Product Type: Braun Electric Shaver
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Takes the edge off the pain of shaving!
Braun 590cc 5
Member Name: Biggsyboo
Braun 590cc 5
Advantages: Close shave, easily cleaned, great to travel with.
Disadvantages: Expensive replacement heads.
Shaving. One of the necessary evils, I hate it personally, however i also don't like excessive growth, so we shave, daily. In my job it is a must as my work will not stand for stubble nor beards.
To be honest I have never found the best option for effective daily shaving however this Series 5 is good, but I wouldn't believe the adverts on the TV. If you need completly smooth skin, the wet shave is still the way forward.
I have found the particular styling of the razor good, retro, comfortable in hand and is different to the typical triple headed electric razors which I prefer. It gives clear power usage identification and comes with 2 charging options which is very handy especially whilst travelling. The cleaning dock will charge as it cleans, again a great feature.
The cleaning mode within the dock is good and the razor will give you an indication of when cleaning is required. A pack of 3 refills are cheap for their length of use too. The smell of the cleaning solution however is a sickly lemon which takes a few shaves to get rid of. Personal opinion, but I would prefer an alternative. That said on the plus side, the razor is spotless afterwards. The second charging option is via a typical cable into a bathroom light.
When it comes to actual shaving, I have found that on daily shaving it's not the best. That may be to do with my rate of hair growth, but I'd say it's relativly normal... However, after 2 days or more the shave is great, nice and close, and I can get away with it for work! The better half doesn't get stubble rash whilst kissing her and to the touch, I know I haven't wet shaved but its more than good enough.
There is also a robust carry case that mirrors the shape of the razor, small and light. However, there is no space for the charging cable, but the razor will last over a weeks worth of shaving easily.
I use the razor in the shower at times whilst in a rush, so the fact that it's water proof is good, so dont be affraid in dropping it in the sink.
It is expensive, but if your going to purchase a decent razor you do have to pay for them, from personal experience. i know this, i have had a cheaper electric razor that was more like an epilator, agony whilst shaving, buy cheap, buy twice. the addage works in razors. The replacement heads would benefit form being cheaper too, I've not replaced mine yet but it was one of my considerations when buying.
A great stylish model!
Summary: The best electric razor I've owned! stylish and a good close shave
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