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Shaving

Posted on the 05 June 2017 by Ravenswingthog @ravenswingthog
Shaving
For too long I've been managing without the correct equipment.
Before this devolves into innuendo, I'm referring to shaving.  I typically use an electric shaver with a built in beard trimmer, so I can chop away the long stuff with the beard trimmer, go on to have a proper shave with the normal shavey bit, and then if I'm going all out I'll use a Mach 3 manual razor to get any rogue hairs that have escaped the first two attacks.  After this there will be one single hair somewhere of about two inches in length that has managed to evade all attempts to cut it, and I'll pluck the thing.
However, the beard trimmer has failed on the razor, after several years of use.  I've tried to manage without, because I like my old Braun 370 razor.  It's got some interesting features, such as the charging point - it has the usual two pin charging for a razor, but the port is shaped in such a fashion that a general charging cable almost fits (but won't), forcing you to order a bespoke cable online.
Enough is enough, and it's time to go and get a new razor.  Going onto the Argos website, I went into the Men's Shavers section.
Shaving
Interestingly, by default the list is sorted by "Relevance" - surely everything in the "Men's Shavers" section is relevant?
Anyway, after a bit of a trawl, I decided to go for one that roughly looks equivalent to my existing one, and it is the Braun 3040s Wet & Dry Men's Electric Shaver, which is complete with MicroComb and SensoFoil. Sadly, this stuff does actually work on me, I'd be even more impressed if the packaging told me that the shaver came with a PowerCharger and an ergonomic Han-Dle.

Shaving

And look at all that blue colouring. Couldn't we say something like the shaver has been designed to absorb six-sevenths of the visible light spectrum, minimising light pollution?


No purchase would be complete without a glance through the manual for interesting statements, and the Braun 3040s is no exception. Apparently:
"In order to maintain the optimum capacity of the rechargeable batteries, the shaver has to be fully discharged by shaving every 6 months"
No wonder my shavers fail, hardly a week goes by without me recklessly using them to shave my face.
Anyway, the moment of truth has come...

Shaving

Before


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During, taking advantage of temporary ability to offer my services as a Mario look-a-like


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Gone!


I'm pleased to report that the new shaver works, and it still manages to miss one rogue hair that somehow survives everything I throw at it.  Life is back to normal.


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