7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Not close enough,
This review is from: Braun Series 5 5070cc-5 Electric Shaver with Cleaning Centre (Personal Care)
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My rotary shaver being past its best the opportunity to try a high specification Braun foil shaver was just too good too miss. The shaver is neat and comfortable in the hand. It's a little bit noisy, but not too bad. But the disappointment for me is that it just doesn't produce as close a shave as my venerable rotary. I've waited a couple of weeks before passing opinion because when I switched to electric after many years wet shaving the instruction book said that I needed to use the shaver for a couple of weeks before making a judgement. The Braun booklet doesn't mention that but I did give it a couple of weeks. Sadly it just doesn't shave as close. Net result is that if I am going out in the evening I definitely can't get away without a second shave of the day.
The cleaning cartridge dock is far too large to be accommodated in our bathroom and I can't really figure out why the shaver sits at a somewhat odd angle in the dock.
The cable from the unit is one of the old stretch coil types but that means that it is under tension which with a two pin plug also means that it can simply pop the plug out of the wall socket.
All in all rather disappointing.