Many people feel disheartened when thinking about the inevitable long and freezing winter. The goal is to get through the season by successfully navigating from one warm spot to another. While there are great times to be had enjoying the outdoors, the cold is still cold.
Getting out each day to go about the normal routine will involve the normal cold weather gear like a coat, scarf, and a hat, but what if technology could make your day go smoother?
Check out these hi-tech inspirations that you can add to your go-to cold weather lineup. They are not only practical, but they look good and will help you to stay warm.
1. Ear Muffs by 180s
These are not just any earmuffs, but a pair that will keep your ears warm and deliver your own sweet tunes right into your ear canal. Instead of trampling begrudgingly through the tundra, you’ll be skipping through your own winter wonderland when your earmuffs also act as headphones.
Your commute will no longer be the most dreaded part of your day when you can jam out to your favorite playlist or laugh along with your favorite podcast. This headphones/earmuff combo will work with most smartphones, so all you have to do is plug in and go. The water resistant outside shell and soft lining made of faux Sherpa will ensure that you won’t sacrifice functionality for comfort.
2. Battery Powered Heated Jacket by Ravean
Having a nice jacket is a given when you live in a place that is cold for any significant length of time. A heated jacket is the perfect item to invest in that will get you through a mild day and harshly cold night.
It is light enough to wear as a regular jacket but warm enough when you need it to keep you toasty on a camping trip. Never again be underdressed or overdressed, and you won’t lose the game of guessing what the weather will be like 12 hours in the future.
3. Bugaboot Plus Electric by Columbia
If you have never experienced the feeling of your toes being so cold you question whether or not they are going to fall off, consider yourself lucky.
There are now boots available for purchase that are not only totally waterproof but also heat up thanks to a battery and a quick push of a button. There are 3 settings for heating, and you can even purchase an extra battery pack for the trips that will be longer than normal.
4. USB Heating Gloves by UsbGeek
Cold hands are very common in a cold room, but what about when everywhere inside and out is freezing? Heated gloves are the answer.
This pair even has a USB plug that powers them so you can be productive while warming your digits. Focus on meeting your deadlines instead of fighting to keep yourself warm, since you will be able to have full function of your hands and fingers while they are warming up.
5. Electronic Hand Warmer by HotRox
This electronic hand warmer will fit in the palm of your hand or pocket with no problem at all. Normally shaped like a pebble and customization through multiple settings, you’ll be able to charge this warming rock from a wall outlet or via a USB cord to your computer. They heat up rapidly and are the perfect solution to prevent frost bitten fingertips when venturing outside on your commute.
6. Heel To Toe Heated Socks by Hammacher Schlemmer
For the most part, these are a great alternative to dropping the cash for heated boots. These socks are powered by batteries and come with multiple heat settings to toast your toes.
Each sock uses one C battery, and you can count on 10 to 12 hours of warming, depending on which setting you are using. Perhaps the best thing of all, you can feel confident that you will never have cold feet again thanks to the lifetime guarantee.
When you choose one or more of these great hi-tech devices to keep you warm, you’ll get to enjoy winter, rather than wishing it was over already.