Aug 15, 2011
Brushing in Style
I seldom find myself staring at a toothbrush with longing, but that's exactly what I'm doing now. I ditched my beloved but well-worn Philips Sonicare (an older version of this model) prior to moving country, but I do miss it. Now I'm filled with toothbrush-lust for the newest iteration, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. Based on the performance of my last Sonicare, I'm sure this new version is of excellent quality and durability, but where this one really stands out is on design. The charger is a glass. That is so rad. One of the few things I hated about my last toothbrush was the charger base, which yellowed with age and featured hard-to-clean corners, no matter how many chemicals and pointy implements I used (cotton swabs, toothpicks, etc.). This, on the other hand, is elegant and looks like a breeze to clean. And uses a USB, so you can actually travel with your toothbrush of choice without dragging along the charger.
Alas, as is often the case, good design ain't cheap. The DiamondClean is $215 (£250 in England, which is patently unfair). And that, my friends, is pretty fucking steep for a toothbrush. But I still do want it.