Business Week: Snow Shoveling Made Easy

busiweek-thumbFor some, shoveling snow is nothing more than a brisk morning workout. But for many others, all that bending, lifting, and twisting may lead to back problems – or worse. Not with this weird-looking snow shovel. Wovel (rhymes with shovel) is the latesst in ergonomic shovels that make moving the white stuff easier on your body.

It has the usual handle and blade, but inbetween is a wheel three feet in diameter that turns the Wovel into a seesaw. That lets you use your body weight rather than muscle power to throw slush and snow. The polypropylene blade measures more than two feet wide and will hold up to 60lbs. it’s $120, plus $20 shipping, at

Larry Armstrong