April 4, 2007

Sharper Image Turbo-Groomer 5.0 Nose Hair Trimmer

sharperImageNose.jpg3... 2... 1... Ignition... Blast-Off!!!

And we have lift off of the Sharper Image Turbo-Groomer 5.0 Nose Hair Trimmer (SI639PLT) on this beautiful April 4th, 2007.

  • First cutting head has rotary blades that whirl at 6,000 rpm to neatly and comfortably trim away unsightly hair from the nose and inside the ears to 1/16th of an inch.
  • Two Ice White LED lights eliminate shadows to help ensure nothing is missed.
  • The second interchangeable head is like a mini clipper that's designed to remove unwanted hair on the ear's outer edge. It also deftly trims eyebrows, mustaches, beards and sideburns.
  • A unique waterproof seal makes cleanup a breeze: Just switch on and rinse the running blades in water after each use.
  • Platinum-finish body measures 7" long. Runs on 2 C batteries (order separately); a stack of five cool blue LEDs indicate battery strength.

If you've been reading this blog you may have caught my disappointing review of the Panasonic ER421KC Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. Recently my luck with the Panasonic got even worse. I dropped it, and several pieces of obviously important plastic went in all directions. So now I'm on the market for a new nose hair trimmer, and there's a certain time pressure on me. See, I could use a trim.

But 2 C batteries? How big is this thing? And $39.95 for a nose hair trimmer? Seems like a steep price to pay, though if this pocket rocket lasts 7 years like my previous Braun then honestly I think it's worth it. Anyone have any recommendations? This one or others?

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April 2, 2007

Shed My Coat from Remington

Here's a cute site from Remington called ShedMyCoat.com featuring fun Flash where you can shave the back of one hairy gent. See the picture above? That's my personalized touch. Not bad eh?

Also at shedmycoat.com is the Remington Man-O-Scope, where you answer a few questions about your grooming habit and they tell you what your sign is. Apparently I'm a "groomophobe". I demand a recount!

So you have a bit of an aversion to grooming. This deep-seated issue may be caused by a lack of time, desire to be considered "manly" or a general confusion as to how to proceed with appropriate trimming and shaving. You're not alone. Guy's guys like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black and Big Ben Rothlisberger are in your category.

They recommended the Remington High Precision Personal Groomer to solve my grooming woes. Oddly enough, there was no link on the page to buy one. Don't these guys know about capitalism?

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March 29, 2007

New Women's Shaver from Wenzhou Anda Smoking Sets Co. Ltd

wenzhou.jpgI'm all for new products as long as there's real research and quality behind it. That's why I'm a little unsure about the "Model AB001" from Wenzhou Anda Smoking Sets Co.,Ltd. Here's a summary about this company:

Established in 1990, our company specializes in developing and manufacturing smoking sets. We expanded our product lines in 1999 to include household electronic appliances, including electric toothbrushes, beauty trimmers and shoe brushes. You can also come to us for a wide range of belts.

Are you sure you want to trust your tender spots to a company which specializes in smoking sets? Or belts?

And here's the kicker - "Price is $1.45, with a minimum order of 1,000 sets." If I see these things show up in The Sharper Image this Christmas selling for $19.99, someone's going to have hell to pay.

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March 21, 2007

Braun 1775 FreeControl Electric Shaver

BraunFreeControl.jpgLooking for a budget electric razor without sacrificing quality? Then check out the Braun 1775 FreeControl Rechargeable, Washable Men's Shaver for $29.99.

Braun FreeControl is the new, easy way to a close shave. The new FreeFloat System with an extra-wide foil effortlessly follows your facial contours for a close, comfortable shave. It's rechargeable (30 minutes shave time/1 hour recharge) and washable for added convenience. Its streamlined design fits perfectly in your hand for easy handling.

I've had great luck with Braun electric razors in the past. They're no-nonsense workhorses. I particularly like the pop-up trimmer for evening out my sideburns, although I'll be damned if I can keep them level.

Hey! That would be a great new feature - a razor with a one of those little levels on it where you have to keep the bubble between the two lines. It would prevent you from ending up with diagonal sideburns. I smell patent!

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February 26, 2007

Conair MN254 Men's Beard and Mustache Trimmer

Amazon is offering the Conair MN254 Men's Beard and Mustache Trimmer for only $12.49. With a price like that it may not last a lifetime, but at least you'll have money in the bank for the next one.
Total grooming system with 4 interchangeable heads, single foil shaver, rotary nose and ear trimmer, goatee and mustache trimmer and scribe blade for detailing. For convenience and travel unit can also be charged without the base.

