NEW Backpack Blower Commercial

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Our new backpack blower commercial is starting to air! Check it out on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/LS2eWkB2vkI
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Sweet, but they didn't do away with that silly strapping system, not that it's that big of a deal.  I really want to check this one out.  Thanks Amber!
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Hey look, it has a new interface!



Looks pretty sweet compared to the previous setup!

Amber/Jen, are there any other functional changes?  I see it's still rated at 600 CFM, but the claim is now up to two hours of run time... is there a lower speed setting than before, or is this new run time figure for the blower with the 7.5Ah battery instead of the 5Ah battery?
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The 5Ah Backpack Blower Kit is now priced at $260:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-145-MPH-600-CFM-56-Volt-Lithium-ion-Cordless-Backpack-Blower-with-5-0...

The current price of the 5Ah battery is $220, so the BP blower costs an extra $40.  No.  Brainer.

Unfortunately, the 7.5Ah Kit is UP to $480... what happened?  This was $400 since its launch last year?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-145-MPH-600-CFM-56-Volt-Lithium-ion-Cordless-Backpack-Blower-with-7-5...
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I'm guessing HD decided to not have the 7.5Ah pack by itself priced the same as the backpack blower with the 7.5Ah and rapid charger, so they raised the price on that and lowered the price on the battery itself.  What was the release price on the battery?
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I believe the 7.5Ah battery was $380-$390. I’m not sure how, after a year on the market, there can be a justification to increase the price of the kit that much. The US$ has fallen only slightly relative to China going back to last November:

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I really wish for a cruise control version of this, one without a turbo button to tire my thumb out.  It looks quite nice though.  Also, the really stiff rubber or whatever that material is combined with the swivel sometimes tries to hyperextend my arm when I swing to the right.  This is with the old model.  I am a relatively small guy so that probably has something to do with it, but I'm really not that small.  I am glad to have it though even though I use my Greenworks backpack blower more.
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