The expanded surface of the three shaving heads of the Philips Norelco 8140XL SpeedXL Shaver offers up to 50% more coverage than ordinary shavers. The result is that shaving is faster, as the number of passes over your face is substantially reduced.
Shaving is not only quicker with the 8140XL. It is also closer and smoother. Each of the heads has three rows of blades rotating underneath its slots and holes. The slots are designed to catch long hairs where they are trimmed into stubbles, while the holes are for the stubbles to fall into, where they are cut as close to the skin as possible.
A close shave is assured by the shaver's Lift and Cut technology. This consists of two blades closely following each other as they approach your hair. The blades are angled differently from each other, as the first is not intended to cut hair but merely to tug at it and lift it for the following blade to cut at a point that would normally be under the skin.
Incorporating Philips Norelco's Reflex Action System, the shaving heads are able to adapt to the contours of your face, tilting in every direction to suit the curves and bends of your cheeks, jaw, chin, and neck. This prevents skin irritation that can lead to rashes, irritation, or itching as pressure against your face is eased.
In addition to shaving, the 8140XL includes a three-position trimmer for keeping your moustache, beard, or sideburns neat and presentable. This pops up from the back of the shaver.
That shaver's motor runs quietly. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that allows cordless operation. When fully charged, it can provide enough power for a continuous running time of 55 minutes, only five minutes short of the time needed to reach full charge. You can plug the supplied cord for charging the shaver anywhere in the world as it is equipped with an automatic voltage adjuster.
Cleaning the Philips Norelco 8140XL SpeedXL Shaver is quick and easy as you can simply run tap water through it.