Heat

  • Windshield defroster with built-in timer

    Windshield defroster with built-in timer

    If you live in a place that gets dead-ass cold in winter, I can tell you first-hand that there’s pretty much no better way to spend $200-$300 than on a remote car starter (if you can install it yourself, it’s even cheaper). But if you don’t want to drop that much coin, there’s this thing – a battery powered windshield defroster with a timer. Read More

  • Ecobee thermostat has a Wi-Fi connection

    Ecobee thermostat has a Wi-Fi connection

    Here’s a way to control the temperature in your house from far, far away. The Ecobee “Smart Thermostat” has all the stuff you’d expect with a standard digital thermostat and adds a pretty nice-looking touchscreen interface and – gasp! – a wireless connection, allowing you to log in and control it via the web. It’s not super-duper expensive either, at $385. Read More

  • Hot? This liquid-cooled shirt should fix that

    Hot? This liquid-cooled shirt should fix that

    It’s kind of ridiculous, but apparently some racers wear these when they’re going to be in a car for a long time with no air conditioning; it looks foolish but I guess it works. This article describes the various problems drivers have with heat – I never thought about it, but dehydration and heat exhaustion can be a serious issue when you’re driving a hot car in the sun for… Read More

  • Machine-washable heated jacket, very warm gloves

    Machine-washable heated jacket, very warm gloves

    We’ve all seen heated clothing before but there are a couple of somewhat unique about this line of jackets and gloves. First, the gloves have heating circuits that go all the way to the fingertips. Most other heated gloves center on the palm of the hand but these ones keep the part of your hands most susceptible to cold — your digits. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Helio slashes $50 off all handsets

    CrunchDeals: Helio slashes $50 off all handsets

    As if the refreshed Oceans and $99 all-in-one plan weren’t enough, the MVNO of choice has slashed $50 off all handsets for new members. That means a brand new Ocean is $199, the thinnest flip on the market, Fin, is $79 and the Heat is FREE. Need I say more? Helio Read More

  • Helio is Off to See the Wizard

    that Helio was likely preparing to release the Pantech PN-810 slider. The rumor today is that the new device will be dubbed the Helio Oz. With the Helio Heat just out of the furnace and the Drift standing strong, Helio is positioning itself firmly in the MVNO market. I continue to be intrigued by this, heavily financed, up-and-coming company. We don’t know when this device will be released… Read More

  • Helio Heat Hands-Burned

    Helio Heat Hands-Burned

    The Heat is the second device from Helio that I’ve had the opportunity to try. Like the Drift, the Heat is manufactured by Samsung and imbued with all sorts of Helio specifics. Although the Heat retains GPS with buddy beacons, the most distinctive feature of the Drift, it has a lower price point and reduced features. Read More

  • First Look: Helio Heat

    First Look: Helio Heat

    I’ll have my review of this up tomorrow, but I wanted to give you all a first look at the hottest device on the horizon, the Helio Heat. This fancy pants Samsung slider from Helio features EV-DO and a bevy of other features, but more on that tomorrow. For now, here is a Helio Heat slideshow: Read More

  • The Lapinator: An End to Roasted Nuts

    The Lapinator: An End to Roasted Nuts

    If you use a laptop, listen up. This will be of interest to you. Unless there is something wrong with the nerves in your lap, or you’re in possession of some magic laptop that doesn’t produce heat, you’ve no doubt been in a situation where your laptop becomes uncomfortable to hold effectively. I’ve tried many products aimed at alleviating the heat concerns emitted from my… Read More

  • Warming Gloves Use Your Breath For Heat

    Warming Gloves Use Your Breath For Heat

    File this one under “bacteria ridden” and “disgusting”. Apparently some company named Gorgonz(ola cheese?) thinks that the best way for you to keep your hands warm is by blowing hot, stale air from your mouth into the gloves. The gloves then lock in and distribute the heat throughout your hand for killer warmth. Now call me crazy, but who in the hell wants to blow air on… Read More

 
  • Lapinator Protects Your Jewels

    Lapinator Protects Your Jewels

    With all the buzz lately about exploding laptops and excruciatingly hot MacBooks, I suspect we’re going to start seeing a lot more products like this. The Lapinator is composed of the heat resistant 3M Thinsulate fiber and a comfy cross-linked molded foam bottom. Though it might not be too successful against the shrapnel of an exploding Dell battery, it looks like it should effectively… Read More