Highlights

AutoSensing motor

AutoSensing motor

Reads your beard and constantly adapts to its density for an efficient and comfortable shave, even on dense beards.

8 Direction Comfort head

8 Direction Comfort head

A flexible shaving head adapts in 8 directions for constant skin contact, even in difficult areas.

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.

ActiLift Trimmer

ActiLift Trimmer

The specialised middle trimmer captures flat-lying hair and hair growing in different directions.

2 SensoFoil™ blades

2 SensoFoil™ blades

Braun shaving foils have 899 unique apertures, that shave as close as 0.058mm and perfectly protect your skin for lasting smoothness.

World's only 3-action alcohol-based Clean&Charge Station

World's only 3-action alcohol-based Clean & Charge Station

The world’s only 3 action alcohol based Clean & Charge station removes 99.9% of germs. That’s 10x more hygienic than under running water.

Features

Wet&Dry

Wet & Dry

The Braun Series 5 is specifically designed to be safe to use under the shower and with foam or gel. This gives you a refreshing and moisturizing shaving experience without the slightest compromise in shaving performance.

100% Waterproof

100% Waterproof

Braun Series 5 is waterproof for up to 5m, so you can easily clean your shaver with running water.

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

A slide out trimmer creates precise beard lines and sideburns.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

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

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Charging only takes 1 hour and will last for up to 50min. A 3 level battery display gives full control over your running time.

Soft bag

Automatic voltage adaptation

Automatic voltage adaptation

Colour

Black

Maintenance

High performance foils & cutter blocks

Get back 100% shaving performance.

Find the right foil and cutter block

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.

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

    Series 5 shaver

  • Clean & Charge station for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Clean & Charge station

  • Cleaning cartridge (1x) for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Cleaning cartridge (1x)

  • Protection cap for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Protection cap

  • Soft travel bag for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Soft travel bag

  • Charging cord for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Charging cord

  • Cleaning brush for Braun Series 5 shaver

    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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Overall Rating
4.47/5 (70)
95% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Stockton, CA
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25 August, 2017

A Close, Premium, Electric Shaver

The Braun Series 5 5197cc Men’s Electric Foil Shaver is the entry level of Braun's premium-shaver class. Features:The 5197cc provides a locked mode, or unlocked mode; the unlocked mode allows for 8 different directions follow the shape of your face.Power-level indicator on shaver, cleaning indicator on shaver, and power + cleaning indicators on base.The 5197cc has a manual slide-out trimmer.Packaged with the 5197cc is a carrying case for the electric shaver and a large, charging + self-cleaning base. My Experience:The 5197cc isn't my first Braun shaver; Braun's Series 3 340 5775 would be. I am happy to announce that the 5197cc is a significant upgrade in nearly every way: weight, feel, sound, parts, look, and most importantly, ease of use. My previous model feels like a toy compared to the 5197cc.The purpose of the 5197cc is to allow for shaving without cuts or irritation, as noted with its "sensitive-skin" technology tagline. The 5197cc certainly excels in this. My main gripe with this product is, for me at least, it provides a very slow shave. Although this is noted for use both wet and dry, I primarily used it dry. Finally, those who shave the most frequently, e.g. daily, will find the 5197cc the most useful.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Hazleton, PA
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24 August, 2017

Easy to use, very comfortable shave

I think this product has some really good features including the easy to move head, cleaning station, and travel features. When I used this product I shaved a full 3 month beard in under 5 minutes. The shave was identical to using a razor in terms of closeness. My only complaint was shaving my neck. It didn't pick up all of the hair and left me with spots I had to go back and get with a razor. Overall, I was very pleased. I don't shave very often because it is often uncomfortable and too much of a hassle. This product made it very quick and easy.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Braun

Braun The Braun Team 06 September, 2017

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on our Series 5 Shaver. It may be helpful to know that it can take up to three weeks for your skin to adjust to a new shaver. It's best to hold the shaver at a 90 degree angle and stretch the skin to shave against hair growth, changing direction as needed. We suggest using a gentle touch and letting the shaver do the work. If you'd like to share more about your experience with us, please feel free to give us a call at (800) 272-8611.

Your Location:
Brooklyn, NY
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24 August, 2017

Not bad, but also not the best.

As an African American male subject to a hefty amount of ingrown hairs, I have to say that the Series 5 outperforms even the more premium Series 7 and 9 that I own.And after a month of using it daily for work, I can say that I will continuously use this as my go to shaver.When shaving, it cuts through more hairs than any other electric shaver I've ever used. It does miss a few flat hairs that I have to pluck out with a set of tweezers but it was still better than the other 2 shavers that I also own from Braun. Although not perfect, it's the most satisfying electric shaver I've tried so far that requires minimal work in the long run. The thing I believe that makes it so much more different than it's premium siblings is the design of the foil cutter. Since it's a bit of a basic shaver, it doesn't come with all the bells and whistles and just keeps it simple. That's what actually works best for my hair type.As for the charging base, I only have one complaint. I understand it's not one of the more premium shavers, but there's no dryer to finish it off after it goes through the cleaning process. The base is large enough, but I think this was done to cut costs which I guess has to be a necessary sacrifice. So if you ever forget to clean it and want to shave in a hurry, it'll clean the shaver within a decent time, just don't expect it to be dry when it's done.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Braun

Braun The Braun Team 06 September, 2017

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on our Series 5 Shaver and we're glad you're getting the clean and comfortable shave we were hoping for. It may be helpful to know that it can take up to three weeks for your skin to adjust to a new shaver. It's best to hold the shaver at a 90 degree angle and stretch the skin to shave against hair growth, changing direction as needed. We suggest using a gentle touch and letting the shaver do the work. We'll be sure to pass along your comments about our Clean & Charge station to our team as we greatly value your input.

