Though the Braun Series 3 is a pretty old series by the leading manufacturers of electric shavers but the new range of electric shavers started off with the series 3. And though there are much higher end models by Braun like braun series 9, Series 7, this Series 3 model may sound basic but is packed with almost all the features that you need. All the elements of this shaver have been made with ultimate precision in Germany taking notice of each minute detail to provide you with an all round shaving experience. This shaver may be a little heavier than other competitive varieties but the well balanced device wouldn’t pose much of a problem.
Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3050 Review
Ergonomics and design:
The Braun Series 3 3050CC is a robust and sturdy masculine razor while being compact. There are two color variants of this shaver from which you can choose. One is a black and grey shaver while the other is red and black. The Braun shaver has an ergonomic design with the characteristic rubber dot grip that is typical of Braun. The design helps you to hold the shaver comfortably while the rubber grip fastens it to your hand and reduces the risk of the shaver slipping off your hands even under the shower.
The Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3050CC is a foil style electric shaver. The shaver head features the triple action cutting system along with the Micro comb technology. The two extreme ends of the shaver head has two foil cutters with Braun patented 2x SensoFoil mesh to give a smooth close to the skin cut along with maximum skin comfort. The SensoFoil mesh protects the skin from extremely sharp inner blades. Located centrally on the shaver head is the middle trimmer. This trimmer cuts the long and stubborn hairs and is fed by Micro-comb on either side of it. The Micro-comb captures and lifts the hairs that lie flat on your face and feed them to the blades for a smooth cut with minimum passes. Each cutting element is floating in nature and can retract independent of each other enabling smooth maneuvering of the shaver over the facial contours. The shaver head is also thin compared to the body and hence can even reach areas like under the nose. Though Braun claims this product to pass the three day beard test but some have found it to be faulty when it comes to beard over 2 days. Some of you who have a thick and heavy beard might find it difficult to use.
The Built-In Trimmer:
The shaver is fitted with a built in trimmer at the back of the shaver handle. This trimmer can be easily engaged and is specially used to trim the sideburns or add definition to the moustache. It is larger than the normal pop-up trimmers that we find in other shavers and is more easy to use.
The Braun series 3 3050CC electric shaver is 100% waterproof and can be completely immersed in water up to 5 meters. Though some have claimed to use a pre shave before using this shaver but this shaver does not have a wet shave option. So it’s not recommended to use it with foam or lather.
The shaver is powered by a long lasting Ni-MH battery. This shaver takes about an hour to get charged completely and lasts for 45 minutes of shaving time which is pretty decent in terms of charge life. So a person shaving daily can expect the charge to last for approximately 15 days and can be used easily for a travel schedule. It has a quick charge option, wherein you can just charge it for 5 minutes to give you one full shave. On top of this, the Braun Series 3 3050CC can also be used when it is being charged. So the fact that you may not be able to shave if the battery runs out of charge is a page in history in case of this shaver.
Automatic voltage adaptation:
Another feature that makes your Braun shaver ideal for travel is the Smart plug that can automatically adjust to 100-240 voltage and hence is suitable for use all over the globe.
The shaver is provided with a LED Indicator which tells you about the battery status of your device. So you can know exactly when you need to charge your shaver.
You can clean this device manually by holding the shaver under tap water with the help of the cleaning brush provided with the kit or you can make use of the Clean and Charge station that comes with the shaver. The Clean and Charge station is alcohol based and does three things simultaneously. Firstly, it hygienically cleans and sanitizes the shaver. It lubricates the blades of the shaver head so that you do not have to lubricate them manually and finally it charges the device while cleaning it. The clean and Charge Station is pretty simple to use. You need to put the alcohol based cartridge in the station, put your device into it and plug it on and press the release/lock button. It’s advisable to remove the cartridge from the Clean and Charge station when not in use. This is because the alcohol can easily evaporate and you may not want that to happen.
What’s in the box:
The package contains a Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3050 shaver, a Clean and Charge Station, a Cleaning Cartridge, a protective cap, a cleaning brush and a Smart Plug.
Braun gives a two year limited worldwide warranty on this product.
The reviews for Braun series 3050CC electric shaver are pretty much positive except for the fact that some have complained of not a close shave in case of sturdy and thick beards. But individual reviews can be misleading at times and it’s always better to see for yourself if you are impressed with what this device has to offer to you.