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Braun Electric Razor for Men, Series 7 790cc Electric Shaver with Precision Trimmer, Rechargeable, Wet & Dry Foil Shaver, Clean & Charge Station and Travel Case
- Intelligent Sonic technology automatically increases power while shaving in difficult areas and on denser hair
- The Series 7 electric razor comes with an ActiveLift trimmer that captures flat-lying hairs in problem areas
- OptiFoil cuts hair as short as 0.05mm for perfect closeness
- Synergized foil and blades give you a perfect shave with Series 7 razors
- 100% waterproof shavers for easy cleaning. ActiveLift trimmer captures flat-lying hairs in problem areas
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Series 7 Technology Promise:
- The smart shaver that reads and adapts to your beard.
- 100% wet or dry –waterproof for up to 5 meters.
- Made in Germany with German craftsmanship to last up to 7 years.
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*.
*Proven on a 3 day beard. IPI research institute, February 2015.
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.
|Series 9 9290cc Silver||Series 7 7790cc Silver||Series 5 5190cc|
|Shaving Elements Capture different types of hair||4+1||4||3|
|Shaving Efficiency Cross-cutting actions per minute for efficiency||40,000 per minute||30,000 per minute||30,000 per minute|
|Sonic Technology Helps capture more hair in every stroke||✓||✓|
|AutoSense Technology Shave even denser beards efficiently||✓||✓||✓|
|Contour Flex Head Head direction adaption for skin contact||10 directions||8 directions||8 directions|
|Skin Guard To protect the skin in every stroke||✓||✓|
|Precision Trimmer Built-in trimmer for accurate edges||✓||✓||✓|
|Wet&Dry Shave dry, with foam, gel or in the shower||✓||✓|
|Shaving time||50 min.||50 min.||50 min.|
|Cleaning Center included||Yes – advanced with active drying system||Yes||Yes|
The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 electric foil shavers have the world’s only intelligent Sonic technology that automatically increases power in difficult areas. Powered by a lithium ion battery, the Braun Series 7 790cc electric shaver is the smart choice for the discerning man. Significantly gentler and more efficient than any rotary shaver, the Series 7 electric razor contours to the curves of your face with flexible blades on a fully pivoting head for maximum coverage. This electric shaver also adapts to your beard density, using up to 10,000 micro vibrations per minute when needed. With less strokes and pressure required while shaving, the results are smooth skin without the skin irritation. And as the Series 7 electric razors shave as close as 0.05mm, as thin as half a human hair, that smoothness lasts longer, for a highly efficient and superior shave. The electric shaver also comes with a Clean&Charge station, the world's only 5- action alcohol-based system that hygiencially cleans, charges, and lubricates the blades and shaver. Engineered, tested and made in Germany, you are guaranteed exceptional performance every day, for up to 7 years. The best environmental temperature for charging is between 41 degree Fahrenheit to 95 degree Fahrenheit / 5 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. Do not expose the shaver to temperatures higher than 122 degree Fahrenheit / 50 degree Celsius for extended periods of time.
Manufacturer Contact Information
Monday – Friday (8AM – 4:30PM) @ (800) BRAUN-11 for more details on usage or refer to the website for usage instructions to help address any existing issues.
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Your shaving system is provided with a special cord set, which has an integrated Safety Extra Low Voltage power supply. Do not exchange or tamper with any part of it, otherwise there is risk of electric shock. This appliance is not intended for use by children or persons with reduced physical or mental capabilities, unless they are given supervision by a person responsible for their safety. In general, we recommend that you keep the appliance out of reach of children. Flammable. Contents may catch fire. Do not smoke. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from flames such as a pilot light and any object that sparks, such as an electric motor. Keep locked up. Keep out of reach of children.
1 Shaver, 1 Cleaning Unit, 1 Cleaning Cartridge (Alcohol Denat), 1 Travel Case, 1 Electric Cord.
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.
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I always found rotary shavers to be effective at tackling the wirey hair in my light beard. However, it got to the point that I felt the rotary shavers of today felt "cheap," compared to previous generations.
Enter the Braun...I purchased a Series 5 and a Series 7. I'll compare this model to the Series 5, as well as to the rotary shavers I used to have.
