Updated 19 Dec 2016

Remington

Power Series Precision Plus PR1241AU

Snapshot: The Remington Power Series Precision Plus PR1241AU rotating cordless electric shaver has 3 heads and is washable. How well does it shave?

Power Series Precision Plus PR1241AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$96

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Test results

Overall score
56
Shaving performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Battery life
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Can be washed clean.
  • Comes with a travel pouch.
  • Has trimmer.
  • Head doesn't need to be removed to use trimmer.

But

  • Borderline shaving performance.
  • Poor battery life.
  • Can't be used in the shower.
  • Can't be used for wet shaving.
  • No cleaning station.
  • No low-battery indicator.
  • No on/off switch lock.
  • Takes four hours to fully recharge.
  • Noisy.

How we test

We convene a panel of 22 men to trial shavers, as all tested models are marketed as men’s shavers intended for regular facial use.

Overall score includes:

Shaving performance (60%)
Ease of use (30%, or 40% for the two corded models)
Battery life (10%)

Performance and ease of use results are equally weighted between each of the panellists’ opinion.

Shaving performance is based on each trialist’s view of how effective a model is at giving a close shave on both one- and three-day beard growth. Points are deducted where skin appears dry, shadowed, grazed or red after shaving. Models also receive a penalty if they pull hair instead of cutting, cause grazes or nicks or result in any skin irritation. The benchmark for a high performance score is the shave given by a high-end, five-blade manual razor.

Ease of use is equally weighted between controls (are they easy to read and operate?) handle comfort, heaviness, and the level of pressure required for a close shave.

Battery-life testing is conducted in the lab, as is the durability test where we drop each shaver six times from 80cm at different angles (all models came through unscathed).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$96
Type
Cordless rotating

Specifications

Weight (g)
158
Number of heads/foils
3
Battery type
Li-Ion
Claimed charge time (hours)
4
Claimed shaving time from full charge (minutes)
60
Measured battery operating time (min)
49
Noise (dBA at 10cm)
74

Features

Can be used in shower
×
Automatic cleaning station / mode
×
Trimmer
Required to change head for trimmer
×
Wet shave allowed
×
Washable
On/off switch lock
No
Head tilt lock
No
Quick charge
No
Low-battery indicator
No
On/off indicator
No
Travel pouch
Yes