Tuesday, 1 August 2006

The Fusion

I got a Gillette Fusion for Christmas 2005. I'll admit it now, I couldn't be happier with it.

I first shied away from the Fusion after my bad experience with the Schick Quattro, sticking to my Gillette Mach 3 until its razor mount failed. "If four blades suck, how can five be any better?" Since I don't buy my new razors, but my wife does, I broke out the Fusion.

Couldn't be happier. Quick, smooth shaves, and the "+1" really is great on those sideburns. Kudos to Gillette. One design item over the Quattro makes it better: it allows the shaved beard to pass through the spacing between blades and rinse away easily. The Quattro, for reasons only Schick engineers can explain, does not; the blades clog and I'm left wondering, "what are those four wires that run over the top of the blades for?"

Seems others agree too, the Fusion is not just Gillette escalating the arms race in a razor war. It works as advertised. Dan Cederholm of SimpleBits fame discussed this very topic in February

Posted by caffeinated at 9:41 AM in Bohemian Breakfast
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