The Skarp Laser Razor is Cutting Edge



/ 3 years ago

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In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it’s incredibly easy to rush during a morning shave and cut oneself. The traditional razor is functional but the design remains relatively unaltered. Despite this, the engineering team at Skarp have constructed a revolutionary razor which cuts hair without any blades. The high-tech design uses a laser to carefully remove hairs from your skin in a more precise manner. Additionally, the laser has a lifespan in excess of 50,00 hours and powered by a single AAA battery which lasts around a month.

The Skarp Laser Razor is environmentally friendly and significantly reduces the build up of plastic from disposable razors. However, the product doesn’t come cheap and currently costs $159.99 to early backers. I dread to think what the retail price would be but there is some value when you consider the cost of replacement blades. I’m quite fond of the sleek, aluminum design but feel the price is way too much to become a mainstream success story.

There is certainly scope to use this technology in the future, but I’m not convinced consumers will feel comfortable using lasers on their skin.

What do you think of the Skarp Laser Razor?

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8 Responses to “The Skarp Laser Razor is Cutting Edge”
  1. Alex Jr says:

    What happens after 50 hours ? Does is stop shaving or self-destruct?

  2. Paul Baker says:

    Turn the blade a bit further and get a a free tan whilst shaving…

  3. Tim Sutton says:

    $159 isn’t much at all, my Phillips rotary shaver was £200+ ($300-ish)

    The bigger problem is that I don’t really believe this product works. Firstly they don’t show it working in the pitch, and secondly every single person in the video has a sodding BEARD.

    The power output is obviously incredibly low, they claim it doesn’t produce a smell of burning hair, they claim it works on white and grey hair, they claim that using a laser around your eyes while also looking in a mirror poses no safety risk.

    I’d love this to be real, and I’m happy to admit I’m a scientific moron. But I’ll still let other people fund this and then buy one at retail if it works 🙂

    • Alex Jr says:

      We’re talking about a single razor. Some shavers do cost a lot but you get them with all kinds of extra stuff. Here we’re talking about a single razor that will probably make shaving even slower because it needs time to burn hair. Shaving with a razor blade take me very little time but with this product I bet it will be three times slower. Even shaving with a straight razor doesn’t take that long.

      • Tim Sutton says:

        No, sorry.

        £100 really is not a lot to spend on a product that’s rated to last a lifetime. If you think that is a lot then you’re not the target market for this.

        You can very easily spend more than that on a handle for a regular safety razor.

        As I say, I’m not buying in as I don’t quite see that the promises made can be entirely accurate, but the pricing is more than fair… IF it does what they say it can do.

        • Alex Jr says:

          50 hours of shaving is actually quite a lot if you’re able to turn it on and off. That’s around 200 shavings depending on how long it takes to shave a beard.

          • Tim Sutton says:

            No, you’ve mis-read. The laser is rated for 50,000 hours, not 50 hours.

            If my maths is right that’s 1,643 years worth of shaves, using it for 5 minutes a day.

          • Alex Jr says:

            Additionally, the laser has a lifespan in excess of 50,00 hours and powered by a single AAA battery which lasts around a month.

            Is what it says 🙂 probably a typo

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