Rinser Brush by
Amron Experimental

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A hole in this toothbrush directs water from the tap upwards like a drinking fountain for easy rinsing (+movie).

Rinser Brush by Amron Experimental

New York Studio Amron Experimental designed the brush to avoid cluttering the bathroom with cups or having to lean right into the sink to get under the tap.

Rinser Brush by Amron Experimental

The removable head allows the user to replace the bristles without buying a new toothbrush.

Rinser Brush by Amron Experimental

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  • mmmhhh

    this is pure genius

  • http://www.therethere-folks.blogspot.com james

    this is brilliant but, at the risk of sounding finicky, your not supposed to rinse for half an hour after brushing.

  • Paul

    I like the way it works, but I doubt that this is really useful.

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    I saw this at Geekologie last week or so —Good Lulz. Bad Design.

    What's so wrong with using a glass, or you know, your hand?

  • a designer

    your not supposed to have the tap running when you brush your teeth, its a waste of water and that looks like it would use a lot of water to gain the height needed, it also looks like you still have to bend your head down near the tap to reach it.
    what is so wrong with using a glass (glass is easily recyclable) plastic is not.
    A. designer

  • Chris

    Unless your tap produces mouthwash… Naughty, naughty; you shouldn't rinse after you've brushed your teeth.

  • Alex

    Looks like it would use less water than filling a glass and washing the glass with soap and more water. Brilliant for a quick rinse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/calen.knauf Calen Knauf

    You’re all crazy! Waste of plastic? There is a void in the toothbrush meaning less plastic and yes, plastic is recyclable, and remember that you still need a toothbrush to brush your teeth so this isn’t adding to waste, its just making a necessity (the toothbrush) better. Why would you use a glass if you didn’t need to?

    And where is it stated or even eluded to in this article that you would need to run your tap while you brushed? You turn your tap off while brushing and turn it back on to rinse your brush and mouth.

    Great idea. This is a great innovation.

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      And where are you keeping the brush when you're not using it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/calen.knauf Calen Knauf

        In a toothbrush holder, glass, drawer, on the counter… who cares? You rinse your mouth with the same thing you store your toothbrushes in?

        • Andrew

          I rinse my mouth with the same thing I HOLD my toothbrush in: my hand. It ain't exactly rocket science to cup some water in your hand and drink it into your mouth. People have been doing it at rivers' edge for thousands of years.

          • xtiaan

            That’s no kind of argument. By that kind of logic, inventing shoes was a waste of time because we got along perfectly without them previously.

        • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

          >In a toothbrush holder, glass, drawer, on the counter… who cares?

          I do, since the intent behind this contraption, as explained by the designers, was "to avoid cluttering the bathroom with cups or having to lean right into the sink to get under the tap."

          But you're basically agreeing that the main necessity this product was designed to solve remains unsolved.

  • boris johnson

    ACE

    where can i get one?

  • Dani Design

    Huh, interesting design…

    Depending on where you grew up, there are different methodologies to brushing your teeth. Americans don't use water and just spit out the paste, without any rinsing. Other countries brush, (turn on the tap), rinse mouth with water & spit everything out.

    Can someone explain why there is a belief you don't rinse with water after brushing???

    • truthnbeauty

      Who told you that Americans don’t use water and rinse? Pure BS!! We DO!! Someone obviously needs to explain many things to you.

  • bruce

    What’s with the dumb comments on this? As far as I can see this an example of good design. They’ve looked at a problem we all take for granted (ie having to scoop the water up with our hands after brushing to rinse) and they’ve built a solution into an existing product. By the looks of the video it works brilliantly.

    It might be a boring product, but guess what? It doesn’t have to be “cool” to make it good design. No doubt the negative nancys commenting here will browse straight to some plywood furniture design, with a contrasting colour scheme and exposed edges, or a lamp with a brightly colored cord, and go all goo goo about how cool and unique it is, complete in the knowledge that there are already a billion plywood furniture designs and lamps in existence.

    I have never met the designer of this product but I say well done for creating something genuinely new and useful.

  • Y Mistry

    TAKE MY MONEY NOW!

  • Leon

    Guys! Are you blind? The whole thing is a computer rendering. The brush does not work, nor is it possible to change the head, since it does not materially clip into any existing piece… Good luck rendering geeks.

