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

  • Cleansing brush for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Cleansing brush

Ratings and Reviews

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4.55/5 (109)
96% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Beverley
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18 September, 2017

above average

Used this for the first time at the weekend when I hadn't shaved for quite a few days, therefore my beard was quite long and thick. The razor moved over my hairs quite smoothly, however it did take quite a lot of goes to completely remove the hair. The razor did not leave a completely smooth finish but in my experience no electric razor ever has. It's handy for a quick shave where you haven't much time but I probably wouldn't recommend this specific model.

No, I do not recommend this product.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
LEVEN
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04 October, 2017

Wow that was a close shave

I have had this razor for a few weeks now and whether used dry or wet this shaver gives me a really close shave that leaves me feeling fresh. Its flexible head moves with the contours of your face really well, which means you don't have to keep going over the same area again and again.The added trimmer is really precise for keeping my sideburns in check, a task usually left to a lawnmower!I have to say that although it may be a bit dearer than other shavers it is worth the extra especially as I work in an office environment where you need to look sharp. I was even complemented one day that I looked smarter than usual as I had no 5 o'clock shadow.On the slight down side the cleaning system it comes with is a bit of a fiddle, specially if you have had a wet shave. However, as someone who suffers from a skin condition I can see the benefits as I have not had any rashes since I started using it. This may be down to the razor itself but I do suspect that the cleaning process does have a lot o do with it.The razor retains a charge for ages and at the moment I am only really charging it weekly, which is more to with routine than need.Overall this is a really good razor that I use every day and will continue to.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Workington
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07 October, 2017

A great shave from Braun

As the title says a great shave from Braun.After owning a braun series 7 for a few years now i gave the Braun series 5 5197cc a try and was not disappointed this shaver was noticeably more quiet than my old one and had a few advantages over some other shavers.One main advantage that i didnt think i would like was the wet and dry option normally i come in from work and walk about the house shaver buzzing away on my face but with this i went in the shower and had a nice hot shower while having a shave just used water first then a bit of face wash for the last couple of shaver passes pop of the blades rinse it out job done.I didn't wet shave every time but it was a fantastic option to have.Battery life was great too and gave a full power shave right until it ran out.I Found the Braun 5197cc gave me a really close shave and was not disappointed.One other thing i got with this was a cleaning station that is slightly not really needed as i found you could just wash it under a hot tap and it all came out clean or even in the shower when i had finished using it but when i did use it the shaver came out very clean and fresh smelling only negative about the clean station was unlike some higher end braun models this station did not dry the shaver head and if you didn't lift it out when finished it would still have cleaning solution on it in my opinion i would have liked to pay a little more for the base with the self drying feature.Anyways to sum it all up the Braun series 5 5197 is a shaver you will love giving a clean shave with wet and dry options.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Fleetwood
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02 October, 2017

Great for sensitive skin

I have been using the New Bruan Series 5 razor for over a week now and I have been impressed with how well it has dealt with my sensitive skin. I have not had any red rashes at all while using this razor and I have not had any of the hair pulls I have had previously from other electronic razors.My only slight issue has been I have had to go over my face a second time with the razor as it seems to miss parts when shaving. This may be the way I am using it and could improve in time but to make sure I am fully shaved I am making a second pass. The ability to fix the razor head was fantastic while shaving around my moustache area.The razor it’s self looks great. Feels solid in the hand while using in the shower and I don’t feel I am going to drop it when it is wet. The razor comes with a cleaning/charging station which again looks great and does the job perfectly and does not take up to much space for what it does. You can also charge the razor just with a cable to if you are travelling you don’t need the charging station with you.Overall it is a great razor that I would recommend for anyone with sensitive skin.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Romsley
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24 September, 2017

Braun 51977 cc

Being prone to a number of ingrown hairs , i can tell you that the series 5 outperforms most other electric shavers i have owned so far. It does have a few issues with getting every hair on my face, but i've never had an electric shaver that didn't.I love the idea of the cleaning station, it's effective and reassuringThe shaver itself has feels weighty enough to feel quality but not too heavy, it's a sleak finish and it looks great.It's a slow shave but a good one

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Kilmarnock
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06 October, 2017

First proper electric razor!

