Braun Series 7 790cc Review - Quick Verdict
The Braun Series 7 790cc is a premium shaver that comes with a ton of features made for a guy who cares about his facial hair. With features like Sonic technology and intelligent auto sensing, you get an excellent shave on any day of the week. A pretty good recommendation for anyone who wants to up his beard game.
When it comes to shavers, Braun is a brand you can trust. In this Braun Series 7 790cc review, we take a look at this once flagship electric shaver that got dethroned by the Series 9. However, the Braun Series 7 shavers are still an option for many.
We discuss the pros and cons of this shaver, and tell you why this might or might be your next electric shaver. Is this electric shaver worth your hard-earned money? Let’s find out.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Braun 7 790cc is how beautiful the shaver is. The series 7 model does not only look good but also comes with an ergonomic design as well.
The smooth grip is excellent for holding in your hands which can lead to a safe and comfortable shaving experience. There is no to little chances of dropping the shaver even when doing a wet shave with water, shaving gels, or soap.
The shaver a.k.a. The head rests on the base. The head can pivot on its own and provide a precise shaving result, and does this independently from the rest of the body.
The power button lies in the second half of the shaver. It is a blue circular button that quickly gets your attention. There are two buttons on either side of the power button. The one on the left is for sensitive skin while the one on the right is for an intensive shave, meaning more speed while shaving.
Both the battery indicator and the cleaning indicator are found on the bottom. You can see the levels and act accordingly. You can always check the battery indicator before you shave so that you don’t lose power in the middle of your shave.
The indicator will also let you know when there is a need for cleaning. Once you get the indication, you can put your shaver in the cleaning station, and everything is taken care of.
Braun Series 7 790cc Features
First, let’s talk about the simple things.
When it comes to shaving, there are three settings for you to choose based on your beard. You can select the ‘sensitive’ mode if you have sensitive skin. You can choose the ‘intensive’ mode if you have a thick beard that needs a shave.
Or you could just go ahead with the normal if you there is no need for the other two modes.
I usually do wet shaves, can the Braun Series 7 790cc help me in this regard?
Absolutely, the Braun Series 7 is a completely waterproof shaver. You can use this shaver directly under the shower if that’s what you want. The shaver is also great with shaving gels, cream, and even soap.
Being waterproof brings you another advantage. You can clean the shaver by merely putting it under the tap.
The shaving head of the Braun Series 7 is entirely flexible. It can float and pivot to move around your face depending on your face structure. There are two OptiFoils found on the device. In addition to these, there is an ActiveLift trimmer in the center as well.
This design allows the shaver to trim the hair without leaving anything behind. If the first or the second element misses any hair when trimming, the third one will trim it. This feature makes this shaver a compelling option for people.
Intelligent Sonic Technology
We get something called the intelligent sonic technology in this shaver. When you glide the shaver over areas with dense patches of skin, the shaver will increase the intensity of shaving on its own.
You don’t have to push the shaver harder as the shaver can handle this situation on its own. All you have to do is to have a nice grip and glide the Braun Series 7 all over your beard.
The shaver can do up to 10000 micro vibrations per minute. If you can’t picturise how fast this is, let’s just agree that it’s a lot.
With each stroke, these micro vibrations can trim more hair. With the ActiveLift technology, the middle trimmer (ActiveLift trimmer) even manages to remove the hairs that are lying flat on the skin. Braun has patented this tech, and it works well.
With some shavers, you have to make more strokes to make sure that it is a complete shave, but with the Braun Series 7, you need fewer strokes for the same result.
The battery of the shaver is pretty good.
It can take up to 60 minutes for the shaver to attain full charge. With a full charge, the shaver can go on for about 50 minutes which is neat for a shaver with this much power.
The battery indicator is an easy way to find out how much charge is left on the device. If you’re low on charge, you can use the 5-minute quick charge feature on the device to get a quick shave.
Contents of the Box
The Braun Series 7 790cc shaver is not a cheap option by any means. For the money, you get a lot of stuff in the package. Let’s take a look at them.
This is something you’ll find in all the models. It comes with instructions and illustrations but is usually ignored by the users. If you’re stuck anywhere and couldn’t find the answer online, then going back to this manual might help.
There is a travel pouch that you get along with the shaver. This is a neat inclusion as people who travel a lot can use this without having to carry the whole setup.
The main star of the show. Don’t panic if you don’t see the shaver right away. It is kept neatly inside the travel pouch we mentioned above.
The Braun Series 7 electric shaver comes with a cleaning station. This station can clean, charge and also dry the shaver. It’s your one-stop solution for the maintenance of this shaver.
This cartridge holds the cleaning liquid. The cleaning station uses a liquid to clean the shaver, and that can be found here.
The power adapter is one of the essential things in the package. The power adapter can be directly plugged into the shaver to charge it. You can also connect it to the cleaning station when you have to clean, charge, or dry the shaver.
Like in any shaver, you also get a cleaning brush. If you’re in the mood for a simple dry clean, then this brush can come in handy.
Cleaning is one of the easiest things when dealing with the Braun Series 7 shaver.
All you have to do is put the shaver in its cleaning station, and it can take care of the rest.
So how does the cleaning station work?
The cleaning station can charge, clean, and dry the shaver. Once you plug the cleaning station into a power outlet, it is ready for action. Then you can place the shaver in it to get the job done.
There is a compartment on the bottom which holds the cleaning liquid. You have to fill it before you can clean the shaver.
The compartment is made of plastic, and when you fill it with the cleaning liquid, you can see the blue liquid inside which makes up for a show. The cleaning liquid is made up of alcohol which helps in removing 99.99% of the germs that might be present on your shaver.
One of the issues you’ll face is when the station is plugged in, you can’t keep it close to the wall. The reason is that the wire behind the station is upright when plugged and doesn’t allow to get too close to the wall.
Unlike the 760cc model, the Braun Series 7 790c will begin cleaning once you place the shaver on the station. In the former, you need to choose the program manually, but that’s not the case here. The 790cc model can also determine whether the shaver needs a clean depending on how clean it is.
However, we do believe that this determination is purely based on time and not the hygiene condition of the shaver. So it’s not the most accurate.
For optimum cleaning, you should replace the cartridges once in three months. You can get a pack of three at a low price. When done right, cleaning can keep your shaver going for a long time.
The Braun Series 7 is waterproof, and with that, you can manually clean the shaver with running water.
Just place the head of the shaver under a faucet and gently tap it on the sink to remove any hair that is stuck to the shaver.
If you don’t want to wet your shaver, you can just use the brush that came in the package.
Both these methods are acceptable when you don’t have the cleaning station with you. If you do, then we suggest you clean your shaver only using the cleaning station as it is the most effective way of cleaning.
Braun Series 7 790cc Review – Bottomline
The Braun Series 7 790cc electric shaver is not your average shaver. It is a premium machine, and with that, you also get a premium price tag. You get the whole setup with the cleaning station included in it.
There are much cheaper alternatives, but you have to live with features of this Braun model. If you’re serious about shaving and care about your facial hygiene, then the Braun Series 7 790cc model is well worth the money. In our opinion, this 790cc model is one of the best shavers out there.