About Micro Touch One Club
Micro Touch One Club offers a variety of shaving products that can help give you a close, comfortable shave. They also offer a monthly subscription service to ensure you always have what you need.
All of these are based around the company’s Micro One Touch safety razor, which they claim is “the #1 selling safety razor in America.” The difference here is that the Club offers access to a couple new Micro One Touch models through the following packages:
- Silver – Includes 1 chrome razor & 12 regular blades: $14.99
- Black – Includes 1 black razor, 10 regular blades, & 1 bottle of shaving serum: $24.99
- Rose Gold – Includes 1 rose gold razor, 20 chromium plated blades, 1 bottle of pre-shave oil, 1 bottle of shaving serum, & 1 stypic pen: $39.99
There’s no S&H listed for the Silver or Black options, although the Rose Gold option comes with free shipping.
You’ll also be able to purchase many of these products individually through the website’s Product section.
What’s up with Micro Touch One’s “Club,” anyway?
What Benefits Does the Micro Touch One Club Provide?
Looking at the company’s website, we were told how much each product and package cost, but we weren’t told exactly what the Club provides. Is it a regular shipment of razors and shaving products (creams, serums, etc.)? Probably.
How much does this cost? Is there any savings over retail? What exactly will you receive each month? We’re simply not told.
To learn more, we did try clicking on the “Sign Up for One Club” link, and were only taken to a registration page. Even after entering our name, phone number, email address, and mailing address, we still weren’t provided any additional information about the Club—only the ability to edit our account.
In the end, it looks like we researched Micro Touch One Club before everything on their site was running properly. We’ll check back soon to see if anything’s changed, and if it has, we’ll update this review at that time.
That’s what we know about the service; here’s what we know about the product.
Is Micro Touch One Razor a Good Product?
Sure, Micro Touch One Club’s razors might be available in new Black and Rose Gold models, but they’re all based around the same basic Micro Touch One Razor, which is endorsed by Rick Harrison from the TV show Pawn Stars. This is a type of safety razor that promises to provide an ultra-close shave, without the nicks and cuts common with straight razors.
Here on HighYa, the Micro Touch One razor had an average rating of 2.6 stars, based on more than 240 reader reviews (as of 9/21/15). While some customers claimed to have experienced a great shave at a great value, most complaints revolved around:
- Failure to work as advertised (doesn’t provide a close shave, big learning curve, bad cuts, etc.),
- Poor quality (locks up after only a few uses, can’t be cleaned well, etc.), and
- High, non-refundable S&H charges.
Basically, it comes down to a toss of the coin. It seems you have about a 50/50 chance of loving or hating the Micro Touch One Club.
How does the Micro Touch One razor stack up against razors from the competition?
Other Razor Subscription Services
Most of us are fed up paying extremely high prices for replacement razor cartridges from mainstream manufacturers. So, many of us have moved over to low-cost subscription services like ShaveMOB, 800Razors.com, and Dollar Shave Club.
As we mentioned above, we can’t comment on how the Micro Touch One Club compares to these other options, either from price or a value standpoint. But we can point out that Micro Touch One Club appears to be the only subscription service specifically for straight razors.
Compared to these other companies though. Micro Touch One Club claims to offer the most value for their razors, at about $0.15 each. However, remember that this is only because each blade features 2 edges, and can be flipped when one side goes dull.
Micro Touch One Club’s razors may offer a better value than some of the competition—but only when you consider that their blades can be flipped for double the life.
Let’s talk more about blades for a moment.
Is There Any Benefit to Chrome Plated Razors?
The Micro Touch One Rose Gold edition comes with chromium plated blades, versus the standard stainless steel ones found in other models. Is there a shaving difference with chrome plated razors?
In short, there doesn’t appear to be. Yes, many high-end safety razor manufacturers include chromium-plated blades, but other than a nicer appearance, there don’t seem to be any real advantages to shaving with them.
Similar Options to Micro Touch One Razor
Speaking of other manufacturers, if you type the phrase “safety razor” into your favorite search engine, you’ll find that you have hundreds of options to choose from. Many of these will even be less expensive than anything offered through Micro Touch One Club.
Quality shaving instruments have recently become en vogue, so you’ll also be able to find many safety razors through local retailers. Specialty shaving stores will also carry safety razors, albeit more expensive ones (sometimes the personalized service is worth the higher price!).
When it comes to Micro Touch One Club, where does this leave you?
Should You Subscribe to Micro Touch One Club?
Without knowing 1) exactly what you’ll get with your subscription or 2) how much it costs, it’s difficult to recommend Micro Touch One Club. There also wasn’t any information listed on the One Club’s Customer Service page, so there’s no way to contact the company.
As we mentioned above though, we’ll keep checking back on the One Club website to see when this information is added, and we’ll update our review as soon as this occurs.
For now, if you’re in the market for a safety razor subscription program, Micro Touch One Club seems to be the only game in town. So if this is what’s ultimately most important to you, Micro Touch One Club might be a good option.
On the other hand, if you simply want a good shave at the lowest possible price, it’s difficult to beat one of the existing razor subscription companies like Dollar Shave Club and ShaveMOB.
In some instances, you can get the exact same razors offered through these clubs, but at a lower price, saving you even more money!