This article was posted on Monday, August 03, 2015
By Sheppe Pharis
As you may have read in other reviews done on this site, I have been known to use an all in one beard trimmer/shaver as long as it gives me a decent shave, but from time to time I also look around for the best electric shaver to see what is out there, or what I might be missing out on.
Arguably the most popular shaver online in recent years has been the Braun Series 7 790cc Shaver. It has been the best value among the top end shavers, for some time now, and with Braun in the process of rolling out its Series 9 models, the value proposition can only improve further.
To start with, this is a Foil Shaver, and it is NOT designed for wet shaving,. but it does deliver an outstanding shave. ( a wet shaving variation is available in the Braun Series 7 799cc option)
Hidden behind the ultra thin foils, is a powerful motor creating 10,000 "micro vibrations" per minute, moving the foil to capture the maximum amount of hair with every stroke, and fewer stokes, equals less irritation when using an Electric Shaver.
While this is not for Wet Shaving (meaning no Gels or Creams), it is 100% waterproof, so it can be readily rinsed to clean it quickly if you are in a rush.
I personally hate stopping to clean things, but this shaver comes with what Braun call a "Clean and Renew" system. This is a unique, alcohol based cleaning and recharging unit.
This thing Cleans, Lubricates, dries and recharges the Shaver, all I have to do is remember to stand the Shaver in its caddy when I finish Shaving, Brilliant. It can even do a rapid 25 second clean if needed.
Here's a short video of it in action:
The Shaver has 3 personalization settings, (Intensive, normal, and extra sensitive) so you can choose the one that suits your skin and beard. This feature is unique to Braun.
The design of the Shaver head allows easy access to the tighter areas of the face. Foil Shavers are generally considered to be easier on the face than the Rotary alternative, but it can still take a few weeks for your face and beard to get used to the new shaving system.
Anyone wanting to know more about the differences between Foil or Rotary shavers can read a summary here.
Good Recommendations Summary:
I stay away from arguments about whether an electric shaver can shave as close as a blade, but this unit does a very good job.
This is an excellent shaver, from a world leading brand and along with my opinion, there are a huge number of positive reviews from happy users on Amazon.com.
If you need a new Shaver, the timing is perfect for this one.