Meet Volo – the world’s first salon quality cordless hairdryer
We were introduced to Volo – the world’s first cordless electric dryer – at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The product had to be redesigned from the ground up to make it possible to operate cord free.
We’ve cut the cord on our home phones and power tools but Volo is a breakthrough for the beauty industry.
A hairdryer actually uses a lot of power so deciding to get rid of the cord meant new technology had to be developed to make it a reality.
Volo is the result of years of work which has taken the hairdryer we all know and made it three-times more energy efficient and powered by the same lithium ion batteries you’d find in an electric car.
Volo uses infrared to provide heat that is gentle on hair and dries quickly but still good enough to meet all your styling needs.
But now there’s no cord to get in the way and you’re not tied to a wall while you dry your hair.
For those that use a hairdryer every day, this is a game changer.
How many times have you been limited to using your hairdryer only where there’s a power point?
Being able to walk around while you dry your hair is a big deal.
Now with Volo – that’s a reality.
The biggest differences with Volo to other hairdryers (apart from being cordless) is it uses a radiant infrared heat, it dries hair evenly, minimises heat damage and only requires 600W of power to operate. A regular hairdryer needs 1800W.
The removeable lithium ion battery is located in the handle and all the controls are exactly where you expect them for easy access.
Volo comes with a charging base that can sit on a vanity or counter top to charge the hairdryer itself as well as a spare battery.
There’s even a USB port on the base to charge another device like your phone at the same time.
The Volo’s battery can be fully recharged in two hours.
Volo is due for release in July and is expected to be priced in retail stores at between $500 and $600.
But early birds can head to Volo’s Kickstarter page and make a pledge of $US275 (about $AUD395) to be one of the first to receive one.
* Tech Guide travelled to Las Vegas with support from LG, Samsung and Hisense.