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Remington TA4570 Microscreen Triple Foil Mains/Rechargeable

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Brand: Remington / Type: Men's Shaver

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      13.02.2002 16:01
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      It’s amazing how you can think of things to write opinions about isn’t it! Only this morning whilst having a shave I thought ‘I’ll write a review about this!’ – so here it is, Flibbles’ definitive guide to this electric shaver (or, the final proof that I’ll write about anything to get those vouchers!) I received this electrical razor few years ago now (Christmas 1999 to be precise) and I thought ‘fantastic’, primarily because I HATE shaving, I mean really hate it. It’s just a painful, tedious thing that I just can’t stand (does anyone else think like this?) Remington are quite a well known company, and the build quality of this razor reflects the time they have spent in this business, the ergonomic design allows the razor to sit quite comfortably in your hand and is really simple to use – nothing difficult here, just an on/off button to master and away you go. The first thing you need to do before you use the razor is to charge it up. This is pretty simple – you just plug an adaptor into the base of the unit and leave it for a good few hours, an indicator light shows you when the battery is fully charged (it also shows you when the battery is nearly empty too, which is a handy little feature) Once it’s charges then away you go – this razor has offers triple head action (ooo-er missus!) so it’s designed to give you a much closer shave. Sadly however, whilst the razor is pretty much perfect in the design and looks departments, it kind fails in the most crucial one – it’s ability to give you a close shave. Perhaps it’s the well-defined and toned contour of my face (or the rolls of fat!) but it seems to be a bit hit-and-miss sometimes as to whether or not it will give you that clean shaved look. The battery life has been pretty good on my unit so far, and replacement blades/foils can be bought from places lik
      e Boots. To be honest I tend to use the electric razor more if I’m in a hurry – it’s good for a quick clean up but can’t compare to a more traditional razor blade and foam shave. Handy to have but not essential then, and I’m sure there are better electric razors on the market.

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        24.03.2001 02:23
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        I didn't really sue the company ... but I've thought about it every time I've got razor burn from this pitifully bad shaver. After using a Remington for a few years previously - and now not having the time for wet shaves - I decided to try the new model. I bought this Microscreen 3 at Christmas last year and my first impressions were good: a nice design, quick charge and it felt 'right' in my hand. Then I tried to shave with it! It is truly the worst electric shave I've had. I once bought a minute battery powered shaver to take on a camping trip - and that gives a nicer cut. Shaving with the Remington feels as though every third hair is being yanked out at the root, just as I'd imagine using an Epilady on my face would feel. It gives me excrutiating razor burn 50% of the time. I have stumped up the cash for a new foil and a new head, thinking that maybe I'd got a duff one. No difference. Still no better. What makes it worse is that nowadays the battery seems to last no longer than a week or so after a full charge. I give up - I'm searching through the reviews on dooyoo for a replacement!

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