The nail art game is changing forever.
While we always love trying out new intricate designs on our digits, a new device is making it as easy (and as fast) as pushing a button.
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The female-led tech company Preemadonna just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the first generation of the Nailbot, a machine that uses your phone to print pictures, emojis, images and other designs directly onto your nails.
It’s pretty simple to use, too: You download the iPhone or Android app and pair your phone to the printer via bluetooth. Then, choose the images from your camera roll or galleries and, with a press of a button, it’ll print onto your white-polished nails within seconds. Finally, seal with a top coat and you have a perfectly unique manicure.
The Hewlett-Packard ink cartridge that comes with the Nailbot is good for 5,000 manicures, according to creator (and Preemadonna founder) Pree Walia.
And as for the quality? Pretty great, judging from the shots on the Preemadonna Instagram. The manicures “will last a few days — you do need to put a top coat to seal the image. We find that the traditional nail polish underneath will chip first before the prints actually fade,” Walia wrote on the Indiegogo page, adding that the designs can be easily removed with store-bought nail polish removers.
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It’s also safe. “We are also finalizing our formulation and ink sourcing,” she added. “We will be doing significant safety testing on the device before shipping and may seek a voluntary third party certification on the entire system.”
The machine will retail for $199 — and backers who pledge that amount get the first shipment of the nail design printers when they ship in the fall of 2016.