February 12, 2008

Review of the Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer

nt9110.jpgI know, it's not something we all want to talk about. But every man should have a nose trimmer in his hair-battling arsenal. Woman may have their waxing kits hidden under the vanity. Men should have their nose hair trimmer hidden right next to them. Take a minute to read our unboxing of the Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer, then come on back for our full review.

foilHeadtrimmer.jpgLate last year Philips Norelco introduced the NT9110, aka the "Precision Nose and Ear Trimmer", a radical departure from traditional rotary tops. How is different? Well, while most nose hair trimmers have a spinning blade under a foiled head, (see picture left), the Norelco has "Tube Shave" technology.

Tube Shave is a next-generation shaving technology that delivers fast, one stroke efficiency for significantly better hair catching than foil shaving. You also get significantly closer results than current precision trimmers. Tube Shave technology shaves at skin level. The shaver can be applied to every angle of the skin without losing shaving effectiveness.

"Tube Shave" seems like kind of a funny name for it. I'd call it "Vertical Shave". Or "Shaft Shave" (given the innuendo Philips Norelco tends to use). Basically, you stick that long shaft, er... stalk up your nose and wiggle it around. You'll be surprised at how far up it can go. Kind of freaked me out. The good news is that it never once caught or tugged a hair, which would have been very painful.

The Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer also comes with two eyebrow attachments which easily snap on over the shaft. Er... tube. They actually work pretty well at trimming out-of-control eyebrows. You'll definitely want to go against the grain. Running them in the direction that your eyebrow hair grows will only work as a comb (which is sometimes all that you need). I'd definitely recommend starting with the longer attachment first. Can't recover from too close. For me the longer attachment was all I needed, although I have pretty thick eyebrows. No need to go all Bob Geldof in The Wall.

Finally, the NT9110 is also an ear hair trimmer. You don't need any attachment. Just run it along your lobes where hair grows, and occasionally in the folds of the ear. (I'm embarrassed to admit that hair grows there too.)

So, how does the Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer really stack up? As a nose-hair trimmer, it's decent. I think the rotary foil trimmers I've used in the past have done slightly better, but the Norelco does well, and you don't get the occasional painful snag. As an eyebrow shaver it's great. Your alternative is a comb, a pair of scissors, and a lesson from your barber. And as an ear hair shaver it's mixed. For hair along the lobe I prefer an electric razor. For hair in the folds of your ears, it can't be beat.

In summation, I'd give the Norelco an A for effort, and a B+ for execution. At $12.99 (which includes battery!), it's definitely worth it.

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January 17, 2008

The Philips Norelco BodyGroom BG2022 - Limited Edition

bodygroom2022.jpgWhat do you do when you've got a hit product? You put out a limited edition for more money! Case in point - the Philips Norelco BodyGroom BG2022 - Limited Edition. I actually hadn't heard of the limited edition until Shaving Stuff reader Thomas wrote in about it. He said "Other than color all I have been able to discover is that the BG2022 comes with a carrying case."

I think he's right. Here's the official product page for the original BodyGroom, and here's the official product page for the Limited Edition BodyGroom (which I could only get to by guessing urls). The only discernible difference, aside from the color, is "Travel pouch - For storage and protection".

Want to pay an extra $10 for the limited edition? Go for it. Not planning on traveling? Buy the original. The Philips Norelco BodyGroom BG2022 - Limited Edition is $44.99. The Philips Norelco BodyGroom BG2020 - Regular Edition is $34.99.

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January 9, 2008

Save 20% on Philips Norelco Products Like BodyGroom and Arcitec

philipsBodyGroomSmall.jpgHere's the deal - if you're one of the zillions of people who got an Amazon gift card for Christmas (like me), you can save 20% off the price of Philips Norelco products. Just enter code "PHILIP18" at checkout. That brings the price of a Bodygroom down to $28. Or an Arcitec down to $192. Or a Moisture Shaving System is only $117. Sweet!

