Philips SensoTouch 3D Gold Edition

Award Winning SensoTouch 3D Shaver

Has your shaver the best electric shaver and won an award? The Royal Phillips Electronics company won an award for their Philips Senso-Touch 3D shaver in the Australian International Design Awards. While these awards took place a few years back, the Phlips SensoTouch line continues to be a a great performer on the market. Only two other contenders were up for an award that year: the Fidelio Docking Speaker, and the FreeStreet street lighting system. Philips had already won iF awards for these products earlier, proving that Philips is one of the leading technological manufacturers today.

Philips SensoTouch 3D Gold Edition
Philips SensoTouch 3D Gold Edition

I’d waded through the reviews to find the best cordless shaver on Amazon. There are hundreds of choices for a man needing the best electric shaver that’s not going to cost him hundreds. I finally settled on this exact award winning shaver, and it’s been going strong after nearly four years.

Philips can attribute some of its success to its seventy years in the electric shaver market business. Philips believes in focusing on the end user first, rather than creating a new shaver and attempting to make the human adapt. Through various market and consumer studies they’ve determined the best attributes that the buyer is searching for in a new shaver.

Ian Ellison, the Creative Director at Philips Design says the main focus is helping “users look their best and feeling comfortable while shaving”.

I couldn’t agree more, as I had bought this shaver based on reviews alone, and when I got it out of the box, it certainly lived up to my expectations. It’s a pretty good shaver, and I can confidently recommend it to any man wanting to buy the best electric shaver. As ShaverGuru reported, the SensoTouch 3D shaver is available today in different product models. Most have similar features. They can be used with water in the sink or shower, or used dry. The inner components are waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about getting your shaver completely wet. The body of the shaver is ergonomically correct, so you can hold it easily, without worrying about it slipping out of your hand.

There are no buttons on this shaver as it relies on motion sensor technology. Its motion sensor controls can detect when you pick up the shaver. An LED light display is incorporated into the surface of the shaver, making it look more attractive, and not causing indentations in your fingers when you grip it. The light display will come on, so you can choose the on or off function. The lighted panel will also allow you to choose other functions when touched.

The AIDA awards have happened yearly for the past 50 years, and continue their legacy of promoting the most innovative and well-designed products on the market today. It’ll be exciting to see the new contenders on the market for the 2015 awards.

I’ve been enjoying my award-winning Senso-Touch 3D, and am considering upgrading to the latest Senso-Touch 3D model for 2015.

CMYK

What is that crazy CMYK thing you keep mentioning?

This is a question I’m asked at least once a week: what is CMYK?

CMYK

The difference between CMYK and RGB is an issue that designers are very familiar with.  When displayed on a monitor, graphics use a 3-channel system to display a color made up of Red, Green, and Blue.  However, when we send documents to print, a printer uses a 4-channel system called CMYK, which stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.  Some systems even use six colors, CcMmYK, which add a lower-case ‘c’ and ‘m’ which stand for Light Cyan and Light Magenta, respectively.  There’s even an option to add a secondary black for some printers, known as pK (or Photo Black) or pantone inks (specific, standardized one-color inks).

So why the difference?  RGB is an additive color system, so in order to create a color (yellow, for example) your monitor activates green and red pixels.  You’ve no doubt seen this system at work before if you’ve ever been to a high school theater.  The spotlights above a stage have color filters over them, and to cast a yellow light on a stage the red and green lights would all be lit (or to create white light, all the lights are lit).

However, CMYK is a subtractive color system.  When light strikes a piece of paper, that paper absorbs light of certain wavelengths and what you see is the light that isn’t absorbed.  Thus, when you see yellow on a page, that page is absorbing (subtracting) all the light except that yellow.  While the Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow can be combined to make a semi-accurate black, the fourth channel of Black (k, or true black) is used for a more-accurate levels of deep dark colors.

Working between the two color systems is a necessary skill for graphic artists, who these days work digitally but still often print materials for use.  Understanding the effects of the two different color systems can have on your work is a huge part of doing accurate work.  Generally, you can send a document to print in an RGB color format (every home printer is designed to accept it), but it typically ends up darker than it appears on the screen.  This makes accurately designing graphics packages for companies difficult when they’re looking for both digital and print designs for branding unless your graphic designer understands how to correctly adjust color profiles for use in both web and print.

Thanks for reading!