As bad as the iPod!
Mon, 30 Oct 2006
The battery on my electric toothbrush (first-generation Philips Sonicare) has finally given up the ghost after exactly four minutes use per day for two and a half years.
I searched for a class-action suit and user websites all demanding that Philips issue new toothbrushes and offer replacement batteries free of charge, but to no avail.
It's also got some scratches on it (from me removing toothpaste from its case), and again no lawyers beating at the company's door.
What is the world coming to?
Posted by: Simon Jary
Batteries are such complex things these days. What charging regime did you follow with the toothbrush? Were you as rigorous as you would be with a laptop or phone battery? My Braun (Oral-B 5000) used to last a week on full charge. After two and a half years it's down to about two days. It appears that you should charge fully, keep it topped up every day and fully discharge every six months. I had to search the Oral-B web site for this info as it didn't come with the toothbrush! They just want you to buy a new one every two years.
You're right. I just let mine run out every week or so until now it is pretty much zapped.
And it doesn't support the iTunes Music Store...
Will it run XP though?
I think you need to buy another new !
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