Health & Wellbeing

Unico mouthpiece is claimed to brush your teeth in just 3 seconds

Unico mouthpiece is claimed to...
In the three seconds it takes to clean your teeth you can touch up your hair
In the three seconds it takes to clean your teeth you can touch up your hair
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The Unico is a small mouth unit that brushes your teeth
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The Unico is a small mouth unit that brushes your teeth
The unit is cleaned by ultraviolet light when placed back in the dock after use
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The unit is cleaned by ultraviolet light when placed back in the dock after use
In the three seconds it takes to clean your teeth you can touch your hair
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In the three seconds it takes to clean your teeth you can touch your hair
The dock station for the unit
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The dock station for the unit
Toothpaste is applied to the mouth piece before use
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Toothpaste is applied to the mouth piece before use
The motor attaches to the mouth piece before use
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The motor attaches to the mouth piece before use
A diagram showing how the unit works
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A diagram showing how the unit works
The motor is charged in the dock station
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The motor is charged in the dock station
The company claims it cleans your teeth in 1.87 seconds
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The company claims it cleans your teeth in 1.87 seconds
The dock station
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The dock station
The mouth unit with motor attached
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The mouth unit with motor attached
A closer look at the mouth unit
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A closer look at the mouth unit
An accompanying app allows for custom brush speeds and clean times
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An accompanying app allows for custom brush speeds and clean times
The initial unit costs €99
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The initial unit costs €99
The Kickstarter has raised nearly US$1 million
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The Kickstarter has raised nearly US$1 million
The company posted this picture of the "patent" and "blueprints" on Kickstarter
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The company posted this picture of the "patent" and "blueprints" on Kickstarter
A "technical" drawing of the product
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A "technical" drawing of the product
The patent and blue prints
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The patent and blue prints
A closer look at the mouth unit
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A closer look at the mouth unit
In the three seconds it takes to clean your teeth you can touch up your hair
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In the three seconds it takes to clean your teeth you can touch up your hair
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Back in July we reported on the Amabrush, a motorized mouthpiece that reportedly cleaned all your teeth in just 10 seconds. For those who felt that was still way too much time to be wasting cleaning your teeth we introduce the Unico, a smartbrush mouthpiece that is claimed to brush your teeth in just three seconds.

Unico is essentially a mouthpiece containing an unspecified number of little brushes, with a micro-pump system sending toothpaste to each individual brush. These brushes are powered by a separate power unit that contains a motor and slots onto the mouthpiece.

According to the company's Kickstarter page, the device can actually clean all your teeth in just 1.87 seconds, but the full duration was brought up to three seconds, "to give you the time to at least quickly do your hair or spray on some perfume while you are using it."

The Kickstarter has raised nearly US$1 million
The Kickstarter has raised nearly US$1 million

The device comes in four separate mouth unit sizes and each mouth unit sits in a UV rack for sterilization after use. Everything is contained in a dock that recharges the motor unit between uses, and the device comes with an accompanying app that allows you to tweak the settings of the wash duration and brush speeds.

If you've read this far and are feeling a little skeptical, you're not alone. Unico's crowdfunding campaign has has been inundated with critical comments, questioning everything from the actual mechanics of the product to the footage of the working prototype.

In classic Kickstarter fashion, the product has sold like crazy, and with just a few days to go the Unico has raised over €700,000 (US$833,000) after seeking just €75,000 (US$89,200). With a basic kit starting at €99 (US$118) and a pretty stylish looking design, it isn't hard to see why people are throwing money at this product.

A closer look at the mouth unit
A closer look at the mouth unit

The company behind the product lay out an ambitious timeline for delivery, with mass production slated to start in December 2017 and first deliveries rolling out from February 2018. This timeline seem overly ambitious for a product that doesn't even have a clearly identified working prototype.

In theory, Unico sounds like an amazing product and we'd love it to exist and work as promised, but this kind of Kickstarter campaign doesn't exactly fill us with confidence. Invest at your own risk.

Source: Kickstarter

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4 comments
Buellrider
Seems like we saw this same thing a week or two ago. Fail.
pATREUS
It will gunk up in no time. Double Fail.
noteugene
All it does is brush circular predetermined areas on sides of teeth, doesnt even get it all much less between the teeth where most of the food and bacteria is lodged. Ridiculous.
Bob Flint
Almost as dumb as the thumb controller...