The ISSA 2 toothbrush uses silicon bristles to give your mouth a deeper clean

issa 2 toothbrush 05 cool black waterproof

In terms of convenience, you might not even be able to tell the difference between the new sonic electric ISSA 2 toothbrush and your regular manual toothbrush — at least, not when it comes to charging. You see, while you’ll certainly reap all the benefits of an electric brush, you won’t have to worry about plugging things in or getting electronic components wet. That’s because the ISSA 2 by Foreo requires just a single one-hour charge in order to last 365 uses. That means that you only need to devote an hour every six months (if you’re brushing twice a day) to rejuicing your electric toothbrush. So really, why are you still bothering with your old manual version anyway?

While the charge-holding capacities of the ISSA 2 are already quite the conversation starter, perhaps more notable is the medical-grade silicone the toothbrush uses in place of traditional nylon bristles. The soft, flexible brush head promises to better reach all the corners of your mouth, and the bristles are also quicker drying, non-porous, and entirely waterproof. As a result, these silicon bristles claim to resist bacteria buildup and retain up to 10,000 times less bacteria than you might find on your nylon-bristled toothbrush. And if you have particularly sensitive gums or teeth, the silicone is much gentler and less stiff than nylon alternatives.

Designed to be used more like a manual toothbrush, the ISSA 2 integrates T-Sonic technology that pulses at around 11,000 pulsations per minute. This, Foreo claims, allows for micro-sweeping motions to more effectively and carefully clean your teeth and massage your gums. The ISSA 2 comes with no fewer than 16 variable speeds, as well as a built-in timer, and can be recharged using the included USB charger.

There’s also a travel lock feature which makes it easy to take on the road, and the ISSA hybrid head (made of a combination of nylon and silicone), lasts for six months at a time. The 100-percent-silicone head, on the other hand, should last for an entire year. Regardless of which head you choose, however, the toothbrush comes with a two-year limited warranty and a 10-year quality guarantee.

“With the ISSA 2, we sought to offer a brand-new way of cleaning teeth that feels completely unique compared to anything else out there,” said Foreo CEO Paul Peros, From its state-of-the-art material to its revolutionary design, ISSA 2 remains a truly watershed product in a market that had seen little in the way of innovation for far too long.”

Smart Home

The Instant Pot Lux is a gateway drug into the pleasures of pressure cooking

The 3-quart Instant Pot Lux is one of the most affordable Instant Pots you can buy. Is it still a solid pressure cooker? Here are our thoughts on the Instant Pot Lux, a great IP baseline model.
Outdoors

Hydro Flask’s Journey backpack can keep your water cold for hours

The Hydro Flask Journey hydration pack uses insulating fabrics and heat-reflecting materials to help keep your water fresh and cold for hours on end while out for a hike or mountain bike ride.
Smart Home

Ring security camera catches man licking the doorbell for hours

A family in Salinas, California had their Ring camera capture something pretty unexpected: a man licking the doorbell outside of their home for more than three hours. The incident took place around 5:00 a.m.
Mobile

The iPhone XS Battery Case's battery has a smaller capacity than previous cases

Apple has been rumored to be working on a new iPhone battery case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, those new cases are finally here, offering seven hours of extra use for each iPhone and are available for $129.
Emerging Tech

Ford’s sweaty robot bottom can simulate 10 years of seat use in mere days

Ford has developed 'Robutt,' a sweaty robot bottom that's designed to simulate the effects of having a pair of human buttocks sitting on its car seats for thousands of hours. Check it out.
Smart Home

With focus on interoperability, is Nevo Butler a smarter home hub?

Universal Electronics is the latest company getting into the smart home market, announcing at CES 2019 that it intends to market the Nevo Butler, a new smart home hub with onboard A.I. and voice control technology.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Emerging Tech

Google’s radar-sensing tech could make any object smart

Computer scientists have shown how Google’s Soli sensor can be used to make dumb objects smart. Here's why radar-powered computing could finally make the dream of smart homes a reality.
Smart Home

The best air fryers deliver fried food with a fraction of the calories

What is this magical mechanism? It's an air fryer, and when used correctly, it can mimic the effects of frying while using just a little bit of oil. You still get that crispy, golden exterior and the fluffy center.
Emerging Tech

‘Tech vest’ prevents Amazon workers from colliding with robot co-workers

Amazon workers at its fulfillment centers are using "tech vests" to help protect them from collisions with their robot co-workers. The robots already have obstacle avoidance sensors, but the belt offers another layer of safety.
Smart Home

Legrand’s Smart Lighting touts security, interoperability, and simple setup

Near universal connectivity including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Ring, and the Internet of Things is the theme of Legrand's Smart Lighting Radiant collection of switches, dimmers, outlets, and plugs.
Smart Home

Abode Systems upgrades its smart home gateway with new chip and Z-Wave Plus

Palo Alto-based Abode Systems is adding an upgrade to its popular smart home starter kit by replacing its central gateway with a second-generation version that supports cellular backup and enhanced Z-Wave support.
Smart Home

Put away that sponge and let us help you pick the best dishwasher for your buck

Tired of doing dishes by hand? Take a look at our picks of the four best dishwashers currently available and let a machine do the dirty work for you. They’ll do a much better job, anyway.
Smart Home

You can play NPR’s ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’ on your smart speaker

You can play "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" on Amazon Echo speakers or Google Home devices with the new Wait Wait Quiz. It's hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis and will be updated every week with new questions.