Test and Review: Braun MGK3080, multifunctional trimmer

Pros
  • Price/performance ratio
  • Rich accessories for hair and beard
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • The missing piece to cutting and shaving perfection
  • Cut length adjustment system
Total rating
3.7/5

If you're looking for a trimmer that won't let you down, the Braun MGK3080 is the one for you. With up to 9 different shaving styles, a waterproof design, and great battery life to boot. Count on a versatile trimmer for men who know what style is best for them.

7 shaving attachments, great battery life, Wet & Dry function

Braun, the German company that is a pioneer in the men's shaving market, understands men's desire for a perfect look. The Braun MGK3080 hair and beard trimmer is literally everything you need to achieve it. What's in the 9in1 package? Find out in this test.

Accessories

It is the accessories that make this trimmer a very interesting product. As the original name suggests, Multi Groomer Kits, Braun is all about maximum flexibility. Whatever you have planned for your face, this trimmer will not disappoint.

As hinted at in the introduction, there are 7 smart attachments and a Gillete Fusion manual shaver in the package, in addition to the trimmer itself. Now let's take a look at the list of attachments and their functions.

Package includes:

  • Braun MGK3080 trimmer,
  • beard comb with adjustable length range 3-11 mm,
  • beard comb with adjustable length range 13-21 mm,
  • fixed length combs 1 mm & 2 mm
  • body care attachment,
  • precision trimmer,
  • nose and ear hair trimmer,
  • Gillete Fusion manual shaver,
  • cleaning brush,
  • SmartPlug charger,
  • practical travel case.
Braun MGK3080 trimmer package contents
Braun MGK3080 trimmer package contents

Braun MGK3080 Trimmer Features

As already mentioned, this trimmer can handle all kinds of shaving. 7 different attachments give you a real choice, and you definitely won't miss the tool you need.

Let's take a look at the individual shaving elements.

Beard grooming

Four combs allow you to choose beard lengths from 1mm to 21mm, a flexibility you'll appreciate. That in itself, however, is not too unusual. However, when combined with an additional attachment for precision trimming, or the Gillete Fusion, you can achieve a shave precision that is uncommon with similar products.

Setting the trimmer comb to the desired length is handled in a fairly standard way. It could be better.
Adjusting the trimmer comb to the desired length is handled fairly standardly. It could be better.

Hair styling

The same attachments that we use for beard grooming can of course also be incorporated into hair trimming, and the Braun MGK3080 is not far behind in this area either.

Body Care

Another of the attachments in the package allows us to turn the trimmer into the perfect tool for shaving the entire body. Underarms, chest or groin, nothing is a problem.

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Rating
3.7/5

Nose and ear hair trimming

The last of the available attachments allows easy removal of nose and ear hair, quite comfortably and without unnecessary pulling.

Waterproofing

It's important to note that the blades themselves are made of high quality stainless steel, so they can be expected to have considerable precision and durability. Our description of the Braun trimmer would not be complete, however, if we did not mention waterproofing.

"It will offer you greater convenience and practicality because it can be used safely in the shower. Easy to clean under running water."

Thanks to the Wet & Dry technology, it is indeed possible to use this device in the shower, which is not usual for products of this type and price range. You will appreciate this feature especially when removing body hair, but also in other cases.

For example, the package lacks a more effective method of cleaning the blades besides the brush, but thanks to the waterproof design, there is nothing easier than to rinse the entire razor under running water after shaving, which reliably removes all dirt.

Quality of workmanship and ergonomics

As you would expect from the price level this trimmer is in, the trimmer and the individual attachments are primarily plastic.

It can't be said, however, that this detracts from the convenience or even functionality of the trimmer. It has rubber, non-slip pads in important places, so there's no need to worry about it slipping when using it in the shower.

I also very much appreciate that Braun has been sparing with buttons and unnecessary indicators. There is only one large on/off button on the machine itself. There is also a LED indicator that shows the battery level, and if we use the beard and hair shaving attachments, a button at the back of the machine. This allows us to move the attachment to decide the length of the beard.

But, the big weakness, which in my eyes partly brings this model down, is just the system of adjusting the length of the haircut. Both the detachment and just changing the shave length are done with the same button, and therefore the attachment can accidentally come loose instead of just sliding to the desired position.

Battery life and charging

The power cord is identical to those used in other Braun machines. As with the Braun Series 3 3030s, there's a problem with the length of the charging cable, for which Braun has again chosen a not-so-convenient spiral form. Some pieces, however, got the classic cable. How to differentiate between these two trimmer variants and purchase the right one, we unfortunately don't know.

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Obsah balení zastřihovače Braun MGK3080
Rating
3.7/5

This is only a minor flaw, however, and it doesn't change the overall impression of the product much, given that the Braun MGK3080 is not designed for shaving while charging. For safety reasons, this is not possible.

You can check the charging process on the LED indicator, which will flash while the shaver is charging. Once the steady green light begins to illuminate, the battery is at its full capacity.

