“Braun Series 7 790cc Pulsonic Shaver is Awesome“
I like the concept of using electric shavers over blade but like most people I had been utterly disappointed by the performance of many electric shavers out there. They are not cheap at all and yet barely give a close shave like the blade.
However, all electric shavers are not created equally. Braun electric shavers pride themselves of their quality and performance. And I think they have a good reason especially with their new Braun Series 7-790cc Pulsonic shaver which really is top-notch in performance.
“Braun Series 7 790cc Pulsonic shaver is a superior shaver to Braun series 3 and series 1 but if you have series 5 and doing fine, stick with it.”
What difference we see between Series 7 and 5 is just some extra glittering features with the former that can be avoided. If I have a tied budget I would love to go for Braun Series 5 590cc which is certainly a high-quality shaver.
Things we love about Series 7 790cc?
It does give a Close Shave
Whenever there is an occasion and if I want a clean look I use razor! Well, this is what most of us do with a bad choice. The Braun Series 7 790cc totally eliminates the use of razor under any situations. Heck! Some would even use a blade again after shaving with their electric razor.
The reason why you can get such a close shave with series 7 is because of the technology behind OptiFoil of Braun. This is a very advance foil shaver designed to capture more hair easily and cuts hair deeper with every stroke. The foil has special designed holes that perform the task with ease. This is an outcome of Braun’s intensive research and development which they proudly flaunt.
It captures more hairs effortlessly
It is a pain to repeatedly run the shaver again and again in the same area burning your skin trying to capture more hairs. Most of the electric shavers fail to capture hairs in a single stroke. This Braun electric shaver does a nice job in this regard. You can effortlessly capture more hair in a single stroke including the problem areas such as the neck.
Braun shaver series 7 uses Pulsonic technology that can deliver up to 10,000 micro vibrations in a single stroke.
Captures flat lying hairs easily
Braun series 7 shaver captures flat lying hairs in the neck area easily which is tricky even with blades. I often cut myself using blades on the Adam’s apple trailing for a clean shave. Braun shaver series 7 comes with patented ActiveLift middle trimmer that lifts and cuts any flat lying hairs smoothly. No more bleeding cutting in a hurry with blades!
Very Flexible shaving
Braun series 7 790cc has a pivoting shaver head and floating cutting elements for maximum facial adaptation. As you run the shaver, the foils slides effortlessly to the contour of facial structure. There is no irritation or pressure on the skin.
Braun clean and renew system
The Braun series 7 790cc includes a cleaning station that clean, charges, dries and lubricate the shaver at the press of a button. All these are done automatically and most efficiently. It is not just a normal cleaning cycle but an enhance way to keep the shaver in its best condition.
The Braun Clean and Renew System uses an alcohol based cleaning fluid. After every cleaning cycle the shaver not only renew its performance like new but also give out a fresh lemon scent. This is really nice as it help freshen up in the morning.
You can still clean the shaver with water if you prefer. But I recommend using it for efficiency in the long run and immediate enhanced performance. You can also use a feature called FastClean exclusively available for series 7 790cc that cleans the shaver in a quick 25 seconds time. I may not be busy but I am always in a hurry so I use this option most of the time.
Adjustable modes for different skin and beard
My skin is very sensitive which makes me even more particular while choosing an electric shaver. I would get rashes while shaving with blades. The Braun shaver series 7 has personalization modes. You can set it to Extra Sensitive, Normal and intensive modes depending on your skin type and hair.
Warranty and Parts
The shaver is claimed to last up to 6 years. It could be even more. The product is made in Germany and has 2 years warranty from the manufacturer, Proctor & Gamble Company. The durability of shaver rather justifies the expensive price tag though many of us would have upgraded our electric shaver by then.
The cutterblock and foil which consist of the shaver’s head is user replaceable. Braun shaver head replacement pack is easily available often at discounted rates. The cassette replacement pack should be replaced every 18 months to get back to new like performance.
Longer Cordless shaving
Braun Series 7 uses powerful rechargeable Li- Ion battery. Once the shaver is fully charged which takes about an hour I can get approximately 40 – 50 minutes of cordless shaving.
Which model to buy?
Our Braun Series 7 review is applicable for all the available three different models – Series 7 790cc, Series 7 760cc and Series 7 720s.
All models of series 7 have the same features except the four differences as listed:
Hygiene Status Indicator
|Series 7 790cc
|LCD display for battery status & hygiene|
|Series 7 760cc
||N/A||N/A||LED 5+1 for battery status|
|Series 7 720s||N/A||N/A||N/A||LED 2+1 for battery status|
There are no significant differences between 790cc and 760cc models. The battery status display is in LCD with 790cc and LED for 760cc. The hygiene status indicator and Fast Clean feature is only available with 760cc which are negligible.
I bought the Series 7 790cc because it was discounted and cheaper than the other models at the time of purchase from Amazon. I would choose the cheaper model given a choice between the two models. However, Series 720s comes without the Clean and Renew System which is a nice and innovative feature to ignore. The shavers otherwise are equally efficient with similar features other than as mentioned above.
What’s in the Box?
- One Braun series 7 shaver depending the models
- Clean and Renew System station for series 7 790cc and series 7 760cc
- One Cleaning Cartridge for series 7 790cc and series 7 760cc
- Protective Travel Pouch
- Cleaning Brush
- SmartPlug (100V-240V) for charging
They are pricey! At least that’s what most people have to say about the shaver’s downside. They are pricey but someone pointed out rightly saying that if we do our math considering the durability and efficiency it is a very good deal.
Another possible downside is that with Braun Clean and renew System, evaporation of the cleaning fluid can occur without using them once the seal is broken. You can avoid this by resealing the cartridge with the original cap. However, it is something not to be worried so much as one cartridge last about 30 – 35 cleaning cycle. And if you buy in bulk the cost per cartridge is less than $3. You would easily spend more money buying Gillette blades if you start doing the calculation.
Where to get the best price for Braun shaver?
You can buy the shaver from your local store or from online store such as Drugstore, Walgreens, Shavers, Walmart, E-Store, Soap or Amazon. You can’t order directly from Braun official website, you get referred to one of the mentioned online stores.
We check prices regularly for Braun electric shaver and the cleaning solution, and by far we get the best offer from Amazon.
Braun Series 7 790cc Pulsonic shaver is a German engineering and developed to work under the trickiest circumstances and one of the best electric shavers your money can buy.
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