And we’re back with another segment on BluTech!
If you’re just tuning it, Blutech is an on-going series where we look at the most essential and popular items of tech that relate to mens lifestyle and health.
TODAY, we’re talking about gadgets that every guy should own.
1. An Electric Razor
We grow hair all over our bodies and some people grow more hair in places than others. It’s genetics! Just like the hair on our heads, we also need to take care of the hair on our face.
An electric razor is just the tool to do that. What’s great about purchasing an electric razor is that it is one of those items that you buy and don’t need to replace every month. It runs on a charge or a battery, depending on which model, and it can last you a very long time.
It’s a great investment because of how quick and easy it is to use. Whether you’re wanting to rock that stubble look or prepare yourself for a clean shave, an electric razor will make your facial hair situation easier.
2. The Nose/Eyebrow Trimmer
Following the suite of facial hair, let’s jump into the eyebrows. Unless you’re Anthony Davis (NBA player from the New Orleans Pelicans), you shouldn’t be rocking the unibrow. It just doesn’t look good and let’s be honest, it just tells people that you’re lazy and don’t care about how you look.
An eyebrow trimmer will cut off the excess bulk from your eyebrows while also keeping your eyebrows separated and looking clean. I’m not saying you need to look like this , even though there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s the fact that you’re paying attention to how your eyebrows look and if they need to be thinned out.
Because at the end of the day, it’s all part of the whole look.
What about the nose? we’ve got tiny hairs in our nostrils as well. Even though they’re not as annoying as facial hair, we still need to address that if your nose hairs are peeking out, you need to get those trimmed.
A tool like the one in Joe’s video is great and easy to use daily or weekly. Just pop that bad boy in your nose and let it do its magic.
3. Electric Toothbrushes
Electric tooth brushes are really effective at cleaning your teeth. It is a big investment, but it’s one that will really make an improvement in your life. Taking care of your teeth is just as important as looking after your hair or skin health. Our teeth are always working hard to break down food so let’s keep them healthy because who likes visiting the dentist? Not this guy.
The great thing about electric toothbrushes is the fact that you don’t have to work as hard manually brushing to achieve a deeper clean. Instead of brushing back and forth with a manual toothbrush, all you have to do is guide your electric toothbrush and let the brush do it’s job. For maintenance, all there is to do is to buy the brush heads separately.
There’s also different mode settings – speed and direction. That’s depending on the models you get but most have the speed function.
4. Wireless/Portable Chargers
This is for all you Pokemon GO users who played or maybe are still playing. One struggle I find is keeping your phone charged throughout the day. Social Media is basically part of our lives now. We get our news from a number of sources – Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter. The list goes on.
But I can truthfully say that no one likes the feeling of when your phone is about to die and shut off. We start to panic and frantically search for a charging source. I can say that I’ve been in a situation where my phone has died in the middle of the day and I was phone-less for about 4 hours. It’s not a pleasant feeling knowing that you can’t contact your friends, family and social media.
That’s why I suggest getting a wireless and portable charger. If you’re like me, sitting in front of a computer and writing this post, you’re probably not on your phone. So why not keep it charged? What’s great about a wireless charger is that you just have to place your phone on the wireless pad and it immediately charges.
For those of us on the go, you probably have no use for a wireless charger. Instead a portable charger is more convenient. Nowadays, portable chargers are getting cheaper and better. The days of carrying big bulky portable chargers are gone. Simply carry a usb cord with you and plug it in to your portable charger to stay juiced all day.
5. The man behind the camera
Cameras have a big role in the tech market especially smart phone cameras and DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) cameras. A secret tip that will greatly improve your instagram game is to take shots on a more professional camera and then upload it back to your phone for editing. You will see a huge difference in picture quality. Although it will be more time consuming, sometimes you just have to do it for the ‘gram.
Smart phones have loads of resources to enhance your pictures if you can’t afford a better camera. Apps like Snapseed and even built in Instagram features are there to help you out when you need to brighten, sharpen or add filters to your images. If you feel the need to upgrade your photo taking skills I would suggest doing your research and investing in a DSLR.
DSLR cameras are expensive for a reason; they take really crispy (MKBHD credit) photos. These cameras are built to take professional photos and contain a sea of customization regarding how photos can be taken – manual modes. For example, a Samsung Galaxy S9 can shoot good photos but all you’re really doing is pointing and shooting. A DSLR gives you the option to play around in manual mode to tinker with ISO, aperture, exposure and shutter speed. However, as I say this smart phones are already rapidly evolving to give you modes such as the one I mentioned. Make sure you’re choosing a camera path that suits your lifestyle needs, not just because someone says you should.