Why This High Tech Razor Got Kicked Off of Kickstarter
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Why This High Tech Razor Got Kicked Off of Kickstarter

Last week we brought you news of a revolutionary beauty product called Skarp razor that was going viral on Kickstarter because it ditched the blades for something a little more high tech: lasers. Two Swedish inventors claimed to have discovered a way to use a specific wavelength of light that made it easy to cut hair without the dreaded knicks and irritations caused by the kind of razors we currently use. But hopefully you haven’t tossed your old razor out just yet because it turns out this miracle product might not actually be able to live up to the hype. Yes, Kickstarter has suspended its campaign.

According to the UK IT blog The Register, Kickstarter claimed that Skarp was “in violation of our rule requiring working prototypes of physical products that are offered as rewards,” adding that “suspensions cannot be undone.” So basically that $4 million raised during its Kickstarter campaign will now have to be funded again and elsewhere. Skarp didn’t waste any time after this bad news though. The brand quickly moved over to IndieGoGo where it has raised over $200K at the time of this writing.

Whether or not this miracle product can deliver remains a mystery, but if you’re willing to donate $189 to their new campaign you can certainly wait and see.

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(Photo via Kickstarter)