Highlights

FlexMotionTec. Flexible head beats stubborn hair.

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

MicroMotion

MicroMotion

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

MacroMotion

MacroMotion

The pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates along 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 meter deep 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 for a convenient indication of battery status with low charge warning, as well as travel lock.

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

Skin friendly precision trimmer for accurate moustache and sideburn shaping.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

Braun MultiHeadLock offers 5 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 1hour - for up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A quick 5 minutes charge is sufficient for 1 cordless shave.

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Series 5 is rechargeable, working both cordless and corded. All Series 5 shavers use a powerful 3.6V 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 moisturizing shaving experience without the slightest compromise in shaving performance.

Thoroughness in every detail. Made in Germany

A shaver built to race car perfection. See and feel the precision, the materials, the surfaces, the ergonomics. Touch the rubberized 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

Get back 100% shaving performance.

Find the right foil & cutter block Find the right foil & cutter block

FAQs

Braun Series 5 FAQs

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

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

Why would 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 cleaned, charged and lubricated automatically.

I already have a Cleaning Center 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 Centers.

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

How often do I need to exchange 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 like new, every day. The Save & Subscribe option from Amazon allows you to subscribe for a regular home delivery and at the same time save 10% on the price of the Clean&Charge refill. You don't have to think about it and always have a Clean&Charge refill available when you need it.

Do you have any recommendation on how to shave with an electric foil shaver?
We recommend that you shave before you take a shower. After a few days without shaving, for example over a weekend, you should trim your stubble before you shave. Stretch the skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. At all times, hold the shaver at right angles (90°) to your skin. In difficult to shave areas like under the nose you can also use the MultiHeadLock switch to lock the shaver head and manually set one of five available shaver head angles as it suits best to your needs. Keep the pressure even to achieve the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun. To trim sideburns, moustache or beard, Series 5 features an integrated precision trimmer with superior cutting performance. In order to use this comfortable and precise tool, simply slide the trimmer upwards.

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

Does the battery have a memory effect as we know it from cell phones or laptops?
No, the Series 5 shavers use a Li-ion battery which has no memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). Li-Ion batteries are therefore the most powerful and long-lasting batteries available 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

    Protection cap

  • Charging cord for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Charging cord

  • Cleaning brush for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Cleaning brush

  • Appliance oil for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Appliance oil

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Braun does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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4.25/5 (122)
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    3.33/5
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    4/5
66% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Maryville, TN
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30 June, 2014

The best shave ever.

I am unfortunatly one of those guy's who needs to shave twice a day, and to be frank I don't want to. When I received this shaver, I was not expecting much, but I was very surprised at how close it shaved, and the comfort of using it. I have used it as a dry shaver, and love it. I don't expect it will be necessary to use it wet, the shave is so close I can get away with 1 shave a day, and for me that is a time huge time saver, and the wife really appreciates not having to clean my side of the vanity every day. My wife has been a BzzAgent for a year or so, and I have benefited from the great food products she gets, but I am a fan myself now, and look foward to getting more product to try in the future. Just want to say great product Braun, and thank you BzzAgent for letting be a part of this wonderful product.

Your Location:
McKinney, TX
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30 June, 2014

Braun 5040 wet/dry shaver vs the bald head

First impression out of the box - solid feel in the hand, easy to grip. Received on Tuesday, plugged it in (day 0). Day 1 morning tried it out dry on head and face. Pivot head is great. Moves freely to keep the cutting foil aligned to cutting surface. Unlike my rotary head electric razor, the Braun gave a good shave on the first pass. Trimmer is very useful for the goatee. Same time required to shave head and face compared to blade. Closeness is not equal to blade but far closer than rotary head razor. Cleaning was easy. Day 2 tried it out wet with shaving cream on head and face. Shave quality approximately the same as dry. Time was longer due to cleaning. I need to refine process. Oiled razor after cleaning. Initial impressions - solid feel/construction, smooth shave, easy to use. More to follow.

Your Location:
Moreno Valley, CA
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30 June, 2014

Smooth Face

This braun shaver is amazing! When I first got it I assumed it was going to be like the other brands I have bought before. Not so good. But after trying it I was impressed. The fact that it only needs 1 hour to charge now thats cool. It is easy to clean. It is really nice on your face when your shaving. You can shave wet or dry. I tried both and loved it.

