Most people are still using blades and razors to get rid of their body hair. This technique was invented 1000 year back. The modern and latest electric shavers are based on the same principle. They include sharp blades that rotate at a very high-speed. When your hair comes in the contact with the blade, it will be immediately trimmed.
Shavers from Gillette, Philips that use electricity are priced at Rs 2000 and 3000 in India (below 50 USD) and you can easily get a razor and a blade from the local markets for a dollar (around 60 Rs).
Shaving will soon become innovative and high-tech experience as a startup company named Skarp has developed a razor that comes integrated with a laser.
Many of you might think that laser causes cancer and tumors in the body. But you may not know that there are several types of lasers available in the markets. Skarp uses low-intensity light that will not cause any damage to your body.
According to the team behind this startup, use of Skarp will result in a very close shave. This device will not induce any cuts nor will make your skin allergic or prone to infections.
As Skarp is based on laser technology, you don’t need a shaving cream nor you have to use water. As the razor is not affected by liquid, you can use it in your bathroom. This device is eco-friendly and it will save a lot of water (if the product is successful and used by a 1000s of people).
Skarp razor is based on intense pulse light technology. To make sure that the product is safe to use, Skarp founders have adjusted the light’s wavelength to suit the human skin.
The laser in this shaver is powered by an AAA size battery. It will last for around 50K hours. People normally shave for 10 to 15 minutes. Thus, Skarp will last for a very long time. The founders might include a rechargeable battery in this device.
The razor has been built with the aluminum metal. Thus, it will not rust.
When it comes to price and availability, Skarp laser razor will be sold from March 2016 onwards for a price around 140 dollars. As of now, the founders are using Kickstarter platform to support the development of this project.