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Erin Lawrence

This month on CTV Tech talk we looked at gadgets that can help improve your health.

Burst Toothbrushburst smart toothbrush review dentist

I’ve somehow slipped down a strange rabbit hole. Without even trying, I think I’ve reviewed nearly half a dozen different smart toothbrushes. And I still get requests to check out more. The latest to cross my desk is called Burst.

Burst is a sleek looking, jet-black brush rechargeable electric toothbrush that looks like it was born in the Matrix. Of course it’s got some smarts and some unique features too. The brush has a soft-looking brush head with… black bristles.

Everything about this brush looks cool, but it’s also got the features you need in an electric brush. Burst says it vibrates at 33,000 sonic vibrations per minute, which helps keep the brush from wearing down your teeth.

Read my full review of Burst.

vitastiq vitamin measurement how to does it work electro acuVitastiq Vitamin Tracker

The Viqastiq pen is used by pressing the soft metallic tip against pressure points  on your hands, feet and elsewhere (depending on how detailed a measurement you want to do). Your readings are monitored with an app on your smartphone so you can compare and contrast them

from day to day and week to week.

The overall intent is that you’ll use Vitastiq to measure trends over time. My testing culminated in a blood test to compare what Vitastiq was showing me, compared to what my doctor was able to measure.

What vitamins can Vitastiq detect and how accurate does the company claim it is? Click here to read more.

 SleepPhones headphones

SleepPhones are soft, padded, wireless headphones designed to be worn in bed. These padded headphones have tiny speakers that sit over and above your ear so there’s nothing sticking in your ear all night to irritate you.

SleepPhones soft sleeping headphones review how to sleep

The SleepPhones band, and the guts inside.

Inside the soft cushiony band are the two speakers and a Bluetooth module which controls the phones. The **Contest is closed)module is removable for re-charging via a micro USB cable.

SleepPhones are quite comfortable to wear and to sleep in.  I’m a side sleeper, and as such have never been able to wear headphones to bed. I do listen to podcasts to fall asleep each night, so my solution is to play audio from my iPad’s speaker on low volume from the bedside table. Fortunately, my husband doesn’t mind, but I’d rather not subject him to noise.

With SleepPhones, I can lay comfortably on either side, and still listen to my shows, without disturbing my husband. Brilliant! There’s also no cords to get tangled up in overnight, another annoyance.

Do these sound like they can help you? Read my full review of SleepPhones for more info.

 **Contest is closed**Enter to Win – Vitastiq, Burst, or SleepPhones!

**Contest is closed** Congrats to winners: M. Gebremeskel, D. Kervin. To enter, please write a (preferably nice!) comment in the comments section below and don’t forget to use today’s TV keyword. Winner must be able to pick up prize at CTV Calgary. See below for full rules and details.

You may enter today until midnight. Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday April 3rd, 2018. One entry per person. Duplicate/additional entries on the same day will be discarded. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at CTV Calgary within 30 days from today.

The Fine Print:
I’ll get in touch with the winner(s) via email. Winner must respond to my email within 24 hours. If I do not receive a response/acknowledgement of the win, your entry is forfeited/discarded and I’ll redraw under same 24 hour timeframe until I get a winner to acknowledge.

You may indicate your preferred prize by using the appropriate keyword for the device you’d most like to win. Entries will be separated into three separate draws based on keyword indicated by entrant. I’ll draw one winner at random, for each prize, from among all the entries with each keyword. Entries containing more than one keyword will be added to a draw at our sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Not valid in Quebec. There will be three winners of this contest: 1 (one) winner will receive 1 (one)Vitastiq Vitamin device, 1 (one) winner will receive 1 (one) SleepPhones headphones, and 1 (one) winner will receive 1 (one) Burst Toothbrush.

Erinlyyc.com bears no responsibility for prizes not delivered, delayed or misdirected, or not claimed after 30 days. Prize has no cash value.

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96 Comments

  1. Scot Youngblut on April 3, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I work horrible rotating 12 hour night shifts! Those Sleepphones could help a lot! Thanks for the segment.

  2. Guru on April 3, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the great work. I could use that Vitastiq to stay healthy.

  3. Susan on April 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Awesome segment! I need the Burst Oral Care toothbrush!

  4. Terry on April 3, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Your segments are very informative. I would like to try the Vistastiq vitamin tracker.

  5. Carol B. on April 3, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Would love to try the Burst toothbrush.

  6. Craig B. on April 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    The products today all sound terrific, but I would really like to try the Vitastiq

  7. Melissa R. on April 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I would love to try the Vitastiq. I have been making a lot changes to my diet and this would be very beneficial for me.

