Philips Norelco 1160X/42 SensoTouch 2D Reviews

Philips has always been a depending brand. Not only is this brand dependable the Philips electric shaving models tend to give the closest shave possible compared to other electric shavers trying to compete with a manual shaver.

Lets dig (or shave) deeper into the models features, shall we?


This shaver like it’s older brother Norelco SensoTouch 3D comes with the GyroFlex 2D motion technology that allows for optimal flexibility as the whole shaving head assembly can incline at any angle simultaneously, the individual shaving heads themselves can move towards the center independently.

Pivot, slope, and glide in any direction you need and the blades travel behind.


The Norelco 1160x/42 (also known as the 1160cc) requires a full one-hour charge, which results in a 50-minute shaving timespan not too great compared to higher-end models that deliver a full 60-minutes but with the lower price tag a 10-minute shortage isn’t too terrible.

Also with this shaver, you can’t shave while plugged in, which means if you run out of power mid-shave you have two choices.

Choice A. Run around crazy looking for that disposable razor


Choice B. Run a quick charge for a few minutes to give you enough power to even out your shave.

One nice feature is that it does come with a battery life indicator. You will know when you’re about to lose power so you can concentrate more on having an even shave instead of worrying too much about a close shave if you don’t have extra time to wait for any additional charging.


The cleaning system is pretty simple. Just face the shaver head first into the cleaning/charging stand and with just a push of a button it will begin the cleaning process. The shaver doesn’t just get cleaned the cleaning jet system also lubricates simultaneously while charging the shaver.

If you’re okay with cleaning your shaver manually and want to save some money, look for brands that don’t contain the letters “cc” or the numbers “42” in it.

Look for models with /40 in the product description to save you some money because even with the /42 model you don’t necessarily have to spend money on all those cleaning solutions. Simply take off the shaving head assembly and run under water and shake dry. This process is not as effective of a clean as you would get by using the Jet System but if you mix it up (every three uses clean with jet system and just rinse in water the other days) you can save some money without causing your blades to deteriorate.


This shaver deserves its place with other great shavers and it may have less bragging right’s than the SensoTouch 3D line but with less money it holds its own.

The Jet system works great and give the shave a full service performance but if you’re okay with a manual clean then go for the products without the jet system to save some money. All in all it’s a mighty fine shaver.

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