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Topic # 191483 5-Feb-2016 15:04
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I'm thinking about importing smart electric toothbrushes over from the states. The brushes connect with a phone app and track brushing habits and you can use them to play space invaders whilst brushing (the brush acts as a wand). I figure after shipping etc they would probably retail at NZ$100

 

Just wondering what people thought about these brushes - waste of time or something they would consider buying?

 

ps the US supplier is https://www.beam.dental/brush


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  Reply # 1485983 5-Feb-2016 15:16
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A solution looking for a problem.  smile





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  Reply # 1486004 5-Feb-2016 15:38
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At first I didn't believe the subject. I only looked because I thought it must be some kind of joke. I had no idea such a thing existed. To try to give you a serious answer, I certainly would not consider buying one, but I am not very receptive to things like fitness watches, 'smart' fridges, or even smart TVs. I personally feel most of this is pointless rubbish and marketing BS.

 

That said, I'm sure some people would probably buy this, just as they would buy any new gimmick to try it out, but I can't see how something like this would maintain a sustained appeal. You might sell a few for a month or so until the novelty wore off, but what added value is there really to justify the higher price over an ordinary electric toothbrush? Of course others might feel differently but I would have to call these a waste of time.

 

 





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  Reply # 1486072 5-Feb-2016 16:45
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Target market would be people trying to get kids to brush their teeth I would have thought?





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  Reply # 1486083 5-Feb-2016 16:51
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n4:

 

Target market would be people trying to get kids to brush their teeth I would have thought?

 

 

 

 

Yes, the app allows authorized linking to other people brush stats / leaderboard so you can track the kids and they can track you.


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  Reply # 1486091 5-Feb-2016 17:03
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n4:

 

Target market would be people trying to get kids to brush their teeth I would have thought?

 

 

Yes, the app allows authorized linking to other people brush stats / leaderboard so you can track the kids and they can track you.

 

 

So the target market = rich school kids with iPhones and with rich indulgent parents who love useless gadgets.

 

Niche. smile

 

There's nothing wrong with electric toothbrushes - they work well, and usually have a 2-minute timer.

 

Anything more is over-engineering.

 

 





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