The 10,000 was launched sometime after the Genius 9000, which is currently the most premium Oral-B toothbrush sold in Singapore.
Many ask what is the difference between the 9 and 10,000. This article answers this query.
Genius 10,000 – the short answer
The Genius 10,000 is technically the same as the Genius 9000.
But, the 10,000 is an international variant. This means it has not been specifically designed for the Singapore market. It is not widely sold in Singapore.
It does not come with a 1 year local warranty.
Instead it comes with a 2 year international warranty.
Although longer this could potentially have implications if something were to go wrong.
It also comes with 1 less brush head included in the box. You get 3 heads (2 x UltraThin & 1 x CrossAction) compared to the 4 heads with the 9000 (1 x CrossAction, 1 x FlossAction, 1 x 3D White and 1 x UltraThin).
The last difference is the colour options.
Whilst the Genius 9000 is available in white, black and rose gold, the Genius 10,000 is available in white colour only.
Genius 10,000 – the longer and detailed explanation
Having been reviewing, testing and commenting on electric toothbrushes for 5+ years now, I have learnt that the leading brands do not make your decision process simple when it comes to choosing an electric toothbrush. The introduction of the Genius 10,000 is a perfect example of this.
You would think that because 10,000 is higher than 9,000, that it would be technically more capable. It isn’t.
Why? I really don’t know.
A possible explanation is that the Genius 9000 originally launched in Europe in a small number of colour options.
The 10,000 then launched, brining with it a wider variety of colour choices and a slight update to the smartphone application.
But, the fact is, that at the time of writing the only Genius 10,000 colour option available in Singapore is the white version, not the Orchid Purple and Midnight Black that came in Europe.
The most important thing that you need to know is that it is pretty much the same as the Genius 9000, with the exception of the key differences listed above.
Just to make things a little more complicated I should also make you aware of the Genius X 10,000. The Genius X 10,000 is different to the Genius 10,000.
Essentially the Genius X is the successor to the Genius 9000. It does away with the need to use the smartphone camera to track the position of the toothbrush in the mouth.
The Genius X 10,000 is a brush sold within the USA.
There is too the Genius AI 10,000. This is sold in Australasia. It is the same as the Genius X 10,000 sold in the USA, just with a different name.
I explain the differences in more detail in our article Oral-B Genius X vs Genius 9000.
The Genius 10,000 is a top of the line electric toothbrush. It has lots of features and extra box contents that add to the experience but are far from essential.
For most, the Oral-B Pro 2 2000 is the perfect brush, striking a balance between features and price.
However, if you desire the very best Oral-B toothbrush, then opt for the Genius 9000 as you get the benefit of the local warranty.
Existing owners of the 9000 should not upgrade.
Oral-B Genius 10,000 review
Having now learnt that the 10,000 is essentially a rebadged Genius 9000, what about the review and what it is like to use?
Quite honestly, it is a bit of a waste of our time to review the 10,000 given it’s the same as the 9000 with the exception of warranty and number of brush heads.
Therefore, if you want to read what the 10,000 is like to use on a daily basis, just read our Oral-B Genius 9000 review.