R800 for a toothbrush? It’s not a joke, just a Quip

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R800 for a toothbrush? It’s not a joke, just a Quip

You deserve nice things – your teeth do too

Sylvia McKeown


I have tried, I promise you I have, every single electric toothbrush imaginable. Hard, aggressive bristle action; over-the-top powerful ones – even a Barbie kid’s toothbrush – but they always landed up being lifeless when I needed them. I once even lost a charger in Copenhagen and had to brush with a tiny toothbrush head for the rest of the trip. It was a struggle that ended with me surrendering to a soft-bristled, all-black, old-fashioned number.
That is until I heard about Quip. Quip is the latest line of monthly deliverable toiletries that has become a sensation in the US. You can pretty much mail order your life via the US postal service (must be nice) – and now you can order your toothbrush too.
The designer of this beautifully sleek brush was inspired by a visit to his dental hygienist where he learnt the key to good oral health is relatively simple – if you have the tools to do it. You have to change your toothbrush regularly, be less abrasive, massage your gums, give enough attention to each segment of your mouth – and not forget about your tongue.
Quip is designed for these very purposes. Like any toothbrush, you say? Yes, except for one thing – you never have to charge it. Yup, no more charging your electric toothbrush. No more leaving behind your bulky charger. Now you can travel with ease and have a toothbrush that actually works with you and not against you. And it has a handy holder to cover the brush head, so you don’t get debris from your running shoes on it when travelling.
Also, did I mention that it’s sexy? You can even have it in all black. Prices vary between $25 and $55, and delivery of new batteries will always be free. Plus, refills for toothpaste (yes, they even supply toothpaste!) and a fresh brush head will cost you only $5. Bonus? Delivery is free even to us all the way down here. Better yet, mine even arrived – who knew it was possible?
You deserve nice things – your teeth do too.

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