Designed for men, the Norelco 8170 is a versatile cordless electric razor ideal for today's busy executive. This device is a handy item that speeds up the otherwise time-consuming task of shaving every morning. In addition to the time-saving advantage, this handy tool also offers economical advantage in that it does not require the application of any soap, water, or cream. With an electric razor, one need not pause any task he may be involved in, to shave as this device can be held in one hand when used. The 8170 can even be used outside the house or when driving. The Norelco 8170 works through a compact DC motor that provides the power to rotate the blades. This motor runs on rechargeable batteries, which eliminate the need of a power cord connected to a wall socket. Thus, the user has the freedom to move anywhere while shaving. From first being invented in 1928, the electric razor has seen many technical and design changes down the intervening decades. The revolving cutting system ensures that the hair is cut off at the skin level, very near the root. This offers a smooth shave, thus, reducing the frequency between shaves. Also, the shaver is designed to minimize the chances of nicks or cuts on delicate facial skin. The rechargeable batteries of the Norelco 8170 have a charging time of 60 minutes, offering a running time of around 55 minutes. The Norelco 8170XLCC SpeedXL Jet Clean electric shaver has distinct floating heads for precision cutting, as well as a jet clean system, and a reflex action system.