Philips Prestige Series 9000 is the best electric shaver a man can get

Two years on from release there's still nothing to touch it, and that's why it wins the T3 Award for Best shaver sponsored by our pals at AEG

T3 Awards 2019: Best electric shaver: Philips Series 9000 Prestige

A bit of male grooming deja-vu at the 2019 T3 Awards now, because this year's Best electric shaver is also last year's winner. None of the other big players in the shaver space have come up with anything to top the Philips Series 9000 Prestige in the intervening months. Although Gillette's experimental heated razor is very good –  but that's more of a blade shave with tech bells on.

The more standard version of the Philips Series 9000 is really a fantastic way to remove your whiskers, but the Prestige version adds even better shaving, with a thick veneer of additional slickness. There's a nifty wireless charging pad, and everything has aesthetically been moved up a gear.

As good as Braun's equivalent electric razor – the 9 Series – is, Philips' flagship shaves better, looks better, and is kinder to sensitive skin. The whirring discs that hide the blades on the Series 9000 move over your face almost as if nothing is happening. 

Sure, it's expensive, but if you shave every day, it's something that will make you feel better every single day. That's worth paying for. And if you only shave every 3-4 days, it'll make that less of a chore, and look nice in your bathroom while it's waiting to be used. 

And hey – it'll probably turn up on Amazon Prime Day at a price much lower than the one below. All you have to do is wait…

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."