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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 February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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