The 6945XL cordless electric razor by Phillips Norelco comes with the patented Close Cut shaving system, combined with a flexible head design that allows the razor to smoothly follow the contours of your scalp. Packing some serious power, the razor features a faster than average charge time, ensuring your razor is powered up and ready to go whenever you need it.
Keep on reading to learn more about this model by Phillips Norelco and find out if the Close Cut technology can really deliver a smoother shave each and every time.
Overview and Features
In terms of features, this electric razor is pretty basic. This model doesn’t come with a separate cleaning station or a charging station, instead it comes with a detachable cord. But while it may not be flashy, it’s definitely not lacking in the power department.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the razor provides a faster charging time and a more reliable performance. The fast charge time allows you to quickly power up your razor in a matter of minutes, a fact which will come in handy for those times you forget to charge your razor.
Aside from the razor and the included power cord, this set also includes a cleaning brush and a protective cap.
Close Cut Shaving System
With a low-quality electric razor you have to learn how to carefully shave your head in order to get the closest, smoothest shave possible. This usually involves going over the same area repeatedly, until the skin feels smooth. But doing so is one of the common reasons you’re experiencing scalp tenderness, irritation, and ingrown hairs.
Unlike lower priced electric razors, this model comes with an innovative blade system that makes it easy even for the beginner to achieve a closer shave. Thanks to the patented Close Cut technology, this razor provides a closer, smoother shave in minutes, without the fear of scalp irritation. The razor’s flexible heads will automatically glide over your scalp, conforming to the shape of your head. Because the razor offers a smoother shaving process, you won’t have to worry about scalp irritation, redness, or ingrown hairs.
This a rotary style electric razor. Unlike a foil razor, when shaving with a rotary razor you’ll need to use circular motions instead of moving the razor back and forth. Using the wrong shaving technique with this style of razor can cause scalp irritation, redness, or ingrown hairs. If you’ve never used a rotary electric razor before, click here to read our article on how to shave your head with an electric razor.
This razor comes equipped with a battery charging indicator light, so you’ll always know when it’s time to plug in your razor for a fast charge. The lithium-ion battery offers eight hours of runtime, which is pretty impressive for a razor in this price range. Additionally, the battery charge time is only three minutes.
Shaving with the cord plugged in can be difficult, especially if you’re used to a cordless shaver. However, it is handy to have if you don’t have time to wait for the battery to charge and need to make some last minute touchups.
Warranty and Money Back Guarantee
The razor is covered by a forty-five-day money back guarantee and a two-year product warranty.
Unfortunately, this razor doesn’t come with a cleaning station, however, it’s still a low maintenance razor. To ensure you get the smoothest shave possible, each and every time, make sure you use the included brush to keep the razor’s blades free from hair and debris. The blades should be replaced once a year.
Wet and Dry Shave
The razor is one hundred percent waterproof, so you can enjoy both a wet or dry shave, unless of course you have the cord plugged in during use. With a wet shave you can use your favorite shaving gels or foams. You can also take the razor in the shower for a faster, smoother shave. Since the blade system is designed to glide over the contours of your scalp, you won’t need to take a mirror with you into the shower to ensure a clean shave.
- Highly portable
- Corded and cordless operation
- Close Cut technology
- Eight-hour battery life
- Wet and dry shave approved
- Does not come with a cleaning station or charging station
Is this Razor Suitable for Shaving Legs?
No. The rotary design requires the user to use circular motions when shaving, which can be difficult to do when you’re shaving your legs. This razor should only be used on the head and face. To learn more about electric razor styles, click here to read our buyer’s guide.
Does this Razor have a Trim Feature?
No. This razor works as a shaver only. If you want a razor that can trim and shave we recommend the Philips Norelco 1250X/40 SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor (Series 8000). It features a comparable battery life and comes with a few extra features that this basic razor is lacking.
Can I use this Razor if I Travel Overseas?
Yes. The razor’s worldwide voltage feature allows the razor to automatically adjust from one hundred volts to two hundred and forty volts AC.
Conclusion and Rating
This Phillips Norelco electric razor offers a longer than average battery life, faster charge time, and Close Cut technology, for a smoother shave, each and every time. This razor may not have all the fancy bells and whistles that higher priced electric razors do, but it can offer a longer runtime and a more powerful, reliable performance. We gave this razor a rating of four and a half out of five stars.