- MicroComb technology. Catches and feeds more hair for a faster shave
- Triple Action Cutting System, 2x SensoFoil, Middle trimmer
- You can use the Series 3 ProSkin with water, foam or gel for even better gliding and a smoother skin feeling
- 100% waterproof
- 2x powerful rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Braun is a well-established German maker of men’s foil-style shavers that are generally designed to offer a smooth irritation-free shave for men without the high costs. With this brand promise in mind, they came up with the Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Wet & Dry Electric Shaver. Its primary selling points being the SensoFoli and its MicroComb Technology, this electric shaver promises to provide a smooth close shave leaving the face feeling flawless and free from cuts.
Compared to other foil-style shavers available in the market, the Braun 3040 sits at the cheaper end of the scale at $69.97 but this does not mean it is short of fine qualities.
It boasts of a Triple-Action Cutting System which consists of 3 independently floating elements designed to follow the surfaces on the face and neck. The two outer foils are meant to cut both short and long hairs while the middle foil is something like a zipper comb which is meant to lift hairs for a better shave.
The MicroComb technology in the Braun 3040 is the German manufacturer’s solution to the typical shaver’s complaint of having to run the razor multiple times on one spot before achieving the desired smoothness.
The specialized cutting elements in the Braun 3040 are protected by a patented SensoFoil. This metal mesh is designed for a clean and close shave.
The Braun 3040 weighs 13.6 ounces and measures 6.3 inches. Its body is mostly made of plastic with a rubberized grip zone on each side for an enhanced hold despite wet conditions.
This electric razor is 100% washable and can be submerged for about 5 meters in water. Aside from being usable in the washroom, it can also be used on the go with the rechargeable Ni-MH battery that can provide 45 minutes of continuous use when full. An hour of charging is good to fill it up but in case you forget to charge it and you are in a hurry, 5 minutes of charging is enough for one shave.
An electric shaver that comes with no frills, the Braun 3040 is straight to the point and uncomplicated. Both the shaving process and the maintenance part are relatively easy and do not require specialized solutions.
Its MicroComb technology added with the SensoFoil helps achieve that close shave easier whether on thick or 3-days’ worth of beard. It can also be used for a wet shave with gel or foam or dry shave without any special medium.
Its LED display makes it easy to recognize the need for recharging but users are especially happy about its 5-minute charging capability which allows for a good use after such a quick charge.
One of the drawbacks on the Braun 3040 is its supposedly ergonomic grip. Despite having the rubberized sides, apparently, this did little help in providing comfortable use of the electric razor. The weight of the Braun 3040 and its bulky diameter made it hard to hold steady in the shower and provided discomfort.
Aside from the heavy weight of the Braun 3050, some shavers also found its shaving power dull. With a few pointing out that they even had to use a disposable razor to achieve the smoothness that they were after.
Some shavers commented on getting razor burns after attempting to do a dry shave with the Braun 3040. This could be a major defect for a product that claims to be a wet and dry electric shaver.
Who Wants This
Ideal for shavers who want an efficient electric razor that is not complicated to use and does not require much ritual than a shaving foam or gel. The Braun 3040 is also suitable for shavers who like to get rid of their facial hairs while in the bath.
The Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040 is a successful attempt at providing consumers with a budget-friendly electric razor that is not difficult to use in a wet and dry environment. Although there could be a number of complaints when used for dry shaving, it is generally good for a quick shave in the morning while at home or even when traveling.
Compared to other electric razors, the Braun 3040 may be bulky and even provide a little challenge for you in getting the smooth close shave that you want, but has good qualities as well such as its suitability for thick beards and easy maintenance. It is definitely a good purchase especially for electric razors within the same price range.