Highlights

FlexMotionTec. Flexible head beats stubborn hair.

Independently flexible cutting elements work on a fully movable head that maintains maximum skin contact even in problem areas, for less pressure, less irritation and less hair left behind.

MicroMotion

MicroMotion

Individual suspension of all cutting elements responds to even the smallest contours.

MacroMotion

MacroMotion

The pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates larger contours for maximum skin contact.

UltraActiveLift

UltraActiveLift

effectively captures problem hairs especially in the neck and chin area.

CrossHair blades

CrossHair blades

Deliver outstanding closeness that lasts longer.

New PowerDrive

For outstanding closeness that lasts. Captures stubborn hairs growing in different directions and even the shortest stubble.

100% waterproof

100% waterproof

The Braun Series 5 can be submerged in up to 5 metres of water. Which means you can comfortably rinse it under running water for easy cleaning.

Features

Battery display with travel lock indicator

Series 5 5040s features a battery display that conveniently indicates battery status with a low charge warning, and the travel lock.

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

Skin friendly precision trimmer for accurate moustache and sideburn shaping.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

Braun MultiHeadLock offers five adjustable angles to achieve a more precise shave than ever.

Full recharge in 1 hour - up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving

A full charge takes only 1 hour - for up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A quick 5 minutes charge is enough for a single cordless shave. 

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Series 5 is rechargeable, giving you both cordless and plugged in shaving. All Series 5 shavers use a powerful 3.6 V Li-Ion battery with no memory effect.

Wet&Dry usage

Wet&Dry usage

The Braun Series 5 5040s Wet&Dry is specifically designed to be safe to use under the shower and with foam or gel. This gives you a refreshing and moisturising shaving experience without the slightest compromise on shaving performance.

Thoroughness in every detail. Made in Germany

A shaver built to race car perfection. See and feel the precision, materials, surfaces and ergonomics. Touch the rubberised dot pattern for perfect hold even in wet conditions.

Battery indicator

2 level battery display with travel lock and hygiene indicator.

Cordless shaving

Automatic voltage adaptation

Automatic voltage adaptation

Soft bag & protective cap

Colour

Black/blue

Maintenance

High performance foils & cutter blocks

Regain 100% shaving performance.

Find the right foil & cutter block

FAQs

Braun Series 5 FAQs

What's the difference between foil and rotary shavers?
Rotary shavers use cyclical movements while Braun foil shavers are designed to work with efficient sideways movements giving you perfect control and precision. The foils protect skin from irritation and are specifically designed to deliver a supremely thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.

What's the difference between the different Series 5 models?
The 5090cc model has high-quality metal surfaces and the most advanced display of all the Braun Series 5 shavers: a precise 5-level battery status indicator with low charge warning as well as a travel lock and hygiene indicator. The 5090cc also features the advanced Intelligent Clean&Charge Station from Braun: it cleans, charges, lubricates and selects a cleaning programme at the touch of a button - so your shaver feels new, every day. For more information about the Series 5 range, please consult the Series 5 Model overview.

Why do I need a Clean&Charge Station when I can clean my Series 5 shaver under tap water?
Our tests show that cleaning your shaver with a Clean&Charge Station is significantly more hygienic than cleaning it under the tap. It's also more convenient: at the touch of a button your shaver is automatically cleaned, charged and lubricated.

I already have a Cleaning Centre from my previous Braun shaver (Syncro, Activator, 360 etc.). Can I use it with the new Series 5 shaver?
No, the Series 5 marks the introduction of a new generation of shavers with fully revamped technology and can’t be used with previous Cleaning Centres.

Can I buy a solo shaver and upgrade to a Clean&Charge Station later?
No, shaver and Clean&Charge Station are designed to connect during the cleaning procedure. Shavers sold without the Clean&Charge Station don’t have this connection technology.

How often do I need to replace the Clean&Charge refill cartridge?
If you clean your shaver with the Clean&Charge Station twice a week, you will only need to replace the refill cartridge every 2 to 3 months to experience a shaver that feels new, every day. The Save & Subscribe option from Amazon allows you to sign up for regular home delivery and save 10% on the price of the Clean&Charge refill. You don't have to worry about ordering and will always have a Clean&Charge refill available when you need one.

