Is it the same as my regular sponge?
No! The One Sponge is a sponge for the 21st Century!
As it is made from hygienic silicone, it harbours no bacteria like normal sponges and you can sanitise it in the dishwasher any time. It is durable and probably the last sponge you will ever buy!
Although it is not absorbent and may not be ideal for using on delicate or narrow glasses, it should do the job for the bulk of your washing up items.