Well it’s official; that fat little rodent everyone calls Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and chances are that we will be stuck with another six weeks of winter. In fact, as I write this, I can see the rain transform itself into yet another snowstorm. Oh well, the best thing to do is to enjoy the good night’s sleep that a cold winter gives and to stay warm. Here are some clever gadgets to assist you in the grueling task.
Cozy Products Electric Foot Warmer Mat
We have all seen, or even own, those heated socks. Don’t get me wrong, they work great, but there’s something about wearing a pair of socks with a battery sticking out that’s a little awkward. The Cozy Products Electric Foot Warmer Mat keeps the luxury of warm feet, while taking out the feeling of wearing an ankle monitor for house arrest. The mat is perfect for the office as it is water-resistant and only uses 90 Watts of power.
Insulated Heated Jacket by Volt
We’ve seen quite a few single-digit temperatures so far this winter. As a gesture of good will, Mother Nature even gave us some awesome 20-mile per hour wind gusts too. With snow added to the mix, most winter jackets are deemed useless. However, with the power of a lithium battery, the Insulated Heated Jacket by Volt is here to put Mother Nature in her place. It will give you up to 10 hours of warmth without being bulky; it has a very thin design and only weighs 2.5 pounds.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
The only thing worse than being outside on a cold day is returning indoors to discover that your coffee has become ice cold; and you hate iced coffee. Well, when Mr. Coffee is not making your coffee, he is keeping it warm. Just plug the chord into the nearest wall outlet, place your cup on top and your caffeine fix will stay viable. It works great for re-heating coffee as well as keeping it warm for those who like to take their time. It also has a 64” chord to assure that it can be put anywhere in the house or office.
WarmTracks Heated Mouse
Some of you may be thinking, “Why in God’s holy name would I need that?” Others, who have to go straight to the computer when they get to work are thinking, “Genius!” Using the input from the USB chord, this mouse can go up to 122 degrees to alleviate those frosty hands. It has also been known to help relieve symptoms of tendonitis, arthritis and carpal tunnel associated with using a mouse for long periods of time. The WarmTracks Heated mouse can be used with either hand and has three settings: High, Low and Off.
Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats
The worse thing about wintery mix is by far the slippery sludge that sticks around for days, causing you to walk like a cautious duck along the sidewalks. The Yakrax Walker Traction Cleats help you defeat the challenge, without the use of spikes. They simply fit on the bottom of your shoe, and have a flexible design so they can be put away once you’re inside. They come in a variety of sizes and can fit onto either sneakers or boots.