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February 8, 2007

Review of the Panasonic ER421KC Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

panasonicER421.jpgI got a new electric nose hair trimmer recently. Let's just say that I was embarrassed about how old my previous Braun electric nose hair trimmer was, and the Braun wasn't even a wet/dry. That means it really hadn't ever been cleaned. Yeesh.

So after a little Googling and reading, I settled on the Panasonic ER421KC Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer, Wet/Dry, Lighted, which Amazon is still offering for $14.99. Well rated. Cheap. Wet/dry means I can clean it. And what's that "Lighted" feature all about?

Cut to the chase - I miss my Braun. The Panasonic feels underpowered (if that's even possible for a nose trimmer). While I really do like the fact that I can rinse it out afterwards, I don't feel like this guy does as good a job of cutting those nasties out of my nasals. And the light? It's a joke. One of those cheap LEDs which belongs on the front of your VCR. That's right. The VCR you threw out two years ago when you switched to DVDs.

Does Braun even make ear and nose trimmers anymore? The only thing I could find was this page from Amazon UK about a discontinued Braun. Sad. So sad.

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January 17, 2007

The New Schick Intuition Plus For Women

schickIntuitionPlus.jpgScore one for the ladies! It's the new Schick Intuition Plus. What makes it "Plus"? Probably something about its newness.

The Schick® Intuition® Plus™ razor has three blades surrounded by a Skin Conditioning Solid™ that's enriched with shea butter, aloe and vitamin E. Lather, shave and condition your skin in one easy step!

The Intuition is a cartridge system, which means you'll need to buy refill razors, but these razors won't look like anything you've seen before. That's because the razor is surrounded by a "skin-conditioning solid" designed to lather and lubricate while you shave. See that big white stuff around the blades? That comes in three different flavors - Normal to Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin, and a refreshingly light Cucumber Melon fragrance. Just don't eat the last one.

And if you're looking for the online community gabbing about the Schick, look no further than Club Intuition. I'd sign-up but it'd probably mean I would have to start shaving my legs.

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January 16, 2007

Wahl Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer

Amazon is offering the Wahl 9918-617 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer for the low price of $19.99, and that includes free shipping.
For daily beard maintenance or for making a big change to facial hair, Wahl’s Groomsman trimmer is the device you need. [...] A six-position beard regulator easily attaches to the trimmer’s head to provide consistent and safe tapering and trimming of beards and mustaches. The six positions range from a height that tackles longer hairs, (for example, if you are shaving off your beard) all the way down to a short height for trimming daily stubble.

Accessories include: the beard regulator, the jaw line blender, two close-trim attachments, a mustache comb, cleaning oil, and a cleaning brush. All that and a two year guarantee. What more could you ask for?

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December 28, 2006

USB Rechargeable Shaver

A couple years ago some company came out with a USB flashlight, which seemed like the most ridiculous thing in the world. Recently there was the USB hot pot, which while ridiculous, kept your coffee warm while you typed away on your laptop. Here's the latest entry in USB ridiculousness - a USB Rechargeable Shaver. And no, you really don't need it. But, like any oddity, it's worth a look.
Each morning you wake up, brush your teeth, get dressed, and leave for work. Hold on a minute - you seemed to have missed a step! How could you forget to shave? Unfortunately, time is at a premium and you do not have the luxury of returning home for a quick shave. There is the Rechargeable USB Shaver that comes in a lightweight and portable design that keeps the 5 o'clock shadow away at all times. Say goodbye to battery problems by simply plugging it into any available USB port.

Could you imagine leaning over to a guy on the subway and asking him if you could plug in to his USB port for a minute? You know, in five years that will probably be commonplace.

The USB Rechargeable Shaver is $22 at usb.brando.com.hk. Warning - the site is dog slow.

Via Engadget

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December 11, 2006

This Just In - Philips Norelco BodyGroom

philipsBodyGroomSmall.jpgPeople often ask me "Russ, you talk a good talk. But can you walk the walk?" Well, all my talk is about to get put to the test. Seems Christmas came early in ShavingStuff land and a couple of Philips Norelco BodyGrooms showed up on our doorstep last week. One of them had my name on it. And while I may write the occasional pubic shaving piece, I've never actually shaved anything besides the whiskers on my face. However, for the love of the game, I and several other lucky ShavingStuff volunteers will be putting the BodyGroom to the test.

The BodyGroom website ShaveEverywhere.com all but guarantees an extra "optical inch." But what if you're metric? The instructions say "The Groomer should only be used on skin below the neckline." Is that true? Those answer and more, coming soon in the review.

Just to be clear, I will not be posting any before and after pictures. We've got keep some level of decency.

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