Burrrrh... The office was as cold as a snowman's right testicle the other day. So, I decided to put together a wish list of 10 items that would make all our lives a little easier this Winter.
So here it is... 'The List'. In no particular order, other than that of my own imagination of course.
10. Frost Prevention Windscreen Cloth
Ok, so I don't own a car. I am however, a regular passenger and like any good free loader, I try and do my bit in the morning. This should save having to run in and out of the house with a kettle of boiling water. Just wipe your windscreen in the evening for the chemicals to form a protective shield. If you forget, you can also use it directly on ice.
Lie ins, oh how I've missed you.
9. USB Cup Warmer, Clock & Hub
I have a bit of a drinking problem... Wait, wait! I'm not an alcoholic. I just take forever to finish a cup of tea or any other drink for that matter. Maybe it's because I'm small, who knows. I do however, believe this would be invaluable to me or anyone else who likes to take their time drinking a nice hot beverage on a cold Winter's day.
It also doubles as a clock, a four port USB Hub and displays the temperature of the cup warmer.
8. StormWalker 2 Heated Vest (used by Special Forces)
Not the most fashionable of items, but I say warm is in! I wish I had one of these back when I was doing the 5am shift at a well known newsagents (I shall not name and shame).
Expensive, but I imagine it would feel just like a warm hug.
7. Hot Slippers
Slippers, but better! Yes the classic foot warmer is now available in microwavable form. Although these seem good in the short term, I'm not quite sure how nice they'll be once they start to get a bit smelly.
Personal hygiene aside though, I imagine these will feel pretty pleasant on my current icicle toes.
6. USB Heated Hot Mouse
If you are reading this, then you can empathise with my cold mouse hand. In private, the sitting-on-hand-method isn't perfect, but is effective. In public though, you can look a little bit like some freaky pervert with no social morals or boundaries.
This 800 DPI Scroll Heated Mouse means no more restraining orders, thank you.
This product first caught my attention when I heard it mentioned on 'The Big Bang Theory.' Although undoubtedly cosy, the slanket is probably best reserved for that alone time, when sat in front of the television, drinking a nice hot cup of cocoa (or wine) reflecting on the past year. The arm holes allow you to do this effortlessly.
4. Midland SubZero Headphones
Now you can listen to music whilst keeping warm and stylish. There are many different brands, colours and materials on the market to suit your tastes. I have chosen these they are fairly gender neutral and seem easier to adjust. They also come with a mic so you can answer calls without having to get your phone out. You can also use the remote to play, pause and skip tracks.
I saw some pretty amazing fluffy versions on Amazon too. I want!
3. HotRox Electronic Hand Warmer
A hand warmer is a must in the cold, particularly if you enjoy outdoor activities. I reviewed this item in a previous post. After extensive testing I decided it had to be on the list. There are plenty of alternative hand warmers on the market, but this is so hassle free with its on/off switch and rechargeable battery.
2. Yaktrax Pro Traction Device
Remember last year with all the snow and ice? Well I certainly do, given that I lived on a hill, upon a hill, on top of yet another hill. These make sense, because watching someone sliding around is funny at first, but after a while it gets a little tiresome... especially if that person is you.
1. Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves
These gloves are not your usual pair. They are made with a conductive material in the finger tips. This allows you to use your [insert your touch screen gadget here] whilst keeping your digits warm and in tact.
Simple yet inspired.
These are just a few of many products and brands available. If you have tried any of these items or have any to add, please let us know by either commenting below or sending us an email.comments powered by Disqus