If you work in an office, you're probably used to wearing warm clothes and bringing extra layers to work. Because, for whatever reason, employers love keeping their offices cold. Not like, see your breath kind of cold, but cold enough for you to wear your outside jacket inside.
Unfortunately, the winter months are no exception to the air conditioning rule. Even if it's below freezing outside, your office will generally be a suitable habitat for arctic wild life.
So to help you stay warm and thawed during winter and beyond, we've found some of the most essential heating gadgets, whether to haul into work for you, or (if you're lucky) to use in your home office.
5. Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw
This cozy and fashionable throw will keep you warmer than your average blanket. Why? Because it's heated! With three warming settings and a three hour auto-off function, you'll no longer need to freeze while doing your job.
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The Sunbeam Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw comes in four different colors: Honey, Garnet Olive and Sable. You can purchase it on Amazon for either $49.99 or $59.99, depending on your color choice.
4. Heated Foot Warming Mat
Sometimes your feet can't get warm. No. Matter. What. That's where the foot warmer by Cozy Products comes in. It's an ideal undercover foot-warming situation for your desk. Take your shoes off to really feel the heat the mat puts off (up to 130°F).
Available for purchase on Amazon for $25.75 for a large or $42 for an extra large.
3. USB Heated Chair Pad
Who can get any work done with a frozen butt? Not us. Enter the ValueRays USB Heated Chair Pad. The pad connects to your computer through a USB.
It not only heats up quickly, but it also provides some extra cushion for the tushion. Buy it on Amazon for $34.95.
2. USB Heated Mouse
Another product from ValueRays, the USB Heated Mouse does exactly what it sounds like it would do. It heats your hand as you work. Your other hand, on the other hand, will have to do with the cold. Or do like Beyonce, and wear one glove.
The mouse comes with a high and low temperature option on a 56" long USB cord. You can order it for $19.95 from Amazon.
1. Forced Air Boot Dryer and Garment Dryer
Trekking through the snow or rain to get into your office is bad enough, but then you have to actually sit at your desk and work with wet boots and clothes. Well, not anymore. The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer and Garment Dryer can dry up to four garments simultaneously.
It's a super quiet device, so you won't need to worry about disturbing any of your co-workers. But let's be honest — they'll probably want in on the drying action anyway. You can buy the dryer on Amazon for $70.19.