Some of the season’s niftiest innovations.
With winter close approaching arriving, for many it can be a challenging prospect. Below are some of the latest gadgets to help keep you toasty and safe at work, travelling or playing other winter sports.
Touchscreen Leather Gloves
Tired of having to take off your gloves to use your smartphone in winter and feeling cold while using it?
Relying on nanotechnology, Mujjo’s leather gloves are made from lambskin and are supposed to keep users’ hands warm while allowing them to tap away on the screen. The gloves, which include wind-proof, weather-proof and anti-microbial features, come in a variety of sizes and colour and are available online from about £19.
USB Cup Warmer
There’s a USB cup warmer for all you slow sippers who want your tea or coffee to last longer. From £9.99, the USB is a hotplate that you plug into your laptop. Set a heatproof cup on it and it will stay hot for hours. It’s also good for those who like their soup to last for long or beverages properly stewed during the winter.
Pink Warm Mouse
ValueRays has created a mouse with embedded heaters for those of us with cold hands at work. The device plugs into any USB outlet and heats up to 104 degrees to keep your hands warm while you type. From $39.95 (£25) on Amazon, it’s also supposed to ease joint pain and promote healthy and flexible joints.
Pajamas Warming Pouch
This electronic fleece pouch heats up to 118 degrees to toast your Pajamas 10 minutes before bed. $39.95 from Hammacher.
Winter Ski & Ride app
The free Windows Phone 8 app allows users to find out what their top speed is, look at your contacts and find out what friends are still on the mountain. Other features allows users to set and access snow reports, track activities and goal-setting.