September 30, 2005

September Wrap-Up

Huge month for us at ShavingStuff. HUGE!

From the two 800 pound industry gorillas we had Gillette's announcement of the Fusion and Schick's launch of the Quattro Power. These stories got picked up by and a bunch of the other cool gadget blogs which drove our traffic through the roof. Welcome to all you new readers. We're glad you're here.

We also covered productdose.com's five-part series on shaving sponsered by Baxter. If you haven't read them here are the links to installments one, two, three, four, and five.

In the reviews department we covered Pacific Shaving Oil, a totally different shaving experience if you're used to working with creams and gels. $6.95 for 100 shaves. No brainer.

So what's on tap for next month? KENMEN just sent over a shipment of their shaving-related products. We'll be trying those out for a couple weeks and hopefully have a review up at the end of the month. Also, we've been talking with an inventor in England about a method he's developed to get the most out multi-blade razors. More news, more deals, and more fun to come.

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September 30, 2005

GPS Lodge & The Best of the Blogpire

Gps Lodge FindwhatyouloveAnother week and another Best of the Blogpire. If you haven't checked out GPS Lodge then you're missing some of the best GPS news & reviews on the web. They've got a great review of the new Magellan RoadMate 800 which has an mp3 player built in. Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Reusable Coffee Filter for Keurig - Review: Timothy's World Coffee Rainforest Espresso Extra Bold K-Cups

Just The Chips: Know When to Walk Away - Know When to Run - Nevadajacks American Beauty Clay Poker Chips

Kitchen Contraptions: Smart Stick Blender by Cuisinart - Smoothiccino Maker

Shaving Stuff: Review of Pacific Shaving Oil - Analysis of Gillette

What's All The Racquet: Prince Goes Pink to Fight Breast Cancer - Choosing a racquet for your kid

TV Snob: Does Your Sunbrite TV Need a Good Watering? - HDTV World - Everything you Need to Know About HDTV

Shirt Snob: Passion Tie Halter by Playhouse Clothing - Sale and new tees at Busted Tees

GPS Lodge: Magellan RoadMate 800 Announced - Magellan: $50 rebate on eXplorist - New GPS Satellite Launched - Review: Magellan eXplorist 600

The Cooking News: Fruity, full-bodied wine best for pizza - Coffee perks up ordinary recipes - Women still struggle to become a top chef

Liquor Snob: Tuaca Liqueur: Support Your Local Bartender - Keychain Breathalyzer: Alcohawk Micro-Digital - Quaffer Shot Glass with Built-In Chaser - Gray Kangaroo Liquor Filter Review: Part 1

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September 29, 2005

Review: Pacific Shaving Company All Natural Shaving Oil

I've been shaving for a while now with Pacific Shaving Oil and have been duly impressed. I had an underwhelming experience with a previous shaving oil, so going into this I wasn't sure what to expect, but this stuff is a winner. Great shave. Easy shave. Clean shave.

Let's get one thing straight right away - Pacific Shaving Oil is all you use when shaving. It's not a pre-shave oil so you're not using it as a base or in conjunction with a cream or gel. Just splash some warm water on your face, squeeze five drops into your hands, and rub it into your face. You're good to go.

One of the huge benefits of a shaving oil is that it's clear, so your face isn't hidden by all this white stuff. That means it's much easier to avoid cuts or blemishes, or even facial hair you're trying to keep. It also means that your razor isn't constantly getting gunked up with cream which you've got to clean out. A while back I reviewed the shaving oil from Total Shaving Solutions, which is a similiar type of shave. One thing I didn't like about Total Shaving Solution's oil was that it was so clear I couldn't tell if I had covered all parts of my face. When you are applying Pacific Shaving Solution's oil to your face, it actually foams up just slightly so you can tell if you've missed a spot. I really liked this. Once you work the oil into your face for a minute the foam disappears, and you're back to shaving in the clear. Not sure if this is intentional, but it's a great touch.