*Why the Series 7?*
I got the Series 7 because it is the most-recommended shaver on the planet. This is how I would break-down the differences between them:
-Series 1 - Terrible, avoid at all costs
-Series 3 - Good starter shaver for teens with thicker skin
-Series 5 - Good for light and medium-light skin, does an adequate job with sensitive skin, pivoting head, excellent build-quality. Second most-powerful motor. Not recommended for medium or heavy stubble.
-Series 7 - Most-recommended shaver on the planet, good for just about every skin type, has a massaging shaving experience, good features for sensitive skin, good build quality, second-most-powerful motor, replacement heads are wayyy too expensive and justify purchasing the Series 9.
-Series 8 - See Series 5 above, as this is a re-branded Braun Series 5 (Model 5795). Costco-exclusive that appeared around 2019. Not really a true successor to the Series 7, as it does not include an extra shaving blade in the cassette. Has a longer-lasting battery, though.
-Series 9 - Top-of-the line, has an extra blade compared to the Series 7, excellent build-quality, most-comfortable shave, most-powerful motor, design is based-heavily on the Series 5. Blades are expensive, but may not be as expensive as the Series 7 when you factor-in the years of ownership.
*Why the 790cc-series?*
I purchased this specifically from Amazon, as it seemed to be the only retailer that sold the 790cc series. Therefore, I specifically opted for this "older" generation because it can be used corded and cordlessly. No longer do I have to wait for the shaver to charge, as I can just plug it in. More importantly, when the battery dies, I can still use it corded until the motor dies. I don't have to look into replacing the battery myself, unlike a lot of cordless razors that cannot be used while plugged-in.
The 790CC is still waterproof if used cordlessly (just DO NOT plug it in and rinse it under the tap), so I don't understand why newer shavers won't let you shave when it is plugged-in. The only explanation is that the manufacturer wants you to get another shaver by giving you the impression that there are no user-serviceable parts. That's silly! If you have a cordless shaver that cannot be used while plugged-in; once the battery dies, order a new battery from Amazon or Ebay; then go on YouTube and you'll be able to DIY and save yourself a LOT of money.
If you don't know, the Series 7 is probably the most-recommended men's shaver on the planet. Why? A host of reasons, including:
-It has been out since 2010
-A very close shave
-A comfortable shave, thanks to the massaging, pulsating motor
-A motor that adjusts to your beard
-Five power settings
Why do I diverge from the crowd? Well, the Series 5030 was released in 2012 - a full two years after the Series 7 was released. The changes were so successful that the 5040-series from 2016 was essentially the same - minus the dual power function. The 2015 Series 9 looks practically-identical to the Series 5. I think that says alot, as the Series 7's design didn't carry-over to another model - at least not yet. Here's why I prefer the Series 5.
-Cost - This is the mac-daddy of all issues when comparing the 5 and the 7. Not only is this cheaper than the Series 7, but the blades are cheaper as well. The Series 7's most-well-known issue is that the same, high-quality blades that came with your Series 7 are notoriously-difficult to find...so much so, that there is actually price-gouging. While a Series 7 blade could fit on a Series 5 razor, the opposite isn't true, unfortunately.
-Design - From an aesthetic POV, I like the Series 5 better. Sure, the Series 7 looks cool because it is futuristic-looking. But more importantly, the "locking head" truly locks. The Series 7's perhaps second-most well-known issue is that the lock will break with normal usage, which isn't covered under the warranty.
-Build quality - I found that Series 5 felt more substantial than the Series 7. I already thought that the Series 7 had great build quality, but the Series 5 beats it in my honest opinion. Both the 5 and 7 are miles-ahead of anything low-to-mid-grade from Norelco, and slightly edges-out their highest-grade options.
-Grip - I can get a firmer grip on the Series 5 than the Series 7
-Indicator lights - The Series 7 has a hard-to-read LCD screen, which shows the battery and hygiene levels...except the hygiene monitor doesn't work by detecting cleanliness...the only thing that it detects is how long it has been since you cleaned it in the cleaning station. In other words, the hygiene indicator is a cash-grab. The Series 5, on the other hand, has LED lights that don't require ambient light to see clearly. Only a waterdrop icon appears when it says it needs to be cleaned - I just ignore it.
