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Braun Series 5 (8995) Men's Shaver

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  • Provides comfort and smoother gliding for a close shaver
  • Captures hairs growing from different directions for a closer shave in fewer strokes
  • 3 stage cutting system - twin foils and integrated cutter shave long hairs and stubble progressively closer
  • Clean and renew system - cleans the shaver head in alcohol for optimal hygiene and less irritation on the skin

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Braun Shaver Series 5 590cc

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Product Description

Product Description

The new 360 Complete 8995 Cord & Cordless Shaver provides Braun's closest, most complete shave ever. Braun's patented Power-Comb lifts problem hairs that lie flat to the skin to avoid missed hairs in hard to shave areas. The unique SmartFoil pattern captures hairs growing in different directions while the 3-Stage Cutting System progressively shaves long hairs and stubble for a closer shave in fewer strokes. The 360 Complete's Clean & Renew System automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges to keep the shaver feeling like new every day. This rechargeable shaver features an ergonomic shape and non-slip handle for easy maneuvering. Clean & Renew System - Cleans the shaver head in alcohol for optimal hygiene and less irritation on the skin.

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Every man's style and stubble is different - the Series 5 is as happy tackling light overnight stubble as it is a weekend's worth of heavy growth by getting rid of those frustrating problem hairs that lie flat to skin.

Pressing the shaver harder, repeatedly going over the same area, and risking skin irritation is no longer necessary because the sleeklystyled series 5 helps give you a hassle-free, close, and comfortable shave any day of the week.

The Series 5, model 8995, captures the hairs other shavers leave behind. Series 5 features Gillette Blade Technology that cuts hairs close in a single stroke without pulling or tugging. Braun's patented Power-Comb lifts problem hairs that lie flat to the skin to avoid missed hairs in hard to shave areas. The unique SmartFoil pattern captures hairs growing in different directions while the 3-Stage Cutting System progressively shaves long hairs and stubble for a closer shave in fewer strokes. The Series 5 Clean&Renew System automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges to keep the shaver feeling like new every day. This rechargeable shaver features an ergonomic shape and non-slip handle for easy maneuvering. Includes charging and replacement parts LCD indicator, 50-minutes of cordless shave time from a 1-hour full charge and a 5-minute quick charge for 1 shave.

Product Details
Feature Series 5 8995  
Shaving System Foil
Cleaning Method Clean & Renew™ System
Display LCD
Power Source Cord/Cordless Operation
Cordless Shave Time 50 minutes
Charge Time 1 hour
Quick Charge Time 3 minutes
Voltage 100-240 V
Shaver Key Features and Benefits
Gillette Blade Technology
Unique blade technology cuts hair close in a single stroke without pulling or tugging for exceptional closeness and comfort.
Power-Comb™
Patented technology lifts problem hairs that lie flat to the skin to avoid missed hairs in hard-to-shave areas.
Contour-Hugging Head
Shaver head automatically adjusts with every facial contour for maximum closeness and comfort.
SmartFoil
Unique foil pattern captures hairs growing from different directions for a closer shave in fewer stokes.
Clean & Renew™ System
At the touch of a button, automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges the shaver.
Precision-Comfort Blades
Remove more of each hair in a single stroke without pulling or tugging, for exceptional closeness and comfort with less hard work.
Active Head
Micro-oscillations provide comfort and smooth gliding for a close shave in sensitive areas like the neck.
 

Series 5 Model Overview
 
Series 5 8995

Series 5 8985

Series 5 8975
Power-Comb™
Gillette Blade Technology
SmartFoil
Contour-Hugging Head
Clean & Renew™ System
Active Head
Multiple-Stage Cutting System
Ultra Thin Foil
Quick Charge 3 min 3 min 3 min
Battery Recharge Time 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Cordless Operation 50 min 50 min 50 min
Battery Cells Nickel-Hydride Nickel-Hydride Nickel-Hydride
Voltage Type 100-240 V 100-240 V 100-240 V
Smart Plug
Visual Indicators LCD 2 LED and Foil LED 2 LED and Foil LED
Color Silver/Silver Black/Silver Black/Silver

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 10.1 x 6.3 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000G1EQ1W
  • UPC: 069055839966 689076337045
  • Item model number: 8995
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (384 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,790 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

It's the closest shave I've ever had with an electric razor.
Ed botsch
I like the cleaning system to clean and charge my shaver after every shave.
Ronald C. Maki
It feels solid in your hand and the shave is very close and comfortable.
D. Moe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

422 of 442 people found the following review helpful By it on August 16, 2006
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I had been using the top of the line Braun model of about 5 years ago and decided to upgrade to this model. I can tell no difference in the closeness of the shave between the two despite the hype and whoopla about the 360 degree technology cutting head. One drawback of the 360 technology is that the cutters cannot be cleaned with the brush and therefore you have to use the supplied cleaning device with the circulating liquid more frequently. This will increase the operating cost of the shaver. Also, the cutting head refills are about twice the price of the previous model ones.

