The Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 has recently been renamed Shaver 2100, and will be produced in new packaging, but both versions are the same. Either version could be sent to you if you order this shaver. The Shaver 2100 comes stocked with Philips’ propriety CloseCut shaver heads, which are advertised to cut up to 25% closer than others. Philips’ Flex and Flow system allows the shaver to conform to the contours of your face for a closer shave. There is a pop up trimmer integrated into the shaver for trimming down longer facial hair styles, such as moustaches and goatees. You have the option of powering the shaver from a wall outlet with its cord, or using the shaver’s battery power, which allows approximately 35 minutes of usage from a full charge. Philips offers a free 45-day trial for those skeptical.
If you’ve ever owned an electric shaver before, you know how convenient they really are. Philips Norelco is known as one of the best brands, and for good reason. This shaver functions quite well, but it’s not perfect. Here I’ll give a rundown of the pros and cons of the Shaver 2100. First, let’s talk about the benefits of the Shaver 2100.
The price is quite low for a shaver that delivers a fairly comfortable and relatively close shave, even on the neck. The overall value of the Norelco Shaver 2100 is great.
The CloseCut blades are self sharpening. This is very convenient, and keeps the blades sharp enough to deliver a good shave. This shaver should last a while without having to change the head. That saves time and money.
Thie Shaver 2100 is flexible and can reach spots that other some other shavers have trouble with, such as beneath the nose.
The trimmer is adequately sized to hack off a beard before you shave it completely down.
The Shaver 2100 doesn’t leave razor burn.
It’s fairly quiet.
The shaver is light in the hand.
And now for the disadvantages of the Norelco Shaver 2100.
The Shaver 2100 can’t be washed with water. It can only be brushed to clean. It would obviously clean up better with water and maybe some soap.
It’s relatively slower than some other electric razors on the market. Shaving tends to take longer. If you’re in a hurry getting ready for work in the morning, this could pose a problem. Then again, it is portable and can be used cordlessly. I don’t recommend shaving while in traffic, but where there’s a will, there’s a way!
There is no indicator of remaining battery power when the shaver is unplugged, so you can never be sure how much charge it has.
It feels rather cheap. The overall build quality seems rather low. It’s pretty much all plastic, which is actually what makes it so light.
The Philips Norelco Shaver 2100 doesn’t come with a stand as many other Norelcos do. It doesn’t come with a case or bag to put it in either. All that’s included is a cleaning brush, a protective cap for the head, and the power cord.