Braun is a consumer products company which is based in Kronberg, Germany. It is owned by Procter and Gamble who also own the Gillette brand. Braun earlier used to manufacture radios, camera accessories but now is wholly devoted in manufacturing quality shaving, grooming and beauty care products for men and women.
Braun Series of rechargeable wet and dry Electric foil Shaver is considered best in the world and the current Series 3 family consists of about ten products. With Braun series 3 trimmers, Braun has introduced MicroComb technology. It features 2 rows of fine, evenly spread grooves that surround an independently moving middle trimmer.
Braun Series 3 3040 Rechargeable Wet & Dry Electric Foil Shaver is equipped with MicroComb technology which catches and feeds more hair into the cutting parts, for a faster shave.
Due to its revolutionary triple action cutting system and Sensofoil the series 3 not only delivers even fine shaving performance on 3-day beards, but it is also smooth on skin.
Three independently floating cutting elements adapt to facial contours. The blades are self-sharpening and self-lubricating, though Braun does recommend that you put a drop of oil on the cutter block once in a while.
This Wet and Dry 3040 model can even be used in the shower with foam or gel for a comfortable shaving experience as it is completely waterproof. The model was designed for use in the shower and gives best results when used for wet shaving.
It also contains a smart plug by which we can use the trimmer anywhere in the world as it can handle both 100V power and 240Volt power. 1 hour charge lasts for one whole week of electric shaving. Like most foil shavers, the 3 3040 Braun is gentle to the complexion.
It would be a good choice for men who are especially prone to razor burn and razor bumps, as can be easily used with a shaving foam or gel for added lubrication if so desired. It looks really nice. It has a specially designed body that fits perfectly in the hand.
Another special feature that this shaver has is the 5-minute rapid charge. If you forget to power up, you can get enough battery power to successfully complete a shave after just 5 minutes of plug-in time. It feels very natural to use. Almost like a very large bladed razor.
Handle is super bright blue, which is nice. The shaver has a completely sealed body and it can be cleaned by just rinsing it under running water and you’re good to go.It gives 45 minutes of shaving time when charged for an hour. It weighs just around 386 grams.
Braun Series 3 3040 Rechargeable Wet & Dry Electric Foil Shaver Review:
- Braun Series 3 3040 Electric Foil Shaver provides much closer results compared to other shavers in its category, and it has the ability to cut both long and short hairs quite easily.
- Men who shave daily will have no trouble maintaining smooth skin with this razor. It provides a very close shave which is on par with using razors.
- As it can be used without a shaving gel or cream, it saves time as well as money without sacrificing quality when it comes to getting a good shave.
- It is very easy to clean and maintain.
- It captures the hair really well, thus giving a clean and safe shaving experience to the user
- Requires some patience to get a clean shave as it generally takes around 15 minutes to shave a three-day beard.
- In some instances multiple passes is needed over the same area to get a close shave.
- This shaver does not lead to razor burn but does leave the skin a little dry.
- However this shaver does not have a precision mode which is available in the higher end models of Braun 3 series, that is vital for shaving tricky areas like the jawline.
- It doesn’t come with a storage or carrying case.
Compared to previous versions of this razor, the Braun Series 3 3040 Electric Foil Shaver provides much closer results, more successfully cutting both long and short hair. It is a good investment for any one who is looking for a quality electric shaver that is quick and effective.