It was back in 2015 that Braun launched its Series 9 electric shavers to convince users for updating from the older but most popular, Series 7 line of Braun electric shavers.
The Braun Series 9 uses the most advanced technology to deliver more power & enhanced cutting elements in a beautiful new design. It is also the most expensive electric shaver by Braun till date.
With Braun’s updated and overall revamped Series 9 line, some changes are truly exciting such as new shaving head and seamless wet & dry shaving. Today, we will look in detail at one of the exceptional products of this new generation – the Braun Series 9 9290cc!
The 9290cc has fast shaped up to become the bestselling of the series! Braun claims it to be “A gold standard in shaving”.
It is much more affordably priced compared to others in the same series, but it is still quite the price tag. With a beautiful matte finish and the innovative clean and charge station, is it worth the hefty price to be paid?
Let’s find out if the product is the one for you. We will look in detail at all aspects of the Braun Series 9 9290cc thoroughly in this review.
Let’s get rolling!
Table Of Contents
- Braun Series 9 9290CC Specification
- The Size, Design & Build Quality of the Electric Shaver
- Life Juice: Battery Life & Charging
- The Innovative Clean & Charge Station
- What Comes in The Box?
- How is The Shaving Performance?
Braun Series 9 9290CC Specification
The Size, Design & Build Quality of the Electric Shaver
The Braun 9290cc is a very attractive looking shaver with a metallic look. Although it looks to be a substantial size, it is surprisingly light in weight.
So overall, the size is manageable, substantial and lightweight for comfortable grip and control.
The electric shaver is nicely balanced with textured rubber for the back extending to both sides and the grippy material is great. However, it is a bit of a downer that build material is plastic rather than metal. But the design complements the plastic well with a matte, frosted finish. This makes it excellent without any risk of smudges and fingerprints!
The shaver has a LED display on its front in addition to the ON/OFF switch. It serves dual purpose as holding it for longer activates the travel lock. The head of the shaver itself can be locked in 5 different positions for maximum control during shaving.
The back of it has the long hair trimmer and the charging port with 2 metal studs to be placed in the charging dock. The hair trimmer features a smooth and easy slide in / slide out. The little attention to details in design works effectively, for example, a small button to ensure that the trimmer doesn’t slide forward randomly.
The shaving head also uses Titanium coating in golden color and comes with a hard travel case. The case offers maximum protection while looking like a premium quality product.
Overall, the build quality and ergonomics of the electric shaver is worthy of Braun’s new flagship.
Life Juice: Battery Life & Charging
As we mentioned earlier, it is a more than capable wet and dry electric shaver. As a result, the 9290cc is a cordless shaver for maximum safety & performing ability.
With any cordless product, the battery life is major issue. The battery backup provided by this shaver is excellent. You can at least 10 shaves using this electric shaver with one full charge. In terms of time, the reasonably fast charging, state-of-the-art Li-Ion battery gives 60 minutes of runtime.
Should you need more, there is the 5-minute quick charge option to give you some a lifeline!
The station of the 9290cc is a dual purpose one which automatically charges the battery and also, cleans the unit. We will discuss the cleaning features in detail later. If needed, the charger can be plugged into the shaver for direct charging without using the station.
A battery status bar flashes to indicate the charge of the battery. With 5 bars, each represents 20% charge. A cool feature is that the display shows the exact number for the last 9 remaining minutes of shaving time.
The Innovative Clean & Charge Station
The station of the 9290cc electric shaver is an excellent innovation!
It is a multipurpose station which delivers cleaning and charging for the shaver. It is the world’s only 5-action, alcohol-based, automatic Clean & Charge station. The shaver is hygienically cleaned and automatically lubricated, while being charged. So, your shaver will feel like new every time.
Can cleaning and maintenance get any easier?
The Braun 9290cc has the innovative Clean & Charge Station which cleans, charges, lubricates and dries with just the touch of one button. The cartridge used for cleaning comes included and is available for purchase separately.
What Comes in The Box?
When you purchase the Braun Series 9 9290cc shaver, you will get the following in the box:
- The electric shaver itself
- Clean & Charge Station
- Cleaning cartridge for the station
- Hard travel case
- Cleaning brush
- A smart plug that automatically adapts to 100-240 voltages
The Braun Series 9 has excellent technology promises for its users:
- Most advanced shaving technology
- 100% Waterproof with seamless Wet & Dry shaving
- German craftsmanship to last up to 7 years
How is The Shaving Performance?
You must have been waiting for this crucial part of the review. Yes, the most important review is how the shaver actually performs in shaving.
