Test and Review: Foil electric shaver Braun Series 7 7899cc

Pros
  • High quality shave
  • Dry and wet shaving
  • Charging and cleaning station
  • Travel case
Cons
  • Awkward trimmer position
  • Higher price of cleaning capsules and foils
Total rating
4.2/5

This men's electric foil shaver provides a gentle, irritation-free shave and a precise trim of sideburns and moustaches. The shaver is designed for those with sensitive skin or who desire a quality, pain-free shave. The pleasant feeling after shaving will get you!

Datum poslední aktualizace
Published: 05/08/2018
Datum poslední aktualizace
Last update: 07/30/2022
Table of contents
Braun Series 7 7899cc
  • High quality shave
  • Dry and wet shaving
  • Charging and cleaning station
  • Travel case
Rating
4.2/5

A gentle shave without irritation and perfect trimming of sideburns and moustache. That's what Braun promises with the Series 7 7899cc foil shaver. So we put it under the spotlight. How did it turn out?

Accessories

Similar to other Series 7 shavers, the following is waiting for you in the package:

  • new foil shaver in all its glory,
  • cleaning station,
  • charging adapter,
  • small cleaning brush
  • and handy travel case.

We'll cover the cleaning station in a few lines below, but what's definitely worth mentioning is the travel case. This isn't the traditional canvas bag (or pouch, as you prefer) that the Braun Series 5 5050cc model, for example, came with. You get a sturdy pouch with all the trimmings - strong material, precision cut shape and fitted with a zipper. So you can stow the machine in your backpack or suitcase with peace of mind and not worry about it getting banged up by the carrier when you travel.

Braun 7899cc will delight you with a wealth of accessories.
Braun 7899cc will delight you with a wealth of accessories.

Braun Series 7 7899cc shaver and its features

This gentle electric shaver has ultrasonic Sonic technology built in, allowing the head to adapt perfectly to the beard and, according to the manufacturer, can handle up to 30,000 cross cuts per minute. While it won't shave you at the speed of light, it promises a gentle, precise shave in almost any situation.

Braun has also thought about men's different needs - dry shaving vs. shaving with foam or gel. The 7899cc wet&dry model can handle both without any problems. You can even take it into the shower and kill two birds with one stone.

5 modes for maximum comfort

Compared to the Braun Series 3 3030s, you'll find an extra cool feature with this one - mode selection.

You can choose from 5 options, from very sensitive to turbo. You can easily adapt the shaver to your current needs.

And don't be afraid to turn on the turbo, the razor won't fly out of your hand or wake up the whole house. It's very quiet and easy to use.

Enhanced features for a smooth and comfortable shave

Thanks to a combination of 5 advanced features, the electric shaver can hold many more beards in one shave. Which features are these?

Where to buy Braun Series 7 7899cc
Braun Series 7 7899cc s čisticí a nabíjecí stanicí.
Rating
4.2/5
  • OptiFoil - Double-coated finish for a long-lasting, close shave.
  • ActiveLift - Special trimmer that lifts and captures beards even in problem areas.
  • SkinGuard - Protective add-on for soft skin and a comfortable shave.
  • 8-D System - Technology that allows shaving in 8 different axes.
  • Precision Head&Lock - Added function to lock the head for a precise shave in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Extended Display - Displays battery and dirt status. Highly accurate indication of charge, battery, detailed hygiene and blade status.
Shaving head with separate floating elements.
Shaving head with separately floating elements.

The headgear is self-floating, allowing it to comfortably conform to the skin. Similar to other Braun electric shavers, this one is also endowed with MicroMotion and MacroMotion technologies to take care of both larger and smaller contours.

Quality of workmanship and ergonomics

The great advantages of the machine include its waterproofness. You can take it in the shower and even in the bath. The machine can handle depths of up to 5 metres. In addition, it has a rubber application on the sides, which makes it easy to hold and does not slip out of your hand. And if there's an accident, you don't have to tear your hair out or prepare your wallet, the machine will most likely keep running like a Swiss watch (unless it gets run over by a truck or dropped from 4 metres, of course).

Battery life and charging

This is the best average in this regard. The machine will last you for a 7-day vacation, but if you want to go somewhere for more than a week, you have to count on charging. The Braun 7899cc shaver lasts for 50 minutes. That's enough for about 8 to 11 shaves. Of course, it depends on how thick and long your beard is.

You can't shave and charge the razor at the same time. You will have to wait 1 hour. On the one hand, this is rather impractical, but understandable from a safety point of view.

Standard charging position in Clean&Charge station.
Standard charging position in Clean&Charge station.

A battery status indicator is located at the bottom of the device. This lets you know within moments if the battery needs recharging or if the machine is ready for further use. Once the light starts to indicate a low battery, it's time to start charging. And here comes the big bummer.

There might be those among us who would rather take a razor plugged into both the electricity and the bathtub. If you're pressed for time, stick the machine in the mains for at least 5 minutes. This "quick charge" should be enough for one shave. Then just pop it back in the charger and you're off to work.

Shaving

At last, we come to the most important part - the shaving itself. The Braun 7899cc electric foil shaver has the Wet & Dry add-on and really does shave just as well whether you prefer dry or foam shaving. Water resistance is also handy. As mentioned in this review, you might as well take it in the shower. What's more, the shaver is very quiet, even at maximum power.

