Violife iZap UV Toothbrush Sanitizer (Colors May Vary)
- Automatic On and Off in 8 minutes
- Effective in Killing 99.99% of the H1N1 (Swine)Virus on Toothbrushes
- Great for travel, hotels, airplanes, school dorms, health clubs
- Lifetime bulb
- Free toothbrush included
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Just insert your toothbrush, close the lid and the germicidal UV light technology automatically turns on until the toothbrush is sanitized.
Top Customer Reviews
***UPDATE: the bulb ceased lighting after 120 days but I'll take the blame because it WAS due to excessive moisture which caused one of the battery terminals to rust-the one which can't be seen unless you remove the three phillips screws on the back. I cleaned the terminals, put in new batteries, and the UV bulb ignited: the new batteries lasted about 6 months, but your mileage may vary. Just remember to wipe your toothbrush dry before inserting it. This unit gets My Highest Recommendation !!! ***
The unit is constructed of a clear plastic front, a white plastic back with a slot for batteries, and a molded inner case made to hold the brush on its side. When the brush is placed on its side with the neck in the soft clip, then the case is shut. There is a little finger molded into the clear front that depresses a switch upon closing. This action turns on a small UV light tube aimed at the bristles. After 6 minutes, the light automatically shuts off.
I have read uncomplimentary reviews of this device complaining about battery terminals failing, etc. I find it amazing that someone would put a wet brush in this case; did they do this with their prior cases? Nasty. The brush should be dried as much as convenient before replacing in the case.
I have read other reviews complaining about the size of the case. As can be seen in the photos, it is barely longer than an average toothbrush, and possibly 1/4" wider than the average brush case. I find it a modern miracle that a sanitizer like this can be designed in such a small space! It uses two 'AAA' batteries, but is still extremely light due to its plastic construction. I use a regular zip-up men's toiletry case in one travel setup, and a fancier toiletry case from Victorinox in the other setup. This case fits easily in both.
I travel 25-50% of my month on business. In slightly under a year of use, and twice-a-day brushing, both of my units have functioned flawlessly. I haven't had to replace batteries in either unit.Read more ›
I'm not into disposing of and replacing items like this after just a couple months. I am hoping to find a more permanent solution (perhaps from a different manufacturer).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Given all the reviews I should have checked this product as soon as I got it but I didn't. Now that I have, it doesn't work. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Veronica
Even after wiping off the moisture of the toothbrush prior to placing in the holder the item worked for about 2 days. The placement of the toothbrush is too close to the UV. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jeffrey Colquette
External package had sharpie and left over tacky stuff from stickers and looked extremely aged. Opened it ever hopeful. The toothbrush container was not white. Read morePublished 21 months ago by MCat
The reason I gave it a 4 because. It was just like the picture. It was easy to use. I used it to sanitize my kids toothbrushes. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amanda
Perfect size for travel. Runs a long time on batteries. Takes a beating in my suitcases but has kept working for years.Published on November 18, 2013 by Jane S.
Purchased this for my son, who loved it while it worked. While it actually worked seemed to work well. 4 weeks after first using, it died. Switched out batteries... Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Jennifer S.
I read about sanitizing cases and saw how economical these were. I got one for myself and one for my husband. I love it. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Patricia Clifton