Philips electric shavers feel the force with a Star Wars flourish

The Star Wars hype train continues to accelerate with Philips electric shavers that draw inspiration for George Lucas’ franchise ahead of The Last Jedi release.

The electronics giant has come up with five Star Wars inspired electric shavers which it claims sport “never-before-seen design features”.

While the shavers resemble those from Philips’ range, they do sport design inflections that reference some of the iconic characters and vehicles from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The SW7700 apparently represents the light side by sporting symbols of The Force Awakens’ Resistance faction, with etchings on the shaver’s handle to represent a jump to light speed. A light-up Jedi logo can also be found on the handle.

Representing the dark side is the SW9700, which has been slathered in red and black with a hexagonal pattern to represent the antagonistic First Order, who’s logo can be found on the shaver’s power button.

The SW6700 draws inspiration from the design of the X-wing starfighter used by Resistance hero Poe Dameron, featuring scratch metal finishing and red stripes with a red X-wing turbo button that flickers when the shaver is in use.

Drawing design cues from ball-like BB-8, the SW5700 has the droid’s orange and white colour scheme, while the SW3700 takes after R2-D2’s blue and white panels with a blinking on/off light to represent the astromech’s eye.

The electric shavers have features such as a blades that track the contours of a person’s face, ComfortCut blades for a close shave, and different comfort settings. Prices start from £199.99 to a disturbance in the force wallet-worrying £329.99.

Related: Watch the full Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

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