04-18-2014, 09:44 AM
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  • Harvey
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yes guys...you read that correctly...just saw this...coming in time for Fathers day 6/09/14 the NEW PROGLIDE FLEXBALL...similar to the Dyson Ball system...the head will rotate as well as flex....this will be a premium product...so dump of of your oldfashioned prized collectable razors ASAP...you will not want them anymore....just to help you out send them to me and I,ll store them in my Shave Cave at no charge....sorry shaver stores ...the end is near...Gillette is coming to the rescue and we are saved!!!!!!!Smile

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 04-18-2014, 09:50 AM
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dream on baby - happy easter to you too Heart

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 04-18-2014, 09:53 AM
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  • Agravic
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 04-18-2014, 09:57 AM
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  • Johnny
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Where did you see this? If we know where to look maybe we can find a picture to post.

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 04-18-2014, 10:08 AM
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http://m.europe.wsj.com/articles/SB10001...reno64-wsj

Yeah, but who cares?

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 04-18-2014, 10:13 AM
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 04-18-2014, 10:17 AM
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Any link that isn't behind a paywall? I need to know if it takes batteries and vibrates... I've been told that unless the sharp blade hovering near my face vibrates at at least 120Hz it ain't gonna shave well enough Rolleyes

I wonder what Joe Public would do if Gillette rolled out a DE-razor with a fixed head... I'm sure there is some way to integrate the cap and blade into some form of cartridge, just to keep their revenue going.

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 04-18-2014, 10:18 AM
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  • BobH
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Another high tech solution to a non existent problem. Well done to Gillette.

Bob

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 04-18-2014, 10:22 AM
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Laughing124W00tYawn

gillette revealing themselves in full. they must see all potential customers as morons.

high end. HIGH END.

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 04-18-2014, 10:42 AM
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Are they serious? Biggrin

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 04-18-2014, 10:46 AM
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(04-18-2014, 10:13 AM)Johnny Wrote: [Image: sKo0I7y.jpg]

Johnny
It looks more like a satellite orbiting!
Jim

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 04-18-2014, 10:54 AM
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OK, I'm completely underwhelmed!

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 04-18-2014, 11:00 AM
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Did a bit of googling, and I'm not terrible impressed by their offerign nor their pitch:
[Image: BN-CK870_RAZOR0_G_20140417231257.jpg]

* Handle allows blade to pivot - why is this a good thing? I want my razor to go where I tell it to, not crosswise and slicing me open. It's a gimmick, although one that looks like an interesting piece of engineering; a small universal joint.
* 20% fewer missed hairs - I though that is why you had 5 freaking blades to begin with? Funny how I use a single blade, two passes and have zero to none missed hairs...
* Cuts hair shorter - which in the case of me and other traditional wetshavers means scraping off the top layer of skin. Also; 23 microns - that is one 50th of a mm, or just shy of a 1000th of an inch. Clearly a major step forward there...
* Increased skin contact - which is another way to say the previous design was sub-optimal. Also keep in mind that more contact isn't automatically a good thing - it could simply mean 23% more razor burn...
* Compatible with earlier cartridges - I'll give them that one; it's actually a good idea and will make the buy-in easier for the consumers.
* Battery-powered? I'll take that to mean this one vibrates as well then - because sharp blades on a wobbly stick needs to vibrate with at least 120Hz to shave your mug, I guess...

Want to impress me Gillette? Release a line of DE razors again - fixed, adjustable, three-piece, TTO, anything. Match that up with decent quality soaps and creams - the kind that needs a brush. THEN I'll be mightily impressed.

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 04-18-2014, 11:28 AM
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  • Johnny
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In one of the articles I read it said it would be available in both standard and battery powered.

I'm placing my bets right now that I get one for Father's Day. My youngest son would do that just to see the expression on my face.

I'm with you Hans. If Gillette want to impress me start producing those good old DE razors again, along with the good blades they use to produce in this country.

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 04-18-2014, 11:31 AM
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  • Harvey
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I will contact Gillette ASAP....we want a Guard,Trac 2,Sensor,Mach 3 and Fusion/Proglide handle kind of like a leatherman handle or swiss army knife with multible vibrating powered blades that swivel and rotate 360 degrees at high speeds and can communicate with our smart phones and tell us how fantastic we look and how wonderful we are.....I,ll get on this right away....at any rate please start shipping your awfull terrible and stupid old fashioned razors to my Cave. Thank you Razorman.(blades and shaving creams,soaps and brushes,mugs and scuttles are OK as well)

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 04-18-2014, 12:42 PM
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  • freddy
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Hans, as far as I am concerned, you covered all the bases. Thumbsup

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 04-18-2014, 03:11 PM
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  • Leo K.
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I'm very excited about this new razor, honestly!

I can't wait to get the powered version, eventually I'll get the manual version too.

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 04-18-2014, 04:31 PM
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Harvey was right but he meant to say ship your prized gillettes to me so I can guard them for you.

Sent from my LG-P769 using Tapatalk

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 04-18-2014, 08:32 PM
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(04-18-2014, 10:46 AM)Irishcoast Wrote:
(04-18-2014, 10:13 AM)Johnny Wrote: [Image: sKo0I7y.jpg]
It looks more like a satellite orbiting!
Jim

Wrong comparison: the correct comparison is to a duck's reproductive organs. See: (comparison explained).

For those who really must know more (I am worried about you): here are the canardic details.

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 04-19-2014, 09:06 AM
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(04-18-2014, 10:13 AM)Johnny Wrote: [Image: sKo0I7y.jpg]

Some designer at Gillette must have played Basketball at one time and tried to merge his (or her) two great passions into one potential disaster! Biggrin

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