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Great toothbrush, but way overdone on useless features
on December 28, 2013
I bought two of these toothbrushes, one for me and one for my wife. The toothbrushes themselves are phenomenal!! The best toothbrushes we have ever used. However, the automatic cutoff for brushing too hard is just about the most irritating feature I have ever seen for any product I have ever used ever. It almost ruins everything good about this toothbrush. The problem is the over brushing is not determined correctly. It is highly dependent on angle and such of the brush and where or how this tooth brush determines the over brushing is not right. The pressure can be greater with no detection, or much less than too much and the tooth brush shuts down. It just doesn't do it right. And even if I over brush or brush too hard or whatever, I don't ever want a toothbrush that cuts off on its own again. I am telling you, it is like the most irritating thing I have ever seen in a product, and my wife agrees.
The little digital display thing that comes with the toothbrush I have never used with either of the toothbrushes. I am sure a lot of the extra cost of this model went for that useless piece of junk too. The problem with it is my wife spent about a half hour trying to figure out how to put the batteries in it and gave up. I am an engineer, so her giving up and my finally fixing whatever is not an unusual situation. But when I spent a half hour and couldn't figure out how to get the battery cover off the d@mn thing, well it went in the closet. So, all I have ever used is the toothbrush itself. The instructions were less than useless in this effort as well.
The multiple settings on the toothbrush are the second most irritating feature on a product ever. I am forever brushing my teeth and all of the sudden the toothbrush slows down or gets choppy because my fingers hit the button to change the speed or mode or whatever it is. I HATE that button and will probably try to remove it or disable it. I only ever use the highest speed mode anyway, and don't really see a purpose for the other modes.
So, all in all, a terrible product with horrible irritating features that I would never ever waste my money on again. However, it is the single best toothbrush I have ever used. I just wish I had bought a cheaper model without all of the "useful features", I think I would have been a lot happier!