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Braun - Series 3 Solo Electric Shaver - Black/Blue-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 304 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first electric - happy with it

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    thenatural
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    I purchased this razor after reading a lot of reviews. I knew I wanted a Braun foil razor, but that was about it, and for my first foray into electric razors I wasn't willing to spend hundreds of dollars. So far, this has been good. It's weakness is below my jawline, where I have to repeatedly go over areas and figure out the best way to go against the hair's grain. If it did better on my neck, I'd have given it 5-stars. Everywhere else though, it's great. I get a much closer shave above the jawline and with less irritation, which is a big reason why I wanted to get away from 'regular' razors. I'd buy it again and would recommend this to friends, just keeping in-mind the limitations. (I also got this on sale, and so at the price I paid it's an ever better value.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not So Good For Fine Hair

    Posted
    Scott
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    I picked up one of these for use when traveling, so I was mostly looking for "good enough" and "cheap" which this razor satisfies, and the NiMH batteries are an added bonus given it will not be used regularly. However, I have very fine hair, which includes my facial hair, and this razor just cannot handle that. Especially along my neck, where every electric razor I've ever used has struggled, this one is the worst of the bunch. Still, it does serve its primary purpose which is to keep my facial hair from getting too long while traveling. Final analysis: For a $60 razor, it is good enough.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver for the price

    Posted
    Bryan
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    I was looking to get an electric shaver. I'd had a rotary one years ago and was curious about a foil head (if you are not very invested in the world of shaving there is a strong divide). This is an entry level foil razor. My understanding is that it is a bit more basic than Braun's 5 or 7 series, and it is manufactured in China as opposed to Germany. Although it advertises that it is shower safe I recommend a dry shave and doing it daily. This thing won't work well 2 days of growth and it seems to be less effective in the shower. But as a dry shave I would say I am satisfied with the level that it gets to. Especially for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy

    Posted
    bingomalone
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    After years of using a Norelco rotary razor and being frustrated with the operation I decided to go with the Braun. This wasn't the exact model I went to the store for (in typical Best Buy Fashion they had very little in stock) and I needed the razor immediately since my rotary had literally fallen apart. I hesitated to go with the foil razor, but having been frustrated with the shave I was getting with the rotary I knew I needed a change. I am happy to report this razor shaves me quicker, closer and all around better than any razor I have owned in over 20 years. Great purchase for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    previous Braun user

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    alarmed
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    I've had a Braun shaver for over 20 years. Nothing shaves as close as a blade, but for an everyday shave it works fine. This is a new shaver head style for me. It works better than the previous shaver head style and costs the same for a replacement. Never needed to use it wet or with face cream, but we'll see how that works. The trimmer has a better design now too. The charging cord is a tad bulky, but this shaver holds a charge for many shaves, so I don't need it all the time. Like any power tool - don't force material thru the cutter; you'll get better cuts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk. Please don't buy this

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    Srikanth
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    I bought this from Bestbuy. It stopped working after 2 weeks. It was not even charging. I called Warranty department and they sent long list of things to do to get it repaired. I prefer to loose money than wasting my time to get repaired. When we buy a new product, we expect it works at least for one year. But unfortunately, it is not for this product. I have used Philips product earlier and had no issues with them. I will never buy any Braun product in future

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 stars

    Posted
    usa99m

    just purchased this Braun electric shaver. its on sale at bestbuy this week. ive used it twice so far..i am so impressed i told my friend to purchase on for her father. ive been using name brand disposbles forever. about this series 3 Braun, i let it fully charge then dry shaved after. the shaver grips well in hand, has a powerful motor, holds its charge, and it really gave me a close shave. no nicks around the neckline. perfectly close shave. comparable to a straight razor shave..seriously, im impressed. good purchase...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level Electric Shaver at unbeatable pr

    Posted
    iidevice
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    I was using Braun Electric Shavers since 1982. Just got Series 3 in Best Buy, for my 15 year old son, for his 1st shave. Worked like a charm for him,as it did for me. Do not even bother to shave with anything else. Great price for it too, from Best Buy again! Change shaver head (about $25) every 2-3 years and get fast, close shave every morning. I had multiple series 3,5, 7 shavers and never regret it. Of course 5 and 7 is better if want to pay the price, but series 3 at that price is a still.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Some good, some bad

