If you are like me, you have probably been locked in to the same shaver brand or shaving method since you were in High School. I was a Norelco man because, well, that's what I first started using. A few weeks ago, I lost my power supply and my razor went dead, so I decided to grow beard. My wife, co-workers, and friends quickly let me know that it was not a good idea, so I knew I had to go out and shop for a new electric razor. That's when I decided to reach out to our friends at Remington to see if they could help.
Featuring 360° Pivot & Flex technology, this precision rotary shaver has three floating heads and a freely pivoting 360° neck for a close, more comfortable shave. Plus, it’s completely washable for quick and easy daily cleaning. This cord/cordless rechargeable men’s rotary shaver makes a perfect gift for Father’s Day, birthdays and Holidays!
Remington R5130 Shaver Features:
- 3 floating heads; adjust to your face for a more comfortable shave.
- 360° Pivot & Flex technology; pivots and flexes freely for greater comfort and a closer shave.
- Titanium coated blades; for longer-lasting, durable performance.
- Cord/Cordless; for greater convenience.
- Washable; for quick and easy cleaning.
- Quick charge (5 min); for a single shave. (90 min for full charge)
- Pop-up trimmer; for precise detailing.
- Battery fuel gauge; displays the amount of battery life remaining.
- Ergonomic design.
- Cleaning brush.
- 2 year limited warranty.
Now, I have to admit that on-paper the R5 is certainly a very capable razor, but how would it work in practice?
After opening the box, I have to say that I felt almost disappointed and wanted my old razor back. There is absolutely a difference between a $200+ razor and one with a MSRP of $59. The R5 has a fairly plastic feeling, but I quickly got over that when I started to use it!
Think of it this way, what is the purpose of a razor? To cut facial hair well, or just "feel good" in the hand? Plus, without a doubt a more expensive Remington would likely feel even better in the hand.
Happily, I can say that after more than a month of using the R5, I am a VERY happy customer and would recommend that my friends consider Remington next time they are shopping for a new razor. Plus, even if you have a nice shaver already, this is PERFECT to keep in the golf bag, carry-on bag, etc. to take with you on trips so you don't have to worry about losing your main one.
For me though, this is my primary shaver and I am very happy with it!