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Life Goggles: The Solar Shaver

solar_shaver.jpgEditor’s note: OK, most of the posts here at Feelgood Style are directed at women, but the guys like to look good, too (well, occasionally). This week, our friends at Life Goggles found a great product for the well-groomed greenie: a solar-powered electric shaver. This post was originally published on Monday, April 21st, 2008.

I like the idea of a solar shaver, available from Nigel’s Eco Store. It’s clearly designed for traveling with a nice picture of an airplane on it. Leave it out in the sun for a few hours (or days if you forget about it like me), and it’s fully powered for your, er, shaving needs.

I use a razor usually and found changing to a shaver a little difficult. For a start this one just didn’t get that close: it was an effort to get a clean shave. I could have shaved my whole face by the time I had done one cheek with this. I’m not sure whether it was this shaver or electric ones in general. It is pretty handy, though: it’s small enough not to be cumbersome, either when carrying around or using. The only problem was when it ran out of juice (it lasts surprisingly long), you then have to put it in the sun for a while to recharge it. With half a shaved face.

With an integrated cleaning brush in the cap, the solar shaver is available from Nigel’s Eco Store for £29.99 (about $60 US).

And don’t forget: Life Goggles’ “Great Green Giveaway” contest ends on Wednesday!

Written by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at


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