Sunday, August 10, 2014

Violife Owl Zapi luxe UV Toothbrush Sanitizer Review

We have been thoroughly enjoying our new Owl Zapi luxe UV Toothbrush Sanitizer to the fullest since we have received it and it has been working even better than I could have imagined. I really have enjoyed knowing that every time we brush our teeth, that we can put the brush inside the Owl Zapi and it sanitizes our brushes so that we can be rest assured of no bacteria living in our brushes.
Main Features:
  • Winner of the International Housewares Design Award 2009
  • Proven germicidal UV light technology
  • Eliminates up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria, including H1N1, E. Coli, Staph, Salmonella, and Listeria
  • Sanitizes in just 6 minutes, auto shut-off
  • Use with any toothbrush or electric brush heads
  • NEW! Low battery indicator light (only available for Violife Zapi Cobalt; Zapi Pearl White & Zapi Gunmetal)
  • NEW! Packaging includes free manual toothbrush (only available for Violife Zapi Cobalt; Zapi Pearl White & Zapi Gunmetal)
  • NEW! Uses 3 AA batteries for improved power (NOT Included)
As you can see in the above picture, a regular toothbrush does come with the Owl Zapi unit, but we have the electric Oral B toothbrushes in our home and it still works with those also, just take the top part off and stick into the Owl and it will clean it also. The blue light comes on while it is doing the germ fighting sanitizing and it will turn off when it's finished. All the guesswork is taken out and no need to sit around waiting for it to finish.

We love watching the Owl Zapi because it is still shaped like an egg and it will wobble a bit but rest assured, it does the job and it does it quite well.
Violife states:
Violife’s germicidal UV bulb makes sure 99.9% of the germs in your brush are gone with the push of a button, and the Zapi Luxe shuts down automatically when your toothbrush is clean. So go ahead, love the look and the fun design, just don’t forget to put your brush in when you go.
What is included in the kit:
  • Measurements: 5" length x 2" wide
  • Violife germicidal UV bulbs lasts up to 8000 hours.
  • Toothbrush included for FREE!
You will have to get 3 AA batteries to put inside the Owl Zapi to get it to work which is not included in the kit.
These are the other two Zapi Luxe Sanitizer's available if you don't happen to like the Owl one that I chose. I thought it was rather cute so that is why I chose it plus I am partial to birds, so that was my logic behind that, but I am glad now that I chose that one because it seems like the right fit for us.
Violife actually has quite a few products to chose from that I think you will find fascinating. I can't believe some of the things coming out now to help all of us brush and take care of our teeth these days when not that long ago when I was a child all we had were manual toothbrushes!
These are the Slim Sonic Toothbrushes. Can you believe that with 22,000 brushstrokes per minute and a choice of bright colors & patterns, you'll look and feel fabulous every time you use your Slim Sonic portable toothbrush.  Amazing! And look at the colors and patterns! Anyone would be thrilled to have one of these going off to college!
These are just about the same as the others above except that they are Slim Sonic Destinations which are designs from all around the world. So, just pick a place that you haven't been to before and dream of that awesome vacation you will take someday or even remember the one you have already had!
About Violife:
Violife started back in 2004 with one product, our Original Countertop Sanitizer. We asked the world famous designer Philippe Starck to collaborate with us on an iconic design, which went on to win the coveted IDSA Gold Award in 2005. So it's no surprise that great style coupled with smart function runs through our veins, and is a key part of everything we make at Violife.
Odds are good that you clean your silverware, cups, plates, and bowls— almost anything that goes into your mouth—after every use. Why not your toothbrush? Unlike most of the other things you put in your mouth every day, your toothbrush has tightly packed bristles which form nooks and crannies that hold on to moisture, forming a perfect sanctuary for germs that cause illnesses like flu, cold, and diarrhea.
Bacteria are introduced into your toothbrush in many ways. Some come from your own mouth, others are airborne, and still more sail to your brush on water droplets launched form the toilet when you flush. However they get there, you can bet that once they’ve found your toothbrush, the germs are there to stay.    
If left unchecked these bacteria will multiply, filling your brush with colony after colony of potentially disease causing germs. By the time you are ready to toss out your brush you could be putting thousands, if not millions, of bacteria in your mouth every time you brush.
Violife sanitizers use the same ultraviolet technology found in hospitals and high-end water purification systems to hit the germs where they live—in your toothbrush. The UV rays penetrate areas that you simply can’t reach when running your brush under the tap, then safely and effectively obliterate up to 99.9% of disease-causing germs.    
You could disinfect all the brushes in your house by hand after every use, but that takes time. You could put your brushes in the dishwasher, and spend even more time waiting for clean, sanitized bristles. Or, you could simply use Violife.
Connect with Violife:

Mailing Address:
Violife LLC
773 Victory Highway I
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 888-882-2367 ** Fax: 914-207-1819

The awesome folks at Violife will give the winner of my Off to School We Go Giveaway Hop Event one the same Zapi Luxe Sanitizers that I just reviewed. You will love knowing your toothbrushes are clean and sanitary for your whole family. The Giveaway Event starts on August 11th and ends on the 25th. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Jennifer Hiles said...

Ever since I heard about these I've been really wanting to get one. I always thought it was kinda weird to put something in your mouth (a toothbrush) and then do it again later without washing it. Always thought it was kinda gross! I will own one of these someday! The owl is so darn cute!

Dorothy Teel said...

How neat this is using ultra violet light to clean a toothbrush, it sure looks like it would work better than rinsing in super hot water, I like that it lasts 8000 hours and the battery is not included.

tanya holland said...

This is so cute. I would love to have one of these. My girls would think it's a toy for them.

M Clark said...

This is so cute, I want one. When I saw the picture I had to read the post, I thought it was a toy. It was only after I started reading that I realized it's a toothbrush sanitizer. Thank you for sharing this review.