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Kolibree Magik: Makes brushing teeth fun for kids with AR and gamification
by Seth .

You can pair the Magik with an AR-driven app on your phone to help make the act of brushing teeth interactive and fun for your kids. So is it worth it?

OK, let’s drill down further into the Kolibree Magik to find out…

TOOTHBRUSHING MADE INTERACTIVE AND FUN

The Kolibree Magik does not run on batteries. All you have to do is pair it with the Kolibree app that you can download off Apple or Google Play store. How it works is it uses a tracking technology Kolibree calls Computer Vision to detect the position, movement and speed of the toothbrush in relevance to your child’s face/mouth.

Magik will reward your child with images and sounds on-screen when they hit the right spots, or brush above a minimum amount of time. With 15 different game worlds to dive into that has their own unique sets of interactive face overlays and icons, Magik takes your child on an adventure that motivates them to brush their teeth every day.

The Magik app will also let you know not only if your child has brushed their teeth, but how well they did it. The app offers feedback and even fun advice on how to correctly achieve a healthy set of chompers.

VERDICT

So will the Magik make your child brush their teeth more often? We think it just might. The gamification is interesting and it definitely makes the act of brushing teeth fun, but the root of the problem for us now is the price of the Magik. For around USD30 (RM120+-) a piece, the toothbrush don’t come cheap and seeing that toothbrushes are supposed to be replaced every 3 to 6 months, it will cost you between RM240+- to RM480+- per year. Ouch, that will give a toothache to some parents for sure...

Currently the Kolibree Magik is slated for release sometime in Q3 2018. Sign up at https://www.kolibree.com/en/magik/ to be notified when it’s up for purchase.

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