- Product Dimensions: 10.3 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: #13,276 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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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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At a Glance
- Advanced 5-Blade Shaving Technology
- Flexible Comfort Guard
- Precision Trimmer
Gillette Fusion Power Men's Razor
Gillette Fusion Power men’s razor and razor blades form a precision shaving system featuring an advanced design engineered to bring you optimal performance. On the front, Gillette Fusion Power features 5 PowerGlide razor blades spaced closer together for a comfortable shave. This design distributes the shaving force across the razor blades to help reduce pressure, supplying more comfort and less irritation than MACH3.
- What's in the Box:
- • 1 Men’s Razor
- • 1 Razor Blade Head
- • 1 Duracell Battery
Features & Benefits
Advanced 5-Blade Shaving Technology
Features 5 blades spaced closer together to reduce pressure and create a closer, more comfortable shave
Flexible Comfort Guard
Has 15 Microfins that gently follow the contours of your face for a comfortably close shave
Indicator Lubricating Strip
Fades to white when you’re no longer getting an optimal shave
Great for tricky spots like sideburns, under the nose, and around facial hair
Gillette Also Recommends:
- Gillette Fusion HydraGel
- Gillette Fusion Power Razor Blade Refills
- Battery Power Sends soothing Micropulses that reduce friction and increase razor glide, so you’ll barely feel the blades (vs. Fusion manual)
- Automatic Shutoff After about 8 minutes, it shuts off automatically to help protect the battery life
- Low-Battery Indicator Light When the light comes on, it’s time to change the battery
- Onboard Microchip Enjoy consistent power with the onboard microchip
|Fusion ProGlide Power With FlexBall Technology (Responds to contours for our best shave)||Fusion Power (Perfect for tricky spots)||MACH3 Turbo (Less irritation, even on sensitive skin)|
|Reengineered Low Cutting Force Blades||✓|
|Low-Battery Indicator Light||✓||✓|
|Lubricating Strip||Enhanced Indicator||Indicator||Indicator|
|Handle||Ergonomic With Enhanced Grips||Ergonomic With Grips||Ergonomic|
Q: What makes Gillette Fusion Power men’s razor better than MACH3?
A: What makes Fusion Power better than MACH3 is 8 years of shaving innovation. Gillette Fusion Power is an advanced shaving system with technology on the front and back. It shares the same core razor blade technology as Gillette Fusion:
The 5-Blade Shaving Technology Surface, the Precision Trimmer Blade, and the Flexible Comfort Guard.
In addition, Fusion features an Indicator Lubricating Strip that fades to white when you might no longer be getting an optimal shave.
Gillette Fusion Power contains a microchip inside the razor handle. The microchip creates an entirely different platform of technology that helps drive the system’s performance.
Q: How does the Gillette Fusion Power men’s razor handle compare with the MACH3 Power handle?
A: Compared to MACH3 Power, Gillette Fusion Power men’s razors contain significant enhancements to both the inside and outside of the razor handle.
On the inside: Unlike MACH3 Power, the Gillette Fusion Power handle contains a microchip. The microchip enables 3 primary functions: the voltage controller, the low-battery indicator light, and the automatic shutoff feature.
On the outside: The on/off button on the Fusion Power handle has been optimized. The button is flush with the razor’s surface and is positioned lower on the handle. This enhanced design helps prevent accidental activation or deactivation while shaving. The handle also contains more elastomer than MACH3 Power. The elastomer extends around the entire razor handle, giving the user a more secure grip for enhanced comfort and control.
Q: What’s the microchip, and how does it work?
A: 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 in Gillette Fusion Power maintains constant voltage and frequency over the lifetime of the battery, delivering consistent product performance every time you shave.
Q: How does the low-battery indicator light work?
A: 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 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.
Q: What’s the automatic shutoff feature?
A: The automatic shutoff feature turns the razor off after roughly 8 minutes of continuous operation. This feature protects the battery if the Fusion Power razor is accidentally activated, which comes in especially handy during travel.
Q: Does movement of the razor give men a better shave?
A: With the introduction of battery-powered razors, Gillette has opened a new chapter in wet shaving. The addition of oscillation to Gillette wet shaving systems has been shown to deliver a 'boost' in shaving performance—the soothing Micropulses help reduce friction and increase razor glide, which leads to greater comfort vs. manual razors.
Q: For best results, should the power be turned on or off when using the Precision Trimmer Blade?
A: 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.
Q: What type of battery does Gillette Fusion Power men’s razor use? How long does it last?
A: Similar to MACH3 Power, Gillette Fusion Power uses an AAA battery. With the low-battery indicator light, Gillette Fusion Power will let you know when it’s time to change the battery. Assuming average shaving, the battery should last approximately 3–6 months.
Q: Is it safe to shave with Gillette Fusion Power in the shower?
A: Yes. Gillette Fusion Power is watertight and can be used in wet environments.
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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.