Finally, a razor for gamers! You jest, but Razer and Gillette have actually made it happen. The Razer razor — officially known as the GilletteLabs with Exfoliating Bar razor — started out an April Fools’ joke, but is now a real thing releasing by the end of August.
The shaver is essentially a palette swap of Gillette’s flagship offering, sporting Razer’s signature acid-green-and-black colour scheme and its three-snake logo. It ships with a stand that uses the gaming giant’s “For Gamers, By Gamers” slogan, and surprisingly, has none of the RGB its products are all known for.
The unexpected collaboration came about due to popular demand for the Razer Razer, introduced as a gaming mouse that can also double as an electric razor in a prank announcement, to become a reality. In full spirit of the occasion, there was even a short video showing the fake product in action, which has attracted nearly 400,000 views since.
“After Razer Razer was introduced on April Fool’s Day, we’ve been inundated with requests to design one,” said Ayesha Durante, Razer’s vice president and global head of marketing.
The Razer razor will be available in two variants: with and without a Razer-green travel tin. No price was announced, but it’s expected to cost about the same as a regular GilletteLabs with Exfoliating Bar (US$25 / S$40).