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Razor Powered By A Laser

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Posted September 29, 2015

Skarp is a razor powered by a small laser which cuts through hair for an  incredibly close shave. Benefits of such shaving includes:

  • No scratches
  • No razor burn
  • No infection
  • No itch
  • No accidental cutting
  • No irritation
  • Effortless smooth stroke
  • No painful waxing or messy depilatory creams
  • Incredibly close & smooth shave
  • No expensive cartridges replacements
  • Little to no water usage
  • Environmentally friendly

Prototypes are created from 6061 aluminum:

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Wavelengths of light had already been discovered that could cut through dark hair, but finding a way to cut light hair was proving incredibly difficult. After years of research it was discovered a chromophore in the hair that would be cut when hit with a particular light wavelength. Chromophores are particles that absorb certain wavelengths of light. This chromophore is shared by every human, regardless of age, gender or race.

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The project campaign is on the Kickstarter, backers can get one with a pledge of $159. Shipping is estimated to start in Mar 2016.

 

 

Source: Kickstarter

 

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