PHILIPS NORELCO AT830 POWERTOUCH RECHARGEABLE CORDLESS RAZOR

Philips recently unveiled their new PowerTouch shaver series to the US in early 2012. First released in Europe in summer 2011, this new mid-range series of shavers are designed to provide superior functionality and aesthetics over the older Norelco’s 8200 series models.

Currently, the US PowerTouch line-up only features the PowerTouch and PowerTouch Plus models, but PowerTouch Pro models are expected to be released later this year to extend the line-up further.

We take a look at the Philips Norelco AT830 PowerTouch Rechargeable Cordless Razor which is at the very top of the PowerTouch line.

 

PHILIPS NORELCO AT830 POWERTOUCH RECHARGEABLE CORDLESS RAZOR FEATURES

  • Aquatec technology – Provides the option of either a wet or dry shave
  • SmartPivot System
  • Super Lift & Cut Dual-blade action
  • Anti-slip grip handle
  • Pop-up trimmer integrated

 

 

Design

Aesthetically, the Philips Norelco AT830 isn’t as sleek and fancy as Norelco’s SensoTouch models, but its unique color scheme featuring Gray/Silver/Black is rather nice albeit somewhat an acquired taste.

Like all Norelco shavers, the AT830 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to ergonomics. The razor has a good weight / balance which make it substantial enough to provide nice comfort and precise control whilst shaving. The ergonomic body is very well designed with a contoured handle which features an anti-slip grip that makes the shaver easy to hold, which is especially handy when you’re having a wet shave in the shower.

Aquatec seal

One of the features which are particularly fond of is the Aquatec seal. This seal makes the razor fully waterproof which allows you to take the Philips Norelco AT830 into the shower to have a wet shave using shaving foam or gel for a comfortable and refreshing shaving experience. Alternatively, you can dry shave if that is your preference.

 

SmartPivot System

The SmartPivot System does an excellent job at keeping the three rotary heads closely to your skin for speed, comfort and efficiency. This dynamic pivoting action is especially beneficial when shaving awkward areas such as around your neck.

Super Lift & Cut Dual-blade action

Norelco’s patented Super Lift & Cut technology lifts hairs using its dual-blade action to achieve a close, comfortable cut without requiring many passes, giving you smooth skin with minimal irritation.

DualPrecision System

Shaving longer hairs and shorter stubble isn’t a problem with the Philips Norelco AT830 thanks to the DualPrecision shaving system which utilizes specially designed heads which have slots to cut longer hairs and holes to tackle stubble.

Pop-up Trimmer

At the push of a button the built-in trimmer at the back of the razor pops up to provide you a convenient way to tidy up your facial hair. We like the fact that the pop-up trimmer is built-in to the razor rather than being a separate attachment like with the SensoTouch 2D models.

Battery Life

The lithium-ion battery in the AT830 has an excellent lifespan. A full charge takes one hour and provides you with 50 minutes of cordless shaving. The LED light on the razor blinks when the battery power is low to notify you it needs to be re-charged.

If you are in a rush and the battery is empty then a 3-minute quick charge option is available which gives you sufficient power for a 5-minute shave.

PROS AND CONS OF THE PHILIPS NORELCO AT830 POWERTOUCH RECHARGEABLE CORDLESS RAZOR

Pros:

The Philips Norelco AT830 PowerTouch Rechargeable Cordless Razor provides adequate shaving performance for a mid-range rotary and is very quiet during use, emitting just a low humming sound.

Good ergonomic design.

100% washable design makes clean-up a breeze. Just flip open the head chamber and wash it under hot running water for 1 minute and allow the razor to dry.

Excellent battery life from the lithium-ion battery provides 50 minutes shaving from just a 1-hour charge.

The AT830 is backed by a 2-year warranty which can be extended to 2.5 years by registering the product on Philips website.

Cons:

Lacks some standard features which other razors at this price point offer. The most notable omissions are a charging stand and travel case.

