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Micro Touch One Razor Reviews: Does it Work? (Dec. 2015 Update)

Micro Touch One Razor Reviews: Does it Work? (Dec. 2015 Update)

Micro Touch One is a safety razor advertised on television featuring Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars. Read our Micro Touch One Razor reviews from editors and readers.

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About Micro Touch One Razor

Micro Touch One is a double-edge safety razor, which is a throwback to how men shaved in the “old days.”

The official product website is onerazor.com, which was registered in July 2013.

How much does Micro Touch One cost?

When ordering direct, Micro Touch One costs $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping for a total of $27.98. An extra “free” set of 12 blades can be added to your order for another $4.99, bringing your total to $32.97. You cannot opt out of this “free” second set when ordering online.

There is a 30-day money back guarantee, which does not include shipping for the razor or extra set of blades. This means if you are not satisfied, you will still be out $12.98 in shipping costs. Shipping can take up to 8 weeks.

In Stores: Micro Touch One can now be found in stores such as Target and Walmart for about $20.

The product is made in China.

Television commercial

Below is a television ad for Micro Touch One Razor which has been running since early 2014:

Transcript of the commercial above:

Hi, I’m Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop, and after 25 years in business, there’s one thing I’ve learned: you never know what’s going to walk through that door. Like this old-fashioned safety razor. For almost 100 years the single blade was the best way to shave. Soldiers, presidents, even my pop used one. So why in the heck did big razor companies start adding more and more blades? So they can charge you more and more money. Trust me, you only need one blade. That’s why I use the new Micro Touch One. It’s the modern version of this timeless classic. Even professional barbers today still only use one blade to give their clients a perfect shave, same as my Micro Touch One. One blade gives me one perfectly-smooth and comfortable shave every time. And unlike those multi-blade razors that are tough to clean, so gunk can build up and make them less effective, the Micro Touch One opens up with a simple twist so you can easily rinse your blade and preserve the closeness of every shave. Which means your blades will last longer, and it feels like a precision crafted machine right in the palm of your hand. With the new Micro Touch One, I save money and you know I like that. Plus I get a perfectly-smooth on my face and on my beautiful bald head. Trust me, you’re going to love this razor. So why keep shelling out big bucks for multi-blade razors that don’t really last, when now you can save money and get the best shave of your life with Micro Touch One for only $19.99. It comes complete with 12 blades and a deluxe travel case. But as part of this limited TV introduction, you’ll get 12 more blades free. That’s 24 blades, enough for a full year of smooth shaving. Yes, you get it all, and your satisfaction is guaranteed, so call or go online now.

Our Micro Touch One Razor Review

One important item to note – which is not fully explained in the television ads – is that shaving with a safety razor like the Micro Touch One is a different experience than one may expect with modern multi-blade razors. There is a learning curve involved, and this could affect user satisfaction with the product. For example, there is no pivot head, which means you must handle facial corners with more caution, and you will want to use less pressure than you use with a standard cartridge razor. This also requires a bit more dexterity, as the non-pivot head may not be as forgiving as a pivoting modern razor.

Preparing the area to be shaved with soap and warmth before shaving is also crucial. The type of blades used can also affect your experience with a safety razor. The blades included with Micro Touch One may not be satisfactory to everyone who purchases Micro Touch One, although replacement blades by other manufacturers could improve the experience you have with it.

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Not everyone wants to re-learn their shaving technique, so this should be a factor if you are considering purchasing this product. There is an instruction sheet with tips “For First Time Safety Razor Users.” It gives “four keys to a successful shave.”

1. Use as little pressure as possible. Let the weight of the razor do the work for you.
2. Hold razor by the tip of the handle.
3. Angle the blade at a 45 degree angle.
4. Shave with the grain of your beard.

In our tests, we found that Micro Touch One performed satisfactorily, ranking as an average safety razor, and out-performing the average multi-blade cartridge razor. The shave achieved when using a safety razor is superior, provided the face is properly conditioned and care is used when shaving.

Micro Touch One is not a bad product. Overpriced, perhaps, but it does deliver.

See additional notes from one of our testers here.

Upselling

When you call to order the razor direct from the company, you’ll be met with a salesman who will attempt to upsell you, or offer “free” gas vouchers, which end up resulting in a monthly subscription. If you refuse, you’ll likely be repeatedly called back by additional salesmen.

Alternatives to Micro Touch One

Micro Touch One is certainly not the only player around. We’ll defer to this excellent article by Sharpologist, which examines many of the double-edge offerings available. That article notes that new double-edge razors can vary from “under $5 to well over $200.” You can also peruse some of the high-rated safety razors on Amazon to get a feel for what else is out there.

Bottom Line

The Micro Touch One is an average double-edge safety razor. The learning curve involved may dissuade those who have not attempted this type of shaving.

Because the product is now available in stores, we recommend purchasing locally to avoid shipping delays and charges, as well as annoying follow-up sales calls. You may also consider other safety razors before making a final decision.

Your Micro Touch One Reviews

Have you tried the Micro Touch One Razor? Let us hear from you in the comments below.

Updated December 7, 2015
Originally published March 2014

  • Steve

    As a bona fide baby boomer, the main difference between disposable and safety razors is the greater likelihood of getting more minor nicks and cuts on the chin and neck areas. Face preparation? Come on: popular shaving gels do the job. Of course, the best facial shave is when you get out of a hot shower; then the blades, irrespective of type, simply glide when the face is lathered and shaved.

  • Al

    I sent in for it when they were first advertised a couple years or so back. At first it worked great. I loved it but there is a learning curve. The bottom line is take your time and go slow. After 6 months the workings froze and I could not unscrew it for new blades without first giving it a shot of WD40. Eventually I needed to give it an oiling every other shave so I wound up pitching. I did love the shaves it gave and miss it so I am thinking of sending in for a Edwin Jagger DE8911 Double Edge Safety Razor. The reviews I have read on it have been all good.

  • Technopundit

    Most Micro Touch One razors sold by Chinese dealers on eBay are counterfeit, cheap, ultra lightweight inferior shavers. Be advised!

  • Matt C

    I never buy from TV ads for the very reasons those who do have found out. I just bought my razor at CVS for $19.99 in the “As Seen on TV” section.

  • Jibrail

    Yes you can use it down there but: Use a closed comb version (closed comb razor: Mühle R89, open comb razor: Mühle R41). Be super careful, don’t go against the grain at first. Also, it may be better to try it out with a forgiving blade like personna red.

  • waffles

    One of our testers did use it there, but cautioned about using it on very “sensitive” areas.

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