Snow LED Review
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|Bottom Line||This includes all the power of an electric toothbrush with a whitening blue LED light integrated into the brush head||A high quality performer that excels in all of our testing metrics and earns the top spot||This model is comfortable, boasts an excellent battery life, and presents excellent cleaning capabilities||This toothbrush is a good choice for those looking to spend less but still receive decent performance||An inexpensive minimalist toothbrush with a long-lasting battery that cleans well|
|Rating Categories||Snow LED||Philips Sonicare Pr...||Brio SmartClean Sonic||Fairywill D7 Sonic||Philips One|
|Ease of Use (20%)|
|Battery Life (10%)|
|Specs||Snow LED||Philips Sonicare Pr...||Brio SmartClean Sonic||Fairywill D7 Sonic||Philips One|
|Charger info||100 - 240V a.c.
|100 - 240V a.c.
0.4 - 1.4W
|100 - 240VA
0.9 - 1.3W
|Estimated annual brush head cost||$37||$50||$26||$12||$19|
|Waterproof/resistant||Can use in shower||Can use in shower||Yes, up to 1 meter up to 30 min||Yes, up to 1 meter up to 30 min||No, cannot be used in the shower|
|Number of different brush heads||2||8||3||2||1|
|Measured battery life||16 days||28 days||70 days||50 days||30 days|
|Number of brushing modes||4 modes: Clean, whiten, polish, sensitive||1 clean||5 modes: clean, white, polish, massage, sensitive||5 modes: white, clean, sensitive, polish, massage||1 mode|
|Thirty second reminder||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Two minute alert||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Travel case included||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||4.0 oz||4.3 oz||4 oz||2.6 oz||2.4 oz|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Snow LED was a top performer in our comfort test. The toothbrush has four modes, which are all quite comfortable. However, this device wasn't the easiest to use. We struggled to switch modes without accidentally turning off the brush.
Our judges tested every toothbrush, assigning a score based on how comfortable they were to use on a daily basis. We also considered how much noise each brush made. These tests comprised 40% of each model's overall score.
We were impressed with the comfort of the Snow LED. The toothbrush has four modes, including a sensitive mode. The sensitive mode differs from most with pulsating vibrations rather than just a lighter vibration. However, the strongest mode was still exceptionally comfortable.
The brush feels great in hand, not too bulky or heavy. It easily reaches back molars. This model made the average amount of noise one could expect from an electric toothbrush. The whiten and sensitive modes have a higher-pitched whine than the others, which some might find irritating. Unfortunately, the Snow doesn't include pressor sensors to avoid brushing too hard.
For our cleaning test, we avoided brushing our teeth for 16 hours while eating as much sugary food as possible. Using disclosing tablets, the built-up plaque was dyed bright pink and blue. We then brushed our teeth with the Snow LED, comparing photos and assigning scores accordingly.
The Snow LED has four modes: clean, whiten, polish, and sensitive. We tested all settings, noticing the clean and sensitive modes did comparably different jobs. The sensitive mode left behind a significant amount of plaque, while the clean mode removed most of the plaque.
Although the Snow LED is comfortable, we wish there was more consistency between the cleaning power of different modes.
Ease of Use
Next, we compared the convenience of each brush. We specifically looked at how easy it was to switch between modes, how simple it was to clean, and if it had timers. Unfortunately, the Snow performed below average on this test due to challenges in switching modes.
We scored the Snow on the lower side for this test as one button controls the toothbrush, making it challenging to switch between modes. There wasn't much consistency in the timing for turning the brush off versus switching between modes. While trying to turn the brush off, we often switched the modes. Likewise, we would accidentally power off the brush when changing modes. The brush does indicate which mode is in use by a small light.
The toothbrush has a quick gap in vibrations every 30-seconds to guide you to move on to a new section in your mouth. After two minutes, the brush powers itself off. The brush is waterproof, making it usable in the shower and easily cleaned.
We ran each toothbrush for 2 minutes in the morning and 2 minutes in the evening. We noted when they died and assigned scores accordingly.
The Snow did below-average on the battery life, with a life of 16 days. The brush has a battery indicator at the bottom of the brush. The light is green when charged and red when the battery is low. The toothbrush charges on a simple compact dock.
Should you buy the Snow LED?
The Snow is a great option for those interested in the LED whitening aspect. The LED light is undoubtedly a unique feature for those willing to spend a little more. Regardless, this toothbrush is a very comfortable option and cleans well.
What other electric toothbrush should you consider?
If you don't care about the LED light and would rather save some money, take a look at Fairywill D7 Sonic. This budget toothbrush is comfortable and gets the job done. We also recommend looking at the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart for a toothbrush with all the bells and whistles. This brush pairs with an app to show brushing progress.