The Philips Sonicare Series 2.
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Price $70 List
$49.95 at Amazon
$270 List
$239.95 at Amazon
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$68 at Amazon
$70 List
$62.00 at Amazon
$23 List
$19.54 at Amazon
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Pros Very easy to use, solid battery life, great cleaning powerGreat cleaning power, stylish, solidly comfortableExceptional battery life, comfortableLow list price, lots of colors available, comfortableInexpensive, great battery life
Cons Only a single cleaning modeExorbitantly expensiveNot the best at cleaningLimited brushing modes, shorter battery life than other Sonicare modelsLimited features, Not the best cleaning performance
Bottom Line The ProtectiveClean 4100 is a fantastic toothbrush that holds its own with the very best of the best of these productsThis is a great toothbrush but prohibitively expensive for most peopleThe SmartClean is comfortable with a great battery life though it didn’t do the best in our cleaning testIf you prefer a side-to-side brushing motion because it is a little gentler on your gums and our shopping on a budget, then the Sonicare Series 2 is for youWe think this toothbrush is a good choice for those on the tightest of budgets
Rating Categories Sonicare... Sonicare... Brio SmartClean... Philips Sonicare... Fairywill Sonic...
Comfort (40%)
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Cleaning (30%)
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Specs Sonicare... Sonicare... Brio SmartClean... Philips Sonicare... Fairywill Sonic...
Charger Info 100 - 240V a.c.
50/60Hz
0.4 - 1.4W
100 - 240V
50/60Hz
0.5 - 1.3W
100 - 240VA
50-60Hz
0.9 - 1.3W
100 - 240V a.c.
50/60Hz
0.4 - 1.4W
N/A
Estimated annual brush head cost $50 $50 $24 $40 $10
Waterproof/ Resistant Can use in shower Can use in shower Yes, up to 1 meter up to 30 min Can use in shower Yes, up to 1 meter up to 30 min
# of different brush heads 8 11 + tongue brush 3 11 2
Measured Battery Life 28 days 24 days 70 Days 26 days 50 Days
# of brushing modes 1 Clean 9500 & 9700 Series - 3 intensities and 5 Modes: Clean, White+, Gum Health, Deep Clean+, and tongue care
9300 - does not have tongue clean
5 modes: Clean, White, Polish, Massage, Sensitive 1 Clean 5 modes: White, Clean, Sensitive, Polish, Massage
Pressure sensor Yes Yes No No No
30 second reminder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 minute alert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Travel case included No Yes, Charging Case No No Yes
Weight 4.3 oz. 5 oz. 4.0 oz. 4.9 oz. 2.6 oz.
App No Yes No No No
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