I am so glad that I did my research and bought this one!
I used to have a no frills beard trimmer my wife bought from Aldi or Lidl when it was on offer there. It did the job, but it would tug on my facial hair something fierce if I wasn't just going downwards. After that one broke recently I started doing research on peoples’ recommended beard trimmers - I cross referenced multiple websites' reviews and Youtube reviews to make sure I bought one that was reasonably priced and did a good job. In the end I had a choice between this one, this one Philips BT5262/13 Beard Trimmer Series 5000
, this one BaByliss for Men Super Stubble
, this one Philips Series 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer BT9280/33 for Precise Symmetrical Beards
, and this one Braun cruZer 6 Beard and Head 3-in-1 Trimmer and Clipper
. In the end I opted for this one because it was consistently in all of the lists that I had researched and it's one of the best priced trimmers on Amazon. It's also (correct 03/01/16) the most highly reviewed and bestselling trimmer on Amazon.
Upon using it I can confirm that is rather good: it doesn't tug on longer hairs, it feels sturdy in hand and the shape is ergonomically nice, and it doesn't throw hair absolutely everywhere (when going downwards). As with every form of shaving, you'll need to do multiple passes in multiple directions. This sounds obvious but some reviewers have complained that it doesn't do it all in one pass. When you're going against the grain (upwards) it will throw hair around, just make sure you have a hoover nearby to clean up your mess.
MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! It is not waterproof so you need to use the brush that comes with it to keep it clean and clear of hair (which gets all inside it and everywhere on it - be fastidious). It also recommends that you don't leave it in direct sunlight or store it near a heat source as it will warp and break the comb (as another reviewer found out).
All in all, I love it and assuming it gives me a decent length of service, I can't see myself buying another any time soon.