17.Dec.2009 Review: The Infinity Razor – Part 1

Oh, faithful readers of We Took the Bait (hereby christened “Baiters”) – I have to apologize for my lack of posts lately. In between preparing for graduate school and preparing for the holidays, I’ve been swamped and leaving most of the reviewing up to Jeremy. Yes, my evenings have been filled with spiked eggnog, financial aid forms, Lifetime Movie Network Christmas flicks, and entrance exams. Usually in that order.

This weekend, I was ruminating over my stubbly winter legs – a direct result of my acute forgetfulness when it comes to buying a disposable razor. Seriously, I can walk into Walgreens and spend fifty bucks on shampoo, body wash, and¬†fancy gadgets for taming my cuticles, but not remember to spend $1.99 on a generic pink razor. If I were a nudist or an Olympic swimmer, I’d probably pay more attention to the length of my thigh stubble and keep a stock of razors on hand. Lucky for me (and the world in general) I am neither of those things.

Suddenly my mind wandered to our stock of As Seen on TV products – yes, we have an entire bin in our utility room dedicated to future reviewable items – and the only razor I’ll ever need again. For ever. And Ever. Infinity.

As you might have guessed from the title, I’d be remiss if this was the only review I gave on the Infinity Razor. After all, infinity is a super long time. It’s such a long time that it has its own symbol, and I think that’s saying something. You don’t see them handing out fancy hieroglyphs to twenty minutes or four days, do you? I figure I’ll revisit the Infinity Razor every couple of months to let you all know if it’s delivering it’s promised clean close shave until forever. For-ev-er. For-ev-er. For-ev-er.

While there isn’t too much I can say about this razor’s lifelong performance, I’m already a little confused. The official AsSeenOnTV.com site claims “Infinity Razor last a lifetime so stop throwing money away on replace blades or disposable razor.”[sic] If this kind of technology is available, and one truly can use a single razor for their entire shaving life, why wouldn’t one of the big razor companies – Gillette and Remington for example – not make one of these puppies and sell it en masse for a hundred bucks or more? Seriously, this razor looks like a cheap two blade Daisy razor. Gillette can make razors with four blades and micropulses, but they can’t harness carbon injected tungsten and make a razor that lasts for more than a few weeks?

Maybe the reason that the razor lasts forever is because it offers a lifetime guarantee. The official Infinity Razor website (http://www.buyinfinityrazor.com) is no longer in operation, but a little Google detective work told me that if you request a replacement for your dulled blade, you have to pay for the shipping each time, and pay even more if you want it shipped quickly. If that’s what they mean by infinity, I think I’ll have to pass. Besides, I’m not 100% sure I want a razor that lasts forever. I’m hoping that in the future they’ll just add something to tap water that prevents unnecessary evolutionary throwbacks like unwanted body hair. That way I can spend less time shaving and more time scooting around with my jetpack.

Anyway, I was happy with my first round with the Infinity, which I used on my legs and underarms, but not $20 worth of impressed. That won’t happen unless this sucker makes it past the six week mark – at least.
I’m trying to convince my bearded husband to use the Infinity so that we can see how this blade holds up against the Sasquatch-like growth on his face. He’s a little apprehensive, so stay tuned to see if a little more spiked eggnog can make it happen.

Where to Buy: No official site, but you can check it out here.

Price: 19.95 plus S & H

Wasn’t The Sandlot one of the best movies EVER? Why, yes. Yes, it was.

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