Cut the cord... and the grass

Ryobi 40V Cordless Mower

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Cutting your grass is a necessary evil of home ownership, especially when the temperature outside is like the surface of Mercury. Ugh. Well, you can rid yourself of gas fumes and pesky electric cords (yeah, run that over) with the Ryobi 40V Cordless Mower ($399).

Using Ryobi’s new super-versatile 40V Li-ion battery from their Outdoor Series of tools, the 40V Cordless Mower uses no oil, no gas and runs quietly, so you can hear the neighborhood kids trying to ambush you with water balloons. Designed for smaller yards, it does have the convenience of a 90 minute charging time, which means if you run out of juice, you can take that much needed hammock nap. The full kit comes with two batteries and charger.

Buy Now: $399