I also thought I would not like the glass cup idea for recharging either. But after using it, I found I really like it. the toothbrush needs recharging only about once a week to every 10 days, so I actually don't put it in the cup very often. A small base comes with it, that stands the toothbrush up after the normal use each day. But to answer your question, yes, there is a travel version that recharges the Phillips Sonicare toothbrush in the case. We liked the toothbrush so well, we actually bought the "travel version" for use on trips, while we use the one that goes into the glass cup on the recharging base at home.