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."