Chill This Winter

It's that time of year again when the cold takes its toll. We all become lazy and don't feel like getting out of our blankets. But there are various gadgets that will not only help you beat the winter but also make you enjoy and love this weather.
twitter-logo Nidhi Singal        Print Edition: January 2014
Philips Mini Kettle
Philips Mini Kettle

It's that time of year again when the cold takes its toll. We all become lazy and don't feel like getting out of our blankets. But there are various gadgets that will not only help you beat the winter but also make you enjoy and love this weather.

Philips Mini Kettle
Price: Rs 1,895
www.philips.com
Warm water and beverages are the saviours during chilly winters. But to get up everytime to walk to the kitchen or to the breakout zone of the office to get yourself a cup of warm water is tiring. Place this cute looking Philips Mini Kettle on your desk. It has indicators for liquid levels and can boil a maximum of three cups of water in less than a minute.

Outdoor LCD Thermometer
Outdoor LCD Thermometer
Outdoor LCD Thermometer
Price: 
Rs 2,099
www.rediff.com
In winter, we all check the weather forecast for the day before stepping out. No doubt there are various weather apps, but there is also the traditional Outdoor LCD thermometer. It shows the current temperature along with the minimum and maximum temperatures.

USB Cup Warmer
USB Cup Warmer
USB Cup Warmer
Price:
Rs 355
A hot cup of coffee turns cold within minutes in winter. But what if you are sitting in your office without any microwave or gas stove in the vicinity? Get yourself a USB cup warmer that will prevent hot beverages from losing their warmth. It doesn't require any batteries. Just plug it into your laptop and you can enjoy a hot cup of tea, coffee or even water.

Etre Five Point Gloves
Etre Five Point Gloves
Etre Five Point Gloves
40 pounds
www.etreshop.com

In winter, we all check the weather forecast for the day before stepping out. No doubt there are various weather apps, but there is also the traditional Outdoor LCD thermometer. It shows the current temperature along with the minimum and maximum temperatures. While some of the smartphones today come with displays that can detect touch with a cloth covered hand too, Etre Five Point Gloves will work on any device with capacitive touch display. These are specially designed for touchscreen devices.

Electric Foot Warmer Mat
Electric Foot Warmer Mat
Electric Foot Warmer Mat
$34

www.perpetualkid.com
Feet still cold despite the woollen socks you wear? Then it's time to get yourself a foot warmer floormat. Plug it into the power source and you can feel the heat on your feet as well as your legs. It can be used almost anywhere.

Zippo Hand Warmer
Zippo Hand Warmer
Zippo Hand Warmer
Price:
Rs 2,099
As the name suggests, this Zippo hand warmer keeps your hands warm. It uses Zippo premium lighter fluid to keep the outer case of the warmer many degrees above freezing point. On a single refill, it can continuously work for eight hours. It's compact and easily fits in the pocket.

USB heating gloves
USB heating gloves
USB heating gloves
Price: Rs 2,099
in.mobilefun.co
In winters, working on a laptop can give you cold fingers. And working on a keyboard wearing a regular pair of gloves is difficult. For this, you need USB heated mittens that comes with open fingers, allowing work on a keypad.

 USB Heating Blanket
USB Heating Blanket
USB Heating Blanket
$28

The biggest problem in a big office is its centrally controlled cooling and heating system. If you feel the heat is too low, warm yourself up with the USB Heating Blanket. Powered via a USB connection, it features an internal heating pad. The blanket is 33 inches long and 18 inches wide. It is washable as the heating pad is removable.



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