Quip is a toothbrush like none you have ever seen before. It has an incredibly sleek and slim style while still being an electronic toothbrush. Its subscription service will also ensure that you never go too long without changing out the toothbrush head. The creators of the Quip toothbrush had a simple idea that would revolutionize the, seemingly boring, oral healthcare industry. You can read more about it on the Quip Website:
Quip’s journey began at a neighborhood dentist in New York, and a suggestion to use “the cheapest electric brush available” to fight the common, and damaging, habit of brushing too hard.
After taking the Quip toothbrush out of the packaging, the first thing you will notice is the care that went into the shipping process. After removing the Quip toothbrush, you will instantly notice how comfortable the Quip toothbrush feels in your hand. Its sleek design is beautiful as well as practical, when compared to some of the much larger electronic toothbrushes. The Quip toothbrush comes with an awesome carry case / holder; this device can affix to your mirror in your bathroom to create a handy way to hold your toothbrush when you are not using it. The mirror holder also doubles as a travel container for your toothbrush.
I only have one real complaint about the overall construction of the Quip toothbrush; although the toothbrush feels very sturdy, the metal handle can be difficult to hold if it gets wet. I cannot say if the plastic handled version of the toothbrush has similar issues.
Before we talk about how the Quip toothbrush performed, we have to revisit the positioning of Quip and what they are trying to achieve. Their goal is to provide a very affordable electronic toothbrush that prevents people from damaging their gums from brushing too hard. With that being said, anyone who has had a Sonic, Oral-B or Phillips electronic toothbrush is not going to feel like the Quip toothbrush is doing anything.
The Quip toothbrush features incredibly soft bristles and a very gentle vibration from a (intentionally) weak system. For those who have never had an electric toothbrush in the past, they will love this toothbrush. The sleek design makes it simple to brush every crevice of your mouth, including the hard to reach back teeth. Another great feature built into Quip is the 2-minute activation length; when you hit the Quip logo on your toothbrush, it begins to vibrate and will do so for a two-minute interval. This length is the recommended amount of time that a person should brush for, making it a great feature for building good habits in young brushers!
Quip Monthly Subscription
A secondary part of Quip, is the monthly subscription that brings you replacement heads for your Quip toothbrush every 3 months. This awesome feature will ensure that you never need to go to the store for new brush heads when yours get old. The best part about this feature is that the monthly subscription cost will not require your first born child; the fee is about $1.67 per month, you get charged $5 every three months. Anyone who has ever purchased a high-end electronic toothbrush, they will tell you that two replacement heads will cost you almost has much as the Quip Toothbrush costs outright.
The Quip toothbrush varies in price depending on the style of Quip you get (metal or plastic handle) & the plan you choose. The plastic handled Quip toothbrush with a replacement toothbrush head will cost $30 upfront & $5 every 3 months for a new head. Likewise, the metal handled Quip toothbrush will cost you $45 upfront & $5 every 3 months for a new toothbrush head. From there, the prices can vary depending on if you want a more advanced monthly subscription that includes toothpaste with the replacement brush.