Highlights

FlexMotionTec. Flexible head beats stubborn hair.

Independently flexible cutting elements work on a fully moveable head that maintains maximum skin contact even in problem areas, for less pressure, less irritation, less hair left behind.

MicroMotion

MicroMotion

Individual suspension of all cutting elements even responds to the smallest contours.

MacroMotion

MacroMotion

The pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates along larger contours for maximum skin contact.

UltraActiveLift

UltraActiveLift

effectively captures problem hairs especially in the neck and chin area.

CrossHair blades

CrossHair blades

Deliver outstanding closeness that lasts longer.

New PowerDrive

For outstanding closeness that lasts. Captures stubborn hairs growing in different directions and even the shortest stubble.

100% waterproof

100% waterproof

The Braun Series 5 can be submerged in up to 5 meter deep water. Which means you can comfortably rinse it under running water for easy cleaning.

World's only 4-action alcohol-based Clean&Charge Station

It hygienically cleans, charges, lubricates and selects cleaning program at the touch of a button. The alcohol cleaning fluid removes 99.999% of germs. Using the Clean&Charge Station is 10x more hygienic than just using running water.

Features

5 levels battery display with travel lock and hygiene indicator.

Series 5 5090cc features the most advanced 5 level battery display for a very precise indication of battery status with low charge warning, as well as a travel lock and hygiene indicator

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

Skin friendly precision trimmer for accurate moustache and sideburn shaping.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

Braun MultiHeadLock offers 5 adjustable angles to achieve a more precise shave than ever.

Full recharge in 1 hour - up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving

A full charge takes only 1hour - for up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A quick 5 minutes charge is sufficient for 1 cordless shave.

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Series 5 is rechargeable, working both cordless and corded. All Series 5 shavers use a powerful 3.6V Li-Ion battery with no memory effect.

Thoroughness in every detail. Made in Germany.

A shaver built to race car perfection. See and feel the precision, the materials, the surfaces, the ergonomics. Touch the rubberized dot pattern for perfect hold even in wet conditions.

Hard travel case

Series 5 5090cc is equipped with a newly designed, premium travel case that offers perfect protection and storage for your new appliance.

Corded/Cordless shaving

Automatic voltage adaptation

Automatic voltage adaptation

Colour

Black/silver/red

FAQs

Braun Series 5 FAQs

What's the difference between foil and rotary shavers?
Rotary shavers are designed to work with cyclical movements while Braun foil shavers are designed to work with efficient sideways movements on the skin giving perfect control and precision. The foils protect the skin from irritation and are specifically designed to deliver the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.

What's the difference between the different Series 5 models?
The 5090cc model comes with high quality metal surfaces and has the most advanced display among Braun Series 5 shavers: a very precise 5 level battery status indicator with low charge warning as well as a travel lock and hygiene indicator. On top, the 5090cc features the advanced Intelligent Clean&Charge Station from Braun: it cleans, charges, lubricates and selects cleaning program at the touch of a button - so your shaver feels like new every day. For more information about the rest of the Series 5 range, please consult the Series 5 model overview

Why would I need a Clean&Charge Station when I can clean my Series 5 shaver under tap water?
Our tests show that cleaning your shaver with a Clean&Charge Station is significantly more hygienic than cleaning it under the tap. It's also more convenient: at the touch of a button your shaver is cleaned, charged and lubricated automatically.

I already have a Cleaning Center from my previous Braun shaver (Syncro, Activator, 360, etc.). Can I use it with the new Series 5 shaver?
No, the Series 5 marks the introduction of a new generation of shavers with fully revamped technology and can’t be used with previous Cleaning Centers.

Can I buy a solo shaver and upgrade with a Clean&Charge Station later?
No, shaver and Clean&Charge Station are designed to interlink during the cleaning procedure. Shavers being sold without the Clean&Charge Station, don’t have the technology to connect accordingly.

How often do I need to exchange the Clean&Charge refill cartridge?
If you clean your shaver with the Clean&Charge Station twice a week, you will only need to replace the refill cartridge every 2 to 3 months to experience a shaver like new, every day. The Save & Subscribe option from Amazon allows you to subscribe for a regular home delivery and at the same time save 10% on the price of the Clean&Charge refill. You don't have to think about it and always have a Clean&Charge refill available when you need it.

Do you have any recommendation on how to shave with an electric foil shaver?
We recommend that you shave before you take a shower. After a few days without shaving, for example over a weekend, you should trim your stubble before you shave. Stretch the skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. At all times, hold the shaver at right angles (90°) to your skin. In difficult to shave areas like under the nose you can also use the MultiHeadLock switch to lock the shaver head and manually set one of five available shaver head angles as it suits best to your needs. Keep the pressure even to achieve the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun. To trim sideburns, moustache or beard, Series 5 features an integrated precision trimmer with superior cutting performance. In order to use this comfortable and precise tool, simply slide the trimmer upwards.

How often do I need to change the shaver head?
We recommend replacing all cutter parts every 18 months.

Does the battery have a memory effect as we know it from cell phones or laptops?
No, the Series 5 shavers use a Li-ion battery which has no memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). Li-Ion batteries are therefore the most powerful and long-lasting batteries available for Braun shavers.

