Is the Skarp laser razor a scam?
It was suspended on Kickstarter after raising $4 million, for failing to have a working prototype.
I checked it out in person.
See for yourself, in our video of the laser razor in action.
So I've rolled up my sleeve and I've got a razor ready here.
Here goes some hairs, okay?
So I'm pulling a few hairs away, not doing a clean shave with this prototype with the initial fiber.
They say they need a rigidly mounted optical fiber to get through everything.
The laser cuts here.
I'm gonna get a little bit closer and try not to hit my skin.
They say that if it gets too close, even a little bump in the skin can break it.
It's that rigid.
Can't cut through this many at once right now, not with this fiber, but I see them burning individually.
Here and there.
And you can see the ones that are landing on top of the razor as they get cut.
A few and a few there.
Final fiber that they're hoping to work with, they say they can cut as many As ten at a time.
Conservative estimate is five but we've heard ten is what they're shooting for.
And broke the fiber.
So can lasers cut hair?
But you're not gonna be shaving with them quite yet.
Laser yes Razor not so much.
The real question is whether scarp can make the laser razor a reality.
Double deliver clean shave quite yet but it definitely felt like a working prototype for me.
For more, check out my full report at CNET.
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