Are you ready to weather the freezing temperatures? I’ve got some cool technologies to help heat you up and get you through any winter cold spell. Tip: Cold temps zap batteries. Keep your smartphone away from the cold by using an inside pocket to share your body heat.
UGGS EARMUFF HEADPHONES
Tech-savvy knit earmuffs that feature a port for audio devices so that you can listen to music or your phone while keeping your ears cozy.
BATTERY-OPERATED HEATED GLOVES
Warmawear electric gloves have an easy switch to turn them off and on located on the wristband and recharge once you are back home. The reflective inner lining helps retain the heat and the outer layer is water resistant. Price ranges from $50-200
ZIPPO CHROME HAND WARMER
This inexpensive non-burning chemical reaction occurs when adding Zippo lighter fluid to the cotton element inside the hand warmer. The reaction provide 12 hours of gentle consistent heat once it gets going. It’s refillable with zippo lighter fluid and has been awarded Seal of Approval by the North American Hunting Club. (Don’t try to take this onboard a commercial flight.)
COLUMBIA TECH BUGABOO WOMEN’S PARKA
Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining helps keep heat inside. The Omni-Tech waterproof, breathable material also has seams that are fully sealed tight enough to keep water out. There are versions of Columbia parkas that also provide lithium-powered heat inside.
DARK SKY APP
This will warn you very accurately as to when the weather is about to hit you. It is frighteningly spot-on with warnings that pop up within an hour of rain, sleet or snow falling. It taps into your smartphone’s GPS system to accurate allow for hyperlocal weather forecasts that will change the way you react to falling moisture.
Dark Sky App
FIREPLACE 3D APP
Some think its a novelty, but others swear that by focusing on a warm fire this app gets crackling on your screen, they feel warmer. No scientific data supports the psychological effects of the Fireplace App, but it may just sooth your winter nerves and put you in a relaxed mood to combat real shivers.