This is not to say that the shaver is not to be purchased, just wait until your older model quits.

I get the impression that companines have people search reviews on websites and vote against the ones that say their product is so so or even bad. And even worse, write favorable reviews. You can spot these by their style being like an advertising brochure.
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118 of 125 people found the following review helpful By L. F. Smith VINE VOICE on January 23, 2007
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Discussions of shaving preferences sometimes seem like religious warfare, mostly because every face is at least somewhat different from any other face. That means there's really no such thing as a perfect razor.

However, for me, this Braun 8995 is very close to perfect. For many years, I've shaved with a blade-- most recently the Gillette Fusion system-- and I've used a cheap Remington when I travel. Two things happened: The price of the Gillette blades has increased sharply with each new model, and my Remington died. I decided to go with this top-of-the-line Braun.

After using it for a couple of months, I'm very pleased. It is clearly a well-engineered machine that does exactly what it's supposed to do. I've found that my shaves with it are just as close as the shaves I got with the Gillette Fusion. I suspect that as the years go on, the total cost of shaving with the Braun will actually be less than the Fusion would total.

A couple of hints:

First, don't wash your face before you shave with any electric shaver. Washing causes the beard hairs to swell up, and they don't fit well into the tiny slots in the electric razor's head. The razor won't be able to shave you very close when that happens.

Second, the instructions with the Braun say to run the automatic cleaning cycle every day. I can't detect any performance difference between doing that and cleaning it a couple of times per week. In addition, the cleaning cartridge will obviously last a lot longer with less frequent cleanings.

I'm very happy with this razor. It isn't cheap, but it works very well. I'm glad I bought it, and I'd do it again.
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153 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin T. on September 6, 2007
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I ordered this shaver from amazon because I had read great reviews for it. Upon receiving it however it would not charge or power up at all when the power supply was attached. Seeing as it is not working I would like to return it to amazon but because the cleaning solution is flammable they will not accept returns. I currently have brought this item to a local repair facility to which Braun has referred me. I will update this review with any new information as it becomes available.

Update 9/19/07:
I took this item into the local repair facility referred to me a couple weeks ago. This is an independent store that Braun uses to handle their repairs. They examined my kit and found that it is indeed a power supply issue. They told me they had ordered the part and to call back in a couple days. A couple days later I called and they said call back in a week, they still hadn't received them. I called back this week and they still haven't received the power supply replacements and they don't know when they will. According to the employee to whom I spoke, the Braun company doesn't even have these to send at the moment so I am stuck shaving with my old razor for a while. The shortage (and perhaps the problem) may be due to the fact that the power supplies are supposed to automatically adjust between American and European voltage levels when necessary. The repair facility has said they will call me when they finally get the power supply in and at that time I will again update this review.

Update 10/02/07:
I was called late last week and told they had the power supplies in stock. Picked one up today. I have not used it and according to the sticker that was on the razor when it arrives it takes approximately two weeks for one's beard to adjust to an electric razor.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Martin Maher on November 21, 2006
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I've been using a $120. dollar Phillips/Norelco shaver for about a year and I changed the rotary blades once. My skin was becoming irritated to the point of, hell with shaving I think I will grow a beard. Well to make a long story short I was told by my wife and son that I looked about 10 years older. That was all it took to push me to look for a better shaver. The Braun 360 Complete is like night and day comparing it with rotary shavers. It shaves alot closer in half the time! Plus it cleans itself and tells you (by the LCD)at what time you should put new foils and cutters, ( about 18 months). Absolutely tears up rotary shavers.
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81 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Scott Berg on December 2, 2006
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Just to agree with one of the other reviewers, shaving with a blade is almost always better when you really, really, really need a close shave for a really big event (like your wedding or something like that). But for everyday use, my skin is sensitive and can't take shaving with a blade that often.

I have owned several Brauns in the past and they have been very good, though this is the first one I have owned that cleans itself. As an electric shaver goes, this thing is pretty close to perfection. It is true though, that you need to shave with this for a couple of weeks to see the real benefit of this shaver. It gives me the closest shave with ann electric I've ever had.

I resisted getting a self-cleaning shaver because I didn't think it was necessary, but it is so very convenient. The shaver always comes out sparkling clean and the cleaning solution leaves a pleasant (but faint) citrus-type scent on the blades. (I don't believe it stays long and doesn't compete with any fragrance I wear.) I have had this unit for more than a month now and have yet to change the cleaning cartridge and I clean it religously after each shave.

The hard plastic case is a nice touch for travel purposes. The only small complaint I have is that the footprint of the cleaner is kind of large and its not really the kind of thing that you can use and put away, so you really need to have the counter space for it to stay out.

As far as electric shavers go, I couldn't be happier and I don't imagine it could get much better than this.
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