With the flick of a switch, this handy little device can turn those freezing fingers into toasty tickle sticks.
The HotRox Electronic Hand Warmer can reach 43 Degrees Celsius in just a couple of seconds.
So, what's in the box?
HotRox Hand Warmer, Heat Bag (carry case), Instructions, USB Cable, UK Mains, Plug, HotRox Logo Sticker.
The design reminds me of a massage pebble. You know, the kind you see on spa adverts. Only the HotRox is smoother, shinier, and in a stylish piano black. Having regularly visited Brighton beach, I can confirm it's definitely lighter than a pebble too. The HotRox is compact, sleek and fits nicely into a pocket. The gift box is rather posh as well. I almost expected a nice watch to be inside.
The HotRox Hand Warmer is powered by a lithium battery, which means it's re-chargeable, up to 500 times apparently. This can either be done from a mains power point or via a USB port, using the cable and plug provided. A car charger is also available to purchase separately. The HotRox delivers heat in two settings: High and Medium. High delivers up to 43 Degrees Celsius, and medium reaches 39 Degrees Celsius.
All pretty self explanatory stuff really. A lot simpler to use than some of the other hand warmers out there, that's for sure.
It arrives 50% charged, which is rather handy. The first charge took around an hour and subsequent charges take just over 2 hours.
HotRox claims the hand warmer can last up to 6 hours, but being the untrusting types we are, we decided to test it ourselves. Take a look at our separate post for more details on how long the HotRox actually lasts. We did find it exceeded the 6 hours on certain settings.
Overall this is a nifty piece of kit. It doesn't get as hot as I expected, but it is more than ample and the fact it has an on/off switch makes up for that. It's especially useful if you work or play in cold conditions. I'm personally not really into outdoor activities such as golf or fishing, but I will definitely be using it in the office.
Although designed for hands, nothing says it can't be used on other areas of the body. The HotRox is also featured on the Raynaud and Scleroderma Association website as an aid to Raynaud's sufferers.
Even Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef himself has one. From Twitter:
Bottom-line, if you want something a bit more hardcore that will scorch your fingers off, then this isn't the product for you. I'd suggest a Zippo or an S-Boston, which run on lighter fluid and a burner. If you want something that is easy to use, safe, adjustable, controllable and that will take the edge off Jack Frosts' touch, then this is perfect.comments powered by Disqus