The Wovel came out last year, garnering a lot of attention from gadget websites looking to spice up their usual coverage of cell phones and MP3 players. It was heralded as a big step forward in shovel technology. (I think most of the praise was written by people from Arizona.) Supposedly, the Wovel is the ergonomic answer to your snow-shoveling prayers. The manufacturer says it’s faster, safer, and easier. But I don’t know...
It looks awkward to use. Until the company put a demo animation on their website, I had no idea how it even worked. You push the thing like a plow, then you’re supposed to fling your collected snow into the blustery heavens. It looks easier on the back, but too clumsy to get the job done. However, as unlikely as it seems, I could be wrong.
The major hurdle faced by the Wovel is that it looks dorky as hell. Seriously, can you see you dad using this thing? Also, it costs $119.95 plus shipping. For that much cash, you could get a used snow blower.
What do you think, shovelers? Cool or stupid?
Posted by Mike