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This review is from: Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Rechargeable Power Toothbrush with Smart Guide (Personal Care)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I can think of few ways that this electric toothbrush - the top of the Braun range - could be improved upon. The toothbrush is an attractive sturdy design. It offers a number of tooth-cleaning options which can be manually set or are automatically set if the appropriate toothbrush head is attached. There are three of these - one for general cleaning, one for 'polishing' and one for massaging gums and lighter cleaning. There is also a 'deep clean' option which follows the standard cleaning option but lasts longer.
The informative wireless bluetooth linked separate display which is battery operated and should be attached to the wall close to the sink/toothbrush is exceptionally useful. When not in use it displays the time. When in use it guides the cleaning of each quadrant of the mouth and counts down the time for optimal cleaning. It also indicates cleaning mode, shows when the brush requires replacement (which is based on specific use of a specific brush) and indicates if too much pressure is being applied during cleaning.
The toothbrush comes with a useful travel box so your toothbrush will not activate in your suitcase causing with a potential security alert as a buzzing emerges from your case or the battery runs flat. The case will also hold two toothbrush heads.
There are one or two downsides. The toothbrush will hold a limited charge - 9 days of use by one person for 4 minutes a day. This is less than the previous model and won't last for a long holiday. I've found the battery life a little better but be prepared to pack the charger on holidays. The charger is light-weight but is a two-pronged affair and no three-pin adapter is included in the kit. At the price one should be. The brush also will take close to 24 hours to fully recharge. The surrounding, optional plastic toothbrush holder and stand I find is too large and am not using it. On this model less information is displayed on the brush display so when away from the bluetooth screen you get only battery information. I'd like the display to match the one for the non-bluetooth model. Finally, the Amazon description says four toothbrush heads are included. In fact only three are - one of each type. For a second user you need to invest in a second general cleaning brush. Again, for the price, this should be included.
Overall though this is outstanding and worth five stars. Look for price discounts. These are often found at half price.