(AP) — Hey moms and dads, here's an alternative to the iPod your bratty kid is begging for: a musical toothbrush that sends sound vibrations through the teeth to the jawbone and directly into the inner ear. For under $10! Does that sound pleasant or what?
And no, I'm not sniffing Crest here — this creation, jauntily dubbed “Tooth Tunes'' will come to us from Hasbro, whose executives say the music quality is akin to the sound from personal headphones.
“You can clearly hear the words and the music,'' said Brian Goldner, president of Hasbro's U.S. Toys unit. “You can hum right along if you like.''
Hasbro will market the product to all age groups, but sees great potential in its interest to children, who sometimes need an extra incentive to brush their teeth.
Goldner said the company was negotiating with various recording companies and artists, such as young pop performer Hilary Duff, on music rights. Disney has granted rights to a new rendition of the 1960s song “Do You Believe in Magic?'' Goldner said. The toothbrush initially will carry one song.
Personally, I'm holding out for the 40-gig model, in pink.