Sunday, April 27, 2014

Schick Hydro 5 Groomer Review and Giveaway

Hey folks!  I have the great privilege to talk about Schick's new razor on the market, the Schick Hydro 5 4-in-1 Groomer. Plus, the folks at Schick are allowing me to give some away as well!

Here's just a quick product placement if you'd like to watch..

Holy Schick that's some good product placement!

So, before I get to the giveaway, let me tell you what I think about it.

I am very hesitant to use disposable razors.  I have issues with rashes or possibly allergic reactions.  I have just rarely used them.  I normally stick to the electric bad boy razors.

Well, this razor is definitely a bad boy razor.  There are some really cool positives about the Hyrdo 5 Groomer, but unfortunately some drawbacks.

The device battery powered and can be used as either a close shave or a beard groomer, but let's start with what I love about it.

The Positives

It looks like a bit of a monster! Yeah looks really cool.  Thought I might try lop a few branches off a tree out the back after I finish testing it.

The blade part is a close shave.  Closer than you'd get with the electric razors, that's for sure.  I was sitting there poking at my face because I'm not used to a close, close shave.  I've always been more of a stubble man (especially with my skin easily irritable) and with the razor, along with the Schick Hydro Sensitive Shave Gel, I'm not sure if I will be a stubble faced person for a while.  Pretty cool.  Whenever I need a close shave, this razor is the one for me.  Really top notch quality.

The groomer part of the razor might actually be a first in the disposable razor scene.  Don't quote me on that, but I haven't seen a beard groomer and blade razor combined into one razor on the supermarket shelves.  Schick basically has made a disposable razor something that you can just replace the batteries on instead of chucking out. Sure, you'd need to replace the razor blades, but Schick sell the replacement blades for the razor when you run out.

The price is great.  If you want the cheapest groomer on the market, it would set you back about $50.  The Hydro 5 Groomer is RRP $21.99, which is half the price, and less!

The Negatives

I personally would not use the razor as a groomer, which kind of negates the coolness of a combined blade/grooming razor.  The device is wicked for the businessman that travels from hotel bed to hotel bed, without the need ever for a plugged in cord.  Those people I would recommend the razor for, just because of the ease of use. That's not me though, luckily. Would hate hotel bed hopping! The battery powered groomer just doesn't have as much OOMPH as an electric one.  I compared it to my crappy, cheap as chips, plug into the wall groomer and it just doesn't work as powerfully.

The other negative is being battery powered requires either the constant purchasing of new batteries or charging of rechargeable ones.  The razor doesn't come with a recharge option unfortunately.

I take pictures on the floor.. yep.
Don't let my review sway you though, why not try the razor out for yourself because I have 3 x Schick Hydro packs to give away!!!

Three lucky winners will receive in the pack one of the Schick Hydro 5 razors, the Hydro Sensitive Shave Gel and four Easyglide Blade replacement cartridges. Just like the ones you see in the uber photograph skills picture to the right.

If you would like more information, please visit Schick's product page. Otherwise, enter the giveaway below.

Good luck!!

(sorry, give away is for Australian residents only)

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