Braun LS 5160 Review​

Braun LS 5160 Review​ – A Perfect Look in Simple Ways

Braun LS 5160 Review

The Braun LS 5160 review, also known in some places as Braun Silk Epil 5160 or Braun Silk & Soft 5160, is a decent middle-of-the-pack ladies electric shaver. It’s attractive and offers a close shave in the shower or on the go.

Basic Features

This Braun silk epil 9 electric shaver is a wet/dry, floating foil, cordless model with a trimmer and other attachments. Beyond that plain description lies a number of fine features and welcome performance.

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Wet/Dry

You can use the Braun LS 5160 in the shower or even rinse the head under the water for easy cleaning. What’s not so obvious is just how well-sealed the body is. It keeps the motor isolated so there’s never any worry about it conking out after a thorough drenching.

Floating Foil

It is pretty much what the phrase says. This shaver is a foil type, rather than rotary. Rather than rehearse the age-old and never-ending battle about which is better, I’ll just assume you’re interested in this type. Just to give away the ending: they’re both just fine. If a particular foil has good blades – as this one does – you’ll be happy with a foil shaver.

True, rotaries have some advantages. But when it comes to closeness with an electric shaver, it’s hard to beat a foil. A rotary in Braun can sometimes be better at getting into the smaller nooks and crannies, but a floating head helps a lot to compensate. That’s certainly true here. The epilator lady shaver ls 5160 head is also rounded on this model, making it relatively easy for this bodyshave electric foil shavers beauty personal, it is design to get deep into those concave areas like underarms.

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Soft Strip

There is an integrated SoftStrip, a nice little extra that helps keep the dreaded razor burn at bay. The Braun LS 5160 keeps the skin taut for a smoother shave and helps the foil with the job of lifting hair to get a truly-close-to-the-skin shave. That’s always a problem with electric shavers and it’s wonderful that Braun has tried to address that in such a low-cost model.

EasyGlide

The Braun Hair Removal SoftStrip works in conjunction with something the company calls EasyGlide. I’m not fond of marketing buzzwords and there is a bit of that here. But the honeycomb cushion structure does assist the shaver in reducing irritation.

All in all, because of those sharp blades and floating head in combination with the floating longhair trimmer you’ll get a clean shave, whether for legs or underarms. And, because they’re quality components, there’s no uncomfortable tugging or razor rash, when used properly.

3 Attachments

OptiTrim – OptiShave – Exfoliation

That same close shave is obtainable too in those more delicate areas, thanks to the attachable trimmer that Braun calls the OptiTrim. Personally, I prefer a trimmer that’s integrated with the shaver itself. That’s just my natural impatience combined with a certain amount of clumsiness in putting attachments on. Still, at this low price, I can’t complain (too much). It’s certainly easy to make a clean line with this model.

The Braun LS 5160 review is that the OptiShave attachment for legs seems quite unnecessary, though. It’s designed to help you shave at the ideal angle, and I suppose if you need that, well ok. But you can do a fine job with the unadorned shaver without any extra help. Still, it’s there if you want it.

This braun silképil lady shaver also includes a third attachment – a unique skin smoothing attachment that gently scrubs the skin to remove dead skin particles, revitalizing the skin for a smooth, radiant appearance.

Charging System

I probably shouldn’t include the words “charging system” in the section title because there isn’t one. The Braun LS 5160 silk soft bodyshave electric uses two AA batteries for power providing up to 90 minutes shaving time approximately. I include those words because you can, after all, the soft bodyshave electric foil shavers uses a rechargeable AA batteries rather than disposables.

That points to something I’m not entirely happy about with this model. I wish it had an integrated rechargeable battery. It’s not just a matter of price in Braun. That doesn’t necessarily require a separate charging system, just a particular kind of cord. That said, again harking back to the low price of this model, I suppose if they had to pinch pennies someplace this is a good place.

On the upside, there’s no need to fuss with a charger when you want to take this little lovely on the road. You just pack it and go. If you run out of juice while you’re away you can just pop in a new pair of ordinary AA batteries; no need even to remember to take a cord.

That being so, it would have been nice if Braun included a travel case, even a very simple one. Still, I don’t find it too hard to come up with a cloth or leather bag to slide it into, so it’s not a major drawback.

Summary

Ladies electric shavers, just like the men’s, range from brutal to brilliant. The Braun LS 5160, review is right in the middle of that range. It offers a close shave with little to no irritation and travels easily. It lacks a few features it would be nice to have – like an integrated rechargeable battery and onboard trimmer. But overall, at this modest price, it’s a fine product.

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Braun Series 7 760cc-4

Braun Series 7 760cc-4 [An Attractive Clean Shave Look]

Braun Series 7 760cc-4 Reviews

The Braun Series 7 760cc-4 reviews is that this shaver is a part of Braun’s super premium Series 7 line. It’s amazingly well developed. But, then, Braun has a long history of making superb electric shavers and the 760cc is a good case in point.

Series 7 Innovations

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For those who would rather skip the long version just watch the video below to get Braun’s Series 7 shaving technology summarized in under 3 minutes.

