There's nothing like heading outdoors when the weather dips, as long as you have the proper gear. Whether you're a snowboarder, or someone who just likes being outside as the snow drifts, tech can deliver the warm feels. Snuggling up inside? That's great too when your home is kitted with devices that keeps the chill where it belongs — outside. Here are six gadgets to help you survive the winter months, and perhaps save some energy and even a few dollars from your utility bill.
Dyson Pure Hot + ColdGearBrain
One way to shut the winter cold out is to keep windows closed during those brisk days. But that can make it hard to circulate air indoors. That's where the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool steps in, an all-in-one heater and cooler and includes a smart air purifier built inside. With a HEPA filter inside, this rather tall heater gets a room warm in just a matter of minutes.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier, Heater + Fan - HEPA Air Filter, Space Heater and Certified Asthma + Allergy Friendly, WiFi-Enabled - HP04
Philips Hue GoPhilips Hue
When it's dark for longer hours, having a few extra lights in our space can be welcoming. The Philips Hue Go Bluetooth light is one option, portable, controlled by voice and priced at just $80. There are many clever lighting options, include one that looks like a wood fire — the perfect way to spend a winter day.
Volt Heated ScarfVolt
A portable heater is stitched into the back of this fleece scarf, powered by a portable battery pack. You get between three and seven hours of battery life, depending on the heat setting. Have any juice left over after keeping your new warm, and you can use the power bank to charge up your smart phone too.
Zippo Rechargeable Hand WarmerZippo
This hand warmer from famed lighter brand Zippo has an organic shape, and holds heat for between six to nine hours, depending on the model. You can adjust the heating levels up to 120ºF. Even better, the hand warmer itself acts as a USB charger. The $49.95 nine-hour model comes in champagne, silver and black, while the $47.95 six-hour warmer is shaped like a bean and comes in silver plus a cool, metallic green.
Zippo Silver HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer
North Face Etip GlovesNorth Face
As much as we can talk to our tech today, there are times we still need to touch a smartphone's screen. Gloves make that tricky. But the Tip gloves from North Face have a special coating that work with touchscreens. Plus they're just comfy, and because the gloves are made of fleece, also very warm. You can get these $45 gloves in medium grey heather and black.
The North Face Etip Glove, TNF Black, Medium
Gobi Heat Ridge Women's Heated HoodieGobi Heat
This $179 zipper hoodie pushes heat out in three areas, two in the front and one in the back. The hoodie, made of fleece, is run through battery power, which works for up to 10 hours. You can pick one up in three colors, onyx black, skyline blue and storm gray. And yes, they have them for men too.
Ridge Womens 3 Zone Heated Hoodie - Skyline, 2X-Large