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Wake Up Sleepy Head: Performance Pillows and Bedding

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An Urban Gent Needs Good Sleep… he's got deals to close, partnerships to secure, a community to make better, a (future) wife and kids to take care of.

We're randomly sent products all the time, some we feature, some we can't (if we don't actually like it), and some take time to decide if it's a good fit or not. Well, about a year ago we were sent pillows and bedding from a company called Bedgear Performance. And I can't even front… they're my favorite pillows. I'm not a pillow connoisseur by any means, but if you're on the market for new bedding, a new pillow, whether it's because you're moving, headed back to school, or just want something more comfortable– I'd easily recommend giving Bedgear a try. Plus, as a bonus, their products are made in the USA (not sure if all are, but some for sure)

My 3 favorites:

Fusion PERFORMANCE Backrest pillow TheUrbanGent

I think everyone should own atleast one backrest type pillow


1. BACKREST PILLOW $39.99. I have wooden platform bed, made by a local carpenter, in one of my rooms. It's an awesome bed, great aesthetics and room flow, but it doesn't have a backboard. This pillow is a godsend for this type bed, it's especially perfect for doing work in bed. Get it, here.

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FOREO LUNA for MEN: Review

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THE UPGRADE:
There’s been a point for most of us, when we’ve decided to switch from our classic Colgate double-bristle toothbrush to a Phillips Soniccare. In the same way, it may be time for some of us to go from our classic cotton washcloths to a FOREO LUNA. 

The FOREO LUNA for MEN is a 1-minute cleanser that removes dead skin cells and unclog pores. It also preps the skin in a way that makes shaving a little more comfortable, while also prevent razor burn. As a bonus the pulsations of the LUNA leaves the skin looking young and fresh – so it’s also anti-aging. 

 
 
THE REVIEW:
I like the actual unit itself, it’s sleek and black, easy to use, portable, and the silicone bristles are very soft. I’ve decided to keep mine in the shower for easy access. (I have one of those tension rod, ceiling to corner tub caddies, so most of my products are at eye level).
 
 

THE PROCESS:
As shown in the photos above you simply lather up your chosen face wash then turn on your LUNA and get to work. I did as such and I’ll admit– the vibrations are actually sorta of therapeutic – it essentially gave me a face massage. I then rinsed off the face wash, and my face felt baby smooth. Hmm… I can get used to this.

It’s too early for an in-depth review, but in the few days I’ve had it I really like it.  It feels nice taking my skincare routine up a notch. Try it and let us know what you think. Or if you currently use it, feel free to give your opinion on FOREO LUNA for MEN below. 
 
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Best Headphones List: On the Ear, Over the Ear, and Earbuds.

 

It's been a minute since our last headphone / earbud / earphone list. I think we laid down the last Top Ten Heaphones in… 2009?! darn time flies! Anywho, it's a new day, there's way more companies vying for that "best" title. We won't just straight up number them, but there are few really good ones out there that we have to highlight. Check out the summaries and product reviews of headphones below:

Soul by Ludacris SL100, $179.99

Soul by Ludacris. I can't lie, I had little expectations for the Souls… I figured Beats were the best because they seemed to be everywhere- on celebrities, in videos, movies, etc. Well, I was very pleasantly proven wrong… Souls are the best headphones on the market right now (atleast in the "Beats vs Souls" battle anyway), and anyone that tells you otherwise is just caught up in the hype.

I've been an "over the ear" headphone person for a long time now. I haven't used an "on the ear" headphone/earphone set since I was in 7th grade listening to my bright yellow sony sports cd player on the school bus. So when I got the on-the-ear Souls (SL100), I was ready to send them back… I knew I wasn't going to like them. But then I nonchalantly put them on while listening to my ipod on shuffle, and I was blown away. So freaking clear, ridiculously clear. I could hear every instrument used to create the beats and melodies… and the sound was perfect. Several comfortable hours later, I could straight up say I experienced music in a new way. That's some cliche' ass sh*t to say, lol, but it's true.  Beats by Dre give you bass, but if you want to hear your music, like feel as if you're apart of the track you're listening too, then Soul by Ludacris is the only way to go. The name is so appropriate. Get a pair of Souls, here.

 

Urbanears Plattan, $59.99

Urbanears. I've been admiring Urbanears for years now. The simple monochramtic, modern yet vintage style speaks to me. These probably have to be some of the most stylish headphones on the mass market, if not the most stylish. They're just so classic, I can't see these not being hot.

