Eltron #el-3040 Compact Travel Shaver

Eltron #el-3040 Compact Travel Shaver

  • Slide up Trimmer for sideburns and styling
  • 1 1/2 wide single foil
  • Uses a full size cutter for maximum cutting
  • Battery operated for anywhere use
  • Dry use only

The Eltron el-3040 is a men’s “on the go” battery shaver with trimmer.

List Price: $ 11.99

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3 Responses to Eltron #el-3040 Compact Travel Shaver

  1. chicagobent says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Shave, Room For Improvement, November 25, 2012
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    First Impressions-The shaver itself is smaller than any travel shaver I have ever had before (smaller in height, width and depth). I do not have very big hands and find this to be a plus, especially for a travel shaver, but some with big hands may find it too small. The width of the shaving head is about the same as the Braun M60 and slightly smaller than the Panasonic ES3831K. The color is a deep blue/grey with silver accents. The plastic feels quite solid and the bottom cap mechanism where the batteries go is attached when opened so it will not be lost and works quite well. The protective cap to cover the foil is cheap and might not stay on when the shaver is packed for travel without a rubberband. Overall, the shaver is solid and quite compact.

    The good: The hole pattern on the foil is traditional (as compared to the “smartfoil” design on the Braun M60 which I do not like). The shaver is not too loud when operating and it has a very functional trimmer. I got a very good dry shave without any irritation. That said, this shaver is slightly more harsh than the Braun M60, but in my opinion, much more effective at dry shaving. Unlike the Braun M-60, this shaver is not designed to be used wet nor is it water washable. The trimmer works well once extended and is positioned so that it can be used in combination with the foil, which is particularly helpful at shaving any missed or longer hairs, especially on the neck. A replacement foil and cutter pack is available directly from Eltron at a price which is well less than the cost of the shaver which is good for the environment.

    The bad: The on/off switch functions smoothly and easily, but it does not have any type of travel lock. While it has a dot in the middle which matches the shaver body’s color and which I assumed was a button which needed to be pushed in order to switch on the shaver, it is just a decorative element and not a travel lock to prevent the shaver from being switched on while in your bag. The trimmer, while very effective, is very difficult to push up into the on position and also very difficult to retract. It does click into both positions, but it does not slide easily like the on/off switch. Perhaps it will get easier over time. Finally, when done shaving, it is very difficult to remove the foil head assembly in order to brush off the blade. There is no release button to push and there are no ridges on the sides to make it easy to grasp. If you push one side of the head toward the other side, then you can lift the other side up and the head will come off for brush cleaning. That said, it is not as easy as it should be. Again, perhaps this will become easier over time.

    Overall: This shaver is solidly built, very compact, comes with a trimmer and gives an excellent dry shave for an extremely low price. It could certainly be used as an everyday shaver. I am using it with Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries and they seem to work quite well with this shaver. I expect the shaver will last quite a while. However, I would stay away from this shaver if you have arthritis or get frustrated trying to open things up which do not open easily. I would have given it five stars if there was a release button to remove the foil head assembly for blade cleaning. Overall, for me, this is a better shaver than the Braun M60 because it gives me a better dry shave which I prefer. For those who prefer a wet shave, the Braun does give an excellent wet shave. I have yet to try or compare the Panasonic ES3831K, but that is also said to be a better wet shaver than it is a dry shaver.

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  2. Steven says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Electric Shaver for Travel or Regular Daily Use, March 22, 2013
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    Steven

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    Good, clean shave using a light, medium, or heavy touch. Works with conventional or rechargeable AA batteries. NiCD ones last more than 10 days for my beard. Engaging the trimmer is difficult, but not all that bad; which is better than having it engage when you don’t want it to be cutting. Tip: use your thumbnail to remove the cover for cleaning.

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  3. J. Chiang says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Light weight, though doesn’t cut clean, July 22, 2013
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    J. Chiang (Cerritos, CA USA) –
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    I got this shaver for my backpacking trip. The shaver is less than 3 oz, but it doesn’t cut as clean as my Panasonic ES3831 (about 5.4 oz). It takes about twice as long to shave with Eltron than with Panasonic. Trading weight for efficiency…

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