Braun Series 7 790CC Electric Foil Shaver Special Product Review
We have written about electric shavers in the past, including how to find the best one. Today we want to take a look at one of the best we have looked at.
First of all Braun, makes a number of good shavers. They have a long history of quality products that are both durable and work very well. The Braun Series 7 790cc is no different. This is a very good shaver in a fairly long line of well made Braun shavers.
Let’s talk a little bit about the Series 7. First of all it is a foil shaver, which as compared to a rotary shaver uses a similar motion like you would use while shaving with a disposable razor.
The Series 7 actually reads and adapts to your beard. It has four synchronized shaving elements that will shave in one stroke what others do in two. Besides the obvious advantage of being faster this will also help reduce irritation to your skin if you are one of us which are sensitive by nature.
Braun claims the Series 7 has can capture even hard to capture hair because it uses 10,000 micro-vibrations. We can’t really confirm this, we tried to count them but kept losing count around 250 micro-vibrations. Wow, those micro-vibrations are REALLY fast.
Even though we could not really get a good count, we can tell you that they do help make this a really good shaver when it comes to a smooth shave.
The Series 7 says it has an autosensing motor that enables the shaver to shave even dense beards. We couldn’t really verify this since none of us have a really dense beard. There was a poodle running around we considered trying it on but decided against it. Pretty sure the dog would bite us!
The Series 7 has 5 turbo/sensitive modes which allow you to adjust the shaver for extra power or for extra sensitivity. We liked this feature and it seems to work very well. We didn’t really need the ‘extra’ power for our beards but the sensitivity mode was really nice.
What does Braun have to say about the Series 7?
Braun Series 7 electric shaver is our smart shaver
for a close yet gentle shave without compromise
Exceptional shaving results combining both closeness and skin comfort, the Braun Series 7 uses its innovative shaving technology with intelligent features to capture more hair in one stroke allowing it to be powerful yet gentle to your skin.
4 shaving elements
3 cutting elements and the 1 SkinGuard work together to capture in one stroke what others do in two*.
Intelligent Sonic & Autosense Technology
10,000 microvibrations and an adaptive shaving motor help to capture more hair in every stroke, even on dense beard.
8-D Contour Adaptation
8 direction flexible head and floating shaving elements, gently adapt to your skin and capture hair even in hard to reach areas.
Choose between five personalized shaving modes for extra power and gentleness at the push of a button.
Efficiency in every stroke, the Series 7 precision head allows you to reach any areas of your face – even the smallest and hardest areas under your nose or on your neck
Braun Series 7 is waterproof up to 5 meters, so you can easily clean your shaver with running water.
Clean & Charge
The world’s only 4-action alcohol-based Clean & Charge station automatically lubricates and charges your shaver.
50 Min. Cordless Shaving
The state-of-the-art Li-Ion battery never loses performance and fully recharges in one hour. The premium display indicates the remaining battery time with 3 different steps.
Tips for the perfect shave: For the best results, Braun recommends you follow 3 simple steps: 1. Always shave before washing your face. 2. At all times, hold the shaver at right angles (90 degree) to your skin. 3. Stretch your skin and shave against the direction of your beard growth.
Actual Customer Reviews
“I absolutely love this shaver. It is the best I have ever used and I have been using electric razors since 1991. Been using Norelco all that time, but when I tried this razor, it gave me the closest smoothest shave I have experienced ever. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The reason I tried the Braun was that I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the Norelco brand. The shaves are not as close or as comfortable as the Braun. Also, in my opinion Norelco has slipped greatly in quality, and customer satisfaction concerns.“
“I’m a balding white guy with curly hair. I prefer to shave my head and have for years, but I get tons of ingrown hairs along the back of my head along the hairline as a result. After about a month with this, it’s completely resolved the issue- I hoped it would but wasn’t really expecting it too, so I’m thrilled it really did! On top of it all, my fiancé only likes to kiss my face if I’m clean shaven. I was intending to use this on my head but didn’t think it would get close enough on my face to actually satisfy her. Well it does! I do shave twice a day, morning and evening, otherwise it gets stubbly again, but it’s a small price to pay to have no ingrown hairs and a smooth kissable face! Worth every penny, should have bought one years ago!!“
“Extremely close shave that rivals a Gillette 5 series razor. Very quick and eliminated my acne problem because I have sensitive skin. Would highly recommend. Charges quickly, lasts a long time, and gives me a phenomenal shave in half the time of other razors.“