Health and Beauty

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887640 colgate connect E1 electric toothbrusA SMART Toothbrush

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Jan 16, 2020
Looking after your teeth is not a task to be taken lightly.
With all the advertising on television and magazines I am sure we all know that a powered toothbrush gives better cleaning results than a manual brush. While the whiteness of your smile is important to some, perhaps the most important thing is to have no tooth – or tooth associated – pain.

885994 Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake up LighPhilips Wake Up Light

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 28, 2019
With the nights now longer than the day’s most of us need to get up before the sun and that means we are far more likely to be woken unnaturally with the result that we feel – at the very least – less charitable towards others and therefore unhappy. This light from Philips can wake you with a gradually brightening light and for the heavy sleeper even bird song.

885270 Philips Avance High Speed Vacuum BlendePhilips Vacuum Blender

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 21, 2019
Making things from raw vegetables does not really appeal to me, fruit yes, vegetables no I tend to prefer my vegetables cooked. But things like carrot cake can appeal even to children so be a man and give it a go, the pulp that is not juiced goes into a vacuum environment and can be kept – even frozen - to be added to stocks to give extra bulk.

885254 elastoplast wound spraElastoplast Items

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 19, 2019
I think of a plaster for a minor scrape of the skin, while most will say the biggest name in plasters is Elastoplast but they do other things apart from plasters. Here I am looking at plasters, wound healing ointment and wound spray.
Worcester Bosch has launched a new range of domestic wall-hung boilers, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range to replace the 14 year old CDi Classic series
When walking through Waterloo station I noticed lots of adverts for a new razor that I have heard nothing about, there was even a pop up barbers salon where willing victims were receiving a shave, so I contacted their PR company and I received a razor and a canister of their new shaving foam so that I could try it myself and then tell you all about it.

882617 Xiaomi Mi Electric Toothbrush WhitConnected Toothbrush

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Feb 20, 2019
While it is not the first toothbrush that uses the airwaves to store brushing results that has resided in my bathroom it is the first such device intended for adults. It comes from a company whose main lines are in the connected home.

881523 Time2 Rotating Home Security CamerTime2 Olivia

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 31, 2018
A Wi-Fi security camera from Time2, this is an internal offering but I see this range of releases also has an external offering that I shall ask to look at when this one returns home. So what can this camera offer to help secure your home?

881293 Chameleon Color Changing Stainless Steel BottlChameleon Water Bottle

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 16, 2018
This water bottle charges colour according to the temperature of either the internal contents or the external air temperature. While this on the face of it is little more than a gimmick it could possibly have other uses that may be more useful.
Even if like me your daily shave is with an electric or battery razor there is nothing like a wet shave and even though a lot of recent electronic offerings are ‘wet or dry’ the scrape – for want of a better word – of a wet razor is a pleasure. My razor of choice for such a task uses the five blades on offer from Gillette here an offering that will make a perfect gift at a low price.

881001 Playbrush Smart Sonic Electric Kids ToothbrusSignal Playbrush Sonic

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Nov 30, 2018
A rechargeable battery operated toothbrush designed to allow the child to ‘enjoy’ the time spent brushing his/her teeth, while it is a fairly normal looking brush the difference is that it connects via Bluetooth in an App on a mobile phone. While a young child under full supervision will soon get the idea that different brushing techniques help, my worry is for the mobile phone getting dropped into a basin or worse.
While one hand operation for a water bottle may not be essential – for most – it is nice and once used you realise what a faff it is to have to use two hands just to get a slurp of water, so this becomes a rather neat implementation of it.
The Wahl Aqua Blade is the latest addition to the company’s product range. It can be used wet or dry to trim or edge one’s beard as well as shave one’s head
Some things I test are more appropriate than others and here a device that I use frequently as my blood pressure does tend to vary which according to a consultant at the local ‘older persons clinic’ is because my diabetes is not great.

