Health and Beauty

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869592 HoMedics MySpa Ergo Pedicure SysteFeet and Face

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 9, 2016
Two items from the Homedics range that would not normally receive my attention, being Diabetic I know I must look after my feet but for those who do not, a device that may help, I am long past worrying about my looks the second might improve your complexion.

869861 philips bodygroom 100Body Hair Removal

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Oct 4, 2016
For the man who has everything, including unwanted body hair, this next item might be appreciated.
Soon – dependant on how early you need to get up – it will not be in daylight, so those morning rise ups for work become harder. There is a way to wake up more gently and that is by something like this light rather than a harsh alarm clock.

869459 comfyballs boxerComfyballs

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 18, 2016
I am told there was a long struggle with authorities before this name could be listed as a trademark in the USA. However now this underwear brand has passed naming tests I put a pair through wearing tests to see if they do what they claim.

869590 HoMedics Handheld Shiatsu MassagHandheld Massager

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Sep 15, 2016
Adding to its range of massaging products, HoMedics has developed a handheld device.
The range of Christmas In July events are always hard work with often five of six events to cover in day. One thought my aching back, legs, shoulders and everything else looks forward to is trying the latest items from Homedics.
The men’s bathroom at a Philips Xmas In July event was where I saw a range of shavers and toothbrushes from Philips, the demonstrator called the first of these offerings for areas below the neck, while I was also presented with a ladies offering I never did find the ladies bathroom.

869215 Lakeland Oval Silicone Microwave CasserolMicrowave Cookware

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 14, 2016
Here I am looking at two different brands of microwave cookware and both can be purchased from Lakeland. First from their own brand a casserole dish and second an egg poacherOVO- from the Lekue range of microwave cookware.

869060 Mio MiVue 658 Touch WiFi Extreme HD TouchScreen InCarCaMio MiVue 658

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 27, 2016
This is not a Sat Nav – but it always knows exactly where you are – it comes with a lifetimes updates for safety cameras – which sounds better than speed cameras – and gives an exact view of what happened should you ever have a crash it even captures audio.

868823 ihealth wave smart watciHealth Wave

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 20, 2016
This is the latest watch from iHealth but do not think of it as a tool to tell the time, it will do that but this is a fitness tool aimed predominately at those who swim for fitness it will also tell you how well you sleep and if you wish will even wake you up.
Having recently told you about beards, head hair and other hair on other parts of the body from separate devices it seems only right to end this round up of recent Braun devices with what they call the Multi Groomer designed to shave, style and trim.

868478 Braun BGT 5030 Body GroomeBraun meets Gillette

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 13, 2016
As most will know Braun and Gillette are under the same ownership. Normally Braun mainly deals with dry shaving and Gillette deal with wet shaving. So this is a combination device that can be used dry or wet when the occasion demands.
The iHealth Track not only provides an easy way of measuring blood pressure, the associated app takes the hassle out of tracking and recording results.

868241 Braun BT5010 Beard TrimmeBraun Beard Trimmer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 30, 2016
In my youth I had a beard which came to a nasty end when the chef I was working for took a dislike to it and removed one side of it with the fish scissors, such things today would end up in a court case. So while I often go a day or two without shaving going several weeks in order to test this was something my neighbours had not seen before.

868032 myzone mz3 activity and fitness belMyZone MZ-3 Belt

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 13, 2016
A visit to the Wearable Technology Show had me feeling less fit and able than normal. This device was one of the worst offenders simply because the people wearing them were the exact opposite of me in three ways, young, fit and healthy.

868033 Braun HC5010 Hair ClippeBraun Hair Clipper

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 8, 2016
When you get to my age the bald look is in, not by choice but simply because hair stops growing on top, it makes up for this by growing extremely vigorously around the sides and out of most other orifices, so a Hair Clipper still has it uses.
The Braun Beard Trimmer BT 5010 is one of Braun’s new range of grooming aids for men. It is a well-designed rechargeable battery-powered tool that makes it easy to keep one’s beard in good shape.

867759 Morphy Richards 48775 Intellisteam Compact Food SteameMorphy Richards Steamer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Apr 25, 2016
Steaming food means that the goodness -often boiled away- is retained. So is it possible to have healthy and good tasting food. This item from Morphy Richards gives you a good chance and best of all it is not a whole lot of fuss to produce it.

867522 Gillette Fusion ProShield Flexball RazoIrritation-free Shaving

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Mar 26, 2016
If you are a regular shaver, how many strokes do you take to complete a shave? According to Gillette it is 170 strokes.

867004 Sony Smart B Trainer MP3 Player Bluetooth headphoneSony Smart B-Trainer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Mar 7, 2016
It looks like a round neck pair of in ear buds. It is, so you could use them as a simple music player however it is also a ‘Wearable Music Player with Fitness Tracker, so it can play music in a beat to match your heart rate (pulse).

866728 withings activite steel smart fitness tracking watcWithings Activate Steel

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Feb 29, 2016
An analogue watch with a step counter. Yes analogue I do hope younger children are still taught to read a watch rather than rely on digital timepieces. This is a very smart looking offering with a circular dial and absolutely no buttons.
When a company decides that the blades cannot be improved they then look to what surrounds them and here Gillette work on what to you and me looks like the plastic shield that stops the blades meeting your face at anything but the perfect angle.

866149 HUAWEI Talkband B2 Bluetooth Leather Sports BraceleHuawei Talkband B2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 29, 2016
This is watch, a fitness device and it tracks your footsteps. More importantly if you wear it while in bed it tells you how well/or not you are sleeping. So what if anything makes this a better device than numerous other such offerings?

866143 iHealth Edge AM3S Activity Sleep TrackeiHealth Edge

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 18, 2016
This is an improved and updated version of something that I had for a while before I could use it as it had a problem with syncing for those of us who use Android. I am pleased to say this rather smart unit does not have those problems.
Reviewing an item like this attached to my TV requires many hours of work just to see if the dire sound quality associated with many American movies can be improved once that hurdle is overcome then you check to see what else it can do.
Earlier this year Gillette launched their Fusion ProGlide and I have been using the two razors provided ever since, while their five blades in the shaver are very good I do not have a wet shave more than about twice a week.

865613 gillette spectre fusion razoA SPECTRE Close Shave

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Dec 15, 2015
Just in case you need a last minute present for the man in your life then Gillette has a suggestion that could help smooth relations.
The problem with handheld massagers is that unless the area of pain is reachable you need another person to operate it. While as an older person I have aches and pains all over my body like a lot of other people my back is the main offender.
This has been waiting since early 2014 to be reviewed; it came at the same time as the Pulse Oximeter and the Blood Pressure Cuff. The Pulse Oximeter worked immediately, the Blood Pressure Cuff when Android went to V5 but this had to wait for an iPad to arrive.

865061 Divoom Voombox On Go Portable Rugged SpeakeVoombox Ongo

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Nov 1, 2015
Music while you ride could well be what you do with this product as it is supplied with a handlebar mount. However it is still a perfectly good set of speakers for those of us who prefer music from the comfort of their armchairs.