Comforting and effective as these old methods are, it’s hard not to be impressed by contemporary technology like Braun’s sleek Series 9 shaver. It may not be ritualistic, but it’s a rather efficient tool for those who prioritize speed, easy cleanup, and modern design. “Rooted in a history of premium German engineering, its iconic design combines the best features from past and present,” Dr. Miriam Ritzier, Braun’s head of global scientific communications, says. The Series 9 is a handsome product following Braun’s tradition of design driven by aesthetics rather than discreetness. “Series 9 is Braun’s most intuitive and stylish shaver,” she says, “as well as the world’s most efficient.” A good thing, because no one wants to read a user manual at 6:30 in the morning.