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Braun Series 5 5040s-5 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver

by Braun
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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  • New FlexMotionTec of Bruan 5040 electric shaver delivers efficient shaving resultswith less pressure, minimizing skin irritation.
  • Patented UltraActiveLift effectively lifts and cuts problem hairs in fewer strokes
  • New PowerDrive with 20% more power for high speed cutting even on dense hair
  • CrossHair blade captures stubborn hairs for outstanding closeness that lasts
  • Wet&Dry for a comfortable dry or refreshing wet shave with foam or gel--comes with two-year warranty

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Product Description

Product Description

New Braun Series 5--maximum performance and skin comfort, even in problem areas


New Series 5 is equipped with a unique combination of power and precision for uncompromising performance without sacrificing on skin comfort. While the new FlexMotionTec delivers significantly more skin contact in problem areas for efficient shaving with less skin pressure, the new PowerDrive supplies 20% more motor power than before, for high speed cutting even on dense hair.

All Series 5 shavers are made in Germany and combine advanced technology with world-famous Braun design and highest Braun quality standards.

  • MicroMotion: Individual suspension of all cutting elements even responds to the smallest contours and automatically steers the MacroMotion system.
  • MacroMotion: 40° pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates along larger contours for maximum skin contact.
  • Patented UltraActiveLift effectively captures problem hairs especially in the neck and chin area. Unique oscillating trimmer lifts and cuts flat-lying hairs in fewer strokes.
  • CrossHair blade for outstanding closeness that lasts. Captures stubborn hairs growing in different directions and even the shortest stubble.
  • New PowerDrive for high speed cutting even on dense hair. 20% more motor power than before supplies sufficient torque on every terrain.


Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
Two-level battery display with travel lock and hygiene indicator

Series 5 5040 features an advanced two-level battery display with low charge warning as well as a travel lock and hygiene indicator.

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
Waterproof up to 5m for full washability

Braun shavers have a fully sealed body (IPX7 tested) and can be rinsed quickly and easily under running water. For optimal convenience, you can use the Automatic Clean&Charge Station to clean your shaver hygienically at the touch of a button.

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
New MultiHead lock

Series 5 features a system which locks the shaver head for the manual selection of one of five available shaver head angles for perfect adaptation to difficult to shave areas like under the nose.

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Series 5 5040 is rechargeable, working cordless. All Series 5 shavers use a powerful 3.6V Li-Ion Battery with no memory effect.

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
Full recharge in one hour, up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving

One-hour charging time gives you up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A quick five minutes charge is sufficient for one cordless shave. The SmartPlug has an automatic worldwide voltage adjustment (100V-240V). For optimum convenience, at home or travelling.

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
Skin friendly precision trimmer for perfect moustache and sideburn shaping

Series 5 features a precision trimmer with superior cutting performance. To trim your sideburns, moustache or beard with this comfortable and precise tool simply slide the trimmer upwards.

Which Braun shaver is right for you?
Product Details Product Details Product Details Product Details
CoolTec - put skin irritation on ice Series 3 - tough on 3 day stubble, smooth on skin Series 5 - skin comfort even in problem areas Series 7 - the ideal shave
Features explained
Intelligent sonic technology
10,000 micro vibrations with every stroke to help capture more hair
Choose from extra sensitive, normal and intensive modes for your optimal performance
Active cooling technology
Automatically cools and calms the skin to minimize skin irritation
Wet & Dry technology
For a refreshing shave in the shower

(340 W&D, 380s W&D)

(5040s W&D)

Contour adaptability
Pivoting shaving head
Perfectly adapts around facial contours
Flexible cutting elements
Cuts short and long hairs with every stroke
Shaving technology
Triple action cutting system
Twin foils and an integrated middle trimmer shave progressively closer
Optimised cutting elements
Give outstanding closeness and skin comfort
Senso blade for an ultimate smooth shave Sensofoil for an efficient shave Crosshair for outstanding closeness that lasts Optifoil for perfect closeness that lasts longer
Middle trimmer
Lifts and cuts flat-lying hair
Yes Yes Ultra Sonic
Cleaning technology
Full washability
Clean & Charge station
Full maintenance at the touch of a button for a shaver that's like new everyday




(799cc, 790cc)
Fast clean
(799cc, 790cc)
Automatic program selection
(799cc, 790cc)
Active drying
(799cc, 790cc)

Product Description

New Braun Series 5--maximum performance and skin comfort, even in problem areas

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Manufacturer reference: 81375911
  • ASIN: B008YD9VTG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Aug 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,930 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Braun 5 Dec 2012
By Mr. G. Battle VINE VOICE
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This replaces my previous high-end Braun shaver, so I'll tackle it's performance from both a new and existing user angle.

The series 5 shaver is a grooming product of choice. Unlikely to be the first shaver for many people, it's easy to understand, once used, why there is a price disparity across the range. With a wide head and a really close shaving mechanism, a great shave doesn't take too long. It cuts significantly closer to cheaper models, even from well established brands. You get what you pay for. There are plenty of other features - listed above - that don't need embellishment. You want a close shave, which doesn't damage your skin, then buy this product.

