In cased you missed it, still-Governor of California Gavin Newsom recently signed into a law banning the sale of gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers. If you think this does not affect you because you do not live in the Golden State, think again. Under Brandeis’ famous theory that U.S. states are “laboratories of democracy,” it is nearly a guarantee that this initiative will spread to more jurisdictions across the country. Are you ready to make the switch?
To start, it is worth noting why the law was enacting in the first place. With its always-raging wildfires, California is at the frontline of climate change, and according to lawmakers equipment like leaf blowers emitted more daily pollutants in 2020 than passenger cars. This may seem hard to believe, but then again people certainly did drive less in 2020 so perhaps it has some merit. And sooner or later, gas-powered cars will also be phased out. Many automakers are already preparing for this inevitability.
There are two main types of electric leaf blowers on the market: Cordless battery-powered leaf blowers and corded leaf blowers. In recent years, cordless leaf blowers have been the most popular non-gas option available.
Before other manufacturers have been able to adapt, a company called Greenworks has staked out its place as the market leader in electric lawn technology. They offer cordless leaf blowers at multiple price points:
Obviously the main difference between a 40V leaf blower and an 80V leaf blower is power. Greenworks’ 40V machine has a CFM of 135, whereas the more powerful offers 580 CFM. (CFM stands for Cubic Feet for Minute and is the standard industry measurement for airflow.) If you have a large land area you need to cover, the 80V option, despite being significantly more expensive, is going to be your best bet.
You may be skeptical about battery-operated leaf blowers. For one, there are quality control concerns about the batteries—although theoretically rechargeable, at some point you will need to pay for a replacement battery. Furthermore, they can be altogether unwieldy and heavier than your current leaf blowing needs. In that case, corded is still an option.
At only $40, the Greenworks corded leaf blower is significantly cheaper.
At 530 CFM and 135 MPH, it is still plenty powerful. The main downside is that your range is completely at the mercy of the length of the cord (though you could always buy a compatible extension cord). This is a good option for small yards or sidewalks leading up to the house, but it is impractical for covering larger areas.
It should be noted that legacy manufacturers like Black + Decker, Toro, Makita and WORX have started offering their own electric models, and that selection is only going to expand in the years ahead. Whether you make the switch now or you wait until you have no choice, it is time to start planning for your next leaf blower purchase.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!