Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 46
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChuckLuck66 Great but the relplacement blades...
I actually love my Arcitec razor and have used it for over five years.The only problem now are the replacement heads are way too expensive to be replacing every six to eight months when you are now on a fixed income. I could have bought a new razor with the money I have spent on blades that are discontinued in most stores & having to order online.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OKcowboy OVERALL EXCELLENT - VERY SATISFIED
Just used for first time, in the shower and with the sample shaving cream that was included with my 1180X unit. Performed as expected and closeness is as expected for an electric shaver.
I will continue to use a blade razor regularly and this 1180X model occasionally when I am pressed for time and need to shave quickly.
re: COST OF REPLACEMENT HEADS - when you compare to cost of razor blades - over a period of a year or so - will be about the same total cost.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dogface11 Excellent close shave.
I've had several electric razors over the course of my military career, and this is by far the best I've ever had. The other ones I either ended up throwing away or giving away. Since I have a very tough beard, all the others would end up just pulling the hair out of my face, this one actually cuts it. I took this one with me to Afghanistan and would take it out to the boonies with me for up to six days at a time, because of the excellent battery life I could use it the whole time without worrying about it going dead. For me to shave to military regs with an electric razor is amazing.
October 9, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gavin Really disappointed in this product
Purchased this shaver - my fifth Philips - but disappointed in the closeness which leaves a lot to be desired not nearly as good a shave as my previous HQ. Changed heads - yes $50 after about a year - as bad a shave - long hairs not picked up, noisy, and irritating to the skin. I dropped the shaver, the head fell off and I stood on it- rather pleasded actually certainly wont be replacing the head - time to check out Panasonic - maybe even Braun.
August 27, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeS Quality change
I just purchased an Arcitec replacement head for my shaver. I'm getting a better shave than with my year old head which I would expect. However, the portion of the head that locks into the handle appears to have been changed from metal to plastic. In addition, it comes off the handle too easily and falls off at times during cleaning. Even lifting the blade covers to clean them can cause the head to come loose from the handle. Very dissapointing for an expensive replacement part.
October 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Replacement of RQ10
I was first impressed with the shave I got from my new razor; then approximately 1 year later I received and e-mail informing me that it was time to replace the RQ10 head on my razor and to be truth-full, I had been thinking about it because the shaves were not as good. So it was a simple matter to click on the site shown in the e-mail and order the head. I really liked the e-mail advisory.
June 13, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FIBRODRUGGIST Great Razor/Some Problems
The blades do not stay sharp for 1 year. 6 months is a more accurate description. If you try and make it last a year, you will get chafing on your face and neck. I have also had problems with the head falling off during use. I bought a cheap stiff bristle make up brush to sweep out the whiskers. This is the only design of razor, that will truly give me a good shave.
December 28, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by puddy impossible to clean around blades
Heads cannot be taken apart to clean and must be replaced when long hairs pile up around the blades. Running hot water only cleans superficial hair out. One has no choice but to replace entire head ($50) periodically. My previous Norelcos were easily cleaned and only required blade replacement when they wore out. Very poor design--another example of our throw-away world
August 10, 2011