Enter the 1250xcc:
Here's what you get when you order this system:
- 1250x Razor
- Safety Cap
- Small Brush
- Set of Instructions
- Traveling Case
- Electrical Cord
- Jet Clean System
- Jet Clean Solution
- Charging Stand
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Charging the Razor
Charging can be done with the charging stand, or the cleaning base.
Unfortunately you can't plug the electrical cord into the razor itself. This is not a big deal if you're using it at home, however if you want to travel it's a slight inconvenience.
If you do travel, then at the very least you will need to bring the shaving stand with you in order to charge it up. It isn't too big, however it won't fit into a small traveling case.
The charging stand does have some nice suction cups which really helps it stick to your bathroom counter top and
doesn't move at all. So you can charge it right side up in with the stand, or you can flip it around
and charge it within the cleaning base.
You might think the charging stand is a bit redundant because you can just charge it in the cleaning base, which
is true with the 1250xcc and 1280xcc models. However, because all these models can be purchased without the
cleaning station, you will need some other way to charge it.
With the 1250x, a full charge should last you about 50 minutes in shaving time, while the 1280x and
1290x units will last 60 minutes. Also as we mentioned earlier, the 1250x will have a charging bar as a
display, where the other models will have digital displays which tell you how many minutes are
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Jet Clean System
Setting up the base is really easy.
Pressing in the buttons on each side of the base, you simply remove the top and reveal a canister which the unit
sits on. All you have to do in pour in the Jet Clean Solution up to the indicated line, and place the unit back
With the initial purchase you get 1 month's supply of the Jet Clean Solution. If you use the station
everyday, it should last you about 1 month. Replacing the Jet Clean Solution will cost you around 5 dollars per
month. Packs of 3 are usually sold for around 15 dollars online, however other stores might charge more. This is
the standard cost of replacing cleaning cartridges.
But remember that you don't always have to use the cleaning station. Based on my personal experience I would
assume that most people don't use the station everyday, which really cuts the cost down. If you don't
shave everyday, obviously you're not going to use the system, and a manual clean is very easy as well.
Therefore, most people can easily make 1 month's supply last quite a bit longer.
Placing the shaver in the cleaning base will automatically charge it. By pressing the ON button, it lowers into the base and begins cleaning.
The whole process is pretty awesome and high tech. Once you turn it on, it lowers into
the cleaning solution and it begins cleaning. During the entire session the shaver rises and lowers back in a
few times. Once it's fully cleaned it will start drying. This is indicated with a flashing
The manual says it takes about 2 hours to dry, and about 1 hour to dry for the advanced models. These
times are a bit longer when compared to other systems, however most people don't need to use
the shaver again until around 24 hours so it's not that big of a deal.
When the solution is running low a display will indicate that it needs to be refilled. If this happens
during a session simply remove the base from the cannister and fill it back up, then start the process
It's a little hard to tell how clean it gets, or compare the "cleanliness" to other similar products,
but I would say it does quite a nice job. Plus, it's a really cool process.
A Manual Clean
Remember the Jet Clean System is not completely necessary.
The main reason why it's not needed is because these models are waterproof and can be used wet. Therefore, they can be cleaned under running water.
Washing these particular ones is quite easy, and with the models which don't have the base you
will need to learn how to do this.
The first step is to just rinse the head under running water. It should be warm to hot water and should
be done for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. It's recommended that it's off when you do this.
What you can also do is open each of the 3 rotary heads and rinse in between them. Once you're done rinsing you can click them back into place and shake off or blow off any water drops. If you want to do a
very thorough clean you can actually remove the blades and wash them separately.
Overall a manual clean is really easy and a must do for the models which don't have the Jet
Clean System. Even if your model does come with the system, a manual wash can save you
from constantly replenishing the solution, and will be needed if you travel without the base.
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The design is what interests a lot of people, me included.
Although it is similar to other high tech products, some of the new features are
worth talking about.
The design is very high tech and overall it fits nicely in the hand.
It is actually quieter than some of the other shavers in this price range.
It comes equipped with a standard precision trimmer which is good for straightening out side burns, and as we
mentioned the display screen will vary with the different models.
One of the new features is called the Ultra Track, which refers to the inner blades within the shaving heads.
They are designed to cut short, medium and long hairs. Although this technology is cool and sounds good on
paper, it's really something we will have to discuss when we actually test it out.
The other feature which is noticeable is the Gyro Flex 3D Head. This
refers to the 360 degree pivot of the head, as well as the inward and outward pivot of the 3 individual
You can clearly see through the demonstration on my palm that this feature will nicely fit the contours of your
chin and neck area.
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Dry and Wet Shaving Experience
Although I have used this for several weeks before writing this review, I decided to test out a dry shave
versus a wet shave.
For this review I began with shaving the right side of my face dry, and then the left side wet
with shaving cream. During the entire time I tested it out I have experimented with both types of shaves, but not side by side like this.
When using a rotary unit, it's best to keep the razor at about a 90 degree angle to your face. You can shave
up and down, as well as side to side or in a circular motion.
I remember the first time I used it I didn't even know it was on! I turned it on
and started shaving, and it felt so effortless that I had to double check if it was even on. It was so
quiet and worked so easily I hardly felt it.
But after using this for several weeks, I did notice a slight bit of irritation when using it dry. It
wasn't anything major, however it was slightly more than compared to other foil models in the same price range.
I found that my wet experience was better than the dry, and actually
really enjoyed it. I haven't always been a fan of wet shaving with these products because in the past it has
been a bit messy, and it short of eliminates the whole "convenience" part. But with this particular model I must admit that I did really have a great wet shave.
In the end I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in using it
wet. As for using it dry, unfortunately based on my personal experience it wasn't as good.
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