There aren’t many technological pies that Philips doesn’t have its hands in. The company covers a wide array of departments, including sound and vision, household appliances and lighting. One of the many product fields Philips is active in is personal care, and one of the numerous personal care products it makes is electric shavers.
At time of writing, Philips’ Australian site lists 24 different electric shavers, which range in price from about $80 to $600. These 24 shavers all fall into one of four categories – Series 3000, Series 7000, Series 9000 and AquaTouch. These products vary in features, but are all solid choices for the individual looking for a high-quality shave.
A brief history of the company
The Philips Company was founded in 1891 as a producer of carbon-filament lamps and other electro-technical products. By the 1920s, it had expanded its product range and in 1939 introduced its first ever electric razor, the Philishave. This product was sold right up until 2006 and remains one of Philips’ best-known products.
In 1927 Philips launched its own radio station, and in the early 1930s began manufacturing radios after helping to revive the Stirling engine as a viable power source. The company, being based in the Netherlands, was significantly affected by World War Two. The family who owned the company were forced to flee to the United States and ran it from there until the end of the war, at which point the company relocated back to the Netherlands.
Over the next few decades, Philips moved into audio-visual technology, producing and selling television sets and creating the Compact Audio Cassette tape in 1963. The company would subsequently introduce the cassette recorder, portable radio and video cassette recorder in 1972.
In 1982 Philips launched the Compact Disc, leading to the 1997 launch of the CD-R, the CD-RW and the DVD, and the 2006 co-launch of Blu-Ray with Sony.
Philips continues to develop and sell a wide range of products and has begun making moves into the field of medical technology.