Summary: I bought based on reviews for this product and I was very disappointed. Shaver is loud, does not work well and I trashed after 3 uses. I cannot imagine anyone giving this product a good rating, they must work for the company.
Summary: Worst shaver I have ever had. Noisy, vibrates strongly, poor shave and very rough on the skin. The foil guard is extremely fragile and if a crack appears in it the shaver will cut your skin. Absolutely useless for longer hairs, e.g. under chin, on neck. I am going back to Philishave; the circular heads are more awkward to clean but they give a good, smooth shave.
Summary: I have used electric shavers for 40 years and this is the worst by far. Don't be attracted by the cheap price; it just doesn't work. You go over the same area time after time but still the stubble remains, and I am no Bluto. For the first time in years I have resorted to wet shaving, this thing is in the bin and I'm looking for a replacement. Pity I can't award no stars!
this item does not offer a close shave as described. Waste of money
5 April 2013
Summary: I would not recommend this purchase for anyone but a first time shaver. It leaves stubble that requires a closer shave by a razor or a better quality electric shaver. Impulse purchase will be going back to Remington brand product.
Experience of using the Braun Series 1 190-1 Electric Shaver
Mrs M C Aikman, Amazon
30 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this Braun Shaver on 9 February this year for my Husband. This was to replace another similar product which he has owned for more than six years. Over the past few weeks he has only been using the new shaver. The main faults in the Braun Shaver are: It does not cut efficiently. It takes about twice as long as the old one to have a shave and at the end the chin still feels rough to the touch. It leaves certain hairs uncut.
Summary: Update 26/7/12: I've now used this shaver for about a month and a half and I've felt the need to come and reduce the score I gave from 3 stars to 1. The fundamental flaw of the razor is that it takes SO long to get a decent shave. I've tried every possible technique, light/heavy pressure, difference angles, pre-electric lotion, you name it but it takes easily twice as long as a wet shave.
Summary: I bought this to replace a 5 year old Panasonic twin foil. The shaver is adequate. I don't have a heavy beard growth so do not need a combine harvester shaver to deal with the daily shave. The shaver is quite light, in itself not a problem, but that does make it feel insubstantial. The single foil copes with my daily stubble but I think it would struggle to cope with several days growth.
Braun Series 1 190 Electric Rechargeable Male Foil Shaver
26 June 2011
Summary: DO NOT purchase this shaver. It is simply not strong enough and does not shave well. After using it for a couple of weeks, had enough and switched back to my old mains-operated shaver. I also wrote to Proctor & Gamble (who are the point of contact for Braun in UK) to let them know my thoughts, but they do not seem to give a Monkey!