Do you have any recommendations on how to shave using an electric foil shaver?
We recommend shaving before your shower. After a few days without shaving, for example over the weekend, we recommend trimming your stubble before you shave. Stretch your skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Hold the shaver at right angles (90°) to your skin at all times. In difficult to shave areas, like under the nose, you can use the MultiHeadLock switch to lock the shaver head and manually select one of five available shaver head angles to best suit your needs. Keep pressure even to achieve a thorough and comfortable shave from Braun. Series 5 features an integrated precision trimmer with superior cutting performance for trimming your sideburns, moustache or beard. Simply slide the trimmer upwards to use this comfortable and precise tool.

How often do I need to change the shaver head?
We recommend replacing all cutter parts every 18 months.

Does the battery suffer from a memory effect, like mobile phones or laptops?
No, Series 5 shavers use a Li-ion battery, which does not suffer from the memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). As a result, Li-Ion batteries are the most powerful and long-lasting batteries for Braun shavers.

What's in the box

  • Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Series 5 5040s

  • Soft travel bag for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Soft travel bag

  • Protection cap for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Protective Cap

  • Charging cord for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Charging Cable

  • Cleaning brush for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Cleaning Brush

  • Appliance oil for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Appliance Oil

Ratings and Reviews

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100% recommended

Reviews

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20 February, 2013

Brilliant!

This product is excellent! I would definitely recommend.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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17 February, 2013

levy

I just love this razor I have always been a wet shave man but this is the first electric razor I have tried. I only used to shave once a week but now and because of this razor i shave every day. I have had this razor for about 3 months and only had to charge it twice. the shave is very comfortable and leaves no soreness at all its very easy to use and fits into the hand very easily the only draw back is that when it is supplied it does not come with a universal adaptor had to go out and buy one

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Chichester
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27 October, 2014

After receiving my free trial Braun Series 5 5040s Wet&Dry Shaver

After coming home from work on Friday, there waiting for me was my free trial Bzz campaign kit Braun Series 5 5040s Wet & Dry Shaver, it didn't take me long to open the box and put the shaver on charge. After an hour wait it was fully charge and zooming around my dry face attacking my 3 day old stubble. I was amazed I lost my yeti style growth in a matter of seconds. I have now used this Braun Series 5 5040s Wet & Dry Shaver, daily in the shower and on a dry face and have notice that I don't get the shave burn or irritated face, when using a razor or my normal Philips Wet and Dry shaver. I would normally shave every 3 days, as my face lights up if I would shave daily but with the Braun Series 5 5040s I haven’t had any problems so far......... what a great first campaign to start for BzzAgent and I looking forward to my next . 

Your Location:
Portsmouth
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27 October, 2014

excellent performance

This is a fantastic product. I normally stay away from electric shavers but this really is excellent. From unboxing it you get a feeling of something that's solid and well built. There is no charge in it initially so you have to plug into the mains - be aware that you need a UK shaver adaptor if you don't have a shaver socket in the bathroom. Leaving it on charge for around an hour gave me enough for a full shave. Fully charged the motor seemed very powerful for the size of the shaver. In use there are all kinds of little bits built in to trim sideburns and beards and I also liked the adjustable head made it easy to get a close shave. I tried this in the shower and it worked fine under the running water. I also tried dry and that also worked well. To compliment the shaver you get a protective plastic cap and also a travel case. I stopped using electric shavers as I tended to get a rash straight away - not so with the Braun. The price was very competitive - this is an excellent shaver, well worth the money and a top grade product. Highly recommended.

Your Location:
Bridgwater
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27 October, 2014

Braun series 5 brilliant flex motion.

I always had problems shaving under my jaw always missing bits. Now I have braun series 5 with its great flex motion I never miss the awkward bits. I have been shaving for just over 14 years and braun series 5 5040s has given me my best ever shave.