Shaving oils work by applying a thin layer of lubricant to your skin, so the razor glides over the oil and can cut the hair without damaging the skin. This is similar to the way creams and gels work, just without all the extra junk which gets caught up in the razor. Think of it as a back to the basics shave. The fundamentals. You're only applying to your face the bare essentials of what's needed. It's a good philosophy.

One other thing I really liked about Pacific Shaving Oil was its smell. I know that I'm going to sound corny here, but let me try to describe it. Many shaving products are overly perfumed. Some make you smell like a man (from the '50s). And others smell like crap. Pacific Shaving Oil smells vegetal. In a good way. I swear. Perhaps it's because it's made with all natural ingredients - sunflower oil, tangerine oil, grapefruit oil, avocado oil, cucumber oil. (It also contains kukui nut oil, so be careful if you have nut allergies.) I don't know. The stuff smells good. Trust me. It smells different than any other shaving product you've tried, and I applaud that.

Here's another thing to consider - the actual bottle of shaving oil is tiny. Since you only use five drops at a time, a little bit goes a long way. So if you're really into your current shaving system but want a compact travel shave, here's your solution. The bottle takes up no space, and you're going to get 100 shaves out of it. Throw it in your travel kit and forget about it. You're covered.

So have I convinced you that this stuff is worth trying? Still got questions? Click on over to their FAQ, directions for use, or home page for more info. Pacific Shaving Oil is available at www.pacificshaving.com and costs $6.95 a bottle plus shipping, which starts at $1.

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September 28, 2005

Analysis of Gillette

Here's a great article by David Vinjamuri, former Brand Manager at Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola, covering Gillette, the new Fusion razor, the razor market. The main point of this article is that Gillette is a monopoly and has no real competition. While I'm not sure I agree with that premise, the author does bring up several good points.

1) Gillette does not make the methodology of their shaving studies known, so when they claim that most men prefer the new Fusion two-to-one over the Mach3, we don't know how they arrived at these numbers. It seems unlikely that scientific double-blind techniques were used, and when presented with a new product people tend to like it implicitly.

2) The Procter and Gamble acquistion of Gillette was probably helped by the upcoming release of the Fusion. As the author points out, launching a new brand is generally quite risky, but Gillette is in a unique position to attain huge success given its track record with the Mach3.

I don't necessarily agree with the author's assessment of the market landscape however. According to this St. Louis Business Journal article sales of Schick Quattro were $26.9 million verses sales of Mach3 which were $28.3 million for the same 12 month period ending in November of 2004. That doesn't seem like a Gillette domination, but it doesn't account for razors sold under different brand names.

Anyway, click on over and form your own opinions. Thanks Lukas for sending this article in! Great read.

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September 27, 2005

Schick Quattro Power Site

schick_power.jpgAsk and ye shall receive. The main site for the Schick Quattro Power is thatsthepowerof4.com. Cool retro-tacky design featuring Kato and some hot chicks. Plus, if you're willing to "Join the Society" you can get a $3 off coupon which you can download and print. Not a bad trade for an email address.

Office warning! Wear your headphones before clicking over. Plently of audio and video for you to peruse, but it will turn heads.

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15 Blades of Norelco Sarcasm

norelco_cool_skin.jpgThink all this talk of multiple blades is a little ridiculous? Norelco does. A ShavingStuff reader sent in this link to the commercial for Norelco's Cool Skin electric razor, which appears to introduce the new 15 bladed Quintippio before showing you the real deal. Awesome.

But the Norelco Cool Skin is actually quite cool. It's got this compartment for Nivea lotion or gel which gets automatically applied to your face as you're shaving, so you've got a nice layer of lubricant. None of that harsh hot metal on your delicate skin. And it's a wet/dry electric razor, so you can use it in or out of the shower. $87.99 at Amazon, but c'mon, you know you want to try it.

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September 26, 2005

More Info on the Schick Quattro Power

Still combing the web for more info about the Schick Quattro Power, which appears to be out and available now. On the right we have a close-up of the razor, sent in by a ShavingStuff friend.

