Was anyone else reminded of that Saturday Night Live commercial, with Will Ferrell doing the voiceover, for the Platinum Mach 14 when they saw the commercials for the new Gillette Fusion during the Superbowl? That can't be too far down the road, can it? I remember thinking how ground-breaking it was when the Mach 3 came out (SNL actually did a commercial for a crazy 3-blade razor on their first ever broadcast). Then the Schick Quattro. Now the Fusion, which actually has 6 blades. Anyone want to take the over/under on years 'til we see the Platinum Mach 14? As Dave Barry wrote in this article: "Yes, the razor-technology race shows no signs of slowing. And who knows what lies ahead? Razors with 10 blades? Twenty blades? A thousand blades? Razors that go backward in time and shave your ancestors? Exciting times lie ahead, shaving consumers!"
Related Note: I shaved with the Gillette Fusion Power this morning. It was actually a pretty nice shave, although I find the vibrating razor a little distracting. Also, I think the head pieces with the blades on these things are starting to get a little unwieldy, which may be the problem for the Mach 14. Finally, I didn't try it, but I would be fairly terrified to use this thing on any areas below the belt-line -- way too many blades, especially since there are blades facing two directions. Just a heads up. Anyway, I still give it 4 out of 5 stars.