According to the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory, everything is better with Bluetooth. We would disagree, because the only thing that really makes everything better is lasers. The crew behind the Skarp laser knife upon Kick starter They seem to agree, because they have created a crowdfunding project that could make shaving a very high-tech affair.
The idea seems straight out of science fiction, but the reasons for this project are actually based on reality. The Skarp team wanted to address environmental pollution and water waste that is typical with most normal shaving solutions – razor blades cannot be recycled and end up in landfills. The Skarp promises a shave that is as close as using a real razor, but without wasting blades or water going down the drain while shaving. At the same time, it’s safe to use in the water, so you can shave in the shower if that’s what you’re used to.
The idea is based on the technology used in laser hair removal treatments. It uses something called intense pulsed light that can cut your hair, but is low enough not to damage your skin; It’s even safe to look directly into the laser, according to Skarp’s team, although we’d probably avoid it, just in case. .
The laser has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, which is a lot of shaving, and is powered by a single AAA battery, which should last for about a month of daily use, Skarp says. You can see the full explanation in the video below:
The Kickstarter project, which is accepting funding until October 19, exceeded its funding target of $ 160,000 (just over Rs 1 million). If you back the project, you can get a Skarp for $ 139 (a little over Rs. 9,000), which is a lot for a razor, but eliminate the cost of all the blades you would buy, and that actually seems to work. overtime. Estimated delivery is March 2016.
About the Kickstarter of the week
In this weekly column, we take a look at crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, trying to find the coolest new projects in the crowdfunding world. Not everything we find here will be next Oculus Rift or Pebble smart watchAnd of course with any crowdfunding project there is a risk that will not actually send, even after being funded.
Still, if you can afford to save a little money, some of these projects can be really cool and worth supporting.
For example, there is the GlowGene, a DNA alteration kit that any mad scientist would be proud of; the Sensel Morph can give Force Touch stand for your old iPad; and the Impact wrap turn your punching bag into a connected device.
To see more of the world of crowdfunding, check out our previous Kickstarter of the week stories.