Just out of warranty and broken! It fails to charge. I'm one of many dissatisfied customers it appears...
Steven M. Trollone, Amazon
29 January 2014
Summary: My feedback to the Braun Forum in response to many similar items failing after the warranty expires: Dear Braun, Are we spotting a trend yet?! I too purchased my shaver as a treat to myself after a long hot tour in Afghanistan at the end of 2011. I am now sadly a couple of months out of warranty. The symptoms of the fault are exactly as described here and I expect there are many more such victims of poor design/manufacture/materials out there.
Summary: Very dissapointed with this item. Very poor quality power lead connection to both razor and cleaning unit, the lead falls out of the connection with the slightest touch. Do not recommend this item at all.
Summary: Bought this product to leave wet shaving behind, as I have fairly sensitive skin and shaving in the morning could leave my face blushing a bit for the rest of the morning. But there are too many issues to glance over about this shaver. 1. The shave takes ages and is inconsistent- I have been shaving the way specified in the book, 90 degrees and before a shower etc. but I still don't get a complete cut.
Summary: for an expensive shaver this is very poor indeed. To say i am disappointed in the performance is a serious under statement. I am not dark and do not have a heavy beard or stubble but this shaver is rubbish. under the chin and the neck it is absolutely hopeless. I regret ever buying it.
Summary: Braun's attempts to look high-tech have succeeded. The shaver can be placed in a space age (and large) illuminated charger that includes a sterilisation canister. Lock the device in, and the cleaning cycle begins! As for whether it's necessary to sterilise a shaver after each use, I couldn't say. However, its style is not matched by the end results. The shave itself is poor.
Summary: Ok, before we start I'd better be fair and point out that I'm a wet shave guy as a rule. But I thought, as it's been years since I used an electric, that I'd give the Braun series 3 a go. My memories of electric razors, from probably twenty years or more ago, were of patchy inefficiency and dissatisfaction. It would seem little has changed. If your facial hair is long enough to actual need a shave, then it's probably too long use this razor on.
Summary: Very average shaver. I have been using it for over a month now and have not managed to get a decent shave. If i use another shaver (a cheap Phillips) to cut down my two-three day stubble then it does a decent job of getting it closer but struggles terribly with anything longer than around 0.4mm, especially on the neck. I also got spots and a rash after use with the Clean & Renew System. Will be taking advantage of the moneyback offer.
Summary: If you are young with very soft facial hair then this razor would be ok for you. If you have a heavy beard or do not shave every day then this is definitely not for you. No matter how slowly you go over your beard you will need to go back and do it again and again and again. Be carefull shaving your top lip as this razor will pinch and cut your skin - even if just using the one cutter. I have cut mine three times in less than a month.
Summary: Hallo, bin echt sauer, habe jetzt schon drei Series 3 390cc gehabt, musste sie alle zurücksenden da innerhalb eines Jahres DREI mal die Station Kapputt ging...... Jedes mal die Pumpe, sie zieht nicht mehr......
Summary: Je l'ai acheté pour mon mari qui entretient son collier (effet barbe de 3 jours donc peu de longueur), il a beau passé et repassé ça ne coupe rien ce qui est tout de même l’intérêt premier d'un rasoir et je ne vous cache pas mon énorme déception surtout sachant qu'il a du revenir au rasoir à main basic avec lequel nous avons enfin du résultat.