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Product on sale is not Triumph 5000, but Triumph 5000A,
This review is from: Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Five-Mode Power Toothbrush with Wireless Smart Guide (Packaging and Smart Guide Varies) (Personal Care)While this is still a good toothbrush, potential buyers should note that the product has had numerous changes and is incompatible with the Triumph 5000 previously sold.
* the charger does not work with the previous 'Triumph 5000'
* the Smart Guide has been changed and probably does not work with the previous toothbrushes (yet to verify this as I cannot charge my old brush due to the problem mentioned above!)
* they have cut manufacturing costs by removing the LCD battery indicator in the base. Now you just get a cheap-looking set of LEDs. Note that Oral-B's own website doesn't even reflect this change.
The idea that you could have multiple Triumph 5000s and one set of charger and smartguide was a nice one, but unfortunately Braun perpetuate anti-consumer measures like changing their charger design continuously (and between models too).
The product on sale is in fact the 'Oral-B Triumph 5000A' - other retailers are correctly warning their customers of the change by marketing the product as 5000A rather than 5000.