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Good for the money; wish it lasted longer.
on April 20, 2015
This is my second of the same electric toothbrush; the first lasted about 15 months. Since it only cost about $15, some would say I got my money's worth, but it was still somewhat disappointing. I chose this product after my dentist recommended switching to electric (the display models in his office ran upwards of $100). The problem with the expensive models, which typically have an internal rechargeable battery and charger base, is that the consumer has no idea of the quality of the battery (NiCad, NiMh, or lithium ion?), or of the charger (1-stage, 2-stage, or 3-stage?), and that's where a lot of the cost is. Plus I suspect those internal rechargeable batteries are not replaceable. The exact nature of vibration/rotation/oscillation is different across product lines (if one believes the marketing) but I think the only way to know what you like is to try one (or more). Because of these issues I chose to invest modestly: the "action" of this particular item was satisfactory to me, and the ability to choose my own rechargeable AA batteries, for which I already had a charger, was why I bought another. (Incidentally, I opened the sealed body of the old toothbrush and isolated the problem to the very cheap electric motor that drives the oscillation and failed armature brushes.)