Review: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
In The Box: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
The package containing the toothbrush, and accessories, is larger than might typically be expected for a toothbrush however there is a quite a bit contained inside and it is all well laid out and easily accessible.
In the DiamondClean box is the rechargeable toothbrush itself together with:
- Two DiamondClean toothbrush heads (different sized)
- Neatly presented travel case (with magnetic seal)
- Mini USB cable
- Chrome styled induction charging stand (with two prong power adaptor – the kind you find in a typical UK bathroom)
- Chunky glass tumbler (although this varies depending on model)
- USB power adaptor (two prong)
- Various bits of paperwork including a user manual, quick start guide, certificate of purchase, and a reminder to register the Sonicare with Philips.
Once the DiamondClean brush head is attached to the handle the toothbrush is pretty long. On the handle is the power button which, as well as switching the toothbrush on and off, also selects one of the preset cleaning modes.
These modes are only just visible when the toothbrush is off but each one lights up white, in turn, as the power button is pressed. Once cleaning is completed (set by an auto timer depending on selected mode) the other modes become visible with the current mode highlighted more so.
A battery status indicator in the handle works in a similar fashion but lights green when charged and blinks yellow when there are less than three uses left.
As mentioned above the power button on the toothbrush selects one of five modes: Clean, White, Polish, Gum Care, and Sensitive. When a mode is selected the toothbrush will start the built-in “Quadpacer”, which is a catchy name for something that reminds you to progress through four areas of the mouth (time to move area is indicated by a beep). This is a more formalised routine however persevere and it may well pay off. Each of the modes sets the motor speed and the duration (ranging from 1 minute on Polish to 3 minutes on Gum Care) although as you need to cycle through the modes to get to the required one, to avoid toothpaste splashes, put the brush in your mouth before selecting a mode.