Upgrading from a previous higher end model isn't such a necessity, however the new flexible head does mean shaving delivers a more consistent result (especially around the neck) without the requirement of any facial gymnastics. It makes the experience more natural, more akin to a bladed shave in the manoeuvrings. It's noisier because it's more powerful, otherwise it delivers a similarly great shave. The release for the foil is a little fiddly, however it's a small gripe, not enough to suggest an alternative because of it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 3 Jan 2013
By Warleybear VINE VOICE
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The first thing that is noticeable about this shaver is that it is sturdy and easy to hold. This shaver worked very well in both wet and dry conditions (I preferred using it in the shower - but that was my personal choice). It is an improvement on the last Braun I owned (Series 3) which I thought was a very good shaver. The shave quality is excellent, surpassing any electric shaver I have had in the past - I shave every day and I ended up with a smooth shave without having to press the shaver into my skin. Despite regular use, I haven't suffered any skin irritation. The battery appears to be excellent. I have quite a few shaves out of a charge (certainly more than a couple of weeks' worth). The shaver comes with an easy to use trimmer which worked fine. Not sure how long the foils last - from experience of my previous Braun (and to be fair other 'foil' shavers), a replacement can be a significant cost compared to the price of the shaver. A couple of minor points are that the head cover seems to not hold on particularly well and the instruction book covers a number of shavers - which is at first confusing.

The results you get from an Electric shaver can be different to each person, but in my case I found this to be a very good shaver and really useful that it could be used `wet' unlike other electric shavers I have had in the past. This is certainly the most impressive electric shaver I have owned.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very powerful shaver and a very close shave 13 Dec 2012
This is the second Braun shaver I own and my favourite. It feels very well made and sits nicely in my hand. In use it is very powerful and cuts through even a weekend worth of stubble with little resistance and none of the pain I usually get when using an electric on longer hair. It even copes well with the longer flatter lying hairs which some other electrics miss. Wet mode is good, the head is locked in position allowing a firmer press and less resistance from the foam. The trimmer is quite small but well hidden when not in use and easy to see when you need it. Overall I have had a very good experience whilst using this device.

There are a couple of niggles which have caused me to drop it a star though... It comes with a soft bag, which when combined with the poorly fitting tip cover means that every time I have placed the shaver in the bag the cover has come off and I am lucky that the foils have not become damaged. A pricey replacement if they get damaged. Also there is no stand which means that it takes up quite a bit of space in the bathroom. And finally the downside of it being much more powerful than my previous electrics means that it makes considerably more noise and vibration.

Overall though the most important thing is the quality of shave, and on this I highly recommend this to all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Electric shave in years 7 Nov 2013
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Having used Braun for years (at least 3 models) I thought I'd try something new and bought a Philips Wet & Dry shaver a year ago (Philips AT890/17 AquaTouch Plus Wet & Dry). I often don't shave over the weekend, so figured a wet & dry shaver would be worth a go as I was fed up with nicks and soreness on my Monday morning shave. I also thought that a rotating head design would be worth a try. From day 1 the Philips was incredible smooth and quiet to use BUT wet or dry gave a really poor shave. I persevered for months tried wet and dry modes and a combination, but ultimately ended up finishing off with my 5 year old Braun if I wanted a good close shave.
Last month I finally gave in and reviewed various Braun's and chose the most recent model, with good reviews at a good price which still offered wet & dry.
I have had this razor for nearly 3 weeks and it is outstanding. I have only used in dry mode so far, but it's smooth, very easy to use and most importantly doesn't involve going over the same area to catch stray hairs, it shaves really close 1st time.
Answering a few other reviews, I don't find the razor too heavy, the on/off button position is fine (I haven't turned it off by mistake yet) and the trimmer works fine (unlike the Philips). Only slight niggle is that the power lead doesn't fit tightly into the base so can pull out easily, but I leave it to charge on a shelf when needed so not a real problem.

I have no reservation giving this 5 stars, it gave the best shave I've had in years and probably the best electric shave ever.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars a good razor spoiled by no self-cleaner
the new razor was a replacement for my husband's very old 3 series which had worn out but he was disappointed that it did not come with a self-cleaner/charger
Published 3 months ago by Rosemary Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars A Close Shave!
My old series 3 Braun finally gave up so after reading a number of reviews I settles for this model. Read more
Published 5 months ago by bugsbernie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great!
I bought this shaver after much research. Much easier to use than a wet razor with no soreness but after a few weeks of use, still not achieving the same results. Read more
Published 6 months ago by B R SMITH
4.0 out of 5 stars New Electric Shaver
The Braun Shaver was an Xmas present. As such it is still too early to really give a full assessment of the product. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Morar
5.0 out of 5 stars Best electric razor
My hubby said its the best razor he has ever brought & would recomenend it to anyone.
I can vouch that his skin is so soft afterwards.
Published 9 months ago by Lorraine Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
A very good shaver and be well worth for the price. At china, its price is 300 sterling. every day I get shaved clean and quickly. And I can handle the hair on the temples.
Published 9 months ago by luxiangdong
5.0 out of 5 stars Braun Wet and dry
delivery on time does just what it says gives a very good shave only comment is that the oil bottle is not large enough
Published 11 months ago by H.F.W.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best shaver
A replacement for an older Braun.The old one was good but this is much better,I have allways used electric shavers
and I have found Braun to be by far the best. Read more
Published 11 months ago by john rogers
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Having used a wet shaver for the last 20+ years I was tempted to try an electric shaver for daily use. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Andrew Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
The battery life is good, it deals with the 'turkey feathers' well and is up to Braun's usual standards all round
Published 13 months ago by Anthony L Bull
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