Next we have this promotional site detailing the adventures of Owen - "the dude in the Quattro Power Hummer aka the luckiest guy ever!"

My name is Owen and I will be spending the next month driving around to major events around the GTA giving away the brand new Schick Quattro Power razor. -The newest addition to the Quattro family. Not only do I give them away but I am accompanied by four beautiful girls, The Quattro Power girls.

Show me the girls. Then I'll decide whether or not you're the luckiest guy ever. (Although if this is large-scale marketing effort I'm guessing he's pretty lucky.)

Finally, on a more serious note, we have this page from Walgreen's, which has a surprisingly good amount of information.

My biggest question - where is Schick's website devoted to the new Quattro Power? Am I simply missing it? Is Google letting us down?

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September 23, 2005

Weekend Reading - ShaveBlog.com

shaveblog.jpgWhen we got picked up by Gizmodo last week they had trouble determining which was more unusual - a 5 bladed razor, or a blog devoted to shaving. Well, if yesterday's post about BarberBlog.com wasn't unusual enough, here's your weekend reading assignment - ShaveBlog.com written by Corey Greenberg. And he's been on TV!

So I did a segment on NBC's Today Show about the lost art of wetshaving, and how old-school razors, badger hair shaving brushes, and high-end English shaving creams not only deliver the greatest shave you can possibly imagine, but bring back the pleasant, gentlemanly ritual that's been missing since the bloodbath of 1971 when Idi Amin led a coup to become ruler of Uganda and Gillette introduced the first twin-blade razor.

The writing on ShaveBlog is great. Tons of personality and personal experience. The focus is mainly on older single-blade razors, and Corey's contempt of multi-bladed systems is comical yet honest. He's a man after the perfect shave. What's so unusual about that?

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Our New Blog Liquor Snob & The Best of the Blogpire

Liquor Snob ThumbAnother week and another Best of the Blogpire! We launched a new blog this week - Liquor Snob. If you haven't had a chance to read a little bit about "real spirits" then you should take part of your busy Friday and read Liquor Snob. Liquor Snob had some amazing gems this week including: Booze Books: The Modern Drunkard, iPod Bartender: Digital Drinks Anyone?, and Bong Vodka- Art Meets Liquor for Cultural Exchange Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Review: Baronet Coffee One Cup Pumpkin Spice Coffee Pods - Review: Lavazza Espresso Point - X10 Mini Brewer Single Serve Coffee Maker

Just The Chips: PSP Payout Poker & Casino - TJ Cloutier Enters Game Market - World Poker Tour: Season 1 on DVD

Kitchen Contraptions: Fatten Up for WinterEZ Clean Deep Fat Fryer from T-Fal - Zevro Zero Gravity Spice Rack - Honey Spoon

Shaving Stuff: New Shaving BlogBarberBlog.com - Shaving Kits from Mulholland Brothers - Norelco 6423LC for $31.88 at Amazon.com

What's All The Racquet: Nikolay Davydenko Signs Full Prince Sponsorship - A Ball Machine That Actually Hits Realistic Shots

TV Snob: And the Love Affair with HDTV Continues - Top Rated HD TelevisionSony KD-34XBR960 - Man breaks record for watching TV

Shirt Snob: Free People's Belted Chin Yarn Sweater - Astrosatchel Bags - Ditsy Babydoll Cap Sleeve by Free People

GPS Lodge: Huge increase in Garmin R&D spending pays off - Gizmondo plans Widescreen Handheld Game - Amazon Claims Lowest GPS Prices of the Season

The Cooking News: Wine News: Fine Wine From The New York Vine - Food News: Doctors call for healthier hospital food

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September 22, 2005

New Shaving Blog - BarberBlog.com

BarberBlogJust got an email from our friends over at SharpsUSA about their new blog BarberBlog.com. We covered Sharps earlier in the month when they were having a great sale. Hope you took advantage of it. Now the guys are back with a new blog, covering all topics barbershop related from shaving to haircuts and other means of hair removal. My two favorite entries are the Jesus Shaves T-shirt and the guide to what type of moustache you should have depending on your face, nose, and mouth. I'm guessing my big mouth means I should go triangular.

