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8 Things To Know Before Choosing Electric Shavers

8 Things To Know Before Choosing Electric Shavers

Electric shavers are convenient, and easier to use than hand razors. They can come with a range of features like multiple shaving heads, chilling heads, sonic vibration, and shaving sensors that determine distinctions in beard density, and modify the strength accordingly. FOr most men, there will come a time when you’ll need to shave. These kinds of devices can be used to trim virtually all types of hair, including on your body and face. Plus, they will significantly reduce the need for traditional razors.

In order to make the right selection and perfect for an electric shaver, you have to evaluate and consider your needs. Here are features of electric shavers you should look for.

1. Rotary or Foil

Today’s electric shavers call fall into one of two categories. They are either rotary shavers ,or foil shavers; however, they both operate the same ways fundamentally. Both will achieve the same goal, but they’re slightly different from one another.

  • Rotary shavers: These razors utilize circular blades that are adaptable, and have three round heads with rotating circular cutters that work to conform to your face. The cutters angle under the heads and trim your hair, while a guard protects your skin from the blade. Rotary electric razors generally suit those with regular to tough skin types, and with a medium to coarse beard density. These blades are capable of delivering a closer shave. They are also really effective for longer hairs, and normally contain motors that operate almost silently. Rotary shavers are perfect for men who have long and/or thick hair, as well as those that do not intend to shave every day.
  • Foil shaver: Alternatively, a foil shaver is made of a thin curved metal foil that covers a collection of cutting blades. Foil shavers are best used moving in a straight, long back-and-forth movement over the face and neck. The foil remains still even though the cutter block techniques from side to side and cuts hair as it makes its way into the holes in the foil. When the razor is used, the foils will physically lift the hair, before guiding it into the blade. When buying a foil shaver, you will receive several different cutting blades. You will also find foil razors that contain spring-loaded heads. These shavers are a little louder than the aforementioned models and they are not great for long hair.

2. The Cost

Not everyone can afford the same type of razor as a result of financial capacity. For this reason, you should buy a razor you can afford, but is also of good quality. Spending a little more can be beneficial, but not always; therefore, you shouldn’t feel obligated to invest too much.

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In addition, you ought to consider the longevity of an electric razor before buying, as well as the initial price. Take the price of lubricant and replacement blades into mind. Ensure that the expense of keeping your razor functioning properly actually fits into your budget.

3. LED or LCD Interface

As shavers have become more innovative, more and more are actually equipped with LED interfaces or panels. These features are not a necessity, but it can prove to be very beneficial.

An LED panel would allow you to look into the razor’s status at any point in time. If the battery needs to be recharged, you’ll be informed immediately by checking the LED panel.

4. The Corded or Cordless

Electric razors can be equipped with a cord, however, they may also be cordless. You may find both set ups to be compatible.

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Cordless razors provide freedom and convenience, however, the battery might become a hindrance if it needs to be recharged too frequently. Travelers should definitely opt for a cordless razor, while the ones that seldom leave home might be best suited with a corded model.

The cord can be restricting, but some will appreciate getting maximum power at all times. It is vital to note that if you a corded model, you should examine the cord carefully. An extended cord might be an annoyance to spin up and set away, but it’ll offer you additional flexibility during your shave. Several cords will also be springy or retractable. This can be helpful and make it much easier to store the cord.

5. The Maintenance Requirements

All razors require maintenance. Some will have to be cleaned out thoroughly every day, while others will only need periodic cleanings.

Consider your lifestyle. Are you the sort of individual who has the time to clean and oil your razor frequently? If not, you will want to choose a razor that requires very little maintenance.

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6. Accessories

What accessories are included in the package? It is important to consider accessories that come with the shavers you buy. Some razors will come with a travel case and lubricant; some do not come with the lubricant, in which case you would have no choice but to buy your own.

It is also a good idea to choose electric shavers that come with a cleaning brush. The brush can help you keep the electric shavers clean and well maintained.

7. Battery Life Span

If you do decide to choose a cordless razor, you will want to pay very close attention to the battery life. How long will you be able to use the razor on a full charge? How long does it take to fully drain the battery? As a basic rule, you should remember that a longer battery life is always better.

8. Warranty

Finally, it is essential to consider the coverage included with the electric razor. A warranty might be the last of your concerns, but it may later prove to be of assistance. If your razor unexpectedly develops fault, you may have to get it fixed or replaced. This is where a warranty will come in handy; a warranty could potentially provide you with a brand new razor, without the additional cost. Be sure to get the longest warranty you possibly can.

