Do you remember when travel was romantic and exciting? Most people alive today don’t remember the days of orchid corsages for women, and printed menus even in tourist class on airplanes, but although today’s travel is hardly glamorous, it is more accessible than ever before. And, with high tech devices proliferating faster than the race to Mars, savvy travelers can make trips easier with devices our grandparents never would have dreamed o!
For example, thee is the ShaveTech, a rechargeable shaver that works without electrical adaptors or outlets, but simply charges via a built-in USB that you can plug into your computer. For those who travel, or who will b traveling in the future, or you have to travel, it is a must-have for tote or briefcase. Ditch the old, flimsy disposable razors that cut your skin to shreds, and substitute a high-tech, sleek razor that is no larger than a business card case. It comes in two different colors ( black or white) and for all this, it’s still only $29.99.
The press material this columnist received with a sample razor suggests strongly that this is a perfect gift for a man, but I think that’s just so short sighted! This is a woman’s best friend too, for a beach vacation or any trip that is more than a week away. If you are sporting any skin and you’re away for a while. your legs, underarms and so forth need some attention (do I need to paint a picture?) and who wants to tote a razor and shaving cream or gel in that stupid quart bag in your carry on when you might want that space for other things?
Another thing that makes ShaveTech so great for travel is that it eliminates the use of one outlet, leaving it open for your other electronic devices that don’t charge via USB. Since you’re using your computer to charge the ShaveTech, you don’t have to worry about converters if you are traveling internationally.
You need to power up the device for about 12 hours for a first charge. Then it’s four hours each time you want to replenish the “juice.” Once fully charged, the ShaveTech holds for 30 minutes of shaving. For a man, that means he might only have to charge it once during a one week trip.A woman might have to plug it in for recharging once, but she can do that at night. The ShaveTech has a simple on off switch, There is a blue light that goes on to show that the unit is charging.
The one downside is that there is no battery charge indicator, so you do’t really know how much battery life you have left. The best way to handle that is to just charge it at night, once a trip, to be sure. The single foil head did a moderately good job on my legs and while it is a simple razor with no bells and whistles (like a trimmer), and just one fixed head, it is still quite remarkable. And the price is just right.
ShaveTech retails is available for purchase online at www.shavetech.com and at select retailers like Amazon.com in the U.S. and Canada