Baby it’s cold outside: Winter warmer gadgets

I don’t know about down South but in Manchester it’s wet, freezing and miserable. What happened to autumn this year? With the onset of the cold weather and the gloomy prospect of it only getting colder and colder, who can blame us for turning to mulled wine and chocolates for comfort? There are however other, albeit unlikely, products we can turn to in order to ease the winter chill – gadgets.

Take a look at four great gadgets to bring a tide of warmth in glacial conditions.


Glider Gloves

Why should we stop feverishly fiddling with our smartphones and tablets just because we’ve got gloves on? This sentiment was the inspiration behind Gilder Gloves, touchscreen compatible gloves for both sexes.

These highly practical gloves are available in two different styles – Winter for when you’re in Arctic conditions such as Manchester throughout the winter, or Urban, meant for less harsher temperatures – Either way texting, emailing, browsing the web or playing Angry Birds now needn’t be impeded just because you’re wearing gloves.

Zippo Hand Warmer

Zippo it seems is branching out from tobacco-related products and into the world of gadgets with the arrival of the Zippo Hand Warmer. Filled with Zippo’s premium lighter fluid, the world-famous lighter brand claims that its hand warmer provides up to 12 hours of heat, ten times longer than its grossly inferior rivals.

Coming in the stylish polished chrome case that makes Zippo products ultra-recognisable, you could easily mistake the Hand Warmer for a lighter. For a mere £12.99 the Zippo Hand Warmer could be a cool alternative to mitts.

Dyson Hot

Okay so Dyson’s are usually associated with vacuuming up and let’s be honest this dreaded chore will always manage notch up a few degrees in the warmth stakes. The Dyson Hot however isn’t meant for beautifying carpets, it’s meant for warming up rooms, evenly and efficiently.

Using a heat-projecting fan, the Dyson Hot projects heat around the room, and without any visible heating elements or fast-spinning blades it’s easy to clean and looks modern, funky and minimalist. As always with Dyson products, the Dyson Hot will cost you – £299.95 to be precise.

Crossbow Snow Launcher

When it comes to snowball fights we all seem to regress back to our childhoods causing our formative years to bounce back with a vengeance! Get the upper-hand in the inevitable annual family snowball fight by exploiting the skills of the Crossbow Snow Launcher.

Simply load snow into the front, pull back the lever and hey presto perfectly formed snow balls come hurtling out causing the enemy to squeamishly scarper.