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I saw these items at a retro event showing lots of items from Brauns past and also an exhibition of specially commissioned posters in a trendy setting of a furniture showroom. The Trimmer was available to take away the chance to review the shaver followed later.

754671 braun series 3 340 electric shaveA Braun Shaver

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Feb 11, 2014
Just before Christmas I attended a Braun event that included the company’s latest range of electric shavers.

747733 Fitbug ORB Activity Sleep TrackeFitbug Orb

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 1, 2014
Christmas is past and no doubt we all feel those pre festivity clothes have shrunk – even sitting in the wardrobe – a check on the scales tells a different story and those extra puddings are now sitting around your waist and hips.
The only link these two items have is that they both came from a ‘Christmas In July’ event organised by Lakeland. While they are best known for Catalogues, they also have shops and of course a Website to help you choose.
Scales to weight things and scales to weight yourself. Both are rather special, kitchen scales normally have a ‘glass ceiling’ at 5kilos, these can easily weight twice that. Second a set of scales that also analyse you to give more information.

721681 Motorola Blink1 WiFi Remote Access Digital Video Baby MonitoMotorola Baby Monitor

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 27, 2013
For anyone with a baby or other dependant person something like this will make a hard life easier. Starting with the setup. This will work on your home Wi-Fi network or over the Internet the latter ideal for keeping an eye on the baby sitter.

721679 Homedics No Pain 3D Electric Pain RelieveNo Pain and iHeal

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 20, 2013
Both products are small, both products work to reduce or eliminate pain, the first called No Pain is a Tens device and anyone who has used one a few years ago cannot claim there is ‘no pain’, the second is even smaller and often used by physiotherapists.
Having reviewed scales, various other fitness and health products from Withings it seems logical to cover a blood pressure monitor linked like so many products they do to an App so you do not even need to note down the units readings.

707021 Mio Alpha Heart Rate MonitoMio Alpha Watch

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 30, 2013
This is not a GPS unit as some may think but a watch, a rather special watch that not only tells the time but can also give you your pulse rate at any time by the simple press of a button, no chest band just wear the watch on your wrist.

704520 WheeMe Robot MassageWhee Me Robotic Massager

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 18, 2013
A very interesting and rather different product. Massage is something that most people appreciate for one of more ailments; while various medical experts can help, often, other devices can improve the symptoms at a lesser cost.
In the past the things I have looked at from Oregon have been medical and or Weather Stations. Here I suppose the first the Slimfit 3DPedometer is medicalish. The second is pure entertainment as it is a Wireless Speaker but you could exercise whilst listening to it.

699413 Oregon Scientific BAR908 Metal Weather StatioOregon Weather Station

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 26, 2013
These items seem to develop as the first one I saw was a very basic offering, then a rather nice solar one that even works through the winter with no external power, here an offering that gives barometric readings as well as a UV option.

692069 STM Velo 2 MediuTrainers and Laptop Bag

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 9, 2013
Like most men I spend a lot of time in trainers for one reason only, they are comfortable, these however are rather different. Like most there are occasions that a notebook needs to travel with me and this bag from STM is also a little different.

681956 fitbug aiFitbug Trainer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 20, 2013
With a ‘personal trainer’ costing a fortune and a ‘gym membership’ not a lot less those of us wanting to shed a little weight and trim up a bit have only one method available until now - will power – this little gadget may help.

680508 Philips Sonicare HX6972 FlexCare+Rechargeable ToothbrusSonicare Teeth Cleaning

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Jan 19, 2013
While it is a part of out body that is used on a regular basis, it sometimes does not get the attention it deserves. Just how clean are your teeth?
To me this is my discovery of the year. One of the items I saw during the ‘Xmas In July’ round of events and if anyone is interested its top of my wish list for Christmas this year. It gave me lots of good workouts during its testing.

Desk or Bladeless Fans

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 9, 2012
Two more items from Brando in Hong Kong. Who have a huge range of fans available. The first is described as a Desktop Fan and the second as a Bladeless Fan something I have only seen previously from Dyson in a high priced unit.

666755 fitbit ultrHelping Keep You Fit

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Sep 4, 2012
Sitting in front of a computer is not the best way to get and keep fit. Maybe modern technology can provide a way to improve this situation.

664705 mio cyclo 30Mio 300 for Cyclists.

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 25, 2012
Mio have produced a GPS unit for cyclists rather than motorists, so now we non motorists have a unit that can more normally cope with day to day than trying to adapt a unit designed primarily for the car and lorry driver.

663991 oreilly fitness for geeks paperbacFitness for Geeks

Published in Health and Beauty by adrianmorant on Jul 2, 2012
Without the subtitle Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health to Bruce W Perry’s book Fitness for Geeks I would not have even bothered to look at this most interesting book. It is not just for the fitness fanatic, it is also worth reading by anyone -- even a couch potato -- who is interested in getting or keeping healthy.

662461 tefal fresh expresTefal Fresh Express

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 3, 2012
Strangely enough I saw this at a launch last year, at the same event the large Kitchen Machine was shown and as that became available first it was reviewed first. Here this little device is for anyone who chops and slices.