(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick

But Does It Oscillate, Rotate, Spin, Pulsate Or Vibrate?

from the very-important-features dept

It started with toothbrushes, but apparently the hot thing in devices that never seemed to need battery power in the past is to toss in a battery and make them oscillate, rotate, spin, pulsate or vibrate. Apparently such battery-powered actions are showing up in toothbrushes, razors, dish brushes, pot scrubbers and stain removing devices. There are mixed opinions on whether or not such buzzing movement actually helps the device do a better job of what it's supposed to do, but some people insist it makes whatever chore they're using the device for more fun.

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    HoppyToad, May 17th, 2004 @ 6:50am

    Spinning Things

    My kid begged me to her get a spinning toothbrush, and for a few weeks she looked forward to brushing her teeth. Now that phase has passed, and we're back to using manual brushes. The battery powered motors are also showing up in things that are already fun, like lollipops. I suppose the spinning toothbrushes go well with the spinning lollipops.

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    Sit n' spin, May 17th, 2004 @ 7:24am

    Re: Spinning Things

    I had a hard time finding a vibrator that oscillated, rotated, spun, pulsated or vibrated just the other day. I got stuck sticking a cucumber up my poop-choote for lack of a properly oscillating, rotating, spinning pulsating & vibrating subsitute.

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    Jessica, Jan 18th, 2006 @ 1:11pm

    spinning ice pop holder

    I saw your post about everything with batteriess and motors. I am actuially looking for an ice pop holder that vibrates and spins. I know they make them, but I can't find where. If you know, can you let me know.


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