BEST ELECTRIC SHAVER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE PHILIPS NORELCO AT830 POWERTOUCH RECHARGEABLE CORDLESS RAZOR

The Philips Norelco AT830 PowerTouch Rechargeable Cordless Razor combines excellent ergonomics with an effective shaving performance and outstanding battery life. The 45-day money back guarantee is reassuring in the event you find it doesn’t suit your skin after 21 days of usage.

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This shaver is a basic mid-range rotary model so it lacks extras such as a battery level gas gauge, a stand and a cleaning system. If you want the extra bells and whistles you should consider Norelco’s higher-end alternatives such as the SensoTouch 2D orSensoTouch 3D.

If you have a preference for rotaries and wet shaving, this shaver is worthy of a place on your short list, but if you’re a dry shave only kind of guy there are better alternatives out there which give a more comfortable shave.

PANASONIC ES-LV81-K ARC 5 MULTI FLEX WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM

The Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5 Multi Flex Wet/Dry Nanotech Rechargeable Shaver is the top-of-the-line model from Panasonic’s electric shaver line-up. This feature packed shaving system serves as both a wet and dry shaver for maximum versatility.

Being one of the most advanced shavers in the world, the Panasonic ES-LV81-K carries quite a hefty price tag. Best Electric Shaver Reviews sets to find out if it’s worth paying the premium for it.

PANASONIC ES-LV81-K ARC 5 MULTI FLEX WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM FEATURES

  • Five-blade cutting system utilizing 30-degree Nanotech Blades for exceptional precision
  • Fast, Linear Motor operating at 14,000 CPM (cycles per minute)
  • Three unique foil patterns to cut the most awkward facial hairs
  • Votex Cleaning System – Automatically cleans and charges the shaver
  • LCD screen featuring a 10-stage display
  • Pop-up trimmer
  • Includes travel pouch

 

Design

The Panasonic ES-LV81-K comes in a very sleek black color and sports a strikingly large shaver head in contrast to its slender, contoured body. It’s rather heavy to hold, but feels robust and solidly constructed.

Located on the lower part of the handle is a blue LCD screen which displays how long you’ve been shaving, the current level of the battery power indicated by percentage and when cleaning the shaver is required. If you lead a busy lifestyle, you’ll appreciate being able to monitor the length of your shaving sessions.

 

Multi-flex Pivoting Shaving Head

The multi-flex pivoting shaving head pivots in multiple directions, ensuring that the angle of the head is constantly well positioned against your face for optimum contact. The head pivots back and forwards around 25 degrees plus pivots left and right around 20 degrees, providing a good range of motion.

Most foil shavers don’t allow side-to-side movement like this does. However, the benefits of this seem relatively minor. The large size of the shaving head enables you to cover a wide surface area in one pass, making shaving very fast.

Fast, Linear Motor

The Panasonic ES-LV81-K utilizes a high-speed motor which operates at 14,000 CPM to give you a fast shave and prevent the irritating pulling and tugging which is associated with slow shavers. Despite its high-speed, the shaver is remarkably quiet in operation, emitting just a low high-pitched sound.

Five-blade Cutting System

The cutting system is where the Panasonic ES-LV81-K really excels. The five-blade system comprises of five Nanotech blades which float independently to closely follow your facial contours for an incredibly close shave. The Nano polished blades are positioned at a 30-degree angle to ensure that your hair is cut at the root for the smoothest possible shave. The foils and blades are hypoallergenic to minimize irritation, making them suitable for contact with sensitive skin.

The three unique foil patterns have been designed to handle the most awkward of hairs. The Lift-Tech Foil is used to cut flat lying hairs, the Finishing Foil handles rough hair and the Slit Foil catches longer hairs.

Use either Wet/Dry

One thing we love about the Panasonic ES-LV81-K is the option to use it either wet or dry. It’s great for using in the shower to get a refreshingly close shave in the morning.

 

Votex Cleaning System

The cleaning system makes maintenance a breeze, allowing you to clean, dry and charge the shaver at the touch of a button. You simply fill the small water tank with water, then place in the shaver upside down to start the cleaning process. The detergent cartridge slots into the bottom of the cleaning dock.

