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Shaving On The Way To Work

Reviewing: Braun 8585  |  Rating:
jb_shops By jb_shops on
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Yeah, I am that guy. You know the one that is shaving while sitting in incredibly ridiculous traffic congestion during my morning commute. No it is not with a straight razor or one of the ten blade "disposables". :-D It is with my Braun 8585 electric razor.

I have a heavy beard. When I want or need a really close shave I use a blade, but for daily maintenance this electric razor gives a nice smooth shave without pulling my skin off with my whiskers.

The nice feature with the Braun shavers is their base. The base, although a little bulky in size, acts as a cradle charger and cleaner. One you drop the unit into the base it does a quick analysis to read if it needs a quick clean, something intensive, or maybe something in the middle. Then automatically starts its cleaning process utilizing a cleaning solution cartridge. Now the razor may turn on and off automatically while going through a cleaning cycle, so don't be alarmed if it starts up unexpectedly.

The head contours to the face and gets the difficult to reach parts around the nose and mouth fairly well. There is a rigid setting if you don't wish for the head to float. The third setting is to slide up the side clippers. This is the weakest point on the unit. It is very had to see and control the clipper - especially while driving.

The battery lasts about 1 week's worth of shavings and can receive a 3min quick charge.