Review: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black Edition
4.5Overall Score

Price (RRP): $299.95
Manufacturer: Philips

Electric toothbrushes come in at so many price points, it’s hard to keep up, but if you’re looking for one that caters to use at both home and on the road, it might be time to see what Philips has in store.

Features

A new toothbrush, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black Edition is an electric toothbrush capable of making up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute using a hyper-fast vertically moving head powered by a lithium ion battery and small motor.

The brush features five modes for you to choose from, switched by pressing the button within three seconds from powering the brush on.

The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean supports a rechargeable battery capable of lasting up to three weeks dependent on the mode it has been set to.

Two chargers are also included in the box, with a glass-topped induction charger, as well as a travel case with support for charging over a miniUSB port.

The travel case stores two toothbrush heads disconnected from the Philips toothbrush itself.

An icon at the bottom of the toothbrush glows for the battery, with green lit up for having plenty of charge, and yellow lit up for when the toothbrush is running out.

Performance

We don’t know many people who would spend $300 on a toothbrush, but we guess if you’re going to do that, you might as well get something special.

That’s what Philips thinks it has in the Sonicare DiamondClean Black, a mouthful of a name that takes last year’s DiamondClean toothbrush, spins it at a slightly faster speed, and partners it with some premium accessories that are included for you in the box.

“What sort of accessories?” I hear you ask, before you mumble “It’s a toothbrush, what sort of accessories would you need?”

Apparently, the kind that make recharging the electric toothbrush look more like you’re leaving it in your bathroom like you normally would, rather than placing it on the specially designed charger that so many toothbrushes rely on.

In fairness, the charger for the DiamondClean is a specially designed charger, but it’s one that looks built to resemble just a casual place for you to leave the toothbrush anyway, with the induction plate sitting under a glass.

It’s simple, clean, and won’t geek up that bathroom of yours with yet another protruding induction charger.