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September 21, 2005

Baxter Shaving Article #2 at productdose.com

pdose.jpgArticle #2 entitled Shaving 101 with Baxter, Pt. 2: Your Face is Unique is up on productdose.com. Great info about paying attention to which way the grain of your whiskers grow, and also when not to use a multi-bladed razor. Apparently sometimes a close shave is too close. Click on over and check it out.

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September 20, 2005

Shaving Kits from Mulholland Brothers

mulholland.jpegTrading links with the good folks over at productdose... they sent over this page on shaving kits from Mulholland Brothers. Really nice high-end stuff, priced from $85 - $129.

Mulholland Brothers designs are made just one at a time, entirely by the hands of trained artisans. Here, there are no assembly lines and no conveyor belts - just talented individuals who take pride in what they do. We combine time-tested construction methods with the finest available materials: Rich leathers, solid brass fittings, polished zippers and the highest quality threads. Spend some time with a Mulholland Brothers design... you might just become a collector.

Five different designs to suit anyone's needs. Would make a great gift, and it is getting to be that time of year. Click on over and check them out.

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September 19, 2005

Norelco 6423LC for $31.88 at Amazon.com

norelco-6423lc.jpgDealnews is reporting that the
Norelco 6423LC Reflex Plus Corded Men's Shaving System is only $31.88 at Amazon.com with free shipping. This is not a cordless electric razor, but don't let that dissuade you. In my expereince the motors on cordless razors tend to be less powerful and become noticeably less effective as the batteries run out. Corded electric razors are the way to go for home use if you've got an outlet near your mirror.

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Baxter Shaving Article #1 at productdose.com

pdose.jpgArticle #1 entitled Shaving 101 with Baxter, Part 1: Take Your Time is up on productdose.com. Click on over and learn why you shouldn't rush your morning ritual.

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September 16, 2005

Baxter Shaving Week at productdose.com

Shaving Kit-1.Jpg pdose.jpgIf you haven't checked out productdose.com then you're missing one of the great fashion / tech / products blog out there. They sample a little bit of all that's cool and hip. And next week they're covering a subject near and dear to our hearts - shaving!

"We were fortunate to have the Baxter team stop by our office the other day and give us a few tips on shaving, which we’ll be passing on to you throughout a weeklong shaving series next week."

Read more about productdose.com and Baxter, and then check out the rest of their site. I guarantee you'll find at least three things you want for Christmas.

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The Best of the Blogpire

What a week. If you haven't read it already, Shaving Stuff has word the Gillette is introducing a Five-Bladed Razor. I'm not sure the world needs a 5 bladed razor, but I'm sure I'll have to try it. We have a new blog we will "OFFICIALLY" announce next week called Liquor Snob. If you want to spend the the rest of your Friday and have something both interesting, naughty, and downright funny to read - check out Liquor Snob.

Now on with the best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Pre-order Tassimo at Amazon.com - Single Serve Coffee Visits Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Just The Chips: Winning Low-Limit Hold'em from Lee Jones - New Payout Poker and Casino Screens

Kitchen Contraptions: Bialetti Mukka Express 2-Cup Cappuccino Maker Now at Amazon.com - Review: simplehuman Semi-Round Stainless Steel Trash Can

Shaving Stuff: The Schick Quattro Power - Gillette Introduces Five-Bladed Razor

What's All The Racquet: Congrats to the 2005 US Open Champions!

TV Snob: Hasbro's ZoomBox Projector - TV On Your Finger - TV on your Tombstone

Shirt Snob: New Junkfood Tees - Second Skin Shirt by Generra

GPS Lodge: New Magellan RoadMate 360 - New nuvi a Personal GPS Travel Assistant

The Cooking News: Campire Chili - Coffee News: P&G: Coffee may be out of stock

Liquor Snob: Liquor Filter Puts the "Lure" in Liver Failure - Beer...For Kids? - Absinthe Revisited...And Debunked?

