Save your money. Norelco has ruined a good razor. I have an old discontinued Norelco SmartTouch XL, which is still an excellent razor. This SensoTouch is not, for several reasons... 1. They've reduced the number of holes and slots in each foil, dramatically reducing the cutting speed and closeness. My XL has holes and slots covering each foil; the SensoTouch only has them on the outer edge of each foil. The difference is obvious.
2. The trimmer is integrated on the XL; it's a separate attachment on the SensoTouch, requiring you to take it with you everywhere your razor goes.
3. The XL recharging cord plugged directly into it; the SensoTouch requires a special charging "stand" that must also be hauled around with you.
4. The XL had a pivoting head and separately cushioned foils which did the same thing as the 2D or even 3D head on the SensoTouch, but a lot simpler and more effective. The new design is gimicky and I suppose justifies the higher pricetag because it looks sexy on the box. For those reasons, I returned this $100 razor, which seemed cheaply constructed and didn't do a very good job of shaving, and bought a $60 Braun 3 instead, which I am much more satisfied with. Numbers 1-4 above are not a problem with the Braun: the shave is fast and close, the trimmer is attached, the cord plugs directly into it, and the foil adjusts to your face just fine, and the replacement heads are cheaper than the Norelco. Norelco, bring back the XL! When you have a good thing, don't mess with it!
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