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kvrdave 04-16-11 12:24 PM

Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 
I have never had a fogless mirror in the shower that was worth a shit. My old one was falling apart, and it sucked anyway. Damn things always end up fogging up. Well, I looked on Amazon and found one for $30 that had a 5 star rating with over 300 reviews. Even the bad reviews were like, "Yeah it works perfectly, but for $30 you don't get 5 stars." :lol:

So I went out on a limb and bought one. The trick is that it has an open cavity behind that you fill with hot shower water when you first get into the shower. That brings the temp of the mirror up to the temp of the shower and you end up with zero fog. I have been floored at how simple and incredible this thing is.

<img src=http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ss%2By7NYBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg>

Anyone else buy something recently that has exceeded your expectations?

X 04-16-11 12:55 PM

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Yeah, I bought our water company so I could afford to shave in the shower.

GoldenJCJ 04-16-11 12:57 PM

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Does that guy's reflection come with the mirror? If so, I'm in for 2!

Numanoid 04-16-11 01:05 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 
I have a similar mirror, but it was only half the price and works perfectly. :p

kvrdave 04-16-11 01:07 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 

Originally Posted by X (Post 10728062)
Yeah, I bought our water company so I could afford to shave in the shower.

How expensive is water there? I think ours is around $40 a month or so. It is metered, but it takes a lot to make a difference.


Originally Posted by Numanoid (Post 10728067)
I have a similar mirror, but it was only half the price and works perfectly. :p

:lol: Had you started a thread like this, I would have saved money, you butt.

crankyman 04-16-11 01:07 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 
regular mirror works fine if you rub a potato on it first.

Numanoid 04-16-11 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by X (Post 10728062)
Yeah, I bought our water company so I could afford to shave in the shower.

One of the benefits of having a well. :D

But seriously, it takes me only two and a half minutes to shave. I know, because I have an electric wet razor that ticks off the time in use.

kvrdave 04-16-11 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by crankyman (Post 10728072)
regular mirror works fine if you rub a potato on it first.

:lol: Holy shit, I thought I was a hick.

Numanoid 04-16-11 01:10 PM

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:lol:

Well, to be fair, most people do keep a potato or two in the shower. :whofart:

X 04-16-11 01:10 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 

Originally Posted by kvrdave (Post 10728071)
How expensive is water there? I think ours is around $40 a month or so. It is metered, but it takes a lot to make a difference.

$155 every 2 months. And it's going up. It was around $100 a year ago.

During the drought years they mandated lower water use and drastically raised rates. Now that we have more water than we know what to do with they're raising the rates again because people aren't using enough water to cover their so-called infrastructure costs.

Numanoid 04-16-11 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Numanoid (Post 10728073)
I know, because I have an electric wet razor that ticks off the time in use.

And to answer the OP's question, I cite this as mine. I had stuck it on my Amazon wishlist one day just out of curiosity and forgot about it. Received it as one of my birthday presents from my tech-savvy girlfriend, and was a bit unsure as to whether I even wanted it or not. After using it for two weeks, I don't think I'll ever use anything else again. Allows you to lather up with shaving cream, gives a smooth, close shave. No cuts, no nicks, no rash. Works perfectly in the water, I even rinse it directly in the shower stream. Has a battery indicator, and a timer as mentioned. Even tells you when it needs a cleaning (which I haven't seen yet in two weeks). I charged it after one week, but it was only 50% empty, so it only needs a charge a couple times a month. Sweet razor.

Dr Mabuse 04-16-11 01:29 PM

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Dietmar Kressler Integral Fighter.

It's difficult to describe how incredible it is.

They should have sent a poet.

kvrdave 04-16-11 01:32 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 
Interesting. I use a Gillette Fusion as I have never found electric to do a great job, especially on my noggin. Does that get really close, and can it get into tight spots, so to speak?

The Cow 04-16-11 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Numanoid (Post 10728082)
And to answer the OP's question, I cite this as mine. I had stuck it on my Amazon wishlist one day just out of curiosity and forgot about it. Received it as one of my birthday presents from my tech-savvy girlfriend, and was a bit unsure as to whether I even wanted it or not. After using it for two weeks, I don't think I'll ever use anything else again. Allows you to lather up with shaving cream, gives a smooth, close shave. No cuts, no nicks, no rash. Works perfectly in the water, I even rinse it directly in the shower stream. Has a battery indicator, and a timer as mentioned. Even tells you when it needs a cleaning (which I haven't seen yet in two weeks). I charged it after one week, but it was only 50% empty, so it only needs a charge a couple times a month. Sweet razor.

You can use it in the shower?

Numanoid 04-16-11 01:36 PM

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Much closer than the Fusion, IMO. (I was using a Fusion up until two weeks ago.) The head pivots on both axes (you can lock the side-to-side pivot if you prefer), so it gets where it needs to get. I'm not even gonna ask what "tight spots" you're considering shaving.

Anubis2005X 04-16-11 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kvrdave (Post 10728100)
Interesting. I use a Gillette Fusion as I have never found electric to do a great job, especially on my (censored). Does that get really close, and can it get into tight spots, so to speak?

Come on dude, let's keep it clean, eh?

Numanoid 04-16-11 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by The Cow (Post 10728101)
You can use it in the shower?

Yes, it's essentially waterproof... not submersible, I imagine, but I hold it under the shower stream four or five times each shave, and as mentioned, I use it with shaving cream. I probably don't even need to rinse it as often as I do, it's force of habit from the Fusion more than it actually needing it.

kvrdave 04-16-11 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Numanoid (Post 10728104)
Much closer than the Fusion, IMO. (I was using a Fusion up until two weeks ago.) The head pivots on both axes (you can lock the side-to-side pivot if you prefer), so it gets where it needs to get. I'm not even gonna ask what "tight spots" you're considering shaving.

:lol: I questioned the wording. I am talking around my noggin. Behind the ear and that type of think.

But much closer than the Fusion? That's a pretty amazing statement.

eXcentris 04-16-11 02:57 PM

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I only shave my balls in the shower and although they are quite stunning, I'm not narcissistic enough to want to stare at them in a mirror.

Numanoid 04-16-11 03:33 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 

Originally Posted by kvrdave (Post 10728123)
But much closer than the Fusion? That's a pretty amazing statement.

I might just suck with a razor. I have patches of whiskers that grow upwards, and others that grow down, so I constantly have to switch shaving directions to match the grain (if I go against it, I get rashy). The electric solves those problems.

Hiro11 04-16-11 03:39 PM

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This year I discovered that Mach 3 disposables are the way to go. Never used them before, bought a case at Costco. They're sharper than the cartridges, cost less and I have gotten 30-40 shaves out of each razor. Two months of shaves out of one razor is pretty good.

islandclaws 04-16-11 04:08 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 
I use the Fusion, I like the Fusion. The only thing that I hate is the blades seem to dull rather quickly. And they're pricey. I've considered going electric, but I love the feeling of having a clean, razored shave too much.

Numanoid 04-16-11 04:16 PM

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Yeah, I've been using the Fusion since it debuted. But this electric is a closer shave, I do think. I've used electrics before and they weren't nearly as nice as this one. Must be the ability to use lather and water, and shave in the shower.

TheMadMonk 04-16-11 05:41 PM

Re: Great products you've recently purchased that exceeded your expectations.
 
My favorite purchases of the last year or so:

Rockwell Jawhorse
Vornado Fan (model 735)

al_bundy 04-16-11 05:48 PM

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iPad 2


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