Gadgets 102

Published on January 24th, 2006 | by Greg


One Less Thing To Clean?

We here at Truly Obscure like buttons. We really like buttons- especially when they are supposed to make life easier, say, by cleaning our shower automatically.

Great devices fill a need you didn't even realize you had. Our reviewers apparently thought their showers were already self-cleaning, but according to the folks at Scrubbing Bubbles, such is not the case. Which is why we've been testing their new Automatic Shower Cleaner, available through Skymall now and stores soon, and going for $40.

Their ad copy says "even if you start with a dirty shower, you'll see an astounding difference in days"- which is a tad confusing, because wouldn't the device not make much of a difference if you started with a clean shower? Regardless, our shower is cleaner, and that's all that counts.

Basically, hang the device from your showerhead, press a button after a shower, and in fifteen seconds the Automatic Shower Cleaner sprays a special solution in 360 degrees. It takes about 12 seconds, and here's an important tip- make sure your shower curtain is completely pulled or you'll be wiping the special solution from your walls. And you might also want to be out of the room, or leave a window open, because the smell is powerful- not bad, just quite strong.

The cleaner uses 4 batteries (included), and comes with two bottles of solution (enough for quite a few uses)- now the only thing we need is a device with a button to clean off our Automatic Shower Cleaner.

About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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