USB gadgets to keep you warm in a cold office

For those of us who live in the Snowbelt, winter has arrived and offices that, just weeks ago, were comfortable are beginning to feel colder as drafts become harder to ignore.

If you aren't able to control the thermostat in your office due to cube-mates or a penny pinching boss, don't worry, you don't have to spend the next few months shivering in a corner. There are several cheap USB powered gadgets out there that can warm you up usign just your computer's USB port.

Hands and toes are the first body parts that get cold, so we'll start with a few devices to keep your digits nice and toasty.

Since heat rises, even an office that's comfortable at keyboard level can leave your toes less than toasty. Thankfully, a Tokyo based company, Thanko has produced a pair of USB powered heated slippers to keep you warm. These slippers may not win any fashion awards, but at $23 they won't break the bank either.

Perhaps the most common USB powered heating items are gloves. From fingerless gloves that make it easy to stay warm and type to bear and rabbit shaped palm warmers; it seems there's no limit to how you can keep your hands warm at the office.

If gloves are out, then don't worry, you can still keep warm with USB powered hot water bottles and mousepads that double as an electric blanket!

Need to keep your hands and your feet warm, how about a pair of USB powered socks and gloves for the ultimate warming experience.

Not content with just warming your fingers and toes? Perhaps you can track down the now discontinued USB heated kneepads or a Hello Kitty USB heated lap warmer.

If you need something a little more practical or understated how about this USB heated shawl and lap blanket available at Amazon for just $28.95 or this Christmas Tree adorned USB seat warmer that not only keeps your rear end warm; it wishes it a Merry Christmas every time you sit down!
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