Whenever Amazon Prime Day eventually arrives, there are sure to be deals on the best electric shavers for men. But why wait? Bang on time to make a great Father's Day gift, Amazon has 'trimmed' its prices to offer deep discounts on a whole load of Braun shavers, including the flagship Series 9. There are also some great Philips shaver deals to be had too.
• Braun Series 9 9390cc with cleaning/charging station £220 at Amazon,
was £500 – Save £280 – one of the biggest discounts ever on this flagship shaver.
• Braun Series 7 7842s with carry case £139 at Amazon,
was £280 better than half price!
• Braun Series 5 5140s only £80 at Amazon, was £200 – £120 or 60% off!
• Philips Series 9000 £150
was £300 – half price at Amazon!
• Philips OneBlade Hybrid Body and Face Stubble Trimmer £40 – was £60 – save a handy £20 at Amazon.
Amazon – among other retailers – is forever discounting electric shavers but these prices are among the best deals they have done on them. Good timing on the Braun Series 9 deal in particular as that just won the T3 Award for best shaver.
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Braun Series 9 9390cc £220 | Was £500 | Save £280 at Amazon
The current state of the art in Braun shavers, this version of the Series 9 comes with a charging station that deep cleans the blades with alcohol. The 5 synchronized shaving elements of the Series 9 mean you get smoother with fewer strokes. It's not exactly unusual for this shaver to be at this price, but it is as cheap as it's currently going to get, at least at Amazon.View Deal
Braun Series 9 9340s £230 | Was £450 | Save £220 at Amazon
The Series 9 is Braun's longstanding, top-of-the-range, top-of-the-morning shaver for men. This version doesn't come with a cleaning station but costs more than the one that does. Figure that one out.View Deal
Braun Series 8 8391cc £210 | Was £420 | Save £210 at Amazon
Also packing a charging/cleaning dock, this model has four shaving elements to the Series 9's five. So as good as this is, I'd pay the extra £10 and go for the 9390cc, personally.View Deal
Braun Series 7 7842s £140 | Was £280 | Save £140 at Amazon
There's no cleaning station… but would you actually use that anyway? Ours always just sit forlornly in the bathroom cupboard, forever and ever. However, given that today you can get one with a station for the same amount, it is a bit of a dilemma…View Deal
Braun Series 7 7865cc £238 | Was £330 | Save £92 at Amazon
Another step along the affordability road to cheapness, the Series 7 is still perfectly suitable for most men's needs especially if you shave every day. The more expensive models are advisable if you are a twice-a-week guy, however. This comes with a charger and cleaner but is a much less impressive discount than the models above.View Deal
Braun Series 5 5197cc £129 | Was £250 | Save £121 at Amazon
The more affordable Series 5 is particularly aimed at those with sensitive skin, and boasts an 'auto-sensing motor for efficient shaving in every stroke, even with dense beards.' This model comes with a cleaning station. It has been cheaper than this a few times at Amazon before but it's still a good deal and could make a great gift. View Deal
Braun Series 5 5140s £80 | Was £200 | Save £120 at Amazon
This is one of the lowest prices ever on a Braun shaver and puts it firmly in gifting territory. It's particularly aimed at those with sensitive skin, and boasts an 'auto-sensing motor for efficient shaving in every stroke, even with dense beards.'View Deal
Philips Series 9000 S9211/12 £150 | Was £300 | Save £150 at Amazon
If you are after a rotary shaver deal instead of a foil shaver deal, look no further. Philips' electric shaver removes stubble in a remarkably gentle way and at half price, is something of a steal. The bundle includes a carry case and beard trimmer/edger attachment. View Deal
This excellent 'Hybrid Body and Face Stubble Trimmer' uses a vibrating head that slightly resembles an old-school razor blade, but is far safer. In fact we'd say it's almost impossible to cut yourself with a OneBlade – it's practically impossible to suffer skin irritation from it too, in our experience. The OneBlade removes all types of hair effortlessly and while it doesn't cut quite close enough for complete 'baby smoothness', it's near enough for most purposes. View Deal
Why you should buy a Braun Series 9
The Braun Series 9 is one of the best shavers you can get, especially if you prefer foil shavers to Philips-style rotary numbers. The docking station is not essential, but if you like your razor to be in a state of perfect, almost hospital-grade cleanliness at all times, you need it. You could also take the view that at this price, you might as well get the model with the charging station, because it's about the same price as the one without a charging station – an especially handy consideration if you're buying as a gift.
The Braun Series 9 has titanium tipped blades – that's what gives that golden appearance; it's not gold paint intended to make it seem more blingy. The culmination of all the experience Braun has garnered from its many, many years of razor making, the Series 9 actually adapts to the shape of your face and the density of your follicles, giving a more efficient, less irritating shave that's 'personal to you'.
As ever on electric shavers there's a 'slide-out precision trimmer' for taming sideburns and doing the tricky bit under your nose, so it doesn't look like you're growing a Hitler 'tache.
The Series 9 is 100% waterproof, and can be used dry or in the shower, or with shaving foam or gel. It's also easy to rinse clean.
Built in Germany, Braun says it's 'designed to last for up to seven years', although the shaver head needs to be replaced every 18 months. This may vary depending on how often you shave, of course. Unlike lesser electric razors, this Braun is pretty good at dealing with 2-3 days of stubble growth.
The charging and cleaning station blasts the head with an alcohol-based cleaning solution. You'll need to replace the fluid capsule every month or so. These days you can get 'lemon fresh' ones, so the shaver doesn't just come out smelling like an operating theatre, or like it's been drinking all afternoon.
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