The Braun Series 7 760cc-4 packs several innovations into a comfortable, sturdy case that’s easy to hold even when wet. Foremost among them is something the company calls Pulsonic Technology.

This is the best electric shaver for men because it will give a smooth and fine texture to your skin.

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The name may be somewhat lame, but it is descriptive. Vibrations of 10,000 cycles per minute ripple your skin ever-so-slightly. 

In theory, the Braun series 7 760cc-4 blades then come along and ride over the top of those little hills to more-closely whack whiskers. Sounds great, but does it work? Experience suggests the answer; Yes.

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There may be other factors at work, for sure. Great blades, a well-designed foil and head, and other characteristics are practically Braun trademarks. 

But for whatever reasons, this shaver does seem even better than their usual fine product.

All the Braun Series 7 760cc-4 models offer three different shaving modes – Extra Sensitive, Normal, and Intensive. Frankly, we can’t detect any significant difference between the three in terms of how they shave. Maybe I have leather for skin, but we doubt it. Also, this shaver comes with a Braun Series 7 760cc-4 manual.

We do notice a difference from the ActiveLift technology. This Braun raises hair that lies flat so it can be better clipped. At least, we think we notice. Without running very careful engineering and usability tests it’s dubious to ascribe an effect to one thing. But this new model does seem to outdo past ones, especially with that difficult to get stuff on the lower neck.

Present also is the company’s OptiFoil head covering. The hole pattern may or may not be better than the other guy’s but one thing is for sure; it works. Of course, it helps to have excellent blades underneath and every Braun we’ve ever used has. This one is no exception.

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Clean and Renew System

Next in line of useful features is the Clean and Renew system. Here the name is unusually subdued, stating clearly only what it does without buzzwords. They should’ve bragged more. It’s superb.

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Granted, the idea is far from unprecedented. Cleaning systems for electric razors have been around for a while now. Braun alone has been doing one for 10 years. But the implementation here is first rate.

An alcohol-based solution is poured into a container at the base of the stand that holds the 760cc in place. But the solution and the method is new and they really work well together. It even smells good, like fresh lemons.

The system moves the stubbles into the cleaning cartridge. It automatically charges the razor while it’s being cleaned. The solution lubes everything up nicely while cleaning. And, because the body housing the motor is completely sealed you don’t have to worry if some liquid flows up a little too high. At the end, a heating system dries the blades.

Best of all, apart from replacing the cartridge from time to time, you really don’t have to do anything. 

You tap the button and walk away. Also, this clever little thing keeps track of the last time you performed the cleaning cycle. It will select the best cleaning program for you, too, if you want.

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Clean & Renew Refills

That cleaning system of Braun series 7 760cc-4 reviews might be more trouble than it was worth if you had to refresh it frequently. Luckily, that’s not the case here. The cartridge lasts through many cleanings. For most users, replacing it once or twice per season will do the trick.

It’s not tough to do when required. A red light illuminates when there are five cleaning cycles left. That gives you some warning about an upcoming need to change the cartridge. You press a button and lift the whole thing out. Just dump the tiny plastic case in the trash and insert a new one in the base.

The cost of new Clean & Renew cartridges isn’t outrageous, though granted you bought an electric thinking you’d never have to buy anything to go with it. You don’t, of course. You don’t have to use the cleaning system; you can always clean the shaver like any other with the little brush included. But for around $20 per year, this is a very inexpensive, quick and low-hassle way to keep your 760cc in top working order.

One potential downside is that the system isn’t sealed. If you think you can save a little by cleaning less often, forget it. The cleaning fluid will evaporate even if not used.

There is one workaround. You can remove the cartridge, replace the original plastic tab over the hole, then replace the case when you want to clean. That’s a lot of bother to save a few dollars per year, in my book. Let your budget – and patience – be your guide.

In theory, you could make your own solution and inject it into the cartridge. Denatured alcohol and lemon juice in bulk are super cheap. You could even add silicone lubricant. But you should count your labor as worth something and this really is carrying things too far, imho.

Battery Life

One thing we really like about the Braun Series 7 760cc-4 has nothing to do with the quality of the shave or maintenance at all; the battery.

With the Li-Ion model in this razor you can recharge from completely dead to full in about an hour. That provides about 50 minutes of cordless shaving. You can see how discharged the razor is when it’s sitting in the cleaning system/charging base. A dial displays the charge status in five 20% increments.

But we like the other aspect of this battery-charging system much better. Plug it in for five minutes and you get enough juice for a quick, cordless shave. The philips norelco series 8000 charger comes along with it. 

We can’t count the number of times I’ve neglected to put a shaver into a charger. Yes, my wife isn’t too thrilled with that unfortunate habit, either. When I do forget, I just plug the Braun in and wait a few minutes and I’m ready to go. For a guy who really hates the embarrassment of his wife being ready to leave before him, that’s a nice feature.

Summary

The Braun Series 7 760cc-4 Reviews is that this shaver is a bit pricey. But when you add up all the razors you buy in five years, the score pretty much evens up. Add in the superb quality of the shaver and cleaning system, and the excellent shave, and it looks far better.

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