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# 215445 27-Jun-2017 20:54
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OralB electric $25 at countdown.

Also the $100 model is at $50.

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  # 1807933 27-Jun-2017 21:24
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That is a pretty good deal for the $100 model. Anyone know what type of battery it has in it, as no info on the Braun website on that model. ALso looks like Countrdown maybe selling a slightly different version from what other reatilers are selling, as Noel Lemmings version looks like it is a boxed version with a different code.

 

 

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/personal-care/electric-toothbrushes/electric-tooth-brushes-flossers/oral-b-pro500-pro-500-electric-toothbrush/prod143182.html#prodReviews


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  # 1807950 27-Jun-2017 22:30
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I'm pretty sure all the braun ones have NiMh batteries. Perfectly acceptable for a toothbrush.




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  # 1807960 27-Jun-2017 23:07
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andrewNZ: I'm pretty sure all the braun ones have NiMh batteries. Perfectly acceptable for a toothbrush.

 

 

 

When I got my current one, some of the cheaper models had NiCd, where their more expensive ones had NiMh. Not sure if they have updated their batteries since then.


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  # 1807961 27-Jun-2017 23:18
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The NiCd are planned obsolescence. I have had to discard more than one when the battery stopped accepting a charge though there was nothing wrong with the electronics or mechanical bits.

 

 





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  # 1807962 27-Jun-2017 23:19
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The $25 Vitality has Ni-Cd. The Vitality Plus 2D also $25 don't know.

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  # 1808008 28-Jun-2017 08:23
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While on the subject of Oral B electric brushes - has anyone had any success with after-market heads for these?

 

Cheapest for the original seems to be around $11 for 2 (on special at the Warehouse), whereas of course sites like eBay have "genuine" heads way cheaper (with enough direct feedback to indicate they're knock-offs!).

 

I see Koogan has eight heads for $15 including shipping, including the option of soft heads (a criticism of some of the knock-offs is they're too firm) - I thought they may be worth a go.


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  # 1808062 28-Jun-2017 09:22
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jonathan18:

 

While on the subject of Oral B electric brushes - has anyone had any success with after-market heads for these?

 

Cheapest for the original seems to be around $11 for 2 (on special at the Warehouse), whereas of course sites like eBay have "genuine" heads way cheaper (with enough direct feedback to indicate they're knock-offs!).

 

I see Koogan has eight heads for $15 including shipping, including the option of soft heads (a criticism of some of the knock-offs is they're too firm) - I thought they may be worth a go.

 

 

I've had a miss and a hit.

 

First batch of aftermarket heads from TM fell to bits after a couple of months - spring or similar failure. Head wouldnt rotate.

 

2nd batch from Aliexpress are going great. Wife and I are still on the first head (each) after at least 6 months. I am aware that they should be replaced more often, but hey, they are still in good shape.

 

20 heads for US$6.70

 

Far better value than the gouging prices here.

 

 





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SepticSceptic:

 

 

 

I've had a miss and a hit.

 

First batch of aftermarket heads from TM fell to bits after a couple of months - spring or similar failure. Head wouldnt rotate.

 

2nd batch from Aliexpress are going great. Wife and I are still on the first head (each) after at least 6 months. I am aware that they should be replaced more often, but hey, they are still in good shape.

 

20 heads for US$6.70

 

Far better value than the gouging prices here.

 

 

That's good to hear re the Ali Express ones - any chance you'd be able to post a link to the ones you purchased, as I'm sure there are a variety of options there as on TM and eBay. Also, are these ones relatively soft?

 

Yeah, electric toothbrushes seem to be the printers of the personal hygiene world - extortionate pricing at the consumables end of the product line.


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  # 1808076 28-Jun-2017 09:49
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SepticSceptic:

 

2nd batch from Aliexpress are going great. Wife and I are still on the first head (each) after at least 6 months.

 

 

If they're lasting that long without signs of deterioration, I'd be inclined to think that the bristles are far too hard wearing to be used on teeth. 


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  # 1808310 28-Jun-2017 15:28
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cadman:

SepticSceptic:


2nd batch from Aliexpress are going great. Wife and I are still on the first head (each) after at least 6 months.



If they're lasting that long without signs of deterioration, I'd be inclined to think that the bristles are far too hard wearing to be used on teeth. 



I got some soft ones once, and they were like medium with the original ones. So you would certainly want the softest ones. I have found the cheap ones stop rotating after a week of use, so don't work out any cheaper. But may try the Ali express ones

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jonathan18:

SepticSceptic:


 


I've had a miss and a hit.


First batch of aftermarket heads from TM fell to bits after a couple of months - spring or similar failure. Head wouldnt rotate.


2nd batch from Aliexpress are going great. Wife and I are still on the first head (each) after at least 6 months. I am aware that they should be replaced more often, but hey, they are still in good shape.


20 heads for US$6.70


Far better value than the gouging prices here.



That's good to hear re the Ali Express ones - any chance you'd be able to post a link to the ones you purchased, as I'm sure there are a variety of options there as on TM and eBay. Also, are these ones relatively soft?


Yeah, electric toothbrushes seem to be the printers of the personal hygiene world - extortionate pricing at the consumables end of the product line.



It is similar to many products now, including these new coffee makers, they want to essentially sell you an ongoing service, where they continue to make good money.

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# 1808324 28-Jun-2017 15:47
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jonathan18:

 

While on the subject of Oral B electric brushes - has anyone had any success with after-market heads for these?

 

Cheapest for the original seems to be around $11 for 2 (on special at the Warehouse), whereas of course sites like eBay have "genuine" heads way cheaper (with enough direct feedback to indicate they're knock-offs!).

 

I see Koogan has eight heads for $15 including shipping, including the option of soft heads (a criticism of some of the knock-offs is they're too firm) - I thought they may be worth a go.

 

 

 

 

I tried a set from Grabone a year or so back, and they were fine.

 

The next set I bought from them was terrible - the mechanicals broke on all but one as soon as I put them on the main unit.


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  # 1808428 28-Jun-2017 18:48
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Looks like pro one does have a NiMH battery from the very small print on the back, although difficult to read. It is also uses 3D brushing, but only comes with a single brush head. While the $25 ones seem to come with 2 heads, but use NiC batteries. Guessing the pro will last longer, long term in terms of it's charge, and has the 3D brushing benefit.


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  # 1808443 28-Jun-2017 19:22
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jonathan18:

 

While on the subject of Oral B electric brushes - has anyone had any success with after-market heads for these?

 

Cheapest for the original seems to be around $11 for 2 (on special at the Warehouse), whereas of course sites like eBay have "genuine" heads way cheaper (with enough direct feedback to indicate they're knock-offs!).

 

 

$11 for two of the genuine ones works out to be $22 a year. Is it really worth cutting costs on an important healthcare product just to save a few dollars a year?


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  # 1808461 28-Jun-2017 19:33
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alasta:

 

 

 

While on the subject of Oral B electric brushes - has anyone had any success with after-market heads for these?

 

Cheapest for the original seems to be around $11 for 2 (on special at the Warehouse), whereas of course sites like eBay have "genuine" heads way cheaper (with enough direct feedback to indicate they're knock-offs!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

$11 for 2 heads is a pretty good deal. Briscoes has them $20 for 2.


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