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Philips Norelco Shaver 4500 Model AT830 46 Frustration Free Packaging

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
1000
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447.92 grams
WEIGHT
328 meters
SIZE

Review Summary - 921 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Shave Quality
 365
razor, shaver, norelco, shaving, shaves
+87%
-13%
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" ...  It is easy to charge, handle and gives a close shave.  ...  "
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" ...  Gives a close shave haven’t found any cons  ...  "
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" ...  The changes over the years may have been subtle, but the cumulative improvements over three decades result in a pretty amazing shave.  ...  "
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" ...  Have to shave afterwards  ...  "
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" ...  A good shave in a fraction of the time.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my husband who shaves his face and his head.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered a Braun 790cc Shaver and gave it away, I could not get a good shave with it, and it cost over $200.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the flexibility this shaver provides, quick fast dry shave, or a wet shave with shaving cream for fun and a treat for your face.  ...  "
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Hair
 145
norelco, razor, shave, shavers, beard
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Haven't tried a Braun foil but foil shavers are what were around and disappointed me as a teenager.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my husband who shaves his face and his head.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the same shaver for years, great stuff.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using Norelco electric shavers since I was 16 and they have worked great and lasted a long time, until this one.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had several Norelco shavers along with Braun and Panasonic which I was using just prior to getting this one. ... I never got a great shave on my neck as I do not have a heavy beard and my neck is sort of tender so I just do the best I can with all shavers. ... Trimmer works like all the rest just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a lot more power when cutting his facial hair & it just "sounds" different.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked at all of the movable head shavers but I settled in on the old model because of the price (and knowing what I was getting).  ...  "
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" ...  The trimmer feature is so-so--doesn't cut as cleanly as one would like--but the closeness of the shave gets it five stars from me.  ...  "
Battery Life
 70
battery, shaver, battery life, norelco, lasts
+61%
-39%
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" ...  It is very quiet and have been using it going on two weeks with the original charge. ... I hope it lasts as long as the others I have had.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery lasts two weeks with daily use.  ...  "
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" ...  And battery life is good  ...  "
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" ...  holds it charge  ...  "
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" ...  The battery has a long life, and the blades seem to last for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it holds a really long charge.  ...  "
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" ...  The Norelco and the Wahl have Lithium batteries. ... I like the Lithium.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 69
shaver, lasted, norelco, year, stopped working
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I have used this shaver for 4 months now and I have no complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this to replace the similarly designed model I had for 11 years.  ...  "
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" ...  I've owned Norelcos before, in fact this was a replacement for one I used about ten years.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced 15 year old shaver, with newer midel.  ...  "
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" ...  replaced my 15+ year old norleco.  ...  "
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" ...  Had one years ago it worked fine and so does this one  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, had this for about three years without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  This replaced a similar Norelco that I've had for about 20 years. ... I hope this one lasts another 20 years. ... Hell, I hope I last another 20 years!  ...  "
Charging
 62
charging, shaver, battery, charges, holds a charge
+60%
-40%
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" ...  easy to clean and fully charge in less than 30 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price,good quality,shaves close and very good battery life between charges.  ...  "
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" ...  He likes it a lot and especially loves the great battery life, but wishes it came with a charging stand that held it upright so it doesn't have to lie on the shelf in danger of falling in the toilet.  ...  "
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" ...  I was alarmed at first that the motor seems to run so slowly even after a fresh charge, but it still does a better job of shaving days-old stubble than an older plug-in Norelco that I'd used for years!  ...  "
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" ...  holds it charge  ...  "
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" ...  The 2 that I had were not holding charges anymore, simply a result of the maximum number of charge cycles on the NiCad batteries. ... They both worked flawlessly otherwise and are still usable if the charging cords are connected. ... The one-hour charge time is far superior to the older models that I had and the feel of the shaver is very similar to my older shavers.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery charge lasts a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Long lasting charge.  ...  "
Comfort
 50
shaver, neck, skin, face, razor
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Easy to use, solid in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this exclusively on my head.  ...  "
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" ...  Have used Norelco shavers for the past 50 years and must say this is a good replacement for the one I wore out.  ...  "
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" ...  No irritation in sensitive neck area either.  ...  "
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" ...  I would drop the cover on my other ones routinely because they are smooth and slide of the sink edge (or out of your hands) too easily.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband uses this everyday for his face and head.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I've preferred this type of three-floating-head shaver for many years, and I've used several different brands. ... It feels solid, the hinged head latches securely, and it runs very quietly.  ...  "
Cleaning
 42
cleaning, shaver, easy to clean, brush, blades
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Cleaning is easy .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to keep clean.  ...  "
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" ...  only blow it out and brush it out to keep it clean.  ...  "
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" ...  wet and forget works with very little effort.  ...  "
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" ...  I clean the blades after each use, I believe this helps it’s durability.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use for a quick clean up.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll use the enclosed brush from now on. ... I use a can of pressurized air for cleaning hair.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with a special cleaning station and fluid . ... I don't know why Norelco is trying to get anybody to pay $20 to $100 more for a shaver with a cleaning station.  ...  "
As Gift
 35
husband, dad, christmas, got, received
+100%
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" ...  Gift for my dad.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  My 93 year old dad loved this.  ...  "
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" ...  it made a great gift  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for my Dad.  ...  "
