I learned about the Philips Norelco OneBlade through The Pie Whisperer, a.k.a. Kyle Jones, host of the Slice of Pie Podcast. Each week he has a “What I’m Liking” section at the beginning of his show, and the OneBlade was his first promotion. I’ve always been picky
about my electric razors, never finding one that satisfies me with its cut. I’ve been through all the various styles of electric trimmers, but what I usually fall back on is my Wahl trimmers for the thicker sections of facial hair, and then clean up with shaving cream and a Bic double blade razor. One too many steps for my liking. I don’t enjoy standing around shaving, I just want to get in there, get it done and move on.
Enter Kyle’s suggestion of the OneBlade. I ordered it online at Target during their Black Friday deals and picked it up for $17. Note that there is also a “pro” version that costs significantly more, but the OneBlade by itself runs a regular $30, I believe. For $17, I figured I couldn’t go wrong, and thankfully, I haven’t! I enjoy the ease of the OneBlade, which shaves nicely, and closer than any other electric blade I’ve used in my 41 years of life. I’m also bit of a nitpicker, so I shave in multiple directions, and the OneBlade still makes quick, easy work without the mess of shaving cream, or a big bulky shaver.
They say the OneBlade will go about 4 months, I believe, with an average of 2 shaves a week, before having to change out the blade. I’ve had mine since November and have only had to charge it once, since the initial charge at opening. It also trims through thicker stubble, but I rarely let mine get thick enough to really matter, mainly because my facial hair grows so slow, it takes a good week or two for me to even develop a noticeable stubble.
The only downside I’d give this razor is that it has no means of capturing your hair. As you shave, it just falls to the countertop, or in the sink. I usually lay a towel down to collect all the stray hairs. Or, if I’m feeling extra grumpy, I’ll just let it scatter to the four winds and listen to my wife complain about it later!
So, if you’re a guy who just wants a quick, easy shave, I recommend the Philips Norelco OneBlade. I think it’s even worth the full price of $30, if you are willing to give it a try. If you can find it cheaper, even better!