Hard to believe, I know, but sometimes technology is handy for something other than entertaining or informing. Sometimes, technology can turn chores into fun – or, if smartly designed, make them at least a little less laborious. Here are some truly smart labor-saving handy home appliances and gadgets.
Like a two-headed eraser, this tapered men's hair tool ($99, July) is built with a 12-step beard and grooming trimmer at one end and a triple-foil shaver at the other end. The whole waterproof affair (shave and shower simultaneously) runs for 50 minutes on a rechargeable battery, and features a travel lock so it doesn't accidentally switch on and start trimming your luggage. There's also a version ($79) sans travel lock.