Compare, Which One is the Best Electric Shaver

Braun makes an excellent line of electric shavers that not only last a long time, but perform as expected—providing a smooth close shave. Within the Braun line are over a dozen great shavers, some of them with Clean and Charge Stations to make maintenance much simpler.

Here are two of the best electric shavers for you to compare. Both Bruan shavers are foil-style with a Clean and Charge station. They are also cordless, rechargeable, and can be used wet or dry. But, which one is the best electric shaver?

Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Foil Shaver for Men

The Braun Series 7 790cc is a good shaver that can cut hairs close down to the skin but not compromise on safety, so there will be no irritation. This is a state-of-the shaver made with leading shaver technology, and you may be curious what makes the Series 9 shaver even better than this one, so keep reading on.

This shaver is built with intelligent Sonic technology. This speeds up when it reaches denser hair, and automatically speeds up the shaver to 1000 micro-vibrations per minute when needed. This shaver cuts more hair in one pass than many other shavers can do in two.

The head of the shaver has three rows of cutting elements. While the Series 9 has four rows, Braun has purposely built this shaver to be narrower, and could suit younger men or men with thin faces. This narrow shape allows it to fit into those hard-to-reach areas around temples or above the lips.

Built inside the foil head is an ActiveLift trimmer that lifts and cuts flat-lying hairs which is often a common problem in the neck and chin regions.

There is a 2X OptiFoil which can trim hair as short as 0.05 mm so you can shave more than once a day for a special meeting, and get a nice close shaver better than any other shaver. You’ll have the perfect smooth finish every time you shave.

The Braun Series 7 shaver can read your skin and hair and adapt to your beard growth. This shaver will also allow you to tailor your shaving to your needs. There are five different speed settings, from extra-sensitive to intense.

The black Clean and Charge Station has a blue button. This is a 5-action cleaning system. It takes alcohol-based cartridges to hygienically clean your shaver. The system will also charge and lubricate it, but if you want a drying function, you’ll have to purchase the Series 9. This shaver will last for fifty minutes of shaving time.

You can check the battery time left at the very base of the shaver, on a circular LED readout screen.

This is a shaver that has been made in Germany, and is designed to last at least seven years, however, with regular head replacements could last beyond that.

Braun Series 9-9095cc Wet and Dry Foil Shaver for Men

Also made in Germany, the Braun Series 9 9095cc costs about $100 more than the Series 7 shaver, and has a metallic grey finish. It too is a foil-style shaver, and has a black and grey Clean and Charge Station. But this shaver is guaranteed to outperform the Series 7, as it can make short work of three-day-old beard growth.

This shaver has the more advanced Syncrosonic technology than the Series 7. It also has four cutting elements, not the 3 in the Series 7. It has 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute, and can snip off different types of hair on your face. The quadruple cutting action promises to cut whiskers faster and easier.

This shaver also has the OptiFoil that the Series 7 does, and the 5-action Clean and Charge station. But the station not only cleans, charges, and lubricates, it also can dry the shaver too.

This shaver also has an LED indicator, but it’s right underneath the button on the front so you don’t have to flip it over. It’s in the form of blue numbered text.

Like the Series 7, the Series 9 also has a 5-action Clean and Charge Station. But this model goes one step further than cleaning, charging and lubricating your shaver—it also dries it. All of the Braun Clean and Charge Stations take a cleaning pack or cartridge.

One full charge will give you fifty minutes of shaving time, exactly the same as the Series 7. It also has the same lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

Final Thoughts

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The Braun Series 9-9095cc Shaver will seem like an upgrade from the Braun Series 7 790cc Shaver, as it’s newer. It’s up to you to decide if it’s essential that you have a few more features for another $100 more. Either way, you’ll end up with a high-quality premium model of men’s shaver that is sure to give you many years of smooth and easy shaving.


Microsoft’s Premium Xbox One X Doesn’t Disappoint

Players are always impatient for that new games console release—will it live up to the hype or can they just keep their old console for now and wait? Microsoft’s Xbox One X is one of the most powerful games consoles ever, and runs with 4K.

At first glance, you’re getting a unit that looks like one grey-black rectangular box that will fit snugly in with all your other TV’s components, plus the usual black game controller. The black box frame is an improvement, and will fit nicely in with your TV’s other components. It even has a dotted fan ventilator pattern that you may want to show off. It’s also more compact than Sony’s big bulky Playstation 4 Pro. But you’ll expect to be paying about $100 more for the One X than the Playstation.

This system is designed to work with the 4K TV, which is fun, but there’s still not a lot that you can watch on it that you can’t watch on your regular TV. Sure, you’ve got a few TV series on Netflix, or you can buy Ultra HD Blu-rays, Sky Q, BT Sport, or Prime. So it’s great that you can now play games on your 4K TV to extend its functionality.

With this 4K games console, the Xbox One X can actually render games in 4K also, with high dynamic range and 60 frames per second. While expensive PC computers have these capabilities, this is the first time that it’s worked on a TV.

The One X is also a complete media centre that is a perfect match with the 4K TV it’s been made for. Of course you can still stream your TV apps too.
You’ll also appreciate how the One X also has an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive built in, so you don’t even have to buy a separate player. We assume the Blu-ray is still going to be around for a while, despite watching shows through the net.

Looks aside, the One X is extremely powerful. It has 8 2.3Gz processor cores that work with a 60 teraflop graphics processor, and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM.

This all adds up to your gaming experience being clearer and more realistic as you play your games. You’ll be able to play for hours, as it contains a vapour-cooling chamber to prevent it from overheating.

As for functionality, it has a wide range of slots—HDMI in/out to support 2.1 with improved bandwidth of up to 48 Gps, 2 USB ports, IR out, digital optical out, and Ethernet—same as the Xbox One S. It supports the HDR10 format but not Dolby Vision.

Xbox One X Layers

The Xbox One X runs on the Windows operating system and can play any games that were made for the Xbox One platform. Some of the more popular ones include Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Horizon 3, and Ori and the Blind Forest. You can still play your favourite Xbox 360 games too, and any original Xbox games. There are also great new games coming soon like Crackdown 3.

If you are buying third party games, be sure to look for the “Xbox One X Enhanced” logo on the box, as this means the developer has implemented tools for the game to take full advantage of this new system, which is really why you bought it in the first place.

The picture quality promises to be an improvement over prior models. If you enjoy racing games, your breath will be taken away. You’ll also get to see intricately detailed graphics and objects on screen that really make a difference in your viewer experience.

The sound quality of the One X has Dolby Atmos support, which is the only gaming system to support this latest sound standard. The sounds are loud and thunderous, which is exactly what you want with engine noises and explosions. It’ll also sound great through headphones.

The Microsoft’s Xbox One X comes with a large price tag of $580 USD. The good news is that it really is a premium gaming system and media centre, and it really can do 4K properly. It also has the Blu-ray player built in, can stream shows through the net, and has wonderful Dolby Atmos sound. The Microsoft’s Xbox One X hits stores in November of this year so it’ll be interesting to see the reception at this premium price point.