Want to game the system? Buy yourself an Amazon gift card, and then turn around and use it on yourself. Ooo!!! So devious. Just do it quickly. The offer end January 31st.

See our reviews of Philips Norelco products to figure out what's best for you.

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December 18, 2007

Conquer Your Neck and Conquer the World

Here's a pairing which seems like an odd couple. National Geographic and Philips Norelco have teamed up to bring you the chance to win a trip to one of three exotic destinations. Get ready for one of the segues of the century:
The new Philips Norelco arcitec gives you a great shave, even on the neck. Conquer your neck and get ready to conquer the world, because Philips Norelco is sending one grand prize winner on a trip for two to Alaska, Belize, or the Galápagos. Trip includes guided tours with a National Geographic expert and exciting adventures on land and sea. It could be you!

With an electric razor named Arcitec you may be tempted to go to Alaska, but I recommend the Galapagos. I had the chance to go there a few years ago. It was an experience of a lifetime.

So here's the one funny thing about the contest - according to the rules neither the grand prize winner nor any of the 85 runners up win an Arcitec. What? Hey Philips! Share the love.

Enter the contest at ConquerTheWorldTrip.com/.

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December 17, 2007

The Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer

turboVacuum.jpgAttention men with beards. Still using scissors? You're so old-school. Why not step into the ultra modern era and check out an electric trimmer with a "turbo vacuum" option. Allow me to introduce you to the Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer.

A powerful vacuum delivers suction power, while hair deflector captures hair for no clean up. A transparent hair chamber makes it easy to see when the trimmer needs to be emptied for optimal performance. A turbo power switch boosts cutting and fan speed by 30-percent for significantly increased suction power.

To quote Wayne from Wayne's World, "It certainly does suck."

The T980 has nine length settings, which should be enough for anyone besides Santa. It also sports self-sharpening blades, which, quite frankly, scares me.

The Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer is $39.99.

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December 10, 2007

This Just In - Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer

nt9110.jpgHot off our previous post introducing the Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer, we've received one of these bad boys in for a review. Check this thing out. Looks a little like a wingless bird. Like a penguin gazing into the sky. Like a grooming beak ready to peck its way through your toughest facial hair problem yet.

So, after your curse your way through the particularly infuriating plastic wrap, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see not only this little shaving beauty, not only a form-fitting protective cap, not only a tiny cleaning brush, not only two snap-on eyebrow trimming attachments (pictured below), but a battery!!! I know. It's the little things. But when was the last time you bought something with batteries included.

We'll be shaving with the nose and ear trimmer over the next week. Expect our review soon. And if you haven't been to ShaveEveryWhere.com recently, there's still time. Click on over to learn about Second Puberty and the ways to deal with it.

The Philips Norelco NT9110 Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer is only $12.99. Stuff someone's stocking soon.

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December 3, 2007

Second Puberty, and Salvation from Philips Norelco

We talk about shaving our faces. We talk about shaving our heads. And occasionally we talk about shaving our pubes. But for the older adult male, there are a few other hairy places which need grooming. Philips Norelco, the guys who brought you the BodyGroom, have cleverly named it Second Puberty. That's right. We finally talking about ear, nose, and eye brows. You know those places on your dad which you'd like to tell him about? Yeah, it's going to happen to you next.

Watch the video above. Then head on over to ShaveEveryWhere.com which has been updated with the latest revolutionary product from Philips Norelco - the NT9110 Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. The pamphlet from the video is there for you to peruse. Learn more about the five stages of "Second Puberty:" Denial, Shame, Anger, Acceptance and Awesomeness. Then get awesome yourself, or give awesomeness to someone you love.

The Philips Norelco NT9110 Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer is $12.99. You, or someone you know, needs one.

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November 23, 2007

Black Friday Deals from Amazon on Philips Norelco Products

black-friday.pngCouple of Black Friday deals worth checking out:

The Philips Norelco BodyGroom, often found for somewhere between $34 and $39, is now only $29.99 at Amazon.

The Braun Pulsonic 9595 is only $199 at J&R.com. (That's the lowest price we've seen.)

