Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette Fusion Proglide Power, Schick Hydro 5 Power, and Gillette M3power
Reviewed by Russell C on .
For some inexplicable reason, traditional razors have started getting batteries and vibrators. Steer clear of these! If you look online for reviews, you will find 5 star ratings calling these battery powered razors the greatest razor ever made. You are welcome to go with these reviews, but you will quickly find your new razor eating a hole in your pocket as you pay $35 per 8 count box (MSRP of $55!).
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Gillette is more of a marketing company than a technology company, and they work very hard to sell more expensive razors to consumers as they stand in the convenience store aisle. There is nothing wrong with this, and they are very effective at upselling their customers. That being said, I don’t want my readers to get ripped off. Fusion ProGlide Power razors cartridges cost less than 10 cents to manufacture, but they charge almost $5/blade in a 4 pack for the power version. Read this fantastic article in the UK’s DailyMail.
The Verdict: If you want an electric experience, stick with real electric razors. For the price of a Gillette M3 Power razor with replacement cartridges over the course of a year or two, you could have easily purchased a high end electric shaver and a replacement head. They cost more upfront, but you'll be glad you made the investment.