Next to all the 09/09/09 product announcement hoopla this week, this little USB device probably won't even rate a blip on the tech radar. But we've always had a soft spot for USB accessories, particularly of the wacky encounter. And anything out of Thanko's USB stable merits just that as the Japanese vendor is known for putting a USB port on just about anything, from USB tie fans to USB-powered lunch boxes. Its latest target, the Electric Razor, clearly hasn't escaped that enthusiastic treatment.
That said, even geeks and gamers who are permanently tethered to their PCs still need to shave, if only so their parents can recognize their son beneath all that facial hirsute.
If you're not sure how effective a cheapo 3,500 yen ($37) USB electric shaver is in ripping trimming off those bristles, check out our sister site CNET Australia's hands-on with the iShaver. That was back in 2006, and they survived to tell the tale. That's a good thing, isn't it?
Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?
Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?