Update: Laser Razor Removed from Kickstarter For Not Working

Update: Laser Razor Removed from Kickstarter For Not Working

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Tara Bellucci
Oct 6, 2015
(Image credit: Skarp)

Update: Skarp laser razor has been removed from Kickstarter for failing to meet the crowdfunding platform's strict standards for a working prototype.

"Many have asked us to show a closer shave with the prototype shaver, and we would love to, but can't," the company said in a statement. Skarp said that the problems are caused by the lower quality materials used exclusively for the prototype, which would be resolved when the razor hit mass production.

Over 20,000 backers had funded the project, totaling $4 million.

October 6: Hate nicking yourself while shaving? Well, it's time to move on from our crude tools and start shaving with laser beams. The Skarp laser razor is bladeless and totally from the future.

Skarp, named for the Swedish word for "sharp," uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to precisely cut hair without irritation or burning.

The waterproof razor runs on a AAA battery, and the laser has a lifespan of 50,000 hours.

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