Perhaps you’ve noticed that beards are more popular than they were even 5 years ago. Maybe you’ve also noticed that wild, unkempt, overgrown facial hair – think Bunyan-esque beards, enormous sideburns and drooping moustaches – are far and few between.
Rather than unbridled hirsuteness, many men have embraced a facial hair aesthetic that’s both rugged and clean, with short, precisely shaped and trimmed beards.
The difficulty in achieving this look lies in the fact that most men do not have perfectly symmetrical faces, nor does facial hair always grow the same way or with identical density on both sides. And then, there’s simple human error. Can you draw a perfectly straight line unassisted (without a ruler or markings on a sheet of paper to guide you)? If you’re like me, you probably can’t. Now imagine trying to cut a perfectly aligned neckline or clean edge where your beard grows along your cheeks without some sort of guide.
That’s where the Philips 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer comes in. It uses a laser guidance system to project a line of light that shows you exactly where the hairs will be cut. Let’s more closely examine the key features of this revolutionary trimmer.
Philips BT9280/33 Series 9000 Best Features
- Unique laser-guided trimmer provides amazing precision
- Accurate Laser Beam guidance system emits red light for precise cuts
- Completely Cordless, easy to use and rechargeable
- Close, precise and even trimming experience
- Choose exact length of hair with stubble mode
- Dual sided with reversible trimmer offers versatility styling option
Philips Series 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer Review
Perfect Precision, Every Time
The Philips 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer uses a laser guide to project a thin, sharp-edged and easy-to-see line onto your face, showing you precisely where your facial hair will be cut. This allows you stop guessing at the outcome and cut accurate, straight lines for neat, symmetrical beard styles.
The dual-sided trimmer gives you two options in one blade. For cutting larger areas of your beard, use the 32 mm high performance trimmer, for even and quick trims. Of course, the face has many angles, and some parts of your beard are probably harder to access (and easier to mess up) than others. That’s where the 15 mm precision trimmer comes into play. Simply turn the blade around to cut closely without damaging your skin – a feature that’s perfect for defining the edges of your beard.
Safe, Comfortable and Easy to Clean
You might be concerned about having a laser in close proximity to your eyes. There’s no need for alarm, however – the laser guide used in the Philips 9000 isn’t the type found in high powered laser pointers known to cause eye damage – it’s a Class I laser which is in compliance with IEC60825-1(a standard defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission) and proven through thorough testing not to be harmful to the eyes.
Because the steel blades are self-sharpening, they stay sharp much longer than conventional blades. The advantage (apart from having to replace the blades much less frequently than non-self-sharpening blades) is that hairs are always cut quickly and cleanly without tugging. Despite the sharpness of the blades, they utilize rounded tips and combs to prevent skin irritation.
Cleaning the Laser Guided Beard Trimmer is easy. It’s designed to be 100% waterproof – all that’s necessary to clean it is to rinse it under the tap after use.
Versatile Enough for any Facial Hair Style
Maintaining a short beard is easy – just lock the trimmer into any one of the seven length settings, between 0.4 and 7 mm, and trim. Use the very short 0.4 mm setting for stubble and any of the other 6 settings for a short, manageable beard.
Advanced Technology for Maximum Functionality
At a glance, you can check the LED display, which displays the length setting you’ve chosen – and the battery level, which means you’ll always know when it’s time to recharge (a process which only takes one hour). And if the battery runs low while you’re trimming your beard, simply plug the trimmer in and continue. Because the charger is designed with integrated international voltage compatibility (100 to 240 volts), you can plug it in to charge anywhere in the world. The trimmer has a two-year worldwide guarantee and never needs oiling, for maintenance-free use.
The Philips 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer is a fantastic choice for any man whose hand-eye coordination isn’t up to the task to sculpting a perfectly shaped beard (and I bet that includes most of us). I was a bit sceptical of a trimmer with an integrated laser, but after a few uses, I was sold on the technology, and I’m sure you will be, too.