21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Great top range electric shaver,
This review is from: Braun Series 7 720s-4 Electric Shaver (Personal Care)
My current electric razor is a rather old Philips rotary model, so I was very pleased to be able to try a new upgrade. My initial feelings about Braun were very positive: it's an established brand with a very strong identity, and I was looking forward to trying out their product, and I have to say from the outset that am very impressed.
First impressions were very very good: back the razor is clearly and minimally packaged and it comes with a durable and robust carrying case, a good quality charger, a small cleaning brush and some oil. Lifting the product out of its polystyrene container, you are at once struck by how ergonomically designed it is. The product feels substantial, and fits very well into the hand. My first surprise was at the delicacy of the cutting head. This is a precision engineered area of the razor pivoting as it does to keep contact with the face. There is a very clearly labelled release button for easy ease of cleaning, and corresponding button on the other side that locks the cutting head into an angled position in order to reach the more difficult areas of the face was under the nose. I struggled little bit with a locking function but it soon made sense and caused me no problems.
I really appreciated the instrument panel which gives a clear indication of the degree of charge, and I was very impressed by the charging time. I'd say within 5 min my razor was being charged, and after an hour it was ready to go. When I came to my first shave again, I was very impressed by the comparison to my cheaper Philips. I found the up-and-down shaving action much preferable to the circular motion of the rotary shaver, and I felt my face was much more cleanly shaved. The Braun instructions were predominantly in English! And were very clear, logical and easy to follow.
This product was a very satisfying to unpack, to acquaint yourself with, and use. I'm very impressed with it so far: I like the alarm function which warns you when new cutting head should be installed but the instructions assure you that this should not be for at least 18 months. My only concerns are of course the price (although I don't feel hard done by at all so far the product warrants its price tag). I also wonder how durable and hard wearing very delicate engineering of the cutting head will be: but I guess that remains to be seen over its working life.
I think if you're updating your current electric razor, and wanted spend a decent amount of money for a good result, an associate yourself with established brand with some very good product support, this razor should be the first port of call.