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      01.11.2011 15:56
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      Good present if you've been asked to get one, but I wouldn't buy myself one.

      I have been using this particular brand of toothbrush now for a good couple of years, this one is one of the higher end electric toothbrushes on the market and at £150ish it's a big old splashout.

      Philips claims the brush has a contour-fit head, wider bristle range and 'broader sweeping motion'. I think it is designed to cover more of your mouth, it certainly does shift it about, but to be honest, you still have to move a toothbrush to use it, I've always considered 'tooth coverage' to be the brusher's responsibility to be honest. That said, it is good for getting in the cracks and crevices and it's too harsh. In that 'reaching' department however, I wouldn't call it any better than any of the contour manual brushes on the market.

      The Philips HX6902 comes equipped with a Smartimer, which 'encourages two-minute brushing as recommended by dental professionals'. This actually automatically stops your Sonicare toothbrush after the two minutes has elapsed. However, you know what it's like, other half comes into the bathroom to ask if you've let the dog out and you end up talking about tomorrow's school run. You have to remember to turn off the timer if you want to make use of the feature if you get interrupted. Also, it'll reset after just under a minute if you switch it off. The brush does vibrate quite hard though, so it's unlikely you'd forget. It will remember where you are in the two minute timer and resume from there. The timer does reset if you put it back in it's holder though, which is kinda cool...for a toothbrush.

      In case you don't know how to brush your teeth the timer will beep every 30 seconds. This is to tell you that you need to move the brush to another part of your mouth. I find this feature quite annoying, it seems patronising, but I guess if you're tired and want someone else to tell you what to do before you collapse face down in bed then it'd probably be quite useful. I think they may have just been reaching for functionality when it comes to creating an electric toothbrush in the first place.

      This toothbrush is supplied with a worldwide two-pin plug for use in standard two-pin bathroom sockets. This is handy for travel but you need an adaptor to plug it in three pin, and they do not supply this. I really hope they've fixed this issue since I got mine, but I doubt it since more and more electricals seem to be suffering this problem.

      Thankfully mine was bought as a present, so I use it when i can afford the heads. This has been less and less lately because a pack of heads is around a tenner and they tell you to replace one every 3 months. A bog standard toothbrush is £3.

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      The Philips Flexcare HX6902/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush is a great way to get clean and healthy teeth and improve oral hygiene everyday! This electric toothbrush adapts itself to personal oral care routines, to give you an exceptional clean brushing according to your needs / There are three brushing modes / Max Care when you have a lot of time, Go Care when you have to rush to work or a personalised mode suited to your teeth and mouth / The dynamic cleaning action drives the fluid between teeth, removing plaque from along the gum line and deep between teeth / The ProResults brush head has a wider bristle range and an angled neck that gives you a comfortable brushing experience everyday / A quadpacer to pay attention to every quadrant of the mouth and a smartimer to help you brush for the recommended full two-minutes enable you to achieve optimum oral care / An easy-start feature gently increases power over the first 14 uses for those who are new to electric toothbrushes / The Philips Flexcare HX6902/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush also has a deluxe recharge gauge that alerts you of the battery charge status / A handy travel case makes the brush easily portable / Get the Philips Flexcare HX6902/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush and you'll soon notice improved oral hygiene and a great confident smile everyday! Technical information Type of brush Electric toothbrush Speed 31,000 brush strokes per minute Autonomy (mn) Fully charged should provide 20 2-min / brushings Clock timer function Yes Shower function No Other functions 3 brushing modes (Max care, Go care, personalised) Gently increases power over first 14 uses Quadpacer Smatimer Ergonomy Rechargeable battery Angled neck Type of head Standard ProResults brush head Power supply Rechargeable Lithium ion battery Included accessories Deluxe soft travel case 1 x ProResults brush head 1 x deluxe charger with cord wrap 3 x additional brush head colour code rings Colours White and green / Short name: Philips HX6902