Oh man. What in the world is going on? Gillette has just come out with a new razor. I guess I have always used Gillette razors. I’ve written about them before. But now, I cans hardly keep up with their new models.
Last year at this time, I had winnowed it down to two razors. One was my old reliable Mach 3 Turbo that I had had forever. You know it is a winner when Gillette just keeps making replacement blades for it. Newer models have gone by the wayside, but the old Mach 3 just keeps chugging along. Then, of course, I have the Fusion ProGlide Power. Five blades and smooth as could be. While the blades are expensive, they last a long, long time. I was really comfortable with my shaving situation.
Then about eight months ago, Gillette announced that they have a new razor for sensitive skin. It’s called the Gillette Mach 3 Sensitive Power Razor. My old Mach 3, which I love, has no power and it wasn’t specifically made for sensitive skin. They also made the razor green so it would be environmentally friendly. This was a product they were marketing to jerks like me. “Oh, it’s for sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin.” Dah. So, I bought it and, of course, I needed to buy extra blades because Gillette is too smart to make their old Mach 3 blades interchangeable. Bottom line is forget about the sensitive skin, I got sensitive every time I used the green razor. I feel like I was gimmicked (I just made a new word).
So when I run out of the environmentally friendly green blades, I thought I would be back to the two razors I am happy with. But no! Gillette won’t leave me alone. They are now coming out with the “Fusion ProGlide Power Razor with FlexBall Technology.” Holy cow. My present Fusion ProGlide flexes up and down to smoothly stay in contact with my skin over my jaw bone and chin. Now, with the FlexBall, the blade will toggle sideways and if necessary do somersaults to get that last elusive hair. After my last experience with the environmentally friendly Mach 3 “S” (S is for sensitive and stupid), I had half a mind not to buy the somersaulting FlexBall technology. But what if I am wrong. I didn’t need the Fusion ProGlide Power razor, but now that I have it, I’m convinced that it is the best. Whose to say that there isn’t a need for a somersault once in a while.
I will probably buy it, but I won’t promise that I will report on it. That’s the kind of threat that will drive people away from my blog site. My next blog will be on something more exciting, like tooth paste.
Written by PJ Rice at www.ricequips.com