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The Braun Series 55090cc is a rechargeable shaver in the Series 5 models. This line of shavers is reasonably priced, and their performance is good, this makes them a popular consumer choice.
The Series 5 models, and especially the 5090cc are a good alternative to the more expensive Series 7 models since they are reasonably priced.
While cost isn’t the only aspect that impacted users like or dislike of this shaver, it certainly didn’t hurt.
The Braun Series 5 5090cc shaver is dry use only shaver that features the standard octagonal perforations, including a middle trimmer. The combination of the inside trimmer and 2 outer foils is a typical trademark of Braun.
The outer foils shave close to the skin while the middle Actilift trimmer grabs onto the longer hairs that can sometimes grow in different directions. Each component can move independently of the others which allows for constant contact with the skin.
Special Product Features
- 5 Locking Positions
- Automatic Cleaning, Lubricating and Charging Station
- Safety Travel Lock
- Quick Charge Setting
Besides the shaver you will find the following:
- Charging Cord
- Brush for Cleaning
- User’s Manual
- Durable Travel Case
- Cleaning and Charging Center
- A Cleaning Cartridge
Each Series 5 model appears to come with a different set of accessories that are included. The Series 5 5090cc is the only one that comes with a special hard case that can be used for travel.
Quality and Design
Like the Series 7 and 9 models this model is made in Germany, not China. For the price this is a good quality that shows a better design and durability with relationship to materials and durability of the product itself.
Users have reported liking the impressive design colour scheme of black and red. While it is entirely made of plastic, the matte and glossy finishes this didn’t seem to deter users from purchasing this shaver.
The simplicity of this shaver was a nice surprise for most users, little to fuss with, very straight forward in design. The fact that it is a little bulky and big seemed to be a bit of a drawback but not so much as to be a turn off.
The LED display system appeared to be in a perfect spot and bright compared to the Series 7 models according to those who used this product. This display offers information about the status of the battery as well as when it is in safety lock for traveling.
Battery and Charger
This shaver allows for use via a cord or as a cordless for up to 45 minutes with an Li-Ion battery. This model doesn’t have the same safety precautions that the newer models do. It also has a 5-minute quick charge feature and a cord that acts as a 2nd method for charging which generally take about 1 hour.
This seemed to be a pleasant surprise for those who need a quick shave in a pinch.
- Durable Travel Case
- Auto Charging Station
- Can Use While Charing With Cord
- Multiple Locking System
- Safety Lock for Travel
- No Protective Cap
- No Bottle of Lubricant
- Excessive Noise and Vibration When in Use
Closeness and Comfort
While user found this product gave a good shave but wasn’t necessarily the best or worst for closeness.
It did handle the longer hairs well for a foil type shaver. It also got those low-lying hairs on the underside of the chin and neck easily.
Users found the head locking ability to be important for use under the nose. Even though the shaving head is slim it does fit into hard to reach places which worked well.
The 5 locking positions worked great for expert and precise shave. Most users found it helpful to use lotion before shaving with this model.
The Comfort of this shaver was impressive since there were times when users pressed harder than they should have. One of the best features was that the shaver head didn’t get hot during use, which most shavers do.
These users never experienced any irritations which is a bonus for this model.
While most users found it wasn’t that fastest shaver, the comfort was more important to them anyway.
The ergonomic design combined with the higher quality features and more reasonable price made it a better deal for most users. Those who wanted a product that was durable, quality made with a few bells and whistles to boot found this shaver better than most others in its price range.
The comfortable shave that was offered was perhaps the most important aspect that users boasted about. Less irritation and greater comfort of shaving in certain areas of the face and neck area outweighed the fact that it didn’t perhaps offer the closest shave ever. While closeness was important for some users it didn’t seem to be a huge disadvantage.
The few disadvantages that were reported from users were minimal and more easily overlooked. Consumers understand that no product is ever perfect, and each is bound to come with some flaws of defects that could be improved. This product was now different in that regard.
All in all, the Braun Series 5 5090cc model shaver is a great shaver with regards to design and features.
It does have a few drawbacks like heavy vibration and no protective cap or lubricant, but it does come with a special travel case and a decent price.
The advantages appear to outweigh the disadvantages with this shaver. Users have reported that for the price this product is superior to others in this price range.
While it isn’t the most high-end shaver, it does have a few bells and whistles that make it appealing for the budget minded.