I ordered 2 of these units several weeks ago at a much lower price. They were Amazon Prime deliverable. As far as the unit itself, it is an EXCELLENT product. I have owned and used both Oral-B and Sonicare sets, each with 2 handles and charging bases. Each one lasted a "couple" of years, sharing with my spouse before the batteries couldn't take a charge anymore. Since then, I have purchased a "generic" set through Groupon and the same lifespan resulted. All of the toothbrushes had NiCad batteries. You have to go to the higher-end new models in Oral-B and Sonicare to get Lithium batteries, which, as in smartphones, is the latest and best battery technology. The AquaSonic comes with a Lithium battery! The handle is rubberized for a good grip and is a sleek matte black. It looks elegant. Performance is superb and the various modes and 30-second timers with auto shut-off is a terrific feature. The Oral-B merely stutter-stepped extra long to signal the 2-minute cycle but would keep running until manually shut off. After weeks, the first brush head is still firm and shows no sign of curling wear. The set of 9 will last a long time. I suggest waiting for the item to come back to Amazon Prime at a fifth of the price I see for the latest product posting. It is a fabulous brush set.