  8. Peter B. on April 3, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    The Burst toothbrush would be great. It would be great to win that.

  9. Sharon on April 3, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The Vitastiq sounds very. Interesting. I am a senior and think this would be a good product to try.

  10. Ruth Longhurst on April 3, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for all of the time you spend trialling so many new tech items. It saves a lot of disappointments and/or gives a lot of gift ideas. I especially love the Burst Oral Care toothbrush.

  11. Chris Koichopolos on April 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    A better way to brush my teeth and love the features of the Burst toothbrush. Until next time.

  12. Janet Hogan on April 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Love the sleephones and burst toothbrush
    Either would be great to try out. Current headphones so uncomfortable when trying to nap. Love your reviews!

  13. krista P on April 3, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Great tech segment, would love to try out the new BURST smart toothbrush

  14. Tanya Svedlund on April 3, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for your reviews on the three products today. I am very much interested in the Burst toothbrush with the charcoal on the bristles. Genius! Been drinking it in my juices for years but brushing your teeth with it too makes perfect sense. 🙂

  15. Kathy M on April 3, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I think both the SleepPhone and Vitastiq vitamin are very interesting! Would love to try either of them.

  16. Erica Lister on April 3, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Love your segment! Would love to try the Vitastiq vitamin tracker.

  17. Helen Mortl on April 3, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I envisioned a device like Vitastiq Vitamin Tracker would be available in the future and here it is. I hope something similar will be available soon to detect illness as well as vitamin deficiencies.

  18. Karen V. on April 3, 2018 at 9:07 am

    would love to try the Burst smart toothbrush or the SleepPhone as they look like great products!

  19. Tess on April 3, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Love your reviews on the techie stuff. I would like to try out the Vitastiq to see if it works.

  20. Nicholas Fuss on April 3, 2018 at 8:49 am

    That Vitastiq looks really interesting.. would love to try one out and see what it finds!

  21. Marlene Dunand on April 3, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Funny story – my old ‘sleep’ phones cord was eaten by the vacuum on the weekend… so SleepPhone would be delightful!
    Great segment!

  22. Carolyn McRorie on April 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Loved your review on CTV this morning! Would really like to try the Vitastiq vitamin tracker!

  23. Shelley Rybachuk on April 3, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Would love to try the burst smart toothbrush. Enjoyed your segment.

  24. Diane Hale on April 3, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Great tech segment. Would be great to win Vitastiq Vitamin tracker and use this in my daily life.

  25. Denise Kervin on April 3, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I really enjoyed the segment this morning. It would be cool to try out the SleepPhones!

  26. Elaine D on April 3, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Today’s segment was very interesting. I have had a similar skin test done at my naturopath’s office. It would be very convenient to be able to test my body for vitamin and mineral content at home by using the Vitastiq. Thank you for presenting the new Vitastiq.

  27. Kevin Eisler on April 3, 2018 at 8:16 am

    The Vitastiq is especially interesting to me as I am working on trying to sort out many symptoms, most of which are pain related. The Vitastiq would really assist me in knowing where I am, or may be deficient and would give me some backing when talking to my doctor on next steps.

  28. Barbara McLean on April 3, 2018 at 8:11 am

    As a Health Care provider I tend to overlook my own health and wellness. The Vitastiq sounds like an excellent piece of tech that will quickly and easily identify any potential vitamin deficiencies that I might incur due to stress, a fast-paced job, and on-the-go (occasionally poor) eating habits.

  29. Judi Sommerville on April 3, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Love learning about new technology and you do a great job of enlightening me. I travel a lot and the SleepPhones look like a great idea and I would love to try them.

  30. Lilia Camarena on April 3, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Love the charcoal head of Burst toothbrush. Extended battery great for traveling

  31. Joy Hanson on April 3, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Burst Oral Care Smart Toothbrush
    Great segment Erin. Interesting and informative.

  32. Lee Hogan on April 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Though I watch this morning show faithfully, this is the first time I’ve seen your segment, I will be a loyal follower now, great ideas. I’d love them all, but as I am in the need of a new electric toothbrush, the Burst would be my first choice.

  33. Brenda Garand on April 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Awesome review of BURST Oral Care! Have a great day💐

  34. Carla Harman on April 3, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Great product reviews but I am most interested in the SleepPhones earphones. Its nice to know I am not the only person who needs a better solution for overnight listening.