Homni Dot/Reston Part 2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 12, 2018
Having given you outline details of what Homni can do and how it links via Bluetooth to Dot/Reston the items that track your sleep quality here I delve deeper which for those like me who sleep badly may give vital helpful information.
With all the talk of single use plastic either being phased out or carrying a substantial premium either to the manufacturer or possibly the user an unbreakable reusable water bottle is something that could well get more publicity like the one I was sent here from Ion8.

880433 Philips HF3420 03 Intense Blue Energy SAD LighPhilips EnergyUp Light

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 5, 2018
While we have had a wonderful summer this year in the amount of sunlight this is like to cause a greater problem this autumn and winter for those who suffer from problems caused by lack of sunlight or bright light, these is of course a solution.

880341 Terraillon Homni Smart LamHomni and Dot/Reston

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 26, 2018
For those like me who find sleeping difficult – even in normal conditions – these two devices can possibly help, Dot or Reston registers your movements and give other statistics while Homni tells you about the room environment and can help with the aid or red light take you to sleep and, in the morning, via white light and alarm to wake you up again, quite a partnership.

880253 VARIDESK Pro Plus 36 Height Adjustable Standing DesVariDesk ProPlus 36

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 21, 2018
While whatever space you have on your desk will always diminish to the point that things have to be placed elsewhere is a rule, there is a possible solution in the shape of the VariDesk which in effect allows your desk to grow.
While the main purpose of this is to improve the air quality for those who unable to cope with less than perfect quality, I found quite by chance another feature of the product that might improve the chance of success with a partner.
Being a diabetic I have to look after my feet, most socks tend to dig into my legs so socks with special tops are on my agenda. Here also socks for the airline traveller who – especially on long hall – need to be aware of deep vein thrombosis.

880144 braun activscan 9 BUA7200 blood pressure monitoBlood Pressure Device

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Aug 30, 2018
Offering to provide self-help with blood pressure monitoring is a device from Braun.
Bluetooth Smart Analyser Pro Model 9192 is one of the Salter MiBody range of body analyser scales. As well as the basic function of measuring one’s weight, it will be useful for those monitoring BMI and other parameters as part of the physical health regime for a group of people.

878825 nokia sleep B2 trackeNokia Sleep B2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 1, 2018
Not the first sleep aid I have reviewed but this is the easiest to setup and install. As with all these products there is an App easy and quick to download from either the iOS or Android store, then connect once a day to get all the sleep details uploaded.

878690 Philips OneBlade Hybrid Trimmer & ShavePhilips OneBlade

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 18, 2018
This is an electric shaver and beard trimmer that has everything in ‘one blade’ it is usable wet or dry. The recent trend for a lot of shavers it to go multiple blades, what the first misses the second will get etc. Here is a slim and light unit.

878628 Mens Non Elastic Loose Top Diabetic Cotton Blend Ribbed SockAmazon Diabetic Socks

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 7, 2018
I have a Prime account and this enables me to get quicker delivery and also avoid delivery charges on most items under £20 even when the items are from some of the Amazon affiliates, the socks in this review are a case in point.

878519 WiZ Colours WiFi connected smart LED Candle B22 bulWIZ LED Lights

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Apr 30, 2018
So many of these latest crop of bulbs have screw fittings and even if you have a suitable fitment they tend to be too fat to screw in, so when I was offered a pair of Bayonet fitting units that can be used either with a SmartPhone App or a remote control I said yes please.

878089 Nokia Thermo Smart ThermometeNokia Temperature

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Mar 15, 2018
When confined to a hospital bed, nurses (bless them) still insist on sticking a thermometer under your tongue. But there us a better way,

877811 VAVA Quiet Portable 700ML DehumidifieTiny VAVA Dehumidifier

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Mar 11, 2018
Having recently told you about a larger unit from Dimplex here is something a lot smaller and intended to work in smaller spaces such as maybe a damp cupboard or wardrobe rather than a larger room the main reason is the small water tank capacity.