Braun Pulsonic® Shaver


Pulsonic® is a new shaving system from Braun and a revolution in shaving technology. It is the world's first shaver powered by an innovative sonic technology. Over 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute from the shaver head help expose and shave more hairs with every stroke. The Braun Pulsonic® design combines advanced performance, ergonomics and aesthetic appeal in a way that is unmistakenly Braun. Pulsonic® is engineered to deliver Braun's closet, most comfortable shave ever.


* Pulsonic Technology: Over 10,000 microvibrations per minute helps to expose and cut more hair with every stroke

* Gillette Blade Technology: Unique blade technology cuts hair close in a single stroke without pulling or tugging.

* Power-Comb: Patented technology lifts problem hairs that lie flat to the skin to avoid missed hairs in hard to shave areas.

* Smart Foil: Unique foil pattern captures hairs growing from different directions for a closer shave in fewer strokes

* Clean&Renew™ System: At the touch of a button, automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges the shaver.

Braun Pulsonic® Shaver is available in two models:

*9595 - a silver and chrome model with LCD display screen and Braun's most advanced Clean&Renew™ system, with a Fast Clean Function.

*9585 - a silver and chrome model with 3 LED displays and the Clean&Renew™ system, without the Fast Clean feature.

The suggested retail price ranges from $239 to $269

Braun's Five Steps for our Best Electric Shaver Ever

1. Shave before showering:
You will get a closer shave if skin is free of moisture. Too much moisture will expand the hair and make it difficult for the foil blade to get close to the follicle.

2. Shave against the direction of beard growth:
Hold the shaver at a right angle to the skin. Lightly stretch your skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Use light, gentle strokes when shaving. Avoid pressing hard or going over the same shaving area repeatedly.

3. Keep you electric razor clean and lubricated:
Braun recommends using the Clean&Renew system which is our most advanced cleaning system. At the touch of a button, it automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges the shaver, keeping it feeling like new everyday.

4. Replace your foil and blades every 18 months or when indicated by your shaver (feature not available in all models):
Replacing your foil and blades every 18 months will guarantee optimal shaving performance.

5. Moisturize after shaving:
Apply an after shave balm or moisturizer after you shave to ensure your skin stays well hydrated.


The Pulsonic® Shaver can be purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and Kohl's, as well as all retailers listed here:

Success Through Play™ comments:

The Pulsonic® Shaver
from Braun is sleek and ergonomic with an elegant silver and chrome finish. This innovative shaver is environmentally friendly and does not contain any cadmium, lead and mercury. Its SmartPlug technology has earned it an ENERGY STAR certificate. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy--plus they help us all save money while making a difference. The Pulsonic® has earned the ease-of-use commendation from the Arthritis Foundation for its ergonomic features.

The Pulsonic® Shaver is perfect for international travel. The SmartPlug automatically adjusts to fit international voltage standards (100-240V) so that you are assured of a clean shave, no matter where in the world you travel to. The shaver comes with a custom storage case for easy travel. The rechargeable batteries fully recharge in 1 hour and it takes just 5 minutes for a quick charge - which is sufficient for 1 shave.

The Gillette Blade Technology doesn't pull your hair like other shavers do, especially for those with long course hair. The Sensitive Flexing Head is very well designed, with twice the pivoting angle of other Braun shavers, and with touch-sensitive foils, it pivots and flexes for maximum facial conformity.

The Clean&Renew™ system will save you precious time in the morning. The efficient cleaning station cleans, lubricates, dries and charges the shaver. The stubble is retained in the cleaning cartridge for easy disposal. There are no filters to replace and no cleaning of the unit is required. With frequent use each cartridge lasts on average 2-3 months. The end result is a clean and hygienic shaver which will preserve the integrity the shaver, expanding its life. The shaver has the option to be charged separate from the cleaning station, with the cord. The shaver will remind the user when its time to replace the foil and cutter cassette by flashing the replacement symbol.

We received the Pulsonic® Shaver model 9585 to test.

