The XR1470 HyperFlex by Remington boasts a more powerful motor, compared to competing models, a faster charge time, and a digital display that allows you to closely monitor the razor’s battery life. This is currently the leading model in Remington’s HyperFlex series, it’s also one of the more affordable top-selling electric razors on the market.
Overview and Features
Remington is known for its reasonably priced electric razors. But aside from the lower price and basic features, the manufacturer didn’t skimp on quality.
Considering the lower price, it’s surprising that this model comes loaded with some of the common features you would normally find on higher priced models. From the lithium-ion battery and the pivoting head design, this razor has all the features you need in a razor that’s powerful enough to quickly and cleanly shave your head and keep your facial hair neatly trimmed.
The Turbo Speed mode allows you to simply flip a switch for a boost in power, which equals a faster shaving time. According to the manufacturer, this mode causes the motor to run ten percent faster. This feature is perfect if you have coarse, thick hair.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the razor provides a one-hour runtime, with just a five minute charge time. On the razor’s handle, you’ll also find a digital display that will alert you once the battery level is low.
Wet and Dry Shave
This razor is one hundred percent waterproof, so it’s wet and dry shave approved. This means you can quickly shave your head in the shower, using your favorite products for a smoother shave. When you use this razor for a dry shave you cannot use any shaving oils, foams, creams, or gels. Dry shaving is typically not recommended for people with sensitive skin since it can increase the likelihood of razor burn and ingrown hairs.
While the razor lacks the self-cleaning function that many higher-end razors offer, it does have a charging stand. This allows you to store the razor upright and keeps it easily accessible.
The razor’s pivoting, flexible head will gently conform to the contours of your head for a cleaner shave. A smoother shave minimizes the chances of razor burn and ingrown hairs. The head is able to smoothly pivot as it moves across the scalp and is able to adjust to any angle while remaining in close contact with your skin. Each of the heads has holes and thin slots that are designed to gently draw in short and long hair, preventing the razor from losing contact with the scalp. Instead, it can pull in both stubble and long hair at the same time.
The razor’s built-in trimmer allows you to quickly groom facial hair and sideburns.
The razor is covered by a two-month money back guarantee and a two-year limited warranty.
The razor should be cleaned after each use. This can include submerging the head in order to remove shaving product build-up and hair. You can also use the included cleaning brush after a dry shave to remove hair clippings. Keeping the blades clean will improve the quality of a shave. Additionally, the blades should be replaced once a year. These blades can be ordered directly from the manufacturer’s website.
- Floating head design for a closer shave
- Charging station
- Five minute charging time
- Sixty-minute runtime
- Does not include a cleaning station
Do You Have to Use Shaving Cream with this Razor?
No. You don’t have to use any products with this razor. It’s approved for both wet and dry shaves which means no products are necessary. However, when you use the razor with water and a shaving product it can provide a much smoother, gentler shave. To learn more about wet and dry shaving techniques, click here to read our article on head shaving tips.
What’s the Best Foil Electric Shaver?
If you’d prefer using a foil electric shaver opposed to a rotary style razor, we recommend the Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc5 Men’s Electric Razor. This model comes with plenty of bells and whistles including a five-blade design and a cleaning station. To learn more about the leading electric shavers on the market, click here to read our buyer’s guide.
Do Electric Shavers Leave Behind Stubble?
Lower-quality electric shavers can leave behind stubble, especially if they don’t have a pivoting head design. Razors with a pivoting head will make closer contact with the skin and can conform to the contours of the scalp and face. Cheaper models with a fixed head design may be unable to keep that kind of contact with the skin in more difficult areas such as the chin, the crown of the head, or the jawline.
Conclusion and Rating
This Remington razor features a unique floating three rotary head design for a closer shave. The flexible heads can move independently in order to adjust to every contour on your scalp or face. For the price, this razor is a great buy. It may not come with some of the features higher priced models do, such as a cleaning station, but its pivoting head design and ergonomic handle give this razor the feel of a high-quality model.
Reasonably priced and highly adjustable, we gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars.