Punxsutawney Phil has spoken – we have six more weeks of winter ahead of us. There is no doubt that it takes a little more effort to go out in the winter. You need your gloves, hat, boots, maybe a scarf. You need to start your car early and shovel the drive. Sure, the winter wonderland is beautiful, but there are a few drawbacks as well, including the potholes we have to dodge from the freeze/thaw cycle. Thinking about another six weeks of this mess can have some of us a little bummed.
Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of six technologies to help you get through these last six weeks of winter.
Text Capable Gloves
Seem low tech, but can you gloves from the ‘90s do this? Text capable gloves can save you a lot of body heat if you need to get a message out while you’re battling the frigid temperatures.
Getting out of the shower is just a little harder when you’re met with a frigid winter morning’s air. Grabbing a toasty warm towel can make all the difference to starting your day off right. A towel warmer is a real game-changer and you won’t be upset about this little splurge.
Pot Hole Tracker
There’s an app called RoadMApp that begins collecting data when you get in the car. When it senses you’ve hit a pot hole, it records this information and helps the government spot and fix potholes so they can be fixed before they get out of hand.
Amplified Wi-Fi Router
During the cold winter months, you may spend a few more evenings on average watching Netflix than any other time of year. If your wi-fi is spotty, however, it can be pretty frustrating to spend an evening in. The AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi Router let’s you enjoy a stronger connection and faster speeds anywhere in your home.
That’s right. We are talking about cozy cotton slippers with a USB-powered heating feature. If these don’t help you get through the rest of winter, I don’t know what will.
Tabletop Glass Fireplace
A mini fireplace, standing around 9” tall, can help you bring some summer fun into your livingroom. The gel fuel creates a beautiful real flame. These fireplaces come with removable glass so you can remove this safety feature for some s’mores. We wouldn’t suggest leaving this open flame unattended.