A Shaver To Use While Snorkelling

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Braun CoolTec shaver, which has been receiving some good reviews.

Now Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper has featured it in an article titled “The best Christmas presents for the technological home.”

Says the paper:

Left scratching your head over the best appliances, speakers and gadgets to buy this Christmas? The Telegraph Technology team rounds up everything you need to spruce up your home.

About the Braun CoolTec, it writes:

It may not have an app to tell you where you’ve missed but this shaver uses a specially developed cooling plate to soothe the skin during dry shaving. Waterproof to 5m, you could use it in the shower, or while snorkelling.

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Braun CoolTec – Glowing Reviews

Some excellent reviews for the Braun CoolTec.

Here’s Canada’s Global News:

The Braun CoolTec shaver, $150, has unique cooling technology unlike any other shaver. Nestled between its three rows of three-stage, self-adjusting cutting heads is an aluminum cooling bar, which when optionally turned on feels literally ice cold.

For guys who tend to have sensitive skin when rubbing hard with traditional shavers, the CoolTec makes a huge difference and makes the boring task of shaving refreshing. I found it shaves better than most shavers. It is available in most stores.

Gizmodo:

The good Germans at Braun knew how to make an amazing shaver before. Now with the addition of some gadgetry, the foil shaver might just be something you can use year-round, and not just when you’re in a hurry for a passable shave.

The Braun CoolTec – best foil shaver money can buy, thanks to the incredible fusion of science and grooming.

Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper:

• 90 per cent of Telegraph readers described their overall experience using the Braun CoolTec as good or excellent.

• 100 per cent of Telegraph readers said the shaver made their skin feel comfortable during and after shaving.

• 95 per cent of readers said the cooling effect of the Braun CoolTec was noticeable and 91 per cent rated it good or excellent for reducing irritation.

• Nine out of ten Telegraph readers rated the Braun CoolTec good or excellent for giving a smooth shave.

• 91 per cent said they’d rate the Braun CoolTec as good or excellent when describing it to friends.

Check out Amazon for more than 600 customer reviews and for the latest price on the Braun CoolTec Men’s Shaving System

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USB Shaver – Great Gadget or Garbage?

Would you buy a USB shaver? It sounds a good idea, particularly if you travel often, but check out some of the reviews first. They are mixed, to say the least.

Here are the headlines from four Amazon reviews for the Shavetech USB Rechargeable Travel Razor:

* Compact and useful

* Ordered two last month, but only one still works

* Garbage

* Great travel gadget

That pretty much sums it up.

Check out the Amazon website for more reviews and the latest price.

Also check out my own report on travel shavers.

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Braun Shavers – Looking For A Buyer?

Procter and Gamble, which owns the Braun and Gillette men’s shaving brands, is said to be considering a sale of the former.

Braun is apparently one of a number of under-performing brands in P&G’s huge portfolio of products.

The company believes that a sale of low-profit brands will enable it to concentrate on those products that have the best growth potential and which generate the highest profits.

Check out Amazon for the latest news and prices on Braun electric shavers.

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The Seven Best Electric Shavers – An Independent View

Braun Series 7 790cc Pulsonic ShaverBritain’s The Independent newspaper presents what it says are the seven best electric shavers, across all price ranges.

Here is what the newspaper says:

For the full-service effect, the Braun Series 7 is pricey but worth it. For the best value though, the Panasonic ES-RW30 is very hard to beat. And like the Philips, it’s a wet-and-dry model which adds versatility. For rotary fans, Philips is still the brand to go for, with models at every price point.

And here are the seven models:

1. Braun Series 7 790cc-4

2. Philips RQ1180/22 SensoTouch Wet & Dry

3. Remington XR1350 HyperFlex

4. Panasonic ES-SL41 Milano 3-Blade Wet and Dry

5. Braun M60b MobileShave

6. Panasonic ES-RW30 Wet and Dry

7. Braun Waterflex

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The Most Popular Electric Shaver

Here is the most popular electric shaver as judged by Amazon reviews.

Panasonic ES-LF51-A Arc4 Men’s Electric Shaver Wet/Dry with Flexible Pivoting Head

From more than 160 customer reviews this shaver has an average rating of 4.6 stars. Says one reviewer:

Don’t even think about it, just buy this razor! I have used Braun and many other brand name electric razors in the past but Panasonic has them all beat hands down.

This is my second Panasonic electric razor and the only reason I purchased a second was to hand down the first razor to my son.

The battery seems to last forever and the blades are second to none. Closest, most comfortable shave available with out using a razor blade and no bloody cuts to worry about.

No, I am NOT affiliated with Panasonic at all. I am just an older gent that thinks they make an excellent electric razor so I am giving them a big thumbs up! I am the type of man that would tell the world about a crappy item so I also have to tell it like it is when I find a excellent product.

By the way the cheapest place I found it was at Amazon.com.

It has a retail price of $250, but at the time of writing was selling for less than $150 at Amazon.

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Cheap Shavers for Fathers Day

The Today website carries a feature on the best cheap electric razors for Father’s Day. It nominates four.

Braun MobileShave M-90* Braun M90 Mobile Shaver (photo) is described as “a perfect companion for a road warrior….This is a compact foil razor that comes complete with a pop-up trimmer for a mustache or sideburns.”

* Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 Rechargeable Cordless Razor is “a rotary shaver with a rechargeable battery….Users appreciate the full-size pop-up trimmer, declaring it superior to others in this price range, where many razors lack a trimmer entirely.”

Remington MSC-140 Men’s Titanium Battery Operated Foil Travel Shaver is “one of those basic models with no pop-up trimmer — no surprise at such a low price. Reviewers say this compact foil razor powered by two AA batteries is ideal for shaving on the go.”

* Remington R3-4110A Cordless Rotary with Pivot and Flex Technology is “another rotary shaver with a cord for recharging….From teens shaving for the first time to nonagenarians with impaired vision or arthritic hands, users find it easy to get a close shave with this razor. Unlike the Philips Norelco rotary shaver, it can be cleaned off under the faucet.”

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Gillette’s New Razor – You Call This Innovation?

Gillette plans a major new razor release, the ProGlide FlexBall. It features a swiveling ball-hinge that allows the blade to pivot. And, according to initial reports, it also features a high-end price.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

It reflects the new strategy of recently returned P&G Chief Executive A.G. Lafley, who has said he sees an opening to squeeze more revenue out of the high end of the market for the products Americans use every day.

But by charging a premium price for a bigger, more complex piece of hardware, P&G risks alienating cost-conscious consumers while providing fresh fuel for comedy writers who have long lampooned the evolution of razors from simple shaving devices into multi-bladed behemoths.

…The FlexBall’s marketing material boasts that P&G spent years working on the handle to make sure that the razor head has “optimized stiffness” and “damping” so that just the right amount of force gets it to swivel and stop. Doing so, the company claims, means the blades miss 20% fewer hairs with each pass and that it can cut each whisker 23 microns shorter—about a quarter of the width of a strand of human hair.

The launch, set for April 29th, is being touted as a big return to innovation for the men’s shaving sector.

Shipments are expected from early June, in advance of Father’s Day.

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