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September 15, 2005

The Schick Quattro Power - Too Little Too Late?

schick_power.jpgHere's a little more information on the upcoming release of the powered version of the Schick Quattro:

Release date is mid-September, which is any day now.
Initial suggested retail price will be $10.99.
Will come with an Energizer AAA battery.

(Some day I hope to understand the business synergy of shaving and batteries.)

The St. Louis Business Journal has some interesting financial information on Schick and Gillette earnings on their Quattro and Mach3 razors. Schick's Quattro website will supposedly be updated to coincide with the release of the Power, but so far that hasn't happened yet.

So how will the Schick Quattro Power do in the face of the 5-bladed Gillette Fusion Power announcement? Both companies are denying any projected future impact from the other, but it's likely that consumers could wait for the Fusion release and reviews before making up their minds. Then again brand loyalty is tough to break, so avid Schick users will likely make the Quattro Power at least a moderate success.

P.S. Apparently the Schick Quattro Power is already available at CVS stores in Michigan. Any MI readers have any early feedback?

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September 14, 2005

Gillette Introduces Five-Bladed Razor. I'm Not Kidding.

Gillette Fusion PowerRemember that webcast I told you about? Did you watch? You're never going to believe this. Gillette has leap-frogged the Schick Quattro into the unchartered world of five blades. Five Blades! Did you hear me? FIVE BLADES!

Here's the current main site for information on the new Gillette Fusion, which will be available during the first three months of 2006. Initial pricing will be $9.99 for non-powered version, and $11.99 for powered. Anti-lock brakes are extra. Articles are starting to trickle in from the news sites, but here's a good summary from Reuters. My favorite quote - in response to questions about whether or not Gillette is reacting to Schick's upcoming launch of the powered Quattro, Gillette Chairmain responded:

"The Schick launch has nothing to do with this, it's like comparing a Ferrari to a Volkswagen as far as we're concerned"

Hey - I drive a Volkswagen... although truth be told I'd rather be driving a Ferrari. Can the Fusion really make that happen?

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September 13, 2005

Kiehl's Ultimate Man Shave and Skin Sessions

logo_kiehls.gifKiehl's is hosting sessions on shaving and skin care at many of its stores during the second half of September. As regular readers probably know, I'm a big fan of their products. The Boston store has sessions from the 15th to the 30th, and for signing up you can receive a complimentary 8 oz. Grapefruit Luquid Body Cleanser. Give them a call if you're interested since space is limited. Kiehl's locations are available at their store locator.

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Gillette Webcast

g_thegillettecompany.gifGillette has just announced a webcast tomorrow (Sept 14th) in which they will reveal their latest. From their press email:

The Gillette Company (NYSE:G) will webcast live the press conference to introduce its latest innovation to members of the media and financial analysts on Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Those wishing to access the webcast should visit the Investors section of www.gillette.com, the Company's Web site.

Can't imagine it will top Steve Jobs and the iPod Nano, but it might be better than the iTunes phone. Here's the actual link to the webcast if you're interested.

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September 12, 2005

KENMEN Cosmetics for Men

kenmen2.jpgKENMEN defines the "Metrosexual" as

The modern urban male, who's ego is in the new comfort zone of blending intuition, fashion savvy and practicality...

To that end, they offer a wide array of male cosmetics, including such traditional women's products as color foundation and lip gloss. On the shaving end of the spectrum, KENMEN offers Baby Face Healing Shaving Cream, Ener-C After-Shave Moisturizing Balm, and Hydra-Blu After-Shave Toning Mist.

KENMEN is led by Lee Gilbert, a photography and television makeup artist, which may explain why their products are used by people like Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, L.L Cool Jay, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, and many more. Feel like looking like a Hollywood leading man? Might be worth a click.