    • http://www.dezeen.com Dezeen

      Hi Leon,

      The movie at the top of the post shows a prototype being tested.

      • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

        Yeah, in the actual test you can appreciate how much water is wasted, as opposed to the trickle in the rendering.

        • http://www.facebook.com/calen.knauf Calen Knauf

          Wow, you people are actually nuts, the video uses the exact same stream of water as the rendering, and that stream of water is worlds away from being a waste! What do you rinse your mouth with? Mist?

          “Guys! Are you blind?” – No, clearly you are though.

          • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

            I may not be blind, but I'm certainly seeing double, since the video CLEARLY shows *2* streams of water formed below the brush when it's placed below the faucet.

  • dave

    Very much the same idea as the "Brush and Rinse toothbrush" a few years ago…

  • hiro

    google "toothbrush redirect water"

  • truthnbeauty

    An admittedly interesting solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

    It appears that it may require more water pressure (and thus water quantity) from the tap to generate the necessary pressure for the rinsing stream to reach the required height than what is required to merely use your cupped hand.

  • G-Lady

    Sounds good, BUT where do you get the replacement brushes and how much do they cost (in comparison to an old fashioned toothbrush – gifts given free from your dentist)?

  • http://twitter.com/RobertMayers @RobertMayers

    A fairly underwhelming product that creates as many problems as it solves. Minimal sized replacement heads: problem solved. Needless water wasting: problem created.

    Personally, I feel somewhat patronised by the main gimmick. The only possibility where this is not merely design-masterbation is if it was intended to help the elderly. If this was the case, it still fails fundamentally and time and effort could have been used for more important problems.

    And to the creators, please don't vote my comment down because I made undesired remarks. Thanks

    • too much time

      I’ve never been so intrigued with a projects comments as I have been with this. I’ve lost so much respect for the general public after reading these. These people can’t be serious: waste of water, waste of time, waste of material?

      Maybe I’m missing something important here but everyone needs a toothbrush, so in buying this toothbrush you are not adding any waste to the world that you wouldn’t unless you didn’t buy a toothbrush at all, no?

      The amount of water wasted in rinsing your mouth with cupping your hands far exceeds the amount you would waste using this brush. This brush is not claiming to save the world but merely makes rinsing your mouth a little easier with no sacrifice, the people making these comments sound like the kind of people that if some one held the door for them at the supermarket, they would be pissed if that same person didn’t help them load their car after.

      AND IT ENCOURAGES REPLACING THE HEADS INSTEAD OF THROWING AWAY THE WHOLE TOOTHBRUSH!!!

      And everyone harping on about the previous redirect brush, come on, that brush has a learning curve, not something I want to include in my half-asleep toothbrushing routine. This brush improves on that and makes using its feature a no-brainer. And no “nasty” is building up in the pocket since the act of using it is also the act of cleaning it.

      I mean after the first four-legged chair was invented I was really pissed seeing all the copycats over the past 1000 years, but I got over it.

  • anonymous

    A step backwards from Scott Amron’s first prototype. It was simple. This new one seems more fastidious for production – and imagine the nasty that will accumulate in that pocket.

  • sceptic

    Pointless.

    And worse, imagine how mucked up that channel and hole will get with toothpaste scum over time.

    Also I imagine the process of perfecting the stream or water upwards at the right height and angle (without getting all down your front or onto the floor) is more trouble than it’s worth.

    Not for me, thanks.

  • Sim

    Anyone who thinks this is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist obviously hasn’t stayed over at people’s places where you would not want to put your toothbrush down long enough to cup your hands and certainly would not put your mouth near the tap.

    I love the idea & would certainly buy one!

  • http://www.edgardiseno.com Edgar

    I would like to see the video with a person drinking. I think pointing to keep the brush and water jet, and at the same time bending and rinsing your mouth is not so easy. It takes a special ability.

  • Antonio

    The only real question here is the 80 or 90% of water wasted. Conclusion: this serves nothing but consuming earth’s water resources.

  • martini-girl

    Every morning in winter I curse the act of teeth brushing as my fingers freeze while I cup enough water into my hand to rinse.

    I don't have room for a glass. Plus glass in the bathroom is never a good mix anyway.

    This idea is so brilliant that I just cannot understand the comments on here.

    Design is ALL about defining a problems and developing a solution. This is the perfect example of how good design should work.

  • Omald

    Brazilian tribes did that with bamboo.