New Kickstarter razor - The SmartRazor

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scratch scratch.. cant be a real product. doesn't have a chick in a tube top for the commercial.

heated blades were done before ww2. were not a viable economic success. but gahh. 9 dollar cartridge head, with a 30 dollar battery........ gaah. and I thought fusion bent us over the couch back...
 
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I'm not convinced either but each to their own. I tried battery powered vibrating mach3 and fusion razors and they did nothing special. I thought it was just a gimmick. Heated blades strike me as the same. You can heat your razor in hot water: how long does it take to dip it in. A shaving scuttle will keep your lather warm as well. A lot of folk seem to be jumping on the cartridge razor bandwagon in the business world, mostly through subscription services. I hope the increased competition will drive down prices for cartridge shavers soon.
 
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the cartridge wagon is pure profit. sell a super cheap product that doesn't last long, and make 3 dollars in profit per head.

the average consumer is um well, not very bright.
I would disagree with this, I would say that the average user, just wants a shave and be done, and gets used to how they shave, calling them not very bright is an unwarranted insult, than in my opinion seems a little condescending.
 
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I think speed is a key too. When you are in a hurry you want a quick "scchhhhhhhoooock, scrape" shave. The results may not be anywhere near as good but you get the job done just as if I am giving my skin a rest but need to look vaguely presentabl, I will drag out an electric shaver. Even Neil Jagger admits he uses a cartridge during the week and a DE at weekends only. He does point out in another interview though that DE gives the superior shave.

https://www.kaliandee.com/Interview-with-Neil-Jagger.html

http://straightrazorplace.com/content/conversation-neil-jagger-440/
 
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unlike "neil jagger", I use a DE every day. and I can do a two or even three pass shave in 6 minutes or less. today my shave took 5 minutes because I felt lazy and it was only a 2 pass shave. WITH THE GRAIN each time. and im feeling better, looking better, then I can with a cartridge.
brush was fully hydrated in hot tap water, razor and blade soaked as well. water was still nice and warm when I started shaving. shave was great. and trumpers violet is interesting

Shaving with cartridge razors, say fusion/mach 3/ schick qautro would take 20-30 minutes. mostly just trying to unclog the razor and trying not to scream in agony.
 
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unlike "neil jagger", I use a DE every day. and I can do a two or even three pass shave in 6 minutes or less. today my shave took 5 minutes because I felt lazy and it was only a 2 pass shave. WITH THE GRAIN each time. and im feeling better, looking better, then I can with a cartridge.
brush was fully hydrated in hot tap water, razor and blade soaked as well. water was still nice and warm when I started shaving. shave was great. and trumpers violet is interesting

Shaving with cartridge razors, say fusion/mach 3/ schick qautro would take 20-30 minutes. mostly just trying to unclog the razor and trying not to scream in agony.
A poor workman always blames his tools...
 
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@Bezoar I was talking to a guy down the pub today about my crossing over to DE shaving and he told me he can get 6 MONTHS use from ome Fusion blade.. errr OOUUUUUCCCCCCHH!
sounds like a co worker of mine. he shaves once a month, first with a detail beard trimmer to get the stubble down to nearly nothing then uses a cartridge to finish it off. I think he uses a new cartridge every shave. does that count as making a cartridge last a month?

With the old 2 blade sensor excel style cartridge, you had just enough room to stick a plastic tooth pick in between the blades to try to get gunk out and get another pass in with it. When I remember those days I really wish I had had the chance to use my grand fathers DE razor out.

But the newer stuff like quatro and fusion,, cant be cleaned at all. I think its engineered obsolescence at its worst.
 
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Well before i got a DE I had actually progressed downwards to disposable supermarket own branded disposables. You could clean those and they did not provide a bad shave.
 
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