Ok, I have an electric razor now. It is a Remington rechargeable. I
have had it about two years, on its second set of blades and foils.
Expensive razors just cost more when they break, so I buy relatively
inexpensive razors. This one was around $30 after Christmas a couple
of years ago.
I also have an electric 'bladed' razor, a Gillette Fusion that I got
free from a Microchip seminar.
If you want one to last another 25 years, you are out of luck... ;-)
Norelco for those in the US. Any Norelco with a lithium ion should do
the trick, but I always go for top of the line because it takes so long
to kill a Norelco shaver. You don't miss the extra $50 between top of
the line and bottom of the line over a decade or two. In the dark ages,
I would put in new nicad packs, but with lithium ion, they last much
longer. Phillips has battery fuel gauging and charging down to a science.
The blades are damn expensive and lots of price fixing since they seem
to be the same price no matter where you go. If you are a Costco member,
their packaged units tend to have an extra set of blades. That is $25 in
your pocket right there.
You need to try a Chinese style (not just Chinese made) electric razor.
Rechargeable (2.4v), cheap and it is like a cat licking your face. As long
as the hair is fairly short (2-3 days growth at most) they are fantastic
for comfort but not the best in terms of speed. The whiskers come of as a
fine powder which is really weird.
These are the Chinese style ones I was talking about. The first one is the
exact model I have used (I had an earlier one but I don't remember which
one it was - the batteries gave out before the blades did)