There are just certain things that I feel need to remain “old school” my bathroom habits are but a few of them, I mean, I really don’t care what new fangled way they come up with… to do, well, whatever it is we do in there. I’m not having it. I don’t want to try it. I don’t want to hear about it, and writing about this next gadget is as close as I’m gonna get. Of course you all know that this is just the beginning, the Smartphone is officially encroaching on our bathrooms, be forewarned.

What we have here is the worlds first high tech toothbrush, called The Beam. It is a non-motorized toothbrush that will connect to your android device via Bluetooth. Bluetooth? even that seems a bit off, ya think? Anyhow, this device functions as a timer, making sure you brush your pearly whites for the optimal period of time, it starts timing when you start brushing and provides data when you’re done.

But wait! That’s not all, it can also track up to four “brushers” (Hopefully not on the same toothbrush) and will give you a high tech graphical analysis of every-body’s tooth brushing for the entire week and seamless wireless uploads. I knew I was missing something in my life, I just didn’t know what it was until now. Sigh.

All joking aside, I guess I can see some practicality of this device being marketed towards children, If I had a dollar for every time I had to march my daughter back to the bathroom for a second brushing I’d be rich. Having a little printout and a reward system does have some merit, especially in a larger family… I don’t know if that’s the plan,  but like I said, I’d just as soon keep high tech out of my bathroom, It was my last bastion of privacy and relaxation…I’m afraid of what comes next. Really I am.

The Beam will be available in Blue and pink and probably run you about 50 bucks.


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