Technology: Without Breaking A Sweat

Need a little boost of power to get you through the yard work this fall? The $299 Cargomaxx from Country Home Products is a battery-powered wheelbarrow that lets you lug up to 400 lbs. of logs, rocks or equipment--as well as bulky loads of leaves--without breaking your back. The 24-volt rechargeable battery drives the wheel at speeds of up to 3 m.p.h. on a 25% slope. The Cargomaxx still needs a human touch: you have to hold on to the handles to keep it steady.

--A.H.

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