Do you remember when travel was romantic and exciting? Not anymore. Today it is stressful, although in some respects it’s more accessible than ever before. But with technical devices proliferating faster than the race to Mars as well, the tech-savvy traveler can make life easier with devices we might not have even though of a decade ago.
For example, I’ve just discovered 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.
If you’re waiting for more tech-speak from me, I am going to disappoint you, because there really isn’t any. It is just simple, and genius!
This would make a fabulous gift for anyone you know who has to (or likes to) travel. But if you are planning to be traveling in the future, or you have to travel, this is a must-have for your 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 I received suggested this as a man’s gift, but that is just so short sighted! This is a woman’s best friend 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?
And before I forget: 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. This makes it a perfect travel accessory.
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 only issue I have with the product is that there is no battery charge indicator, so you do’t really know how much battery life you have left. I would just charge it at night, once a trip, to be sure. The single foil head did a moderately good job on my legs. There are no bells and whistles (like a trimmer), just one head, but you can’t have everything, and the price is just right.