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Sanko announces the iPhone pocket shaver

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 7 replies
Aug 30, 2017
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  1. iPhone accessories that utilize the Lightning connector are a dime a dozen but this one may be the most... interesting (or useless) of them all.

    Japanese precision parts manufacturer Sanko Co. Ltd. has just released a pocket shaver for the iPhone. The device has a single shaving head of the type you would find on a normal electric razor. The gizmo has a Lightning port adapter attached directly to the razor cylinder and uses your iPhone's battery to power the blade.

    The pocket shaver is only available in Japan and sells for 980 yen (about $9).

    Just what everyone on the go needs, an electric razor that both fits in your pocket and drains your iPhone battery before you can even finish shaving.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 679   +495

    And after shaving, you simply spend the next 10 minutes cleaning your stubble off the screen of your phone. Handy!
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,198   +1,625

    Here are my favorite highlights from the article link (translated by Google):

    "Pocket shaving which can be used immediately just by connecting to Lightning terminal."

    "By the way, the ON / OFF switch is not installed. When connecting to the Lightning terminal, it starts moving suddenly."

    "By the way, no waterproof function is installed."
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    I think it's a very good use for an iPhone. That's all I'd use an iPhone for if someone GAVE me one because I sure wouldn't pay for it.
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,999   +3,483

    Yep, Google still can't translate Japanese to english worth a dam.

    I wouldn't mind being able to do touch ups anywhere.
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,198   +1,625

    just for giggles, why don't you touch up the stuff I quoted?
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,036

    If buying an iPhone burnt a hole in your pocket, here's a good news - for an extra $9 you can shave your pubes on the go through that pocket hole.

    I should write commercials for Apple.
    learninmypc, Cal Jeffrey and cartera like this.
  8. Underdog

    Underdog TS Addict Posts: 105   +58

    And just how long do they think that Lightning socket is going to last due to the stresses put on it by pushing a shaver around your face?
    They clearly haven't thought this one through.

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