Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 with laserShould you buy this new laser beard trimmer?

14 December 2013

The new Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 series have an in-built laser to help with precision trimming. But will it really give you a smooth and smart close shave, or leave you with straggly hairs and uneven stubble? 

This Philips beard trimmer is a world first, a beard trimmer with a built-in laser designed to give you the precision needed for a straight edged beard. 

We got a hirsute researcher to try it out - find out if the Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 with laser should be under your tree this Christmas.

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As well as a built-in laser, you can choose from 17 stubble lengths, using the wheel built through the handle and a digital display to show the chosen setting. There's also a battery icon to indicate the power left, to avoid being caught out mid trim.

If you, or your loved one, has a combination of stubble, a thing for gadgets and a love of anything with a laser, this might be perfect. But to find out how it fared in the hands of our researcher, a regular beard trimmer user, see his review of the Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 with laser.

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