These days we’re used to having everything connected to our devices, whether it’s our car, our home security system, or even our fridge. But developers may have finally gone a bit too far.
At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, someone has actually introduced what is being described as “the world’s first-ever smart hairbrush.” That’s right. Luxury hair care brand Kérastase, tech firm Withings and L’Oréal’s Research and Innovation Technology Incubator have developed a hairbrush that connects to Wi-Fi.
So, why would anyone need their hairbrush to be connected to Wi-Fi? Well, we’re not sure they do, but the brush does offer some interesting extras not found in your standard brush. For example, the brush features a microphone that “listens to the sound of hair brushing” and spits back information regarding “manageability, frizziness, dryness, split ends and breakage.” It will also gauge the force used while brushing, and features sensors that can identify dry or wet hair.
All that information will be connected to an app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, which results in a person getting a “hair quality score” and lets them know if they are doing a good job brushing their hair. You know, if you need that sort of thing?
If this all sounds interesting to you, you may want to start saving your pennies, because this new technology doesn’t come cheap. The brush is expected on the market mid year at a cost of $200.
Source: USA Today