Our tester, David, has coarse and fast growing hair. Up until now, David, had been using a low end electric shaver which wasn't able to give a quality shave. He would then have to go over the missed areas with a disposable razor which would nick and cut his sensitive skin, leaving him red and uncomfortable. In addition, the shaving process left quite a mess, with little hairs all over the sink and counter. Repeating this routine daily was next to impossible and David was looking for a better alternative.

David had not shaved for 2 days and this is his before picture:

David reviewed the detailed instruction manual and was informed about Braun's recommendations for getting the best shave and followed these guidelines. David proceeded to shave with the Pulsonic Shaver® and here follows his comments:

"The Pulsonic® shaver is lightweight and easy to position for a close comfortable shave. I was very pleased with the close shave that I was able to achieve without irritation. Usually, I have difficulty shaving my neck area, however with the Pulsonic shaver, I was able to shave this area with ease. I was done with shaving in record time. I really appreciate that the shaver doesn't leave fine shavings all over the place like my other electric shaver did! The Clean&Renew™ system is fantastic. The cleaning station cleans and dries my shaver quickly and efficiently, and leaves ts ready for a new shave each time. This really saves me time in the morning which I am grateful for. I am most impressed by this shaver and would highly recommend it to men of all ages."

This picture was taken following his shave:

24 hours later, David shaved again:

"Your face adapts over time to the shaver so overtime you can expect to get an even better shave," says David.

The Braun Pulsonic® Shaver will make a terrific Father's Day Gift for the special father in your life.

For a lower cost option, consider The Gillette Fusion Power Phenom, Gillettes most comfortable shave! The Fusion Power Phenom is a power wet shaving system that delivers soothing micro-pulses to help reduce friction and increase razor glide. The Gillette Fusion Phenom retails for approximately $11.99.

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Anna said...

Finally, an eco-friendly shaver has hit the market. Great gift idea!!

Maria said...

This shaver sounds very innovative. I really appreciate the fact that you tested it out thoroughly and posted the pictures. Most magazine don't even test out their products! No wonder you are able to write such comprehensive reviews - it's because you take the time to test the products. My dad has arthritis and battles with his current electric shaver. This looks like a wonderful gift for him for Father's Day. Thank you!

Greg said...

It looks like this shaver works really well. I have sensitive skin as well and can definitely relate to this testers comments. I think that I will have to hint to my wife that I want the Pulsonic for Father's Day :-)

Nicola said...

Thank you for highlighting products for men. I always struggle with Father's Day Gifts and your suggestions look terrific.

Keith said...

I find it hard enough to get up early in the morning to get ready for work and shaving with my current shaver seems to take forever and doesn't do a great job. The Pulsonic sounds just what I need. The Clean&Renew system will save me a great deal of time in the morning and will take care of the cleaning for me. What more can I ask for? I think that I might just treat myself this Father's Day!

Lara said...

This looks like a GREAT shaver. I appreciate the thorough review.

Rick said...

This is a GREEN shaver - very impressive. Thank you for posting the before and afters-and for the thorough review!

Mike said...

Thank you including a low cost option as well :-)

Steven said...

Great - something for the men out there! This shaver looks really cool!

melinda said...

My dad has arthritis so this shaver would be a great choice for him! He struggles with the one that he has now.

Daniel said...

I can relate to this tester as well and also have coarse hair but sensitive skin. I look like I have had a serious fight with the razor after I am done shaving. The Pulsonic looks really fantastic and the before and after shots are great!

Earl said...

Great pictures - thank you for taking the time to actually test the product. It really helps to hear a real users experience and see the visual results. I am in the market for a new shaver and this one looks really innovative. The clean&renew system is most appealing to me, because my current shaver leaves trimming all over my counter as well and I really don't have time in the am to clean it up. Thank you!

nathan said...

I am a "green dad" and am really excited to find out that this shaver does not contain harmful chemicals that most other shavers contain. The energy efficient certification is super!

Daniel said...

I am plagued by arthritis and have had a heck of a time finding an appropriate razor. I am really thrilled to read this article. Thank you for including people with disabilities in your articles. THIS is why I keep on returning to read your article!