Gillette keeps innovating shaving technology, and I keep getting a chance to try out their new stuff. They sent me one of their new Fusion ProGlide razors with FlexBall technology, and here’s what I think about it:
This razor is nifty, and gives you a very smooth feeling while you’re shaving. While I at first thought the FlexBall technology was just a gimmick, it really allows you to get a better shave than a standard razor as the blades hug the curves of your face and neck. I’m a big fan of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall technology. Check out my full review (and my #ShaveFace) after the jump:
In anticipation of the ProGlide Fusion with FlexBall technology launch, Gillette put out the above video of the “one stroke shave”. The razor itself, though, does not come with a suction apparatus, and I don’t recommend trying to shave in one stroke. Take a look at my shave face before (after skipping a day of shaving) and after using this innovative razor:
The reason I don’t recommend going for the one stroke shave is because I tried it, and actually nicked myself on my cheek. I blame that on myself though, as the shaving experience was so smooth with the Fusion Pro-Glide with FlexBall technology that I admittedly got a little loose with it and cut myself. The next day I shaved like a normal human being and had no problems. How does my #ShaveFace compare to Roger Federer?
With the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor with FlexBall handle, you get an amazingly close shave with little to no drag as the blades glide across your face. You don’t need as many passes with the razor as you normally would with a 1, 2, or 3 blade razor, which means less irritation and a faster shave. This razor takes the same 5 blade cartridges as any other Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide, which is nice if you plan on switching over the FlexBall handle from the standard one.
While I’ve previously stated in other reviews that 5 blades on a razor is excessive (it still is), you can’t deny how close of a shave you get with the Gillette Fusion ProGlide. The FlexBall handle is a game-changer, in that you’re given the mobility of a smaller, more compact razor due to the way that it automatically adjusts while shaving. This innovative handle may finally convince me to shell out the extra loot for the Fusion ProGlide cartridges, and dump my old Mach 3.
I’ve seen the Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall handle being sold in stores anywhere from $8.99-12.53, which isn’t too bad price-wise. The replacement cartridges is where they get you, though, as these bad boys are almost 3 bucks a pop with 12 packs being sold for $28.99 and up. If the sticker shock doesn’t bother you, do yourself a favor and pick up one of these Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology handles and enjoy the best shave of your life. When you really think about it, these razors last twice as long as your old blade, and it comes out to a little over $1/week with Gillette’s year long subscription package.