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. 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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4.27/5 (126)
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    2.71/5
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    3.29/5
44% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Canada
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04 March, 2017

It worked ok until it didn't.

I was really excited to try my first braun shaver. The design was pretty good other then the clean and charge station which didn't seem to sit down all the way on the base. The 5090cc has a classy looking design, but the lock switch didnt really stop the head piece from moving. The shaver did a pretty good job of getting most hair but had problems around the jaw lines. The cherry on top was when the clean and charge station button stopped responding, after only 2 month's of owning it!

No, I do not recommend this product.

Your Location:
Elmwood Park, NJ
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30 June, 2014

Braun's newest gives a close shave without the irritation

Full disclosure - I have only used electric razors for the last 20 years, so there will be no comparisons to 'traditional' razors here.I was excited to receive my Braun 5090 for two reasons. First, I was eager to upgrade from my old Braun 7680 razor and see the difference. And second, the 5090 uses the same "Clean & Renew" system, which means my bulk purchase of cleaning solution pods will not go to waste!I've used it maybe a half dozen times by now, and there is a clear difference in the closeness of the shave. I just changed the foils and blades in my old razor, so this is as close to 'apples-to-apples' as I can possibly get. My skin is very sensitive (part of the reason I use electric in the first place), so I am used to only being able to shave every 2-3 days unless I want to look like a swarm of hornets had an argument with my adam's apple. The biggest test was shaving on consecutive days, and the 5090 passed with flying colors! After three mornings in a row, there was very little irritation to my ridiculously sensitive neck - a person with more normal skin should have no irritation at all. And as expected, the Clean & Renew part of it resulted in the razor looking like it just came out of the package again.The only drawback is the pop-up trimmer. I have used the trimmers on all of my electric razors in the past the same way - a single pass over my beard brings it down to the rough equivalent of a 3-day growth. With the 5090 it doesn't seem up to the same task. It is noticeably smaller, which means less area gets covered, and my short beard simply doesn't seem to get much shorter. As a shaping tool, it works fine - sideburns, beard edges, etc. Again, this is the only negative I have to say about it.So thank you Braun for continuing to improve on your already excellent products. But if you could just give me back my old pop-up trimmer...A clear 4/5 stars from me.

Your Location:
Rochester, NY
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30 June, 2014

Amazing Electric Shaver

I have used a straight razor my entire life to shave until this showed up at my door. Braun sent over the Braun series 5 for me to check out. I will admit I was apprehensive. My father just recently purchased the Braun series 7 and has been trying to convince me to try it. This was perfect timing. This shaver is amazing! I can not believe I have not tried and electric shaver before now. It is so quick and so easy. I thought an electric shaver would not offer me a very close shave - I was wrong! I love this shaver and I use it everyday now! No more nicks on my face from my straight razor. The shaver also has a built in trimmer to clean up my sideburns - even better. I will be recommending this to everyone I know. I will probably run out and get one for my son now too. Thanks Braun!

Your Location:
Fenton, MI
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30 June, 2014

Wow, can't believe I got this for free!

What a great campaign to get in on. My previous electric razor was older, and I am thrilled to be give this one for participating. This is the best razor that I have ever owned. It works great for trimming and shaving. So easy to clean, store, and charge. The self cleaning and lubricating is amazing. But with all the gimmicks aside, the power on this thing is unbelievable. So much stronger that my previous electric razor, and that one was top of the line. This set a new standard. This would be a great investment for someone who wants a powerful, high quality, razor.

Your Location:
Adairsville, GA
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30 June, 2014

Looks great!

I have never had an electric razor before. At receiving this for my trial, I was shocked at how nice it was. I was traveling right after I received it so I put it in the traveling case that it comes in and took it with me. I was impressed at its smooth shave and how easy it was to use. I was also impressed at how quickly it was cleaned on its stand. This would be a bit of investment, but I think it's worth it.

Your Location:
El Cajon, CA
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16 February, 2015

Clean shave with no irritation

The Braun 5090 gave me a clean shave with no irritation (razor burn). Electric razors in the past used to irritate my neck and jawline. I was pleasantly surprised with the clean shave daily in my usual problem areas. I have a goatee and moustache and didn't find it difficult at all to trim or shave around it. The head is large and i did find it difficult to get the patch between my nostrils and moustache clean. Still have to use blade for that part. The charging the first time seemed really fast. I was on the road for 4 days, shaved everyday and battery level is still at 5 bars (excellent battery). The long hair trimmer worked great for trimming up my moustache and goatee. The cleaning/charging station seemed pretty sraight forward. I would definitely recommend this razor to anyone looking for ease and dependability.

Your Location:
Surprise, AZ
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16 February, 2015

Gentle but effective

I was nervous to use this the first time. I've never had a good experience with electric shavers. They pull hairs, they nick, they're noisy and arduous to maintain (cleaning, charging, storing). When I took the device out of the box, I was glad to see it was esthetically pleasing. Especially since it comes with a charging/cleaning station that stays on the counter top. I have a goatee so I don't have an opinion on shaving my chin but the razor went smoothly around my upper lip and around my jaw. My skin was smooth and I didn't have any skin irritations. I still have my reservations about how well it work in the long run, although not due to anything I've experienced with this particular razor but because I have been cut in the past! Here's to hoping the Braun 5 series lives on! It is my favorite razor until that day comes (if that day ever comes).

