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Love this brush
on 26 August 2009
This is just an evolution of the Triumph 9500/9900, as far as I can see. I've been using a 9900 for the last two years, and swear by it. I haven't needed a descale once, in those two years.
I like the new brush storage. It doesn't look as impressive but is incomparably easier to clean.
There is an extra brushing mode, and a third brush type - massage - is supplied, to supplement floss-action and polish. The description says it has four brush heads in the box, but I only found the three that are pictured.
Actually, it's annoying that there is only one of each type - I bet a lot of people will share this unit with someone else, and Braun should pack two heads of each type.
But that's my only complaint. Ah, no, there is another - why on earth can't they make the batteries user-replaceable? No, don't tell me, I think I know the answer - they want people to buy new brushes every couple of years.
Ignoring that, and I do, I can't recommend this brush too highly. The only decision you have to make is whether to pay extra for the IQ 5000 so that you get the Smartguide. Me? I'd pay the extra - Smartguide is a bit of a gimmick but I find it genuinely useful, telling me how much longer I have to keep brushing and advising when I press too hard, as well as providing a bathroom clock.