Gillette was founded by the multi-talented author, inventor, and businessman, King Camp Gillette in 1901 as the American Safety Razor Company. By innovating the pre-existing Safety Razor to have disposable razorblades, Gillette produced a product the public wanted and was desirable for business interests.
The company’s product was nothing short of a revolution, both for business and the public. Gillette sold the razor holders as a “loss leader”, selling them for less than the production cost, while he made a profit on the disposable blades. Within 15 years of the company’s existence Gillette had sold almost half a million holders and 70 million blades.
Gillette developed into a titan of the Shaving Industry during the 20th century, with the development of more than 10 revolutionary designs of razors. As the turn of the century came and went, Gillette became a part of the Procter & Gamble Co., in 2005. As a business unit of a large corporation the company also wanted to produce a greater larger product, the Gillette Fusion Razor was soon on its way. Only one year after the company’s merger the Gillette Fusion Razor was unveiled.
With 5 blade ingenuity and a single sixth on the back for trimming sideburns, beards, etc, it also has a power cell battery. The key to this razor is its battery power creates vibrations in the blades which makes it easier to sever hairs, and decreases your chances of razor burn. Many proclaim it is the greatest innovation in razors since the Mach3, others laugh at the “blade war” between Schick and Gillette, either way it’s a product of quality engineering.
Your first shave out, you’ll notice the buzz! You should also notice how close this razor works on your beard. I’m a big fan of the buzz. Now way I can deny. Anything that provides additional comfort in the shave process suits my laid back style.
In a down economy I’m pinching’ my coin. I wish the replacement cartridges were cheaper.
Gillette Fusion Power Razor Features
- Battery-Powered Shaving System…emits gentle micro-pulses for an incredible shaving experience.
- Now with low battery indicator light and automatic shut-off.
- 5 Blade Shaving Surface Technology…has 5 PowerGlide blades spaced closer together to help reduce pressure – for less irritation and more comfort.
- 1 Precision Trimmer Blade…built into the back of the cartridge.
- Perfect for tricky places like sideburns, under the nose, and around facial hair.
- Includes 1 Fusion Power Razor, 1 Fusion Power cartridge and 1 Duracell AAA battery.
Are there cheaper razors or cartridges out there? Absolutely. Will they provide you with the tight comfortable shave you’ll get with the Fuson Power? Maybe. Can you run out to the 7 Eleven at 4:30 am in Roppongi Tokyo and find it? Absolutely. By far the easiest, cleanest most comfortable shave I’ve ever experienced. Get over the money, and treat yourself to great shave!
Gillette Fusion Power is the first razor to bring advanced electronics to wet shaving and the first shaving system for men that combines revolutionary blade technologies on the front and on the back of a single shaving cartridge to deliver the best powered wet shave ever. Gillette Fusion Power offers every man – whether clean-shaven or with facial hair – a better way to shave.