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What's this wall-mounted gadget you see here?

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It's the Flosstime, a smart floss dispenser. Press the button to dispense 18 inches of floss -- and -- get a blue light-up reminder the very next day to do it all over again. No app required.

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When you press the button, it'll also time your flossing session. The blue light will migrate around the four quadrants of the device, which correspond to the four quadrants of your mouth.

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It comes with 50 meters of Oral-B Glide floss.

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Replacing the standard AA batteries is easy: just twist it off.

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There's even kid-friendly snap-on faceplates if you want.

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Here's the catch: proprietary floss cartridges. They cost US $8 each.

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What makes them proprietary: part of the geared mechanism that shoots out the floss is embedded into the cartridge.

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You've gotta be careful they're threaded properly, or else they can jam.

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One last shot of the Flosstime, showing off its battery powered worm gear.

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