Oral-B Genius 10000 Review & Comparison

Oral-B Genius 10000 Review

Editor’s note: not currently a UK brush

Please note that if you’re a UK user, the Genius 9000 is still the flagship Oral-B brush — there is little difference between the 9000 and the 10000 (as we explain in more detail below), but the 10000 has launched in some European countries.

We have completed a comparison of all the UK Genius models here.


Oral-B have a wide variety of electric toothbrushes, ranging from the basic, functional and very affordable, right through to the more premium, feature rich and fairly expensive.

The Genius 10,000 is the latest brush to be added to this lineup and it sits firmly at the premium end of the range.

If you are reading this article, I suspect you are wondering whether it is worth buying and how it differs from other models that already exist.  I intend to answer these questions for you.

Genius 10,000 – the short answer

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 2500 is the perfect brush, striking a balance between features and price.

However, if you desire the very best Oral-B toothbrush, then this is it.

Compared to the Genius 9000, it is essentially identical.  Subject to your location, brush colour, price and potentially box contents is what sets these 2 brushes apart.

Existing owners of the 9000 should not upgrade and those looking at the two should buy whichever is cheapest and comes in the colour you prefer.

Please note: The Oral-B range is very confusing and differs from country to country.  If you can spare the few extra minutes, it is worth reading the remainder of this article to fully understand the 10,000 and what it offers.

Genius 10,000 – the longer and detailed explanation

Having been reviewing, testing and commenting on electric toothbrushes for 4 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.

I will do my best to explain the Genius 10,0000 and all associated information as clearly as possible.  I have done my best to ensure that the details provided are accurate, but the brushes, box contents do vary from 1 country to another, so there may well be some inaccuracies.  If you are unsure or have any questions, please leave them in the comments section at the end and I will reply as soon as possible.

The Genius 10,000 was launched in late 2018.

It is available for purchase within most central European countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland, but at the time of writing it has not launched within the UK, the country that I live in.

According to Oral-B, the 10,000 was launched to celebrate the introduction of new colours, not previously available.  Those colours are orchid purple and midnight black (this is where the brush heads are black too – not previously the case on other ‘black’ coloured Oral-B brushes).

In addition, the 10,000 gains ‘gum protection technology’ and a different accessory pack.

Before the 10,000 was launched, it was the Genius 9000 that was the top of the line electric toothbrush from Oral-B. The 9000 was launched in 2016.

In some respects, as the model number suggests the 10,000 is superior and is the new replacement to the 9000.

However, whilst it might seem this way, this is not quite correct.

Excluding price, brush colour and some accessories in the box, the Genius 9000 and the Genius 10000 are identical.

Both models have the same cleaning modes, the same smart ring, the same battery life, the same built in timer and pressure sensor, use the same brush heads and both have the same Bluetooth connectivity.

The ‘gum protection technology’ which is touted as ‘new’ is actually a feature of the smartphone app.  The app has been updated and this is available to users of the Genius 9000 or 10,000.

Even when we bring colour back into the equation, the 10,000 (within Germany at least) is not limited to the orchid purple and midnight black, it is also available in white and rose gold, 2 colours that the 9000 is available in.

In the UK, the 10,000 has not been launched.  Instead, the Genius 9000 remains the flagship brush but the range of options has been increased to include the orchid purple and midnight black, the very colours that launched as the 10,000 in central Europe.

Essentially, the approach in the UK and European countries differs.

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 colour and local availability.

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.

Oh and in case you are wondering, we have updated the 9000 review to include our thoughts on the new ‘gum protection technology’, so you get all the info you need.

Variants of the 10,000

Ready for things to get a little more complicated?!

10,000N

The 10,000 or as it is sometimes also referred to as, the 10,000N will generally come with the following box contents.

  • 1 x Brush handle
  • 1 x CrossAction, 1 x 3D White & 2 x Sensi UltraThin brush heads
  • 1 x Premium travel case
  • 1 x Travel case charger
  • 1 x Smartphone holder
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Brush head storage compartment (holds 4 heads)

Using Germany as an example, you can buy the 10,000 in white, rose gold, orchid purple and midnight black.

But, if you buy the midnight black option, instead of 1 x CrossAction, 1 x 3D White & 2 x Sensitive brush heads, you actually get 4 x CrossAction brush heads, all of which are black in colour to match the brush handle.

This is the EXACT same box contents as if you bought the Genius 9000!

Oral-B have launched a promotional video (included below) for the 10,000 which actually shows a different charging stand to that actually provided in the box and shown in all other promotional images.

In the video, they show the new style charging stand, with detachable power cable, but this is not included in the box, or at least it isn’t at the time of writing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQRtAj6f7AE

10,000 Black Design Edition

A special edition model, this is the same as the 10,000N in midnight black, but you get included an Braun brown BNC015-RC digital global radio-controlled projection alarm clock.

  • 1 x Brush handle (midnight black)
  • 4 x CrossAction brush heads
  • 1 x Premium travel case
  • 1 x Travel case charger
  • 1 x Smartphone holder
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Brush head storage compartment (holds 4 heads)
  • 1 x Braun BNC015-BC radio controlled digital alarm clock

I already mentioned how things can vary from 1 country to another, so this might be different in France for example, but for the most part, this will be the same.

