Finding a gift for a man can be difficult. It’s not like you can buy endless amounts of clothing, jewelry, or cosmetics—a wife must find a gift that he’ll find useful and not toss in the drawer. Since we already had a computer full of music and movies, I decided to purchase him a personal care product for our anniversary instead.
He was always complaining about his old electric shaver but any time I suggested he buy a new one he’d always say he didn’t want to waste money. I think his old shaver is truly dying. It falters and occasionally he swears when it tugs on a whisker. Yet he won’t toss it out!
I finally thought up the best solution. I’d purchase him the best electric shaver as a gift. I’d heard about shavers where you place them into a unit and they are cleaned, conditioned and charged up at the same time. I searched through online listings and checked the reviews.
The shaver needed to be around $150 for the kit. Eventually I found one with great reviews: The Braun Series 7 with Clean and Charge Station.
I figured my husband would love all the features of the Braun Series 7, so looked forward to the package arriving in time for our anniversary date.
I ordered it, and it arrived promptly in the mail.
The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 comes in a light grey case, with a black charging station. Both has some blue highlights. The shaver is cordless and rechargeable, making it perfect for my husband to take on short business trips.
It has a unique feature where it can detect the thickness of hair. If it reaches a particularly difficult spot, it will increase its power to effectively trim the hair from these regions. This is called intelligent sonic technology. It can use up to 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute, if needed.
The head of the shaver has an ActiveLift trimmer which can also snip off hair that lays flat against the skin. This can be effective in the chin and neck regions. The 2X Opti-Foil will trim hair as short as 0.5 mm which results in a smooth clean shave, and it will do so every time a man shaves.
The head of the trimmer also contains a Synergized foil and blades to give the best shave possible.
Since the Braun series 7 shaver works in the cleaning unit, it also means that my husband can use it with running water in the sink, or in the shower or bathtub. It’s 100% waterproof, and it can also be easily rinsed under the tap in-between the need for charging.
To use the charging station, the shaver is placed head down into the unit. It is then cleaned, conditioned and charged up.
Braun has the claim that this shaver will more effectively shave in one stroke than what other brands have to do in two or more. This means that it will shave off more hairs in one stroke, decreasing the morning preparation time. I thought my husband would appreciate this, as he hates to waste time in the morning.
When my husband opened up the box on our anniversary date, he was thrilled! He said he could finally throw out his old shaver. Not only does he now use it every day, but he loves it too. Best of all, both the Braun Series 7 shaver and the unit cost $160, well within my budget. I’m going to see if Braun has something similar for women now.
My last vacuum cleaner died a slow death, but soon it was time to start the hunt for a new one. I didn’t want to spend more than $200, as price was no guarantee it would last more than four years. But I didn’t want to buy a cheap model either, that would just end up breaking after a few months. I checked the reviews online, perused the online shops, and even headed to stores to check out the display models. Eventually, I found the best vacuum cleaner.
I chose the Shark Vacuum Cleaner HV302 Rocket Ultralight Upright because i wanted the best vacuum cleaner. Since my place is small, and I only have hardwood floors, I felt it would be perfect for my space. I also don’t have a lot of storage space, so felt that the ability to fold it up and actually hang it on a hook in the closet to be an attractive purchase. The Shark Rocket is also lightweight, which was a bonus, as I work on the computer all day, and might be getting carpal tunnel syndrome. A vacuum cleaner that was both upright and lightweight made it easier for me to vacuum all six rooms of my home. If there was a day that I didn’t feel like putting it into the closet, it didn’t matter, as it has a black and orange casing that looks good.
The Rocket still has a power head base, with a long plastic tube that leads up to the “Rocket” part of it. This top of the vacuum cleaner is where the motor is located, as well as a debris canister. Shark spent time on their Rocket design. Since the aim was to create a fully functioning Shark vacuum cleaner, but one that was lightweight, they trimmed away the excess plastic in its design. This vacuum is priced at around $200, making it an affordable purchase. Unless you have a lot of carpets or pets in your home, it should be perfect for most renters or homeowners. If it’s not suitable, the Shark Navigator may be the next best solution.
This Rocket has a lot of versatility for cleaning solutions around the home as i expected from the best vacuum cleaner. The hose can be detached, which can be used to clean the nooks and crannies of a home. I found it useful to lift up into the air and clean the spiderwebs from the ceiling. It was also great for cleaning my keyboard and my book shelf. I was worried that it wouldn’t be able to tackle my area rugs, but it still did a great job with its powerhead. A microfiber cloth is attached to the bottom for the floor brush, which aids in the collection of fine dirt and dust. This can be tossed in the washing machine so you can do your part in reusing. I found the debris canister to be easily detachable. I was able to empty the contents into the garbage, and then wash it out under running water, then dry it with a cloth. Reattaching was easy.
This Shark vacuum cleaner also has swivel steering, so I was able to twist it around corners and under furniture quite easily. Another great thing about this vacuum cleaner is that I only needed one vacuum to do all cleaning jobs, and not a small handheld vacuum either, as the Rocket could also be used as a handheld vacuum. I didn’t have to run a mop over the floor afterwards to get missed patches, as it did a really good job of collecting all dust and dirt in one sweep. I was so happy to find that the Shark Rocket Upright was the best vacuum cleaner for cleaning my home.
Texas is always an exciting place to visit for any tourist. Besides the usual destinations of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, Amarillo is also a great place to visit in Texas too. You can expect to spend at least one full day here, but if you can allot more time that will give you more time to explore.
Amarillo is the fourth largest city in the state. There are almost 200,000 people living in this city, which is still small compared to LA or Chicago. Amarillo used to be called Oneida, and like many Texas towns the cattle market was a popular form of industry. This city is popular for housing a nuclear weapons facility, and meat packing. It’s also where they assemble the V022 Osprey hybrid aircraft. Amarillo has warmer weather than much of the US in the summer, but is a dry city with little humidity. Winter weather can be much like in the Pacific northwest, but minus the rain, and rarely snow. There are many great natural and manmade attractions in the city. The Lighthouse pinnacle in Palo Duro Canyon is to the south of the city. It will give the photographer some spectacular scenic photographs.
There are over fifty parks in Amarillo. The largest are Medical Park, Thompson Memorial Park, and Memorial Park. There is also a skatepark off the west of the city for those who enjoy skating. Many visitors want to see the Texas Panhandle War Memorial to learn more about this period of time. There is also a Vietnam War Memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives overseas. For people who enjoy opera and the ballet there is the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. The Amarillo Civic Center also has a 1300 seat auditorium with some great shows planned for the upcoming year.
Amarillo also has the Amarillo Zoo and the Wonderland Amusement Park. For those who enjoy art and natural history, there is the Amarillo Museum of Art and the Don Harrington Discovery Center. The Amarillo Botanical Gardens are lovely to visit during the spring and summer months. The English Field Air and Space Museum showcases aircraft from history, as well as past space missions. To get to Amarillo you can drive in or fly to the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. There is also bus service, but the city is currently is not served by an train passenger service at this point.
There are over 70 different hotels to stay at in Amarillo, from the Holiday Inn to small boutique hotels. Price ranges can vary for every budget. There are hundreds of restaurants to enjoy in this city. Expect plenty of beef and ribs, and Mexican food. There are also many popular food chains located here. Westgate Mall and Wolfin Center are two larger malls with an assortment of popular and individual stores offering everything from clothing to the latest technology. If you’re ever visiting Texas it’s worth stopping in Amarillo to experience what big city life is like.