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    Quote Originally Posted by beluga View Post
    Remember "Form follows function"?
    Nice enough to look at; but otherwise, where does it improve on existing designs?

    This razor does not appear to be any better than what has been around for a long time and the travel container is attractive but highly impractical.

    Any combination of razor and brush takes the choice of brush away from the user and I would rather pick a brush of my own choosing.

    Unless someone proves to me that this razor provides a shave that exceeds what 50-year old Gillettes offer and comes with an exceptional brush I think I will pass this one.
    I have seen too many designs where looks trumped functionality.


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    I understand the sentiment to not want to pile on with negative comments but, while it is standard sales pitch procedure, the hyperbole of the product's description warrants some push back.

    "exceeds what 50-year old Gillettes offer"

    That really is the crux of the matter and what I mean by them trying to "reinvent the wheel". It would be a great project for someone in design school where they have to show inventiveness in every aspect of a product but that doesn't necessarily translate into value or practicality. It may be the high road to just smirk at a black razor in a tube with a "superior synthetic brush" put together by Artists, but it's interesting to discuss it too.
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    You know, I really think it would be hard to improve on some of the travel kits I have seen that Gillette offered way back in the day. It would be an easier and more compact a solution to just emulate and update with modern materials the old Gillette travel kits. I mean how much space would a modern DE, pack of 10 blades in a plastic dispenser, synthetic travel brush in a tube and a shave stick in a tube fitted into a plastic clam shell molded with rounded corners and edges take? That is relative to the bulky round container on offer.

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    The first time I watched the promo video I had the sound off. I just rewatched it and found it humorous.

    Everyone's criticisms are spot on. Maybe the designers will read this thread and improve their product. I would gladly test their shave set.

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    Bob, I agree that the vintage Gillette travel set would be hard to improve upon. I would love to try one of these out...
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