In today's day and age, there are so many devices out there that mean we don't even have to lift a finger to get things done. Whether it's controlling the temperature of your house from your smart thermostat or switching on your robot hoover to get the cleaning done, it's easy just to sit back and let the magic happen. Don't get me wrong, there are of course a few things that still have to be done in person. Going to the nail salon to get a fresh manicure was one of them...or so I thought.
Unveiled at CES 2024 this week, the Nimble Device is the world's first smart home nail salon. Providing exactly what it says on the box, the device uses 2D and 3D scanning technology and advanced AI to learn the exact size, shape, and curve of your nails. It then has a smart robotic arm then precisely applies 2 coats or 4 coats of polish (depending on manicure type) for a rich, high-shine, effortless manicure.
Whilst it's currently only available for preorder, orders are expected to ship on 15th March, so there isn't long to wait if you're as impressed by this as I am.
How does it work?
The Nimble smart nail salon has been in development for six years, having performed thousands of manicures within that time. The brand has tested hundreds of users in our lab prior to launching, and are continuing to bring in dozens of people every week for ongoing testing.
The device itself uses 2D and 3D scanning technology and advanced AI to learn the individual shape and characteristics of the nails it's working with, providing a unique manicure each time. It also features a fine motor robotic arm that picks up and controls the brush of the capsule, operating on five axes to cover a full range of motion. The motion actually mimics that of a human motion so it produces results just as a real manicurist would.
Nimble uses vegan and cruelty-free polish that is air-dried by its internal fan. The gel-like finish provides up to 7 days of high-wattage shine and vibrant colour, and can be easily removed with any nail polish remover. Nimble have said that it's currently not able to offer nail art or pedicures, but that these two things will be a design focus in the future.
Lastly, there's also a built-in Hand Assistant constructed by leading industrial designers. The Hand Assistant offers comfort across multiple hand shapes to maximise stability and reduce movement, making sure you get the best results each time.