What's in the box

  • Series 5 shaver 5090cc

    Series 5 5090cc

  • Clean&charge station for Series 5 shaver 5090cc

    Clean&Charge station

  • Cleaning cartridge for Clean&Charge Station

    Cleaning cartridge (1x)

  • Pouch for Series 5 shaver 5090cc

    Travel pouch

  • Charging cord for Series 5 shaver 5090cc

    Charging cord

  • Cleaning brush for Series 5 shaver 5090cc

    Cleaning brush

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Braun does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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4.28/5 (124)
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    2.71/5
  • Quality
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    3.29/5
42% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Nottingham, MD
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27 June, 2014

Good razor and concept

Overall, I liked the razor. I like the concept with the self-cleaning aspect. The razor is a little loud. It shaves pretty close. I have been using a Phillips Norelco razor for many years. I would still prefer my Norelco in terms of a closer shave. But, overall, I feel that the Braun shaver is a very good shaver.

Your Location:
Indianapolis, IN
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27 June, 2014

GREAT system

I'm very impressed with the FlexMotionTec and how it allows me to shave hair I used to struggle to get with other razors. The built-in cleaning system is also amazing. I really like how it senses the cleanliness level and then adapts to clean based on necessity.

Your Location:
Columbus, MS
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27 June, 2014

One of the Best Razors

I received this product from the brand to try. I really like the swivel head and that you can adjust it to different angles. The head is easily detachable and it is easy to clean. The shave is really close, my face felt smooth after. The directions are easy and simple to follow. It shaves really well dry and did not leave any razor burn like a lot do. I was really satisfied with this razor and would recommend it.

Your Location:
Toledo, OH
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30 June, 2014

First Thoughts

I like the Braun razor so far it does a good job, my face is very smooth no bumps at this time but I have only used it for a short time, but I don't think it will be an issue. I would buy this razor The cleaning system took me a minute to figure out, but I like the fact that it cleans it daily.

Your Location:
Franklin, WI
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30 June, 2014

Good Dry Shaver

Used the Braun Series 5 shaver a few times. I normally shave after I take a shower with a different electric razor that I can use shave gel with. The Braun Series 5 doesn't get a clean shave after the shower. However when I tried it before showering it gave a great shave. The charging/cleaning system works good as well. Charges the unit fast. Also like the fact that if I lose a charge I can plug directly into the device. All in all if you use this shaver on dry skin it works great.

Your Location:
Plano, IL
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30 June, 2014

smooth as silk

I'm normally not a fan of electric shavers but this one is great! gives a smooth shaved and I like the trimmer on the back for my elvis style chops. I also like the fact you can put it in a docking station to charge it and to clean it.

Your Location:
Winter Springs, FL
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30 June, 2014

Preliminary review of BRAUN SERIES 5 5090

I just received the BRAUN SERIES 5 5090 in the mail. So far so good. It feels beefy in the hand so I feel comfortable that I won't drop it and I have good control of it. I got a close shave (dry) with it from the first time I used it. I haven't had it long enough to use the cleaning station but I will keep the reviews coming.

Your Location:
Irving, TX
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30 June, 2014

Braun Has a Slight Edge Over Norelco

I currently own a Phillip Norelco 7310 xl and I also have a Gillette Proglide straight edge razor. I use the Proglide when I shave in the shower. Clearly straight edge razors give a closer and more comfortable shave when you have a fresh blade. I do not like using the Proglide when I’m not in the shower because I think that they are too messy. I use the Phillip Norelco on the average twice a week. In order to compare the two electric razors I shaved one side of my face with each and compared the comfort and the closeness. My wife did the closeness test by feeling both sides of my face. This may not be totally fair since the Phillip Norelco is three years old. This is what I found: I found the Braun 5090cc to be slightly more comfortable and to have a slightly closer shave. I like the feel and the weight of the Braun. I like the fact that I could smell the fresh scent of the alcohol. It gave me confidence that it was clean. I also like the convenience of the automatic cleaning. Manual cleaning is another story. I find the Phillip Norelco easier to manually clean because it has a flip top head. It’s a simple flip and wash to clean the inside and out; whereas with the Braun 5090 cc you have to wash the outside and then snap off the head to wash the inside. I think that this is a decided disadvantage if you choose not to use the automatic cleaning system. An issue with the automatic cleaning system is the cleaning cartridges. I don’t like the idea of having to go to the store to buy cartridges. To me shaving is about comfort of shaving and convenience of shaving. I’m also concerned that someday I will go to the store and they will not have the cartridges because Braun has developed a new system. I would suggest that Braun sell the cleaning and lubricating solution in a bottle. I would think that it would drastically reduce the packaging costs and that Braun could sell the fluid at a reduced cost and still make a profit. This would allow the consumer to simply refill the cartridge as opposed to making a trip to the store. They could still sell the cartridges at the higher price for those that prefer that method. Overall I liked the Braun and will continue to use it. I’m not sure what I will do when the cleaning fluid is used up. Thank you Braun for letting me try this razor for free.

Your Location:
Montgomery Village, MD
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30 June, 2014

Braun got it right

One of my favorite features of this shaver is the fact that its self-cleaning! Simply slide the alcohol container in the back (comes in the box), and VOILA! And full washability is much needed with the triple-action cutting system the shaver has. What took so long for Braun to get this shaver in the US?

Your Location:
Palmer, MA
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30 June, 2014

Best shave in years

This is the best shave I have had in years. Normally I use some cheap kind and they work ok, but I was so impressed with this shaver and have told everyone I know... not only about the shaver but also bzzagent. I've never had a better shave or better shaver in my life!