USB Toothbrush Sterilizer Case Blasts Bacteria With UV Light

You can't see them, but they're there... yucky pathogenic bacteria clinging to the bristles of your toothbrush. Rinsing won't wash them away, and nobody wants to drink anti-bacterial hand sanitizer... not before breakfast, at least.

Thankfully, a company called Japan Trust Technology (JTT for short) has come up with a portable UV Toothbrush Sterilizer Case that will wipe out these multiple microbial menaces in under 8 minutes, any time and any place.

The UV Toothbrush Sterilizer Case features a built-in ultraviolet light bulb with an estimated lamp life of 8,000 hours. Simply place your toothbrush into the case, close the lid, and... well, that's it! The case is fully automatic - the UV light shines as soon as the case is closed and automatically shuts off after 8 minutes. By that time, JTT says that 99.9% of bacteria will have been eradicated. In this case of germ warfare, you're the winner!

Jersey Shore wannabes can forget about using the UV Toothbrush Sterilizer Case as some sort of miniature portable tanning wand; when operating, all emitted UV light stays within the case and if the case is opened either accidentally or purposefully while in operation, the light immediately shuts off. Sorry, Snooki and The Situation, stick with the orange spray-on tans that made you infamous.

Getting to the specs, the UV Toothbrush Sterilizer Case comes with a 100cm (40 inch) long USB connector cable so that anywhere your laptop computer goes, you can get a sterilization session going. The case will also house a pair of AA batteries (not included) for back-up and for when you forget to take your laptop into the bathroom with you. Don't you just hate that?

The UV Toothbrush Sterilizer Case measures 218mm by 58mm by 31mm (8.72 by 2.32 by 1.24 inches) and weighs just 107 grams or 3.82 ounces. Choose from white or pale blue case colors and buy it online at Rakuten for just 2,362 yen or around $28.50 at current exchange rates. (via Gigazine and JTT)