Cool and ridiculous winter warmers of the world

2011-06-29 09:10

Most people are firmly in the throes of winter by now but according to the know-it-alls, the first day of the cold season only started this week. So what exactly have we been going through because it sure felt like winter?

And while we may think we’ve just about covered everything when it comes to keeping warm, there are those who just keep coming up with random ideas to keep us even more snug. And they’re all available if you’re up for a spot of online shopping.

Coz-E Electric Blanket
So you swore to never be wrapped up in something as ugly as those snug blankets with sleeves? Well, someone has made it even more attractive to commit this crime of fashion by creating an electric ­version. You plug it into the wall and select from one of three heat settings ?and voila! This hot mess should set you back about R480.

Mini Hottie Hand Warmers
Nobody likes cold hands and gloves are not always warm enough. Now someone has come up with an idea to make a ­portable water-bottle that you can keep in your pockets.
The Mini Hottie Hand Warmer is perfect if you want your hands ­instantly warm after answering the phone. Get them on eBay or Amazon for R52.

Wild Warmers
Give the neck a breather from the scarf by swopping it with a Wild Warmer, which also soothes the muscles. They come in different cuddly animal exteriors that you just throw into the microwave and heat. Put it around your neck for just R195. The UK website, stocks them.

Snuggle Me Mini Hotties
Who can resist a cuddly teddy? Snuggle Me Mini Hotties take 60 seconds to heat up in the microwave but will provide a warm hug the whole night.
The Incense Store online ( retails them at R120 excluding shipping.

Earmuff Headphones and the MP3 Wool Hat
This is a combination of two cool things that come together to make a warm – if naff – item.
Earmuff Speakers combine warmth and ­earphones while the MP3 hat has built-in ­speakers that go over your ears and a cord you plug into your music player.
Awesome and daft at the same time, they go for about R200 on
USB Foot Warmer
What if you can avoid getting the case of the cold feet all day? The USB Foot Warmer is like an electric blanket for your feet that you plug into your computer.
This gadget used to be available on the ­website for R10 but now it’s sold out so you might have to search overseas.

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