The Laser Guided Philips Norelco 9100 Beard Trimmer Review


Philips Norelco 9100

The Philips Norelco 9100 is the worlds first laser guided beard trimmer, designed specifically for precise line trimming.

Philips Norelco 9100 Main Features

 The laser

By far the coolest feature and most likely the main reason for the high price tag. The beard trimmer projects a laser line on your face to assist you in sculpting perfectly straight precision beards.

It takes a while to figure out how best to use the laser as it doesn’t stay in a fixed position when you start trimming. Most have enjoyed success by using the laser as a pre-planning tool to assess exactly where to trim, and then as a follow up to see if any spots have been missed in order to ensure precise lines.


Self sharpening blades

The blades are made of finely ground chromium steel and have self-sharpening blades is awesome as this eliminates the need for having to keep the blades lubricated with oil and prolongs its use with minimal maintenance required.


Other Features

Long use per charge

Using a Lithium-ion battery,you should get about one hour of use after one hour of charging the trimmer.

You can also use it when it is plugged in and still charging which is an added bonus.


17 length settings

1/64 to 9/32 inches(0.4mm to 7mm). With as little as 0.2mm between settings, you can be sure that you will find your exact preffered length.


Digital display

The 9100 has a digital display for comb lengths. I love it, I use different length settings for different sections on my face so too often with old trimmers I have struggled to read and remember the right length to use. Maybe it’s a psychological thing but I just find remembering the number on the digital display so much easier.



This beard trimmer is good at what it was made for. It provides a rapid and powerful trimming experience, giving you an effortless, clean and precise cut.



This is definitely one of the quietest trimmers out on the market.



The 9100 comes with a wider end for normal use on your face, neck and sideburns and for crafted precise straight lines. It also comes with a narrow end for styling of hard to reach areas around the mouth and nose and for more elaborate and detailed beard shaping.

Changing between the wide and narrow blades is easy. Simply spin the head 180 degrees and you are good to go.

The blades aren’t too close to the body of the beard trimmer, making it easy to maneuver unlike some of the small blades found on other clippers.


Easy to clean

Simply rinse it in the sink



It fits well in the hands, comfortable to hold and easy to use.



It comes with a neat storage pouch.

Also included are a detail comb and a beard comb for more controlled and even trimming.

The Bad

Few have complained about the trimmer not being powerful enough, It is something worth considering if you’ve had a history of struggling to cut through hairs with previous trimmers.

If you have no use for precise straight lines then you won’t find any need to use the laser at all. You would be better off getting a cheaper trimmer.

Philips Norelco 9100 Review: Final Verdict

The Philips Norelco 9100 is pricey but you are definitely getting excellent value for the money spent on it and it’s worth every dollar if you love lasers and a precise straight trim.

But if you aren’t into lasers, rather take a look at the solid Philips Norelco 5100 which is almost identical, minus the laser and digital display. You can pick it up for a much lower price. Another alternative would be the incredibly popular Philips Norelco QT4070 Trimmer with the built-in vacuum.