Wow, congrats on converting your husband (HWMBO?). I don't know much about DE's, but I'd guess you're looking for a Superspeed or a Slim. (Or a Fatboy, but I believe those tend to run a bit pricier.) I'm sure there are others, and someone with more knowledge will chime in.
As for the brush, I find it an integral part of the shave "experience", and if you're trying to get him hooked a surprise gift of a nice brush might be a not-so-subtle shove in the right direction.
I Conquered the 2012 Shave Purchase Sabbatical
It really is all James' fault.
(Okay, maybe Owen had something to do with it as well.)