  35. Nealen fraser on April 3, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Sleep headphones. I have a hard time sleeping because of my Autism and am a side sleeper! These headphones sound awesome!

  36. Jodie on April 3, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for your review today. Always love the tech stuff you share. The Vitastiq Vitamin Tracker looks really cool and the Burst Oral Care Toothbrush is amazing.

  37. Val Bota on April 3, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Burst – loved the review of all products but particularly interested in the toothbrush.

  38. Cheryl Rodger on April 3, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Enjoyed your segment today on the Morning Show. All were very interesting especially the”Vitastiq Vitamin Tracker”. I had never heard of the “Burst Toothbrush” which sounded interest as well.

  39. Brett Prince on April 3, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Love your reviews. The Burst toothbrush with the charcoal bristles is a great idea.

  40. William Tesluck on April 3, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I was extremely interested in the Burst Oral Care Toothbrush. It was really enlighten to learn that there is a Japanese charcoal called Binchotan that is proven to absorb impurities for brighter, whiter teeth. Who knew I would learn something about Japanese charcoal at 7 am. Please enter me in your contest!

  41. Krystal Kitchen on April 3, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Always watch for your reviews on Tuesday mornings! The Burst Oral Care Smart Toothbrush looks cool!

  42. Peggy Morrison on April 3, 2018 at 7:47 am

    The BURST toothbrush is great idea and sounds like it would be awesome environmentally as the batteries are rechargeable and the unit lasts a long time. Totally cool. Thanks for reviewing this product today.
    Peggy

  43. Paul Bonsel on April 3, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Hey Erin thanks for showing today’s Tech Gadgets. The Vitastiq is pretty cool and helpful for those of us that wonder if we are taking the right vitamin supplements. Thanks for showing it!

  44. Matt B on April 3, 2018 at 7:45 am

    …since the misses often finds it hard to sleep at night, I believe the SleepPhones would be a great tool for her. 💤😴💤

  45. Jennifer jackson on April 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Great info this morning! The Vitastiq vitamin tracker would be an amazing tool to have.

  46. Maggie T on April 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Vitastiq! What a great idea!

  47. Lana Peterson on April 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Great information on new tech gadgets.The Vitastiq sounds especially interesting!

  48. Brenda Boland on April 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Good morning,
    I’m bursting with excitement with your review on the charcoal burst sonic toothbrush!
    I like you find myself being too aggressive with brushing my teeth so would love the control of the soft brush and time quidance it offers when brushing.
    Burst seems like the perfect fit for me especially with no worries of changing the brush with the Burst 3 month replacement program.
    Should Burst be my new friend if I’m chosen to win, I thank you in advance😃

  49. Jodi Campbell on April 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I Erin! I always love to watch your segment on CTV News! Todays gadget I love most today is the BURST!

  50. Charlene on April 3, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Always Love your CTV segments & your very informative blogs. I would Love to try the Burst toothbrush. Keep up the good work.

  51. Mirela Balan on April 3, 2018 at 7:41 am

    SleepPhones I love the tech talk! Thank you for all the reviews. Very informative.

  52. Jessica on April 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Burst toothbrush looks awesome!!

  53. Nancy Roberts on April 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Very informative segment this morning. I am very interested in the Burst toothbrush.

  54. Matt B on April 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    As always, great review of some handy products. The BURST Oral Care Smart Toothbrush looks pretty good 😀👍

  55. Monika Gebremeskel on April 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Great review on Vitastiq Vitamin Tracker. Love the blood test comparison!

  56. Tracy McLennan on April 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Always great gadgets when you are on air. I would love to try the sleep phones.

  57. Jennifer Wile on April 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Loved the segment this morning. I would like the Vitastiq.

  58. Ramona Mills on April 3, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I appreciate your segment on CTV in the morning- the BURST toothbrush was the top of the list of gadgets, today.

  59. Ryan Hittel on April 3, 2018 at 7:39 am

    The Vitastiq Vitamin Tracker looks like a great tech gadget. I recently implemented a strict diet for health reasons and this tool would be great to use to track the vitamin and mineral levels. Thanks for sharing!

  60. Jackie Vallis on April 3, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Great segment this morning, thank you. Would love to try out the burst toothbrush and get my smile to the next level bright! Have a great day!!

  61. Joan Molitor on April 3, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Always love this segment, would love to be the winner of a new Burst Oral Care smart toothbrush. Love that it has all the great features, especially the length of charge.

  62. Nuno Santos Silva on April 3, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Vitastiq! Loved it! My partner always “forces” me to take vitamin supplements and I’ve always wondered if I needed them. Now I can settle the doubt! 🙂

    Thanks for showing it to me!