Your Location:
Stafford
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27 October, 2014

no more fuzzz heres the bzzz

Never been a fan of electric razors. Tried a few over the years and always gone to wet shaving. Now the braun series 5 wet/dry has been upgraded and im testing it. Dry shave first with 3 days of stubble. No problems for the braun although it left me feeling like I needed to wet shave to finish off. Next time I tried it wet shaving with 1 days stubble. Now the braun steps up to the mark. The addition of a gel foam and this razor shapes up. Its designed well has a nice weight to it. The charge is ample for 3 days of shaves. I would like it to work on the charger lead but as a cordless its a strong contender on the market. For me to be able to wet shave with an electric razor tips the balance. Im giving it a thumbs up.

Your Location:
Walsall
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27 October, 2014

Excellent Shaver

Had this shaver for 4 days now and easy to set up, just plug in converter plug and left overnight to charge. Turned on the shaver and straight away could feel how close the shaver was cutting without irritating my skin and flowed easily over the contours of my skin all the way up to sideburns and under my nose. Used the trim cutter which is effective but hard to see as covered mainly by the shaver but did a good job. As per the easy instructions then washed the shaver which was quick and simple and a great benefit as cleans it quickly without messing around with the brushes. Overall a great close shave and better than my normal other brand. Very impressed

Your Location:
Bilston
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27 October, 2014

Very Powerful Shaver And A Very Close Shave

My dalliances with Electric shavers have never been very successful in the past which was mainly caused from sensitive skin around the neck area which has always seemed to contain the most pesky and stubborn stubble. The fact that an electric shave seems to take as long as a wet shave but equally leaves you feeling like you needed a wet shave all along, ensured I left them alone for 10 years, however the arrival of the Braun Series 5 5040s-5 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver might just change that. Having tried the latest Braun model for 4 dry shaves, I am incredibly impressed and a great shave doesn't take too long thanks to its wide head and a really close shaving mechanism. My only gripe with my early testing of the shaver is the location of the power button, as I have slipped a few times causing me to switch it off by accident but this could be about me getting to grips with the device rather than a design flaw. Before I complete a full review, I intend to give this model a try in the shower to test out the much anticipated wet shave feature with gel and report back but early indications are that this is fantastic electric shaver that might just rival the wet shave in my daily routine.

Your Location:
Honiton
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27 October, 2014

A Cut Above

I received my Braun series 5 a week ago and have had plenty of opportunities to use it in dry and wet shave mode. On the whole there are lots positives than negatives with this Braun model. It shaves well in both modes leaving the skin on my face and neck feeling smooth and as important not leaving a uncomfortable rash on my neck which alot of shavers I have previously used have done. I found the wet shave mode saved me at least 15 minutes in the morning as I could use it while showering so I could have extra time to enjoy my breakfast. There were only a couple of small negatives about the shaved, I had some trouble removing some stubborn hair under the jaw line because of it being awkward angles but I did eventually remove them with some effort. The other negative was the cleaning aspect of shavers after use, the cleaning brush supplied Isn't that good at cleaning the shaved cutting elements and it does take a lot of time to clean it properly. Overall, the Braun series 5 shaver does a good job at looking after your shaving needs.

Your Location:
Roade
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27 October, 2014

Braun Shaver has the WOW Factor

As soon as you switch on the Braun 5040s series 5 Wet and Dry Shaver the power of the motor makes you realise this shaver is different. When I shave I always get irritation under my chin and during hot weather or at the Gym the chin gets very itchy. I have been using the Braun 5049 shaver now for a week and WOW no irritation. Because of the powerful motor you do not need to apply as much pressure to get a close shave and its faster. I dont normally use shaving gel but I wanted to try the 'Wet Shave' and I found the shave to be even closer. I must admit I have used Braun Shavers before and have always found them to be one of the best Electric Shavers around. This is honestly the best shave ever and I no longer suffer Chin Irritation. My friends have noticed the Redness I normally have on my chin has gone. When I told them why they were amazed how changing your Shaver can cure a skin problem. The Braun series 5 with Flex MotionTec wins the WOW factor.