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    ShaveTech USB Shaver

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    Lolo Jones

Provisions: USB Shaver

Published: Sunday, Jul. 29, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 3H

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• ShaveTech USB Shaver

$39.99, www.shavetech.com

Would you buy an electric shaver that looks like a smartphone and charges by connecting to any USB port? Its sleek shape and ability to charge along with your laptop would seem to be ideal for travelers, especially if you're going overseas where electrical outlets can be troublesome. But, boy, would you look silly if you tried to make a call with it.

GEAR

• Swiss Barefoot Co. Barefoot Socks

$67 (55 euros), www.barfuss-schnitt-schutz.de/en/MAEL-PROTECTION-SOCK.html

Barefoot socks? Really? Is this some prank those wiseacres at the Onion are pulling? No, it's real. This Swiss company, apparently jumping on the barefoot running shoe craze, is trying to convince people that wearing socks is going barefoot. These are toe socks made of kevlar, cotton and Spandex with polyester nubbed soles, said to protect the foot from sharp objects but still give wearers the feeling of going barefoot.

THE LIST

• 9 Friendliest Surf Spots in America

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/07/the-list-the-9-friendliest-surf-spots-in-america

Dude, California, like, totally dominates the list. San Onofre Beach in San Clemente and Cowell's Beach in Santa Cruz garner two of the top three spots, and La Jolla Shores, Ocean Beach (San Francisco) and Morro Bay get nods as well.

THE QUIRKY TRAVELER

• Yellow Submarine Hotel, Liverpool, England

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2172505/Yellow-Submarine-themed-floating-hotel-opens-Liverpool-delight-Beatles-fans.html

Sure, it sounds cheesy, but (sorry, Ringo) so did that Beatles song. True Beatles fans will think nothing of forking over $232 a night ($450-$550 on weekends) to stay in a submarine at Albert Dock made to look like the vessel on the Fab Four's album cover. Hotelier Alfie Bubbles (his real name) has painted all the rooms with psychedelic prints.

THE TWEET

From Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones (@lolojones): "you guys are counting down for the start of the olympic games and i'm counting down till the end of them when i can eat ice cream & candy."

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