Howdy do yall!
Well this is thoroughly delayed... and i apologize, i really do. Life has gotten very chaotic in the past few weeks and i just havent had the energy/drive/time to make a proper video for you all. I barely have the time now to share a written review of the Moto, but i hope it will do for now until the time does present itself for me to finally make a video.
Lets jump right in.
The moto is definitely lighter than the ATX, and i must admit there is a small factor that makes it feel a flimsy, but more on that later. The new finger holder is more ergonomic, and i found much less difficulty getting my large hands to fit it snugly but comfortably. My middle finger rests in the finger slot well, and i found the rest of my hand well placed on the textured surface area of the device.
That little pivot is interesting, i dont know how to feel about it... The benefit is noticeable for sure, and i found myself getting a simpler shave much more consistently and easily than with the atx which does not contour to my head as i glide from front to back. The pivot allows the blade to stay in contact with as much skin as possible, without the user having to contort their hand inaccurately because its inverted in a mirror or invisible in the shower. Ease of use has been increased greatly. Now about the flimsy note.. That pivot does feel like over time/usage the tension that keeps it centered could wear out and cause it to remain tilted one way by default. It hasnt happened to mine yet, but i do wonder if in time, whatever keeps that blade level might eventually wear out enough that it will tilt one way. This wouldnt be a huge problem as long as the device is on your head i suppose, since contact with skin will make it pivot to the angle necessary. Its just a design flaw in my opinion that there isnt better tension on that pivot ball in the base.
-Wheel or Ball?-
That little ball is probably my favorite part of this stupid device. It feels effortless gliding across my noggin, and being a ball, allows me to tilt the device very easily on my head to keep that cartridge in contact with my skin, without requiring pressure or force that leads to those cuts and nicks that none of us want or like. (unless youre emo...) Initially i was worried that shaving cream/lotion/butter/headslick would get caught behind that ball in the base of the device and cause smudge/sludge/stink/ew but it hasnt, theres little vent slots on the sides of the ball casing that allows water to get in and out, keeping it clean, provided that you rinse well after use.
Same blade cartridges, new device. Way better. 'Nuff said. No i wont leave you hanging - the Moto is just so much easier to get a good shave with than the ATX, and i really believe that is because of the new angle provided by the base of the device, and the way the pivot tilts on your head as you glide along. The ATX was good, but i found myself applying pressure to try and hit those angled or dipped in spots, and it was giving me needless irritation and nicks. Not any more, the Moto glides over surface area so smoothly that minimal pressure is required. I end up with a very uniform and clean shave in under ten minutes, just by going front to back, back to front, and then up from the bottom on each side. SO much easier than with the ATX.
-Final Thoughts and Where The Moto Resides in My Shaving Cabinet-
Well, if i could see all the Headblade devices in front of me on a display, i would choose the Moto. Its small, fits almost any hand well, and pivots to conform to the shape of almost any head. The price is the same as the others, and it offers superior and easy shaves at minimal effort levels.
As with every product, it cant be perfect in EVERY area. My only complain is that there isnt as much control as with a regular handle razor. Due to this, i dont believe its possible to get as close/smooth a shave with any headblade model as it is with a traditional handle/cartridge. I personally use the Moto when i need a basic "look good" shave for a regular day out. When i want that head turning shine or smooth soft skin that my mom cant help but rub, i grab my Dorco Pace 4 handle and cartridge. Where the Moto finds its value in your shaving cabinet is up to you, but for me, its my every day simple shaver, and when i need something special, i set it aside.
I hope this gives some insight and answers some questions for anyone whos been waiting to pull the plug and get the Moto, and if you have any questions or things youd like me to check/talk about feel free to ask, ill get back when i can.
Thanks for being patient, and again im sorry about the delay.
All the best, shine on.