While I found the Pulsar to be a great product, I'm very disappointed at the company's suggestions for longevity. Yes it's a throwaway brush, one doesn't, typically, try to replace the battery but having used four now only one lasted anywhere near the suggested lifetime (it lasted 6 weeks, I believe they suggest up to three months).
Bought a two pack, one was DOA. My current has lasted three weeks and is now almost dead. Oral-B needs to alter its copy on the packaging to reflect reality. And if the lifetime is predicated on brushing for 30 seconds at a time say so but then that would fly against the recommended length of time to brush wouldn't it. Not buying another.
October 1, 2014
Quality problems, VERY dissapointed
Bought the Oral-B pulsar because of the brand name.
Brush worked well until battery died, this is where quality problem comes in.
Battery is virtually impossible to replace because of holder design. The battery cannot be removed without damaging the clip holding the battery in place.
This has turned me off to Oral-B
Don't buy it.
September 26, 2014
What's going on!
Used oral b pulsar brushes for years, never ever had a problem!
Until recently that is! I purchased one twin pack, one battery was dead, the other lasted two days! I would not dream of returning a tooth brush, so purchased another! Same again! Look at all of these reviews relating to battery issues! You have made changes, and it's now a design fault! Rectify it!
August 28, 2014
battery was dead when purchased!
I bought a 2-pack. Waste of money; not one but BOTH batteries were dead. Don't bother.
August 10, 2014
Works fine longevity rubbish......
As others have noted...
The toothbrush seems to work fine but then we are encouraged to throw it away all because it has been designed to be disposable. Not only is this costly but it is doing the environment no goods in throwing away a perfectly good product due to them designing it so that the battery cannot be replaced.
This has completely put me off from using this brand again.
August 5, 2014
Brushes great, but battery life is poor
When this brush is operating at full charge it is great! However like most of the other reviews here, the battery only seems to last 3 weeks. I've been using these brushes for about 3 years at $8 to $9 a pop which made me realize that I can buy a really nice sonic care toothbrush for the money I've spent on pulsar brushes, so that's what I just did.
August 1, 2014
one month battery stopped
I was a little disappointed, the battery only lasted 3 weeks.On the package it states the battery will hold a charge for 3 months. Paid $8.00.
July 23, 2014
Like everyone else I liked this toothbrush a lot until the battery died and I realized I cannot replace it. I will have to try another brand that has a replaceable battery!
July 20, 2014