It's been a while, but it be fair the majority of products I try are, at the very worst, mediocre. Or just inappropriate for my skin/hair type. Rarely do I find a product that is completely, utterly useless. Enter the Models Prefer Handheld Pedicure.
The tragedy here is that Models Prefer are such a great brand. All I can assume is that there's some other body who are responsible for the electronics, hairdryers and straighteners and all that jazz. I hope so. I'd hate to think I'm piling on the same people who brought me the sheer joy of those brushes and eyeshadows.
This hand held, admittedly cute little thing comes with three discs, two identical and one heavy duty. It requires 2xAAA batteries and clicks apart and together again very easily and intuitively. And then you try and use it.
Sigh. It's weak. That's the only way to put it. There's two speed settings and the strongest is little more than an ineffectual tickle on my feet. And most frustratingly it's very pressure sensitive and the slightest contact with your skin makes it turn off.
I make jokes about my rhinoceros feet all the time on this blog, but they aren't terribly bad. I'm not just complaining because this poor little thing went up against the impossible and inevitably failed. There's just a tiny - tiny - bracket of pressure where the thing will operate and still be in contact with the skin. Keeping the device poised at that exact measurement is more exhausting than scrubbing my feet with a pumice stone would be. And even when I do manage to do something to my foot, there's no noticeable difference except for a very slight sandpaper-whitening of the dead skin.
Urgh. Go investigate the Emjoi if you've been thinking about a robotic assault on your calluses. This one is sadly cheap and nasty.