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Braun Cruzer Face 5 Vs 6 - What's the Difference?

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Braun Cruzer 5 Face Shaver & Cruzer 6 Face Shaver Comparison Review

The following comparison account analyses & contrasts two popular all-in-one face Braun hair shavers -- Cruzer 5 Vs Cruzer 6 -- through a feature by feature breakdown, highlighting both their differences as well as similarities amongst specifications. So ultimately, you can gain a clear understanding as to what each model can offer you (in terms of maintaining beards, goatees, stubble and clean shaves) & basically which is best suited to your facial grooming preferences & needs (and from that which offers the best value with respect to its price tag).

Shaving Performance

Cruzer 5: Clean Dry | Precision Trimming | Large Trimming

Cruzer 6: Clean Dry | Precision Trimming | Large Trimming | Twistable Trimmer

The shavers are both installed with an extra wide shaving head -- so you can efficiently & effectively dry shave larger areas (with all the hair being picked up by the SmartFoild technology). The head is also accompanied by a touch sensitive system that alters depending on the force you are applying -- giving you a close & clean cut. 

Braun cruZer 5 Face Shaver

Braun Cruzer 5 Face Cruzer, 5 Face Shaver
Amazon Price: $49.26 $38.99 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 28, 2013)

They also both come with an adjustable comb -- with a click & lock mechanism -- that allows precision trimming, at four separate lengths (whether you prefer beards short or long): 1.2 mm, 2.8 mm, 4.4 mm & 6mm). Both also come along with another comb -- a 3 day beard  comb (which I particularly like) to offer you that designer stubble type look & feel.

The cruZer six face also has a twistable trimmer to match with your unique facial contours -- it is a two sided twisting trimmer that let's you work the details -- one side letting you: define lines, crafting curves whilst the other performs a uniform cut. It also comes with an extra small precision comb so you can craft side burns, goatees a mustache etc.

Braun cruZer 6 Face Shaver

Braun Cruzer 6 Face Shaver
Amazon Price: $79.90 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 28, 2013)

Practical Use

Cruzer 6: Shower Use | Easy Washing |

Unique with the cruZer-6 face is that is firstly: it is very easy to wash -- simply rince it under a running tap (due to it being 100% water proof) and secondly: you can use it whilst in the shower so you have the option between a wet & dry shave.

Battery Life

Cruzer 5: Run Time - 30 mins | Charge Time: 2 Hours | quick 5 min shave | LED indicator

Cruzer 6: Run Time - 30 mins | Charge Time: 1 Hour | quick 5 min shave | LED indicator | Charging Stand

You get a run time of 30 minutes along with an LED indicator to gauge the condition of the battery (so you know when it needs recharging etc.). However, the cruZer 6 takes an hour less to charge from dead to full and also comes with an actual docking stand (whereas the cruZer 5 has just a charging cord). They both also feature a pretty cool quick shave feature -- in case you forgot to charge it the night before and you are in a rush getting ready, you can leave it to charge for 5 minutes and it will be sufficient for 1 whole shave. 

Attachments

Cruzer 5: Adjustable Comb w/ 4 Settings | 3 Day Beard Comb

Cruzer 6: Adjustable Comb w/ 4 Settings | 3 Day Beard Comb | Extra Small Precision Comb

As stated above, the cruZer 6 face comes with the extra small precision comb (in addition to the 3 day stubble comb & adjustable comb). 

Further Information

Dimensions, Weight & Ergonomic Design

Cruzer 5: 2.2 x 6.1 x 8.7 inches | 15.2 ounces

Cruzer 6: 6.1 x 2.2 x 8.8 inches | 15.2 ounces

Accessories -- What's in the box?

  • Cruzer 5: the shaver (5), protective cap & 3 day beard comb, adjustable comb
  • Cruzer 6: the shaver (6), protective cap & 3 day beard comb, adjustable comb, charging stand, precision comb

Average Review Rating (sourced amazon.com)

Cruzer 5: 3.3 out of 5 (66%) from over 75 + reviews.

Cruzer 6: 3.7 out of 5 (74%) from over 130 + reviews.

Conclusion - Should I Buy a Braun Face Cruzer 5 or Cruzer 6?

It depends on the price. If the cruZer 6 is about $20 more expensive (or less) then I would say it is worth it -- where you get a more intricate & detailed shaving experience, it is more practical (as well as being able to shave wet or dry) etc. but any more than $20, then go for the cruZer 5.

Say it was $25 more, is the cruZer 6 then really worth it -- so it can charge an hour faster, can be washed, wet shave & also comes with a precision comb? To me, it is isn't. Obviously, you might think differently though. The primary reason I'd be personally after the Braun cruzer is to get and maintain that 'designer stubble' look.

Which one will you choose the Cruzer 5 or Cruzer 6 face and why?

Also, if you have any queries, concerns or general remarks regrarding either the comparison account of the two shavers -- the Cruzer 5 Vs Cruzer 6 face shaver or about either model specifically (e.g. more details and clarification on the precision trimming aspect of the Cruzer 6 & further information of the attachments that come with the Cruzer 6 and Cruzer 5) then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section that you will find just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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