Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 9100

There are plenty of options and variations when it comes to finding a good facial hair grooming tool. Different models have varying features and getting the best beard trimmer to meet your needs can be a bit hectic.

I have been in the same dilemma before and found it quite useful to carry out detailed comparisons before making a purchase.

Some of the main factors you need to have in mind are the cost, the length range, features and user ratings.

Whether it can be used cordless or not is also another important factor you should have in mind. In addition to choosing a trimmer, you also want to consider using a beard conditioner.

I take male grooming very seriously because how you present yourself is more like a mirror image of who you really are.

Being in the entertainment industry, my personal image is as much a part of my brand and products.

This is why I am keen on detail when trimming my van dyke (which is a goatee and mustache combo).

After carrying out some market research and comparing different models in the market, I opted for a good quality trimmer that meets all my needs: The Philips Norelco Beard trimmer 9100.

It is the world’s first beard trimmer with a built in laser guide which lends more than just an ordinary control experience when shaving. The laser guide proves to be quite effective as well as efficient.

You can create any type of look you prefer. Whether you are used to changing your beard such that you have different beard styles for varying occasions or would simply like to break the ice and try out some cool beard styles, it all boils down to choosing the right equipment. 

Length range

With 17 length precision settings, the trimmer makes it easier for you to get the beard length and exact stubble you want.

You simply cannot compare this to the Panasonic ER-CA35-K or the Remington MB-200 Titanium which have 7 and 9 length adjustments respectively.

Laser Guide for Precise Results

A pop-up laser guide directly projects on your face for proper alignment before you start trimming. Moreover, it is a Class 1 laser which means that it is safe for the eyes.

With such precision, it is easy to create perfectly straight and symmetrical lines every time you shave. Who said you can’t trim your Beard like Jax Teller or Tim Trager (both of the sons of Anarchy TV series).

Additional features

The trimmer is also double sided with a narrow end to style areas that are a bit hard to reach such as the mouth and a wider end for perfectly straight lines on the neck and sideburns.

For the best results, the trimmer is equipped with a zoom wheel that enables you to automatically lock in on one of the 17 lengths with as little as 0.2 mm between length settings. 

Easy cleaning and maintenance

The fully washable design of this trimmer makes for easy cleaning. Simply rinse under the faucet and you are good to go. The self-sharpening blades are made of ground chromium steel that require no maintenance or oiling.

Imagine pulling off the Carlos Acosta (of the Gang Related TV series) look without having to spend much on maintenance.

The blades also have rounded tips and two combs for a more comfortable trim without any skin irritation.

One of the combs is a detail comb for greater control and the other is a detail comb which helps in even trimming.


Another great thing about this trimmer is that it has amazing power. The lithium ion rechargeable battery gives you a full hour of power after an hour’s charge.

This makes it a great option especially if you are a traveller like myself. You also have the option to use it either corded or cordless and it comes with a pouch for safe storage.

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