Ive been a long time blade user... for years.. the last electric razor I used was over 10 years ago.. As a new father I find my daily time a little more rushed then it was a year ago.. :) My old razor was a Panasonic Wet/Dry unit.
So, I looked at reviews of many other electric razors. Came down to this Braun 340 Series 3. I picked my razor up at Target in the Spring of 09 for around $50. I could not see spending $50 more for the self cleaning stand and option (Braun 390 Series 3).. and the 370 is $20 more - and it gives you the "contour" head... neither of which I really feel you need when this razor is the same blade head!
This razor has several nice features (Pros);
Quick Recharge Time with NiMH batteries - Lights on the razor indicate charge/ low charge. 5 min quick charge if needed to get time in for a fast shave.
Feels good in your hand, hefty. Non slip grip, even when wet.
Easy to move flip-up clippers from the back.
Simple no bumble on-off push button.
Nice stand up or lay-down charge option.. base use is optional.
Washable, blades. Easy to care for.
Unit is shower use friendly. However Braun recommends shaving before washing your face. I do find that to work the best.
Battery life is very good. I do put it back on the charger once a week - even if it needs it or not. I did get a full 10 days out of the razor before the red "low charge" light came on. @ about 5 min a day of shaving. Even with the red light on, the razor stayed running @ full power. It regains a full charge after 1 hour.
And finally, - THE SHAVE! ITS GREAT! Smooth, clean, no hassle, no bumps. Ive only used the razor for two weeks - but I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM with bumps or rashes! The beauty of this razor is it has three cutting surfaces. Two foil sections, and then a center section that snips longer neck hairs. The razor as a whole does a really good job at "problem" areas like around my neck.. I had problems with my last razor in that area, and I always needed to clean up with a blade razor.
Cons - I guess I could say that I wont be looking foreword to a $25 blade set 18 months from now. But I do plan to go that route if it means this razor stays in top shape.
Cleaning, while running it under water is a snap. The guide says that weekly to use the oil and lube the blades. Not a big deal, but its something that you'll likely forget.
Unit comes with Razor, (optional use) stand, charging cord, oil, cleaning brush, blade cover, instructions/tip guide.