April 8, 2005

Dr. Ice - Balls of British Steel

Could an American company get away with promoting a bobsledder with the tagline "Dr. Ice - Balls of British Steel"? I doubt it. But maybe that double intennuendo is missing half its meaning in the old country.

Check out (no joke) http://www.shave.com/balls, and believe it or not this link is *completely* fine for work. You can see Kristan Bromley, the British men's bobsledding hopeful for the 2006 Winter Olympics, careen down the luge from the perspective of his helmut-cam, sponsored of course by King of Shaves. That's Kristan Bromley, a man named Kristan. Can you name a man Kristan? Does the "A" make it masculine? Maybe it's the Balls of Steel which makes it masculine. If that's not weird enough I hear they drive on the other side of the road over there.

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April 7, 2005

Extend the life of your razor with RazorMax

razormax2.jpgA reader recently wrote in about an alternative product which extends the life of razors called RazorMax. We had report on RazorGuard back in a December article, and it seems there are several similar products on the market now.

Scientific research proves that the majority of your razors dull edge is the result of oxidation and calcification of the blade. This is caused by rinsing and storing your blade in open air, over and over again. The combination of soap, moisture, shaving crème, and indoor air quickly corrode the fine cutting edge of your blade. This is usually under 10 days for most blades on the market. The act of shaving only has a gradual effect on blade wear. The graphic below shows the corrosive deposits that quickly build up on the blade edge. These irregular deposits rapidly alter the cutting edge creating the dullness effect along with nicks and cuts.

These kinds of products understandably get very little exposure because they eat away at profits from the razor manufactures. I can't vouch for them personally, but based on the feedback we've been getting they appear to be the real deal. I'll have a full report based on personal experience soon. In the meantime, read more about how RazorMax works here.

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April 6, 2005

$5 off the new Schick Quattro for Women

quattro_women.jpegOn Monday Schick announced the launch of the Schick Quattro for Women, which will be available everywhere this month for an expected retail price of $8.99. It's the first women's razor in the Quattro line, and Schick is betting their R&D will pay off.

Schick studied the physiological differences in a woman's body and shaving habits and developed Schick Quattro for Women. Schick discovered that many women perceived men's shaving technology as superior and that they often "borrowed from the boys." In fact, almost half of women using men's refillable razors cite the "performance" or the quality of the shave for using men's razors.

Want to try one? Schick will send you a $5 off coupon just for forking over some personal information. Click over to this free Schick Quattro for Women form and fill it out. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.

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April 1, 2005

The latest iPod mod: PodShave and PodShaveLady

podshave.jpgWhat will they think of next? An electric shaver attachment for your iPod? The online magazine Playlist has this review of the latest in integrating music and shaving. Is there anything this device can't do?

The idea is as simple as it is inspired. A white plastic clip that features a vibrating shaving head attaches to the top of the iPod via the iPod's audio and remote ports (the remote port attachment is necessary as it provides power to the shaver). The bundled CD includes the software necessary to add a Shave command to the iPod's main screen (the disc's Music folder also includes a welcome collection of DJ mixes of the classic "Shave and a Haircut" in MP3 format). The Shave command can be turned on or off via the Main Menu command in the iPod's Settings screen.

Read the full review here, and pay special attention to the dates.

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