If wine, coffee, tobacco and other substances have somewhat dulled your pearly whites, this high-tech toothbrush might be just the solution. The HD-500 toothbrush loosens plaque which would normally be beyond the reach of the bristle tips by utilising sonic waves. Operating at up to 30,000 strokes per minute, the battery-operated toothbrush includes seven different speed settings to cater for sensitive gums and just so you don't get carried away, there's a built in two-minute timer to ensure you stick to the recommended brushing time. The HD-500 comes with one brush head and battery charger, though additional heads can be purchased for loved-ones and impromptu guests. The HD-500 is available at Grace Bros and David Jones for a RRP of AUS$109.95.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon