Gillette has unveiled a new line of razors with five blades and a lubricating strip on both the front and back.
The razor, known as the Fusion, has blades spaced 30 percent closer than Gillette’s current MACH3Turbo system. It also has a single blade on the back of the cartridge for shaving sideburns or trimming under the nose.
The Fusion will also be available in a power version and features a micro-chip that regulates the voltage and blade action. Other high-tech features include a low battery indicator light and a safety switch that shuts the razor down after eight minutes of continuous operation.
It seems that everytime a razor company runs into the obstacle of coming up with a new product to out-do their competition, the only thing they can think of is adding an extra blade.
But then again, what could they do?
It’s just a razor for God’s sake!
I mean, they already added the lubricating strips, they made it’s shape aerodynamic, they made it’s head flexible, they made it vibrate, what else can they do but keep piling up the blades?
In a few years time we’ll end up with 20-blade razors that would serve better as a Ninja weapon.
I really don’t know why all this is needed, I personally think the 2-bladed Gillette Sensor Excel was really good enough. Now that i’m using the Mach3, shaving is not getting any better, in fact you lose precision with the extra blade.