essential part of our daily routine that is overlooked by most. We invest more
than ever in other health gadgets but teeth are ignored, yet damage to teeth is irreversible
No single brush type, regardless of cost, is best. Dentists simply advise to choose what you feel most comfortable with, that encourages you to brush well, regularly & correctly
A modular brush providing a premium experience to all, allowing you to simply & easily adapt its ergonomics, aesthetics, functionality & performance to match your needs & cherish for life
Create your own brush, from minimal and manual to flashy and electric
- CUSTOMIZE-ABLE HANDLE - aesthetic and ergonomic customization
- UPGRADE-ABLE VIBRATION MOTOR - drop in a vibration module to make it electric
- RENEWABLE SUBSCRIPTION HEADS - Replacement head mailed every 3 months
- VERSATILE CAP - protect bristles while mounted to wall or in bag
Its the start of a platform that can revolutionize the industry. New Ergonomic handles, Smart Vibration Modules & Performance head attachments can keep this brush adapting for years
Researching with dentists and partnering with a leading brush manufacturer, we bring the same Soft Dupont bristles, Tongue Cleaner & Electric motor used by leading brands
The basic brush starts at just $19, an electric upgrade adds $20 and head subscription only $4/ cycle, easily competing with manual brush costs and far cheaper than electrics
Only available here, at campaign end we start production. After honing manufacturing & logistics we ship the brush to you, free of charge, summer 2014 (September at latest)
To raise funds needed for mass production and learn what our consumers want Instead of losing our vision to investors, you are the investors & get a brush as a thank you!
For a product so important to our health, that we use twice a day our entire lives, its amazing how little attention we pay to the act of brushing our teeth and the products we buy to do so. Cheap, gimmicky manual brushes and overpriced, overweight electric ones are ubiquitous, whatever the brand and we seem to accept that. But people are starting to care more about the wellness products they buy and we wanted to be the first in the industry to cater to that desire for well designed, intelligent & forward thinking products
The only consistent thing that dentists agree on is that everyone has different brushing needs and no one brush is best for all, regardless of cost or feature set. Tests have proven that even the most high performance brushes can only increase effectiveness by 7% at most, and can actually be damaging to most if not used correctly. Above all, dentists simply advise to choose a brush that you feel most comfortable with, that will encourage you to brush well, regularly and correctly and that is the core of our thinking
A beautifully crafted brush that has had the same attention to detail as our other, less important, everyday objects. Providing an entry point to all budgets, but the same premium brushing experience to all and designed to be kept and adapted for life using a modular construction that allows users to easily adapt its ergonomics, aesthetics, functionality & performance to match their unique needs and keep up with technology
- CUSTOMIZEABLE HANDLES - personalized ergonomics and aesthetic
- UPGRADEABLE VIBRATION MODULE - manual or electric functionality
- RENEWABLE SUBSCRIPTION HEADS - convenient performance
- VERSATILE TRAVEL CAP - Hygiene and convenience
Create or choose your own brush to match your unique Aesthetic, Ergonomic and Functional brushing needs. From a minimal and manual brush to a flashy electric one
Every buyer will receive theDEFAULT brush fully assembled and you can quickly and easily swap in custom handles using the penny slot screw on the base of the brush
"theDEFAULT" - NO MORE FUSS
Tacky colors, gimmicky features and clunky construction are replaced with premium design and engineering, "theDEFAULT" matte white plastic toothbrush has a beautifully minimal aesthetic and an attention to detail not seen before on a toothbrush
"byDEFAULT" - PREMIUM LIFESTYLE
To bring the brush level with our other premium lifestyle products, we created the "byDEFAULT" range of premium handles. Starting with Aluminum and Wood designs, this collection provides consumers with materials and finishes to match their modern lifestyle.
"myDEFAULT" - TOTALLY UNIQUE
By partnering with designers and listening to users we are also building a growing catalog of printed plastic handles in our "myDEFAULT" collection. You can choose from numerous colors and unlimited forms, patterns textures and features to match your stylistic, ergonomic or functional needs.
Vibrating brushes have grown in popularity but current solutions are bulky and wasteful. By dropping an AAA battery and our vibration module into the handle of your manual DEFAULT brush & tapping the touch sensitive logo, it will transform into an electric one without compromising on size or style.
Remembering to replace your toothbrush is not easy so we are offering a subscription service that will send you a replacement head at dentist recommended 3 month intervals as a reminder. At only $16 / year ( 4 brush heads), incl. shipping, the cost is well below competitors and on a par with replacing a cheap manual brush every 3 months. The snap on head, containing Soft Nylon bristles and rubber tongue massager, makes replacement quick and easy while reducing toothbrush landfill by up to 80%.
