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Waterproof Electric Shaver


June 4, 2004

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Type A males will rejoice that it's now possible to use an electric shaver whilst shaving thanks to the latest offering from Braun. Great for multi-tasking, cutting precious minutes off the daily grooming routine and brilliant for creating wow factor at the gym, the fully waterproof Flex XP can be used wet or dry.

Whilst it's difficult to bring yourself to use an electric appliance in the shower at first (used in chordless mode - of course), it soon becomes second nature. The $199 XP soon found a permanent place in the gym bag for a quick touch up, particularly for engagements directly after business hours, where a pit-stop at home isn't always possible.

The workings of the XP include a high-speed motor, and a two-foil, triple shaving system with a pivotal head which makes it better in "difficult" shaving areas such as the cleft of the chin.

Whilst it will never replace a razor entirely for me, it offers a handy and practical way of to ensure the shrubbery is always in trim at important times and there's even a sliding long hair trimmer for sideburns and moustaches. One of the key features for convenience and practicality is its ability it can carry a 50 minute charge, meaning it can spend a week at a time in the gym bag and offer a dozen or more quick uses without needing charging. When it does need charging, there's a five-minute quick-charge feature - a full charge takes an hour.

Finally, for the international road warrior, it automatically adjusts to different voltages! Available in the shops next month, consider it a must for early adopters who aren't sure where they'll be shaving tomorrow morning!

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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