a good quality 'regular' toothbrush with extra cleaning
I appreciate this product to the point that I've purchased several.
It takes a cheap alkaline AA battery (you can find them for 25 cents) and the battery life is quite good.
However, when you unscrew the handle, it's difficult to change batteries, given the construction of the contacts. (I got the impression that you're not supposed to be able to change them....)
Nevertheless, you are then stuck with a rather decent toothbrush that no long features the cleaning vibrations.
November 11, 2014
Pulsar tooth brush - Just doesn't last
I have bought 4 Pulsar toothbrushes over the last year. The bristles stand up well, but unfortunately, the battery has yet to last more than a month. I have tried to change the battery, but each time the metal contact piece must be bent significantly to get the battery out and put a new one in that it no longer makes good, or any contact at all with the battery.
When the battery works this is a great toothbrush, but since it lasts for such a short period, the extra expense is simply not worth it. The manufacturer need to redesign the battery holder to allow it to be easily changed. If they do that, I might try it again. Until they do that, I'm not buying it again.
October 27, 2014
Almost dead battery
Bought a replacement for my old one (brush wore out) about 3-4 weeks ago. Yesterday, the buzz was so weak I thought THIS battery was dead too. Initial pulsations were strong and invigorating, today, not much.
Good product, good idea, poor QC
October 22, 2014
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