View Full Version : Colgate ActiBrush: Disposable?
11-14-2000, 08:48 AM
Anyone know if the batteries in this toothbrush can be replaced? The folks at Wal-Mart last night, were under the impression that this is a disposable brush.
As a result I didn't buy one, but now it seems that at $25.CDN you should be able to put in new batteries.
What's the scoop?
11-14-2000, 09:18 AM
Judging by the picture at http://www.colgate.com (click on the "battery operated toothbrush link at the bottom), there are two Energizer AA batteries inside. I assume you can change them. It says they should last for 250 uses.
11-14-2000, 11:38 AM
Although it is not necessarily a disposable item, you will probably want to replace it once the bristles start to wear down too much, as it doesn't look like it has a replaceable head. I replace my toothbrush about once every 6-12 months.
I bought a similar product called a ""SpinBrush" (http://www.cleanteeth.cc/). It was ~$5.00 U.S. at WalMart. I've only seen the two adult models -- the slimmer version takes 2 AAA batteries. You can change the batteries on the one I have (It looks jist like the "classic" shown at the link above. I've seen them at Walgreen's as well, so you might want to shop around. The $6.99 price quoted at that website seems steep to me, but is stilll less than the Colgate's price (in U.S. or Canadian dollars).
11-14-2000, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the replies folks!
Guess it's off to Wally World again tonight.
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