There are fundamental similarities across all of Braun’s recent shaver lines. Whether the Braun 760cc, or Braun 790cc, or the latest Braun 799cc, the lineage is clear. Yet, with so many models to choose from, narrowing your pick down to the one right for you can seem daunting. To overcome the dilemma is simple: drill down to the details.
There are times when choosing an electric shaver from so many choices is a pain. Probably that’s most of the time. Then there are those golden moments when you simply can’t go wrong. When deciding between one of the Norelco Series 9000 models, this is definitely one of those moments. On the other hand, the S9721/84 and S9311/84 are so similar it can be tough to pick one over the other. Luckily, as suggested, that’s a no-lose scenario. Either way you go, you’re going to be happy.
At first blush, it hardly seems worth the effort to write a review comparing all the different models of the Braun CoolTec collection. The CT2s, CT2cc, CT4cc, and CT5cc are so much alike you might think it’s not worth your time to read it. Still, you’re not looking for just any electric shaver, even within the Braun lineup, but the exact one best for you.
The Panasonic Arc 4 electric shaver collection houses a number of models with what appear to be minor differences. Yet, the prices vary substantially. Are there not-so-obvious features that can account for such a wide divergence in cost?
The Philips Norelco electric shaver line now contains a large array of models. One main separation, though, is between the SensoTouch 2D units and the SensoTouch 3D offerings. At first blush they look very similar. When you see how much less expensive the 2D models are you might wonder why anyone would opt for the 3D. Is the difference just marketing hype?
Surprising myself this time, I’m a fan of the Panasonic ES2207P ladies electric shaver. I say “surprising” because it suffers from many of the same drawbacks as the ES2216PC. Neither is ideal, but the ES2207P offers a few features the ES2216PC does not (and vice versa) and you really can’t beat the low price. For such a low cost electric shaver, the ES2207P packs a few features that might surprise you. The triple blade shaving system is a good example.
Philips’ electric shaver line has generally gone from triumph to triumph. That’s nowhere better illustrated than the Norelco SensoTouch 3D line (now also known as Series 8000), including the 1250, 1280, and 1290 models. If you include sub-model numbers like the 1250X/40 (now also known as 8100), 1250X/42 (now also known as 8700), 1280X/42 (now also known as 8900), and the 1290X/40 (now also known as 8800) for example – choosing one can get pretty confusing. No need. All the Series 8000 models share the same basic shaving technology and differ just in finish and features or add-ons, sometimes in just minor ways. Let’s try to unravel some of that.