Welcome to They Make That?! If the title wasn’t enough of a giveaway, this is a new weekly feature to Landmark where one of our writers will tackle a couple of bizarre, unique, new, or just plain awesome products that our Lifestyle team has been able to get their hands on and review it so that you, our loyal readers, can look at it and loudly proclaim, “They make that?!”
In this installment, we review a mirror that lets men (and estrogen-deficient women) shave with accuracy in the shower, and a low-tech solution to keeping your wine chilled.
The Shave Well Company’s Fog Free Shower Mirror – $9.99
The Shave Well Company recently commissioned an independent consumer survey on male shaving habits. 50% of respondents indicated that they shave in the shower. Dermatologists recommend it because of the benefit to one’s skin. And, let’s face it, it’s a lot easier to clean up by looking up to the shower head rather than doing it over the sink. I must confess, my recent transition to shower shaving was more out of laziness than the dermatological benefits. The only thing I dislike more than shaving is facial hair itself. However, shaving blind is not an easy feat, and most “Fog-free mirrors” are neither fog free, nor practical.
At only six-inches tall, Shave Well’s mirror is held up by an adhesive hook, not by ill-fated suction cups. As well, the mirror can be removed from the hook for cleaning with no issues whatsoever. More importantly, the reflection in my Shave Well Fog Free Mirror in the shower is clearer than any mirror I’ve ever used outside of the shower.
The protective coating is a bit difficult to get off of the mirror, but once the “set-up” is complete, all one has to do is run the mirror under water, hang it up on the hook, and shave away. For the low price of $10 and the drastic reduction in the hassle of shaving that this mirror offers, it’s highly recommended.
Purchase your Fog Free Shower Mirror from the Shave Well Company here.
The Corkcicle – $24.95
Anyone who appreciates wine will know of the hassles that come with serving it–particularly white wines. Beyond needing to chill them in advance, they need to be chilled during consumption so that each glass is as good as the last one. The general options are put it back in the fridge and continue to float between the dining room and the kitchen when you need a top-up, or bring out the expensive, clunky wine bucket, empty all of your ice trays into it, and repeatedly wipe off the condensation from the bottle/bucket/table.
But, as anyone who’s ever starred in an infomercial would say, “There’s got to be a better way!” And there is. The Corkcicle revolutionizes wine consumption by chilling the bottle from the inside. Phallic imagery aside, the Corkcicle has a sleek, simple design with a standard cork at the top and a faux icicle filled with a cold-retaining gel. All one has to do is store the Corkcicle until a new wine bottle is cracked open, place it inside the bottle, and it will keep it cold for close to an hour.
When a white wine is too warm, it takes on a harsh taste. When it’s too cold, it loses its delicate flavors. The Corkcicle makes entertaining much less hasslesome, and, more importantly, makes wine much more enjoyable. It is less expansive than an ice bucket, and so much more useful.
Check out the specs on the Corkcicle or order one at the company’s website.