Your Location:
Renton, WA
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30 June, 2014

Title: Review of the new Braun 5090 Electric Shaver

This would have been a 5 star product if the long hair trimmer was a bit more aggressive. The long hair trimmer seems weak in comparison to an older model of a Panasonic electric shaver I’ve been using for years that cost a 1/3 of what this product is worth (MSRP $219.99 per Amazon).Aside from the long hair trimmer that was just short of my expectations for such a pricey electric shaver, the shaver itself works very well. If you are like me and have sensitive skin, this is the shaver for you. Even in the areas where I needed to go over, the skin did not become red and irritated.Because of the rotating head, it made the shaving experience a lot more efficient compared to my older Panasonic shaver.The cleaning system not only cleans the product, but it also charges the electric shaver as well. The charging base is able to analyze the amount of cleaning the shaver needs and it lets the user know by indicating how many water drops appear on the base of the charging/cleaning base. The more the water drops, the more cleaning the shaving needs.I have used this shaver for about a week now and I am more than satisfied with the product. My only issue is the weak long hair trimmer.

Your Location:
Las Vegas, NV
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30 June, 2014

The Braun Series 5 5090 is not Your Dad's Shaver!

In the history of electric shavers the saying is true; you get what you pay for. I have bought the cheaper drug store shavers for $20 and well, they can be horrific! I have also gone for more expensive brands but they have left me unimpressed. From the start, when looking at the packaging for the Braun Series 5 5090, I already knew this was no ordinary shaving system. The packaging and write up was well presented and made the product appealing. But who cares about the box right! I opened it up and was pleasantly surprised with a very nice, easy to hold, light weight shaver. The trimmer popped up easily into position. The buttons and grips are fluid and easy to use. I took out the travel case and thought "nice touch!" Then I pulled out the charge and clean station. Now that is something well thought out that I have never had before! What a great idea of place the shaver blade side down to charge and let the alcohol cleaning solution have at it. No more running a shaver under the faucet and getting out clumsy tiny brushes to sweep clean the beard hairs. You place the shaver down and with a push of one button the alcohol solution cleans and sanitizes the shaver effectively! The shaver sits slightly crooked so that the solution does not remain on the shaver and keep it wet. I can tell you I am very particular when it comes to clean and this fits my expectations perfectly.The real meat of the issue is the shave. I cannot rave enough about this shaver. With other brands and other shavers I notice that the shaver heats up after about one minute and the heat is painful and damaging to my skin. The Braun Series 5 5090 never heated up. It kept my skin cool the whole time. In the past I have had to go over certain hard to shave areas over and over with other shavers. The Braun Series 5 5090 took care of every hair so close with one swipe through. This is truly amazing to me. It did not pull or pinch skin and hair. The shaving head flexes easily over any area of skin at any angle. The shaver did such a great job that my skin has never been so smooth after a shave until now. I also did not have to add any aftershave or cooling cream to my face once the shave was done.The shave and the trim were also spot on in accuracy. My sideburns and even and exact not to mention I did not have to get another razor to complete the fine details like I usually do. This new shaver from Braun is a time saver and a skin saver too.I am employed with a very large beverage company with a high population of male employees. We are required to keep clean shaven at all times. So many employees have complained about the policy. The time involved in shaving and the constant burn on our face is hard to deal with. These guys are going to love this shaver once I tell them about it.

Your Location:
Norman, OK
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30 June, 2014

Quality Design and Performance - Confessions of a first time electric shaver user

I was fortunate to have the Braun series 5 5090cc in hand as my first experience with an electric shaver. The experience exceeded my expectations.I have used the Braun Series 5 5090 every morning over the course of the last week. On a typical day I rush through a dry shave with a disposable razor before work. This past week I had the pleasure of leaving the house without little pieces of tissue paper stuck to various locations on my red and irritated face. I attribute this to quality design and performance of the Braun Series 5 5090Let's begin with the unpacking and setup experience. If I am looking for one area of improvement this would be it. It has nothing to do with the quality of shave, trimming ability or design. This has to do with a first time electric shaver user trying to set up the Braun Series 5 5090. The pictures on the box and in the manual did not clearly explain the alignment of the razor in the clean & charge station. I was able to set it straight up and down while it also seemed to align tilted at a slight angle. I wasn’t sure if one way was best. So my suggestion would be to explain the set up in a clear and simple manner. This could be accomplished by offering an explanation along with any pictures included in a quick set up guide.I have always assumed that electric shavers would never offer the same quality that a traditional razor offers. The past week with the Braun Series 5 5090 has offered sound evidence that my assumptions were incorrect. First the look and feel of the product exudes quality. It is clear that considerable time and effort went into the design of this razor. It fits comfortably in your hand and is lightweight without compromising quality craftsmanship. Once in hand and with surprisingly minimal pressure I was able to quickly and closely shave my face with ease.For those on the go who are looking for a quick and easy method of shaving each day, the Braun Series 5 5090 is the razor for you. It offers a comfortable, close shave, without the worry of cuts or skin irritation, and it is built to last. This razor has converted me from ever feeling the need to use a manual razor again.