Product Type: Colgate electric toothbrushes
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Good quality battery powered toothbrush at good value for money!
Member Name: Revo9
Advantages: Good cleaning action, Cheap in the UK, Nice handle, Nice simple design
Disadvantages: Batteries need replacing, Heads need replacing, Toothpaste needs to be cleaned off quickly
The product is available in a wide number of colour schemes from blue, green, pink and purple. The Colgate motion I own is blue in colour but with a white head. The product features a dual brush mechanism with a smaller brush at the top and a larger toothbrush head just below this. The top head on mine was coloured solidly green, whilst the head below was around the outside was white in bristle colour with blue rubber bristles being in the centre. The head is changeable and leads down to a white body. The product featured two buttons on a rubber overlay which correspond to power settings. The main body of mine was a translucent blue plastic in that you could see the battery inside the product and some wiring. There is a logo on the handle which reads "Colgate Motion" which is not overpowering but still makes the product look classy. At the very bottom of the handle, is a cap which was solid blue in colour. It can come off and allows you to change batteries and so forth. The product requires 2 AA batteries to work. Overall I thought the product looked classy and simple in its transparent blue colouring.
Ease of Use
The product is very easy to use, you just press the button on the rubber overlay and the product comes on. The dual heads move in opposite orientations which are supposed to enhance the cleaning quality of the brush. The handle is ergonomically designed so it is comfortable and easily graspable and felt solid and nice in my hand. I found the product cleaned my teeth better than my manual colgate toothbrush I had been using before the colgate motion and my teeth to the touch felt cleaner and smoother. I find its best to not press down too hard on the toothbrush and let the battery operated heads do most of the work. Overall, a simple and effective toothbrush to use in my opinion.
I've had the product for 6 months now and the motor is still working perfectly inside. The batteries do run out fairly quick and I've found toothpaste can run down the head and clump together at the handle joint. Overtime this can build up and actually becomes hard to remove so it's best to remove any toothpaste straight away. I've had to replace the head three times since I've had it, but colgate replacements are available in most pharmacies and large supermarket chains. Overall the actual motor has worked perfectly but it's worth noting the heads will need replaced over time.
The colgate motion was a bargain in my case, I paid £12 for it from a supermarket dental hygiene aisle. The £12 price tag was cheap, it is not the most powerful and advanced electric toothbrush on the market, but the Phillips HX5350 electric toothbrush (which was right next to my product on the aisle) was advertised for £30, which was more than double the price of the colgate motion. I think if you after a bargain and don't want to spend lots of money on a toothbrush, then the colgate motion offers satisfying cleaning quality and durability at affordable value for money.
The main drawbacks I experienced with the colgate motion were mainly the batteries. The 2 AA batteries needed frequent replacing which is a bit annoying, as the power of the brush decreased as the batteries depleted. The batteries were advertised to last 2 months or more but I've found this wasn't the case, it was a fair bit sooner than that. Another thing I noticed is that the heads do need replacing too after a while but replacement heads easily connect to the handle and are freely available in the UK. To prolong the life of the toothbrush I would also advocate regular cleaning of toothpaste on the handle, as once dried, toothpaste forms a tough cement like material that is difficult to remove. If some managed to get into the motor then I think it would cause serious problems for you.
Overall, I think the Colgate Motion was fantastic value for money. Batteries and replacement heads did need replaced and regular cleaning was needed to remove toothpaste but these were minor problems for the price tag of £12. I was satisfied with the cleaning quality and thought it did a much more thorough job than my old manual toothbrush, the handle was easy to hold, the colour scheme simple yet attractive and the toothbrush was easy to use. The product has been a worthwhile purchase and any on a budget could benefit from a Colgate total. Thanks for reading.
© Revo9 (2011)
*Note, I am both a member of Ciao and Dooyoo.co.uk under the same username of Revo9*
Summary: Good bargain battery powered toothbrush
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