Brushing With Style Thanks To The UberSonic Club

 

I won’t patronise you; everyone understands how important oral hygiene is and why it’s essential for both your personal and professional life. What a lot of people fail to recognise is in fact just how important getting a good toothbrush is. Sure, sure, it’s all subjective, and there are so many on the market right now it’s hard to work out precisely what the best model to go for might be. I didn’t know the first place to start, so I decided to find one that would fit into my lifestyle first and go from there. 1) I travel a lot for work and I don’t like to spend my precious home time running to the shops to buy replacement toothbrush heads. 2) I work in fashion, and I have an affiliation for anything of good design, where do I turn? Enter, winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2016, ‘The Ubersonic.’

As a member of the Uber Sonic Club, in theory, you’ll never have to buy a toothbrush ever again. Anyone that owns an electric toothbrush can attest to their many benefits, but sadly, in turn, we can all also attest to the annoyance at running out to buy replacement heads every couple of months, leading to many of us simply neglecting to change them. With the Ubersonic, the all too common stress of hunting down a compatible replacement head on the high street is removed from the equation. After the initial purchase of the Ubersonic for the ludicrously low price of £19, every two months you’ll receive two more replacement heads for £9 direct to your door.

The toothbrush design is certainly deserving of its award-winning acclaim, the grip and overall presentation of the brush far outperform its price tag. Of course, The Ubersonic team have wanted to produce a toothbrush which is still competitive on the market so while they have opted for cost-effective materials they have not reigned in the design.

The brush heads use sonic vibrations at a rate of 35,000 times a minute to break down plaque and provide a far more significant feeling of clean than a standard manual brush. The vibrating mechanism allows the user to brush just as they would with a manual as opposed to oscillating models. Every thirty seconds, the toothbrush will emit a beeping sound to remind you that it’s time to switch from your upper set of teeth to the lower if you’re a zombie in the early hours, this makes for a gentle reminder.

Along with your first set of brushes, you’ll also receive an at-home tooth whitening kits. The at-home whitening package is similar to those you’ll find touted by all the top beauty bloggers on Instagram. Inside the pack, you’ll receive a mouth guard and whitening gel which you’ll need to mould to your teeth and then leave on for thirty minutes, all of which is far easier than it sounds and the results are pretty impressive.

Best of all with the model, you can cancel the subscription at any point without any fees. I’ve heard criticism that changing your toothbrush heads every month is excessive, and I’m inclined to agree; but with the free cancellation, there’s nothing stopping you from ending your subscription after two months and using the four heads throughout the rest of the year.

All in all, we were pleasantly surprised with the Uber Sonic. While there are improvements which can be made, namely in build quality and battery life (which despite claims, I found would only last three brushes), for the price you’re paying, you are receiving a great product. Where I do feel the Uber Sonic might fail, is in gauging the British public’s interest in a subscription model for toothbrushes. While there are many subscription boxes for a variety of male grooming products, I have yet to find anyone who has one set up for their toothbrush. Maybe Uber Sonic is here to change that, in the US there are already a plethora of companies already offering the service so maybe 2018 will see the UK consumer base joining in on all the fun. At a low price of £19, you’ll receive an electric toothbrush and whitening kit (the latter alone usually retails at £30), so we’d recommend picking up a start kit and seeing for yourself. As for me, I’ll be keeping my UberSonic subscription, it’s simpler and cheaper than what I’m currently spending, and as with most grooming subscriptions, it’s one less thing to worry about.

Find out more here: www.ubersonic.co.uk

Preview: DNCE On the Music Cover of FAULT Issue 24

 

Joe Jonas’ DNCE has been topping the UK charts for 3 weeks straight, with their overly catchy tune Cake By The Ocean. After giving it a try solo, Jonas ultimately decided that he’s more comfortable in a group rather than on his own. And he couldn’t have made a better call. With Cake By The Ocean blasting from every corner you could possibly imagine, the band are currently touring Europe and are expected to release an album late in the summer. It’s safe to say that Joe has broken the Jonas Brothers mold, much like his younger sibling Nick who was FAULT 21’s cover star. In FAULT Issue 24’s Music Cover shoot, we catch up with Joe here’s his take on life outside of The Jonas Brothers, personal tracks and growing up in the public eye.

 

 

When you first got the band together, what was your initial aim? Where did you want it to go?

Originally, it was just about creating the music. At first, we had a bit of a writer’s block and we couldn’t quite figure out the vibe that we wanted. And finally, we worked with new producers from Sweden and kind of just broke the mold. It all happened very quickly and we’re really thrilled with the reaction and how things have happened so far.

 

How important do you think chemistry is within a band and do you think you have it?

Chemistry is very important. You’re sharing every moment with that person and you want to be able to feel comfortable with them, wherever you go. Sometimes you’re traveling internationally, you’re sharing a tour bus. Not to mention the overall vibe about performing on stage. You want to feel comfortable. I’m very lucky to say we get along.

 

You must have a lot of unreleased tracks under your belt that you can’t wait to put out. Do you have one in particular that you’re eager to release?

I’d say that Cake By The Ocean has been one of my favourites. There’s also a song called Almost that I wrote with our producer, Nolan, and a few other writers in LA. Almost is a personal song and I feel like it’s really fun to share those with the world. When you can really pull from personal experience and find a way to showcase it in a relatable way, it’s always a rewarding feeling. If you’re going through stuff and have any sort of creative outlet, you might as well put it into good use.

 

You’ve also had a solo project beforehand. Pros and Cons to working solo as opposed to working in a group?

There are a lot of similarities. There are obviously things that you do when you’re traveling and touring with your brothers that are nice, because you’ve got your family with you at all times. And then, there’s also the element of playing with friends. It’s a fun vibe. But I do prefer playing in a group. There’s something special about our band.

 

Do you have to deal with Jonas Brothers comparisons anymore?

There are sometimes some comparisons here and there, but I don’t mind. We’re also really supportive of each other’s individual careers, so it makes it all a lot easier.

 

Since you’ve been in the public eye your entire life, what’s your personal take on fame?

I think fame is something that kind of comes with what you do. Some people handle it differently. I grew up around it, so it hasn’t always been an easy thing for me, but you learn to adjust and adapt to how you’re comfortable. Ultimately, there are things that you’re gonna be cool with and things that are gonna be tough to get over. But at the end of the day, if you remember where you come from and how it can all go away so easily, it makes it a little bit easier to handle.

 

What’s your FAULT?

I can be clumsy on stage. There are definitely a few shows where I’ve fallen off. There are a couple of Youtube videos to be watched.

 

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