Saturday, June 07, 2008
The Cosmic Toothbrush Design Circle.
The photo above is my old toothbrush, and my new toothbrush. Two different brands bought at two different prices at two different stores. One was Target, the other was Walgreens. I think. Whatever. All those stores are basically the same (except Wal-Mart, which is ruled by the Dark Lord of Malaise, who smites all who enter.)
Nevertheless, it had to happen - the moment of cosmic convergence when all things old become new and vice versa. And here it is - two diametrical designs - even the fancy "sensor bristle" pattern alternates!
One can't help but wonder - if one is the opposite of the other, which one is better?
"Honey, what's wrong?"
"It's this toothbrush! The last one worked so well, but this new one just removed a molar!"
(wife examines both toothbrushes)
"Well, here's the problem. This one is designed completely WRONG!"
"Why...those SCOUNDRELS! I'm calling Oprah!"
'Wish I kept the packaging - comparing ad copy would have been amusing.
In the meantime, I've been eyeing a model that really seems to be pushing the design envelope further - at last, someone FINALLY added micropulsing bristles and combined it with a Split-Head™ design (sheesh, took long enough!).
PS - Sonicare toothbrushes are supposed to be awesome and I'll prolly get one. But in the meantime, I'm sticking with the advice of my 3 Dentist friends - "Just brush."