The Dorco Pace Power Razor is an attractive grooming tool that gets the job done. Dorco gets it. Razors are for men, not boys, and they should not look like a toy the way other razor companies seem to design their grooming tools (I’m talking about you, Gillette). The stealth black on the Dorco Pace Power Razor looks clean. The Venetian Flow really does allow for easy rinsing like the product description says. Overall, this razor is an affordable alternative to competitors with similar functionality.
I’ve been sporting a beard for about a year, and I generally only shave my neck and edge my chin line. This razor is not ideal for such grooming, as while I did manage to get a clean shave, it was almost impossible to shave a clean chin line with the power turned on. While the power of the Dorco Pace Power Razor may help my beardless clean-shaved compatriots, you’ll likely want another option (or turn off the power) if you’re looking for precision.
My only real gripe with the Dorco Pace Power Razor is that the AAA battery required is not included. I had to go out and buy batteries to use my razor. I hate buying batteries.
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I’m pretty sure the Dorco Pace Power Razor would go undetected by radar if it had the ability to fly. The silver on black is a good look. Let’s check out the other side:
They had to throw a little fluorescent strip on the razor because I think that’s some sort of unwritten mandate in the grooming industry (don’t quote me on that), but otherwise the “business side” of the razor looks even more clean than the back. The handle is a little thick as you would imagine something holding a battery would be, but it still fits nicely in your hand. There’s a rubberized grip to ensure this bad boy won’t slip out of your hands. Check out the other features as described on Dorco’s website:
6 Blade Performance With Powered Handle
6 Precision Aligned Blades: Micro Positioned to deliver the most comfortable and smooth shave.
Trimmer-Sculpting Tool: A 7th blade for refining and styling tricky shaving spots like sideburns and mustaches.
Advanced Lubricating Strip: A unique combination of Aloe, Vitamin E and Lavender lubricates, calms and protects even the most sensitive skin.
Venetian Flow™: Allows for easy rinsing. This features also increases blade life.
Common Docking: Any Dorco® 3, 4, 6 or 7 blade cartridge will fit on this system allowing you to discover the perfect shave.
Wide Guard Bar – Preps Hair: Soft rubber surface effortless gliding on the skin.
Battery Powered: One AAA battery powers the handle providing an effortless shave enhancing experience.
Ergonomic Handle: Non-slip surface design allows maneuvering.
Personally I think any razor with over 3 blades is overkill, so it’s nice knowing that you can swap out the 7 blade behemoth head for one of the lower models. Let’s check out the before and after using the Dorco Pace Power Razor:
I almost went full-Orton with the neck beard before shaving in order to put the Dorco Pace Power Razor to the test. As you can see, I got a pretty clean shave, and I didn’t have to go over the same spots multiple times. I’ve reviewed single blade razors in the past and if you go the rustic route, your morning ritual requires 2 full shaves (lather, shave, rinse, repeat). Not so with the Dorco Pace Power Razor. You’re done shaving start to finish in like 2 minutes, and you feel like you’re in 2016 and not the 1930’s.
The first time I shaved with the Dorco Pace Power Razor, I jacked up my beard on my chin line as I had the power on the whole time. This was a terrible idea. The power creates a vibration, and it’s difficult to keep a complete steady hand. I smartened up the 2nd time I shaved and kept the razor turned off while lining myself up. Let’s chalk that up to user error.
I’ve been using the Dorco Pace Power Razor for a couple of weeks now, and the blade still feels new. That’s pretty good longevity, which is important with any grooming product.
At $8.95, the Dorco Pace Power Razor comes in cheaper than the competitor’s $11.99 price, but the competitor’s product comes with a battery included, so pick your poison. I guess it’s still cheaper, especially if you have a ton of AAA batteries lying around, and it gives you just as good a shave, so I’ll give a slight edge to Dorco in the value department.
Overall I’d recommend the Dorco Pace Power if you’re looking for an affordable power razor that looks like it belongs to a man and not a 9-year-old. Dorco has a bunch of cool products. Check them out at http://www.dorcousa.com/