Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 110
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFSharksFan They should call this WowTec
I am really impressed by this shaver. As someone that has mostly shaved manually in the past, I was skeptical at first, but the closeness of the shave is better than I thought it would be, and the cooling technology is amazing! Of course it isn't as close as a razor blade shave, but I like the dual blades. It gives you the ability to change the angle of the shave better than with other electic razors. After I'm done, my skin feels better. Not sure if its because of the cooltec or what. In an industry where everything has seemed the same for YEARS, this is truly innovative technology, and I am loving it so far. I gave it 4 stars for 'Ease of Use' because most razors are plug and play. This one has a cleaning system too #which is awesome#, but you need to read the instructions. LOL.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FriendlySloth What a difference!
I've used a manual razor for most of my life and wanted to make the switch to something electric. Did some research and went with this brand and model... WOW. Shaving is so quick and painless now that I'm kicking myself for not switching sooner!
My skin feels great after shaving which is something I never thought I'd experience. I don't know if it is because of the cooling technology or switching to electric, but it feels GREAT. The piece of metal that runs on your skin as you shave is definitely noticeable and part of the reason why I chose this shaver.
The trimmer on the reverse side is great - I find myself using this just as much as the main razor. Works well for a stubble look or to get rid of the longer hairs on the back of the neck.
The only downside I have with this is that the battery has to be charged well to get the best use out of it. I can feel it start to slow down as the battery gets low. Still useable, but not quite as effective.
Would recommend this shaver to anyone. Affordable, durable, functional.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rsttoy Razor Close Shave with No Razor
Love the CoolTec! It limits the irriatation and the occasional razor burn feel and redness. Another bonus is the charging and cleaning station so it is always charged and cleaned before use.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MDBROCK The cooling feature actually works
-Very well built. It feels durable and not cheap or flimsy.
-The grip on the shaver is very ergonomic. It's a huge difference in shape from my old Braun which felt like holding an original Nintendo controller to this one which is like holding a Playstation controller.
-Comes with an additional smaller cradle to charge instead of always having to use the cleaning station.
-The trimmer on the back is either a pro or a con depending on your perspective. It nice that it's there but it seems smaller an underpowered compared to my old Braun's trimmer.
-The cooling feature really works, no joke, no gimmick. It's a very unique sensation that feels like cold water being splashed on your skin without wetting your skin at all.
-You'll see in my picture that the cooling strip is a piece of metal in the middle of the foil. What you don't see is that it extends into the handle. That means the head of the shaver doesn't pivot. Not a huge deal breaker but if you're used to a pivoting head, you're giving this up. You'll probably need to rework your shaving technique to get the results you'd expect.
-The cleaning station is much larger than my old Braun shaver. So if you're cramped for counter space, this could be an issue. On the plus side, there is always the cradle for charging and you could just store the cleaning station until needed.
-The closeness of the shave, in my opinion, is what you'd expect out of an electric shaver. The closeness isn't going to blow your mind, but it gets the job done efficiently and cools your face at the same time. I love well engineered, geeky, products and this definitely meets my standards.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snausages A very good shaver, albeit gimmicky
For me, nothing will replace shaving with a razor, but sometimes I just want a quick touch-up before heading out the door. That's where Braun comes in. I've had many Braun shavers over the years, and this is by far my most elaborate shaver: It has a charging & cleaning station, and something called "CoolTec" technology. Certainly this adds to the price, but is it worth it? Um, sort of.
First, the razor feels good in my hand - it's a nice, comfortable weight with a sturdy grip. That for me is very important because, if it doesn't feel good, I won't use it. The motor is surprisingly quiet for its larger-than-average size. (See photo.) But the shave? Oh it's fine. I can't say it's closer than it is with other razors I've used, but I wasn't disappointed with it.
The cooling bar is... interesting. It took some getting used to because at first it felt like I was pulling a dry ice cube across my face (which I found distracting). But after a few uses and one late-night comparison, I couldn't deny the absence of that hot, raw feeling I sometimes felt with my old shaver. So the CoolTec feels good (and MAYBE it reduces bumps?), but is no means essential for a comfortable shave.
My first impression of the cleaning station was that it was excessive: You put the shaver in the station, press a button, and it cleans and lubricates the device. It extracts hair back into the disposable cartridge in the base, so the shaver is essentially like new each time you use it. That would be fine if it weren't for the cartridge, which isn't expensive to replace but is a consumable nonetheless. That's just one more thing to maintain. The cleaning cycle takes about three minutes, though you'll need to set the shaver aside to dry for a few hours before its next use. Still... I had no problem with tapping out my old shaver on the sink; as helpful and efficient as the cleaning station is, and despite the sense as it makes, I still think it's a bit ridiculous.
