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Performance aside, the unit is durable and long lasting
on April 19, 2015
PROS: More than 4 years later and this device is still going strong. Battery life will last for more than a month on a single charge. The Philips brand brush heads last around six months before replacing (I clean them regularly with Hydrogen Peroxide), and they had better, considering the asking price. Worth noting is that Walmart sells an Equate brand brush head that fits perfectly to this model Sonicare, though the Philips brand brush heads are superior, in my opinion. A little softer and not as noisy during use.
CONS: I've been using the Sonicare for nearly five years now and it doesn't actually clean any better than a good quality manual brush. I'm a non-smoker but like to have 3-4 cups of coffee daily and I still need to see the dentist to get the stains off my lower teeth every year.
Another interesting feature is that the device will turn off after 2 minutes of use (which is the recommended brush time: spending 30 seconds in each quadrant). If you turn the brush off prior to the 2 minutes but turn it back on within a minute or so, it will remember where you left off. So if you brush for one minutes, manually turn the device off, then back on again, it will still cut off after an additional minute. No idea how long it must be off to reset completely.