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: Reduced by half to about £85 I thought I was in for a real bargain. Oh dear! As a shaver it is unremarkable and no better than the one it replaces - which cost a fraction of the price of this new one. Serious cons: It has NO head guard, making the cutter region vulnerable to the slightest knock or foreign body. The little carrying case has no provision for essential accessories - principally the charger unit and cleaning brush.
Summary: Really disappointed with this machine was fine until now - this morning the foil snapped seriously cutting my face. Will email the manufacture to find out what kind of compensation i will receive for this, or if the foil is covered by warranty.
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: The Braun Series 3 390C falls well short of expectations. After using the shaver and waiting for a further 30 minutes the stubble is still present and when the shaver is used again with more pressure on the shaving head the head becomes detached from the body of the shaver. The head retaining protusions on the shaver body are not adequate to hold the head in position if the shaver is not used in direct upward and downward strokes.
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.