In 2019, men have no excuse for an unkempt appearance. Advances in technology’s most important field, male grooming, have made it a breeze for the boys to clean up nicely.
Below, a few of the best gadgets to keep men groomed and glowing.
Simple Human Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi
You can’t pluck and preen, shave and sheen without the proper mirror and the Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi from Simple Human is beyond well-suited for the task. This vanity mirror features a ringed lamp that is capable of simulating the full spectrum of the sun—more than adequate for any personal grooming—but where it really shines is in its base. The Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi sits atop a custom-designed, voice-control-enabled speaker with Alexa, Amazon’s AI assistant, built inside, allowing users to listen to music and podcasts or check the news and weather as they go about their morning routine—enabling them to groom their mind in addition to their face.
The Simple Human Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi is available for $400.
Gillette Heated Razor
For fans of the barbershop shave, GilletteLabs presents the Heated Razor, a five-bladed tool that by all appearances looks like a luxury manual razor, except with one marked difference—it can reach 122ºF at the touch of a button. Created by GilletteLabs, the Heated Razor allows users to toggle between two temperatures (109ºF or 122ºF) in less than a second with a simple tap, while four heat sensors ensure that each stroke is identically steamy and safe from skin scorching. The waterproof Heated Razor is good for six shaves on a single charge but reboosting the battery is no big deal for this Best of CES 2019 winner, thanks to a magnetic, wireless charging base.
The Gillette Heated Razor is available for $200.
Braun Series 9 9295cc Shaver with Clean & Charge Station
Not every man is made for a manual razor, so for the gentlemen who prefers something more electric, there’s the Braun Series 9 9295cc shaver—an all-in-one tool that’s all in on intelligence. The 100% waterproof wet and dry shaver marries Intelligent AutoSense Technology with the world’s strongest sonic technology—SyncroSonic—capable of checking beard density 160 times per minute. The end result is an innovative motor that automatically, and accurately, reads beard density and boost power when needed for denser patches of hair. In addition to reading your face on the fly, the Braun Series 9 9295cc features a clever Clean & Charge station that utilizes a 5-action alcohol-based cleaning system that purifies, lubricates and dries your razor, while simultaneously ensuring it is properly charged.
Braun Series 9 9295cc Shaver with Clean & Charge Station is available for $390.
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected
Of course, male grooming isn’t restricted entirely to the exterior of the face. What’s inside counts, too, and fortunately for the would-be refreshed, there is the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected. No mere mechanical toothbrush, the Sonicare Connected is an intelligent instrument that is outfitted with multiple sensors capable of mapping your mouth and identifying which regions need additional focus and care. Pairing with an accompanying app, the Sonicare Connected allows users to track all elements of their dental health and set achievable goals, like whiter teeth or healthier gums, with personalized coaching to aid them along the way. All that and an adaptive brush head capable of delivering 31,000 strokes per minute.
The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected is available for $179.95