Big Question: How does it shave?
Quick Answer: Amazing!
You will experience a very pleasant, easy and comfortable shave using the Braun 9290cc. The shaving experience in the simplest one-word explanation is – effortless.
Whether you use it daily, every other day or every two days, the shaving performance will not let you down. You will rarely feel a difference when shaving dry or wet using this shaver. For those with sensitive skin, even with coarse facial hair, you will enjoy the shave each time.
If you are still not convinced of how well it performs in shaving, you may be asking how close does it actually shave? Very close, indeed!
When using an electric razor, you will not expect the kind of close shaves you get from this shaver. The remarkably close shave is mainly due to the comfort and control on offer by the 9290cc.
With most other electric shavers, you would feel reluctant to go repeatedly over the same areas or around your most sensitive areas. But with this shaver, you will easily go over sensitive areas multiple times without any skin irritation, burns, rash, etc.
You will be able to press against your skin with the shaver without worrying about sensitive skin consequences. With skin irritation issues, you can get excellently close shaving results barring any risk.
The Comfort & Control Offered
The Series 9 by Braun with its 9290cc is an absolute class of its own, premium grade, quality product. It is smoother, faster and simply, better!
As one of the more pleasant to use electric shavers, a combination of many factors allows it to offer increased power without compromising on comfort & control.
If you are someone with little or no knowledge in the technique of shaving using an electric shaver, or one who happen to overrun the normal time, you will not suffer.
The motor runs cools even after long sessions and sloppy shaving will not harm you. The grip provided with the textured material gives maximum control forgiving your smallest mistakes in technique.
Performance While Shaving Longer Hairs
The Series 9 is easily one of the better performing electric shavers in the market today. The test of shaving longer, flat-lying hairs is an ultimate weakness of most electric shavers.
Not this one!
It is most impressive in efficiently catching and cutting longer hairs that just lay flat against your skin. This is especially difficult if you have hairs that grow in various different directions. Incredibly, the motor runs better than other foil shavers and most rotary shavers.
The experience of tugging, pulling and yanking is one which is associated with longer hairs and you will experience very little none of it with this electric shaver by Braun. The flexible shaving head covers a lot of area and flawlessly maintains contact with skin.
As a result, your facial contours, rough patches, thick hairs are adequately dealt with using the powerful motor. Even after excessively using the motor, you will hear the refined buzz rather than sluggish or unsettled roaring sounds.
Highlighted Features You Will Love
The Braun 9290cc, as the flagship model, incorporates everything Braun have to offer to be the ultimate electric shaver. These are what I love about it the most:
- Multi Head Lock for offering the ultimate precision trim and shave.
- 100% waterproof for hassle free Wet & Dry use.
- 110 – 240 volts automatic voltage adaptability.
- World’s Most Innovative Clean & Charge Station.
- Syncro Sonic technology that is able to deliver 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute.
- Titanium coating for durability and corrosion resistance.
Things I Didn’t Like
All of the Series 9 products by Braun are designed, engineered and made in Germany. These high-quality shavers are built to last a minimum of 7 years, if not more.
It is extremely difficult to point out areas to be improved upon, but there is just one thing I don’t like about it:
- The plastic build material for the electric shaver is the only downer for me as I think, a metal build will only have made it a more premium product.
- The hefty price tag of the Series 9 is not a likeable feature but with a metallic body, I would think the price would go even higher.
The Intelligent Sonic AutoSense Technology which offers over 10,000 micro-vibrations from the motor, Braun’s patented SyncroSonic Technology, the 100% waterproof feature or the innovation showcased by German craftsmanship in the Clean & Charge Station – it is not unfair to say that the 9290cc exceeded expectations.
There is a long list of things which are not just likeable but amazingly innovative and effective about this electric shaver. As a result, you will get a complete package with an excellent shaving performance guaranteed.
Unless you are tight on budget or are not keen on shaving on your own, there is no reason to NOT buy the 9290cc. It is the electric shaver to buy for anyone!
If you are suffering from the woes of sensitive skin and razor burns while using electric shavers, then this is the most comfortable electric shaver you will buy. It will prove its power and effectiveness, dealing effortlessly with any type of coarse facial hair.
Each of the amazing cutting elements is specialized to deal with different types of hair. Every strand of hair is captured efficiently, whether thick, thin, lying flat, or untamed growing in various directions.
With the Braun Series 9 9290cc, you will be choosing an electric shaver which combines excellently for both closeness and skin comfort without any compromises.