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!