Braun Series 5 5090/5190cc Men’s Electric Foil Shaver – Review

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The Braun Series 5 5090/ 5190cc Electric Foil Shaver is a razor for those who like a close shave. It features an auto-sensing motor, and 8-direction blades and is 100% waterproof.

We’re going to look at the product itself, what comes with it, what makes it great, and the pros and cons of the device.

This shaver is one of the top-of-the-line Braun series shavers. It’s the perfect model for those who like a close, comfortable shave. The included cleaning unit ensures that each time you shave, you’re getting a fresh-clean razor which will minimize friction against the skin.

It features auto-sensing technology to ensure the perfect shave, for every beard. This shaver is ideal for those who are new to the world of using an electric shaver, as it will give them a great first experience with an electric model.

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What comes with it?

The razor includes the following inside the box:

The Shaver

The first thing included in the box is the shaver itself.

An Instruction Manual

The shaver’s manual is inside the box, this includes all the details on how to use the shaver, how to clean it, and the important warranty information.

Precision Trimmer

The razor includes a built-in precision trimmer for those areas that require extra care and detail.

A Smart-Cleaning System

The included doc is also a cleaning system, which keeps your blades and razor clean after each use. The cleaning station is slim and sleek, which ensures it does not look out of place on the counter.

Cleaning Pods

Braun uses trademarked cleaning pods in their cleaning stations. These use an optimal amount of cleaning solution to extend the life of your shaver. An extra pod is included in the box.

A Carrying Case

The included case is hard-topped and ventilated. This makes it the ideal case for traveling to protect your device and keep it dry.

A lithium-ion battery, a cleaning brush, and a power cord are also included. When you buy this, you will have the option to purchase additional blades and foils for when you need them.

What Makes This Razor Great?

Auto-Sensing Motor

One thing that makes this razor unique is its auto-sensing motor. This allows the razor to target specific hair types for a closer shave. It also features cross-hair foil which actively targets various hair directions and removes them on the first go.

8 Direction Comfort Head

The shaving head has the ability to move in up to 8-directions for a comfortable shave. This allows the blades to have constant contact with your face, maximizing the shavers’ efforts to remove hair.

This razor also can be locked into any one position, for those harder-to-reach areas, or, for those men who know how to achieve the perfect shave.

Actilift Trimmer

This shaver features a middle blade that lifts flat-laying hair for the perfect shave.

Precision Trimmer

The razor has a built-in precision trimmer to allow for a detailed, close shave for any beard type.

Cleaning Dock

Once you have used your shaver, you should place it in the included cleaning system to ensure a fresh-clean device for every use. This cleaning doc is unique as it also functions as a charging port for the razor.

As long as the razor’s unique metal sensors are touching those in the cleaning port, the razor will both clean and charge for the next use. One downside to this model is that the included power cord is fairly short, so the cleaning station will have to be fairly close to an outlet.


1. Actilift Trimmer to remove flat-laying hairs, leading to a smoother shave.

2. A cleaning system that both cleans and charges, which helps to minimize steps.

3. The waterproof unit that can be used wet or dry.

4. A comfortable handle that minimizes slippage.

5. Sleek, modern design that looks great sitting on the counter.


1. A short power cord meaning it needs to be positioned with an outlet nearby.

2. Must purchase special cleaning pods to maintain the razor.

3. The trimmer can be difficult to use as it blocks the view of what is being trimmed.

4. The handle vibrates quite intensely during use.

5. Best used on short hairs.

The Braun Series 5 is a comfortable shave overall. The textured grip is nice to hold on to and feels sturdy in your hand. The shaver does experience a bit of vibration upon use, which some may find uncomfortable.

This razor is best used on shorter hair, up to 1/8th of an inch thick, so it may be best used by someone who shaves daily.

The included travel lock is a nice touch that prevents the razor from turning on when engaged, even if it is bumped. The flexible head of this razor means that even with daily use, it produces a comfortable shave. With daily cleaning, the life of the razor will be extended and the functionality of the shaver will be maintained.

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