- Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.6 x 20 cm ; 45 g
- Shipping Weight: 59 g
- Batteries AAA batteries required.
- Item model number: Fusion Power
- ASIN: B000BUW8WM
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 4 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,204 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
Gillette Fusion Power Razor
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- One Gillette Fusion Power Razor with storage case
- Flexible comfort guard carefully follows the contours of the face
- Enhanced indicator Lubrastrip signals when it's time to change the blade, included one "AAA" battery
- Ergonomic handle with an elastomer coating provides a secure grip and superior control
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Five-blade shaving surface features a patented on-board micro-chip to optimize performance by regulating voltage and frequency .
The Gillette® Fusion® Power Razor features Gillette's advanced shaving perfomance, even on sensitive skin. The battery-powered Gillette Fusion Power razor adds to the features of the Gillette Fusion Manual razor with PowerGlide blades and soothing Micropulses that allow the shaver to gently glide across your face with less friction and less shaving irritation* An on-board Microchip regulates the power to ensure consistency shave after shave. It's a great razor for sensitive skin.
Microchip OnboardMicrochip for consistent power.
Automatic ShutoffTurns razor off after about 8 minutes to help protect the battery in case of accidental activation.
Battery PowerSoothing micropulses to help you reduce friction and increase razor glide, so you'll barely feel the blade.**
Re-engineered Low Cutting Force Bladeswith thinner, finer edges* and advanced low-resistance coating, enabling the blades to cut effortlessly through hair with less tug and pull.
Advanced 3-Blade Technology3 blades for glide and comfort.
Advanced 5-Blade Technology5-Blade Shaving Surface Technology with blades spaced closer together to help reduce pressure–for a close comfortable shave.
Blade Stabilizerto maintain optimal blade spacing for comfort, while allowing the blades to adjust to the contours of a man's face.
Streamlined Snowplow Comfort Guardwhich channels excess shave prep to help maintain optimal blade contact, stretching the skin for a close, comfortable shave.
Flexible Comfort Guard15 Microfins to follow the contours of your face for a comfortably close shave.
Low-Battery Indicator LightLets you know when to change the battery, so you'll always have power when you need it.
Enhanced Lubrastrip®larger than before, infused with mineral oil and lubricating polymers, enabling the razor to move smoothly over skin even on repeat strokes.
Improved Precision Trimmerincluding an enhanced blade, a comb guard to better align long hairs and rinse-through slots.
Precision Trimmer1 Precision Trimmer for those tricky spots like sideburns, under the nose, and around facial hair.
Redesigned Handlewith bigger, more ergonomic grips for better control.
Innovative Microcombthat helps guide stubble to the blades.
**vs. Fusion Manual
Razors & BladesGet a close, comfortable shave with Gillette's full line of Razors, Blades and Disposables.
Body CareGet the confidence you need with Gillette's Body Washes and Antiperspirant/ Deodorants.
Shave CarePrepare your skin and soften facial hair before you shave with Gillette's full line of Shave Gels.
Skin CareProtect, soothe and hydrate just-shaved skin with Gillette's cutting-edge collection of skin care products.
What makes Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power better than Gillette Fusion Power?
What makes Fusion ProGlide better than Gillette Fusion is technological innovation. The razor has been reengineered and redesigned to create Gillette's Most Comfortable Shave.†
Gillette Fusion ProGlide shares the same core technology as Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power: thinner, finer shaving blades*, a low resistance coating and the redesigned Precision Trimmer Blade. In addition to this:
- The blade stabilizer helps maintain precise blade spacing for optimal comfort.
- The redesigned handle has larger, more ergonomic grips for better control.
- The enhanced Lubrastrip is larger, with more lubricants and a touch of mineral oil.
- The redesigned precision trimmer features an improved razor blade and anti-clogging rinse slots.
- The streamlined comfort guard offers channels to help clear away excess shave prep.
Together, these technologies combine to create Gillette's Most Comfortable Shave.
How does the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power handle compare with the Gillette Fusion Power handle?
The Fusion ProGlide Power now has ergonomic side grips for better handling.
What is the microchip and how does it work?
A battery-powered razor delivers an optimal shave when the voltage and frequency remain consistent shave after shave. Over the lifetime of the battery, the voltage can weaken, reducing frequency and therefore performance. The microchip maintains constant voltage and frequency over the lifetime of the battery, delivering consistent product performance every time you shave.
How does the Low-Battery Indicator Light work?
When a battery reaches a certain level, the oscillation frequency declines and the system is no longer capable of delivering the optimal shave. The microchip inside Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power senses when the battery is approaching this level. When this happens, the Low-Battery Indicator Light begins to flash, signaling that it's time to change the AAA battery.
