When I bought this brush, the packaging said that although the battery is not replaceable, it will last about 3 months (same amount of time we are told by dentists we should change our toothbrushes). I used mine for six weeks, and it died. It's not like I brush my teeth any more than the average person. Not worth the $7.99 I paid.
November 26, 2013
Not a smart product due to battery
You never know how fast a battery might die, but the vibrating brush function is only available while the original battery is working. A simple option to open the brush and let the customer be able to switch batteries might have been great, and it doesn't seem so hard to design it that way.
However, in spite of how easy it seems to change the battery, it is not designed for normal customers to do that.
* Funny direction written on the box, it tells us what to do when battery dies:
"Simply throw it away and use a new one"?!
November 26, 2013
Replacing Battery is the problem
You can only used it one life time battery cycle, unless you do this, and do it right.-
May 19, 2013
Quality no more
The first time I bought the 4 pack pulsar my brush lasted about 4 months apiece.
This last time the first brush lasted 2 weeks, the 2nd brush less than 2 months.
The third brush approx. 2-3 months.
Just now starting on the 4th. Expect it to last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.
No more pulsar for me.
May 10, 2013
I have bought this toothbrush twice now. The first time when it was time for a new battery I tried changing it and it didn't work, as many people now know. I thought it was MY fault that the new battery wouldn't work. I thought I broke my own toothbrush. So, I went and bought another one. Same problem. I now know that replacing the battery so you can use the toothbrush again is ridiculously impossible, which is ridiculously stupid.
April 16, 2013
I will not purchase another Pulsar toothbrush
even though the performance is adequate, you can only use this toothbrush until the battery dies. Changing the battery, which should be a simple thing, takes several tools, much patience and a video from the internet! I replace my toothbrushes regularly but there are times that I need to replace the battery. If the battery is not meant to be replaced then just seal the battery compartment so that I know I can't.
I will not purchase another Pulsar because of this.
April 6, 2013
Difficult battery replacement
I've been a fan of Oral-B Pulsar for a long time. Recently I purchased the one where I can change the battery. Never has changing a battery on a toothbrush been so ridiculously difficult as it has been on this product. First I had to "gently" bend back the metal coil in order to remove the AAA battery. When I put a new battery in the connection between the coil and the battery was so far apart, I had to try to again "gently": bend the coil so that it would make the connection. It didn't work...nor does the toothbush. I'm very disappointed. I will not buy this particular product again.
April 1, 2013
I adore my pulsar. I really do. My teeth are all crooked and food gets stuck constantly. The pulsar is amazing at getting my teeth clean! I do check the net every few months though looking for one that I can replace the battery on or is rechargable. Buying a new one is a treat but the battery dies so fast! I end up using it most of the time as a normal manual toothbrush. I would LOVE one that actually lasted longer than a month!
February 14, 2013