If I purchased this shaver at a lower price and without the CoolTec technology and cleaning station, I would be happy with it. It handles well. As it is, the cooling is a luxurious add-on, and is potentially worth the extra expense for someone who shaves daily. The cleaning station is a great idea and it does work very well, but, since I don't have the counter space to keep it out all the time, I have a feeling it will end up in a closet.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LookingforBeth Braun CoolTech cuts five day whiskers!!
I am not an everyday shaver, and I shave about every five or six days. The new Braun gave me a great close shave with no pain. I have a drawer full of razors which would pull whiskers out by the roots after several days of growth. Some are less than a year old..
The Braun CoolTech has some weight to it, and feels good in the hand. It has a low hum when in use, and little vibration. When the razor encounters whiskers, it makes a rustling sound which I rather like. You know when you're getting a close shave. The trimmer also cuts close, but since it extends only slightly beyond the cutter foil. you cannot see what you're cutting. It's OK for sideburns, but not the moustache!
The cleaner/charging unit seems to work well, so I've been leaving the razor in it. I wish there could be something to put over it to keep stuff from falling in. No problem so far...
The 'cooling' function really surprised me! I does cool the cutter foil quite well, but then, it never did feel hot. I use a 'pre-shave' product before I use the shaver. The rotary head razors I've used over the years, really needed such a treatment. Most of the 'pre-shave' brands have a light lubricating oil, plus a skin conditioner. Nice! It seems to work well with the Braun as well.
I mentioned earlier, that I had a drawer full of razors... Some are less than a year old. They never worked well. Consider value. I have spent close two hundred dollars on extinct razors in the last 18 months and I believe this new razor is good investment!
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBusta Electric shavers are definitely the way to go!!
For years, I've been looking for an alternative to using regular razors but have been hesitant to put in the money for an electric shaver. This shaving system definitely is worth it's weight in gold and it couldn't have made my transition more seamless. It shaves really close with no problems and I don't have to worry about accidental cuts again. The shaver has a great weight to it and the rubber grip makes the shaver feel secure and natural in your hand. The shaver also has a trimming extension that allows you to shave lines or trim around sideburns. I found the CoolTec feature to be a little bit weird at first but after several shaves, I've found it to be very refreshing. The cleaning base is so convenient and really takes all the fuss out of cleaning and maintaing the shaver. I also love that it comes with a travel case. I recently went on a trip and having the travel case really beats packing the shaver by itself. This shaving system is a great value and has all the features that you could want in an electric shaver. And when you include the fact that it comes with a bunch of extra accessories, it made switching over that much sweeter!
Rated 5 out of 5 by OMGLOLSMH best electrical shaver I've ever used
This shaver works very good, is gentle to the face and leaves a smooth shave. I especially like that its water proof, which makes it convenient to use in the shower and its easy to clean. Also, the quick 5 minute charge time is great so you dont have to wait long to use it
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigShot13 Great Electric Shaver
This shaver provides smooth and clean shave. Charges quickly, nice design and easy to hold. I would recommend this product to the people who feels burn after shave.
Rated 4 out of 5 by SMLBmama This is a great product
My wife gave me this to use. I have never tried an electric razor before. It is very easy to use and quick. It provides a very close shave. I have used it with and without electric pre-shave lotion and the cut is almost the same. The automatic cooling system, makes for a very comfortable experience. The only downside is when using the cleaning and charging unit, that unit takes up quite a bit of counter space. Otherwise I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a close, comfortable shave
Rated 4 out of 5 by MomShopping Greate Shaver
I got this shaver for my husband and he loves it. It provides a clean shave and is very easy to use. I love the Clean & Renew system. I feel that it hygienically cleans the item. I love it that the shaver can be charged in 5 minutes. The price of the item is bit expensive, but the item is definitely high quality.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bascowasco Great shaver! very well designed... excellent gift
Very quick to charge - It took only an hour to give you full battery. This shaver provides a close smooth shave and the cooling effect is a pleasant sensation. Well-built with large buttons and contours; has a high quality look and feel. Has soft touch grippy material and fits in large/clumsy hands nicely. Can be used in the shower without fear of dropping it. Power lock button is convenient for travelers (hold button for 3 sec). Hint: Stretch out skin for best results
Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnny23 This is a really great item
When I start using Braun 7 series about 2 years ago I already love this brand. It's nice, clean and powerful shaver. And now the new item CoolTec is even better, because you will not feel the hot surface touch your skin anymore. This is the best shaver I ever have!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jlovebar Great product
The product was a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by InMyPerspective Braun Shaver
My husband is using this shaver and he likes it a lot! It is very well made (good quality). He uses this electric shaver daily and it provides a very close shave. However, he said that occasionally there are a few stranglers that don't get shaved off (for example on the very edge of this face/neck area, maybe it's the angle). Otherwise, no complains and it seems to be working very well! This is the most expensive shaver that he has owned and that's the only reason he gave this 4 stars (price-wise). However, I think it's worth it if it lasts a long time. Only time will tell now.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wholesaleforless Mediocre trimmer, not a very close shave
The pop-up trimmer is narrower than I am used to, and doesn't do a very good job.
