- Very affordable
- Looks great
- Short cable
- Feels cheap
- Eco-setting is nothing more than physics dressed up
This hair dryer is ideal for those who don’t often dry their hair and thus don’t want to spend much at all. It will do the job, not fast, but it’ll get there and you don’t need anything fancy if you just want to dry your hair occasionally before a night out when you’re running late. I really like the look of this hair dryer, even though it feels pretty plasticky and without the solidity of high design quality. If you’re tall and don’t have a socket right next to the mirror, this cable length could be annoying.
Remington started life as a firearms manufacturer in 1816 and continued in that vein for decades (and still does). It only really began to diversify when it was commissioned to create the QWERTY keyboard. The company was then bought, merged, sold, bought, sold and bought again and it was until fairly recently that it went into personal appliances. Nevertheless, it has fast become an industry leader in affordable domestic appliances.
The Remington D3010 Hair Dryer comes with:
- 1x Remington hair dryer
- 1x Concentrator nozzle
Considering the fashion seems to be for modern hair dryers to look like they’ve walked out of sci-fi movies, this one is pleasantly ‘normal’ looking with a modern flair. It’s sleek and simple without looking retro in any way and has a ceramic grille to create even heat without the hot spots that metal grilles are prone to.
While I like the look of this hair dryer, I find the claim that it has an ‘eco-setting’ rather baffling. This eco-setting is merely a statement that the dryer uses less energy on the mid-heat setting than on the high-heat setting…well, obviously. It takes energy to heat therefore it will always take more energy the more you heat it. By this standard, every hair dryer with more than one heat setting is ‘eco’. Don’t be fooled by this, it’s just marketing.
With a 2000W motor, this hair dryer can tackle most hair types and it has a cool air setting for those with sensitive or damaged hair. It’s a fairly quiet dryer on the lowest setting and even on high setting it’s not particularly loud.
Static is kept to a minimum with this although hair doesn’t have the luxurious glossiness that some hair dryers leave behind. The dryer itself also feels quite plasticky and cheap but then, you get what you pay for.
The cable is only 175cm, which isn’t particularly good at all, especially if you’re tall or have the plug located a metre or more from the mirror. A 3-metre cable length is just so obviously useful I don’t know why more hair dryers don’t use it and it’s a big negative here.
If you’re looking for a budget hair dryer that looks good, is pretty lightweight and only want to use it a couple of times a week then this is a good choice. The concentrator nozzle will give you the precision you need for styling and the cold shot will help keep the style set.