The charging time given by the manufacturer is not very different from the actual one.

Braun gives a charging time of 60 minutes, which is roughly in line with reality. After a 60-minute charge, the machine can be used for approximately another 60 minutes, which again corresponds to the information provided by the manufacturer.

At the same time, those who travel frequently will find it useful that the charger adapts to any voltage from 100 to 240 V. Which allows convenient use of most of the world's power outlets

How does the Braun MGK3080 trimmer work?

I have had the opportunity to test this trimmer for 2 months and during that time I have become thoroughly familiar with all the functions, attachments and maintenance. Therefore, the time has come to summarize the experience gained.

An apt Czech proverb fits to describe this trimmer: "Nine crafts, the tenth is misery."

While using most of the features, I felt that this saying perfectly describes the device in my hand. It performed decently for each of the shaving methods, but there was always something missing from perfection. Therefore, I will now focus on each area and mention my experience with each one.

Comfort

As stated above, ergonomically I am happy with the trimmer. Apart from a small problem with the attachments in determining the length of the shave, there is nothing much to fault the device in this respect. It holds well, and the rubber elements ensure that it does not slip, even when wet.

On the other hand, there's no feature that directly pleases or impresses either. The design fits the price level and the purpose of the trimmer.

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Obsah balení zastřihovače Braun MGK3080
Rating
3.7/5

Hair and Beard Trimmer

In the case of classic shaving, whether hair or beard, I have observed that the Braun MGK3080 can handle the easier tasks without any problems, but if you opt for a more challenging style of shaving, it runs out of breath.

When cutting hair, where not much precision is required, it suffices amply. There is nothing to fault the machine in this area. It can cope with any hair length, and thanks to the various attachments, the desired shape and length can be achieved. Thanks to the waterproofness, it is easy to remove the hair from the machine.

However, if we look at how the Braun trimmer performs when shaving the beard, here comes the problem.

First of all, using larger combs especially in areas outside the cheeks can cause some nasty injuries if you're not really careful. At the same time, using finer attachments can cause skin irritation and unpleasant red spots.

Also, if you want to achieve a really even shave at a certain length, you'll probably have to go over the areas several times to get the machine to cope with longer beards. However, if this is not a concern for you, there is no problem.

As I said, this multi-function trimmer can handle the simpler tasks, but for a really comfortable and quality beard shave, you need to use other specialist shavers, such as the Braun Series 7 7899cc, another workhorse from the Braun stable. For precision beard shaping, readers might recommend the Phillips OneBlade Pro, which is also reviewed on our site.

Other Features

I've tried the trimmer and its other attachments several times, and again, extra caution should be taken when shaving body hair, as what I've stated for shaving on curved surfaces applies here. If we are not careful, we can injure ourselves primarily in the groin area.

In the case of trimming nasal and ear hair I am satisfied, the trimmer really lives up to the manufacturer's promise. The process is not painful and everything is done quickly.

I really have to appreciate the waterproofness and thanks to that the possibility to use the trimmer in the shower, which opens up a lot of new possibilities for wet shaving. Especially for trimming curly hair, this option is invaluable. In general, the Braun MGK3080 can really be described as a very flexible trimmer, which will be sufficient for your needs, as long as you do not put too difficult a task in front of it.

Cleaning and Maintenance

As I have already suggested, there are two ways to clean the Braun MGK3080. Using the included brush, or directly under running water. Personally, I have never used the brush, just running water has always been enough to clean the device, which reliably got rid of any remaining beard.

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Obsah balení zastřihovače Braun MGK3080
Rating
3.7/5

Conclusion - who is the trimmer suitable for?

Braun MGK3080 certainly deserves its place in the men's bathroom. It's not the most sophisticated trimmer, but considering the price point it's at, you can't expect much more.

Personally, I would recommend this trimmer to all men who like to change their look, need a trimmer they can rely on, but don't want to spend half a day in front of the mirror in the bathroom and spend half their paycheck.

The Braun MGK3080 is a workhorse that grooms you from head to toe!
The MGK3080 is a workhorse that grooms you from head to toe!"

As I said, as Braun's flagship multi-function trimmer (there are other trimmers in the same range, but with less variation in attachments) it provides enough flexibility, but for a truly professional hair or beard shave you'll need to choose a specialist and, above all, more expensive product. For example, the Braun Series 9 9290cc. Still, I am happy with the Braun MGK3080.

User manual Braun MGK3080

Hodnocení
Datum vydání
Braun MGK 3080
  • Shave quality
  • Built quality
  • Battery
  • Value
3.7

A truly versatile trimmer

If you're looking for a trimmer that won't let you down, the Braun MGK3080 is the one for you. With up to 9 different shaving styles, a waterproof design, and great battery life to boot. Count on a versatile trimmer for men who know what style is best for them.

7 shaving attachments, great battery life, Wet & Dry function

Pros

  • Price/performance ratio
  • Rich accessories for hair and beard
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • The missing piece to cutting and shaving perfection
  • Cut length adjustment system
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