The shaver itself does a fairly poor job on my neck.
Though I suspect both of these things vary from user to user.
I am not keeping it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jackmd Not for every hair type
Maybe its my hair type(hispanic mix) but this is the worst shave I have ever had, It patch even on my cheeks leaving hairs that I have to pick up with a manual razor as repeat strokes with the braun won't pick them up.
It even leaves me with Very slight 5 oclock shadow. Its disappointing at i read braun was a good company and it looks like it's very well made, but it just doesn't cut well at all for me.
I will say the cooling bar does work as I have went over small areas with repeated strokes.
I tried uploading a post shave image but it just crashed every time
Rated 4 out of 5 by bigslam123 Braun Cooltec System - A Nearly Perfect Razor
My Cooltec shaver was provided via a program run by Braun. As I didnt have to purchase the razor I feel that I can give a more unbiased review, so here we go. Let's start off with the systrem as a whole. It is a very well thought out system. The base has a self cleaning system built into it that utilizes alcohol, so it not only cleans and refreshes the razor, but also sterilizes it. The cleaning solution is a self contained cartridge that is easily replaced. Once fully charged, you pull the razor from its resting place and turn it on. You actually have the option of not turning on the CoolTec function, but I always turn it on. Once turned on, the CoolTec system cools down in mere seconds. I was actually quite shocked at how fast it cooled down, expecting it to take a few minutes. The CoolTec bar definitely made shaving a treat. It keeps your face cool as you shave and helps to prevent irritation. Once you are finished shaving, you simply return the razor to the cradle and hit the self cleaning button. No muss, no fuss.
Overall it gives a good shave. Obviously not as close as a manual razor, but I will trade a bit of stubble for the convenience and speed of the CoolTec razor. My only real complaint is the included trimmer feature. The trimmer is placed in an awkard area so its not all that comfortable to use. That being said, the Braun CoolTec system is a solid razor that I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend.
Rated 4 out of 5 by harperm1 Braun CoolTec Shaver - Best Electric I've Experienced So Far (With Limitations)
I have been using the Braun CoolTec for about a week and a half so far and it is certainly the most "comfortable" electric I have tried. I have not been a big fan of electric shavers in the past, but I was given the opportunity to try the CoolTec as part of a program run by Braun, so I jumped at the chance to give it a shot. That being said, there definitely some clear pros and cons that I'll outline for you below:
1. Very easy to use. Easy setup.
2. Comfortable shave - I have used other electric brands in the past that have caused significant skin irritation (breakouts) and I am not exepriencing any discomfort with the CoolTec
3. I LOVE the cooling bar. It's an instant burst of coolness that feels so great against my skin.
4. Great for use in the shower. I like to shave at the end of my shower giving my beard time to steam and soften. The fact that the CoolTec is water resistant is great.
5. Easy to clean. I love that the blade/foil unit pops right off the top making it super easy to clean. And can be rinsed under a stream of hot water. Also - the cleaning basin is great and easy to operate while the unit is in it's charging station.
6. Great travel case. Took on a weekend trip to vegas and the power lasted 3 days with no problem and the case was perfect to just throw in my suitcase.
1. Confusing instructions. The instructions provided with the unit were a little confusing and unclear. It referenced parts that weren't included in my particular model which made me initially think that there was something missing. Once I had it all set up; however, it was pretty clear and easy to use.
