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BRAUN POCKET SHAVER,2xAA,CAP - WASHABLE, M60B
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2010
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I'm a long-time Braun user (currently I'm using a Series 5 550cc), but I'll be first to admit some of their models have problems. Their latest battery-powered travel shaver, the MobileShave M60B, is a definite improvement over my old PocketGo P-70. The main change, other than color and lack of the little push-out trimmer, is the newer Design Smart Foil like many of the more expensive Series shavers. The Smart Foil makes a tremendous difference compared to the older-style foil. The MobileShave gives a surprisingly good shave, but like most Braun single-foil shavers it will miss some longer hairs on your neck. This shaver can be used wet, and I actually like using it with shave gel (Nivea for Men Q10 is my favorite)which I think gives a closer shave with no irritation. Plus MobileShave can be washed clean and even used in the shower if you like that option. Battery life (two Duracell AAs are included) is excellent. All in all, this is a fine low-cost shaver and it's well worth keeping in your messenger bag or brief case for touch ups, and it is a nice compact package (with "on-board" storage for a cleaning brush) for travel. Well done.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2013
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I was very surprised at how well this thing works given its very low price. Instead of using the provided alkaline batteries, I installed a pair of recently charged 2300mAh NiMh rechargeable batteries. Using it every day, those batteries lasted for well over a month without requiring a recharge - and these were not quicky shaves. It can shave very close, and it glides easily over my skin.

For more detailed evaluation, let me compare to a Panasonic 3 head rechargeable shaver I have. Actually, its the 3rd such I have had over many years. The failure mode has always been in battery performance. Servicing the built in batteries is not economically feasible, since replacing the whole unit also buys you new heads. Even my most recent is down to 2 shaves per charge, so I was pondering a replacement when I ran across this extraordinarily inexpensive Braun. The very low price was surprising since Braun has a good reputation. The fact that the Braun's batteries were user-replaceable was a strong selling point for me. Nevertheless, at the low price I was not expecting much.

The Braun shaves closer than my Panasonic, and it glides more smoothly over my skin. The Braun is not nearly as loud, which is relevant since I normally shave while watching TV. Battery life is very good and replacing them is easy. Because its head is smaller, it takes somewhat longer to shave with the Braun; but I really don't care about that, since I am watching TV at the same time anyway. There is one significant con: There are non-whisker hairs (softer, lying close to the skin) in a couple areas near my beard which I also wish to shave. Unfortunately, these hairs never seem to poke through the Braun's foil, no matter how I maneuver it. Every 4 or 5 days, I have to resort to another means (the Panasonic or a blade) to get those hairs. The Panasonic has no problem with the soft hairs, since one of its 3 heads is a slotted head. (Norelco heads are also slotted and will also get these hairs.)

Although these devices claim to be washable, I would not recommend washing. It is nice to know that the works are well sealed, but wetting it still seem like asking for trouble. For decades, I have used talcum powder as a lubricant for shaving. The drier the skin and whiskers the better. (IMO, the idea of wet shaving with an electric shaver is very counterproductive, since, unlike the situation with a conventional blade, softening the beard does not make cutting it any easier for an electric shaver mechanism (which has more of a scissor like action). Indeed, softening the beard just decreases the probability that any given hair will get to where a blade can hit it.) Talcum powder that collects inside is easily knocked loose and/or blown from the internal blade parts and skin oils and bits go with it. Once a week or so, it is good to use the brush for any buildup that might occur (e.g., between the blades of the shaving block). This approach requires very minimal maintenance and does not lead to any problems that I have ever experienced.

If I were still dating, I would keep one of these in my car for last minute touch-ups.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2012
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The Braun M60B shaver is an excellent device. I long ago gave up on using disc head shavers and double or triple foils on my sparse beard. I used my favored Braun 5523 pocket shaver for 10 years before the plastic housing cracked. The Braun M60B is essentially the same device with added features of twist cap (never detaches so it can't be lost), new geometric pattern foil, and washability; all improvements. In truth, I do not know if my old device was water resistant and never tried.

The foil is extremely comfortable and doesn't give razor burn when you apply pressure like the old one did. I can press this shaver firmly against my skin for closer shave with no discomfort at all! The shaver itself does a nice job. It's actually closer than a blade on my moustache. Not as close as a blade on my cheeks and neck, but perfectly acceptable, and better than any other electric shaver I've ever used.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2011
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You can buy AA batteries anywhere and they last many close shaves. I use it when I'm short of time leave the house without shaving then do it at work or on the way. Miss the trimmer I had on the previous unit. Like the swing blade cover. Excellent value.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2010
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I ordered several of these to replace the Braun shaver that I've had for years. The problem with the Braun shaver was that I had to replace the blades and the head screen every few months. For the cost of this disposable shaver, I would have to play more the replace the blades and screen on my Braun shaver. This shaver does quite well, runs on batteries (you can use re-chargeable ones as well) and it works quite well. The blade cannot be replaced, but if you clean it regularly, you can easily get 6 months of daily use from it before the blade is no longer functional. I have given these as gifts to my sons and they love using them as well and have stopped buying replacement blades and screens for their regular shavers. It's also a great alternative to throw into your travel kit, since it's lightweight, runs on batteries and can be replaced when it's worn out. Great way to shave without all of the hassle of replacement blades or screens. They come in different colors and some have the little sideburn trimmer, but really, do you need that?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2012
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This is a very cooly designed little shaver. I got it for my 15-year-old, and it's perfect for his burgeoning mustache. Not sure how good it would be for a full beard; I get the feeling from other reviews that it might not be up to the job. And we'll see how long it will last. So far, he loves it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 26, 2012
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I've purchased several battery-operated shavers over the past 25 years. The majority of them provided a mediocre shave, but were good for touch ups in the evening. This Braun Pocket Shaver is on the other end of the spectrum; the shave I get when using it is almost as close and complete as my full-size top-end electric razor. It's compact enough to add to my toiletry kit as a back-up, the batteries last (almost) forever, and the rotating guard is slick. I like this razor so much that when my elderly father became unable to use a disposable blade razor, I bought one for him. (Despite being nearly blind and suffering from memory loss, he is able to shave with no problems, and no longer cuts himself.)

This is a well-made, very reasonably-priced electric razor. I highly recommend it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2011
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This new Braun rides with me in the morning and saves prep time at home. It replaces the freebe Braun 6 that I was given on an overnight flight on Midland Air 10 years ago. It suspect this new shaver will last as long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2013
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I have three of these now. I keep one in the car, the office and our camper. Great shave if you shave regularly. If you skip a few days, say when camping, it has a hard time with longer face hair. For daily shaving I give it a "5"! Very affordable. I have had one unit for many years and it still works great. Of the 3 i have, none have failed yet. I use both rechargeable and alkaline batteries. If you leave the shaver in the car or camper in cold weather, the batteries will not be as powerful as at warmer normal temps, but it will still work well enough to shave. But that's a battery problem.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2012
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I like Braun travel razors. I have had one model or another since the mid 1980s. Got my first in Germany, never went back to any other company. This one is like all in the past... good quality even at the low end price. If you need a trimmer get another model. This cuts so well it evens out my sideburns without a trimmer...

I use it every day. Not really used to the whole waterproof thing yet but it does wash off. Really cool waterproof battery compartment if you like that sort of thing. I should buy another one for when I wear out the studs on the foil cap snapping and unsnapping it to clean it every day (like I said, not really accustomed to the waterproofness yet)
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