Brushing with SCIENCE!

I know, it’s been a shill-a-minute around these parts, but I have just one more cool product to tell you about before we get back to business as usual.

So, without further ado – The Oral B TRIUMPH with smart guide!

Yes, TRIUMPH necessitates the caps.

I’ve had electric toothbrushes before, and yes, they get your teeth cleaner than manual brushes (noticed by me, anecdotally, and my dentist professionally). But the reason to spring for the $150 TRIUMPH over any other electric brush ($30-50) is the sheer gadget factor.

First off, the stand for it (I prefer the term “dock”) looks like a flying saucer. The toothbrush has metallic touches, and it comes with a wireless digital display that indicates how long to brush (most Oral B electric brushes do now indicate when you’ve hit the 2 minute mark, but this one has a countdown timer!), when to move to the next quadrant of your mouth, four different modes (regular, sensitive, massage and whitening), and a warning indicator to show if you’re brushing too hard.

The other nice thing about the TRIUMPH is that apparently the higher price tag includes the cost of having some usability design people at the product. It comes with a really nice travel case, the charger can be used independently of the dock (and vice versa), and the charger is even a bit more streamlined than other models, with an integrated cord-wrapping velcro-thingie.

So, if you’re heading out for some last-minute shopping, and need a gift for someone dentally challenged, pick up any of the Oral B electronic toothbrush products. And if you’re looking for a special gift for the gadget hound in your life, go for the TRIUMPH! It’s a useful, quality present, with the bonus feature of being really, really cool.

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2 thoughts on “Brushing with SCIENCE!

  1. Leslie

    Cool…I was thinking of getting one with my X-mas cash. Do you know the model # as there seems to be more than one out there. Can more than one person use it if they use different heads?

  2. peechie Post author

    Hey Leslie, the one I have is the TRIUMPH with smart guide.

    And I don’t see any huge problem with using it for multiple people with different heads, as long as you’d be comfortable swapping fluids with them anyhow. The head sits on a little spinny/twisty shaft thing, and that gets toothpaste and whatnot on it during brushing, so I’m guessing it would also share germs around (unless you’re in the habit of soaping down your toothbrush after each use).

    Let me know if you get one, and how you like it!

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