Category Archives: Grooming

Gillette Collaborating With Stark Industries

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In what may be the most perfect union of superpowers, Gillette and Stark Industries have joined together with one goal in mind: create one of the best razors in the world. In fact, Gillette has allowed Stark Industries to take over its R&D department at World Shaving Headquarters to deliver an epic shave using Avengers-inspired technology.

“Gillette has developed one of the best shaving technologies around, but we wanted to see how Avengers-inspired technology would work in a razor”

Of course, Stark Industries is no stranger to the toughest technological challenges, having conquered robotics, aeronautics, fringe science, and weaponry. Yet, the task at hand is a tough one: setting out to build a razor that rivals Gillette’s best razor to date, the Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology. But Stark Industries is up for the challenge.

“Gillette has developed one of the best shaving technologies around, but we wanted to see how Avengers-inspired technology would work in a razor,” said Abe Zimmer of Stark Industries.

The Gillette/Stark Industries collaboration has already taken the city of Boston by storm, as a joint Gillette/Stark Industries sign now adorns the top of Gillette’s global headquarters. And Stark Industries is taking this mission very seriously. Its R&D team has spent the last week using its own famous technology to build four prototypes of razors that promise to set a new standard for all razors going forward.

The prototypes have been modeled after members of the Avengers: Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Thor.

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The Repulsor1 with Exoblade has an Arc Reactor Technology that generates a perpetual energy supply to obliterate face hairs with Uni-beam pulse bolts. The Gillette XL Gamma with stress-triggered sensors and an unstable molecular structure can increase up to 700% in razor mass and brute shaving force. The Gillette Ultra Strike is rebuilt with Super Soldier Technology and has a rare Vibranium-coated Shield Cartridge that shoots out from the handle to cut targeted hairs. And finally, the Gillette Thunder scorches hairs to the follicle with micro-lightning and an honor based gyro-gravity field to make it borrow-proof.

“Certainly, Stark Industries has access to technology much different than Gillette has developed over our 110 years in the grooming business,” said Stew Taub, Director of Shave Care R&D at Gillette. “We are excited to see what happens in testing as the Avengers-inspired technology is incorporated into the razors.”

Sadly these razors are only prototypes and not available to the general public but perhaps with a Hulk sized outcry of demand, Gillette might consider releasing these fun collectible grooming tools to the pop-culture obsessed rabid fan base?

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The Gillette ProGlide FlexBall Razor

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The Gillette Fusion ProGlide FlexBall Razor adds an actual ball between the blades and the handle, allowing the head to move, adjust and pivot to follow the contours of your face, shaving more hairs with each stoke and keeping missed hairs to a minimum. The razor utilizes a five-blade shaving surface and a Lubrastrip for a more comfortable shave.

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A reimagined handle that gives the cartridge a fuller range of motion, responding to contours and maintaining close contact to get virtually every hair and a more ergonomic grip allows for precise control.

Go to www.gillette.com to pre-order the razor. The product will be available on June 9, 2014 for a suggested retail price of $11.49. A power version will cost $12.59.

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Eau My Cologne Spray, A Stunning New Fragrance by George Takei

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Actor George Takei best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek has released his new Eau My Cologne Spray, a “clean, refreshing fragrance for men and women.” 

The name of George’s cologne is a play on his catch phrase, “Oh My!” It is available to pre-order online ($39.99 + $9.49 shipping) from Amazon and will begin shipping on December 15th, 2013.

Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry.

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Trailer For Morgan Spurlock’s Mansome

From America’s greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock’s own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men’s identity in the 21st century.

Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to be a man in a world where the definition of masculinity has become as diverse as a hipster’s facial hair in Williamsburg. The hilarious follicles of men’s idiosyncratic grooming habits are thoroughly combed over as men finally take a long hard look in the mirror.

Mansome is now in theaters.

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Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of their great razors, pay one low monthly fee, and they send them right to your door. No more over-paying for fancy brand name shave tech. No more forgetting to buy your blades. Check out http://www.dollarshaveclub.com.

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Roll Up Travel Charger

This Roll Up Travel Charger ($35) will allow you to pack lighter and smarter. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, and capable of charging up to four devices at once, this compact charger offers Apple 30-pin, Mini USB, Micro USB, and Samsung charging connectors, all of which sprout from a tube that rolls up into a slip-proof polyurethane mat and connects to power using a single wall plug, leaving the other outlet open for your razor, laptop, etc.

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Carzor-Card Shaped Razor & Mirror

Carzor ($17) is a combination mirror and razor that folds into a handy wallet sized flat card. The blades are stored safely behind the mirror while it’s in your pocket. When you detach the razor part of the card, the rest can be used as a mirror.

You can even choose the scent of the razor- with mint, sandalwood, lemon, ocean and orange options. The small device is perfect for when you are on the go and realize that you missed a spot when you were shaving.

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The $100,000 Zafirro Iridium Razor

Zafirro today announced the launch of the Zafirro Iridium, the world’s first razor with sapphire blades. The Iridium combines Zafirro’s patent-pending blade technology with a handle made primarily from iridium, one of the rarest and strongest metals in existence.  

In addition to vastly extended blade life, the solid white sapphire blades offer a number of additional advantages over conventional steel blades.  They are hypoallergenic, impervious to oxidation and corrosion, and very sharp. The sapphire is sharpened using high-energy, ionized particles to create an edge less than 100 atoms in width, 5000 times smaller than the width of a hair.

Iridium, derived almost exclusively from meteorites, is 10 times more rare than platinum. It is primarily used by the aerospace industry for components such as rocket engines where durability is critical. The handle also contains custom-made hexagonal screws precision machined from pure platinum.

“Our goal in founding Zafirro was to take a quantum leap forward in razor technology, to build the sharpest blade ever made and make it last forever,” said Zafirro CEO Hayden Hamilton. “To launch our new blades, our aim was to create one of the most impressive consumer products ever made, something that could be equally at home in a Smithsonian technology exhibit or a MOMA design exhibition. We utilized expertise in fields as varied as rocket manufacturing, nanotechnology, and particle physics, to combine some of the rarest, strongest, and most technologically advanced materials in existence.”

Due to the limited global supply of iridium and the complexities of manufacturing, the company will only produce 99 of the Iridium line, which will go on sale today for $100,000.  

The blades include a 10 year guarantee and Zafirro will provide complementary servicing and professional cleaning for Iridium customers, as well as resharpening if necessary.

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Bacon Cologne

As absurd as it sounds Bacon Cologne ($36) is the real deal. The pork tinged bottle scent includes just a hint of bacon essence in its Gold (citrus) and Classic (spicy maple) fragrances. Ladies, please try to restrain yourselves.

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Han Solo Carbonite Soap

This Han Solo frozen in carbonite soap ($6.50) is the best bar of soap, ever. Each handmade bar is detailed with a tiny Harrison Ford trapped inside a block of olive oil, shea butter, aloe vera and metallic pigments. (From the Awesomer)

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