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A Close Shave

Reviewing: Braun Pocket Go  |  Rating:
peregrinus By peregrinus on
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(Fragrance rated "0" due to it being a razor)

I bought myself 2 Braun Pocket Go razors (one for home, one for travel) at a price of $15.00 each.

The razor comes with a brush, and 2 Duracell "AA" batteries, and a built in trimmer.

This razor is quite good for the price paid. For $15.00, I was expecting that the blades would dull quite quickly, or that it wouldn't have the power necessary to give a good close shave.

After a year, the blades have remained sharp and the foil has not chipped (the demise of my previous razor. I find that the blades give a very close shave, as long as the hair is only stubble.

The built in trimmer isn't very good, so if you have a few days of scruff you have to resort to disposable razors or a beard trimmer. But if you maintain your shave daily, there is no problem at all.

Battery life is about 2 weeks of daily shaving. You can offset the cost by using a few rechargeable batteries instead of regular disposables.

Blades will remain sharp so long as you clean the razor every few days with the provided brush (a little oil doesn't hurt either.)

Durability: I've dropped the razor a whole bunch of times. The only damage it sustained was when it fell from a height of 4 feet, while I was swapping out the batteries. The door broke off the hinge. The neat thing is the design of the door means you can still reattach it if it breaks off, and mine has still maintained the waterproof seal to the battery compartment.

Overall, a fairly decent razor. Great for travel, especially if you won't be near an electrical outlet. As long as the country has AA batteries, you're set.