Braun is well known worldwide brand and their Series 7 line electric razors made Braun even more famous. In recent years the Braun series 7 shavers have been the most popular in terms of popularity and user base. And the Braun 7880cc is a popular model of series 7. The Braun Series 7 7880cc shaver comes with an attractive look, a new cleaning station.
Before you spend your hard earned money, you must know how well this shaver actually shaves and whether there are any alternative good shavers or any other product you can buy better at the same price.
We will try to elaborate on the Braun series 7 7880cc shaver in this review and point out the good and bad aspects of it.
What Comes with the Package?
You will find the following items in the package of Braun series 7 7880cc:
- The Braun 7800cc electric shaver
- Automatic clean&charge station
- A little cleaning brush
- Cleaning cartridge
- A high quality travel case
- Charging cord
- User’s manual
Efficient yet Gentle
The Braun 7880cc electric shaver has been engineered with one skin guard and 3 cutting elements for a close and gentle shave.
They work together to comfortably capture maximum hair in one stroke what other do in two (previous Braun generations).
Reduces Rubbing for Maximum Comfort
The Braun Series 7 7880cc is designed with simplicity. And the shaver has been built in sonic technology which delivers 10,000 micro vibrations in a second to reduce rubbing on your face for a gentle shave.
Built-in Responsive Intelligence
Built-in responsive intelligence automatically adapts to the features of your face intelligently and delivers a close and gentle shave.
This feature is for reading your beard to define the proper amount of power needed, while the specialized head adapts to your face to provide a shave as unique as you are.
Precise in Hard-to-reach Areas
The Braun 7880cc razor’s skin-friendly 8-D flex head adapts to your skin’s contours to reach and capture although you have a dense and coarse beard.
Choose Your Power
Braun designed their Series 7 shavers with special power changing modes.
The Braun 7880cc comes with five personalized shaving modes.
The options allow you to switch between a gentler to a more powerful shave according to your personal skin type and shaving style.
There is a skin-friendly precision trimmer in Braun Series 7 7880cc shaver which helps you to reach difficult areas easily like under the nose and sideburns.
The trimmer allows you premium detailing and shaping styles.
Wet and Dry Razor
The Braun Series 7 7880cc can be used in a wet and dry way.
So for a quick shave, you can use it dry and for a more fresh and comfortable shave, you can use it wet with shaving cream, gel, foam or liquid soap.
I personally prefer wet shaving to dry shaving but when I used this Braun 7880cc shaver I didn’t feel any difference in result between dry shaving and wet shaving.
Before I shave, I use a pre-shave lotion and it actually helps me get a better shave above the upper lip.
If your beard is coarse, I recommend you to use a pre-shave and stick to shaving dry.
Built Quality of Braun 7880cc
The Braun 7880cc has been designed with the glossy black and silver color.
This shaver is made entirely out of plastic but it doesn’t look cheap at all. It is made of high quality plastic and it looks very sturdy.
The body of Braun 7880cc is thick but it is lightweight and well balanced.
The generous rubberized material on the back and sides gives an excellent grip even when your hands are wet. So, it’s risk free.
The shaver head pivots easily and the cassette snaps exactly into place.
There is a pop-up-trimmer on the front of the shaver and the slider that deploys this trimmer.
The ON/OFF buttons alter the speed.
There is a recessed button for resetting the notification for charging the shaving head and it is situated in the right below where the Braun logo is.
The rubber surface is highly grippy as well as stretch on the sides all the way toward the shaver’s front.
The shaver can be charged and cleaned according to the hygiene status.
A head locking switch is situated on the right side of the shaving unit and the head release button is situated on the left side.
The Braun 7880cc shaver is powered by lithium-ion battery and this rechargeable battery provides almost 50 minutes worth shaving time. In my experience, the battery life is lovely and it performed outstanding.
The battery takes an hour to be fully charged.
There are 2 ways to charge – 1. through the cleaning station
- by plugging
The Braun Series 7 7880cc shaver has 5-minutes extraordinary quick charge option and provides the battery enough juice for the morning shave.
There is an LED display in the Braun 7880cc shaver which will always show you about the battery status.
