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Mid level Shaver that does the job!,
This review is from: Braun Series 5 5030s-5 Electric Shaver (Personal Care)
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I reviewed the slightly higher spec Series 7 Braun shaver a little while ago so I thought I'd give the new Series 5 a whirl.
First impressions: not bad! Not quite as quality a feel as the Series 7, but is still well built, sturdy and fits snugly in the hand. No travel case, but does come with a cloth bag. It's waterproof up to 5m (although I dont know many scuba divers who want to shave under water!). The flexible shaving head can be locked in position for stubborn bits and it can be used while charging (unlike some other shavers). It's easy to clean by running the head under a tap. It has a travel lock function so it won't turn on in your luggage just as you are going through security. Whats not too like? Well a hard shell case would have been better.
So how's the shave?
Very smooth as you would expect from Braun. Gets almost all of the stubble in one pass. I still prefer shaving with a razor and shaving cream but this comes a very close second and is ideal for when you're travelling.