2. Not as close as a blade. I would say I have a "medium" level of beard growth. I would shave every other day with a blade with out looking too scruffy. Using the CoolTec, I really have to shave every day as if I wait a day or two inbetween, the shaver has some difficulty getting a really close shave. If you are daily habitual shaver, this shouldn't be a problem for you. I did go 4 days once without shaving, and this unit couldn't handle the growth and I had to revert back to a blade.
Overall I would recommend the Braun CoolTec as it provided a very comfortable shave which is the number 1 priority for me when it comes to electric units.
Rated 5 out of 5 Braun... the Cutting Edge of Technology
I have never been a guy who liked to use a razor period. I typically always had some sort of stubble on my face... that is until I got to try out this Braun electric razor. Typically when I did shave I always had those expenisive multi-blade razors, that always seemed to rust out or just start to pull the hair out. I had never used an electric razor, but i am now a convert. I recieved my kit and was taken back by just how much Braun provided in the package. They gave the razor, a very nice travel case, and small travel sized travel charger as well as an amazing charge and clean station. Everything was very intuitive for set up and use.
On my first shave I was taken aback. I have had some sort of facial har for the last ten years, so I didn't completely clean shave, but this razor is the perfect match. The long hair trimmer is perfect for that hard to maintain and trim mustache and upper lip hair. This is the first trimmer that I have used that was useful, without giving me the nose-need-to-sneeze-tickle that all the others seem to do. Also the trimmer is easily utilzed and easier to get into the tight little lip crevaces that larger razor and trimmers have issues with.
As far as the non-goatee areas this razor left my skin with an incredibly close shave, with little effort. As I said before, I had always been a guy who was stubbly because I hated shaving, but now I am all in for my Braun electric razor!
Rated 3 out of 5 by rol2000 Hate Shaving, BUT...
I usually hate shaving, and especially with shaving machines, however, for the first time, it didn't feel so bad.
Above all - Braun's CoolTec (provided to me by a program run by Braun) looks good and of high quality. You can def see this is German engineering.
The stand is solid and the cleaning functionality is really cool and actually work.
As for the shaving part - I tried it twice. The first time I had not-so-short facial hair, and it was not fun (to say the least). I realized that no matter what, shaving machines are not meant to tackle lengthy facial hair.
The second time I tried it - I didn't shave for 2-3 days, which was reasonable for using a machine. Indeed it was better than any other shaving machine I used (although last time was about 5 years ago). The shaving experience went fairly smooth, and the cooling element actually helps not feeling the 'plucking' action.
For anyone that is used to use a classic shaving machine - this is surely a good product.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Realalty razor cool
I like the whole system for the Braun CoolTec system. It is so unique to find a razor that has a charger and cleaning system to take care of itself. I like the buttons that show charging and cooling. My first use was not so well. I started using it and it seemed to barely touch and take any hair off. I am not giving up on the Braun Cooltec System I like it over all and would just like for it to shave better.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vol4life Interesting, but not great
I received the shaver from a program by Braun. It sounded so interesting, was very excited to try it. The cooling aspect was neat, but little more than noticible. Only a small strip on the shaver cools, not a lot of surface area on your face. The razor itself had a very close shave, eventually. It got almost as close as a blade after spending about 2x as much time as a blade takes. The cleaning station is very neat, makes it like a new shaver every time.
Overall if you're in the market for an electric shaver and want something a little different this may be perfect. If you're expecting something revolutionary then this may disappoint.
Rated 4 out of 5 by sariahdog Either the cooling strip works as advertised or the shaver is just very kind to my face!
I received a Braun CoolTec shaving system through a program sponsored by Braun. Shaving is not my favorite thing to do, my skin usually doesn’t react well to this activity. So the aluminum cooling bar peaked my curiosity. I’ve been using this shaver for a little over a week now and not once have I come away with irritated or cut skin. Some places such as my chin feel very smooth shaving, however places on the sides of my neck don’t do as well in the smoothness department. The instructions state not to use any lotions before shaving but I found that a closer shave has been achieved by using a pre shave alcohol based liquid a couple of minutes before shaving. The instructions also state the shaver can be used in the shower which I tried. This shower shave was not a close as shaving before entering the shower (which I also read in the instructions). I haven’t used the supplied cleaning solution yet, I’ve just been rinsing under running water. I’ll give it a few more weeks and post a follow up review but , so far so good!
