Get a bit more than the basic – strong performing mid-range brushes
For those who want an electric toothbrush that is a bit more capable, the ProtectiveClean 6300 and 6500 are fantastic brushes.
They clean the teeth really well, and come with some great features that you can take advantage of.
- 3 different cleaning modes
- Reminds you when to replace your brush head
- Long battery life
- Travel case included
- Brush heads are more expensive
- More features than you need
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Whilst I have titled this post as a ‘review’, it is in truth not a full and detailed review of the 6300 or 6500 like I would normally write for any other electric toothbrush. But, there is a very good reason for this.
Both the 6300 and the 6500 are almost identical to the ProtectiveClean 6100 that I have reviewed in great detail here.
What really differs between these 2 models and the 6100 is what is included in the box and the subsequent price they are sold at.
As a consequence, if I were to write a detailed review of the 6300 or the 6500, they would for the vast majority be identical to that of the 6100.
So, instead, this article gives a brief explanation of how they differ to the ProtectiveClean 6100.
I encourage you to click here and read the Sonicare 6100 review, or if you would rather, just watch the video review embedded below. Once you have read or watched the review, you can then factor in the differences and make your own decision on what brush is right for you.
Ultimately, both are 2 very capable electric toothbrushes.
In comparison to the 6100, it comes with 2 additional brush heads in the box, making 3 in total.
These are G2 Optimal Gum care brush heads which are BrushSync enabled and will pair with the Gum Care mode available on the brush.
Also known as or referred to by its official manufacturer part code HX6463/50, the typical selling price is around $120, despite a suggested retail price of $140. Both the retail and actual selling prices are about $10 more than the 6100 (at the time of review).
Based on the fact that 2 additional brush heads come included, for an extra $10, it makes the 6300 a potentially worthwhile purchase, if you desire those extra brush heads. It isn’t worth it if you would not purchase those brush heads.
The brush handle is white and silver in color.
Compared to the 6100, the major difference with the 6500 is the travel case supplied.
Whereas the 6100 comes with a basic travel case to hold the brush handle and up to 2 heads, the 6500 comes with a premium USB charging travel case.
What this means is that you can recharge the battery in the toothbrush handle, whilst sat in the case. You do not need to put the toothbrush on a charging stand.
To complete the recharging, you connect the USB cable to the case.
There is a microUSB connector at one end of the cable, that connects to the case. At the other is a standard male USB connector fits into a USB socket on your laptop, computer, MacBook, power bank or wall socket. If you have a USB power adapter you can connect it to this too.
In addition, the 6500 comes with extra brush heads.
You get 2 x W DiamondClean brush heads in the box compared to 1 with the 6100.
The brush handle is available in a range of colors, those options are:
- Black (HX6462/08)
- Navy Blue (HX6462/07)
- Pink (HX6462/06)
- Purple (HX6462/09)
- White Silver (HX6462/05)
In some instances, extra brush heads will come supplied, so that you get 5 in total.
The retail price of the package with 2 brush heads is $170.
Those with the extra brush heads in the box can be over $200.
However, what generally seems to happen is that the bundle, with 5 heads retails for around $145-180.
This is, of course, a large premium over the 6100, but you are getting a premium travel case and extra brush heads.
If you would buy the brush heads anyhow then that alone, might just make it worthwhile. The premium travel case, of course, adds value.
Overall, I don’t think it is a bad price.
However, unless you particularly need these extras, then looking for the 6100 on a deal might be better. Or if you particularly want premium features, consider the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.
I hope this helps.
Should you need any more information or have any questions, just let me know by leaving a comment below.