Enter to the mix, the 10,100 (also known as the 10,100S) and the 10,900.

10,100S

As the name implies, the 10,100S is very similar to the 10,000N, but with the 100S the box contents is a bit different.

You get 2 x CrossAction, 1 x Sensi UltraThin and 1 x 3D White brush head.  Rather than the brush head storage compartment that held 4 brush heads under a lid, you just get a basic stand that holds just 2 brush heads.

Therefore the box contents is:

  • 1 x Brush handle
  • 2 x CrossAction, 1 x Sensi UltraThin and 1 x 3D White brush heads
  • 1 x Premium travel case
  • 1 x Travel case charger
  • 1 x Smartphone holder
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Brush head storage clip (holds 2 heads)

The 10,100S is available in white, rose gold, orchid purple and black (This is different to midnight black).

It is my understanding that the 10,100S is most commonly found in Switzerland, but you are unlikely to find the 10,000N here.

10,200W

Another very similar variant to the aforementioned 10,000 and 10,100 it is the box contents of the 10,200W that sets it apart,

In this instance, rather than any brush head stand or storage compartment you get an additional pouch.  This small pouch I believe is designed to hold things like the charging stand and/or the charger for the travel case.

Therefore the box contents is:

  • 1 x Brush handle
  • 2 x CrossAction, 1 x Sensi UltraThin and 1 x 3D White brush heads
  • 1 x Premium travel case
  • 1 x Travel case charger
  • 1 x Smartphone holder
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Travel pouch

The 10,200W is available in white, rose gold, orchid purple and black (This is different to midnight black).

Oral-B Genius 10200W Lieferumfang

10,900

This is a dual handle package, like the Genius 9900.

In the box you get

  • 1 x Black (not midnight black) & 1 x rose gold brush handle.
  • 2 x CrossAction, 1 x 3D White & 1 x Sensi UltraThin brush head.
  • 1 x Brush head storage compartment (holds 4 heads)
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Travel case (not a premium case)
  • 1 x Smartphone holder

10,900 Black Design Edition

Essentially the same as the 10,900 listed above, but you get included an Braun brown BNC015-RC digital global radio-controlled projection alarm clock as well as a 2 extra brush heads, 1 of which is black in colour to match the brush handle.

In the box you get

  • 1 x Black (not midnight black) & 1 x rose gold brush handle.
  • 3 x CrossAction (2 x white, 1 x black), 1 x 3D White & 1 x Sensi UltraThin brush head.
  • 1 x Brush head storage compartment (holds 4 heads)
  • 1 x Charging stand
  • 1 x Travel case (not a premium case)
  • 1 x Smartphone holder
  • 1 x Braun BNC015-BC radio controlled digital alarm clock

Genius 10,000 vs Genius 9000 and other brushes

If you have read all of the above you will have discovered that the Genius 10,000 and the Genius 9000 are technically identical.

Oral-B suggests a box contents difference within some countries as well as possible brush colour differences.

Using the German market as my basis for comparison, the ONLY differences I have found at the time of writing is the model name, that the orchid purple and midnight black are only available when buying the 10,000 and the price (only a few Euros between them).

There is no noticeable difference in the actual parts included in the box with the 9000 or 10,000 in Germany.

How does the 10000 compare to other models?

For the most part, you can just read any comparisons of the Genius 9000 vs the other brush you might be interested in.  Use the search box at the top of the page to find a comparison we have already written.

Do just be aware that there may well be some regional differences.

All being well this has helped answer any questions you may have.

If you have any comments or queries, leave them below and I will respond as soon as possible.

Jon Love

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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31 thoughts on “Oral-B Genius 10000 Review & Comparison”

  1. Hello and thank you for your article, But I am truly confused and disappointed by this “review”. it was a not a review at all, just a bunch of list of content and colors and price. nothing about the performance, the technology and all are stock pictures.

    Reply
    • Hi Saeed.

      I am sorry you feel this way.

      The article begins by trying to simplify the confusing range of options we have as consumers, to try and make the understanding of this range easier.

      May I then draw your attention to the following words contained in the article:

      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 colour and local availability.

      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.

      Oh and in case you are wondering, we have updated the 9000 review to include our thoughts on the new ‘gum protection technology’, so you get all the info you need.

      What I meant by this, is if you read the Genius 9000 review, available here you will learn all you need to about the 10,000.

      I am convinced if you read the review you will learn all that you need to. I have yet to find another as comprehensive.

      Any questions, please let me know.

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    • Hi Eddie.

      I am not sure what country you have seen the 10900 & 10900S in, but from what I can tell they are very similar models, with very slight differences.

      Both include 2 x brush handles.

