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A high performing value shaver,
This review is from: Braun Series 3 340s-4 Rechargeable Wet and Dry Foil Electric Shaver (Personal Care)
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I have used many different types/makes of shaver and have quite a sensitive skin but I am delighted with the results I've achieved with this Braun 340s shaver. It has all of the core features that you need on a shaver and none of the superfluous ones found on the some of the "top of the range" shavers. In the box you get the shaver, charger/mains adaptor (this has the UK bathroom legal two pin type plug rather than square pin 13 Amp plug); cleaning brush; blade cover (this is easy to miss as it is wrapped in the protective sheeting) and instructions.
The Braun Series 3 340s-4 shaver provides around 45 minutes shaving time which for me is about a week to 10 days worth from a single charge. The charging time is about an hour, although, Braun recommend the first charge (or if you haven't used the shaver for a few months) is around four hours. The batteries are Lithium Ion which tend not to suffer from a memory effect and hold their charge longer. There's an green LED charging indicator which blinks during charging and becomes steady when charged. A low charge (red) LED is provided and when it illuminates you should have sufficient power remaining to finish your shave. An LED will also remind you when the cutter cassette replacement is necessary. The on/off switch is decisive and there's a handy long hair trimmer for sideburns, moustache or a beard - it simply slides into position.
The shaving performance is very good resulting in a smooth, clean shave without irritation to the skin. The shaving head is formed of three elements - two foils and a cutter. The triple blades are nicely sprung and follow the contour of your face which may explain the ultra-smooth shave. The long hair trimmer which clicks into place is also effective at cutting stray hairs and sideburns etc.
Braun have also got the ergonomics just right - the shaver fits your hand nicely and is well balanced - it feels like a quality product. The fact that that the Series 3 340s is also fully washable means you can use the shaver in the shower and rinse the head after use under the tap - although this is common now, I'd be reluctant to buy a shaver that didn't sport this feature. My only real (minor) criticism of this shaver is that it doesn't come with a travel case (although it includes a protector for the cutter) - that is an extra but, unfortunately, in today's cut throat world (excuse the pun!) most shavers in the budget category don't come with a full case any longer.
In summary, I think this quality shaver excels at its core function of delivering a smooth, clean shave without skin irritation, plus, it also has all the essential features you could need at a bargain price. Recommended.
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2014 12:49:32 BDT
Excellent product review my friend.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2014 15:52:26 BDT
Paul Madge says:
Timelord007 - Many thanks for the feedback - very kind.
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