Braun, primarily a German brand is now wholly owned by Procter and Gamble. Braun is a very famous brand and has been a strong player in the market since long. Like most of us know, they predominantly cater to the personal grooming and home appliances segment. In this article, I talk about why I love the Braun 9 series of electrical shavers.
A little about the 9 series
Braun 9 series is the latest in the electrical shavers that Braun has released so far. Braun 9 series were introduced back in 2015 and new additions have been made to the series. Right now there are 7 shavers in this series in the market now with the latest being 9095 CC.
Undoubtedly, this is one of the best electrical shavers in the market after series 7 which was brilliant too. Designed for the closest shave possible without irritating the skin, this has enough reasons to convince anybody. Let’s analyze the whole series a bit more closely.
The shavers in this series are mostly the same with changes in key features like Automatic cleaning system, wet/dry shaving and charging. This series is quite pricey but has a lot to offer. The models are named in the 92XX template. The CC/ S towards the end of the model tell you that it is self cleaning/ manual respectively.
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About the packaging
OK, so once you un-box, first up is the instruction manual, followed by the travel pouch (with air vents), the shiny shaver, cleansing brush, the dock (for automatic cleaning, charging and for the shaver to sit), the cleansing cartridge (the solution used by the dock to clean your shaver and finally the last yet very important item, the charger. While the rest are good to deal with, the charger is a problem. It comes with a very small cord which makes it tough. (if your plug is a bit far) Phew!! There ends the exploration.
The shiny shaver
This one is darn shiny with the chrome finish. It looks super classy and manly. The only downside is that all the fingerprints can be seen. There are two buttons on the front top – a silver slide toggle (to lock the trimmer in a position) and the power button (to power on and off). The head can be turned to five different positions, so you chose the position and slide the silver toggle to freeze that position. On top of it is the LCD display which tells you how much battery is remaining. It is also specified in it if the shaver is “wet+dry” or just “dry”. One could also spot the charging socket close by. The rubber grip is ideal and goes well with the design in general. There is also a secret pop up trimmer which is ideal for trimming mustache and goatee.
There are two black buttons on either side of the shaver head which if pressed at the same time, releases the foil and cutter block from the body. The foil and he cutter block can be attached either way as the shaver head is not symmetrical. Remember, I mentioned about the LCD display earlier? It also indicates if the shaver needs a clean. Finally, there is the “travel lock” indicator. When that is on, you cannot power on the shaver which otherwise might accidentally happen while travelling.
Coming to the battery, Braun claims that the lithium –ion battery of the series 9 offers 50 minutes of shaving from one hour charge which is very decent.
Why I love this series?
Design – Now who wouldn’t want their accessory looking stylish and classy? I absolutely love the design and the feel of holding it. It is neither too big nor too small but feels just about the right size. The size also makes it very ideal for travelling.
Trimming blades – Apart from the secret trimmer that I already mentioned (which cannot be replaced, there are three other trimmers in the actual shaving head. Direct & cut is the newest addition to the trimmers that Braun has made to the 9 series. It is specifically designed t trim hairs grown in different directions. The other two trimmers are Hyperlift & Cut (for hair that lays flat onto your skin) and Optifoil (for close shaves). I think these trimmers are brilliant and needs to be replaced only after 18 months. It gives me the closest shave possible and doesn’t tug on the skin. It absolutely holds true to its claims.
LCD Display – It makes it very easy to know how much battery is still remaining before you hit the bottom. You can charge it accordingly.
Charging/Cleansing dock – I liked how it automatically starts charging once you place it on the dock. Auto clean option is smart too.
Battery – If you are a frequent shaver like I am, then you will understand this. Since charging is quick, the battery is full almost at all times and while travelling, the charge holds up very well. Now you know how much I love this series and why it’s one of the finest in the market.