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

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 within this section.

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4.23/5 (116)
66% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
New Haven, IN
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16 February, 2015

Braun Cordless Shaver Series 5

The Braun shaver series 5 shaver is a very good shaver. I own other shavers. In my opinion The Braun shaver gives a cleanest shave of all of the other electric shavers.I have a problem with shavers getting my neck shaved under my jaw. This shaver will get the spot clean. I would note that I have to make several passes to accomplish this.The Shaver has a powerful motor and a very long lasting battery. I do enjoy using the shaver while I'm watching TV or reading news on the internet. Accomplishing multiple tasks at once.The shaver is able to be used in the shower and you are able to use shaving cream or gel. I have found the razor to work the best on dry skin.I like the razor for everyday use. It gives a very clean shave and is very convenient allowing me to shave while I'm doing other tasks. In fact I am using it now. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Cherry Hill, NJ
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30 June, 2014

My first smooth shave with the BRAUN WET & DRY SHAVER

I must admit that I was anticipating the arrival of the electric razor. I was familiar with other brands, but not the BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER. After opening the box, I was very impressed with the packaging. The BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER is very sleek.I was impressed with the size and handle of the razor. The Black sleek body of the razor fits perfectly when I started to shave. I was growing a beard in anticipation of the razor's arrival. I had two weeks of growth.I usually use a straight razor with my Lab Series shave cream. I really get a close shave that is smooth and clean. I started out with the BRAUN WET & DRY SHAVER, and experienced a very smooth shave with the first stroke. My skin was very smooth, as if I were shaving with a clean straight razor. I proceeded to use the BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER for the rest of my face.I was impressed with the overall shave and operation of the BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER. The handle and the fact that the razor is cordless allows you to move and view your face in multiple places.The razor has a strong moor and works extremely well. I like the compact form of the razor and the smooth motion that the razor provides. The fact that the razor is compact means that I can use it on my business trips and not have to worry about carrying cream, razors and other items.Overall, I give the BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER an A+. The razor is heads above the others on the market. I would and have recommended the razor to several people and look forward to using the razor twice a week. For the man on the go and for people that like new gadgets and the latest/greatest tools on the market, the BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER, is a must have. This is the best razor that I have used in the last ten years. Make sure to add the BRAUN SERIES 5 5040 WET & DRY SHAVER to your hygiene tool kit.

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Your Location:
Monmouth Junction, NJ
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30 June, 2014

Really great razor!

This razor gives the close shave I want, while leaving my hair and goatee in place! Gives me the ability to trim it as close as I like. Feels great, not cheaply made. I would buy this in a heartbeat!

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Your Location:
Carpentersville, IL
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16 February, 2015

Best electric razor

This braun series 5 wet & dry is outstanding. I have only used dry mode so far, but it's smooth, very easy to use and most importantly doesn't involve going over the same area to catch stray hairs, it shaves really close. So far I have experienced a considerable improvement from other shavers that I have had over several years. And this new braun series 5 is highly recommended. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Clinton Township, MI
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16 February, 2015

Great shaver

When the razor arrived I took it out of the packaging and started charging. This delivers a close,comfortable shave,without irritation and is easy to use. I like that it can be used wet or dry. I used it for over a week without needing to charge it again. I would recommend this because it is well made,reasonably priced and a great product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Everett, MA
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30 June, 2014