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September 10, 2005

Great Deals on Remington Shavers from Amazon.com

remington.jpgDealnews has a great round-up of Remington Shavers available at Amazon.com, many around 60% off.

For women there's the Remington BKT-1000 Trim & Shape Bikini Trimmer, normally $24.99, now $9.99; and the Remington WDF-5500 Smooth & Silky Ultra Shaver-Rechargeable, normally $49.99, now $19.99.

For men there's the Remington MS2-370 Titanium MicroScreen 2 Screen Shaver, normally $65.99, now $25.99; and the Remington MS2-100 Microscreen 2TCT Men's Electric Shaver, normally $42.99, now $15.99.

No word on how long these deals will last, so act quick. Most are available for free shipping if your total cart is over $25.

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September 9, 2005

The Best of the Blogpire

It's the Best of the Blogpire time again, but before we sound off with the best of the best, please take time to click the banner above any Blogpire weblog and donate to the Red Cross at Amazon.com. The victims of Hurricane Katrina can use your help and a donation is one of the best ways to do it.

Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Senseo Red Edition Coming in October with Shorter Spout & Free Travel Mug - Review: Green Mountain's Fair Trade Rain Forest Nut K-Cups for Keurig

Just The Chips: Erotic Caribbean Poker Game - Jennifer Tilly Scores Women's Poker Victory - Poker & Condoms

Kitchen Contraptions: Alessi New Fall/Winter 2005 Kitchen Gadgets - Kitchen Robot Roundup - Fireflies in a Jar for Your Kitchen

Shaving Stuff: The Beautiful Rosendahl Razor - Pubic Shaving from NYTimes.com - Extreme Shaving from King of Shaves

TV Snob: LG's Latest & Greatest TV Fridge - Nintendo DS TV Tuner - 3D HDTV without Glasses

Shirt Snob: Donate money to the Red Cross through these companies - New Orleans help - Two great shirts from Threadless

GPS Lodge: GPS News: Navman iCN320 Flash Based GPS - GPS NEWS: Hey what's in your Phone - Garmin Mobile?

The Cooking News: Wine News: Move over, beer: Wine is No. 1 choice - Wine News: Controversy mounts over best way to seal wine bottles

Liquor Snob: Cocktail Hour and New Orleans Relief Fund Raiser - Beer - Now Packed With Vitamins?

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September 8, 2005

Last Day to Save 30% at SharpsUSA.com

SharpsLots of great stuff over at Sharps, and until the end of today it's 30% off with the possibility of free shipping.

We're giving you a 30% discount off anything on sharpsusa.com between now and September 8th. Just enter the code "hookup" as you're checking out. And as always, get free shipping (only available in the continental U.S.) on orders totaling $30 or more.

Check out shaving supplies Kid Glove Shave Gel and their after-shave Kid Glove Hydrating Gel. I love their tag line - "Barber-tested on guys, not animals". Is there really a difference?

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September 7, 2005

The Beautiful Rosendahl Razor

Rosendahl RazorAt the infrequently traveled intersection of high-end design and shaving we find the Rosendahl Razor, by Flemming Bo Hansen,

... a prize-winning razor made of aluminium [which] uses Gillette no. 2 razor blades. The quality of the razor is further accentuated when you consider the waterproof travel case, made of black plastic, which fits in your shirt pocket, glove compartment or desk drawer. This is the perfect razor for everyday use, travel, or keep it in a desk for emergencies.

"Gillette no. 2" appears to mean standard twin blade razors from the old Sensor or Excel. For the refreshingly odd price of $25.33, you can purchase this work of art here.

Special thanks to ShavingStuff reader Takashi Yamada of Yanko Design for sending this in.

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September 6, 2005

Pubic Shaving from NYTimes.com

Here we go again... Our good friend Steph sent in this article from last Thursday's New York Times. The article The Revised Birthday Suit covers the latest fashion trends in women's pubic hair, or lack thereof. While some are dying them pink, a large percentage are zapping those pesky pubes with lasers to achieve a perfectly bald look. Bald women and lasers? Reminds me of the first Star Trek movie. But I digress.

