Braun 3 series 340S-4 Ratings
PERFORMANCE - 70%
CLEANING - 90%
CHARGING/RUNNING RATIO - 70%
PORTABILITY - 80%
COMFORT - 70%
We like the fact that Braun does not make any quality compromises, even when it comes to cheap shavers. Despite being very affordable, this shaver proves to be very efficient.
If you are looking for a cheap yet efficient electric shaver, Braun 3 series 340S-4 model is your best bet. For only $59.99, this product offers a clean and quick shave. The shaving performance of the 340S-4 unit is the same as the performance of all Series 3 shavers, but this model does have some unique features. Lets take a closer look at it and see if it is worth trying.
One of the main features of the Series 3 shavers is the SensoFoil which has an improved cutting performance without putting any pressure on the skin. This particular model also has a triple action free float system that features 3 independent cutting elements, designed to adapt and perfectly contour a user’s face. This technology is very useful when dealing short beards, but also when dealing with 3-day beards, which can be quite stubborn. It has two main foils and a middle trimmer. Together, these three foils create a progressively closer shave.Braun 3 series 340S-4 Wet Dry Shaver Picture
The 340S-4 model can be used both wet and dry. It is great for shaving under the shower but also for those moments when you want to give yourself a nice dry shave, before a meeting or a date. Men with sensitive skin, can use this shaver with either shaving foam or shaving gel. In order to be as convenient as possible, this Series 3 unit also comes with a precision head lock, a long hair trimmer and a LED screen which displays the battery status, the cutting parts’ efficiency as well as the hygiene status. The head lock is designed in order to allow a more precise shave in less than smooth surfaces. the precision long hair trimmer is great for trimming a mustache, a beard and the sideburns. The cutter parts should be replaced, once every 18 months.Braun 3 series 340S-4 Wet Dry Shaver Picture
Generally, people with sensitive skin are better off using rotary shavers, which have better face-contouring abilities. However, this is tested to produce 30% less irritation and rashes than most rotary shavers, even the ones with built-in skin conditioners. The hygiene status is very useful in helping you prevent skin discomforts. For optimal results, Braun advises their customers to only shave after washing their face. Furthermore, the product should be kept at a 90 degree angle to the skin. The shaving direction should be against the direction of the hair growth.Braun 3 series 340S-4 Wet Dry Shaver Picture
Braun is well known for its efficient built-in cleaning system (as they are the ones who invented it), and the Series 3 models prove that electric shavers don’t need to be expensive in order to be sophisticated and convenient. The Series 3 items are the only electric shavers in the world which feature a 4-step, alcohol based cleaning system. The alcohol based solution used by this system eliminates 99,999% of bacteria and germs. While it is being cleaned, it is also charging, and at the end of the cleaning cycle, the blades are lubricated. Not only is this cleaning system 10 times more sanitary than manual cleaning, but it also prolongs the life of the blades. Furthermore, this system is not very expensive as the refill cartridge only needs to be replaced 4 times a year. To make things even more appealing, the cleaning process also leaves it bathed with a refreshing lemon scent. However, if you ever find yourself out of the cleaning solution, you needed worry; you can wash the shaver manually, since it is 100% waterproof and washable. If you own an older Braun model, you should know that its cleaning system will not be compatible with the 3 series 340S, which only works with its own cleaning system.Braun 3 series 340S-4 Wet Dry Shaver Picture
This beauty tool is fully portable. It comes with a traveling pouch and it can adapt to an outlet voltage of 100V-240V. Additionally, it has a special cord set, with an integrated Safety Extra Low Voltage power supply. You are not to exchange or tamper with any part of this cord, or you will expose yourself to the risk of an electric shock.Braun 3 series 340S-4 Wet Dry Shaver Picture
As we mentioned above, this product is charging while it is cleaning itself. It can work both cordless and corded. It takes one hour for the battery to fully charge. A full battery offers about 45 minutes of shaving time. This is what we call an average charging-running ratio. Furthermore, 5 minutes of charging time is quite enough for a quick, cordless shave.Braun 3 series 340S-4 Wet Dry Shaver Picture
Warranty and durability
We are well aware of the fact that Braun is a trusted electric shaver brand. Nevertheless, we like when our beliefs are reinforced by a good warranty system. This particular item comes with a 2 year warranty.