Sonicare Flexcare Toothbrush Brings Ultraviolet Radiation to Give Gums Super Powers

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We love our Sonicare toothbrushes. But how could you improve on a design that's prevented any cavities since we started using it? By adding a UV sanitizer. Peter Pachal at Sci Fi has the scoop.

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Philips' Sonicare FlexCare combines the old Sonicare brush with a UV chamber where you store your two brush heads after you're done. The chamber floods the inside with UV radiation in order to kill germs and keep your brush head from being just a temporary home for bacteria between brushes.

If you want one, you'll have to wait till August and save up $180. If you've already got a Sonicare unit, you can buy the standalone UV bombardment unit for $50.

Sonicare FlexCare toothbrush roasts germs with UV radiation [Sci Fi]

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how could you improve on a design that's prevented any cavities since we started using it?

While the Sonicare has done a perfect job of keeping you from getting cavities, secretly the army of mutants living at the end of the Sonicare toothbrush have been controlling Jason's body and making him carry out their wicked plans of world domination and carrying the Wii in strange places.

This new UV radiation will eliminate the mutants, and Jason will be free to quit his job at Gizmodo and go live among the tree people in the Redwoods, devoid of all gadgetry — the way he wanted to live before the invasion.

However, now that mutants are aware that their plan has been placed in the Gizmodo comments section, will they allow Jason to make a purchase of this device and thwart their dastardly plan?