The sleek new Philips Norelco Arcitec Shavers feature Flex and Pivot technology with three independently flexing heads and a 360 degree range of motion for a super close shave. The units also offer Triple Track shaving heads with 50% more shaving surface, an ultra-slim ergonomic body, and an advanced Tube Trimmer. Three models are available — the Arcitec 1090 (carbon fiber; $240), 1060 (silver finish; $200), and 1050 ($170; black lacquered shell).
If you're more used to the feel of a blade, but want to go electric, check out the Hitachi Rotary Razaq ($150). This imported wet/dry razor features an elongated body to more closely match the feel of a standard blade-based razor, as well as omni-directional, washable blades, a 3,500rpm motor, and a rechargeable battery.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Sternglas creates functional, no-nonsense timepieces inspired by the Bauhaus design movement. The Topograph is one of their latest releases, centered around a black brushed stainless steel case and black dial with thin white markings. Among the highly legible indices is a Rehaut with each second inscribed that conveys the appearance of a technical measuring device. The minimalist watch is powered by rock-solid Miyota 821A automatic movement that's visible through the crystal case back and protected by slightly domed sapphire glass. Short, curved lugs make for a comfortable fit along with a leather strap that is handmade in Germany that can be swapped out in seconds for another thanks to the built-in quick release spring bars.
Case Diameter: 42mm / Case Thickness: 10mm / Lug Width: 20mm / Depth rating: 5 bar / Movement: Miyota 821A Automatic Movement / Power Reserve: 42 hours / Jewels: 21
Ernest Supplies uses plant-based ingredients and technology-forward standards to bring grooming essentials to the man on the go while keeping its products Made in the USA. As impressive as its products is its packaging; Unlike normal bottles and tubes that can bust and leak, Ernest Supplies' Soap Free Gel Face Wash, Cooling Shave Cream, and Protective Matte Moisturizer arrive in soft flask-style containers that maximize storage space in your dopp and look great while doing so.
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F1 fans will love the Philips Norelco 9199XL Limited Edition Formula 1 SmartTouch-XL ($380). The electric razor, created in partnership with the Williams F1 Racing Team, has all of the normal SmartTouch shaving features, along with an F1-inspired body, carbon fiber travel case and carbon fiber charging stand. A replica of the Williams F1 car is also included, as well as a Philips USB memory stick with media content from Williams F1 driver Mark Webber.
Although five blades on a razor might sound like overkill — it even reminds us a little of SNL's "Platinum Mach 14" skit — but damn, does it work. The Gillette Fusion Power Phantom Razor ($11) features five blades on the front for an extra-close shave, a single blade on the back for trimming in tight areas, and even packs an on-board micro-chip to optimize performance. Take that, $200 electric razors.
Buying a pre-owned timepiece can be a little daunting. StockX takes the stress out of the process with their online marketplace. After purchase, every watch is sent to their authentication center for inspection by a team of master watchmakers. This ensures your new accessory is the real deal and in excellent condition before it even reaches your doorstep. Plus, their selection includes everything from the most sought after Rolex Explorer and Cartier Tank, to more accessible options like the Seiko Prospex, so picking just one will be the only hassle.
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Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Playing a game of shirts vs. skins when you somewhat resemble a sasquatch is no fun — for anyone. Get your body hair in check with the Mangroomer Electric Shaver ($40). Designed for trimming back hair, the 135 degree-opening handle lets you get to basically anywhere on your body that needs shaved, without the need for a helping hand.
A great place to shave — especially when you're shaving places other than your face — is in the shower. Shower Shave ($17) from Brave Soldier is formulated specifically for shaving in the shower or bath. It's made of a silicone-based formula with advanced lubricants that bond with water and help your razor glide smoothly. Plus, it works perfectly with a good waterproof electric razor like the Philips Norelco Bodygroom ($35).