Our bundled cap accessory uses an integrated strip of micro suction film to allow mounting of the brush to any smooth surface without residue, providing a convenient, germ free stand when not in use and sealing the brush during travel, keeping the bristles and your bag protected when you to take your brush to work or on vacation
This is the start of a platform that can revolutionize a tired industry. New Ergonomic handle designs, Smart, Connected, Vibration Modules & Unique Performance head attachments can keep this brush adapting for years to comeWhile carrying out research with dentists and being partnered with a certified toothbrush manufacturer from the early stages of the project, we are not creating a brush that tries to make rash claims about brushing performance. Instead, what we want to do is make people enjoy interacting with their brush for the first time ever, potentially encouraging them to brush for a little longer, with a little more care and maybe even more often and in different locations. Then, further down the line with people bought into our idea, thanks to our modular design, we will partner with different oral health foundations and dentists to bring more advanced Vibration Modules and replaceable heads and accessories to more drastically increase brushing performance.
With theDEFAULT brush, including cap accessory at just $19, an electric upgrade adding only $20 more and head subscription only $4/ cycle, this brush easily competes with less functional manual brush costs and is far cheaper than 99% of electrics who charge heads at $5-$15 each
Pre-ordering a brush is as easy as clicking on a pledge level on the right hand side of this page. but to help you better understand what each Perk means we have put together this quick list to differentiate the three main types...
"theDEFAULT"---Matte white plastic
"myDEFAULT"-----3D Printed Plastic
Browse our custom design Catalog here, Choose a favorite (ignore "SOLD OUT" sign), Purchase the "myDEFAULT" perk on this page, tell us your choice at the end of the campaign
Browse our premium design Catalog here, Choose a favorite (ignore "SOLD OUT" sign) from SILVER, MINT, RED or BLACK Aluminum, or CHESTNUT (light) or ROSEWOOD (Dark) Wood (made in Brooklyn), Purchase the "byDEFAULT" perk on this page, tell us your choice at the end of the campaign
"byDEFAULT"-----Aluminum & Wood
WHAT IS INDIEGOGO?
Indiegogo is a crowd funding platform that allows us to use pre-orders to finance the first stage of mass manufacture. Instead of losing our vision to outside investors, you guys are the investors and get a brush of your choice, before anyone else, in the process!
WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR
We have consulted with dentists and worked closely with fellow designers, engineering partners and our toothbrush manufacturer to research, develop and test every detail of these patent pending brushes to ensure production readiness and adherence to standards.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
All prototypes in the video have been produced at the factory of our toothbrush manufacturing partner to ensure we are showcasing a production ready product. Our wooden handles are hand crafted in a Brooklyn wood shop by an independent worker.
WHAT IS NEXTEnsuring an exquisite fit and finish is our biggest challenge. The factories are ready to go, but we at byDEFAULT have exacting standards and anticipate spending some time honing the feel and the user experience of both the physical parts and the vibration motor module.
byDEFAULT is an exciting new design brand founded by a team of New York based Industrial designers who collaborate on and create beautiful but intelligent everyday products. Head founder Simon Enever , www.simonenever.com, is a British born, New York based industrial designer with years of experience in consumer product and consumer electronics design at several consultancies in Europe and the US, most recently, Fuseproject (NY) and now Lead designer at ECCO design.
WHAT IS "theDEFAULT", "myDEFAULT" AND "byDEFAULT"?
"theDEFAULT" is the basic white plastic brush package including handle, head and Cap "myDEFAULT" includes “theDEFAULT” and your choice of unique 3D printed handle “byDEFAULT" includes "theDEFAULT" and your choice of premium handle (Metal or wood)
HOW DO I ORDER?
Read the "WHEN AND HOW DO I GET IT" to decide on a brush package then click the appropriate big grey button on the right hand side to select that option. Then you simply type in your amount, enter your payment and shipping details and you’re done!
WHEN DO I CHOOSE MY COLOR!?
At the end of the campaign, a survey will be sent around that will ask your preferred color/ material/ finish / chosen design depending on which perk you selected
WHAT TYPE OF BRISTLES ARE YOU USING?
We are planning on supplying ALL brush heads asSOFT, rounded tip, Dupont Nylon bristles as recommended by dentists. If you have a particular need for medium or hard bristles please be in touch or leave a comment and we will assess the demand.
HOW DOES THE BRUSH HEAD PERFORM?
We use the same bristle design, tongue cleaner and vibration motor as the majority of modern brushes and performance will match. We are partnering with oral health experts to bring more "performance" head variants and smarter motors to the platform down the line
WHEN WILL IT COME?
We are likely to ship in the Summer 2014 and have given a VERY conservative “latest” ship date of September 2014.
ARE YOU ENDORSED BY ANY DENTISTS?
We carried out extensive research with dentists and we have been partnered with a certified toothbrush manufacture who supplies many large US chains. Dentists are extremely excited by this product and we are looking to announce official endorsements imminently
CAN I BUY THESE ANYWHERE ELSE? IN STORE?
No, this campaign is the ONLY way to guarantee you can get a toothbrush at launch. we will open up our own online story at www.bydefault.co soon after the campaign ends to accept more pre-orders and allow orders for additional handles
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T REACH $60,000?
if the total is extremely low you will get your money back, however, if we get a little nearer to our target we will still be able to produce the brushes as per your order as we really believe in this product.