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- Easy to use
- Moderately close shave
- Don’t have to wet your face
- Leaves too much stubble
- Takes a while to charge
Our electric razor is just not up to snuff for the most part. They’ll work if you don’t care about getting a rash or leaving sloppy stubble on your face, but if you want to look like a professional in the workplace and earn people’s respect through a smooth, stubble-free face, you’re going to need something with a bit more quality.
Will The Braun Series 3 3040 Do the Job?
This razor has gained quite a bit of popularity due to the sheer number of NFL players that prefer it to any other razor. The NFL has gone to far as to make this their officially preferred razor. Think about it. When your players are going to make TV appearances and become the faces of different products for endorsements, you can’t use a device that will leave them looking like a homeless person that just rolled out of bed in the morning.
Why has the NFL chosen this as their preferred razor? There are several features that set this razor apart. Here’s a look at what makes people like this razor.
The Braun Foil System
If this razor had this feature and no others it would STILL be worth buying. The Braun Series 3 3040 uses 3 foil cutting blades that are designed to avoid irritating your skin. This razor was designed for people with sensitive skin, so no matter what your skin type is this razor will avoid hurting it.
In addition to the foil cutting blades, the 3040 razor has a micro comb that feeds hair directly into the foil blades.
“So what?” you might be asking yourself.
I’m so glad you asked.
Most electric razors (forget about classical ones!) simple glide over the top of your face, cutting what the blades can get to. The Braun Series 3 3040 goes one step further and combs the hair upwards and into the blade system, so the blades can actually do their job. What good is a blade system if you can’t even reach their hairs? This out-of-the-ordinary design gives this razor the smooth shave of a classic razor while avoiding skin irritation.
Water Games With the Series 3 3040
Another common problem with razors is how waterproof they are; or rather, how waterproof they AREN’T. The Braun Series 3 3040 gives you the option of shaving wet or dry; you can pull it right out of your bathroom and drawer and shave without any other steps, or you can take the time to use shaving cream or water if your prefer. Whichever one you do is up to you; you are not tied to doing just one or the other!
Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You are getting ready for work and you need to shave really quickly. You get done shaving and look with disgust at the hair and shaving cream that covers every visible surface of your razor. However, you can’t wash it under water because you will get electrocuted or simply ruin the razor. So you have to wipe it with paper towels as best you can, and leave it just slightly LESS dirty than it was before. But no more:
One of the most useful features of the Braun razor is that you can wash it directly with water and soap if you want; you can even submerge it in up to 5 meters (about 16 feet!) of water. This razor will not break just because you’ve done something to it that is a little bit too rough for another razor to handle. You also no longer need to leave your razor looking nasty and covered with junk in the sink!
But What About The Downsides of the Braun Series 3 3040?
No grooming product is perfect, and the 3040 is no exception. It is difficult to use this on thick hair; if you look like Santa, you are going to get a lot of hair pulled and irritated. It tends to work best if you shave every day, as opposed to letting your hair grow out to massive lengths and then shaving. But if you are someone who has short facial hair that they need to be trimmed daily or on most days, this razor will work well for you! Just be careful, men with huge beards. Your hair WILL be pulled!
On the whole, I can’t think of many people who will not be able to get a lot of usage out of this razor. The charge is extremely fast; 5 minutes of charging will let you shave completely. One full charge will give you almost 2 full hours of usage. The grip on this razor is amazing; it feels like a natural extension of your hand. Even people who gave the razor negative reviews talked about how amazing the grip was.
If you are looking for a quality razor at a price that will not break the bank, go with the Braun Series 3 3040. You will be able to shave in front of the mirror or in the shower, wet or dry, and on a tiny amount of charging time. Braun did well with this design!
- Battery Life
- Overall Shaving Performance