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    Question Infinity Razor?

    I saw an advertisement on CNBC this A.M. (it came on twice in a 15 minute-period acutally) for the "Infinity Razor." It was touted as the last razor you'd ever need to buy (although it sure looked like a disposable to me). They have a satisfaction guarantee, to the extent that if you weren't happy with it, they'd buy you your favorite "cartridge razor" as replacement.

    Their website (now up and running):

    www.theinfinityrazor.com

    I smell snake oil

    Anybody else seen/heard of this?
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    I know I know!!!! It is clearly going to be a straight



    Bad form, running ads without the website up yet....

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    Maybe if I weren't satisfied then I could convince them to buy me a Vision..it takes DE cartridges of course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boboakalfb
    Maybe if I weren't satisfied then I could convince them to buy me a Vision..it takes DE cartridges of course...
    They can make mine a E&J DE....oh and why not throw in a nice stand as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moses
    I know I know!!!! It is clearly going to be a straight



    Bad form, running ads without the website up yet....
    bad form indeed

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    This epitomizes the infomercial business model.

    $14.99. 30 days guarantee. You have to pay return shipping.

    They will get 0.5% returns on which they will probably lose a few bucks. The rest of the people will junk the thing after a week or three and deem it too much effort to return it. Thier unit cost is probably 40-75 cents or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FriscoSoxFan
    Thier unit cost is probably 40-75 cents or so.
    At most - the deal also includes 6 tubes of aromatherapy shave gel - bet the three T's are quaking at the thought of this stuff coming to market!

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    at least their website is up and running now.....I'm tempted.....$15 isn't much for 6 tubes of shave gel (big grin)

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    I don't see how comparing it to a Gin 5 knife is worthwhile....knives need to be sharpened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzuki
    At most - the deal also includes 6 tubes of aromatherapy shave gel - bet the three T's are quaking at the thought of this stuff coming to market!
    Note that they don't tell you how big the tubes are...

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    Is Gin 5 a knock off of the original Ginsu Knife, or is this the 21st century name for ginsu?
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    According to one of the very few Internet hits that came up on a search of "Gin 5," it's a Hitachi-owned steel that was developped for surgical instruments. There's a company (TigerSharp) that makes knives of the stuff. Knives, it's interesting to point out, that have replacable blades that can be swapped out when the old one dulls too much. The "revolutionary new razor guys" claim they took Ginsu technology and turned it into a shaver, but the word 'Ginsu' was made up by a now-deceased ad-man who was struggling to find a way to pitch knives being manufactured in Ohio.

    Too bad the Infinity wasn't out in time for the B&B anniversary contest. It would have been fun to see the posts that resulted from those lucky winners.

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    I think I'll point them to this website, and offer my services as a "tester" for their razor.

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    I wonder if there is a material that COULD keep it's sharpness forever if it was just used for shaving. Some kind of ceramic or carbide or... hey, a blade with an edge made of manufactured diamond, whatever. I mean if you had a million dollars to make just one blade, is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkonnendog
    I wonder if there is a material that COULD keep it's sharpness forever if it was just used for shaving. Some kind of ceramic or carbide or... hey, a blade with an edge made of manufactured diamond, whatever. I mean if you had a million dollars to make just one blade, is it possible?
    Hmmm...I have seen "cutters" made for clipping newspaper/magazine articles and I recall these were made of porcelain.

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    Default Why no ceramic blades for shaving

    I found a quote from some makers of ceramic cutlery and apparently their engineers were used as guinea pigs for shaving prototypes.
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    It slices, it dices, it can even julian fries.


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    I guess that you could make a much more durable blade for razors if you could coat the steel blade with a microscopic layer of artificial diamond...

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsadj
    I found a quote from some makers of ceramic cutlery and apparently their engineers were used as guinea pigs for shaving prototypes.
    It's interesting that they say it is too sharp. Sounds to me like an opportunity to design the proper razor to utilize it and cash in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus
    It slices, it dices, it can even julian fries.

    Yup, it's a floor wax AND a dessert topping too!

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