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What it really comes down to is personal preference. As with everything in life, the best way to ensure a close and comfortable shave, and a razor that you can enjoy for many years, is to choose quality products, use them appropriately, and look after them.

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Last Updated on June 17, 2019

40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2019 Updated)

40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2019 Updated)

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.

There are certain ones that many of our contributors and editors (past and present) have adopted over the long-term — there are always the stalwarts that stick around. But there are also new apps that crop up every day, adding more and more depth to the app category.

Some of the apps are incredibly plain and simple, while others are more robust and offer more features than you can shake a stick at. And everyone has the one they prefer.

It’s been our job (and still is our job) to keep abreast of all of the productivity-type apps out there. As a result — and as a bit of a refresher — we’ve put together a list of 40 best productivity apps for iPhone (all categorized based on their functions) to provide you with an all-in-one resource for you.

For Getting Things Done

1. OmniFocus

This app is, while pricey, considered to be one of the (if not the) most robust and full-featured productivity apps on the market.

Download it here.

    2. Forest

    Train yourself to put your phone down and stay focused on the task at hand by playing with this planting game. It’s fun and will help you achieve more.

    Download it here.

      3. Things

      Another robust choice, this app is a favorite amongst “productivityists”.[1]

      Download it here.

        4. 30/30

        Recently covered here at Lifehack

        , 30/30 is a newcomer to the game that incorporates lists and timing of tasks into an elegant and easy-to-use interface.

        Download it here.

          5. Any.Do

          A beautiful-looking app that is both easy on the eyes and your wallet.

          Download it here.

            6. PocketLife Calendar

            This calendar app is specifically designed to be stylish and super easy-to-use. You can organize your life easily with different modern features.

            Download it here.

              7. Asana

              We’ve covered Asana here at Lifehack

              , and it is being actively developed by a strong team committed to making collaborative task management a more efficient and effective experience.

              Download it here.

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                8. ToDoist

                This app keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most important projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.

                Download it here.

                  9. FlowTasks

                  From the folks at MetaLab, Flow is a gorgeous collaborative task management app that is easy-to-use and incredibly functional.

                  Download it here.

                    10. Calendars 5

                    This calendar app focuses on events that help you to keep track of upcoming events and tasks easily. It has everything you need to organize, track and complete your to-dos.

                    Download it here.

                      11. Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

                      A fun and innovative list-making app that relies on swiping and pinching to make things happen. Clear created a lot of buzz when it launched, and might be the perfect to-do list gateway app for many.

                      Download it here.

                        12. Due

                        A robust reminders app that lets you store and maintain reminders of all types. It’s replaced Reminders for me when it comes to the basics, and it’s worth a look if you want to keep the mundane stuff out of your head and cluttering your mind.

                        Download it here.

                          13. Checkmark 2

                          I use this app

                          for location-based reminders (such as groceries I need to get or single items I need to pick up from various locations). Checkmark is simple to use and a valuable addition to my productivity arsenal.

                          Download it here.

                            14. TeuxDeux

                            Created by Tina Roth Eisenberg and Fictive Kin — Teux Deux is simple and incredibly stellar in terms of design. If you like lists (including the popular “Someday Bucket”) and want to associate dates with tasks, then Teux Deux will be right up your alley.

                            Download it here.

                              15. Wunderlist 

                              Another incredibly popular choice is Wunderlist. Part of 6Wunderkinder’s software family, it sports a gorgeous design and is incredibly functional. We’ve talked about the app a couple of times here at Lifehack, so check those posts out here.

                              Download it here.

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                                16. Nirvana

                                For the GTD enthusiasts, there’s Nirvana. Straight from the source: “Nirvana frees your mind to focus on actually getting things done. If you’ve had enough of generic to-do lists, it’s time for Nirvana.”

                                Download it here.

                                  17. Priorities

                                  An elegant-looking task management app that has received decent reviews,[2] this could be the one for you if you’re not a fan of OmniFocus or Things — especially if you need (or want) to share tasks with others.

                                  Download it here.

                                    For Building Habits

                                    18. Productive

                                    With this app, you can plan your habits with an easy-to-use interface, schedule habits for any time of the day, set smart reminders for each time of the day and stay on track with useful feedback. This app is perfect for anyone who wants to build a habit that sticks.