Unfortunately, during the cleaning process, the LCD screen doesn’t give you any indication as to how much time is remaining for the cleaning/charging cycle to finish. However, if you start the system just before leaving home for work or just before going to bed, this will be a non-issue.

If you don’t fancy using the cleaning system, you can alternatively clean the shaver manually by adding a little liquid soap to the blades then activating the sonic cleaning mode which then proceeds to self-clean the shaver.

Charging Times

A full charge takes 1-hour, which gives you enough power for approximately 15 shaves based on spending 3 minutes per shave. This is very reasonable in comparison to other high-end razors.

You can plug the power lead directly into the shaver to charge it. This is convenient for travelling as you don’t need to take the bulky cleaning station with you.

PROS AND CONS OF THE PANASONIC ES-LV81-K ARC 5 MULTI FLEX WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM

Pros

The Panasonic ES-LV81-K utilizes some outstanding shaving technology which gives you a very close shave either wet or dry with zero irritation.

You have a choice of cleaning options, either use the cleaning system or clean manually using the sonic cleaning mode after applying soap liquid.

The switch-lock is very handy for travelling to prevent the shaver being accidently turned on in your bag or suitcase.

Cons

Pricy. However, if you can afford the premium, you’re getting yourself a top-notch shaving system.

The large shaving head makes it a little cumbersome to use at first. However, after a few weeks you quickly get used to it and appreciate the extra coverage the large head gives you.

The blades need to be replaced every 1-2 years, which makes maintenance pretty costly.

 

BEST ELECTRIC SHAVER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE PANASONIC ES-LV81-K ARC 5 MULTI FLEX WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM

In comparison to Braun’s top-of-the-line foil shaver – the Braun 790cc, the Panasonic ES-LV81-K edges it in terms of features and shaving performance. The 5-blade Nanotech system combined with the high-speed motor gives you that extra close shave, plus the option of a wet shave is an added bonus. However, when you factor price into the comparison it evens out, so we advise you to assess your needs to decide if the added benefits are worth paying for.

If you’re looking for a truly refined shaving experience and can afford it, the Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5 Multi Flex Wet/Dry Nanotech Rechargeable Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System is a fabulous choice and gets our recommendation as the best electric foil shaver.

PANASONIC ES8249S MEN’S 4-BLADE (ARC 4) WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM

When it comes to cutting edge shaving technology, the names which pop into most people’s heads are Braun or Phillips, but Panasonic also have plenty of experience in this field having released their first shaver 56 years ago, way back in 1955.

The Panasonic ES8249Sboasts Panasonics Nano technology and arc foil design which promise to give you an ultra-close shave with only one pass, minimizing skin irritation and the time you need to spend shaving.

This model under review comprises of the razor plus a HydraClean system for easy cleaning. Read the rest of our review to find out how the Panasonic ES8249S fairs against its high-end competitors.

 

PANASONIC ES8249S MEN’S 4-BLADE (ARC 4) WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE ELECTRIC SHAVER FEATURES

  • Ergonomically designed
  • 4 Nanotech inner blades at a 30-degree angle for an effortless, close-shave
  • Arc Foil design enables hair to be cut in a single pass
  • Pivoting head moves in multiple directions to follow the natural contours of your face
  • Pop-up Trimmer
  • Wet/Dry Operation, allowing the shaver to be used in the shower
  • HydraClean system for automatic cleaning
  • 1 hour standard charge or 5-minute quick-charge
  • Includes travel pouch

 

 

First Impressions

Our first impressions of the Panasonic ES8249S are good. The design is strikingly modern with its silver and black finish and large shaver head. The generously sized LED screen is nicely integrated into a v-shaped display towards the bottom of the razor. While the visual design is attractive, it isn’t as stunning as the high-end offerings from Braun and Phillips, but then again this shaver comes at a lower price than them.

Ergonomically speaking, the design is spot on with its black curved sides providing a rubberized grip, making the shaver both easy and comfortable to hold.

