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Sanyo Hand Warmers Are Cheap, Friendly, Toasty

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By Colin Ackerman

We first heard about Sanyo’s Eneloop rechargeable hand warmers early last year, but apparently it’s taken them this long to make it to the states. There’s a new version, too… The original egg-shaped hand warmer gets warm on one side only (102° F in the low setting to 109° F on high, which they call “Turbo”), runs off a rechargeable lithium ion battery, and you get over 3 hours of heat for a 3 hour charge.

The square hand warmer is the new one; it uses AA rechargeable batteries (Eneloops included) and also functions as a battery charger, which is pretty sweet. It warms up on both sides to 102° F on low and 115° F on high, and you’ll get between 1 and 3 hours of warmth for a 4.5 hour charge. So, it’s not as long lasting as the other model, but it’s heating both sides and using swappable batts, which is a major plus in my book.

Best part about these things is the cheap factor: the one-sided warmer with the integrated battery is $35 (in white or pink), and the two-sided warmer that’s also a charger and includes 2 AA Eneloop rechargeable batteries is only $10 more (in silver or, um, ‘hot’ pink). You’ll find them at the online Sanyo store or “select retailers nationwide.”

[ Sanyo Rechargeable Hand Warmers ] VIA [ Gizmag ]








  • mcman

    Huh! OK, a hand warmer. I just had a remote starter installed in my car. I call it the “car warmer” and boy does it work. This morning it was 33 F but my car was nice and toasty. What does that have to do with the subject you say? Why warmth of course.

  • Nikkita Croix

    Smart idea to make the batteries replaceable in a common size. Waiting 5 hours to get 1 hour of hand warming is unaccptable. I'd swap the batteries out for some of those Energizer or Duracell batteries that recharge in 15 minutes.

  • Jessicat

    I think I would be buying one in silver. I get so cold sometimes. I wanted the handwarmer from thinkgeek, but they haven't been in stock since I found out about them. These should do. I like things that can be recharged.

  • mcman

    Huh! OK, a hand warmer. I just had a remote starter installed in my car. I call it the “car warmer” and boy does it work. This morning it was 33 F but my car was nice and toasty. What does that have to do with the subject you say? Why warmth of course.

  • Nikkita Croix

    Smart idea to make the batteries replaceable in a common size. Waiting 5 hours to get 1 hour of hand warming is unaccptable. I'd swap the batteries out for some of those Energizer or Duracell batteries that recharge in 15 minutes.

  • Jessicat

    I think I would be buying one in silver. I get so cold sometimes. I wanted the handwarmer from thinkgeek, but they haven't been in stock since I found out about them. These should do. I like things that can be recharged.