Now, why would you want one of those? Fair question.
Thanks to Brand Autopsy for the posting and for the answers:
"When pressed to the tooth, [Tooth Tunes] renders a recorded riff from a pop star that lasts two- minutes precisely the amount of time dentists say children should be spend brushing their teeth." [source: Wall Street Journal article sub req'd.]
Not only does it make the ho-hum toothbrush remarkable, it also solves the problem of getting children to brush their teeth more often and for longer periods of time. "
Now, I must admit that dentists and I do not get along too well. They are not very high on my places to visit. The last time there, the hygienist suggested that I get a powered tooth brush. Not particularly fancy, battery powered would be sufficient. This would be just enough to help fight the plaque I seem to accumulate. So I moved up into the powered world of tooth brushes. I keep my manual brush handy. It won't run out of battery power.
And along comes this. With music!
The integration of technology into a device like this to solve a problem like this simply intrigues me. Why didn't I think of it?
Parent in not so distant future: Johnny, go brush your teeth. I want to hear Beethoven twice!
Michael or Jane: Can I listen to (insert your favorite child pop star) instead?
Same Parent: Yes, as long as I hear it twice!
Of course, the questions that now remain for me are as follows:
- How long will it take for a cheap knock off to hit the market?
- How long will it take for someone to hack the device so that they can down load from their iPod Shuffle?
- or better yet, play from their iPod?
Do you have any questions?
Or answers to these?
Updated: From BoingBoing, Cory Doctrow writes of an acoustic hack to the iPod, sort of stepping in the right direction as suggested here.