Three gadgets from the Spring Pepcom event in NYC.
Meet Kolibree: The World’s 1st Connected Electric Toothbrush. At the Pepcom event in NYC, I saw the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush. (Used for brushing your white teeth, not the blue tooth.) Here’s the company says: “Why Does A Connected Toothbrush Matter? Today, we brush our teeth without knowing how well we're brushing. Are we reaching all the zones in our mouth? Are we brushing long enough? While we might get feedback from our dentist during our once or twice a year visits, how do we know whether we’re brushing correctly the rest of the time? Kolibree has combined the most advanced sensor technology which DETECTS WHERE YOU'VE BRUSHED AND WHETHER YOU'RE MISSING IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR MOUTH - with fun games to keep adults and kids motivated to brush properly. The result? Important usage data means that you have the FEEDBACK to brush better, spending less money on expensive but avoidable dental procedures.” And now back to me. I had no idea how people would respond to the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush which will cost $99. But I found out a few days after I saw it at Pepcom. When it went on Kickstarter, Kolibree received 2/3 of their $70,000 goal in the first four days. 300 people already preordered one of 500 Bluetooth brushes available at $99, even though they’ll have to wait until October, 2014 to get it. I guess people really do like the idea of brushing their teeth and following the results via their iOS or Android devices.
Company website: www.kolibree.com Kickstarter page:
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