Electric razors can make life easier for men and women. There’s no longer a need to use Victorian-era blades that can cause serious damage. Men and women can have smooth, clear skin on every inch of their bodies, if they so choose. Electric razors with cords were popular during the last century, but this century a cordless electric razor is a must. The dilemma is that there are dozens of electric razors to choose from. Braun, Remington, and Philips are a few of the more popular cordless razor manufacturers. Some shoppers may know exactly what they’re looking for in a cordless razor, while others may have no idea. The trick is to narrow down your razor choices in a logical manner. For many people the price of an electric razor can be a deal maker. Some of the best places to shop for razors are online where you can compare prices. Each manufacturer has their value razors, and their high end razors. The trick is to get a great mid-range razor for a great price. One of the best ways to determine if a razor is worth your money, or not, is to read online reviews. Don’t expect to find a razor that has ten thousand five star reviews–that just doesn’t happen. What you can do is read through the good, and the bad. Don’t discredit the bad reviews either. One razor may work for one person, while another may not. And sometimes there are faulty products that get sent out from the factory. That happens with every brand–there’s not much you can do but to exchange it for a working model. Another great way to see if a razor is right for you is to view test videos first. These videos show you how the razor works, and all of its great features. You’ll gain a better idea of whether one type of razor will work for you or not. If it has some features you may not use you can skip it, and move onto the next electric razor video. Many people don’t realize that an electric razor has replaceable parts, so you can buy a new head when yours starts to get dull or dented. This enables you to still use the base of your electric razor, and not have to buy an entirely new unit. You can also buy cartridges for your cordless razor cleaning system which will enable you to keep your razor in the best condition. When you’re purchasing your new razor you may wish to order some replacement parts as well, to save you aggravation a few year’s down the road. When you’re shopping for the best electric razor it’s easier to read online reviews to compare several products with each other. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices you can watch test videos before buying online. Finding an electric razor online can save you time and money, as soon your order will be on its way to you.
Over the past decade, many changes have taken place especially in the communications and technology sectors. Habits have rapidly changed as people continue to embrace latest technological innovations. In the past, the radio was a major source of information as well as entertainment for the entire family. This is still the case but many things have changed too. Many people no longer listen to the radio as a family or group. Instead, everyone has their mobile communications devices that also double up as radios. There is however a slight difference in the kind of things people listen to from their hand-held devices.
Podcasts and smartphones are more popular today than they were several years back. Almost everyone owns a piece and this has brought about several changes in the communication trends. Apparently, this is also affecting business trends significantly. Information and business go together and this means that business persons try as much as possible to catch the attention of their targeted audience. Radio shows however seem to be losing out especially among the teens and youth. This is because podcasts and smartphones give people several options. No one ever listens to radio stations they do not like for a minute longer than necessary.
This is mainly because they have the radio in their pockets and can easily press the button to change stations or probably shut down the radio completely and opt for some music instead. For anyone to captivate their listeners on radio there is a serious need to make sure the programs are absolutely relevant. This is especially in light of the flexibility that handheld devices have presented to listeners. Competition among radio stations is also improving the quality of broadcast. This is because everyone understands that listeners have several options at any point in time.
Entrepreneurs targeting radio audiences have also changed tact to conform to changing trends. Radio stations have become so many meaning that listeners have many choices. Competition is always healthy in any business especially for the consumer. Listeners who are the consumers in the radio broadcast sector are the greatest beneficiaries because they have the liberty of choice. As competing radio stations strive to win over as many listeners as possible, the quality of programs as well as their production also improve significantly.
After gauging all the changes in the communications and technology sector, one thing still remains constant and that is the fact that people still listen to radio programs. The only thing that has rapidly changed over time is the content. Programs that thrilled listeners many years back have probably lost relevance. This is because listeners expect more current content as well as high quality of production to justify their loyalty as an audience.
Aside from being the largest player on the internet, Google now ventures in producing unique and high-tech gadgets like the most awaited Google Glass. It’s a microcomputer fitted within the frames of an ordinary eyewear which according to Google will soon replace your tablet and Smartphone. The public is very much eager to try this sci-fi looking device. But currently, it is only available to US and UK residents who are at least 18 years old and those who can afford its hefty price of about $1500 and £1000 exclusive of taxes.
To be able to provide this Google Glass review, I took the opportunity to order one and try the Glass hands-on.
The Gadget in Brief
Google Glass has that conventional eyewear design except for the visible glass prism and tiny box which houses its components located on the right arm or temples. The battery is even larger and is located at the right temple’s tip. It’s surprisingly light, weighing merely 42 grams. The main frame is made from flexible titanium making it easy to bend or adjust for a more comfortable fit.
To power the device on, you just need to tilt your head up or lightly tap the right side of its arm. It is equipped with motion sensor and voice detection software, so you can either use motion or voice to navigate and use the programs and applications. Currently, the device is capable of doing: Google search, taking pictures at 5MP resolution, recording videos at 720p, getting directions, sending messages, making a call, doing translations, audio playing, and use of the stopwatch. All these except for the camera functions require internet and Smartphone connection for you to enjoy.
The Things I liked About Google Glass
Although most of its functions are basically found on your Smartphone, Google Glass still brings a new experience. It’s a new experience to have a mini computer sitting in front of your eyes, functioning through voice recognition and motion sensor. These are the things that we can only see in movies years ago.
The tiny glass prism which could project a screen the size of a 25-inch HDTV is also quite awesome. It projects on the upper right corner and causes less to no distraction at all. Among all its functions, I’m quite amazed when it comes to making a Google search, translations, and getting directions. Results for these are very much accurate and are even dictated via voice on your right ear using bone conduction. The 2GB RAM and 12GB storage is also impressive for such tiny gadget.
The Drawbacks that I Have to Mention
- It’s not a standalone gadget yet. You still need to connect it with your iPhone or Smartphone to fully enjoy all the features.
- Your existing phone is much more functional than the Google Glass. If there is a hands-free headset, you can consider it as your hands-free LCD or LCD screen.
- Installing your own App is not possible. Thus, you are only limited by the programs or Apps provided to you.
- The battery life is extremely short. Use it in videos and audios continuously and the battery would only last lest than an hour.
- It’s still awkward to wear alien-looking glasses. And when the battery just dies, you can’t just wear it all day long.
- The very expensive price. Some say it benefits you because you no longer need to bring out your iPhone or Smartphone in unfamiliar places. But Google Glass is a much more expensive item for you to lose.
Because Google Glass is still on its development stage, I would say that there is still a huge room or opportunity for improvement. If you are merely interested for that unique sci-fi experience, I would say the price is quite okay. But functionality wise, it’s obviously overpriced. Additionally there are still few concerns that have to be tested and answered. Is the device safe especially for the eyes? What if you accidentally drop it and the glass prism or computer box is hit, would you already destroy your $1500? What about the legal concerns on privacy because it’s easier to shoot images and videos covertly with Google Glass?