Six Degrees of Facial Irritation!


Gillette's Fusion Power Phantom razor sounds either terrifying or terribly efficient (it has six blades). The blogosphere has been testing it out and brings us these mixed reviews:

Geezer Chronicles: "As I continued to shave I noticed that I nearly enjoyed the act. I was ever aware, however, that the sheer number of blades, should they decide to rebel, would make for a very dramatic morning, indeed."

James Lileks: "Then the razor stopped vibrating. I put in a fresh battery. Didn't work. Then the plastic trim on the handle peeled off. A week later it STARTED VIBRATING AGAIN in the middle of a shave, which was like the moment in a horror movie where the dead guy comes back to life and grabs your throat."

Taybin: "My sister Anja was given a trial Gillette Fusion to test.  She passed it on to me and I made the required jokes about how it was overkill and what this world is coming to.Well, I tried it out this morning, and it was terrific.  I can’t quite explain what was so great about it, but it just zipped over my face, with no catching or cutting."

Eternalblogreborn: "I rejoiced at the chance to try five blades as soon as I saw the adverts.  Unfortunately, more isn’t necessarily better.  The shave I get from the Fusion isn’t nearly as close or nearly as comfortable as the results I get with its ancestor."

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