In Action

The Panasonic ES8249S uses 4 Nanotech stainless blades to deliver a precise cut. Most impressively, you don’t have to apply much pressure to your face to get a close-shave thanks to the pivoting head which is spring loaded to apply an appropriate amount of pressure.

The 4 blade cutting system is remarkably effective. The slit foil structure excels in cutting long hairs from beards, while the finishing foil specializes in cutting stubborn hairs at awkward angles.

The blades and foils are hypoallergenic, designed to minimize irritation, which is great news for those with sensitive skin.

If you’ve used cheaper electric shavers in the past, there is a good chance that you’ve experienced the irritation of hair pulling because of the slow motor. The Panasonic ES8249S features a high-speed linear motor which operates at 13,000RPM, enabling you to shave with as fewer passes as possible and avoid problems of hair pulling and tugging which are associated with slower shavers. Despite the high-speed of the motor, the shaver is impressively quiet in operation. So quiet in fact, that you can hear your stubble being cut as you gently glide across your face.

 

 

Battery Life

The battery life is more than adequate. A standard full charge takes 1 hour, which gives you enough power for 14 shaves, based on shaving for 3 minutes per shave. Alternatively, a 5-minute quick charge option is available if you need to shave in a hurry and the battery is depleted.

The shaver maintains optimum power right up until when the battery power is depleted, ensuring that you get the best shaving experience consistently.

Travel-friendly

The Panasonic ES8249S is well equipped for travelling. It comes supplied with a nice travel pouch plus features a switch-lock button so the shaver doesn’t get turned on accidently. It also supports universal voltage input (100-240V), so you can use it worldwide.

PROS AND CONS OF THE PANASONIC ES8249S MEN’S 4-BLADE (ARC 4) WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM

Pros

The Nanotech blades combined with the arc foil design provide an incredibly close shave. While the pivoting head ensures that shaving is both quick and effortless.

The Wet/Dry shaving feature is great, giving you the option to shave in the shower for a smooth, soothing close shave.

The fast 13,000 RPM motor ensures that you can have a great shave in just 5 minutes and prevents problems of pulling/tugging hair.

Cleaning the shaver manually is a straightforward task using liquid soap. We love the Sonic Vibration cleaning mode, which produces sonic vibrations while you rinse away the gunk and debris under running water.

The LCD screen displays the minutes you have been shaving for, which is a handy inclusion.

It is travel-friendly.

Cons

The pop-up trimmer is a bit too fragile, if you’re using it at a certain angle it moves down too easily back into its original position. Therefore you need to be particularly careful using the trimmer.

The cleaning system is quite noisy in operation and takes a good 2 hours to complete the cleaning process.

 

BEST ELECTRIC SHAVER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE PANASONIC ES8249S MEN’S 4-BLADE (ARC 4) WET/DRY NANOTECH RECHARGEABLE ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH VORTEX CLEANING SYSTEM

If you’re looking for a wet/dry foil shaver which delivers a super smooth shave which is long lasting, you can’t go wrong with the Panasonic ES8249S Men’s 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Nanotech Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System.

It delivers a shaving experience comparable to top of the range models from other major brands, but at a lower cost. Although it doesn’t shave as close as a blade shaver, it’s very close.

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As a side note, Panasonic advise you to replace the foil covering after 1 year and the blades after 2 years. So you need to bear this in mind if you’re considering between a foil and rotary razor, as maintenance will cost a little more in comparison to a rotary shaver.

PHILIPS NORELCO 1250XCC/42 SENSOTOUCH 3D ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH JET CLEAN SYSTEM

Phillips brings forth the Philips Norelco 1250xcc/42 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver as one of their most advanced shaver to date from the Norelco line-up.

Incorporating innovative technology, this feature packed shaver has been specifically designed to give you an ultra-close shave in as little time as possible without the problems of irritation.

 

It’s rare that an electric shaver can provide a shave as close to that of a traditional razor, but this is exactly what most men who have used this shaver have experienced.

