Philips has done it again, producing yet another stylish electric toothbrush with a super range of technological features.
Their latest and greatest, the Sonicare DiamondClean hx9332, is just that, the most recent addition to their long line of high end and best-selling toothbrushes. The Sonicare range dominates the top ten sellers list on amazon, and this product sits aloft as the premium model.
Question is – Is it worth the price tag?
Top Three Features
Here are three main product features:
- Strokes per minute. One of the key components to any electric toothbrush is the strokes per minute, on the (rough) basis that more strokes is better, and will always be a lot more than with than manual brushing. This sonic toothbrush offers a smashing 31,000 brush strokes per minute, outperforming many of its competitors. But then again, this is the same vs the Flexcare model, which costs a lot less.
- Smartimer and Quadpacer. We all know time is of the essence in hurried mornings before work or tired evenings before hitting the sack, which sometimes can lend to not brushing for the full recommended two minutes. This toothbrush comes equipped with a “Smartimer” so you know when you make it to the two minute mark,and a Quadpacer which beeps every 30 seconds so you know when to move to another quadrant of your mouth. Pretty fancy, right? But pretty important too!
- USB Travel Charger OK, now this feature is pretty cool. This travel charger allows you to plug the toothbrush into the USB port of your computer as opposed to taking the entire charging station with you, making it even easier to take on the go. It does come with a more traditional charger for home use as well.
Here’s a promo video from Philip, for more on the features
Five Pleasant Pros
The Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush comes with five adjustable modes that you can utilize to “truly customize your brushing experience“. These somewhat subtle differences in settings are aimed at helping you obtain what your dental goals may be at the time, be it to clean, to polish, to whiten, or to be used in sensitive or gum care modes. Play around with the settings which adjust the strokes, timing of the cleaning process and overall feel of the toothbrush to find what you prefer.
Just don’t expect cleaning modes like these to make a dramatic difference in most cases. As I have written elsewhere on many occasions, it is how you use your toothbrush, in terms of time and thorough technique, that is most important!
The stand out positive points of this brush are it’s design and technological (read “geek”) appeal. It’s not too often that a toothbrush gets rave reviews in tech magazines/sites like Slashgear and T3, speaking volumes for its ingenuity. Features like its glass and USB chargers make it stand out. As does the sleek design. This brush will appeal to those who want to best in terms of appearance and ‘cool’ factor. But for many, there is a question mark over its value…
The biggest drawback to this toothbrush is the cost, plain and simple. This is obviously not your everyday toothbrush purchase, something you would pick up as an impulse item. There are several less expensive toothbrushes on the market that can do similar jobs, such as the Oral-B Triumph 5000. Indeed underneath the bonnet, so to speak, this brush is very similar in terms of cleaning action and thus performance, vs the Flexcare Plus, which is a fair bit cheaper.
This makes the investment on the DiamondClean one that should be mulled over. But let me stress that it is well worth the money if you have the extra cash to spare and can afford such luxuries!
Taking all the above into account, I think you’ll easily see why this product is so popular. You get an array of features like the personalized settings and the timers to help guide you, all with cutting edge technology and superb design.
The Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush raises the bar on your dental care, 31,000 brush strokes at a time. It’s up to you if you want to splash your cash on it!