I don’t know that the Braun Cruzer 6 is my absolute favorite beard trimmer, but I do know that I really like it – and like it a lot more than some of the more expensive alternatives that are on the market. In this Braun Cruzer 6 review, I hope you will see why I recommend the trimmer without any hesitation.
Braun has been around for a long time, and they are one of the more reputable companies on the market today. So, you are never going to get a shoddy product from them. This trimmer is yet another example of their fine craftsmanship.
Braun offers several beard trimmers in their current line-up: the Cruzer 5 and the Cruzer 6. The 6 is the more powerful of the two and is packed with more features. The 5 is still a good trimmer (read my review here,) but there are some things that this groomer just does better.
In general terms, this tool is lightweight but heavy duty. It has a powerful motor and extremely sharp blades. The nice bonus is the unit is very quiet when running. That is a huge improvement over some of the offerings from competitors.
This beard trimming tool is the company’s flagship. You will not get a better trimmer from them. As a matter of fact, the tool is so good that they adapted the unit as a body hair trimmer and shaver. It shares the same basic name as well.
The Cruzer 6 can trim beards to 12 different lengths: from 1mm to 20mm. This allows you to go from stubble only all the way to a full beard look.
Braun is able to achieve a wide range of hair lengths by employing an adjustable blade system with a detachable comb. Without the comb attached, the trimmer will cover from 1 to 11 mm. For longer hair trims, snap the comb into place and adjust from 10mm to 20mm in length.
This wide range allows men to care for their beard and the hair on their head with equal ease. Generally, most will trim their facial hair without the comb, and then trim up the top of their head with the comb in place. Of course, you can do things however you like.
For anyone who wants to use this to trim other body hair, the varied lengths offer a great deal of flexibility.
This grooming tool is cordless, meaning you do not have to be tethered to a wall to get some grooming done. The Braun will run for about 40 minutes between charges. One of the things I really like about the Cruzer is that it only takes 60 minutes to completely charge.
One feature about the charging system that is different from much of the competition is that you can keep trimming when the Braun is plugged into the wall. Some trimmers will not let you do this. So, if the batteries are running low, no worries.
I once had to fly from Florida to Vegas. When I arrived, I discovered my beard trimmer somehow had come on while in my luggage. As you might imagine, the battery was stone cold dead. I was able to plug in and immediately clean up. Another brand would have made me wait for hours while it charged up. Point to Braun.
Something that really sets this groomer apart from others is that it has a dual battery system. When trimming, the Braun senses when the blades are under more stress from a thick part of the beard. When this happens, the second battery adds juice the the cutting power, allowing the cutting to continue smoothly – no getting bogged down because you missed a trim session.
One more thing about the power on this unit. It automatically adjusts for world power differences: all the way from 100v to 240v. So no matter where in the world you are, the trimmer can handle the local power. This is a huge deal for some people. I don’t travel outside of the country very much, so buying a 240v trimmer would be a huge waste of money. Having this one, which can adjust on the fly, saves me from having to by a second one.
One thing to keep in mind, however, the trimmer only ships with one power cord. So if you plan on traveling, you would have to buy an additional power cord. Compared to the price of a completely new trimmer, this is no big deal.
No Shower for You!
The Braun Cruzer 6 is not waterproof. It is sealed and would be considered splash resistant. However, it is not something you can hop into the shower with. Nor do you want to submerge the Cruzer. A brief drop into the sink won’t kill it, but don’t leave it there.
Just because you cannot take it into the shower doesn’t mean you can’t wet trim. There are no issues with trimming wet hair. The body seals also allow for complete washing under running water. This is another big reason why I like the trimmer. I can keep it very clean!
There is a built-in precision trimmer that allows you to handle detailed beard styling. The precision tool works even when the comb is affixed into place. This allows you to do any shaping you might want to do without needing to remove anything from the groomer.
When comparing grooming tools, make sure whatever you buy you get something with a precision trimmer. Otherwise, you will have to buy a second tool just for that purpose.
Not Just for Your Face
One of the nice bonus features the Cruzer sports is that it also can keep the rest of your head trimmed up. There are six additional settings beyond the beard trimming, from 10mm – 20mm, that allow you to keep a close cut on the rest of your hair. Between the heard and beard clipping features, this one device can do it all for many people.
Braun will stand behind their gear, right? Absolutely.
First, the company offers a 60-day money back guarantee. Hold onto the original packaging and receipt. If the Cruzer doesn’t work for you, box it up and ship it back to them.
Second, Braun stands behind the 6 with a two year warranty. If problems with the material or workmanship come up within the first two years of use, the company will make it good. Also, the warranty is international. So, if you are traveling and run into a problem, there is a good chance you can get it repaired – under warranty – locally. How cool is that?
Braun Cruzer 6 Specifications
|run time||40 minutes|
|charge time||60 minutes|
|beard trimming settings||12 (1mm - 11mm)|
|wet operation?||no - but completely washable|
|worldwide voltage?||auto adjustment: 100-240v|
These are the top reasons why I like this trimmer:
- dual battery for more power when you need it
- can trim while plugged into the wall
- wide range of trimming lengths
- feels good in the hand
- very sharp blades for easy trimming
If nothing else, this Braun Cruzer 6 review should give you a good idea of why I like this beard trimmer. I like it a lot more than many of the alternatives and I even dig the color pattern.