for the task. when my current shaver started trying to kill me by leaving really pronounced scratches on my face, i realised it was time for a change. i decided to go for this particular model as i had used philips shavers in the past. what a revelation!
Summary: I've had a fair few shavers in my time, many of them with bells and whistles galore and costing far too much. When I was contemplating this one, I saw that it cost less than replacing just the shaving heads of my Braun, and the Philips washable shaver I used to own. So, I reckoned it was worth the gamble to go for this modestly priced HQ6990 Philips job. After all, I was getting a completely new device, blades, battery, the lot. RESULT: one very satisfied customer.
Mr. Samuel E. C. Mathews "Monkey Man Mathews", Amazon
28 August 2010
Summary: Yeah I firstly have to say that this product is very good! I do however have a few quams with it. No. 1, it does create a lot of uncomfortable friction to the throat after you have finished with it which makes your whole facial area fell like it's on fire! My second problem with this electric rasor, is that it doesn't cut heavy stuble at all.
Unbeatable shave for the price. (Please see update)
Billy The Baker, Amazon
16 July 2010
Summary: I've just been browsing a few reviews and after reading some of the "downgrades" decided to post my own views on this shaver which I bought Sept 2009 from Amazon. It is a more than adequate shaver for the price charged. It shaves close with no shaver burn, recharges very quickly and the charge lasts me well. I've recently bought the Philips HQ110 head cleaning spray and this simplifies the cleaning process as it cleans and lubricates in one go.