There are 4 charging indicators –
- Full battery
- 50% charge
- Low battery and
- Battery charging.
The red low battery indicator will start blinking when you can only shave 2 to 3 times with it.
When the shaver is being charged the corresponding green charging light will blink throughout the entire process and after completely charged, all the green lights will shine continuously as well as after some time it will turn off.
The replacement head indicator is situated in the center of the display and that will light up every 18 months.
Anyway, there is no memory effect. LI-Ion battery is the most powerful and long-lasting battery and it has a low self-discharge rate than Ni-MH batteries.
Precisely, when you will lock the shaver’s head in a fixed position and then if you try to move it by applying more force, the locking mechanism would merely snap and you can’t lock the shaving head in any way.
So, that means you can’t force the shaving head when it is in a locked position.
And there is another potential problem, despite the use of exceptional paint that should resist the constant exposure to the alcohol-based cleaning fluid, the paint right below can spark and chip in time.
I can’ tell if this problem has been fixed with this Braun 7880cc but you may have to use it for at least a few months or a few years to resolve the issue.
The damage is only visual, it won’t affect the shaver’s performance and thank the very solid and sturdy construction.
Shaving Performance of Braun 7880cc
The closeness that I get from the Braun 7880cc is enough for me and I am really satisfied with the result.
But I am really pleased with how the Braun 7880cc stays in contact with skin, especially in the neck and jawline.
The Braun Series 7 7880cc is one of the most comfortable shaver and much better for the sensitive skin.
My skin is sensitive and used it dry without any skin irritations.
The foils never get hot and never pull hair. After the shave, I never experienced any razor burn or issues.
Overall, the Braun 7880cc is impressively good at giving a comfortable shave.
#In the Case of Flat-laying, Long Hairs:
Shaving short stubble is basically not a problem for an electric shaver.
But longer hairs that tend to lie flat on the skin or wiry, stray hairs pose a challenge to most, especially to foil-based shavers.
But luckily, this shaver is surprisingly good in such a condition and I have tried to use it in different conditions.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The manufacturer recommended that cleaning the shaver with a Clean & charge station is 10 times more hygienic than cleaning it under the running tap.
The biggest advantage of this shaver is only by a single touch you clean, charge, lubricate and dry your shaver automatically.
All the cleaning instructions are clearly provided in the user’s manual, so you won’t have any worry about cleaning.
Question About Cleaning and Maintenance:
Can You Use Any Other Cleaning Center?
No, you have to use only the clean & charge station which comes with this model and even you can’t use the previous model’s cleaning center.
How Often You Need to Exchange the Cleaning Center Refill Cartridge?
If you clean the shaver with the clean & charge station twice a week, then you have to replace the refill it after 2 to 3 months.
The manufacturer recommended that the users have to replace the cutter parts every 18 months.
There is a replacement part indicator in the display which will show you when to exchange the cutter parts.
By replacing at the right time you will get an optimal shaving performance.
- Provides a comfortable and gentle shave.
- Much better for sensitive skin.
- Very good build quality and excellent battery life.
- Delivers close shaves.
- Automatic clean & charge station.
- Great performance on longer facial hair and coarse beards.
- It can be used both wet and dry.
- Hair trimmer is not much better
- Manually cleaning is difficult.
Hold the shaver with your skin at a 90 degree angle. Keep the pressure even for a comfortable shave.Considering all the features and specifications, we can not blame it anyway and the consumer’s reaction also gives the same feedback. It could be your smart companion for instant close and comfortable shaving. I can not tell it is the best since there are more advanced electric shavers by Braun and Panasonic like Series 9 and Arc 5. But in its level, it is pretty satisfactory and price worthy. According to the customer’s emotion and popularity, The Braun 7880cc can beat the more advanced shavers. Now it’s your choice to make a decision if it is good for you or need more advanced shaver.
What is the Difference between Foil and Rotary Shavers???
- A foil head contains Oscillating Blades (blades move back and forth) and give perfect control and precision.
- A Rotary Shaver’s head has tree discs and these three discs spin around incredibly to cut your beard.
- A foil electric shaver will be much smoother and closer and protect the skin from irritation.