i did a post on the split-ring-key by scott amron quite a while ago, in which i also explained he had lots of great products and ideas on his website. well, i came across some of his work again, and thought i'd share it.
the brush and rinse is quite an old project now, but it is still brilliant, and i can't believe it still isn't a feature on all leading toothbrushes. i imagine the majority of people either drink straight from the tap, cup their hands, or use a cup by the side of the sink, all of which have obvious downfalls. this idea seems to very simply solve them. as amron says:
Current methods of getting water into our mouths for rinsing after brushing are sloppy, create waste, and place unnecessary stress on our bodies. And people love water fountains.
- No disposable rinsing cups - No glass to wash or soap to buy - No cup to add clutter to sink area - Water fountain/play incentive for children to brush teeth - Great for travel, cramped bathrooms and tiny sinks - Concept can also be applied to electric toothbrushes... - Does not add cost to manufacture (FREE bonus Fountain Feature)
i think the other thing to point out is that the first picture says it all. no explanation needed, you should be able to work it out just by looking at the photo. followed by some kind of "ah! how clever" comment.