-Beard trimmer - I find that the Series 5's beard trimmer is designed better and less-likely to break.
-Cord placement - the power port is located at the back of the Series 7, which means that the unit has to be face-down when you charge it. If you had a corded model, it makes shaving with the cord very awkward. The Series 5 power port, on the other hand, is located on the bottom - so you can charge it from any angle you want.
-Travel lock - The Series 5 has one; the Series 7 doesn't. The Series 7 tries to make up for this by making the power button recessed and thereby more difficult to press.
I would concede the following points to the Series 7
-Power button location - The series 5's power button is located in an awkward situation. So when you first start shaving, don't be surprised if you accidentally turn it off. Annoying, but with a bit of practice, you'll overcome this.
-More comfortable shave - I like the pulsating shave
-More precise shave above the upper lip - since the head is smaller than the Series 5, you can reach those mustache hairs with greater precision
-Quicker shave - It takes less time and effort, compared to the Series 5
-Power Levels - You can choose one of five power levels. For someone with a light, sensitive beard, this is great and I definitely notice a difference. If you have a thicker beard; as many reviewers note, you may not notice any difference in how gentle this shaver is.
As previously mentioned, I have a light beard - so anything over the Series 5 is overkill for me. Since beard types are different, I would recommend at least the Series 7 if you have at least a medium beard.
The shave with the Series 5 is adequately-comfortable, but it obviously does take more passes than the Series 7 or Series 9 to get their same level of closeness.
*Should I upgrade to the Series 7?*
The longer answer would be that it depends on the thickness of your beard, as well as your skin sensitivity.
For the short answer,, if you can find a great deal, just go with the Series 9. You may pay more for the razor upfront, but it'll even itself out - and may even be cheaper over the long run - with the cheaper blades.
*Is the cleaning station worth it?*
In my experience - no.
I own both the Series 5 and 7, and each has a cleaning station. While it does a good job, I didn't like the station's build quality and the fact that replacement cartridges can get expensive. In other words, it's a cash-grab. Basically, you put the shaver head-first into the cleaner. It'll charge while it cleans and will use the power of gravity to pulsate-out the hair to the bottom of the cleaning cartridge.
Instead, I take a glass with soap, flip the shaver head-first, and dunk it into the water while it is running (don't do this if you have it plugged-in). The hair will naturally fall to the bottom of the glass and the blades will be clean - its the exact same concept as the cleaning station - albeit safer (not flammable) and less-expensive. Once it is dry, i'll put a little oil on it.
I felt that this was a good deal for the $125 I paid for it.
3/5 Stars - I have very mixed feelings on the Series 7. Even though it was released in 2010, this is a very nice product. However, any nice product has to be backed by a great design; not just stylistically, but also functionally; and have plentiful spare parts. While it offers a wonderfully-comfortable shave with customizable power options, I would definitely get the Series 9 over this. There's a reason that the newer 2012 Series 5's design was used for the 2015 Series 9, instead of the 2010 Series 7.
The extremely-high prices for genuine Series 7 replacement blades, as well as the likelihood of the Series 7's locking head breaking with normal use makes me hesitant to recommend this shaver.
If the Series 7 is overkill for you, go for the Series 5. If you *must* get a Series 7, just fork-over some extra money for the Series 9. I've tried it and it is everything that the Series 7 should have been and more - no need for power levels, more durable, excellent locking head, more powerful, shaves faster - I could go on and on.
*UPDATE 1 - July 3, 2019*
I've had the Braun Series 7 for 20 months and it works fine - I don't use it as much as my Series 5, though, which would explain why I haven't had to deal with the hassle of being gouged for a new Series 7 blade.
Quick background: I have thick (Eastern/Central European) facial hair and had relied on the Braun series 5 model all throughout high school before the battery died. Seeing as it was out of the two year warranty, I figured three years out of a new razor was worth upgrading to the 7 series. One thing I want to make clear is that the main razor will more or less last and do the job of providing a clean shave. However, the blade is very "sensitive", so to speak, especially over time. It will dull fairly quickly. This is not a huge issue provided you trim your hair short enough that you can go over it a bunch of times and from different angles, and keep up with replacing the main head every 6 months-year and clean it with the solution every time it says it needs it. (Though it will still "pull" hairs sometimes and cause razor burn with repeated use.) Even with that upkeep do expect razor burn and the pulled hair to be issues, but the main reason that forced me to write this review comes from something I'd taken for granted: the attached trimmer.
