The Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410) is a gadget that dares to be different, rocking a wildly different form to most of the best electric razors. With its palm-held design, it's an eye-catching shaver, not to mention a highly portable one – even once you've factored in its small arsenal of grooming accessories.
However, the shaver's cutting-edge looks aren't entirely matched by its shaving performance. While its compact nature makes it easy to navigate around the majority of your facial contours, some areas proved to be trickier, and as a consequence it didn't deliver the most consistent shave we've ever had. It also didn't rate particularly highly in terms of battery life.
Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410): Design
Some traditionalists may run a mile when they see the unconventional design of the Remington HyperFlex Verso 5, but once you get used to it the shaver is actually very comfortable to hold. Not only that, but a textured, non-slip grip gives you added confidence as you glide it across your face. It's by no means perfect, though – our testers said the shaver worked best on their cheeks and was harder to maneuver at the jawline, especially moving up toward their ears.
Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410): Features
The Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410) comes with multipurpose grooming tools such as a daily cleansing brush, a deep scrubbing brush and a pre-shave prep brush. These attachments are masculine versions of products you’ll find on our best facial cleansing brushes site. The Verso 5 also has a precision trimmer.
A full battery recharge takes four hours for just 45 minutes of use time. By contrast, the battery of the Wahl LifeProof 7061-100 provides 90 minutes of use time on a 90-minute charge. With an MSRP of just $69.99, the Wahl also costs $30 less than the Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410).
Like all the best electric razors, this shaver is waterproof and can be safely used in the shower. You can also shave with foam, but gel seems to clog the blades. Fortunately, this shaver is easy to clean. You simply remove the shaving head, blow out loose hairs and rinse it under running water.
The Verso 5 comes with a travel/storage pouch and has worldwide voltage adaptation. Remington warranties this shaver for two years and provides customer service by phone and email. If our rankings were based solely on consumer support, Remington products would earn our best scores.
Should you buy the Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410)?
It's hard to get too excited about the Remington HyperFlex Verso 5 (XR1410) because of its disappointing shaving performance and subpar rechargeable battery. Our testers said it pulled longer facial hair and didn’t provide a consistently smooth shave.
“It was pretty good in some places, but bad in others,” one tester said. “The inconsistency made [your face] look worse, as though you tried to shave but missed some spots because you weren’t paying attention.”