Braun M90 Mobile Shaver
If you’re a frequent traveller who likes to travel light, then a travel shaver is a fabulous accessory to have. Braun’s latest MobileShave has been making waves in the market with its sleek looking design, ultra-compact size and innovative shaving technology.
Braun has hit new heights with this model, making the Braun M90 Mobile Shaver their smallest ever electric shaver to-date. If this has piqued your interest, read the rest of our review to see how the Braun M90 fairs.
- Wide floating foil – Provides a comfortably close shave
- Long hair trimmer – Extendable for precision trimming
- Washable for easy cleaning under a facet
- Includes twist cap for protecting the foil
- Battery operated
Braun has designed the M90 exceptionally well. The contrast of the ultra-dark blue and silver finishing looks sleek and modern, while the shaver body sports nicely rounded edges for good ergonomics.
The most impressive aspect of the design is the twist cap which rotates around to protect the shavers foil when it is not in use. The main benefit of this design is that you don’t have to worry about losing any fiddly foil protector cap when travelling. The twist cap also extends the length of the handle by rotating a full 180 degrees, so you have a more comfortable grip whilst shaving.
The Braun M90 Mobile Shaver employs some of Braun’s most innovative shaving technologies. The wide floating foil is thin and flexible, so it adapts to your facial contours to deliver a close, smooth shave without irritation. The smart foil excels in cutting hairs which have grown in different directions by using foil patterns which are unique.
Despite the good quality shave it provides, the foil doesn’t do a good job in capturing longer hairs, so we advise that you use either a disposable shaver or the built-in trimmer to handle these.
We were pleased to see that Braun has included a trimmer in the MobileShave. The trimmer is on the small side, but is pretty effective for tiding up those sideburns.
The Braun M90 Mobile Shaver runs on 2 AA batteries, so there is no need to worry about voltage compatibility or power adapters when you travel aboard. 2 AA Duracell batteries are included for your convenience, saving you the additional expense of purchasing them separately. For the best performance we advise that you use lithium AA batteries as these have a very good shelf life.
Battery life is impressive; giving you about 50 minutes of shaving time from 2 fully charged cells.
Unlike many other travel shavers, the Braun M90 can be cleaned under running water which is a nice plus. A small cleaning brush is attached to the razor, making clean-up a snap.
Pros and Cons
The Braun M90 Mobile Shaver is smartly and stylishly designed.
It provides a nice smooth shave without irritation.
Inexpensive, but doesn’t look or feel like a cheaply made shaver.
2 quality AA batteries are included. Plus battery life is solid, giving you a good 50 minutes shaving time.
It doesn’t handle longer hairs well.
Some users have expressed their disappointment about the durability of the foil, causing it to wear out too quickly.
The Braun M90 Mobile Shaver is a great travel shaver, but isn’t for people wanting to shave their beard or cut through several days of facial hair. If you understand its limitations and use it accordingly, it’s an excellent choice.
We would recommend the Braun M90 to people who use a foil razor as their primary razor. For those who use a rotary razor as their primary razor, we recommend you take a look at the Philips Norelco HQ40/33 Shave on the Go Battery Razor.