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Considering that Oral-B exhibited an iOS-compatible toothbrush today at Mobile World Congress in Spain today, it seems as though we're approaching a world in which almost every appliance will work hand-in-hand with Apple's spunky mobile operating system. Proctor and Gamble revealed the Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 last month (as Engadget reports), but today marks one of the first times that other people have managed to get their hands -- and teeth -- on the unit.
The device caters to our infatuation with mass media. While you're brushing, an accompanying app with a timer on your iPhone lets you browse through news articles and weather reports while brushing (presumably awkwardly). And if you get a little too enthusiastic, the timer will flash red to remind you to let up.
The SmartSeries 7000 connects to your iPhone with Bluetooth (ha) technology, allowing it to gather data and relay brushing tips as well as the latest gossip and warnings about polar vortices. The data allows the app to create personalized charts that you can then show to your dentist to prove that, yes, you have been brushing as much as you say you have.
And because no electric toothbrush would be complete without an Inspector Gadget-styled array of contraptions, the SmartSeries 7000 also comes with six cleaning modes (Daily Cleaning, Deep Clean, Whitening, Gum Care, Sensitive, and Tongue Cleaning), oscillating-rotating-pulsating technology, the aforementioned pressure sensor, and a few unspecified travel accessories.
The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 is expected to debut sometime later this year with a price tag of $229. The device joins the ranks of other iOS-enabled household items, such as Belkin's Crock-Pot.
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