Last month we did some sleuthing and found out the most authentic way to make your home feel like a 23rd century starship, including where buy some of the actual products used as props in Star Trek: Discovery. This month, we’re giving away prizes to help you do just that!
First up is the toothbrush of the future: the FOREO ISSA Hybrid. Read on to see what we think of Starfleet’s choice in dental care, and try your hand at winning your very own!
FOREO ISSA, the toothbrush of the future
Episode 5 of Discovery featured a scene between Star Trek’s first openly gay couple in which the pair share the most innocuous couples moment: brushing their teeth together. The historic scene featured some very sleek Starfleet toothbrushes, which turned out to be a real product you can actually: the FOREO ISSA.
We reached out to FOREO who hooked us up with two of their black ISSA toothbrushes, one to review and one to give away.
Review: the FOREO ISSA Hybrid sonic toothbrush
I was super excited to receive my ISSA in the mail, as I’ve been thinking for some time about switching from a manual to an electric brush. My dentist is always telling me they’re better for my teeth, and who doesn’t want to try out a new gadget?
Upon opening the box, I was instantly pleased with the ISSA’s design. It’s body is covered in a very soft smooth silicone rubber, it’s a nice weight, and it’s a pleasure to hold. The ISSA has multiple speed settings, adjustable via plus (+) and minus (-) symbols stamped into the rubber. The central button, which is seamless with the brush’s body, is an on/off switch that remembers your speed settings from last time; a nice feature.
After using the ISSA I have to say that I’ve been pretty solidly blown away. I’ve never owned a sonic toothbrush before, but I can see now what all the fuss is about. The ISSA vibrates at supersonic speeds, literally shaking all that nasty stuff from in between your teeth, and the result is a pleasantly clean feeling mouth. What’s more, it’s a pleasure to brush with due to the soft silicone bristles and grip and low profile head that doesn’t feel like it’s poking you in the cheek.
The ISSA comes with a thin leather travel pouch and a charging cord. The one annoyance with the ISSA is in charging it. The ISSA’s charging cord is an extremely short USB cable, and it does not come with a wall adapter. I had to pilfer my smart phone adapter, and the short cord meant charging the toothbrush on the floor or letting it dangle from a mid-wall outlet. But, I can forgive FOREO for this, assuming the battery lasts as long as advertised: an impressive 365 uses.
Bottom Line: When it comes to sonic brushes, the ISSA gets all of my votes. It’s more attractive than any other sonic toothbrush on the market, it feels great to use, and it makes you feel like you’re on a starship. Win-win-win. At $150, the ISSA falls right in line with other high-end sonic toothbrushes and destroys the competition when it comes to style.
Giveaway: win a FOREO ISSA Hybrid from TrekMovie
Like the sound of the FOREO ISSA and want to win your very own? Well, you’re in luck. TrekMovie has teamed up with FOREO to give away one FOREO ISSA Hybrid, in Starfleet black of course.
To win: Tell us in the comments section below how the ISSA Hybrid can help make you feel like you’re living in the Star Trek universe. Be sure to use a working email address when you comment, so that we can get in touch with you if you win (this will not be made public). TrekMovie editors will pick ONE winner by Monday, November 6th and notify the winner by email.
Update: (7 November, 2017) We have chosen our winner! Thanks to all who entered.
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Buy the FOREO ISSA Hybrid for yourself
Can’t wait to see if you are a winner? You can purchase the FOREO ISSA Hybrid right now on Amazon for $149.00.
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