After having ads for it appear on my Facebook timeline, multiple times a day, I finally gave in and ordered one given that the blades for it were much cheaper than they are for the Gillette SkinGuard razor I have been using for the last few months with GREAT SUCCESS.
The ‘Defender‘ to be fair, is good. Impressive. Ultralight. Like a feature. Very flexible. And yes, it sure gets under your nose — in the nicest possible way.
Yes, given my ultra-sensitive (face) skin I did order the ‘Extra Sensitive’ blades.
No irritation. Feels good. Seems pretty close too. But, I have only used it about 4-times.
My problem is that given the TREMENDOUS success I had with the Gillette SkinGuard I am reluctant to abandon it in haste in case I end up regretting it.
So, I will continue using the ‘Defender’ for another couple of weeks until I can convince myself that it will work as well as the Gillette.
Promise, I will keep you posted. But, for the price it is CHEAP enough to try out YOURSELF. Give it a go. You will not regret it. You will be amazed how light it is.
Shaving has been the absolute bane of my adult life. I suffer so when I shave. It is torture. I dread it.
Over the decades I have gone to extreme lengths to make it bearable. Cost never a consideration. I have tried them all: razors, blades, electric. And I have suffered mightily.
There seems to be four patents involved, and they, on face value, look pretty broad and vague, e.g., ‘providing performance data to an athlete‘! Another has to do with exercise functionality being monitored by a networked APP. Philips is claiming that Fitbit’s violations go back to 2007 (which is a long time) while Garmin only started to infringe 7-years later.
Philips is basically asking for damages and for Garmin & Fitbit to may a licensing fee going forward. This will drag through courts for years and each company will spend millions in lawyers’ fees arguing their case.