Beat Winter with a Rechargeable Cordless Snowblower Beth Snyder January 21, 2015 As far as I’m concerned, “snow” is a four-letter word comparable to the ones you’re not supposed to say in polite company. We pay a service to plow our driveway, but that still leaves the porches and sidewalks for me to shovel, and quite frankly I am just not that into it. We’ve owned any number of different shovels, all claiming to be more wonderful than the last, but the thing they all have in common is they’re shovels. But we really don’t have enough sidewalk to justify buying a snowblower, and those come with their own set of hassles, so shoveling it is. Or maybe not. This Rechargeable Cordless Snowblower seems like it might fit quite nicely into the niche I need, although I have my reservations. It weighs in at just over 30 pounds (about 13.6 kg), which means maneuvering it around the corners of my walks and picking it up for the steps and porch should be easy enough. It runs on a 40v lithium-ion battery, which fully charges in about three hours to give you approximately 45 minutes of snowblowing time. And since it’s not a gas engine, it’s incredibly quiet, doesn’t pollute the air, and needs only a push button to start instead of a pull cord that can throw out your shoulder and/or back without actually starting the machine. It’s even got an LED headlight for those inevitable times when you aren’t able to clear your snow in the 6.5 hours of available daylight. This is the part that makes me giggle. Isn’t that a cute amount of fluffy snow they’re blowing? And “it can handle 10? high drifts”! Where I come from, 10 inches high isn’t a drift; it’s a day’s snowfall. A drift is something that measures somewhere between mid-thigh and waist on me (and I’m 5’7″ tall). The piddly little amount of snow in that picture is barely enough for me to consider sweeping, although if it was that fluffy, I probably would just to get it out of the way. Anyway, this would probably be good for people who don’t live where there is lake effect snow, and even for those of us who do, this cordless snowblower would be handy for certain circumstances. The chute rotates 180 degrees and it’ll throw snow up to 20 feet away, so you can get rid of your unwanted cold white stuff and send it to a more preferable location. And at just under $400.00 US, it’s really not all that unreasonably priced either. Source: Craziest Gadgets Share This With The World!