                                    Download it here.

                                      19. Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager

                                      You can complete tasks and build habits in a more fun way with this app. Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests.

                                      Download it here.

                                        20. Streaks

                                        This app follows the model of the popular “don’t break the chain method” in that you use the app to track how you are donig in the pursuit of your goal. Great for goal-setting — and an easy and elegant interface to boot.

                                        Download it here.

                                          21. Remember The Milk

                                          Another popular to-do list app, Remember The Milk has a huge following. It has plenty to offer, including the ability to share tasks with others.

                                          Download it here.

                                            22. Day One Journal

                                            When it comes to journaling, nothing really beats Day One. Its latest update added a slew of features that will make you want to start making journaling a habit.

                                            Download it here.

                                              For Files Organization

                                              23. Evernote

                                              Touted as the world’s most widely-used productivity app, Evernote an be used simply as a notetaking app or can be customized to be your GTD app of choice — among other things.

                                              Download it here.

                                                24. Pocket

                                                You can save an article, video or link you want to read or watch later to Pocket from anywhere including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly.

                                                Download it here.

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                                                  25. Sync.Me

                                                  This app identifies unknown phone calls, warns you from annoying spam calls, and adds a caller picture to your contacts from Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

                                                  Download it here.

                                                    26. Droplr

                                                    One of the most popular file-sharing apps out there today. Straight from the source: “Stay productive on the go. Droplr for iPhone keeps you in sync and makes sharing on the iPhone natural.”

                                                    Download it here.

                                                      27. Dropbox

                                                      Before iCloud, there was Dropbox. And there still is Dropbox, which is still widely used by both Mac and PC users all over the globe. It’s like having a flash drive in your iPhone. A must-have.

                                                      Download it here.

                                                        28. iDolly 

                                                        In conjunction with Dolly Drive and DollySync, iDolly allows you to edit and share your documents from your iPhone.

                                                        Since all your changes sync automatically to all your devices, the current version of a document will always be accessible because Dolly Sync keeps everything in sync. Very handy.

                                                        Download it here.

                                                          29. Soulver

                                                          It may seem odd that a calculator app shows up on this list, but this is no ordinary calendar app. Ben Brooks over at The Brooks review describes Soulver as follows: “It is what calculators would have been if they were invented at the same time computers were, instead of what we have with most calculator apps.” [3]

                                                          Download it here.

                                                            For Working Smarter

                                                            30. Captio

                                                            A simple capture tool. Straight from the developers: “It’s simple. Open Captio and start typing. When you’re done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox.”

                                                            Download it here.

                                                              31. Drafts

                                                              A tremendous capture tool that allows for simple capture, followed by sending items to various applications such as OmniFocus, Things and more.

                                                              Download it here.

                                                                32. NoteShelf 2

                                                                This is a perfect note-taking app for you. You can take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. You can organize them into categories or groups.

                                                                Download it here.

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                                                                  33. Doodle

                                                                  This app links directly with the Doodle service, which is one that allows you to plan and organize meetings far more efficiently and effectively. Lifehack contributor Steve Dotto has written about Doodle more in-depth here.

                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                    34. TextExpander (Legacy)

                                                                    I have saved countless hours of time with TextExpander, and despite its inability to be as robust on iOS as it is on the Mac, it is still a worthy app to have in your arsenal.

                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                      35. Launch Center Pro

                                                                      A quick launcher for the iPhone that doesn’t just launch an app…with some of them it can do much more. This app saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.

                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                        36. GoodReader

                                                                        This may seem to be an odd one to make this list, but here are plenty of reasons why it is here with this article.

                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                          37. LogMeIn

                                                                          Want to be able to control your Mac from wherever you are? Then get this app.

                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                            For Improving Security

                                                                            38. 1Password

                                                                            There is simply no better password manager out there. I’ve even put together a 1Password Emergency Kit worth looking at here.

                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                              39. LastPass Password Manager

                                                                              You can store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo and audio notes.

                                                                              All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you.

                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                40. Truecallers

                                                                                Identify and block spammers, search for unknown numbers and call friends easily with this app. With a community-based spam list from over 250 million users, you’ll need this app.

                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                  There are plenty of other options out there (and we’ve heard from readers in the past as to what they enjoyed using), but these 40 are among the best.

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