23 Mar Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrush
Violife Sonic Toothbrush with Replacement Brush Heads
Sometimes you’re looking for something that’s both affordable and stylish. No, I’m not talking about a new dress or a new suit; I’m actually talking about a toothbrush. The Violife Slim Sonic is an electric toothbrush that ticks both these boxes and does a pretty good job of cleaning your teeth as well. My wife will tell you my fashion sense can use a little work, so why not start with the toothbrush? I’m not being entirely serious here – I probably wouldn’t choose my toothbrush based on how stylish it is – but it wouldn’t hurt to look good as I’m brushing.
This Violife electric toothbrush really is quite stylish, but its biggest selling point for me is its great price tag. Normally it retails for under $15, which makes it an affordable option for just about anyone that wants to try an electric toothbrush. The great thing about electric toothbrushes is that they tend to do a better job of removing plaque from teeth than the old manual style ones – even economically-priced ones like this model.
The manufacturers of this electric toothbrush are clearly targeting female customers with their marketing campaign and, while I’m not qualified to remark on how good of a job they’re doing in this respect, it seems to me to be a product that would definitely appeal to women. It’s got a very sleek design with a snap on lid that seals the brush for convenient storage in a purse or travel case – it’s basically a self-contained mini travel case of its own.
It’s also very light weight, weighing in at only 1.9 ounces, so it won’t slow you down any while you’re on the go. Some of the more expensive models of electric toothbrushes may come with a lot of options, but they’re not the most practical things to put in a purse. The Violife Slim Sonic is just what its name implies – very slim, which also makes it much easier to store for travel.
It stands to reason that if you’re looking for a toothbrush that you can store in your purse you probably don’t want something that requires a bulky charger to keep it going. This toothbrush uses standard AAA batteries, so that’s not something you have to worry about.
This toothbrush may take a little getting used to as it doesn’t really move, per se, but rather relies on vibration to remove the plaque from your teeth. The brush still does most of the work, unlike manual toothbrushes where you have to scrub at your teeth. But it doesn’t have moving bristles like you’ll find on some of the more expensive electric toothbrushes. It’s a whole new way of brushing your teeth and it actually creates quite a unique and not unpleasant sensation in your mouth.
Not Built to Last
There aren’t too many customers that complain about the effectiveness of this electric toothbrush from day one; the general consensus seems to be that it does a pretty good job. But where people do start to have concerns about this product is after they’ve been using it for a while. In general it seems the brush lasts up to about two years and then starts to wear a little. Although it would be nice to get an extended period of use from it, having to pay around $15 every couple of years for a product that does a great job of brushing your teeth doesn’t seem unreasonable to me .
Some other customers complained that it doesn’t have the power that you’ll find in some more expensive electric toothbrushes and that this becomes more noticeable with time. This is a bit of a concern as an electric toothbrush relies on that vibration power to remove the plaque from your teeth. If you can’t rely on the brush’s power it won’t be very effective.
Another reoccurring complaint about this brush was that it can be inconsistent. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t – again, this seems to happen after it’s been in use for a while. In some cases changing the batteries will probably help, but this didn’t seem to solve the problem for all customers.
Okay for Travel
Based upon comments left by other customers, in my own observations I would say that the Violife Slim Sonic might be a great choice as a secondary toothbrush to use while traveling. It seems to have one too many issues to consider it a primary-use toothbrush. If you’re looking for a toothbrush to keep in your purse to be used when a hygiene emergency strikes, this seems to be a decent option.