If you are already used to using an electric toothbrush, it is so hard to use a manual one. And if you travel often, lugging bulky electric toothbrushes, not to mention the cords and adaptor you might need, is a turn-off. Good thing that there are slim and compact models available. Here is a run down of the best ones on the market.
Quip has made itself popular in social media sites. It has a very light and compact design and only uses one AAA battery. It boasts of a 2-minute timer, with a 30-second reminder to switch sides. Some say that that bristles are too soft that it does not give this thorough clean feel. Its rounded bottom also does not allow you to make it stand on the counter.
Oral-B 3D White Battery powered toothbrush
This is the cheapest one in the bunch, only costing $5.97. It has a compact and lightweight design like all the others. However, it does not come with any special features. The bristles are not as soft as in other products. But for a short trip, this is a good enough item to bring with you.
This item screams practical. At $13.55 and 1.9 ounces, it is lightweight and light on the budget too. It comes with 2 brush heads and uses AAA batteries. Its features are not so fancy but it delivers 22,000 strokes per minute for that squeaky clean feel.
Phillips Sonicare Battery-powered toothbrush
This cordless product is light at 4 ounces, has an ergonomic design, a 2-minute timer, and promises 15,000 strokes per minute. It uses 2 AA batteries and retails as $14.99
Oral-B Black Pro Rechargeable toothbrush
This baby boasts of a unique brush head design to remove plaque buildup along the gumline. It has a 2-minute timer, including an alarm every 30 seconds to alert you to move to another set of teeth for proper cleaning. Not only that, it has a sensor that tells you if you are brushing too passionately (read: hard). The battery charge can last for up to seven days. It sells for $54.88.