I finally found a Gillette M3Power at the local H-E-B (Texas grocery store chain) last night and tried it out first thing this morning. As neither my head, nor my face had felt the touch of a razor in a couple of days, I decided that the day was right for testing out this much-hyped razor. Part of me loves the technology behind the razor (tiny vibrations supposedly cause the hairs on your face to stick straight up), but another part of me suspects that it is just technology for technology’s sake. Past experiences with electric razors have left me unimpressed, so this hybrid blade had to overcome those lingering doubts as well.
The M3Power proved quite effective, living up to its claims of a closer shave, and reducing – though not eliminating – the need to shave some areas of my head more than once. The act of running the blade across my skin was much smoother and more enjoyable than other razors. It glides (think Andy Garcia talking to Gabrielle Anwar in Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead. Ultimately, it proved to be worth the cost to “upgrade” from my Mach 3 Turbo, which is a damn fine razor in its own right.
If you can’t find the razor in your area, you can get it from Amazon (M3Power), though they charge a buck fifty more than I paid at the local grocery store.