Gillette will tell you that a warm shave will let you “experience the comfort of a hot towel with every blow.” This is achieved by “warming technology [read: a narrow strip below the blades that emits heat when activated] and heats it in less than a second to provide a constant soothing warmth to your skin.” Scientifically, we are told that warm shaving is superior because it opens pores and prevents burning Shaving (although the jury has already come out of it). On a sensory level, warm shaving is superior because it is silly warm.
The first thing you’ll notice about Heated Razor after unpacking it in its box and getting everything connected to it is that it’s good to look at it. The device sits perpendicular to its wireless charger (good for up to six uses) thanks to some high-power magnets, and adds a handsome addition to any flat angle or shower angle.
Once turned on, the device warms up in seconds; there are two temperature levels you can switch between depending on your preference. Shaving itself is noticeably warmer than you would get from running your shaver under hot water, but I can’t claim it will give you in any way “better”, “softer” or less angry. It’s just kind of … feeling good. In the same way that a warm toilet in your bathroom feels comfortable – but not completely necessary.
Moreover, it seems that the biggest benefit is that they provide you with a warm overall shave without having to conserve running water, which may be a big selling point for some.
Is it worth it?
In my current salary and life phase, I will not buy this code. I will gladly admit that the heat adds a little comfort to my shave – I don’t think this equals the difference in the price I pay for the exact and commendable alternatives mentioned above.
But if you are willing to cover this price difference in exchange for a more enjoyable haircut experience, it is not a bad purchase. I also think it will offer a memorable new gift to parents, grandparents and huge genres who get novels from the technical versions of household items.