Avantek CR-1 Callus Remover review
Today I am reviewing the Avantek CR-1 Callus Remover.
Product Features:(Taken From Amazon product Listing)
- A stylish and innovative device specially designed to gently and effectively buff away dry, rough, and callused skin on the feet and heels in seconds
- Unique grinding roller with micro mineral particles spins 360 degrees at 40 times a second – safer and more effective than metal scrapers with blades; includes an extra coarse (blue) replacement roller for alternative use
- Water resistant and can be completely immersed in water to remove calluses while you are soaking your feet; cleaning brush included; portable and convenient for travel
- Easy installation and operation – slide down unlock switch to replace rollers, push up the On/Off switch and it is ready to use
- Delivers a quiet sound (36 dB) when operating; non-slip design ensures a firm grip; powered by 2 x AA (1.5 V) batteries (not included)
Like other callus removers, the CR-1 has a design reminiscent to that of an electric razor. It’s handheld and has a handle that you simply wrap your hand around to hold. The tip that holds the file end is slanted making it easier to get all the flat surfaces of your feet and the areas such as the ankle bone. The unit is coloured in silver and black and is made mostly of plastic. At the bottom is a twist on and off base that covers the battery housing. The CR-1 uses two AA batteries, which do not come included with the unit.
The file head is changeable on this callus remover as it is on others. You actually get two heads, a normal one and an extra coarse one for those rougher patches. The head is changeable by simply sliding a small switch on the right-hand side of the device down. Once this is done the head will pop out and leave you a space to put the replacement head in. To lock the replacement head into place simply put it in the slot and push the button above the switch on the right-hand side. When the CR-1 isn’t in use simply place the plastic cover over the head department of the device.
Something I really love about the CR-1 design is that it is waterproof to the extent you can actually use it while bathing your feet in water and if you can do that, then you can also obviously wash it with water. One thing, however, that is a disappointment is that this product doesn’t have an IPX rating to back-up this waterproof claim. An IPX rating would be so much better as it shows the company have actually had the product tested under certain scenarios and gives the user and even the company an idea of what sort of thrashing the product can take from water without malfunctioning. Despite this, I still decided to test it under water on my feet and luckily it still works. Again, though, having an IPX rating, would definitely be a better option as it makes the user more confident about the products waterproof capabilities.
I have used this callus remover a few times to remove the dry dead skin on the heels of my feet and each time it has left my feet feeling nice and smooth. It’s so easy to use and literally took less than a minute to smooth out each of my feet. In the product features it is described as quiet, however, this isn’t as quiet as they claim. It’s not mega loud, but it’s still loud enough to attract attention when in use.
Cleaning the CR-1 is quite easy, simply run it under a warm tap and use the provided brush to brush and bits of dead skin away.
A fantastic callus remover that looks good and even boasts of being waterproof. I do wish however that an IPX rating was present to back up the waterproof claims.
Please note: I received this at a discounted price in return for my honest and unbiased review.
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