Well, I guess the footfile isn't that 'new of a thing.' A friend told me today that her pedicurist uses it on her feet every week. No big deal. Oh. Well, I have only had two pedicures in my life ....and they used a pumice stone, which didn't do diddly-squat for the calluses on my feet, but the pedicures sure were nice and relaxing. So to ME, the footfile is pretty cool, even if it has been around for a while. LOL.