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You Know… Your Gadgets Sure Could Use A Little Freshening Up


Ever, you know… smelled your phone? It’s probably not gross or anything, but considering the number of times it’s pressed up against your possibly oily face, fondled with your potentially dirty fingers, and rubbed up against your definitely filthy paper money, we’re confident your phone could use a little freshening up now and then. That’s Philips’ thinking too. They have a line of gadget cleaners that come in four pleasant scents: lavender, chamomile, mint, and rose. They’re billed as ‘Anti-bacterial screen cleaners’, but we would definitely clean more than just the screen. If they leave a pleasant scent behind after you’re done disinfecting your device, that’s bonus, isn’t it? At $10 a bottle, it’s the kind of useful product worth keeping around just because.

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Breathometer Mint Lets You Know When You’ve Got Bad Breath

Breathometer Mint

Oral hygiene is one thing you should never ignore. Brush, floss, gargle, and make sure you’re doing it right– and doing it enough times. A good way to keep track of it is with the Breathometer Mint. It’s a portable oral health monitor of sorts, as it monitors and keeps track of your overall hydration and oral bacteria level. The latter sounds strange, but it makes sense, because it’s probably all that bacteria that’s making your breath smell rank.

To use it, just stick the Breathometer Mint into your mouth. It’ll take a sample of your breath and give you results about the state of your oral health within a few seconds. It’s currently up for funding, where a minimum pledge of $89 will get you one of your very own.

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More Room to Scrub: Shower Curtain Space Extender

Shower Curtain Space Extender

Space comes at a price. We can’t all afford to shell out hundreds extra in rent for a bigger bathroom, but it’s fortunate gizmos like the Curvit shower curtain exist. It’s a space-creating curtain ring that lets you enjoy up to 50% more space while you’re taking a bath, not by curving the rod but by curving your shower curtain. Just snap the rings onto the rod and you’re good to go.

Some added benefits? It prevents leaks and closes messy gaps. The Curvit shower curtain rings are available online for $25.

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Activated Charcoal Toothbrush Cleans Your Mouth Better Than The Competition


So it seems there’s a bunch of people who believe that activated charcoal does some pretty magical things.

Binchotan Charcoal is a highly porous activated charcoal from Japan that naturally removes unpleasant odors from the air, regulates the humidity, absorbs chemicals, dissipates the electromagnetic field, generates beneficial negative ions, and is used in everything from cooking to water purification to household deodorizing.

since it allegedly does so many great things, it’s no surprise to see it integrated into the bristles of a toothbrush, an implement tasked with cleaning some of the dirtiest parts of your body. The Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrushes are black and apparently will “help remove plaque, stop bad breath, and even prevent harmful bacteria and viruses from growing within the brush itself.” Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s snake oil, but either way the toothbrush is all black, which is kind of cool. It’s $10 for one.

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PullClean: Pull to Clean Your Hands


How often do you wash your hands in a day? Most people are uncertain, but one thing’s for sure: we use our hands a lot. To write, move stuff, open doors, pick something up from the floor, or eat chips– and not necessarily in that order. Who knows, you might be eating grime from the floor with each and every chip that you’re feeding yourself.

Then along came PullClean. It’s a door handle with built-in sanitizer dispensers so you can sanitize your hand each time you pass by or leave the room. Before you write it off as being a mere dispenser, it comes with the Countclean software which takes note of sanitizing rates and the level of sanitizer left in the dispenser.

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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Toothbrush


This is the way the Doctor Who brushes his teeth. Well, okay, not so much on the way he does, but what he uses to, anyway. His Sonic Screwdriver is many things–a lock pick, a remote controller, a tracker, even a medical scanner. It’s probably the most-coveted multi-tool ever known to man, although it’s fictional in existence– and now you can own one of your very own!

It can’t exactly do what the Doctor’s can, but the Sonic Screwdriver toothbrush will make sure that your pearly whites stay white with regular brushing.

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Fresh Air Plus Does Away With Nasty Smells After You Do a Number Two

Fresh Air Plus

There’s nothing pleasant about poop. Not it’s smell, not it’s appearance, not it’s texture–nothing. There’s little you can do about most of these without having to change your diet, save for the smell, because you can actually minimize it (well, sort of) if you get one of these Fresh Air Plus units. It’s basically a fan that’s specially designed to fit your toilet bowl.

When you sit on it, a sensor triggers the unit’s fan to turn on, which subsequently filters out the nasty smells of poop through a hose and out of the bowl. This way, the smell won’t overwhelm your senses by the time you’re ready to flush.

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Smart Toilet Paper Holder Sends You ‘Low TP’ Alerts

Smart Toilet Paper Holder


Nothing sucks more than looking up to realize that you’ve only got a few squares of TP left after doing a massive number 2. The RollScout aims to save the day, though, by alerting people in the household when the toilet paper levels are in a dangerously low level. If you missed the alert on your smartphone, then the RollScout’s blinking LED light will remind you of that fact so you can replace the old roll before doing your thing.

The RollScout can run on a single A23 battery for an entire year, so maintaining it shouldn’t be a pain at all. Aside from home use, it’s ideal for businesses who don’t want to turn patrons off for the lack of fresh TP.

The RollScout is up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $49 will get you one of your very own.


Want, Need, Now: Water Draining Soap Holder

Water Draining Soap Holder


Looking for a way to increase the useful life of that bar of soap? Not that it’s a big deal or anything, but goopy soap is a huge pet peeve. Aside from, well, wasting good soap, it also makes washing your hands a difficult process. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make sense to dry the bar after every use (can you even imagine doing that?)

But here’s a bit of good news: a soap holder which does just that for you exists. The Water Draining Soap Holder basically drains away the excess water from the soap so it doesn’t slowly melt away in the holder.

One first world problem, solved. It’s available online for $5.25.

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