What is the Automatic Shut-Off feature?
The Automatic Shut-Off feature turns the razor off after roughly 8 minutes of continuous operation. This feature protects the battery if the razor is accidentally activated, especially when traveling.
How does movement of the razor give men a better shave?
With battery-powered razors, Gillette opened a new chapter in wet shaving. The addition of oscillation to Gillette wet shaving systems delivers soothing micropulses with comfort so incredible; you'll barely feel the blades. Fusion ProGlide Power is Gillette's most comfortable shave.
For best results, should the power be turned on or off when using the Precision Trimmer Blade?
The Precision Trimmer Blade can be used with the power turned on or off. Preference varies from person to person. Using the Precision Trimmer Blade with or without power is an individual choice.
What type of battery does Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power use? How long does it last?
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power utilizes a AAA battery. With the Low-Battery Indicator Light, Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power will let you know when it's time to change the battery. Assuming average shaving, the battery should last approximately 3–6 months.
Is it safe to shave with Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power in the shower?
Yes. Gillette Fusion Power is watertight and totally safe to use in wet environments.
Can I get electrocuted if Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power is submerged in water?
No. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power is safe to use in water.
How long will the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power cartridge last?
How long a razor cartridge lasts varies from person to person, as it is dependent on many variables such as beard toughness and thickness, beard preparation, shaving habits, and skin sensitivity. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power's reformulated INDICATOR® lubricating strip will provide you with a visual cue — it fades to white — when optimal shave conditions have been reduced. When this happens, you may want to change your cartridge for a more comfortable shave.
What are thinner, finer blades* and how will they improve my shave?
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power razor has 5 blades spaced closer together, forming an advanced shaving surface. The razor blades are thinner* than those of Fusion–enabling the blades to cut effortlessly through the hair with less tug and pull.
How was the Precision Trimmer redesigned?
The blade was improved and anti-clogging rinse slots were added.
What is the Streamlined Comfort Guard with channels? What are the benefits of the Streamlined Comfort Guard?
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power features a Streamlined Comfort Guard. The soft, flexible material surrounds the microfins, creating an outer edge that wraps around the sides of the cartridge and channels that clear away excess shave prep. This Streamlined Comfort Guard follows the contours of your face to help the shaving surface of the razor comfortably shave close.
Have there been any enhancements to the lubrication strip?
Yes. It now contains more lubricants and a touch of mineral oil.
Will the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power cartridge fit any other razors on the market?
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power cartridge features a razor blade that fits on any Gillette Fusion, Fusion ProGlide or Fusion ProGlide Power handle.
Is it better to use hot, cold, or warm water to shave?
Warm water is best for hydrating beard hair. Soaking in warm water softens hair and causes it to expand, making it 70% easier to cut.
What is the best way to avoid razor burn?
If the skin is not properly prepared before shaving or if the blade on your razor is dull, you are more likely to end up with razor burn. Make sure to hydrate hair in warm water for up to three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, be sure to change the blade on your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.
Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my men’s razor?
For both hygiene and performance, it's not a good idea to share your razor with your partner. Women have a much larger area to shave and you may find that after only a few shaves, your blade has dulled considerably; increasing the likelihood of nicks and cuts. Tell her to try a razor specifically designed for the way a woman shaves, such as Gillette Venus® Embrace®.
Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?
Scientists at Gillette have conducted extensive testing on the effects shaving has on both male and female hair growth, texture and color. This testing has proven that shaving does not affect hair growth, color or texture. Shaving does, however, alter the tip shape of the regrown hair, which may initially change the way hair feels as it grows back. But if hair is left to re-grow completely, it will return to its former state.
In what direction should I shave to achieve the best shave?
Men's facial hair tends to grow in different directions. Start by shaving with light, gentle strokes with the grain. Then, if necessary, go against the grain for an even closer shave.
What is the difference between disposable and refillable razors?
The entire razor is discarded when you are through with a disposable razor. With a refillable razor, only the blade cartridge is replaced. Refillable razors like Gillette Fusion ProGlide and Gillette Fusion incorporate more advanced blade technology and ergonomics vs. most disposables for great control and a close comfortable shave.
What is the difference between a single, double, triple and 5-blade razor? Which is best?
Gillette's research has demonstrated that single blade technology, which has been applied since 1901, is demonstrably inferior to twin blade shaving systems such as Sensor Excel®, and even more so to 5-blade systems such as Gillette Fusion ProGlide. But the number of blades alone does not ensure a superior shave. The 5-blade shaving surface of Fusion ProGlide Manual and Fusion ProGlide Power features progressive blade alignment, an advanced blade coating process and a flexible comfort guard which collectively provide Gillette's best shave.
How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?
