Braun MobileShave M-90 Review

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Powered by two AA batteries, this compact shaver features a thin and wide floating foil that can be cleaned with water, and comes with a trimmer and cleaning brush. Users deem it a travel workhorse that gives a surprisingly good shave.

This inexpensive men's electric shaver with a floating foil head is a most welcome travel companion, according to Braun MobileShave M-90 reviews. Most users are pleased with the close shave and absence of skin irritation, particularly given the razor's modest price. In a post at Amazon one user reports that the Braun MobileShave doesn't grab or nick your face, and others like its efficiency and size, in particular that it fits into tight spaces (above the lip, for example).

Accolades aren't universal, however. Some Braun MobileShave M-90 reviews complain about facial discomfort while shaving, particularly around bony areas, as well as stray hairs that don't get clipped. And a minority also notes that daily shaving is a must for maximum results. More than one day's worth of stubble -- especially for guys with heavy beards – really challenges this shaver, the critics assert.

The convenience of a battery power is mentioned often in Braun MobileShave M-90 reviews. A post at Drugstore.com touts its value as a touch-up razor that can be stored in a car, and another tells of its practicality during an overseas deployment. Indeed, our research found that a large proportion of commenters rely on this model as a travel or secondary shaver. Battery life seems to be a non-issue. Reviewers say the two AA batteries last about six weeks with occasional use and two weeks when demand is steady. (Tip: Lithium batteries may last longer.)

The Braun MobileShave M-90 (starting at $14, Amazon) is equipped with a pop-up trimmer and a cleaning brush; some users caution that the trimmer seems flimsy. A safety cap protects the foil head when not in use and serves as a handle extension. The shaver can be washed clean under running water.

This is a convenient, portable shaver that shines as a back-up or travel shaver and proves more than adequate for daily use.

Emily Lugg

Emily Lugg is a freelance writer and writing tutor in the Writing Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Always looking for the best investment for her family at the cheapest price, Emily uses research and consumer reviews as her sharpest tools for the savviest shopping.

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