By Andrew Liszewski
I'm not sure if 'bathroom counter aesthetics' is a real roadblock when it comes to people choosing to use or not use an electric toothbrush. But I have to admit, many of the rechargeable options I've seen have base stations that end up needing a good chunk of counter space. Philips' new DiamondClean electric toothbrush solves this in a unique way.
First of all it can be charged via USB while in its included travel case, making it ideal for use at home or abroad. But what we like most is that the charging base station for home use looks like a regular drinking glass. In fact, it can even be used for drinking or rinsing. So I'm assuming a clever decision to use inductive charging plays a big part in making this possible. And like previous Sonicare models, the new DiamondClean features multiple modes for different levels of cleaning (Clean, White, Polish, Gum Care and Sensitive) as well as timers and indicators helping you develop an effective brushing routine. The downside? You'll be dropping close to $410 (£250) on a toothbrush.
*Update: Sources in the know have told us that the £250 price point we originally reported was incorrect. The DiamondClean will actually sell for $220 in the U.S. A bit more reasonable, but still keeping it on the high end of electric toothbrushes.