Convenience and timesaving are two features that are usually big sellers when it comes to the preferences of the modern consumer. We don’t however, usually connect those two dots when talking about cell phones and/or electric shavers.

As technology becomes more advanced and we become more dependent on our cell phones to get us through the day, cell phone companies are expanding the functions of their products to make them even more indispensable.

They have perhaps gone too far, however, as who in their in their right mind would want to shave their face with a mobile phone rather than their own personal grooming product?

China’s Shave Mobile combines the modern convenience of a cell phone with an electric razor. What this means to the modern man is that he can shave and keep in touch with family and friends simultaneously. The possibility of shaving cream entering the apparatus shouldn’t bother anyone. Or should it?

As if this isn’t enough of a combination plate, the makers of Shave Mobil also offer a 2.6-inch touch screen, 506KB of memory, support MicroSD cards up to 8GB, an FM tuner, a 2-Megapixel camera and Bluetooth support.

Band-aids and a first-aid kit are not included in the kit although with all the distractions offered by these features someone should have at least suggested that.

Retail price for the Shave Mobile is about $100. Although CNET Japan featured Shave Mobile as ideal for frequent travelers who need a cell phone by afternoon and an electric shave by dawn’s early light, many seem to feel that the two things were simply not worth combining into one object in the first place.

The question is, do you?

What do YOU think about this?




M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry ( feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.