Not buying it unless I know that it has edge to edge brushes, that the fanboi edition comes with tooth recognition and cordless recharging.
Oh and it must have a camera in case I have an urgent need to post a picture of my teeth on Instagram.
Oh, and I noticed that while you can buy it through the Apple Store, you can't return it to them.
Having to worry about your toothbrush's compatibility with your mobile phone / tablet - what a time to be alive
Any guesses how long it will be before it needs a firmware update to fix a security flaw, or we find out that its telemetry has been spying on us and saying when the best time to stuff adverts in our faces.
I'm wondering how well the user interface will work - the screen will presumably be wobbly given that there is a toothbrush connected to your skull and its vibrating away like mad.
Does it also add the term "you're brushing it wrong" to the Apple list of reasons things don't work ?
First world problems that we can do without.
Re: I despair
To be fair, this isn't the first connected toothbrush. I've had an Oral-B with Bluetooth for years which allows custom brushing plans and connects to a phone to get various data in/out and to your dentist. Never had firmware or compatibility issues and it works stand alone so that wouldn't be an issue anyway.
It hasn't really offered any value over a non-connected toothbrush though. I only got it because it was bundled with 3 years worth of heads, making it cheaper than the cheap version in a TCO comparison.
Now that I've written that down I'm more concerned with the fact that a TCO is necessary for such an item these days than I am with RoTM or plastic waste...
If I'm brushing my teeth wrong and need an app with AI to correct myself what other things am I doing wrong? Maybe I'm wiping my arse wrong and going back to front should be the other way round. I could also be bashing the bishop in an unsatisfactory way. I'm just glad they've now found a use for AI.
I actually saw an advert looking for an iOS developer to write software controlling a "smart" toothbrush. And I thought: What if I get in a conversation, someone asks my what I do for a living, well, software development, and then they ask: What kind of software? And then I imagined their reaction when I say "software for toothbrushes".
I never applied. Didn't even check how much they were paying.