The traditional toothbrush has two critical flaws. First, it is home to millions of bacteria, including fecal matter. We're not okay with our toothbrush being dirtier than our toilet seat, and we're willing to bet that you're not okay with that either. The second flaw is that the traditional toothbrush is far from being carry-friendly. Tired of carrying your toothbrush in a plastic bag? So were we.
We have spent the past 2 years redesigning the toothbrush from the ground up to create a toothbrush that keeps itself clean and minimizes size so that you can take it anywhere.
The Switchbrush opens and closes seamlessly with the push of a button. With each close of the head, the UV light is activated to disinfect your brush head. Keep it in your purse, backpack, or anywhere else you'd like and it'll be germ free every time you brush. Brushing with water you don't trust in a different country? No need to throw your brush away after your trip. The Switchbrush will sanitize your brush upon returning and in between each brush while you're there.
We built the Switchbrush for people who live their lives on the go. Why? We are travelers, campers, and guys who want to brush their teeth halfway through a good date. It is important for us to have a toothbrush that is easy to take with us, wherever we're going.
UVC disinfectant technology has been used since the early 1900's to disinfect drinking water in countries throughout Europe. UVC sanitation deactivates harmful microorganisms through a physical process in which wave lengths penetrate the bacteria. When bacteria and viruses are exposed to UV light, they are unable to reproduce.
UV light even works against organisms responsible for cholera, polio, typhoid, hepatitis and other bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.
UVC sanitation technology is powerful enough to be used and trusted by hospitals. We think that your mouth deserves a "hospital clean" too.
The Switchbrush comes with a wall charger that conveniently magnetizes to the body of your brush. The brush charges quickly and lasts for over a week's worth of brushes.
The Switchbrush is only 3.5 inches long when folded. The sleek design makes the Switchbrush incredibly transportable and makes it the ideal product to bring with you for any adventure. Keep it in your pocket, your purse, or your backpack, and have it with you when you need it most.
Traditional tooth bushes are awkwardly long and require additional products to protect your bristles. There are products on the market to cover your toothbrush head, and recently, other products have come along to sanitize your toothbrush. The Switchbrush effectively combines your toothbrush, your cover, and your sanitizer into one commonsense solution.
Dentists recommend that you brush with soft bristles. The Switchbrush head has ultra soft bristles surrounded by soft silicone bristles so that you can take care of your gums, while you clean your teeth.
Yup, its that simple.
Jeklo recommends that you adhere to the ADA recommendation to change your brush head every three months, but not for fear of germs. Newer bristles brush better and are less harsh on your gums. So take care of your mouth by getting a replacement head, and Switchbrush will make sure your bristles are sanitized until you do.
With your pledge, we want to give you 3 heads for future use. If at any time you need more, get your replacement heads at GoJeklo.com.
October- Campaign Launches
November - Campaign Closes
December - Tooling Begins (for product & packaging)
January- Tooling completed, Production Begins
February - Production Complete, product ships to our Warehouse
March - Product Ships to Backers!
Jake Christensen, Travis Lish
The funds we generate on Kickstarter make it possible for us to continue developing products without seeking venture capital. That means we get to focus on doing what we love: building products that make your life better.
We hope this Kickstarter will be the first of many for Jeklo. We look forward to working with you, our backers, to push the limits of creativity and bring more products to the world.
Thank you for your support and your engagement.
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