1.5 years ago, I splurged and made my singular most expensive beauty purchase – The $300 Hada Crie N2000 [review here] by Hitachi.
I was informed last month by a reader (thanks Kelly!) that Hitachi was releasing new Hada Crie models (3rd generation) on November 1. They are CM-N3000 and CM-N830, successors to CM-N2000 and CM-N820 respectively.
Hada Crie has been amazing and really helped make visible improvements to my skin, so I was quite excited to see what new Japanese wizardary they can pour into these new models!
The information on the official website was minimal, so I went down to the store to check them out in person yesterday.
Here are the photos (that I sneakily took heh):
These two new models.
They really are just the old models that were given a barely-noticeable different color, slapped with a timer function that alerts you every 45 seconds (or 75 seconds in the case of N830) and an extremely vague “new waveforms to improve moisturization” sentence.
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN.
They are literally releasing “new” models for the sake of releasing new models, because everything else is exactly the same. The functions, the feel of it, everything. No wonder they couldn’t even bothered to make proper promotional material for it. You can see on the official website that these new models don’t even have their own page (model name cannot be clicked on, unlike previous models). This whole thing feels so moneygrabber-ish. *shakes head sadly*
edit (2/5): Ok, seems like they’ve finally put up the individual pages for the new models. But my opinion still remains unchanged.
If you’re wondering if you should upgrade from your Hada Crie models, you shouldn’t. Unless you truly, madly, deeply value the timer function or the mysterious “new waveforms” ability.
If you’re wondering if you should buy this instead of the second generation models, you shouldn’t. The older models are cheaper, and prices will likely continue to drop now that there are newer models.
Hitachi, you’re really disappointing this time.