It’s December, temperatures are dropping and the excitement is rising! Christmas is around the corner, and the promise of a New Year is blooming. Winter is by far my favorite season of the year, and December my favorite month, so I can’t help but feel a rush of giddy excitement. However, the winter cold can be harsh on our bodies and our lifestyles, if we don’t equip ourselves for it. So, we’ve curated a bunch of super interesting and handy designs to get you through this winter season…in style!
If you’ve ever tried to text in the cold, you know that your fingers tend to lock because of the low temperatures… so imagine trying to type on a keyboard in the cold. Whether you’re working or gaming, the Breez desktop hand-warmer keeps your fingers toasty as you clack away at the keys of your USB or wireless keyboard. The horizontal radiator design uniformly warms your hands as you type, covering the entire keyboard so there’s never a cold-zone near the Numpad.
Vollebak’s ‘Indestructible Puffer’ is exactly what its name says it is. And the puffer owes its indestructibility to the ‘single strongest fiber known to man’, Dyneema. Dyneema is said to be 15x stronger than Steel. If you’re ever headed to the coldest place on Earth, this jacket’s got to be in your hand luggage. The Indestructible Puffer can withstand temperatures as low as 140 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, the cold only titillates the puffer. As the temperature drops, the jacket goes into Hulk mode, gaining strength as it gets colder.
Quanta Vici designed smart app-controlled gloves and socks which have a real-time heat regulation algorithm; generating a maximum heat of 131 Degrees Fahrenheit (depending on your preferred settings) for over 6.5 hours of operation on a single charge. The compression socks are designed to keep the feet from swelling and they also have an anti-blister cushion which is a good addition for long-duration use. Both these accessories are designed to be breathable, especially the gloves boasting thin and light material (anti-slippery grip texture) for dexterous tasks like operating your touchscreen phone or maybe playing the guitar.
The V-CUUB mini humidifier is downright adorable. If I saw this online or in a store, I probably wouldn’t have realized its real purpose until after I bought it. Figurines like this one can simply exist to spark joy, and that would be enough. By happenstance, the V-CUUB suits my needs more than other humidifier products: it’s small, making it incredibly easy to store in my apartment, and would be something I could take with me on moves.
Integrating the ability to carry your coffee around with the ability to keep it exactly at the temperature you desire, the Muggo comes with its own heating unit, battery pack, and a display system that makes it much more advanced than your regular to-go coffee cup. Muggo allows you to decide at what temperature you want to consume your coffee. The self-heating cup comes with a construction that makes it easy to carry around. It fits in the palm of your hand, and into traditional cup-holders, and comes with a detachable battery unit that snaps to its base, giving you the power to heat on the go.
Keeping ourselves warm during winter is a necessity, so why should our dogs be excluded? Hurtta designed a special winter jacket for your doggos! The jacket protects your furry friend’s major muscle groups and the sensitive abdominal area. The jacket comprises of a waterproof and breathable Houndtex membrane with highly visible 3M reflectors. It promises to protect your pet from the cold, keeping him warm and comfy, while also ensuring he looks super stylish!
Inspired by bent plywood structures and joints that we see in everyday life, Slē is a dynamic plywood sled. Crafted to suit all ages, children and adults alike, a lot of research has gone into the making of this product. The aim of Slē is to enhance user experience and yet be high-quality and stylish. Featuring a tilted seat, the frame of this sled is designed for slopes, keeping maneuverability in mind. The sled can tackle slopes with up to 25% gradient, with ease. It’s the perfect way to spend your winter break!
This hand warmer by Second White makes you feel the inner warmth even when you just look at it. That’s because its build and aesthetic were inspired by the feeling you get when you are all wrapped up in a cozy blanket on a cold winter day. The designers purposely made these hand warmers to give a physical form to that emotion. The hand warmer can be easily charged with a USB cord even with a phone. To ease your mind, it also comes with a backup battery and a handy light for those winter evenings when the sun sets early.
UNIT 1 Soundshield Winter Sports Helmet Kit is the perfect sidekick to all your winter sport adventures! Consisting of a helmet, wireless headphones, ear covers, slim ear pads, and a goggle clip, the kit can improve and enhance any winter sports experience, protecting you while you play your favorite sport! Detachable headphones allow you to listen to your favorite tunes. A built-in microphone lets you take calls. Protection gear has never been this cool!
The world’s first heated down jacket that can also charge your phone? It’s got us intrigued! Designed by Ravean, this super smart and ultra-thin jacket protects you from the harsh winter cold, providing you heat on your chest, back and pockets for ten hours straight! The battery can also charge your smartphone up to six times. Not to mention this sleek jacket is pretty visually appealing!