Your Location:
Menomonee Falls, WI
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30 June, 2014

Pivot Head Works Great

Very nice and solid shaver. The pivot head works great and makes shaving around the chin and neck easy and takes a lot less time. Very nice that all the clippings are not falling all over the counter, saves on cleaning the sink every time you shave. Shaver is also very quiet, so it is great to use while others can sleep in.

Your Location:
Riverside, CA
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30 June, 2014

Close shave, yet convenient.

Do you hate to shave? Is your skin easily irritated? Do you like options? Then this may be the electric razor for you... The Braun Series 5 5040 let's you choose - you can shave with gel/cream or you can shave dry as with a typical electric razor. Either way the result is as close a shave as I have ever had with an electric razor if not better. I like the flexibility in the head and the independence of the shaving areas. The result was that even the more stiff hairs were cut and it got the stubble regardless of the directions the hairs were pointed. I typically use a mid to high-end range electric razor for my daily maintenance. I also use a groomer to keep the mustache and goatee in shape. Typically on the weekend I also do one or two shaves with a traditional style razor and gel to get a fully groomed face. I say thumbs up to this new option from Braun - as they used to say on a commercial - "Try it - you'll like it!"

Your Location:
Easley, SC
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30 June, 2014

Braun 5040 What a Pleasant Surprise

As a user of Phillips Norelco three headed 7310 razors for quite awhile I was very skeptical of a foil headed shaver. WOW!!!! The tricky hairs on the adams apple, GONE. Sideburn trimming, smooth and easy, and under the nose those elusive hairs, GONE. I honestly would never have tried this shaver but cannot be more pleased with the performance and results I have received. Keep in mind I have only used it a week. What other new tricks are yet to come.

Your Location:
Hickory, NC
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30 June, 2014

Best shaver ever

I am in the military and have used different shavers for the last 12 years. This one is by far the best I have ever seen or used. I shaved with a razor in the morning for work and when I received the Braun 5040 I charged it and used it just to see. It still cut with as little hair that was there. I did not get ANY shaver burn what so ever which always drove me crazy. This is something that I will and have used every day since I have received it. I have told many of my friends about it and told them it is a great gift if you have anyone in the military. I wanted a shaver that cut with less strokes and was able to get those little hairs. I also wanted something that did not cause irritation after I was finished where that "burn" feeling happened. Lastly I wanted a shaver that left my face smooth. This shaver fits everything I have been looking for.

Your Location:
Springfield, MA
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30 June, 2014

This Shaver if FANTASTIC

I received the Braun Shaver and charged it. The next morning I tried it and I am hooked. This is the best shaver I have ever used. Its the closest shave I have ever gotten with and electric shaver. I Love it. I suggest that you run right out and buy one, because you will never use a regular razor again. I have tried electric shavers before and was never really impressed with them. This one is on a whole new level. Its comfortable in my hand, its not loud, it shaves close. And your face and neck feel great when you are done using it. Run don't walk to get yourself one.

Your Location:
Alpharetta, GA
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30 June, 2014

Want to use the "Best Shaver" ever ????

My new Braun Series 5 5040 Wet & Dry shaver is the best shaver I have ever had !! Use it in the shower wet or in front of the vanity dry, it doesn't matter. It gives an awesome close shave no matter which way I shave. Go get yours today !! Highly recommended !!Great swivel head and side burn trimmer. And my wife liked it too!!!

Your Location:
Terre Haute, IN
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30 June, 2014

A GREAT Shaver

I have had the same electric shaver for 10 years. If it's not broke don't fix it....well let me say that was before I used my new Braun wet/ dry series 5 shaver . I have used the Braun 3 times since I received it in the mail. What a GREAT shaver. The shave was so close. The Braun didn't pull my hair like my old shaver. I can't believe how smooth my face feels. I love that I can shave in the shower, which I couldn't do with my old shaver. I also love the pivoting head, it makes shaving easy. I am so impressed with the Braun Wet/Dry series 5 shaver for men.