What is Skull Shaver and Horizontal Shavers?
It was almost 85 years ago Col. Jacob Schick invented and patented the first electric shaver. Skull Shaver makes a dramatic yet simple change in the design of electric shavers which is more compatible with human anatomy. Our patented design allows firmer grip and gliding mode for easy access to hard to reach areas of head and body. Please see the pictures and videos.
Are you offering these shavers for the first time?
We have done one previous trial production run of Skull Shaver. The Original Skull Shaver was very well received by the consumers and we were overwhelmed by the positive reviews given by the independent newspaper articles, radio shows and other media, as well as by real consumers on websites like Amazon. Original Skull Shaver offers an excellent value. To make it even more powerful we have added more guts and features to the shaver. And we are generously rewarding our loyal customers by not only having over 50% discount on the new models pre-orders here at Indiegogo but also giving them away two very useful accessories worth up to $50 with pre-order. See Details. We are in pursuit of making these shavers an excellent new choice of highly knowledgeable consumers.
Why is the much superior new model offered here is less expensive than the original model?
One of the main attraction of original Skull Shaver is its beautiful and practical patented design which is very effective to maintain and sport bald look and for woman to cover large areas fast with dry shave.Our highly acclaimed design stays the same. Anyone who wants to enjoy Skull Shaver can get it from our website or Amazon. You get instant gratification. Any one who has Skull Shaver will also get two additional accessories free with their pre-order at Indiegogo. See Details . However, we have added some real additional useful features in new models i.e more powerful battery and motor, waterproof body, cordless and corded operation, choice of differently contoured three rotor shaver head. He will love it and she will love it. It balances out whether you want limited availability Skull Shaver now and get new model and added free accessories in December 2013 or get the new powerful model at a huge discount in December 2013.
We are in pursuit of the perfect electric shaver!
How Skull Shaver and Horizontal Shavers were Born
My name is John Lyles, the inventor of Skull Shaver. The idea of designing this unique shaver came to me while traveling in Europe on business. I lived out of a suitcase for months, in and out of hotels daily. I had to get up extra early everyday just to keep my head shaved and this was becoming a real issue for me. So when I returned to the US, I began to design the perfect shaver for head grooming. That's when I started to wonder if there was a product available that would solve my problem. It seemed like such an obvious, everyday problem that I assumed someone else had already invented something to solve it. I looked for it in department stores, drug stores and online. Surprisingly, I found nothing. You could get shavers that state they are designed for head grooming but nothing like I had envisioned. I wanted something that was electric, allows dry shaving, can access the back of my head with ease, no mess and that would also save me hundreds of dollars on disposable razors and no more lather.
What if the funding goals are not met? Would you be producing these models?
Yes we will. Our financing cost will be a little higher. (see Updates)
I started drawing sketches of Skull Shaver. I bought molding clay at A.C. Moore to begin making simple molds of the imagined product. I was pretty satisfied with the result. I began discussing the project with some close friends. I realized that I will need more resources and skills to get the project moving. At this point my friend and business associate Neel Kulshreshtha came on board. That was almost three years ago.
Since then we went through several hurdles - prototyping in Kansas, patent work in the USA and overseas. We had to do a lot more design work in the USA for tooling and manufacturing, etc. We looked at our competition which has almost all the manufacturing done overseas and we simply could not be able to compete with them with the high manufacturing cost in the USA. We began searching for an appropriate manufacturer overseas. It had to be a quality manufacturer and the one who treats its employees with dignity and provides with fair wages and amenities.
Shavers come with 3 or 4 or 5 Rotary Cutters Heads
This unique patented ergonomic design is the first of its kind as you can feel your skin as you shave. It makes it easy to shave hard to reach areas in the back of your head without looking in a mirror. The shaver head contours to every curve of your head, body and face as you shave. It will also eliminate cuts, nicks, bumps and irritation. Best of all - it can be used anywhere, anytime without the mess. It provides a fast and clean dry shave. Women also find it very convenient for anywhere, anytime shave!
Among family and friends, some women tried Skull Shaver on their legs. Most of them reacted very positively. Because of its large head, it shaves a much larger area faster. It also allows a dry shave. So, we realized that there is also a need for a woman's shaver with all these features.
Feel As You Shave™
We did our first trial production run of Skull Shaver with very limited resources on hand. The feedbacks have been overwhelmingly positive on design, concept and convenience. We have been featured and noticed by major newspapers and other media. Following are a few:
Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, we are aware that a lot more has to be done to bring out the best electric shavers. We need a strong and consistent performance of the motor, battery, and packing. We were required to learn a few more lessons in the real world school.
We went out again with more stringent manufacturing requirements to bring out the best possible electric shaver with our designs. We interviewed several potential manufacturers with our stringent manufacturing criteria as well the manufacturer’s history of its treatment of employees. We realized that we will be able to accomplish that, but it will not be cheap.
Our limited experience shows that there is a real demand for our shavers. Your pledges will allow us to do a full run of both the Bald Eagle shaver series for men and the Butterfly shaver series for women.
This shaver will transform the way men and women shave their heads, faces and bodies.
Home of the Horizontal Shaver ™
We've listened to all the reviews, issues and concerns to make the necessary changes and upgrades. We have incorporated all the improvements in the following brand new three models:
Actual models may slightly vary from the prototype pictures.
Bald Eagle Shavers™ for Men. It comes in both Pro and Smart Series.
Bald Eagle Pro (prototype)
Butterfly Shavers™ for Women. Pink picture. Pro and Smart Series
Butterfly Pro (prototype)
Butterfly Shavers™ II for Women have added grooves on the sides. See blue shaver picture.
Butterfly Pro II (prototype)
Pro Series Features:
Two hour quick charge for 60 minutes usage
Corded (mains) or cordless operation
5 LED light screen for battery level indicator
Washable IPX 5, wet/dry shaving
100-240V UL certified adaptor
Battery life charge/recharge 500 times
Motor: 10500 RPM
Rubberized body for grip, chromed shaver head
On/ Off smooth switch
Detachable shaver head (optional accessory attachments will also be available)
Smart Series Features (All features of Pro plus the following)
LCD digital light battery level indicator
Compatible with our USB charger attachment (Optional)
Our MSRP for any Pro series model will be $150 and any Smart series model will be $180
A Whole New “Bald Game”
New Normal in Electric Shaver™
Risks and Challenges
Your contributions will help us on top of the 100k in development we've already spent ourselves. We still need to begin production on the injection mold tooling, MOQs and associated advertising expenses. Indiegogo funds will go to offset these costs.
Our faith has grown stronger after we've noticed the overwhelming support for the design, concept and convenience of these shavers.
The risks of orders not being fulfilled on time is very low. No additional development is required for the Skull Shaver. The purchase orders for the production materials are written and ready to be enacted. Until this point, we have purchased trial shavers in small quantities which have significantly increased our cost per unit. Purchasing the production mold will allow us to finish the production order in larger quantities to lower our cost per unit and supply enough shavers to meet the current demand.
We are in pursuit of the perfect electric shaver!