The quip electric toothbrush promises to be a modern update on the classic design. With a slim, stylish body, it is supposed to give you a gentle, thorough clean. And with only one mode, it is meant to simplify your brushing routine.
For the most part, the quip lives up to its promises, offering an excellent travel sized option that will give you a great clean in a stylish package.
- Slim and sleek design makes it perfect for travel.
- Soft bristles gently clean even the most sensitive teeth.
- Case suctions to mirror or other surfaces, so you won’t misplace your quip.
- Built-in two-minute timer keeps you honest each time you brush.
- Excellent waterproofing means you’ll never have to worry about damaging the motor.
- Subscription service means you’ll never be short on clean brush heads.
- Bristles are sometimes too soft to remove some plaque, meaning you’ll have to go back over areas to get them clean.
- No rechargeable battery.
- Lack of options when it comes to modes.
- Small head size may irritate some users, although it may be a positive for others.
Quip Electric Toothbrush Style & Design
The quip has one of the sleekest and most elegant designs of any electric toothbrush out there.
The handle is thick enough that you can get a clean grip on it, without it slipping from your hand. The brush head is relatively small, with a clean, tapered neck leading to the bristles.
You can choose between plastic and metal for the brush handle. Both are excellent options and look and feel great. But the metal gives the brush a higher quality look and feel.
The case is also thin and stylish, so you won’t have to ruin the look of your brush every time you store it.
With the quip, you no longer need to worry about where to put your brush. The suction holder on the back of the case means it will stick to mirrors, so you won’t find your toothbrush on the bathroom floor.
The quip also comes with a sleek transparent travel cover. No more cheap plastic cases for your toothbrush. The cover slides right over the head and looks like a natural continuation of the body.
The quip is more than just a stylish package. It’s an electric toothbrush that has all you’ll need so that you’ll be able to brush your teeth as your dentist tells you. It doesn’t come with as many modes as some other brushes, but its strength lies in its simplicity.
The bristles on the quip are soft and flexible, so you won’t feel that your gums are getting irritated with repeated use. These bristles feel like they wrap around your teeth, reaching all of the plaque that you normally miss. Despite their softness, they hold up well with repeated use and don’t bend or break, even if you aren’t the gentlest brusher.
If you have some really hard plaque, however, the soft bristles can come up a bit short. Sometimes you may have to brush areas multiple times to get plaque off, which isn’t necessary with toothbrushes that have stiffer bristles. This is far from a deal breaker, but it can lead to some annoyance when brushing.
The head is also relatively small. This can be a benefit for many users, allowing them to navigate to hard to reach spots in the back of the mouth, and on the back side of teeth. However, you have to make sure you are thorough when you brush, as you won’t get as much coverage due to the smaller surface area of the brush head.
Built-In Cycles To Give You A Full Clean
Where the quip stands out is with its pulse cycles. There are four different 30-second cycles that it moves through as you brush. This is meant to give you the different speeds you need to get a complete clean.
This will help you get into a routine every time you brush. Unfortunately, it can lead to frustration. Sometimes you’ll want a faster speed, only to find that you can’t adjust it yourself. Instead, you only have the option to use the preset cycles. Even though this mode is excellent, it would be nice to have a bit more customization in a high-end toothbrush.
The quip also comes with a built-in two-minute timer. Although this may seem like a novelty, it is actually quite helpful in making sure that you get a full brush in every time, keeping your teeth in great shape. The Quip toothbrush will show you how often you were stopping well short of two minutes with your old toothbrushes.
A Durable Brush That Holds Up Over Time
The quip has more than just great performance and style. It’s also quite durable. Over repeated use, the body held up well. Drops did not affect the motor or battery, and the metal casing was scratch resistant.
It truly is waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about a drop of water ruining the motor or corroding the battery. Use it in the shower, and don’t freak out if you drop it in the sink.
The soft bristles on the brush head held up as long as they needed to. By the time it was due for replacement, the brush head still looked good.
Overall, the quip will leave your mouth feeling fresh after each brush, giving you a thorough, gentle clean. And the slim design will look great in any bathroom.
The case makes it stand out from other electric toothbrushes. Some users may not use it, but it’s an excellent option to have, especially if you’re in the habit of losing toothbrushes
Although you won’t find many bells and whistles when it comes to modes with the quip, you get all the performance you need for your twice daily routine.
Quip Battery Life
The quip comes with a battery installed, so you can start brushing as soon as you take it out of the package.
The battery, however, is not rechargeable, unlike some other high-end electric toothbrushes. Since the battery lasts so long, it’s not usually an issue. But if you do run out, you may be frustrated that you cannot charge it.
In testing, the toothbrush was able to make it through the three month period between shipments without running out of juice. Unless you use your toothbrush more than 2-3 times a day, you should be able to get even more than three months per battery.
Replacing the battery is not difficult, but is more of a hassle than simply plugging in a device. Take the brush head off. Remove the motor gently, and then tap out the battery. Slide in a new one, replace the motor and brush head, and you’ll be good to go.
If you choose to subscribe to brush head replacement service, quip will send you a battery every three months so that you don’t have to worry about buying it yourself.
Quip Brush Heads Delivered To Your Door
You can choose to subscribe to quip’s automatic brush head delivery system. Every 3 months, you’ll receive a new brush head.
Once the brush head arrives, replacement is easy. Just pop out the old one and put in the new. This service is convenient and makes sure you aren’t just reusing an old brush head. This keeps your toothbrush effective over time, and your mouth clean.
At only $5 a month, it’s a great choice if you always want to be stocked up on clean brush heads. And shipping is free. The shipment will also come with a battery.
Quip Toothbrush Features
- Thin and elegant design makes it perfect for travel
- The case can be suctioned to a mirror, so your quip is easy to find
- Soft bristles give you a gentle but thorough clean
- Alternating cycles means you get a full clean every time you brush
- A two-minute timer that lets you know when you’re done brushing
- Subscription brush head service makes getting replacements easy
The Quip is one of the better toothbrushes out there if you’re looking for strong performance in a slim, travel-sized package. The soft brush head gives you excellent cleaning every time, and the automatic timer will keep you honest when you brush.
It doesn’t offer a ton of modes for you to use, and the bristles don’t always get all of the plaque on first brush. However, the quip offers just about everything else you’ll need in a toothbrush, making it an excellent option for anyone looking for a dentist level clean.
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.