      The 10900 comes with:
      1 x Rose gold handle
      1 x Black brush handle
      2 x White CrossAction brush head
      1 x Charging stand
      1 x Brush head storage compartment (holds 4 brush heads)
      1 x Travel case
      1 x Smartphone holder

      The 10900s comes with:
      1 x Rose gold handle
      1 x Midnight black brush handle
      1 x White Sensi UltraThin brush head
      1 x Black CrossAction brush head
      1 x Charging stand
      1 x Brush head stand (holds 2 brush heads)
      1 x Travel case
      1 x Smartphone holder

      I hope this helps.

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  2. Hey jon,

    Thanks for your help😁
    Just saw on ebay a new type of oral b toothbrush called
    Genius x 20000 as well as 20000n.
    Do you know what are this models and the differences between those two? as well as the differences between 20000 models vs 10000 in general?
    Thank you😊

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    • Hi.

      The Genius X 200000 is a new Oral-B toothbrush.

      It is pretty much identical to the Genius 10000, but there is 1 major difference. This difference is how the position detection/real-time tracking works.

      With the Genius 100000, you need to position the smartphone in the holder and have the smartphone camera track the brush.

      With the Genius X, sensors in the brush handle do all the work, so there is no need to be stood in front of the smartphone camera. Basically, the Genius X approach is much better and more convenient if you really want the real-time tracking.

      I explain it in much more detail in my hands-on review of the Genius X available here.

      Depending on your country, the box contents can differ between Genius X models, but the ‘N’ after the model number usually means that 1 or more ‘CrossAction’ brush heads are supplied rather than other styles such as a ‘Sensi UltraThin’ brush head for example.

      If you need more information or have other questions, let me know.

      Reply
  3. Hey Jon.

    Soooo the only difference between the 9000 and the 10000 is the colours? Because the 9000 also have the gum protection right?.

    Reply
    • Hi Juile.

      Yes as far as I can tell that is the only difference. Box contents and price may vary from one country to another, so you might just want to double check this.

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      • Hey Jon. Thank you for the fast answer.

        Do you know if its the same between the 9000 and the 10000 in Denmark. Its just so hard to find out (:

        Reply
        • Hi Julie,

          Whilst I cannot give a 100% confirmation, it would look like the 9000 is in the process of being phased out, so the 10,000 replaces it essentially. It would seem that way from the Danish websites anyhow, as some of the 9000 variants are saying discontinued.

          This then makes more sense, as the 10,000 is the logical replacement.

          Technically the brushes are the same, so the box contents just differs slightly.

          This is the website linked form Oral-B’s Denmark website. From what I can see, the difference between the 9000 (being phased out) and the 10,000 is instead of a brush head storage compartment that holds 4 heads, you get a stand that holds just 2.

          You get 4 brush heads included (2 x CrossAction, 1 x Sensi UltraThin & 1 x 3D White) with the 10,000 compared to 4 heads (1 x CrossAction, 1 x Sensitive, 1x 3D White & 1 x FlossAction) with the 9000.

          I hope that helps.

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  4. Hi Jon!

    I am considering buying the 10900 or 9900 but since they are the same and I can’t find the 10900 available in Belgium it will probably be the 9900. I love the idea of two handles so my boyfriend and I can both use the newest techonology. Only problem is we don’t live together jet so I am wondering if the charger for the Genius lines is the same as the Pro vitality one?

    Kind regards,
    Jasmine

    Reply
    • Hi Jasmine,

      Thanks for the question. The chargers are the same across the Oral-B range so you can charge the Genius using the chargers provided with other models like the Vitality etc.

      Be sure to check the prices before buying. As odd as it may sound, it can be cheaper to buy 2 individually boxed units of the Genius 9000 than it is the Genius 9900. It doses depend on the retailer etc, but just worth checking before you spend your money.

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  5. Hi Jon,
    This website is amazing, keep up the good work 🙂 I find this article very helpful and this website is the first to clear up the confusing situation of the Genius 10.000 models. However, as I thought I had made my decision (was going for the 10.000N), I suddenly saw another model popping up: 10.200W White. Do you have any idea what the differences of that model are, in comparison to the 10.000N? Many thanks 🙂 Kindest regards, Mieke
    PS: I’m located in Belgium

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    • Hi Mieke,

      Thanks for the kind words and also for bringing the 10,200W to my attention.

      Having done a bit of research I think I know what the differences are.

      I have updated the article above with this information, but the key differences are:

      The 10,200W does not come with a brush head storage compartment.
      The 10,200W comes with a travel pouch designed for placing the charging stand/travel case power adapter (or anything else) inside.
      With the 10,000N you get 1 x CrossAction, 1 x 3D White & 2 x Sensi UltraThin brush head, but with the 10,200W you get 2 x CrossAction, 1 x Sensi UltraThin and 1 x 3D White brush heads.

      I hope this helps.

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  6. Hey Jon, just a quick message to let you know that through your reviews I have now chosen my first ever electric toothbrush. I did not have a clue about which one to choose but after reading your honest reviews I opted for the oral b genius 9000 (rose gold) 😁. You made the choosing process so much easier for me, so keeping doing what your doing buddy as you have definitely done what you set out to do (make more people smile) 😁😁😁😁 x x

    Reply
    • Thank you so much Elisha for the comment and kind words, it is great to know that I have helped.

      What do you think of your Genius 9000?

      Reply
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