Rated 4 out of 5 by rep117 Best Electric I've Ever Used
The shave itself is excellent. My face grows very thickly, and the hair grows in more than one direction. The razor leavesmy face very well shaved. The only ddownside is my neck. I've never seen an electric shave my neck clean. This razor comes close, but still leaves visible growth behind. The trimmer works very well, and is accurate... I have a goatee, and sideburns, so that matters. Now, as for the cooling action... I thought it was a gimmick, but now I know better. The concept made sense, but I didn't expect it to feel this much better. I think the Braun team should drill down and share the science behind the cool... why it works... with consumers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by conbud Best Electric Shaver on the Market!!
I have never been a fan of the electric shaver because it has always irritated my skin and always took so long to get used to. However, I received the Braun °CoolTec System via a program run by Braun, and it has been absolutely amazing. The first shave was wonderful, it shaved close and smooth the first time without any irritation at all. The cooling mechanism is amazing, what a brilliant idea to cool the skin during the shaving process.
The clean and charge station is great! Just stash it away to charge, press the button to clean and it's ready to go for you the next day. Cleaning works wonderful and is much easier than manually cleaning it. It's a "set it and forget it" concept. Absolutely love it!
The only area for improvement is that it takes quite a long time for the cleaning solution to dry from the shaving head. Which isn't really a big deal since I only shave once a day. But for those that frequently shave, you wouldn't want to use the self cleaning station often.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sb1racing Braun °CoolTec System
Received the Braun °CoolTec System from a program ran by Bruan. Was fairly skeptical as my skin is very sensitive and I've never found an electric razor I could use without skin irritation.
Upon receiving the Braun °CoolTec System it was very nicely packaged and everything is very high-quality. The direction could certainly be a little better and explain things a little more. Basically they provide a string of pictures which is nice but no detail into all the parts and how it all works.
After the first time using the shaver I was sold! The cool feeling truly feels very good on my face and doesn't cause the normal skin irritation that I'm used to getting from these types of shavers. To test it further I waited to shave a couple days to see how it would handle my facial hair once it got a little long. Same results! Worked smoothly and perfectly without skin irritation.
The clean & charge station is also a pretty nice feature as it's very easy to keep clean and fully charged! Nice having a cradle to just set the shaver in for charging instead of messing around with cords. Then the cleaning station makes it good as new, looks like it just came out of the box.
Would definitely recommend this shaver to my friends & family!
Rated 5 out of 5 by zoytoy Nice new technology, would recommend.
I've been using this razor now for about a week and I'm very pleased. I will say it does a better job of "Maintaining" than if you miss shaving for a few days.
If you miss shaving for more than 2-3 days I would recommend just using a normal razor to get your based back down to a manageable length and then proceed to daily shave again with the razor. The cooling touch is nice, especially after coming out of a hot shower. I'm not sure if it actually gets you a closer shave or not, but the feeling is welcomed.
The stay clean base is also nice, I wish it was user refillable instead of cartridges but I understand the reasoning here.
The razor feel very sturdy, not too heavy but not cheap light plastic either.
Overall I would recommend this razor (and have) to friends/family. My face appears to like the razor and I have no had any razor bumps or nicks at all from it.
Rated 3 out of 5 by fjmikac Removes irritation with ease, facial hair not as much
When I heard about the CoolTec CT5cc electric razor I was initially very skeptical of the benefits of a “cooling” razor. I had, based on conventional wisdom, always believed that a warm razor gives a closer shave. For that reason, I usually use a disposable razor and shaving cream. I don’t have a lot of experience with electric razors, but when I’ve used them I did experience a pretty substantial amount of irritation especially on my neck.
When I first used the CoolTec razor, the cooling bar took a few moments to cool down. But after that initial waiting period, the razor performed how I expected it to. I had to go over my face a few times in order to remove all of the hair. It was annoying to see hair still on my face where I had just shaved. But overall the product worked the way I expected it to and the cooling bar really helped reduce irritation that I had previously experienced with electric razors. I wasn’t too pleased by how ineffective the razor was at removing hair.
The entire package was very cool, though. The travel case was awesome and the cleaning/charging station really makes the product stand out in comparison to other razors I’ve used. The cleaning station keeps the blade cleaner than other cleaning products that I’ve used with other razors. Overall, however, the razor didn’t perform above my expectations, so I gave it 3 stars.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwoolwine Great for a close, cool shave
As a Norelco shaver user, I have never tried a Braun shaver until now. I am amazed at the closeness of the shave and the CoolTec system was a surprise! My face felt much better after shaving with the Braun shaver over my old shaver. Much less irritation and less repetitious motion to finish the job. Great product!