The magic toothbrush
Muse #240 - miracles do happen
Miracles do happen. And, this is a recent story. I used to charge my powered toothbrush around once in 4-5 days. One day, while brushing my teeth I remembered that I have not charged my toothbrush for several months. And that surprised me.
My first thought was that the battery is going through an one time resurgence before its final death. And that didn’t make sense.
Then I thought what a plausible answer could be. My wife and I had similar toothbrushes and she was possibly using mine wrongly and charging it as well. I started checking whether my brush was wet before it’s usage and it never was. And I had never seen my brush on the charger stand, ever. Not once before. Back to scratching my head with a vengeance, to no end.
Then, I figured out what was going on. It had transformed into a magic self charging toothbrush. And here’s what really happened.
After brushing my teeth, I usually lay my Philips Sonicare toothbrush on its side on the countertop. After coming back home from my coronary bypass surgery in April, I had moved one of my Amazon Echo services to the bathroom as a backup to call for help. This was in case I needed help while in the shower, and I could call for help using my voice from there. The charger wire was passing close enough to where I place my toothbrush. And the induction from that cable was charging my toothbrush every day. Mystery solved. Something that I could have never ever guessed how much ever chances I was provided.
And now I have an wirelessly charged toothbrush that never runs out of battery, possibly until it fails or until I remove the Echo device from the bathroom.
A magic toothbrush indeed. Miracles do happen.