Philips Philishave Sensotec HQ8894 Electric Razor

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Norelco Spectra 8894XL Electric Razor
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If you look closely, you will spot a Norelco logo on the packaging in US version of the film, and a Philishave logo in other regions
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In the movie Die Another Day we see two vintage Philishave advertisements in the abandoned tube station where Bond meets M and Q
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James Bond's razor choice in Die Another Day (2002) is a rechargeable Philips Philishave Sensotec HQ8894 shaver. In North Ameria this shaver is marketed as the Norelco Spectra 8894XL.

Bond uses the shaver in The Rubyeon Royale Hotel in Hong Kong to shave off the beard he has acquired during his 14-month imprisonment in North-Korea.

In one camera shot of Bond's presidential suite we see a round, transparent packaging with the Philishave logo printed on it, next to a cooler with Bollinger champagne and brand new white and blue Brioni shirts and suits. In the US versions of the film, the packaging features a Norelco logo (see screenshots on the left).

The Philishave / Norelco features a sleek design with 3 individually floating heads adjustable to your skin type.

In the USA, a special James Bond model of the Norelco 8894XL was sold, model number 8895XL, for $249. Find Norelco 8894 on eBay.

In the abanonded tube station in London, where Bond meets M and Q, we can spot two vintage Philishave advertisements on the wall (see screenshots). 

The shaver is not the only Philips machine in Die Another Day: in the medical examination room on the ship where MI6 keeps an eye on Bond's health, a Philips Intellivue MP60 Patient Monitor is used to measure Bond's heart rate.

In the end credits, Philips Medical Systems is mentioned as a supplier of products.

Other times we see Bond shave include the movies Goldfinger (Gillette razor), Live and Let Die (Schick razor and cream) and SkyFall (razor, brush, wooden bowl). In the movie A View To A Kill, James Bond (Roger Moore) also uses a Philishave 1335 shaver updated by Q-division as a bug detector in his room in Château de Chantilly.

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Comments

This is by far the best cordless razor I have ever owned. I have used it for over ten years and it still charges to 119 minutes. That is not a mistake, 119 minutes. While I use a safety razor alot, the Norelco is my pal.

How old is this shaver now? 10 years? I have two of them (I got the second when I realized supply was drying up in the marketplace) and they run great. Never did see the movie however ... Norelco has not made a shaver with the heft and weight of this one since.
Bond also shaves in Live and Let Die. Not all that important, but worth mentioning.
"In some countries this shaver is marketed as Philips Sensotec HQ8894 or Philishave, in stead of Norelco." that i know of, it was marketed that way in Panama.
There is/was no "newest version of this." What you own is a different Norelco model all together. This *James Bond* Norelco device was the last shaver that the company made with any heft or durability. After the Spectra 8894 XL each Norelco device became more and more a cheaper, disposable device, which is why these go for a premium on eBay.
The Philips HQ8894 is the best Philips shaver ever,made, and made to last, great quality, a pleasure to use. I also use the HQ1260 which is a great shaver also. But my favorite shaver would be the HQ8894. And to tell you I have been using Philips shavers for 53 years. And have a collection of over 100 Philips shavers. January 2014.
Where can I purchase this razor?
I have to agree with a few of the comments above. I'm in the USA and own a Norelco 8895XL , which I think it must be the "special James Bond version marketed in the US" stated in the article above (the author of the article above may have meant 8895XL, not 8894XL for the James Bond version). It is blue (not black) and has a "Die Another Day, 007" logo on one of the sides of the razor. I purchased new in late 2002 and it still goes to 128 min when battery is fully charged (battery has not been replaced). I also own a 5885XL, new since 1996, which I do like slightly better since it is lighter than the 8895XL, but I'm on the 3rd set of batteries (I believe 5800 series use Ni-Cd batteries). The Spectra series, at least the higher 8800 series, I think use Li ion batteries which tend to have longer life, in terms of charge/discharge cycles. I also think Phillips oversized the battery pack for these razors, as my 8895XL lasts a month or more before it needs to be recharged. I have not tried any of the newer Phillips/Norelco models, but from my limited experience and comments from above, it just may be the best Phillips shaver ever made.
Mr. Taekema, I just saw you post on this site from a year ago. You above that there are collectors of Philips razors out there. Any organized groups that have web site? Bob
Please contact me re philips shaver collectors. In the Netherlands. I live in Australia.
Hey, can anybody advise on whether the Philishave 8894 is actually rare and collectable. Particularly with its connection to James Bond.

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