If you’re going to pay a premium price for an electric shaver, you want to be sure you’re getting premium quality. Best Electric Shaver Reviews sets out to find out if the Philips Norelco 1250xcc/42 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver lives up to the manufactures hype.

PHILIPS NORELCO 1250XCC/42 SENSOTOUCH 3D ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH JET CLEAN SYSTEM FEATURES

  • Ergonomic grip handle
  • GyroFlex 3D system
  • SkinGlide
  • Pop-up precision trimmer
  • Cord-free Design
  • Jet Clean System
  • Backed by 2-year warranty + 45-day money back guarantee
  • Includes soft pouch

 

 

GyroFlex 3D System

Phillips GyroFlex 3D system utilizes three flexible and dynamic parts which each have independent movement, flexing and tilting appropriately to follow the natural shape of your face. This advanced system which uses three parts; helps minimize skin irritation as the level of manoeuvrability is highly versatile opposed to that of a traditional razor.

As stated in the manual, you need to use the razor for around 4 weeks to give your facial hair time to properly adjust to it. Therefore, you may experience a little irritation at first especially on your softer skin.

UltraTrack Head

The UltraTrack head uses three tracks which have been designed with a specific purpose for cutting different types of hair efficiently. A track is used for cutting long hair, another track is used for cutting short stubble and the other track is used for cutting even longer hairs.

Unfortunately, the track for cutting longer hairs isn’t very effective, meaning you need to take multiple strokes or use the trimmer to cut hair in those long hair areas of your face.

 

Dry or Wet Shave

The Aquatec seal allows you to choose between a wet or dry shave depending on your personal preference. The shaving experience is especially refreshing when using shaving foam or gel as it gives you an exceptionally close shave as well as optimum skin comfort.

Charging Times

The required charging times are impressive. It takes approximately 50 minutes to fully charge the shaver, which gives you around 50 minutes shaving time. The handle has a status indicator for the battery charge to inform you when the shaver is fully charged.

You can only charge the shaver in the charging stand or in the Jet Clean system; therefore you can’t plug it directly into an outlet. This will be viewed as a disadvantage to some people, but you can however give it a quick 8-10 minute charge once the battery power has depleted, to have enough power for that all important shave.

Jet Clean System

As with other high-end shaving systems, the provided cleaning station is exceptional. The Jet Clean system not only cleans and lubricates the shaver, but also charges it after.

It’s fantastic to watch the cleaning system in action as it automatically moves the shaver in and out of the cleaning solution. The process takes about 2 hours in total after the cleaning and drying cycles are completed.

 

PROS AND CONS OF THE PHILIPS NORELCO 1250XCC/42 SENSOTOUCH 3D ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH JET CLEAN SYSTEM

Pros

It’s very quiet in operation, meaning you’re unlikely to disturb other household members when you have your early morning shave.

Its sleek, high-tech design with its ruby black frame looks futuristic and state of the art.

The impressive battery life means you get up to 17 days of shaving time.

The fantastic Jet Clean System not only cleans hairs away, but also lubricates the cutting blades, ensuring that they are kept in good working order continually.

Includes a quality, zipped soft pouch for travelling.

If you register the shaver, the warranty gets extended to 2.5 years, giving you extra peace of mind.

The manual contains comprehensive detail, including maintenance tips and guides on general usage.

Cons

The trimmer is a bit too small and its location makes it awkward to see what you are doing properly.

The Jet Clean system is rather large, so it takes up quite a lot of counter-space.

 

BEST ELECTRIC SHAVER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE PHILIPS NORELCO 1250XCC/42 SENSOTOUCH 3D ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH JET CLEAN SYSTEM

The Philips Norelco 1250xcc/42 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver is the finest rotary shaver we’ve reviewed at Best Electric Shaver Reviews. It’s stylish, lightweight, robustly designed and provides an exceptionally close shave either wet or dry. It’s pricey, but worth the premium for its superior quality, despite some of its shortcomings. If you’re on the fence about it, a 60-day money back guarantee is included for your peace of mine so you have ample time to see if it suits your face.