In the past I've always used a normal razor to wet shave. But recently as I've gotten older, I've found that shaving is taking longer and I'm cutting myself more than usual. The hair is tugging more and shaving is being a pain. So I decided to get my first electric razor and came across the Braun Series 5. Having not purchased one before, I i didn't know what at first to look for. So I firstly looked at boxes and if they contained any facts about the razor within. The box touted facts saying that it automatically charges and cleans (when using the featured clean and charge station), had 50 minutes of use before needing charged and it could be used for a wet OR dry shave! These facts were what I wanted to know, important key features that are useful and relevant to a shaving experience. The final point sealed the deal for me as I never knew you could use an electric razor for a wet shave! So I ordered it and once received, set it up. It came with the razor, charging cable, bag, clean and charge station and a specialized carton of cleaning fluid. It also comes with a few other bits and bobs along with instructions in a number of languages. It was only then I realised I dont have a shaving socket in my bathroom! So a quick overnight delivery for an adaptor, and I plugged in the charge and cleaning station and put in the razor to charge. It wasn't til today that I actually had a chance to shave, so I removed it from its station and grabbed the instructions along with some shaving gel. Never having used an electric razor before, I decided to attempt a dry shave. The first thing I noticed once I turned it on was the sheer power of the razor. Il admit, I felt quite intimidated holding this near my face! The instructions supplied said to go against the direction the hair is going, so I done so. My facial hair was a little longer than usual so I wasn't too surprised when it tugged. No matter; I used the trimmer attachment on the razor to slowly trim all my facial hair to a really short length. The little trimmer attachment was amazing, never jamming or clogging and it quickly made short work of my facial hair. Once at a better length, I attempted to dry shave again. Hair did come away quite easily with little to no tugging now, but I wasn't comfortable. I wet my face and applied some shaving gel, rubbing it in well. I then tried again with the razor. I was pleasantly surprised when I found there was zero tugging and that it glided over my face. The cut hair turned the foamy gel grey which took me a second to figure out. I wasn't too sure when to rinse the razor out either, so I just done it every few passes or so. Once I was finished, my skin was very sensitive but very smooth. I rinsed the leftover foamy gel from my face and inspected my handiwork. For my first time with an electric razor, I dont think I done too bad. About 90% of my facial hair was gone with the occasional line I had missed that was hidden by greyish foamy gel. I then applied some more gel and went over those areas again. After another rinse, I was satisfied with my shave. My skin was feeling taught and sensitive however, so I applied some aftershave balm to rehydrate the skin and cool it. So sat down and typing this review out, I have to rate it 5/5. For my first electric razor, its exceeded my initial expectations. Its wireless meaning I dont need a shaving socket, using it wet or dry is a great option, the trimmer was amazing and the charging/cleaning station is a handy piece of tech. If you have never used an electric razor before and looking to make the jump, I really recommend the Braun Series 5.

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Your Location:
Rochester
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27 September, 2017

Best Electric Shave I've Ever Had!

When I first received my New Braun Series 5 5197cc, I was very impressed with the packaging and its contents upon first inspection. The manual was extremely easy to follow and meant that I was charged up and ready to go in no time. I already used an electric shaver before this one, but being a cheaper brand and model I was excited to see the difference. More importantly and as any potential buyer would be keen to know; I am pleased to say that this is without doubt the best shave/s I have ever had from an electric shaver. The pivoting head means that it is easy to manoeuvre around my face and didn't require to many funny faces to get total coverage. I suffer from very sensitive skin on my neck but the Braun Series 5 provides such a clean shave, I have not had any irritated skin at all and I have already been using it for a week. I held off posting my review until I had used the cleaning station for the first time but this too is extremely easy to use and doesn't take up a massive amount of space. The manual says it can take up to three minutes but after some quiet buzzing the cycle was complete, ready to dry overnight and use first thing in the morning. My brother in law was curious when he heard that I had got my hands on a new shaver and when I relayed the review above it certainly peaked his interest. In conclusion I like the overall look of both the shaver and its docking station, the charge has lasted well, it has provided shaves on par with a manual razor (without the blood!) and I can even say that the flip up shaver (which can sometimes be useless) on the back is handy too! Great product and very happy!

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Winslow
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25 September, 2017

Braun series 5 Shaver

So it used to be that I only reached for the electric shaver when I ran out of disposable cartridges or shaving gel. But for the last week I have been using the Braun Series 5 shaver. What a comfortable smooth shave no skin irritation like I have had with other electric shavers. Fast charge, easy to use and clean.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Wam
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30 October, 2017

Best shaver I used so far !

Best shaver I used by far ! Good point :Battery last forever!Very clean shave Good design Easy to clean (comes with cleaning station)Bad point :Too strong vibrations / noisy cleaning station takes a bit space willNot fit normal bathroom space Overall this is worth every penny, very good product. Recommend.

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Your Location:
Brighouse
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21 September, 2017

Brillantly close shave

I've been using multi-blade wet razors for the last few years, with my old rotary electric razor relegated to the back of the cupboard. The Braun Series 5 5197cc will change that, as the shave is almost as close as the wet shave, and won't have the ongoing high cost of replacing blades. The best part is that I get no irritation whatsoever using the Braun. The movable head works brilliantly, and you no longer need to be a contortionist to get around the shape of your face without missing bits.The cleaning / charging station is a good idea for those in a hurry - Just press the button and off it goes - but is quite large, and once the cleaning cartridge is opened you can't really move it about too much. Definitely not something to take on your travels. Thankfully, it does still come with a carry pouch and cleaning brush for those times you are out and about.Overall, an excellent electric shaver, wit a good close shave.Bye-bye bladed wet shaving

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.