I'm not one to fall for marketing blitzes, but I figured if I give the
newest Gillette razor a try and don't like it, Costco would give me back
my $17.99. I thought the price was incorrect on the display, as the
battery version cost the same as the "manual" version. Turns out they
are sold for the same price. Weird.
Anyway, gave it a try today in lieu of my trusty Mach III. I couldn't
feel a thing, other than the odd buzzing of the "motor". It cuts with
such smoothness that I thought I wasn't pressing hard enough. I got the
closest shave ever and now I've got to figure out what I'll do with the
16 extra blades for my Mach III. Craigslist? <g>
The thing works with or without power. the deciding factor for me to
upgrade is that it's hard to accurately trim my sideburns with the Mach
III. The fusion has a single blade on the back side and I find it works
great for precision trimming.
Sometimes newer IS better...
oh, expect sticker shock when you see the price of the blades!