Colgate ProClinical Pocket-Pro

A powerful travel toothbrush that charges from universal USB ports

Image: Hugh Threlfall

Here’s an odd thing. I’ve noticed myself doing it, but I suspect it’s quite widespread. You have a top‑notch electric toothbrush at home (maybe the software-laden Colgate ProClinical A1500 I reviewed here two years ago), but when you go away on a business trip or holiday you revert to a dog-eared traditional brush.

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Well here’s Colgate’s new travel electric model, and while it dispenses with the fancy stuff and detailed control mechanisms, it’s still hellishly powerful and has the technology to ensure you get your full two minutes evenly distributed through your mouth by signalling the end of each 30 seconds. The Colgate ProClinical Pocket-Pro is not much bulkier than a manual brush and promises to be five times more efficient at plaque removal. Best of all, though, it charges from the USB port of your laptop – or one of the universal USB ports provided in most hotels. So you can enjoy the fresh, polished joy of a session with a serious toothbrush without having to carry a hefty charger around the world with you. Toothsome.

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