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" ...  The gift was well received.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift and he loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this as a present and received a good feedback)  ...  "
Price
 31
money, worth, value, shaver, better
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Better than my other norelco shaver that cost twice as much  ...  "
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" ...  Great shaver for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  I caught this one a daily deal for $42.99. ... Great deal, and I was going to buy new cutters that would have cost 28 bucks for my old model.  ...  "
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" ...  However this model so far seems to be a better product and value than some of those that I’ve spent more money for.  ...  "
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" ...  Liked the low price.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this on a daily deal at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  I recomend it for its moderate price.  ...  "
Overall performance
 28
smooth, fast, works very well, works, slow
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Does a great job  ...  "
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" ...  works very well  ...  "
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" ...  It has worked out very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Just does the job !  ...  "
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" ...  smooth as ever.  ...  "
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" ...  Far as performance pretty happy with it .  ...  "
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" ...  It does a great job.  ...  "
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" ...  Have to admit, like immigrants, it gets the job done.  ...  "
Build Quality
 27
apart, shaver, motor, feels, 6 months
+56%
-44%
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" ...  I mean in terms of the quality of the workmanship.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice metallic finish but that makes it hard to move up or down.  ...  "
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" ...  The grip material replaced shell material from previous models (is it for function or is it for corner-cutting?  ...  "
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" ...  You will need to buy the separete case.  ...  "
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" ...  My consternation arises from the fact that two days after it went missing they located the bag, and this is important because at that point it was *no*longer*missing.  ...  "
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" ...  fell apart after several great years of use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light and has a nice grip.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels solid, the hinged head latches securely, and it runs very quietly.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 22
easy, easy to clean, clean, quick, use
+100%
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" ...  easy to clean!  ...  "
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" ...  The Wahl is harder to manipulate.  ...  "
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" ...  my decision was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  simple to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to keep clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use for a quick clean up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clean and great to travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, solid in the hand.  ...  "
Marketplace
 19
one, thanks, expected, year, thank
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Everything was as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  it was as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great product , right now i am gonna order one more for my father thanks guys  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you great shaver  ...  "
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" ...  Everything as promised  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for a great product!  ...  "
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" ...  Great product exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Delivery
 18
delivery, time, arrived, stated, received
+83%
-17%
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" ...  And yes, the packaging was frustration free.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything as promised  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  was able to get quickly, free delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon delivered within stated time frame in their great hassle free packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered and packaged, earlier than expected!  ...  "
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" ...  Good delivery service.  ...  "
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" ...  On time delivery and good value  ...  "
For Kids
 17
son, husband, shaver, like, bought
+100%
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" ...  I bought this at the request of my son who loves it. ... Yes my son uses it regularly and it does a great job.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves  ...  "
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" ...  Purchase for my son for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Dad loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my 21 year old son .  ...  "
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" ...  Nephew likes it  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves it!  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 17
easy to clean, easy, cleaning, keep, shaver
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to keep clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It is also the easiest to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  only blow it out and brush it out to keep it clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite and cuts clean  ...  "
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" ...  Cleaning is easy .  ...  "
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" ...  Also easy to clean - no need to use a cleaning station or anything extra to buy.  ...  "
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" ...  It is relatively easy to clean.  ...  "
Drying
 16
wet, shaver, shaving, works, used
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I use a can of pressurized air for cleaning hair.  ...  "
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" ...  I got a shower mirror and shower and shave with soap or shave dry before going out for something.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought dry electrics to be convenient but irritating and not "date shave" capable.  ...  "
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" ...  Note: the electric shaver was used dry (without shaving cream).  ...  "
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" ...  He has only used it dry so far but it is nice that you can also use this shaver with shaving cream.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice that you can clean it under warm water, the head and hair collector area.  ...  "
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" ...  After the water air dries.  ...  "
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" ...  A very good wet and dry electric shaver.  ...  "
Fit
 16
hold, falls, apart, small, sink
+50%
-50%
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" ...  You have to make five or six passes over the same spot with a jaw-breaking force applied.  ...  "
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" ...  less than 6 months and completely fell apart.  ...  "
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" ...  The floating heads were impossible to put back in place when I opened the shaver.  ...  "
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" ...  Add to that the issue of the entire head falling off and not reassembling correctly and I now have a paperweight after about two weeks of use.  ...  "
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" ...  now I realize it is due to the non pivoting head causing grabbing/pinching. ... I hold it sideways and go from the outside in or in very small circles.  ...  "
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" ...  Head popped off for cleaning and would not latch back in place. ... Meanwhile, little rotors fell on floor.  ...  "
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" ...  the motor that it has doesn't work strong enough  ...  "
