Deep in the throes of winter, this interesting little scraper caught our eye. Normally your windshield scraper only scrapes in one direction, but this orbital ice scraper from Carrand — think Mr. Clean — lets you maximize your efforts by scraping in any direction. Any tool that gets you out of the cold faster and into your warming car is worth a look.
From what we can interpret from the sparse instructions, you grip the handle and move the scraper back and forth while lightly pressing down. Here’s where we get a little confused: Evidently the bottom of the scraper also has a prism tooth for “collapsing the ice” — whatever that means. Probably there’s a row of teeth on the bottom just like there’s usually a row of teeth on the back of a regular scraper, and you press harder on the scraper to engage them, but that’s our interpretation.
Regularly $12, you can try this scraper for $7 shipped from Meritline with the coupon code A4011915. The coupon code expires Jan 10th, 2009.