Seems to be a decent price. I price matched with chemist warehouse so it came down to about $56.
Solid toothbrush have had this for years. Cheapest for the most oscillations etc and two weeks battery life, but none of the fluff like Bluetooth or app support etc.
Yup, this seems to be the best value of the bunch
I'm probably pushing 5 years with mine, it has had a good run but the battery is starting to get tired. I do keep it on the charger when not using it which perhaps isn't the best way to treat it.
Try re-calibrating battery. Turn the toothbrush on and let It run flat completely. Then leave it on charger overnight for a full charge.
If that doesn't work,. then battery is shot and time to buy a replacement.
Thanks for the suggestion, not sure if running the lithium battery dead will do more harm, it's only really an issue when I try take it travelling without the charger and get only 4 days or so which is around 15min run time. BMS might be alright and the 80% capacity it whatever is normal for this age.
Edit: The Oral-B Pro 2 2000 is advertised to last for upto 2 weeks which is 56 minutes of use (2 minutes twice a day for a week). From my experience the battery life is closer to 10 days which is 40 minutes of use.
More testing needed…
@peterpaoliello: I've done it heaps of time with the battery running. In fact OralB said it in one of their manuals somewhere to do it as troubleshooting.
Tbh, 40 min after five years is still pretty good. May as well drop the cash and get a new one as 58 bucks is a drop in the ocean really
@adrianhughes1998: Yeah I agree, and to be honest this may even be an updated version. Cheers.
Thanks OP, but my biggest takeaway is that you can price-match at Chemist Warehouse… Didn't know that was a thing.
Yeah they price match and give an additional 10% off difference between their price and the competitor's price.
Eg. $20 item @ Chemist Warehouse and it's $15 @ Woolies, they would first match $15 and then give you ($20-$15)*0.1 = $0.50. After which $15-$0.50 = $14.50 with that being the final price.
Confused between this and Philips Sonic care. I have tried basic oral b Electric tooth brush in the past and since this works in circles on your teeth, perhaps didn't get used to it. Thinking to jump to Philips bandwagon considering it feel bit more natural.
If you just want to try out if the “sonic” type brushes are for you pick up one of the Colgate Pro Clinical electric toothbrushes at Woolies/Coles… they’re sonic and often come up pretty cheap :)
I've had both oral-b and sonicare. Prefer the oral b and actually just got one of these (not on sale) with the travel case.
Whats the difference between this and the 1500?
I guess its worth it!
Depends if you think $18 is worth 500 series points…
@tightm8: For bragging rights
What's the difference b/w this and the standard Oral B one which is for ~$20 in Woolies every other week?
Bragging rights that this is series 2000 vs 1500 (which is the highest one at Woolies)
This one has lithium ion batteries that provide more consistent performance. I presume they would charge quicker than the cheaper ones that use nicad batteries (which take forever to charge). these ones probably have better motors with higher oscillations than the cheaper ones
It seems the cheaper Vitality brushes use NiMH now at least, so even they're okay now.
But yes, Li-ion and faster motor make a big difference. Pro 2 2000 is also German made if it matters. This is the best value of them all. If you can't afford the $50 then a Vitality or the Pro 700/800 (the one that goes on sale for ~$25 regularly) is still good, but if able the extra is worth it.
Note that the Li-ion don't really charge "faster" in that it takes a long time (IIRC 8+hrs) for a full charge, but a charge does last a very long time. I don't know what the others are like, can't remember having one that told me when it was full before the Pro 2 2000.
I checked the Vitality range and they have a label at the back which show "Ni-cd" and a recycle symbol above it.
@rendezvous: How recently? They used to be Ni-Cd for a while, then switched to Ni-MH… not sure exactly when but over a couple years ago at this point. In any case definitely advise checking if able and giving Ni-Cd a pass. If this is recent then that's pretty frustrating, just adds to the inconsistency.
@ethan961: Their current models I believe. They dont specify what type of batteries are used. but if you can clearly see the words "Ni-Cd" on the photos from their website
@ethan961: I was also given a brush from the vitality range, and can testify that the performance of the motors are definitely inconsistent.
The $20 supermarket ones don’t clean as well.
Pressure sensor is a nice feature, better motor (not sure if that actually means the clean better), better battery.
Oh nooo I bought that older woolies one a few weeks ago
Incase the Australian public need to cleanse their mouths' out from Gerry Harvey
Where can I find the Replacement Head for this model? Any idea, please? Thanks
It's compatible with a standard oral b vitality / pro / etc brush you can buy anywhere (coles, Woolworths, etc). This one comes with the slightly nicer cross action head you can again buy from anywhere.
Wish they sold the black one which comes with the travel case. Incidentally same price at amazon (for the non black ones).
Shavershop have the black one for $59. free delivery
Been waiting for a deal on this since I got it last from Priceline for 40 bucks. Thanks OP - bought one.
Does this have a 2 minute timer?
It pauses briefly every 30 seconds but doesn’t do anything special at the 2 minute mark.
Yes it does 30 seconds for each quadrant of the mouth then at 2 minutes like every other oral b powered brush.
$20 delivery for 2 of these :/
Any way to get cheaper delivery? Chemist warehouse shows no online stock and not available for click and collect
You can order through Amazon for $59.
Thanks I picked up 2 from Amazon yesterday
$59 in Amazon right now.