Multi Shaving Electric Razor

After receiving the 5040S Shaver from Braun, the Series 5 was quite pleasant to use, easy to dismantle,clean and put away for travel use.Let me start off that this electric razor is estetically good looking, with its black body and blue accents. It is easy to hold and grip since the sides have a rough edge in which one can hold it, without it falling. The multi shaving aspects are 1. it shaves in wet skin, 2, dry skin and 3, can cut sideburns.1. Shaiving in wet skin or wet face has never been so easy. Its easy to do, picks up and removes the unwanted hair. It is easy to manage the shaver, its small enough to go around the face and neck. There is little noise from the razor and it leaves the face clean and without any hair.2. Shaving in dry skin was stupendes and fast. It was easy to shave, I can manover the shaver anyway I wanted and go as many times I wanted to leave me with a clean and smooth face. No hair was left my shave. I did however have to go over a few times the same area, to leave my face smooth.3. Cutting my sideburns. It was also quite simple, and cut off the area that I wanted, and left my sides clean with out any hair or rough spots. I did it once and the hair was gone.This shaver is easy to manover, small, estitically nice, does not look like a dull shaver, and very quiet. Its easy to plug into an outlet as well easy to have it recharged. It will leave you with a smooth skin after the shave with no rough hair patches or scratches. It must be unhooked from the power adapter to function which makes it very easy to do. The buttons on the shaver are very specific and its very easy to figure out what one has to do. The blades and screens are of good quailty and not dangerous to leave out.

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Your Location:
Andover, MA
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16 February, 2015

Always a disposable razor user but there is room for this electric in my medicine chest

I have always been a disposable razor user and this is the first time i have used an electric razor. I have to say i was pleasantly surprised. This braun shaver did a great job, maybe not as well as regular steel blade but surprisingly good. I do not think it would ever 100% replace a normal blade but it did a very good job.This unit can also be used wet but i did not have the hart to dunk it in water. I got the best results by shaving after i got out of the shower. If you are looking for a replacement electric razor this is a no brainer it works well - get this one. If you have never used one before give this unit a try, i think you will like it. Braun sent me this shaver to try so in my case i got it for free, but with what i know about it now i would not hesitate to run out and buy one. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Morrisville, NC
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16 February, 2015

Braun Series 5 5040 - I’ve Shaved With Worse

When I first received the Braun Series 5 5040 Wet/Dry Shaver, I was excited to use the product. I probably haven’t used an electric shaver since high school.Upon receiving the shaver, the first think I noticed was how the product felt in my hand. It was a good weight that I felt would give me the advantage of a steady, secure shave. The other feature I appreciated was that there was no need for a chord to tether you to a wall each time you shave.My first two shaves with the product did not go well. I only tried dry-shaving with the razor the first two times. The shave was close in some areas, while it looked like it actually put more hair on my neck and chin. Basically, the shaver cut the thinner hair on my cheeks.Still, I thought the product had some hope after I read some reviews online, so I tried using the shaver for a "wet shave". I think this option did even worse. After reading the manual for the product, it almost sounded as though I would electrocute myself if I did anything at all wrong for the "wet shave".After three weeks of uneven shaves, I finally got a dry shave to give me a smooth and somewhat consistent shave. I will say that shave took nearly 30 minutes due to strenuous spot-shaving (digging the razor into my neck and trouble spots to remove stubble).Overall, I was very dissatisfied with the product. This item will end up on that box we all keep in the back of the closet with old cell phones, broken mouse pads, and dead batteries. I’ll stick to using cheap razors for ten minutes each day, instead of 30 minutes struggling with an electric shaver and going over my face again with a blade. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Kansas City, MO
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08 July, 2014

smooth shaving

I personally enjoyed my new wet/ dry shaver! I was a little sceptical at first being a mach 3 guy... but was very impressed with the shave. it was a very user friendly product with a great shave and smooth finish. Also very convenient to use in or out of the shower. Will definitely recommend this product to all my buddies!

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Your Location:
Buckeye, AZ
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16 February, 2015

Good back up

I've used other Braun products before and belive this one is good just not as my everyday use tool. It seems that my other braun gave me a better shave. I had to go over the area a few times to get the smooth result I like. It has it pros I did like how I can easily plug it in and have it charged and ready the day I decided to travel. I just tossed it in my suit case and didn't have to worry my whole trip. Neither did I have to worry about a cleaning solution. Another good thing this razor offers is its ability to be used in the shower which really helps when I run late. Overall I would probably use this type of savor as my backup. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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