Braun Series 7 790cc Foil Electric Shaver Review
Braun Series 7 790cc Rechargeable Foil Shaver Review
Review by Pete Morris
The Braun Series 7 790cc Foil Electric Shaver has gone through quite a lot of different versions in its time; it’s one fo the most popular shavers around and introduced the Clean and Renew system which automatically cleans and lubricates the shaver at the touch of button. Today, we’re going to take a look at the latest version of the Braun 790cc. Let’s take a look at what this newer version has to offer.
The Braun Series 7 790cc includes Braun’s new Sonic Micro-vibration technology. The shaver creates 10,000 micro-vibrations per second which smooth the skin as you shave in order to cause less friction between the foil and your skin. Less friction means less skin irritation during and after shaving. These micro-vibrations also help the shaver to capture more hairs at the same, in order to provide as close a shave as possible.
One of the problems that electric shavers tend to face is the fact that men’s faces tend to have different types and lengths of hair, and several areas of the face have flat lying hair that can be difficult for an electric shaver to catch. The Braun 790cc deals with this by providing 3 personalised shaving modes; normal, sensitive and intensive. These modes can be mixed and matched to different areas of the face to personalise your shave to your personal beard and skin.
The Braun Series 7 790cc also includes Braun’s patented ActiveLift technology. This means that the middle trimmer makes 130 movements per second in order to lift and cut flat lying hair (such as on the neck area). The shaver is designed to capture problem hair in any area.
Also included is Braun’s popular Clean and Renew system. At the touch of a button, the Braun 790cc cleans, charges, lubricates and dries itself, killing 99.9% of germs. The shaver is also fully waterproof and can be cleaned by running under the tap, however the Clean and Renew system is 10 times more hygienic. The 790 also includes a new FastClean mode, which gives the shaver a quick 25 second clean, leaving it smelling fresh with a lemon scent.
The battery is quick to charge, and can be given a full charge in just 1 hour, offering 50 minutes shaving time. Let’s face it, we often forget to put our shavers on charge, and if this happens a quick 5 minute charge will give you enough power for 1 full shave.
Another unique feature is the included worldwide Smartplug. This international plug automatically adjusts to the correct voltage for the country that you are using it in, for convenient traveling.
We found that most electric shavers were cheapest on Amazon.co.uk, including the Braun Series 7 790cc which is currently available for 38%.
Braun Series 7 790cc Price Comparison
Braun Series 7 790cc Features and Specifications
- Sonic Micro-Vibration technology – 10,000 micro-vibrations per second smooth skin while shaving for less skin irritation
- 3 personalised shaving modes to adjust shave to your beard and skin
- ActiveLift technology – lifts and cuts flat lying problem hair
- Clean and Renew system – automatically cleans, charges, lubricates and dries. Killing 99.9% of germs
- FastClean mode – provides a fast 25 second clean and clean lemon scent
- Quick charge battery – 1 hour charge for 50 minutes shaving time
- International SmartPlug – automatically adjust to the correct voltage for convenient traveling
Braun Series 7 790cc Customer Reviews and Opinions
Simply put, the Braun Series 7 790cc is a very popular electric shaver. Of all the customer reviews of this shaver, around 95% of them are from positive and happy customers. That’s quite a testimonial! Let’s take a look at what people have been saying.
The first thing to notice, is that almost every customer who has reviewed the Braun 790cc has stated that they find the quality of the shave that this shaver gives to be very good. Several people commented that they find it almost as good as a wet shave with a razor blade, and is close enough to last all day. A lot of people went as far to state that the Braun Series 7 790cc was the best electric shaver that they’d ever used, and could provide a closer and quicker shave that other shavers.
“The shaver does everything the manufacturer says it will. I get a really smooth shave all over each time I shave and it lasts all day.” Click here to read full review
A lot of customers also mentioned that the Braun Series 7 790cc was indeed much more gentle on the skin than other electric shavers. People who suffered with sensitive skin and irritation with other shavers were very happy with the irritation-free experience that they had with the 790cc. Several customers mentioned that since they got hold a 790cc that they’d given up on wet shaving altogether, since the shaver could give a close and irritation-free shave.
As we expected, people also praised the Clean and Renew system (we’d previously found this feature to be very popular on other Braun shavers). While you do have the option to run the Braun Series 7 790cc under a tap to it clean if you wish, a lot of people said they much preferred the Clean and Renew system which also leaves the shaver with a clean lemon scent.
Another positive point, which is a very useful feature but got a bit overshadowed by the rave comments about the shaving quality, is the fast battery charging. Quite a few customers appreciated that they could charge up the Braun 790cc for a full shave in just 5 minutes – we often to forget to charge our shavers, and being able to charge it this quickly for a shave means you won’t be caught without a shave in the morning if the battery runs out.
“After only a week, the series 7 has proven to be nothing short of a revelation. No rash, no sensitivity and a shave that easily matches the best manual blades on the market” Click here to read full review
There were very few negative comments about the 790cc; in fact, there were hardly any unhappy customers. No patterns emerged in terms of negative comments or problems with the shaver, and we found it very hard to pinpoint any criticisms with it at all. One thing that was mentioned a few times was that people felt that the cost of the shaver was very high. This, however, is no longer an issue since it is now available at a big discount of almost 50% off! If you want to save more still, perhaps you should take a look at the Braun Series 3 390cc, another great foil shaver from Braun.
The Braun Series 7 790cc deserves top marks, plain and simple. Almost every customer has given it their thumbs up, it gives as close a shave as you can get from an electric shaver, it deals gently with the skin preventing irritation, and it even cleans itself! The lack of any negative comments, and the fact that it is now available for almost 50% off means this shaver most certainly has our vote. If you’re looking for the Rolls Royce of electric shavers, look no further; the Braun 790cc is it. 5 stars!
Braun Series 7 790cc Rechargeable Foil Shaver Review Summary