I don't know if people usually own more than one pair of headphones, but the Urbanears Plattan would make as the perfect "second" pair if you have an expensive first pair. I could imagine leaving these at the office or around the house, or they could even be reserved just for travel if you don't want to risk loosing your $300 pair. You can buy a pair, here.

NuForce-NE700X. Battle of the Buds is what I like to call it, lol. Earbuds come with pretty much all electronics these days, namely phones and mp3 players. So we all know how uncomfortable they can be. Most pairs are sufficient and can do their job, but I've been searching for a pair that are notches above the rest in comfort and sound. I haven't tried them all, but NuForce makes a nice pair. Check them out, here.

 

V-Moda Vibrato. We've always been fans of V-Moda, especially since they decided early on in the process to not only make their headphones forward thinking in technology, but also in design and style. So with all that good stuff said, the V-moda Vibratos are just as sleek and stylish as the crossfades. Get a pair, here.

 

Custom pair of Fanny Wang 3000, $349.95

Fanny Wang. Funny name, but these are in line to compete with Souls, Beats, and the other heavy hitters. The Fanny Wang 3000s are their top of the line pair, featuring a switch to go from regular mode, to ANC (Active Noise Canceling), to Bass Boost (which gives you bass that is stronger than Beats by Dre, depending on who you talk to). Besides the awesome ability to change how you hear the music, another main difference, or bonus rather, with Fanny Wangs is the customizability of them. They have a solid collection of colors that you can use to customize just about every part of your headphone– inside/outside band, ear muffs, center disc, sound chamber, even the cord.  You can order your first custom pair, here.

I'm not a hardcore audiophile (a person with a strong interest in high-quality sound (usually music) reproduction), but I do love to hear my music the best way possible. These five (2 on the ear, 1 over the ear, and 2 earbuds) definitely are some of the best on the market. Feel free to comment on your favorite headphone/earbuds below.

Holiday Giveaway #9: Pantech Laser AT&T

You know how we love to have the "fun giveaways" on Fridays… So today, we have cellphones. I know you're probably like, "where does this stop… you guys have EVERYTHING, this is amaaaazing!"  Lol, well,  thank you, you're amazing too, and it does not stop for now. And today, yes, we're actually giving away phones courtesy of Pantech and AT&T.

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Urban Gent Review: The Pantech Laser is one of AT&T's newest additions to their lineup — and a quite nice one I may add. The Pantech Laser is indeed touch screen, has the thinnest sliding keyboard on the market (less than 1 inch), and has a display that it quite simply gorgeous —  the screen is crystal clear, so everything looks great and is easy to read. The phone's interface is swift and offers alot of customizations/personalization options (I like the classic animated clock). And of course the new Pantech Laser has a music player, camera, video camera, and  turn by turn GPS. If you're on the market for a new phone, this just might be the one for you. Watch a demo here and read more details about the key features below:

  • Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSDPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability).
  • GPS navigation capabilities via optional AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options.
  • Quick Access to social networking sites including AT&T Social Net, Facebook and more
  • 3.1-inch touchscreen AMOLED display (480 x 800 pixels, 262K color depth)
  • Customizable Menu screens and widgets with three screen menu tabs for contacts, messaging, and favorites.
  • Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • 3-megapixel camera/camcorder with up to 8x digital zoom
  • Multi-format music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+ formats
  • Bluetooth connectivity includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile–enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 150 MB internal memory storage
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video, Mobile E-Mail, and IM instant messaging (via popular services including AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk)
  • Web browser
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, and more
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.

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Originally $399.99, but now down to $149.99 or $99.99 (w/ contract).

You can purchase the Pantech Laser here, for $99.99 (w/ contract).

We'll be giving away two today (and one next week). Matter of fact, this is probably a good time to tell you that next week we're going to have a mega huge Urban Gentleman Holiday Giveaway, where there will be one grand prize winner that will receive a combination of just about all the other giveaways. We'll go into more details later, but go ahead and tell everyone you know so y'all can prepare to go ham on our Facebook, Twitter, and blog next week.

2 readers will be chosen today. To win you must comment on this post, comment on our Facebook, and/or re-tweet on Twitter. Link to us on your Facebook/Twitter pages, tell all your friends and associates, and tweet/facebook like crazy… These are $400 phones, that you can have for the freeskie, so  ready-set-getterdone!

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