Winter is just around the corner and what better way to prepare for the frosty conditions than investing in some wintry gadgets to get through the season.
It will soon be that time of year again, the autumn leaves will scattered along the streets, snow will eventually start to fall and you’re going to need to get those hats and scarves out before you freeze to death.
Wouldn’t life be easier if there were technology that could help you? That’s where you’re in luck, there are plenty of gadgets you can get your hands on before the winter weather really kicks in. Besides, it is only 11 weeks until Christmas! Here, we’ve pulled together a list of the best gadgets to grab this winter, to avoid those nasty colds, chilly toes and still stay in style.
1. The Heat is On (Or Not!)
Let’s start at the very beginning, before you leave even the house. Smart technology is the future, and it’s giving your house a future too with the use of a smart thermostat. Definitely one to invest for in the house, to make sure the heating is used in the most effective and efficient way so it’s warm when you’re home and cool when you’re out.
Costing a slight small fortune of £199, the smart thermostat works by using its in-built artificial technology to learn its owners patterns and use this data to predict when to turn the heating on or off. It will know what time you’ll be home and will warm the house accordingly, and vice versa when the house is empty – off goes the heating!
And, if that wasn’t enough it can also keep you cool in the summer! So, potentially a small fortune initially but saving you pennies in the long run, definitely one to put on your list to Santa this year.
2. Smart Jacket
As you’re leaving, forget that big winter trench coat that keeps you warm on your outdoor walk but brings on a sweat during tube, train or car travel and invest in a Flexwarm. Whether it’s a body warmer, vest or full jacket Flexwarm has them all on offer, starting at a price of $64.
Simple purchase the jacket, download the app and control the heating like you would at home for central heating. Flexwarm’s technology heats up the back and chest right down to one degree, if that wasn’t an accurate enough heater I don’t know what is.
The benefits that come with Flexwarm are amazing; it’s fashionable, lightweight, heated to preference and at an affordable price if compared to high street brands. Suitable for all occasions, winter to spring it’s a steal!
3. Touch Gloves
If you were to ask yourself what is the first thing you do in a morning, I can guarantee a good percentage of the population would get their phone out. So of course, it is a necessity that such technology was created. Brought at a bargain price of just £4.99, Amazon has the smart gloves in stock ready for you to get your hands on.
Touch screen gloves have been around for a while now, but nevertheless a great investment this winter if they’re not something in your wardrobe already!
Whether you’re walking and texting, watching your favourite show on catch up or browsing the news AGloves brings a new generation of winter warms with a touch compatible tip so mobile phones can still be used in the coldest of conditions, without you getting frostbite.
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4. Desk Coffee
After hanging up your cosy winter coat, it’s time for a hot drink to kick start the day. Anyone who drinks hot drinks will know the coffee provided in the office isn’t always the best (some may say otherwise) so here’s a solution for those people who dislike their office coffee.
‘Presse’ the desk coffee maker, which solves those first world problems and makes ground coffee at your desk. All you need to do is add water, press it down and the coffee is good to go for up to four hours. Starting at a bargain price of £25.92, it can be purchased at Bobble.com and give you that boost most of us need to get at the start of the day!
5. Mouse Warmer
There’s nothing worse than walking to work on a cold winter’s morning to sit down to a cold desk. So instead, invest in your own personal mouse for at work. One to keep the boss happy for sure.
Purchase a heated mouse from heatedmouse.com for only $18 and keep your fingertips warm throughout the winter, no more excusing for not having your work done I’m afraid.
6. Dyson Heater
One for the boss to buy is the Dyson heater. Whether it’s hot or cold air the office wants, the Dyson heater has it all. Priced at a whopping £400 minimum, maybe one to ask the boss for rather than invest yourself.
Nevertheless, it’s definitely a must have in the office. Whether it’s to keep colleagues toasty or cool them down, Dyson’s heater is versatile to every eventuality even the ones you can’t plan. Take rain for example, there’s nothing worse than getting caught in the rain on the way to work and ending up with soggy shoes, soggy feet and a wet coat.
With Dyson Heater, place your shoes by it, heat them up, dry them off and they’re good to go! Get rid of the excuses and invest in the versatile technology that the heater specialist has created! I mean, happy workers means efficient work right?
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7. Get Home Happy
After a long day at work, the best thing to do is get the Get Home Happy playlist going on Spotify and unwind. Some people may face some problems when it comes to the earphone department. Buds could go missing, wires may snap or the sound simple doesn’t work anymore.
Aiwei has just the solution as it offers wooden headphones. Now, this may sound strange at first but the uniqueness of the product means its much more durable in winter as the material is stronger against those chilly conditions meaning you can listen to your music for long without the worry your favourite song will be interrupted.
There are a range of models on offer from classic in ear buds to wireless headphones, retailing at $21.95 and available to buy online or through the eBay shop.
8. Cosy up on the Sofa
Finally home, get out of those work clothes and into some pjs and curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine, beer or brew whatever takes your fancy and chill. Of course, I don’t mean literally especially when there’s a USB blanket on offer!
At $34 the blanket measures 33 inches long and 18 inches wide and is the perfect comfort blanking for those chilly winter evenings. Simple plug into a USB port and away you go. Whether you’re in bed, at your desk or on the sofa it’s a portable gadget and will keep you warm everywhere you go!
9. Fire Stick
One of the best things is getting into bed after being outside in the cold, so why not purchase Amazon’s Fire Stick to binge watch your favourite shows on all through the evenings. Maybe a bit more expensive than a Netflix subscription, priced at £35.95, but definitely worth the investment with all the shows on offer.
What better way to wind down than with Amazon’s Fire Stick, controlled by Alexa from the comfort of your own bed. Fire Stick can be transported wherever you go, no need to keep it in one place or restrict your viewing location.
10. Skiing Away
And finally, for those of you lucky enough to be hitting the slopes this winter make sure to add these GPS Ski Goggles to your list! They might set you back priced at a whopping $500, but gliding down the slopes has never been easier.
Once the goggles are on your head, they will display performance data of how you are skiing, including current speed, outside temperature and more using GPS data and sensors. Using the attached USB cord, you can then upload the information to a computer to compete with friends and family or be teased for a bad performance.
If that’s not enough, 99% of glare will be locked out with the anti-fog lenses the goggles are equipped with to give the best skiing experience you’ve ever had! Buckle up, put them off and slide into gear.