  63. Shelley Hoefling on April 3, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Great review!! I loved the Vitastiq… it looked cool!

  64. Susan on April 3, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Hey there!
    So glad you do all the hard work for me!
    I’m really wanting the burst toothbrush, it sounds prettt exciting!

  65. Jaymie fraser on April 3, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Vitamin tracker. This product is super cool! I just was diagnosed with thyroid disease and this would be a very helpful tool for my health. Love cool gadgets!

  66. KATHY Morton on April 3, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Love the info and new things you show. Would love the Vitastiq

  67. Elly Nordstrom on April 3, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Great reviews, Erin! The Burst toothbrush looks amazing. 7 weeks on one charge? Yes please!

  68. Yvonne St Cyr on April 3, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Vitastiq…would be really interested to know Vit D levels, especially this year with our extended winter and no sunny get away! Found all the items very interesting this morning.

  69. Trevor Calvert on April 3, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Love cool new health gadgets. Vitastiq looks very interesting!

  70. Heide Wright on April 3, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Hi Erin! I’m interested in winning the Burst Oral Care toothbrush. I just switched from watching Global Morning show to CTV and I already like all of you better. Thank you

  71. Lisa Phillips on April 3, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Burst what a uniwue take on mouth care. Working in public health oral health i find this technology to be amazing. The charge is great

  72. Lucas Fraser on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Burst… Love watching your tech reviews because you seem to find the tech I don’t find.

  73. Josh Stall on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Enjoyed your review and would like to try the vitastiq very much!

  74. Nicole McKenna on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Great demo today on CTV! The Vitastiq looks like such an interesting product. I am super intrigued and have already found myself scrolling through their website for more information.

  75. Deb Sorensen on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I enjoyed your review of the products this am! Love the Burst toothbrush. Great idea and the battery life- wow!

  76. Patty on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Vitastiq..totally amazed by technical.

  77. Jamie Stewart on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I love the Burst toothbrush.

  78. Samah Elzahaby on April 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I liked the idea of the Vitaastique so much. Sometimes I feel my body is lacking a certain vitamin and lm lazy to go to the doctor to check

  79. Katie B on April 3, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Was watching the show this morning.. great items!! But I’d really like the chance to win the #sleepphones 💟

  80. Hanson Monica on April 3, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Love watching the new products you review 👍 Vitastiq

  81. Tracy Tilma on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Thanks Erin, for your informative research! I would love to win any of the three highlighted tech devices but the burst toothbrush would be great to have.

  82. Jennifer Kratz on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    I always enjoy your segments on the morning news. Would love a Vitastiq.

  83. Jo-Anne Chipchase on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Really enjoyed the info to help me get a better sleep

  84. Melissa Steers on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    I look forward to the hearing about the latest tech gadgets On Tuesday mornins. I would love the sleepphones headphones. They will definitely help with all my red eye flights!

  85. Kelly on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Love those sleepphones! My wife has terrible trouble sleeping and listens to podcasts to get back to sleep. These would be ideal.

  86. Monica on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Love me a new Burst Toothbrush! Thx!

  87. Tracy Garrick on April 3, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Burst….like the charcoal brush head and battery life. Thank you for shoring the wonderful tech out there to help the rest of us be healthy

  88. Christine Robb on April 3, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Would love to win the Burst toothbrush
    Thank you
    Christiner754@hotmail.com

  89. Lorie Inglis on April 3, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Sleepphones sound like they might help my insomnia issues. Fingers crossed I get a pair. Love watching Tuesday mornings Tech items

  90. Mackenzie Meldrum on April 3, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Great talk! Would love to enter to win the Vitastiq Vitamin device!

  91. Leesa on April 3, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Great gadgets I’d love to win the Burst toothbrush!

  92. Georgina Dibley on April 3, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Really excited about the BURST oral care toothbrush!!

  93. Vanessa Scott on April 3, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Love your reviews. Sleepphones are very cool and great to hear that they work for side sleepers.

    • Mandi Williams on April 3, 2018 at 7:34 am

      Loved the reviews. Vitastiq Vitamin device Would be great with stubborn children who don’t like there veggies

    • Pat on April 3, 2018 at 7:41 am

      I was entertained by the smart burst toothbrush to received the charcoal coated brushes without worry is amazing
      Also the Vitastiq vitamin tracker will help many in their health

    • Leticia on April 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Will be wonderful to win the Sleephones good luck to me!!!

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