And if you're into the traditional brick and mortar stores, check out BFads.net before you head out. Tons of in-store only deals to be gotten, including steals on razors and electric shavers.

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November 12, 2007

The Shaving Stuff 2007 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday_guide.jpgThe holiday season is fast approaching and you've got a list with a bunch of question marks on it. What to get for that special man in your life? Well look no further than the 2007 ShavingStuff Holiday Gift Guide. We've got all he'll need, from creams to razors, books, toys, and more. And even a little something for the ladies.

Shaving Cream
Sure, we all start shaving with foamy supermarket shaving cream. But eventually we aspire to the finer things in life. The brands below offer a superior shave which is close, comfortable, and sublime. A gift set is the perfect way to sample new products, as well as introduce someone to the world of better shaving.
Gentlemen's Refinery - $199
Billy Jealousy - $50
The Art of Shaving - $38
ZIRH - $59
MenScience - $55
Baxter of California - $60
Still not seeing it? Surf on over to the Details for Men gift kit page and see what strikes your fancy.

Cartridge Razors
Once again power reigns supreme. If you're not shaving with an electrified version of a multi-blade razor, it's time to step into the new millennium. Power makes all the difference.
Gillette Fusion Power - $10.99
Schick Quattro Power - $11.99
Gillette M3Power - $15
The Art of Shaving's Chrome Gillette Fusion Power with Spotlight - $150

Electric Razors
There were a couple of new products released this year from the leaders in electric razor technology. If you want the top of the line traditional electric razor, go for the Pulsonic. If you're interested in a wet/dry electric shave, go for the Moisture Shaving System.
Braun Pulsonic - $215
Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System - $149

Pubic Shaving
Don't even think about shaving downstairs without the proper equipment. Give yourself an extra optical inch with the BodyGroom, or go completely bare with the Cleancut, still the #1 choice in the porn industry.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom - $34.99
no!no! - $250
Seiko Cleancut - $75

Head Shaving
Just like you wouldn't shave downstairs without the proper equipment, you don't want to shave the roof without the proper tools. Get the gear designed for your noggin.
Headblade - $10.99
Sharps Mission: Control Bald Head Balm SPF 15 - $24

Back Shaving
Yeah, I don't want to talk about it either. If you know a guy who needs one of these, just do him a favor and buy it for him. And give it to him while no one else is in the room.

Want to learn proper shaving technique but afraid to ask? Finally, a couple of books which teach you how to shave.
Leisure Guy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable - $11.95
Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide to Shaving by Anders Larsen - £6.50

Nothing beats a little fun in the tub or a soft foam book. Teach your little squirt how to shave like his papa.
Shaving in the Tub from Alex Toys - $6.79
My Shaving Kit foam book from Innovative Kids - $3.32.

Looking for more amazing gift ideas? Check out our extensive set of holiday shopping guides on electronics, fashion, cooking, and more.

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September 21, 2007

Review of the Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X - Part 5

norelco8060X.jpgSo we've come to the end of Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System review week. Thought I'd take a moment to highlight what we've learned. This will be on the test.

There are three models of Moisture Shaving System. We cover the exact differences here. Basically they are manual or automatic Nivea shaving conditioner loading, and quicker recharging times.

You're going to be buying Nivea HS800 Shaving Conditioner replacement bottles which I've seen on the web for between $8 and $10 a bottle. Probably can get them cheaper if you buy in bulk. I'm sure Costco sells a gross of them for $100. Good luck fitting them behind your mirror.

Some things we didn't talk about - the 8040X and the 8060X come with a travel pouch which is actually pretty nice (not just some junky vinyl). Also there's a sideburn trimmer which snaps on in place of the floating heads. I like it better than the one of the Arcitec because it's wider.

Can't decide between the Arcitec and the Moisture Shaving System? We recommend the latter. The Arcitec is nice, but nothing beats the comfort of wet/dry shaving with a lubricating lotion. Get the Moisture Shaving System. $79.99 - $149.99.

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