The Xmas List, No.17: Philips QC5170 hair clippers

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This is the first-ever set of clippers designed specifically for self-haircuts, thanks to the unique 180° pivoting head. As someone who has cut his own hair for many years (I’m sad to say I’m slowly going bald, so no point shelling out £15 for a grade-four all over), this sounds too good to be true. But, having used these clippers, I can say that Philips might be on to something. The swivelling blade certainly makes cutting the back and sides of your hair much easier – especially the tricky bit around your ears. It’s rechargeable and cordless too.

My only gripe would be the cutting lengths – you get two attachments
(3-11mm and 13-21mm), which are deceptive when it comes to how much they take off. I gave myself what I thought was a grade four but it turned
out to be more like a grade two. Once you’re aware of that, you can
adjust the length accordingly, so it’s not a major issue.

Overall though, this is a definite leap
forward in hair-clipping technology. BUY THEM

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By ShinyMedia | December 13th, 2006