If you're in the mid-Atlantic or on the East Coast, experiencing one of the area's biggest blizzards of the year, you'll soon be nursing an aching back from all the shoveling that's in store (unless, of course, you learned the right way to shovel your driveway
!). You're probably wondering if you should just invest in a snowblower. The answer is, you could. But what if there were a less expensive device that claimed to pick up snow even faster than a snowblower and produced zero pollution?
Enter The Sno Wovel
: The World's Safest Snow Shovel -- and one of Time magazine's Best Inventions of 2006
. Designed to reduce the physical strain of shoveling (and related risks of back and heart injuries), the Sno Wovel is equal parts handheld plow, wheelbarrow and shovel. I think it's ingenious. Here's how it works:
With a Sno Wovel, you throw snow mostly forwards, keeping your body upright, aligned, and balanced. Instead of relying on the strength of your lower back, the Sno Wovel allows you to use more of your body weight, legs, and shoulders, thereby eliminating the lower back strain associated with conventional snow shoveling.
Even better? The Sno Wovel's large wheel allows you to roll over curbs, snow banks, and through just about any amount of snow, making it ideal for heavy snow areas that often acquire 8-10 inches or more. With a shovel blade that holds 2-3 times more snow than the average shovel, the Wovel is designed to flex and bend, allowing you to throw more snow farther (and faster!). Constructed of molded plastic, the flexible blade helps prevent snow and ice from sticking as it does with many snow shovel blades.
Purchase the Sno Wovel for just $90 at Wovel.com.
After all, less time shoveling means more time for hot chocolate!