Archive for January, 2008

Philips Norelco T980 Review

January 21st, 2008

I’ve been in need of a new beard trimmer and when I saw the T980 Philips Norelco vacuum trimmer pop up on Amazon at an amazing price (down to just $39.99 now) I promptly ordered it. I was somewhat wary of how well the trimmer would work as it has a built in vacuum to help prevent your sink from getting hair all over it. I have been using the trimmer for two weeks now and absolutely love it! I can’t believe how well the vacuum actually works – I no longer have to clean the sink after trimming my beard and mustache. One of my favorite features of this trimmer is that it is a built in adjustable length feature so you can make sure you always trim your beard or mustache to the exact same length without having several attachments to add – all you do is turn the dial and the cutting length can be set to your satisfaction. Again I will say that that it is amazing how well the trimmer collects all your little hairs using the vacuum system on the razor and would definitely recommend this to others. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this product a 9.8! Check around for the best current pricing but at the time of this post Amazon had the best pricing (linked below)

Cigars For U.S. Troops in Iraq

January 8th, 2008

I came across this today and figured I’d share it with anyone else that enjoys smoke cigars (or perhaps might buy these cigars as a gift). Purchase this special package of 16 name brand cigars for yourself (or someone else if it is a gift) and Thompson Cigars will send 2 cigars to our U.S. Troops overseas. Although this is not the best cigar deal I have ever seen online, it is a great deal and you get to support our troops at the same time. You receive 16 brand name cigars and the troops in Iraq get two great cigars as well! Don’t delay – get some nice cigars for yourself today plus make a couple soldiers happy when they get their free cigars!
Cigar brands include:

  • C.A.O.
  • A. Fuente
  • La Gloria
  • Macanudo
  • Partagas
  • Padron
  • Gurkha
  • + more!

Toshiba HD-A30 DVD Player Review

January 6th, 2008

Toshiba HD-A30 1080p HD DVD Player

I recently purchased the HD-A30 DVD player from Amazon since they had a promotion going on that you received 10 free HD DVDs when purchasing a Toshiba HD DVD player. I’ve now had time to watch several hd dvds on it and I have to say that I am impressed.  The HD quality is as I expected.   I do have it hooked up to my 1080p LCD TV.  The DVD upscaling also appears to work really well.

My only negatives: The boot time on this DVD player is a little slow, however this is just a minor flaw in the player.  I’d estimate it takes the player around a full minute to boot up and load a disc.