The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. To help avoid nicks and cuts, always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. When shaving, don't apply too much pressure. Gillette Fusion ProGlide's Precision Trimmer is really useful when shaving under the nose.
*First four blades vs. Fusion®
**vs. Fusion Manual
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1) Excellent shave, although I couldn't tell the difference between it and the Mach 3 power in a controlled experiment where I shaved half my face with each one.
2) Swivel mechanism is better than M3
3) Great sturdy design
4) low battery indicator
1) Bigger than the M3 (not by much), but enough to make shaving under the nose harder than with the M3. The trimmer is single blade and not very useful.
2) Different blade design means you can't use M3 blades. For several generations in the past, you could have used the previous blades.
3) Shave similar to M3 (see above).
I've found the new razor lasts me 5 to 7 days of shaving before it wears out. However, the blue strip does wear out after about 4 days, but I continue to use it for a few more. I had used the Mach 3 Power razor for several years and the new Fusion Power is the best shave yet. I had similar results with the Mach 3 blades lasting about 5 to 7 shaves.
I usually let me face have a rest on the weekend from all the shaving during the week, and I haven't stopped that tradition. For the past two weekends I skipped a day and shaved on Sunday or Monday morning.
The razor has had no problems shaving through two days of growth. I have thick stubble by day two and the shave is as good as ever. The razor doesn't get clogged and can be cleaned out easily.
I'm getting use to the new precision trimmer on the back of the razor to shave under my nose and side-burns. I'm more impressed with the results than I was on day one, but not as I am with my old Sensor razor, which is what I still find myself using for those hard-to-reach areas.
I've been using Gillette products for 17 years. I started with the Sensor and have bought and used every razor Gillette has made since! I have 'em all!
The price is high, I'll admit it! But I think I'm going to stick with the New Power Fusion for now. I still have some of the Mach 3 Power blades I need to use so once those are gone, I'll be strictly using the Fusion Power Razor.
One other thing to consider is the kind of shaving cream or gel you use. I've noticed that the better, "more expensive" ones provide a better feeling during and after a shave. I currently use Gillette's Shaving Gel, but I want to try the new Fusion Hydra Gel. I also want to try the King of Shaves gel. I've also found the Neturogena razor defense post shave lotion to be a great product!
Ultimately, the razor looks good and feels good in your hand. The shave is great and I'm hooked!
However, I haven't lost my mind yet to pay almost 4 bucks a blade. I would if they lasted more than 2-3 shaves, but they don't. You can do the math, but $400/year for blades is more than I can stomach. I can well afford it, but somewhere you have to put a line in the sand and say, enough. This is ridiculous and Gillette is taking advantage of the marketplace. Right now, they clearly have the best product, and can charge whatever price they would like. The first alternative that arises, it's adios to Gillette for me.
I'll stick with the Mach 3 for now because it's plenty good enough, and already way overpriced.
I'll start with the few good things about the razor:
1. It feels very nice in hand. The "grippies" are in just the right place. It has a nice heft with the battery in. The size and shape fit the hand nicely.
2. It looks very cool. I really like the orange and grey/silver meme that has been going through design the past few years. If anyone watches you shave, they will be impressed seeing you with this. However, I, for one, typically shave alone so this isn't worth much.
3. The battery level indicator is very cool and effective. It's hard to describe, but I wish everything I own that uses batteries had this indicator.
4. The single blade on the back of the razor is brilliant. It's not as effective as I'd like, but it is much better at keeping a sharp sideburn line than the five blades. I suspect the angle/ position will be worked out in the future.
Now the bad:
1. It doesn't shave any better than any other razor I've ever used. Yeah, it gives a pretty close shave. But my tried and true Sensor Excel blades, the handle of which I purchased in 1996, give just as close of a shave without any of the other problems listed below.
2. It's very expensive. $30 for 8 cartridges?! Ridiculous. Absolutely not worth it. The Sensor Excel 8 pack is literally half the price - still more than I think they are worth - but gives a better shave.
3. I've never had a more uncomfortable shave. The blades catch my stubble, making for a very slow shave. Yes, of course, shaving with the "grain" of your beard reduces this problem but it still happens. Most people have swirling grain somewhere on their face. This razor makes shaving those areas very difficult and slow going.
4. The blades have a short lifespan. I am only able to get 3-4 shaves out of a head before the stubble-catching problem gets so bad I can't use it. By contrast, my Sensor Excel blades easily last 7-8 shaves - about two weeks, though by the 7th or 8th shave it is catching pretty bad too. My straight edge doesn't have this problem at all, given a quick run over the strop before each shave.
The overall experience is expensive and uncomfortable and results in a mediocre shave. It is a disappointing product and not worth the investment.