Philips Philishave Sensotec HQ8894 Electric Razor

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Norelco Spectra 8894XL Electric Razor
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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. Bond uses the shaver in The Rubyeon Royale Hotel in Hong Kong to shave of 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.

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

In North Ameria this shaver is marketed as the Norelco Spectra 8894XL. A special James Bond model of the 8894XL was sold in the US for $249.

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 nietnot 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 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

I owned the newest version of this last year. Honestly, don't waste your money. Unless you're a die hard electric shaver fan, stick to that new Gillette Fusion Power Platiunum Pro Plus Super Shaver. I don't know exactly what it's called, but it's the blue one. Much better and more precise shave and you don't have to bend WalMart employees' arms in order to find replacement blades for your outdated shaving system.

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?

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