Updated on November 5. Read below for general specifications!
This year’s biggest piece of news in the barbering world is here, guys and girls:
We’re getting a 5 star Wahl Cordless Senior!
My god is that going to be glorious.
However, there’s also been some lack of information surrounding the Wahl 5 star CORDLESS Senior. I know you’re as impatient as me, so here’s what me and Ryan gathered.
When will the Wahl’s 5 Star Cordless Senior be in stock? What about the price?
It’s already in stock in the UK, Japan and other markets. On Wahl Japan it’s around 26 000 yen or roughly $220. Distributors in the UK list it for around 150 pounds.
Some bad news for the good ol’ USA:
We probably won’t see the cordless 5 star Seniors hitting the US this year.
On their official Facebook page, Wahl elaborated that they “have no immediate plans.” The Seniors will be released in foreign markets (starting with the UK) which don’t have access to the regular 5 star Senior due to the higher voltage.
Effectively, this means we might need to wait until 2018 to get our hands on a US-version of them.
Also, we’re not really sure what will be the US price. Judging from the mean price seen so far, it probably will hover around $200, but this is only our personal speculation.
(Below: me, wondering whether the blades of the new Senior will differ from my #2191 fade blade.)
What will be the core specifications of the Cordless 5 star Senior?
Update: Wahl have released the official specifications of the Cordless Senior.
Battery: The cordless Seniors run on a Lithium-ion battery that holds a 70-minute charge. It’ll need 70 minutes to recharge fully.
That’s quite comparable to the Seniors’ main rival from the Wahl line: the cordless 5 star Magic Clips.
Blade: We have an “adjustable thin profile blade with a flat bottom”, controlled by the trademark Wahl lever.
It should comes with zero overlap. We’re not sure whether this is actually a #2191 fade blade like the corded 5 star Seniors or something different.
Motor: Here’s the catch – all we know is the buzzword “powerful”. Is that going to be the first V9000 motor in a cordless clipper from Wahl’s 5 star line?
Both the Sterling 4 and Magic Clip cordless run on rotaries. If the Senior has a V9000, will it be more powerful? Or maybe not?
Note: One of our readers pointed out that a rotary motor would be a better idea given the Lithium Ion battery. His assumption is that the rotary has been tweaked for more RPM. Gotta say this makes sense!
Combs: Inarguably, the biggest difference!
The Wahl 5 star CORDLESS Senior comes with Wahl’s premium metal guards! At last something aside the Wahl Elite Pro gets the proper Wahl guard treatment!
The model comes with 10 combs (#1 to #8, with #1/2 and #1 ½ included too.) Complementary accessories are a flat top comb, brush and oil.
Body: The Wahl 5 star CORDLESS Senior is a bit slimmer than the regular ones. It’s also way more lightweight at only 0.8lbs!
It keeps the durable aluminum metal bottom housing, with black plastic on top. An important highlight is the finger rest.
Unlike the Magic Clips (frontal finger rest), it’s moved to the left side of the clipper.
So what do we do now?
Wait in anticipation if you’re in the US too!
I’m really eager to see how this performs against the 5 star corded Senior in the long run. It’s no secret the regular Seniors can get a bit heavy.
Judging from the slim design, the cordless will provide not only flexibility, but a more lightweight feel for those of us who prefer that.
I mentioned being curious how the new Seniors will benchmark against the cordless Magic Clip. The latter has become a barber’s favorite, definitely.
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definitely think it’ll be better than the Magic Clippers! also depends how they price them, tho..i think the metal guards will increase the price a bit so it’ll go over 100 bucks…tho i hope they’re less than that, lol
Yeah…I think that it might be more expensive than the cordless Magic Clippers. The guards themselves cost somewhere along $25-$30 in terms of pure value.
Given the fact how much UK and US prices differ, we can only rely on bling guessing!
Ok so I had mad respect for your reviews but the fact your saying a V9000 motor on a Litium Ion Battery Cordless clipper… ya no bro Rotories produce an easier current to the motor using less energy but more power they just tweaked the motor for more RPM prob same battery smarter engine design. But a magnetic motor… cmon bro.
Damn…that’s what happens when Ryan’s out on a holiday and isn’t here to correct some of my stuff as he usually consults me on matters like this.
Thanks for the heads up, man! Will edit the post a bit later.
Thanks for the heads up and have a kickass weekend!
Re edit your article I can’t believe the senior is magnetic motor. Still and will always have mad respect. Second 00:58 in the UK promo vid proved your assumption of it being magnetic motor. Same lithium battery but since it’s magnetic that’s why it runs for 70 min unlike magic clip 90 min. Keep up the damn good work.
Whoa, you really have a keen eye! Alright, will re-edit the article, haha. Damn, at least once I got the technicalities right!
Thanks for contributing and your kind words, really. Really makes my day to see somebody cares enough to leave a comment on our site.
Cheers and have a nice Sunday!
Can I get in contact with someone about it
No idea…If you’re in the UK, it should hit the market pretty soon. If you’re in the US and as impatient as me…I don’t know, unfortunately. Seems like we’ll just have to wait 🙁
Can’t we just order them from the UK?
True! But I’m worried about playing around with the differences in voltage. Even with a transformer…
I’m very curious about their performance, but kinda prefer to have the proper “local” version, so to say. I just wish they’d come faster!
You can since it’s a lithium Ion battery don’t need to worry about the difference in voltage the same magic clip can charge the new senior cordless.
Hey just wondering if they’re available in Berlin or london.thanks
They should be available over next week, maybe? As far as I know, Wahl sold an initial limited batch of around 80 during the salon expo.
I did a quick check on some UK sites (BarberBlades, BarberGear), and it seems they’re either ‘Out of stock’ or ‘Coming soon.’
Definitely think they should hit the mass market properly in 1-2 weeks, though!
This is some bullshit that a U.S company would sale out first to other country’s and not to there must skills Barbers in the U.S. SMH its a shame. I’m a loyal Wahl fan and it has broken my hear.