If you want a few more features and are willing to pay a little more, you may want to consider the Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D 1280XCC. This model features a 5-level battery power indicator in comparison to the 3-level battery indicator on the SensoTouch 3D 1250XCC, giving you that extra awareness of how much power the shaver currently has. It also provides you 1 hour of shaving time from a full charge in comparison to the SensoTouch 3D 1250XCC, which provides you 50 minutes shaving time. This model also provides you with three cleaning settings (intensive, automatic and low-energy), opposed to the one cleaning setting of the SensoTouch 3D 1250XCC.

BRAUN SERIES 7- 790CC PULSONIC SHAVER SYSTEM

The Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver System is the most advanced shaver of Braun’s premium shaver series, aimed at those who want the highest quality shaving results – including those with sensitive skin.

The 790cc is comprised of innovative features such as Pulsonic technology and personalization modes to take your shaving experience to the next level. Read the rest of our review to find out if this high-end shaving system is really a good investment.

BRAUN SERIES 7- 790CC PULSONIC SHAVER SYSTEM FEATURES

  • Pulsonic Technology – Uses 10,000 micro vibrations to remove even more hair
  • Personalization modes to change the intensity of shave to your preference
  • ActiveLift – Patented technology assists in removing flat lying hairs
  • Triple Action Cutting System – Shaves long hair as efficiently as short hair
  • OptiFoil – Provides an ultra close shave
  • Fully Flexible Shaving System
  • Clean&Renew System – for one touch cleaning
  • Supplied with travel pouch
  • Backed by 60-day guarantee

 

Ease of use

The Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver features a large handle which has a rubber grip on the back, making it easy to hold even if you have wet hands, giving you maximum control whilst shaving.

A Close Shave

Bruan’s Pulsonic Technology provides 10,000 micro vibrations per minute via the shaver head to capture plenty of hair with a minimum amount of strokes, minimizing the time you need to spend shaving. This innovative technology from Braun provides an incredibly close shave similar to that of wet shaving with a razor.

When using a regular electric shaver, it is difficult to remove the small flat laying hairs on your skin. Braun has developed Power Comb technology which tackles this problem by utilizing an oscillating trimmer to lift and cut flat lying hairs for an extremely thorough shave.

The Triple Action Cutting System uses three individual cutting elements which operate simultaneously to enable long hair to be cut as efficiently as short hair. Unlike many other shavers, this one can cut through 3+ day’s growth of facial hair without any problem.

 

Personalization

When shaving different areas of your face, it is useful being able to vary the intensity of shaving power so tougher areas get shaven efficiently. There are 3 modes provided (sensitive, intensive and normal) which allow you to tailor the shaving intensity to your preference.

Clean&Renew System

The Clean&Renew System is a very impressive aspect of the Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver. At the touch of a button, the cleaning station will automatically clean, dry, lubricate and charge the shaver, making maintenance hassle free which saves you the time associated with manual cleaning.

When you put the shaver into the charging station, the system recommends a hygiene cleaning level (normal, eco or intensive) based on how dirty the shaver is. The system features a mode which fast cleans in only 25 seconds, which is ideal to use if you need to shave in a hurry and don’t require a thorough clean.

The cleaning cartridges cost $16 for a pack of 3. Each cartridge provides you around 30 days of cleaning on a daily basis. It isn’t necessary to clean the shaver on a daily basis, cleaning it weekly is sufficient in most circumstances and will save you money in the long run.

Alternatively you can clean the shaver under running tap water, if you want to clean it manually. The foil and cutter block can be removed by pressing a release button which is located at the side of the shaver head. It’s tricky to get rid of all the hairs with a brush due to the design of the cutter block and foil, so we advise that you use the cleaning station when the shaver needs a more thorough clean.

PROS AND CONS OF THE BRAUN SERIES 7- 790CC PULSONIC SHAVER SYSTEM

Pros

The 790cc utilizes Braun’s innovative technologies to provide an exceptionally close shave without any irritation, even for those with sensitive skin.

