The built-in timer keeps me on track when I'm getting ready for work and mostly still asleep! I was afraid the vibrations would tickle the roof of my mouth causing me to be hesitant to use it, but that wasn't the case. Most importantly, it helps me to not brush too hard. I've always scrubbed the heck out of my teeth and the dentist constantly told me to go softer. The Quip helps me do that.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend