Japanese hand planes or kannas are remarkable tools that can shave off layers of wood so ridiculously thin that they look like tissue paper. The wood shaving in the GIF above is only 8 microns thick which almost sounds like an impossible measurement because even human hair has a diameter of about 50 microns.
Most electric shavers that use a rotary blade have them in sets of threes to make them more efficient at quickly hacking through your scruff, but it also means they can be pretty big. This compact alternative uses just a single rotary blade instead, so while it will take considerably longer to shave your entire face,…
Is shaving the best way to remove hair? Mehdi Sadaghdar emphatically answers yes after performing stunts for this video. He hilariously tries crazy alternative hair removal methods—burning it off and electrocuting it off, for example—and decides that shaving is so much easier than any other way.
I don't like shaving. In fact, I don't really know anybody that does. It's messy. It's time consuming. It's sometimes painful. I started using an electric shaver a while back, but I've still never been happy with it. The new Norelco 9700 gives me hope.
Half of what makes a paper cut so annoying and awful is that it comes from a seemingly safe and innocuous material. But designer Nadeem Haidary wants to change your opinion on the much hated accidental paper cut by harnessing it for good through an origami razor that can purportedly shave faces.
Today I found out how to drastically increase the life of your shaver razor blades, such as Gillette or Schick brand razors. This trick is incredibly simple and just as incredibly effective. It will also save you a nice chunk of change over time and make all your dreams come true.
Gillette just pulled back the curtain on its latest innovation, and guess what: It's not more blades. It's actually a new type of handle that swivels, inspired by men making funny faces when they shave. Gillette says this so-called FlexBall Technology is "shaving rebuilt." I'm not convinced.
Removing unwanted body hair has been a part of human hygiene since the dawn of history. Over the centuries, this practice has served to denote everything from high-ranking social status to acts of contrition. And as the tradition of shaving has evolved in step with global culture, so too have the tools of the trade. …
Shaving with an electric razor saves you the hassle of dealing with messy shaving cream and dull blades that can leave your face all cut up. But the friction generated by an electric razor's moving blades usually causes the head to heat up, which can in turn irritate a dry face. The only alternative left is to let…
It's a question long been pondered by nerds the world over. If Superman's hair is as super-strong as the rest of him (and it is, a single hair can hold up a 1-ton weight ), how does he manage to shave! io9 is happy to exclusively present Bill Nye, The Science Guy's theory!
If you're taking your first steps out into that brave new world of electric razors, with all the various features and price points, it can all be a bit bewildering. The Philips Norelco Click & Style is for newbies, with everything you could need to start, and nothing more confusing than that.
Sure, shaving accessories like self-cleaning stands, high-RPM heads, and gaggles of trimmer attachments are cool and all, but not everybody needs or wants all that. For anyone that's just looking for a solid shave without a bunch of bells and whistles, check out the Remington F5800.
Electric razors have always had a bit of a bum rap, derided for being louder and less efficient than a “real” blade. But today, electric razors look more like Jetsons props than mid-century mechanizations. We collected and tested four of the best shavers on the market. Here’s what made the cut.[jump]
November was once a month dominated by discount Halloween candy and the anticipation of a turkey feast. But for men across the world those have taken a back seat to growing, primping, and perfecting their facial hair for the Movember fundraising drive.
They say sometimes the cure is worse than the disease, so maybe just living with bushy out of control eyebrows is a better alternative than this trimming guide face mask? It claims to give you perfectly shaped eyebrows, but at what cost?
At a time when robots vacuum our floors and make love to our wives, isn't it a bit backwards to drag razor blades across your face, aided by foamy lubricant and water? Electric razors are great—here's the best.
It's the end of 30 whole days of you raising money for a great cause and simultaneously looking like a complete chump. It's time to get rid of the beard. What better way than to use an iconic razor?
That trendy unshaven look usually requires a careful amount of shaving in the morning. So Remington has upgraded their beard and stubble trimmer with a slick touchscreen and an electronically controlled cutting blade that can be electronically adjusted for a precise amount of ruggedness.