Right away, my main focus went to the attached trimmer when I received my 7 series. I felt that the trimmer was inferior to the 5 series in that it seemed cheaper and did not seem to trim as closely- which meant patches of stubble could not be shaved thoroughly. You can literally compare the two: the 5 series has a larger blade that feels more secure with its vertical sliding action compared to smaller blade with the flip action. I've attached pictures below to highlight this. Beyond the quicker dulling (which should be a big complaint in and of itself) the 7-series also contains a major design flaw in that you cannot take apart the trimmer to clean it in any significant way. Lo' and behold not even a year later the flipper gets stuck thanks to excess trimmed hair that is near-impossible to clean out. With enough shaking/adjusting the thing closed, but upon opening again it broke off altogether. Seems curious that they would design it this way.
Yes: I could go through customer service. But my line of work requires that I be clean shaven consistently. Which for me means a shave every other day. I cannot afford to go through customer service and must order a new trimmer. For a razor advertised to last seven years and for mine to not even last one...I advise a high level of caution when going with the seven series. At least if you have thicker facial hair. The main head still works--for now--so my solution is going to be to order an outside trimmer and still use the main head for shaving. But the fact this is even necessary screams to me that this thing shouldn't have been A) advertised to last beyond two years. B) Shouldn't be this expensive. While we're on the matter: I'm not sure why they created a trimmer that you can't unattach. Let alone one that is inferior to the 5 series.
As for the main razor itself: it does seem to work okay-ish. It does dull and will eventually begin to "pull" on hairs if they aren't trimmed short enough, and will eventually give you razor burn. But it is more or less identical to the 5 series and was worth the convenience of having an electric razor. That convenience being that its harder to cut yourself and doesn't theoretically need replacing every use. That is contingent on the trimmer lasting, however, which mine didn't beyond a year. A major issue with the Braun's in general is that only the main head is attachable. This means that the trimmer or battery will dull over time which means that the actual lifetime is MUCH shorter than the advertised one. In the 7 series case- don't expect it to last longer than 2 years. I've gone ahead and attached a few pictures. In addition to comparing the main attached trimmers. I want you also to notice the long crease that hair seeps into at the base of the razor's head.
A) The trimmer of the 7-series is made more cheaply and with worse design than the 5-series. (In my case it just broke off.)
B) Brauns in general advertise long-lasting, but because only the main head of the razor is attachable this means that either the battery or Trimmer will give way to wear/tear over time long before the main head's mechanism fails. This to me would seem like common sense.
C) The main head definitely does wear faster than one would think, and while it does do the job of providing a clean shave--this is contingent on having a trimmer buzz your beard short enough for it to do the job. (Yes, even after 1-2 days of growth.) Seeing how much hair seeps into the creases of this thing, I wouldn't be surprised if the main function lasts to the two year mark.
Overall, the problems of B and C are bearable. Those two were issues I'd dealt with with the 5-series. But A just made me mad to the point where I had to write this review. Not even a year of use and already a critical mechanism failure. I literally have no interest in going out of my way for this other than to punish Braun for gross and false advertising. I'd be an idiot for literally believing this thing would last the advertised seven years, but not even one? For those of you looking at this review and wondering about the two year warranty. Go ahead and take a look at the long list of conditions relating to use the warranty and you tell me if its worth the hassle.
It definitely takes me longer to get a close shave than any other razor I've ever used (even the cheaper models). The center shaving element can cut you if you are not careful or are a little over aggressive in your shaving.
The cleaning & charging station is nice to have and does keep the razor reasonably clean. It can clog over time though resulting in a razor that never gets clean and it leaves a residue that you have to wipe off. The cleaning cartridges are an added consumable expense that you have to consider. However, if you are spending this much on a razor it's probably not much of a consideration.
The biggest problem is the cost of the replacement blade. It has almost doubled in price and now costs 35% of this shaver's cost. For that price, I could buy a cheaper competing shaver, use it until it's dull, throw the shaver away, buy a new one...and still save money over this replacement blade.
The older reviews may sing this shaver's praises but the times have changed...
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