Keep your hands warm with this backup battery

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rechargeable-hand-warmer

If your hands are always cold as ice, you need one of these rechargeable hand warmers.  (My daughter needs one; her hands are always as cold as ice.)  Its lithium-ion battery charges from USB power, and then it can provide you with up to 6 hours of heat (up to a maximum of 130oF) to keep your hands toasty warm.  It’s only 4″ long x 2 ” wide x 1″ thick, so it fits easily in your pocket or bag so it’s always ready to warm up your hands.  It also can be used to give a quick shot of power to your phone or tablet to keep it powered while you’re away from a power outlet.  The Rechargeable Hand Warmer is $49.95 at firstSTREET.

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  • Hildy J December 31, 2014, 10:44 am

    I keep looking for a good handwarmer and found a lot of glowing promises and rotten reviews (generally complaining about the amount of heat or the battery life). I’ve seen the press release for this one on a number of sites but no third party reviews. Can you let us know if it works in practice?

  • Sandee Cohen December 31, 2014, 10:56 am

    This looks like a good idea in theory. Let’s hope it work in practice.

    Meanwhile, I always like to tell this story.

    My mother grew up in a Kosher home, so it was very hard for her to eat at school.

    So every day her mother (my grandmother) would make her two hard-boiled eggs. My mother would put one in each pocket (or mitten, I don’t remember which), and walk to school with the eggs warming her hands.

    Then by lunchtime, she had two eggs to eat. I don’t remember what she did to get home.

  • John Kes December 31, 2014, 1:10 pm

    @Hildy – have you tried one of these reusable gel hand warmers?
    http://www.amazon.com/Comfort-Zone-Proheat-Reusable-Warmer/dp/B000C9DCG8/

    • Hildy J January 1, 2015, 10:55 am

      I haven’t tried that particular one but I have tried something similar. Iit works great the first time but I had problems “recharging” them. They use a chemical reaction, not electricity, and you boil them to recharge. They also loose their warmth fast.

  • Brian January 1, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Hi. What you listed is not true. Someone air brushed the logo. I picked up the http://www.menards.com/main/p-2360624.htm Celestron Thermotrek product for $20 from Menards here in Illinois. I actually bought three of them. They work great! I also have a custom leather case made for it. It definitely is not $50, and that web site you listed is full of it!

  • Janet Cloninger January 1, 2015, 4:09 pm

    What I posted is true for the store where I found it. You did find what appears to be the same thing with a Celestron brand on it at a much better price, though.

  • Hildy J January 2, 2015, 3:34 pm

    If you want to go to the apparent brand name source, Celestron (a very reputable telescope maker) has a number of models on their site at:

    http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/uncategorized/series/elements-5

    They may be available for below list elsewhere but be careful because browsing on Amazon for this I found product titles that don’t match the pictures that don’t match the descriptions.

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