Braun Series 7 Shaver Review

Overview

Most people who have shopped for shavers recently have come across the Braun Series 7 – either the 790cc, the 760cc or 720cc models. It’s the latest series released, after the Series 1, 3 and 5 collections and easily makes it in to my top ten shavers list.

The Series 7 is considered the pinnacle of Braun’s revolutionary engineering technology in men’s foil shavers. Its features, described below, are designed to remove more hair with every stroke, giving a closer and more comfortable shave every time.

But is this what users have experienced?

Appearance and Inclusions

The Braun Series 7 shaver has an ergonomically designed, sleek body that comes in elegant black and chrome or silver and chrome finishes.

The shaver comes with the Clean & Renew system (790cc and 760cc models), travel pouch and long-hair trimmer.

Main Features

  • Pulsonic Technology–active head oscillating at over 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute, stimulating the skin and helping to deliver a very close and comfortable shave.
  • SensoFlex technology brings a sensitive flexing head that pivots and flexes and follows the facial contours. It has twice the adaptation angle compared to other Braun shavers, as well as 6 times more flexing action on its foils.
  • Gillette Precision Comfort Blade technology that uses a triple-blade cutting system. It cuts hair close in a single stroke without pulling or tugging – creating exceptional closeness and comfort.
  • Ultra-sensitive and irritation-free Optifoils for extra comfort.
  • It provides 3 different shaving modes for a more individual shave.
  • It has an oscillating middle trimmer that lifts & cuts flat-lying hair, meaning a great shave even in the problem areas.
  • Beard trimmer which folds away into a rubber grip handle.
  • Visual charging LED indicator.
  • Energy Star rating battery (no other shaver has this).
  • Cordless shave time around 50 minutes.
  • Quick Charge option that takes 5 minutes, if you are in a hurry. Otherwise 60 minute full charge time for the powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
  • Automatic voltage adjustment when overseas

Cleaning and Maintenance

The intelligent Clean & Renew system automatically lubricates, cleans, dries and charges the shaver at the touch of a button.

The shaver can also be cleaned under hot water if the Clean& Renew system is unavailable.

It is the world’s first shaver with an ENERGY STAR-qualified battery charger – better for you and better for the environment.

Price

The price range (retail) is $250- $290 but you should be able to pick this up for just over $200 at one of the major online retailers such as Amazon.com – If you do buy online, this shaver is great value for money and one of the main reasons it made it to my top 10 electric shavers list.

Warranty

The Braun Series 7 units come with a 2-year warranty and Braun also offer a 60-day period after buying when you can return the item if you are really not getting on with it.

User Reviews

The main negative voiced about the Braun Series 7 is that its cleaning system is very noisy on the 790cc and 760cc models (the 720cc has no cleaning system) and cleaning it thoroughly under the tap is a little more difficult than with other similar models from Panasonic and Philips Norelco.

Positive comments abound about the Braun Series 7 units, from the feel in the hand to the closeness and smoothness of the shave to the thoroughness and convenience of the cleaning system.

This shaver is not priced within everyone’s budget but you’ll find that those who have spent the extra dollars consider it money well spent, with most giving it a very high rating.


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