Product Type: Remington Electric Shaver
Newest Review: ... i find it doesn't give you a very close shave. I've only used the remington R8150 as you can dry shave and save money buying all the s... more
Comfortable, easy to use, and good battery life.
Member Name: Seven17
Advantages: Comfortable and easy to use, pop up rear shaver
Disadvantages: Under my chin it does not flex up and down enough
@ About, Build Quality & Cleaning @
This shaver will set you back around £70 and for that money you do get quite a lot in terms of quality. The shaver is very easy to use with a detachable rear charger and a docking stand to keep it fully charged when you're not shaving. It claims to be waterproof and in my experience it has withstood regular water intrusion quite well. Dropping it in the bath is not a good idea but shaving your face when its soaking wet, or briefly running the compartment under the tap to clean it is ok, and wont damage it.
To clean it is very simple. The clip at the back can be pressed in so the lid springs up and you can get to the small compartment inside. Its quite large and for me it holds about 3 weeks worth f hair build up in there. One safety feature i thought was lacking was that the rotating knobs inside the hair compartment can still spin when the lid is open so if you are cleaning and you accidentally turn it on, it will star up. They are not painful though, and just feel weird to put your fingers on. The blades themselves are tucked away and wont work.
@ Shaving, Battery, Comfort @
Shaving for the first time with this felt different from my previous shavers and it takes some time to get used to.if like me you have only ever used static low budget shavers or hand shavers then the flex head will take a while to get used to. It does not move about as much as id like it to because getting under my chin can be a chore when I'm trying to get the little patch if hair at the front (i have a fat chin) so this can be difficult but the little stick out razor on the back is useful for getting to the places this thing cant reach, and to me that is more like what I'm used to, a razor that wont flex and you control where it goes without slipping around. For comfort i would award 4 stars (of 5).
Removing hair is spot on, you don't have to go back over and over the same spot on your face if you slowly work your way around it, occasionally it will need a second going over but if you are careful that will rarely happen. Just twist and move the shaver about over the hair patch and it will soon go.
Battery life is 60 minutes and the large display on the front will show you in minutes how much is left. Perfect. When you dock it a charging icon is shown and you can charge it up again in about half the charging time. It really depends on how well your battery is trained and mine normally gets quick short charges but still holds a very good amount of power and remains very accurate.
@ Overall @
This is a great shaver but i wish the head would move up and down a bit more, i cant get under my chin fat in one swoop, i have to keep going back over it. Apart from that, recommended!
Summary: Still a high quality shaver and recommended
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