The Bosch Rotak Li Series eliminates the power cord in exchange for a lithium-ion battery that’s good for cutting 3,300 square feet of grass per charge and can fully charge in an hour, or hit 80% in 30 minutes.
Besides eliminating the safety hazard of running over the chord, the battery gives users the freedom to mow anywhere, and its electric motor also produces 10x less CO2 than comparable gas-powered models. That’s good news considering the largest size available tops out at a 17-inch cutting width, meaning larger lawns will require a bit more walking. Bosch Rotak Li Series’ “grass combs” feature reduces the need for additional trimming by allowing you to squeeze right next to walls and other hard to reach places.
Currently, the Bosch Rotak Li Series is only available in the UK for $300-$540, depending on size, but check out Amazon or the Boxch website periodically for future U.S. shipping options.
Published on August 2, 2010