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Bacteria won't wash, with the Brushield toothbrush cover

Bacteria won't wash, with the ...
The Brushield is claimed to be the "world's first real anti-microbial toothbrush case"
The Brushield is claimed to be the "world's first real anti-microbial toothbrush case"
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The Brushield is said to be compatible with more than 95 percent of toothbrushes, including all leading electric toothbrushes
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The Brushield is said to be compatible with more than 95 percent of toothbrushes, including all leading electric toothbrushes
The Brushield has a magnetic locking system to keep it secured around the head of a toothbrush
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The Brushield has a magnetic locking system to keep it secured around the head of a toothbrush
The Brushield is made of aircraft-grade aluminium and treated with silver-ionic technology
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The Brushield is made of aircraft-grade aluminium and treated with silver-ionic technology
The Brushield minimizes the risk of a tooth brush coming into contact with external threats, such as dirty toothbrush holders
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The Brushield minimizes the risk of a tooth brush coming into contact with external threats, such as dirty toothbrush holders
The Brushield is claimed to be the "world's first real anti-microbial toothbrush case"
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The Brushield is claimed to be the "world's first real anti-microbial toothbrush case"
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Among the risks to our toothbrushes are germs that come from flushing toilets, not drying out between uses, cross-contamination with other brushes, and other external threats. Toothbrush covers can be used to mitigate these risks – and the Brushield is designed to be the best toothbrush cover available.

To begin, the Brushield is made of aircraft-grade aluminium and has a magnetic locking system to keep it secured around the head of a toothbrush. These features are designed to minimize the risk of external threats (such as dirty toothbrush holders) coming into contact the bristles. They also help to keep the toothbrush free from fluff, and the user's washbag free from toothpaste residue, when travelling.

In addition, the Brushield is claimed to be the "world's first real anti-microbial toothbrush case," having been treated with silver-ionic technology. The controlled release of silver-ions over the course of the Brushield's lifespan is said to kill 99 percent of the bacteria that come into contact with it. Air-flow channels, meanwhile, are aimed at allowing the toothbrush to dry out completely between uses, thereby further helping to kill any germs with which the bristles may have come into contact.

The Brushield is said to be compatible with more than 95 percent of toothbrushes, including all leading electric toothbrushes. It will apparently remain effective for 5-10 years, depending on wear and tear of its coating.

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Brushield is ongoing. At the time of writing, individuals who pledge from US$29 can receive one of the toothbrush covers, assuming all goes to plan with the roll-out. Shipping is expected to start in April.

The video below provides an introduction to the Brushield.

Source: Kickstarter

Brushield: The world's first real anti-microbial toothbrush case

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3 comments
Derek Howe
lol, who puts their toothbrush in their coat?!
30 bucks seems like a lot, my toothbrush holder protects it from germs, and it costs 4 bucks.
Cyberxbx
3 things..... I bought a 5 pack of toothbrush holders at the dollar store, 30 bucks for one is a LOT. Germs are not the enemy. most germs help strengthen your immune system. and my electric toothbrush comes with its own toothbrush case/"holder" that protects the top and portable charger.... so trying to sell these to people with electric tooth brushes is mostly pointless.
theworldaccordingtochris
Seems pretty nifty to be honest. I have used many cheap alternatives in the past that just get "gunked up" or break far too frequently. I like the idea of the magnetic locking mechanism too.
With a life span of 5 to 10 years it seems pretty cost effective too if it does what it says on the tin. Also the look of it makes it a sort of "boys toy" kind of purchase.
I get the points above but its not just about bacteria if you read the text :) But on that point if you travel a lot its nice to have this kind of piece of mind especially in less "clean" establishments I've stayed in the past.
Think I'll check it out...