Is there any limit to the number of blades they’ll put on a razor? The latest from Gillette — they’re calling it a "shaving system" — not just a razor, has six (6!) blades — a "Shaving Surface" of 5 blades on the front, and a single blade built on to the back for trimming.
I’m all for improvements in shaving comfort (read me gush about Nu Boss shaving cream), but I pretty much stopped at 3 blades – mostly because of the trimming issue. I’ve tried the Quattro, and the Shick FX (flexible blades), and the vibrating power handles (got one of those from Sharper Image, before Gillette sued forced SI to stop selling them! If you, like me, have got to try this one, I suggest you pre-order it from Drugstore.com; It’s scheduled to be in stores for the Superbowl, but I’m betting I’ll get it sooner by ordering online.