    Posted
    JoseD
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    The battery life on this razor is excellent. It does not work while plugged in, which is why I bought it. It works best if used daily or every other day because if the beard is slightly long, it will pull at the beard and not cut. In this case you have to lightly go over the beard without touching the skin to shorten the beard and then shave again against the skin. The trimmer is very good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    Chooseaname
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    Pretty good. Great for longer hair. Gives a relatively close shave along the neckline. Doesn't give anywhere close to a razor but it's a lot better to use when hair gets pretty long. I would recommend getting the 7 series if you have sensitive skin. This 3 series can irritate the skin along the neckline. I kept this But got the 7 series cuz it has the self lubricating/cleaning station

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great simple electric razor

    Posted
    BargainHunter
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    This razor got rave reviews from my husband who has used an older model Braun electric razor for many years. I didn't buy this one for him, tho, I bought it for my elderly father who was having difficulty with a manual razor. Husband liked my dad's razor so much, I ordered one for him too. Only negative about this razor: my dad doesn't have the strength in his fingers to turn the razor on and off. We worked it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a close shave

    Posted
    Tony
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    I was looking for a cheaper electric shaver to speed up my morning. Coming from a safety razor, I wasn't expecting to get as close of a shave, but this was still unexpected. If you start with smooth skin and use this razor every day, then you should be fine. If you skip a few days, this razor will not catch you back up and you'll have to use a manual razor to get back to smooth skin.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver

    Posted
    Envieddesigns
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    I bought this shaver as a gift for my dad. I have one of my own and it’s has never let me down. I believe it’s built well for the price. Don’t need anything too fancy that cleans itself. I’ve had a self cleaning one and eventually stoped buying cartridges and stuff for it. I’d rather clean it myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It shaves adequately

    Posted
    minimalistguy
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    It does what it said in the instructions and works better now than the first time i used it, because my beard is getting used to this type of shaver. I tried using as a wet shaver and that did not seem to go too good, but will try again sometime. I like it, and gives a good clean shave in a pinch, but still prefer regular 4 or 5 bladed disposable razors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck

    Posted
    Chris
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    Amazing product. Being active duty and having to shave daily for the last 10 years, throwing away the razors and getting this was the best decision I ever made. Super happy with how this doesn’t irritate my face and leaves and baby butt smooth finish on my face. Would buy again without hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth Shave

    Posted
    Phynomtalk
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    I am a cyclist and I bought this for a leg/body shaver. This one is great, because it has the single edge shaver in addition to the three round blades. It's also waterproof, so you can knock your shave out in the shower, even use it with shaving cream for a silk smooth, clean shave. I have used it for days without a charging, so battery life is great as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    solid shaver

    Posted
    billy
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    I've only had braun shavers because they are solid and reliable. the only reason I bought a new time this go around was the replacement foil and blades for my 10+ year old braun was pricey enough that it was better off just to buy a new shaver. this one is light and gives a nice close shave. only disappointment is it does not come with a case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clean Shave

    Posted
    LesDudis
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    Needed a new electric shaver and found a good deal in-store for this model. Gets you a nice clean shave and the battery life is fantastic. Minor pros include the cover and the battery indicator. Almost time to charge for the first time! Just wish it came with a carry case but I'll be using my previous shaver's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, basic razor for the price.

    Posted
    rbbvs
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    I have one of those faces that doesn't do well with a blade, rotaries aren't close enough, and foils miss a lot. And I have a wallet that doesn't want to spend $150 on what might not be a better shave. Therefore, I use a combo of foil on my face and rotary on my neck and jawline. This shaver server the foil part decently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level shaver

    Posted
    Joel
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    This shaver is better than any shaver around or below its price range, but not quite as good as the more premium Braun shavers I've tried. Does a good job on 2 or 3 day beard, but it struggles with anything longer that that, requiring multiple passes and sometimes pulling hairs. It is more than adequate for the price, but not "great".

    I would recommend this to a friend