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Born out of the Bright Light Ventures innovation incubator, Zafirro has spent more than four years trying to make the sharpest razor blade on the planet. Zafirro uses a sapphire blade that is about 80 atoms at the tip. For reference, that’s more than ten times sharper than a surgeon’s scalpel and 5,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It’s safe to say that you’re going to get a closer shave with this two blade design than you will any of the 5+ blade designs on the market today. Each blade lasts from six to twelve months, so you’ll also be contributing to the reduction of the 2billion+ razor blades that the EPA says go into landfills each year. The handle has a sleek, timeless design, and it will likely be made of surgical stainless, titanium or tungsten.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.