The Clean&Renew System makes cleaning the shaver a breeze, saving you the time and hassle of cleaning it manually. This system also charges the shaver, for added convenience.

It’s quiet in operation and very comfortable to hold due to its compact size and rubberized back.

It’s sleek, stylish design ensures that its looks match its performance.

You can charge the shaver without using the base by plugging the power cord directly into the shaver, making it ideal as a shaver to use on your travels.

The battery life is excellent, providing you 50 minutes of usage from a full charge.

Cons

The charging station is noisy early in the cleaning process because the shaver turns off and on during the cleaning cycle.

There is no option for a wet shave.

 

BEST ELECTRIC SHAVER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE BRAUN SERIES 7- 790CC PULSONIC SHAVER SYSTEM

The Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver System is a top notch shaver, which takes shaving technology to new heights and provides an excellent shaving experience regardless of your skin sensitivity. With almost two hundred 5 star ratings on Amazon at this time of writing, it’s proven to be a favourite amongst consumers.

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If you’re currently using a cheaper shaver and not getting desired results, this premium shaver will be a huge step-up and provide all the bells and whistles you could wish for. Overall, the 790cc from Braun is up there with the best electric shavers in the market and gets a recommend buy from Best Electric Shaver Reviews.

Benefits Of The Best Electric Shavers

Braun Cool Tec Men's Solo Shaver
Braun Cool Tec Men’s Solo Shaver

Shaving is an activity that everyone loves to hate. From men who hate having a four o’clock shadow to women that hate having to shave themselves every day, shaving is often a chore and it’s very rarely enjoyed. Thankfully, technology has brought us numerous aids – and perhaps one of the most popular of them all has to be electric shavers.

The Best Electric Shavers have come a long way since the 1960s and 70s when they really were quite dangerous. Indeed, back then you were faced with the prospect of regular cuts or perhaps even worse. Luckily enough, today’s electric razor blades really do offer a shave that’s second only to the barber’s cutthroat razor.

We live in a world of LCD televisions, home theaters and micro-electronics, but for some reason, electric razors still aren’t common place in every home. Sadly however, the fact is that many believe them to deliver an inferior shave and while this is no longer true – people have also held on to the idea that electric razors cost a fortune. The secret is, you can get a good electric razor for under $25.

The great thing about electric shavers is that they’re really small and compact. Many also battery powered. While it’s true there are countless large ‘rotary’ models that look like an MC’s microphone – there are also smaller, more compact foil based shavers that get the job done just as quickly. Generally speaking, the larger models tend to do just about everything. From trimming your sideburns to your nasal hairs, there are shavers that can even moisturize your skin at the same time!

Philips Norelco 1250X-46 Shaver 8100
Philips Norelco 1250X-46 Shaver 8100

Depending on your needs – there are many different models to choose from. Generally the two main types of electric shavers are foil shavers and rotary shavers. Foil shavers are generally more sophisticated and compact, whilst looking like a traditional razor, whereas rotary shavers tend to be larger with multiple rotating blades that mold around your face as you shave.

Compared to the traditional razor blade, electric razors really are just about as effective. The only drawback is that blades aren’t as readily replaceable but with most electric shavers featuring self-sharpening technology, you can go for months without needing to change your blade because they stay razor sharp for as long as possible.

Prices for electric razor blades start at well under $100 and go up to over $200 for the best models on the market. For something as expensive as $200, you’d expect a shaver that’s self -cleaning and does just about everything you could need. Indeed, while at first such a price might seem ridiculous, chances are you already spend that in a year with conventional grooming products! In fact, it’s possible to get travel shavers for under $50! Which means an electric shaver really can save you money!

For those who are partial to the ritual of a morning shave, an electric shaver really does speed up the process and make it almost non-existent. No more shaving cream, no more razor cuts and no need to worry about replacing your razor blades every week. With an electric shaver – you can finally get the job done in just a few minutes. Before you buy an electric shaver, make sure you complete your research and read electric shaver reviews to help you make the best decision for you and your skin type.

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