Your Location:
Jackson, MO
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24 August, 2017

A Bit Disappointing

This product is very similar to its predecessor and I love the addition of indicator lights on the charge and clean station. However, the shave quality has declined, to where a finished shave with this shaver is like having at least a day of post shave hair growth. I wouldn't recommend this one, sadly.

No, I do not recommend this product.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Braun

Braun The Braun Team 06 September, 2017

We hate to hear you weren't completely satisfied in your shave with our Series 5 Shaver. It may be helpful to know that it can take up to three weeks for your skin to adjust to a new shaver. It's best to hold the shaver at a 90 degree angle and stretch the skin to shave against hair growth, changing direction as needed. We suggest using a gentle touch and letting the shaver do the work. Since this wasn't the experience we'd expect, please give us a call at (800) 272-8611 so we may assist you further.

Your Location:
North Ridgeville, OH
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24 August, 2017

Good razor.. not my style

The Brain series 5197cc razor is a good razor for a basic shave. It has a very strong motor and trims well. My dislike with the razor is that it doesn't flex as my previous razor to help give a straight line on my beard. If you don't like up a beard this razor is for you. The cleaning technology is fantastic. Nothing better than using a clean razor.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Braun

Braun The Braun Team 06 September, 2017

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on our Series 5 Shaver and we'll be sure to pass along your comments to our team. If you'd like to share more with us, please feel free to give us a call at (800) 272-8611 and we'd be more than happy to assist you further.

Your Location:
Meadville, PA
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23 August, 2017

Happy Beard

Let’s just start by saying, I love this shaver. I’ve honestly never had a closer cut. With its comfort flexhead you get a smooth finish, picking up all the small hairs. It’s easy to use, the head glides against the shape of your face perfectly. It also has a small precision trimmer, which is great for beards and sideburns. This really makes it easy to shape up my beard and neck. If you don’t like the flexhead, you can set it to not move as well. That’s a great feature because it’s takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do, you’ll love it. The fact that it’s waterproof makes it a huge winner! A lot of the time, I’m in a hurry to get ready and I can take this right in the shower with me. I don’t have to worry about ruining it! The cleaning station is awesome! Brilliant idea. There are so many times that I have wanted to clean my past shavers throughly, and this one does it for you. Forget about the junk and buildup, it’s like shaving with a new razor every time. A modern looking design that fits in anywhere, you can leave it right on a counter. There are many plusses to this shaver. I highly recommend it to both people with a beard and without. Like I said, the shave is so smooth, you can throw out your old razors and shavers. It does it all! This shaver works wonderfully and saves time. It states that it will last for a long time and I hope it does. A+ Braun.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Medford, NY
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23 August, 2017

Very close Shave

Overall I was very pleased with this razor. I was pretty surprised how close a shave this thing can get , closest I've ever gotten with an electric razor. It even gets under my neck area pretty nicely which has always been a hard area for me. The biggest thing stopping me from giving this 5 stars is the trimmer, compared to the rest of the razor it feels out of place and very weak almost like an afterthought. Still I would highly recommend to a friend you can always buy a cheap trimmer.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Glendale, AZ
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23 August, 2017

Not for me, maybe for you?

For an item that's 100$+ i was expecting more. Maybe this item is just not for me simply because i keep my beard, i just clean it up and i like sharp lines which is something very hard to accomplish with a razor let alone something this size. as you can tell by the bottom right picture that's before i went in with a razor.I will say this for a quick shave on my underside neck area its amazing! my skin is very sensitive so i always have to use super sharp razors that are new in order to not get bumps. This will not leave bumps and it lets me look fresher longer until i have to go in with the razor to straighten everything out. Now keep in mind this is my situation if you shave your whole face this might just be your holy grail especially with how close it gets. Probably the closest smoothest shave iv gotten from any electric razor.My rating will be a 4 stars just because it does everything perfect just not crisp lines. the day an electric razor is able to get a crisp line though is far from our future.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Phoenix, AZ
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22 August, 2017

The best ever

This is great for all types of hairs. I have very thick and curly facial hair. This trims it so well. The best trimmer I've ever used. Really!!!i love it and use it daily.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Issaquah, WA
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21 August, 2017

Convenient electric shaver

I found the Braun shaver quite ergonomic and easy to use. I had no skin irritation after using the shaver. It catches the majority of hairs each pass, but has a little trouble catching stragglers. Each area requires 3 to 5 passes to get everything.With the cleaning station, charging and cleaning is also a breeze. You just put the shaver in the base, push it back till you hear a beep, then you hit the clean button. I checked the shaver after a clean and it did a really thorough job. No hairs at all!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Braun

Braun The Braun Team 23 August, 2017

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on our Series 5 Razor and we're glad you're receiving the shave we'd expect. It may be helpful to know that there are a few factors that can impact the cut you receive including how tough and thick your hair is, how often you use the razor & on which areas of the body, and how well you rinse the razor. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (800) 272-8611.