What we must not forget to mention is the head. Compared to other (mostly cheaper models from other brands), the Braun Series 7 7899cc shaver boasts a very gentle and perfectly grippy head that can handle even problem areas around the neck and chin.

Razor vs. Braun 7899cc

I'm sure you know it, too. You've replaced plenty of electric razors, but not one has matched the razor. No razor has left such a smooth and delicate item. This model of men's razor is one of the few unique ones that can compete with it. It shaves so smoothly that you'll be out of it for a while. The razor is very friendly and doesn't pull anywhere.

According to the manufacturer, it adjusts to the beard and can do in one stroke what others do in two. It won't be so hot with that claim, but it's noticeably more precise compared to the lower ranges. The head follows the contours of the face well and can handle scars and other trouble spots. However, there are times when it misses a spot. Especially if it's hard to reach and the beard grows in all directions. In this case, it is better to go over the skin more than once.

Where to buy Braun Series 7 7899cc
Braun Series 7 7899cc s čisticí a nabíjecí stanicí.
Rating
4.2/5

Practical moustache and sideburns trimmer

Like other Braun models, this electric shaver has an integrated moustache and sideburns trimmer. With one stroke, you can slide it out and get to grooming. Handling the trimmer is relatively simple. You'll learn how to use the shaver in no time, and if you have experience with Braun's lower-end shavers, you'll be shaving in no time.

The position of the trimmer is unfortunately not ideal.
Unfortunately, the trimmer position is not ideal.

The disadvantage of the integrated trimmer is its position when extended. Since it does not protrude above the shaving head, it makes it much harder to see the areas you want to trim when using it. This is not such a problem with sideburns, where you can see the position of the trimmer from the side.

When trimming a moustache or beard, however, an awkward trimmer position poses a significant hazard to your moustache or beard.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Braun also supplies a handy Clear & Charge Cleaning Station with its shavers. This allows convenient cleaning, charging and lubrication at the touch of a button.

The station selects the most appropriate cleaning program for you.

A regular cleaning takes approximately 30-40 minutes depending on the program selection. If you don't have that much time and need to pack up the shaver quickly, you can use the fast cleaning program for 25 seconds. In the worst case scenario, just blow it out, clean it with the included brush and rinse it under running water.

Like the higher-end cleaning stations (e.g. Braun Series 9), this one has integrated drying. This eliminates the need to let the machine air dry in the traditional way (which can take several hours). The station handles the drying process with ease and the machine is ready to be used again once the selected programme is complete.

The cleaning and charging station will not impress you with its workmanship.
The cleaning and charging station will not impress you with its workmanship.

Drying is done with the help of a built-in fan. What does that mean? The process is significantly faster than, for example, the cleaning station of a competing Philips Series 9000 S9711/31 shaver, which features a passive heating element.

The downside of using active fan technology is the relatively high noise level of the station during the drying process itself.

As far as the build quality of the cleaning station itself is concerned, you won't be too pleased. When you press the button to change the solution, the thin plastic flexes and you're worried about damaging the fragile station. The station certainly does not deserve such a design, given the quality of the machine.

Where to buy Braun Series 7 7899cc
Braun Series 7 7899cc s čisticí a nabíjecí stanicí.
Rating
4.2/5

Spare parts

All Series 7 machines have compatible accessories and you can find them quite easily on the internet and in specialist shops.The replacement cartridge that should last you for the next 18 months is called 70S.

Replacement cartridge for model 7899cc, common to all Series 7 models.
Replacement cartridge for model 7899cc, common to all Series 7 models.

In addition to replacement blades, you can also purchase a replacement cleaning station cartridge, and it even comes with a returnable packaging!

On average, a refill will last you less than three months, depending on how often you use it. Beware though, even if you don't use the cleaning station and there is an open solution in it, it will evaporate over time. It contains alcohol. But we recommend using the station!!!

And other accessories only cost a few hundred, but it's a worthwhile investment. It will make the machine run at 100%.

Caption - who is the Braun Series 7 7899cc for?

Despite initial scepticism, this is a very successful piece that can handle even a curly beard. Although it has some flaws, it is dominated by its stronger points. The head is gentle and gentle even on really sensitive areas of the face. No tearing or irritation, only soft skin is left after shaving. This model is a clear competitor to the Philips model S7370/12, whose shaving technology is also perfect for individuals with sensitive skin. Both devices are excellent, it's up to you whether you prefer rotary shavers or blade shavers.

But back to the product under test. The Braun Series 7 7899cc electric shaver is suitable for men:

  • with sensitive skin,
  • for those who don't like manual cleaning,
  • who aren't afraid to take the razor in the shower
  • and for everyone else who simply wants a precision shave with a razor blade.
Braun Series 7 7899cc
  • Shave quality
  • Built quality
  • Battery
  • Value
4.2

Subtlety in every detail

This men's electric foil shaver provides a gentle, irritation-free shave and a precise trim of sideburns and moustaches. The shaver is designed for those with sensitive skin or who desire a quality, pain-free shave. The pleasant feeling after shaving will get you!

Pros

  • High quality shave
  • Dry and wet shaving
  • Charging and cleaning station
  • Travel case

Cons

  • Awkward trimmer position
  • Higher price of cleaning capsules and foils
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