Geek Trivia Makes Clean Living Easy Beth Snyder July 10, 2014 One of the best ways to prevent disease is to wash your hands frequently, but you also need to do it correctly. I’m sure you’ve all heard the adage that you should sing “Happy Birthday” while you wash because it’s about the right length of time… but I’m betting most of us don’t do it. Ditto with brushing our teeth. Did you know you’re supposed to brush for at least two minutes? Many of us don’t spend as long as we should on these two basic tenets of personal hygiene even though we know we should. Soap Time has recently launched a Kickstarter project that can help you with that. It’s called Clean Living, and it makes timing yourself while cleaning up fun and interesting rather than boring. Clean Living is a combination toothbrush holder and soap platform, with some extra bits to entertain you while you wash your hands or brush your teeth. Its design is simple enough to fit into pretty much any decor, and it doesn’t require special soap or toothbrushes, making it universally useful for everyone. Here’s how it works. For hand-washing, simply place your favourite bottle of liquid soap on the pedestal. When you push down to get some soap, the pedestal senses the pressure and starts a 20-second light and sound show including a trivia question. When your time is up, the lights and sound stop and the correct answer to the question is given. Brushing your teeth is a little different, although similar. When you’re ready to begin brushing your teeth, just hit the start button located on the front of the unit. That starts the timer and the sound/light show just like with washing your hands, but since this is a two-minute time frame it gives you several trivia questions while you brush. As with washing your hands, when your time is up the sound and light show will stop, letting you go on with your day. Clean Living comes with your choice between a Geek Trivia and a Kids Trivia pack, each with hundreds of questions loaded onto a microSD card. If you prefer to listen to something of your own, just use your own microSD card instead. Of course, that leaves out the trivia questions, but it would be nice to pick your own music. As I mentioned above, Clean Living is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. A pledge of $16.00 US will get you early bird pricing for a Kid’s Edition unit, while a pledge of $17.00 US will get you the same for the Geek Edition. Those prices are 36% and 32% off the retail price. If you miss the early bird window, you’ll have to pledge $24.00 US or $25.00 US in order to get a Kid’s or Geek Edition. Assuming the funding goal is reached (they have until August 3), they expect to ship Clean Living in December. Share This With The World!