Why are they doing this?

Shanacy Kashani, 27, an airline scheduler who is one of Dr. Shamban's patients, said that she and her boyfriend are enjoying sex more now that she's had the treatment, which was a gift from her boyfriend.

Some interesting facts in case you're considering this type of treatment:


  • 1.4 million Americans in 2004 had their pubic hair removed, up 53% since 2003

  • Laser treatments can permanently reduce hair by 80 to 90 percent.

  • Doctors charge from $250 to $750... Three to 12 sessions may be needed for permanent hair reduction, plus follow-up treatments once or twice a year.

Read more, and you know you want to, here and get a Pubic Razor here

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September 2, 2005

Extreme Shaving from King of Shaves

Extreme ShavingOK, these guys at King of Shaves rule. To the EXTREME!!!

Extreme Shaving is the new cutting-edge sport that involves shaving in strange places. And by strange places we donĀ¹t mean your backside or other intimate parts. We mean bizarre locations. You could shave your chin on a packed commuter train, de-fuzz your back whilst skateboarding outside Buckingham Palace or whip your razor out in the middle of a job interview!

ExtremeShaving.com is the perfect Friday afternoon diversion. The photos are set up like AmIHotOrNot.com for you to rate the extremeness of the shave. Upload your own and get a free voucher to King of Shaves' online store. EXTREME SHAVING!!! WHOOO!!! Where the picture of the guy shaving while doing the Dew?

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The Best of the Blogpire

It's September and Summer is slowly wrapping up around the Blogpire. The students are back in Boston and causing traffic madness wherever you go, the nights are a bit cooler, but we all know we've got a few weeks left of some really nice late Summer weather and some great late Summer blogging.

Single Serve Coffee has news of the Keurig Elite B40 & Special Edition B60 Available at Keurig.com and their Single Serve Coffee.com Monthly Round Up for August 2005

Just The Chips looks at Phil Gordon's Little Green Poker Book and the PSP World Series of Poker

Kitchen Contraptions reviewed the simplehuman Wall Mount Paper Towel Holder and also has a great Monthly Round Up for August 2005

Shaving Stuff found Hitachi's +10 Razor of Goodness and also has a terrific August Wrap-Up

What's All the Racquet found The Coolest Tennis Gear in Forbes Magazine and 5 New Racquets from Dunlop, Head, Prince, Wilson & Yonex

TV Snob has been watching Photonic Textiles on their pillows and has great Roundup for August 2005

Shirt Snob continues to find Great deals at Max Studio and has their round up for August

GPS Lodge find a bunch of new reviews: GPS Review: Garmin V and an UPDATE: Geocaching.com Contest Details for September plus their Monthly Round-up for August 2005

And The Cooking News finds out that Hurricane Katrina May Affect Coffee Prices and some very cool cooking tips that Asian flavors add to recipes

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September 1, 2005

Hitachi's +10 Razor of Goodness

Hitachi RM-SX100What do you get when you cross two Mach3s and a Schick Quattro? Why it's the 10-bladed Hitachi electric razor, of course, model RM-SX100.

Maybe one of our readers who understands Japanese can translate the specs better, but for now we're stuck with this interpretation:

The razor helps close, smooth, and comfortable shaves by rotating continually at a high speed. It also plays at invariable speed, ensuring the overall effectiveness. The rotary washer built-inside helps to keep the razor clean.

I wonder if the translator thought that "invariable" was one of those words like "inflammable." or "invaluable.". I can only assume they meant the razor has several "variable" speeds, but hey, did I invent this razor? No.

Check out pictures of this totally cool design here. We'll let you know if and when it's available outside Japan. In the meantime you can order one from Amazon.co.jp for only ¥8,526. I think that's either like $8,000 or 3 meters/second. Not sure if I did that conversion right.

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