Returns
 15
replacement, sent, send, item, going
+20%
-80%
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" ...  He had to return it because it simply did not do the job.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd like a refund but it may be too late.  ...  "
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" ...  I would return this item right now if I hadn't thrown away the box.  ...  "
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" ...  just got dull and gross and it was time to replace it.  ...  "
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" ...  I would not recommend this at all & returned the one I bought.  ...  "
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" ...  Went back to old model today . ... The 4500 is in the trash.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return.  ...  "
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" ...  I am going to return item.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 13
sounds like, shaver, sounds, slow, running
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Sounds like it is running slower than most but does a great job.  ...  "
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" ...  Way quieter than the older models.  ...  "
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" ...  It's nice and quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  sounds like it's run down until you get used to the fact that it isn't.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  Quiet, moves over my face gently and smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  The shaver is very quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  This shaver is quiet but effective.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 13
water, waterproof, use, shaver, nice
+100%
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" ...  I might even try shaving in the shower for fun but it is hard to improve on what I now enjoy.  ...  "
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" ...  It has increased water proofing than my last model.  ...  "
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" ...  I dropped the dang shaver in the shower .  ...  "
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" ...  I love how you can just rinse it off with water.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice that it works even in the shower. ... Water proof is the way to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Rinsing in water is easy and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't used it in the shower yet, but I may give that a shot at some point--and it's nice to have that option.  ...  "
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" ...  For 15 bucks more, I have a new one that I can use in the shower.  ...  "
Design
 11
good, quality, one, norelco, look
+91%
-9%
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" ...  It is functionally identical to the Spectra: similar design, same heads.  ...  "
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" ...  I always go with this classic Norelco design as I think it is the best of all time. ... It is very noticeable to the naked eye.  ...  "
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" ...  Old, but proven design.  ...  "
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" ...  Need to have a better body design.  ...  "
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" ...  I mean in terms of the quality of the workmanship.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice metallic finish but that makes it hard to move up or down.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, lightweight, good looking.  ...  "
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" ...  our son was thrilled to see the three rotary design .  ...  "
Size
 9
shaver, good, bag, small, one
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Shafer is lighter in weight than some other brands.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for travel and in many ways I like it better than my "real" shaver.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clean and great to travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, lightweight, good looking.  ...  "
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" ...  The trimer is great to have on these and the shaver is good for travel  ...  "
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" ...  He already had one and wanted another for his travel bag.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm on the road about half the year so my 4500 stays in my "travel bag  ...  "
For Running
 7
sounds like, run, stopped, slow, razor
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  Once it was out, it started running again.  ...  "
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" ...  He said it even sounds like it's running slow.  ...  "
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" ...  I have only had this razor for a little over a month and it stopped running.  ...  "
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" ...  it cannot run when plugged in.  ...  "
Washer Dryer
 7
wet, works, used, shaver, one
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  After the water air dries.  ...  "
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" ...  Shaver works well either wet or dry.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great dry or wet  ...  "
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" ...  Was surprised it works better dry than wet, but it works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  A very good wet and dry electric shaver.  ...  "
For Travel
 6
bag, traveling, shaver, one, like
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I bought this for travel and in many ways I like it better than my "real" shaver.  ...  "
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" ...  The trimer is great to have on these and the shaver is good for travel  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my husband for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  He already had one and wanted another for his travel bag.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm on the road about half the year so my 4500 stays in my "travel bag  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
review, everything, edited, advertised, works
+100%
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" ...  it was as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Great product exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything as promised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected.  ...  "
Water Usage
 4
love, wash, stand, rinsing, rinse
+100%
comment
" ...  After the water air dries.  ...  "
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" ...  It has increased water proofing than my last model.  ...  "
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" ...  Rinsing in water is easy and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how you can just rinse it off with water.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
falls, bathroom
+100%
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" ...  Maybe the house cat or dog.  ...  "
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" ...  falls in the bathroom sink, and once on the bathroom floor.  ...  "
Cables
 3
charging, charge, shaver, ones, one
-100%
comment
" ...  The only drawback I see is that the cord is only for recharging  ...  "
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" ...  The cord frayed an began falling apart in 6 months.  ...  "
Packing
 3
frustration, free, plain, good, box
+100%
comment
" ...  And yes, the packaging was frustration free.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice plain packaging  ...  "
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" ...  Good product and good packaging!  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
-100%
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" ...  Received package and item broken.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered replacement heads from Norelco thinking maybe the original set arrived damaged.  ...  "
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" ...  When I opened the box, the shaver was loose and had clearly been rattling around in the box.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought the replacement blade & screen set for about $35.  ...  "
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" ...  Cool digital display.  ...  "
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" ...  In between these I used the Braun Series 7 foil-screen, but found the screens don't last very long and expensive to replace every month or two.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Weight:  447.92 grams
Size:  328 meters