Housewares 2011 – New Shaver, Groomer from Wahl

by Steve Kruschen

I read this and have to check it out:

Wahl is using the International Home + Housewares Show to spread its lithium ion technology into new product categories, including shavers.

According to the company, the Wahl Triple Play Lithium Ion shaver offers extended run times and a three-minute quick charge feature. The three-head shaver element is one feature associated with the product, but it also complements the shaving head with a trimmer and detailer.

The new Stainless Steel Lithium Ion Plus trimmer can go up to eight months between recharges and maintain power throughout the energy cycle. An indicator light tells users when they are running low on juice, but the product’s quick charge feature provides enough power in one minute for a fast trim.

Along with the trimmer, Wahl is introducing a lithium ion hair clipper with a 15-minute quick charge that provides enough energy for a complete haircut. Fully charged, the clipper can, with typical use, provide several months of haircuts before requiring another recharge.

In addition, the non-rechargeable Wahl Lithium Detailer affords long battery life and up to three years use before an included lithium battery needs replacement. Developing it without the recharging capacity kept the cost down, so the pen detailer is packaged to sell at a $14.99 suggested retail price. Users can replace the initial battery with either a lithium or alkaline equivalent.

The new shaver, trimmer and clipper are all set to sell at a $79.99 retail.”