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Deal Of The Day: Octopus Hat

And why not? Why not go down the slopes with an Octopus Hat instead of a regular ski mask? Is there any reason you wouldn’t want to “unleash your inner cephalopod”, especially considering it’ll set you back only $12.99 to do so? The Octopus hat comes in 3 colors, is made from 100% knitted cotton (100% knitted, or 100% cotton?… ) and… we just ran out of things to say about such a simple, yet cool, product.

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Deal Of The Day: 82% Off On Bluetooth Earmuff and iGloves Bundle

Getting a call while walking in arctic conditions is always a pain in the ass. Removing your gloves, removing your earmuffs and then holding your bare hand up to your face in the cold? Yeah, there’s a better way, and that’s with the Bluetooth Earmuff and iGloves Bundle.

Stay cozy and connected this winter with these genius Bluetooth earmuffs and iGloves! No need to take off your gloves to text or answer calls, nor do you have to move your hat or earmuffs to talk on the phone. These gloves work seamlessly on your phone’s touchscreen, and the earmuffs allow you to answer, listen, and even talk on calls without even reaching for your phone.

– Stretch materials on the gloves allow for a superior fit & flexibility that won’t slip on your phone
– Hands-free answering & talking w/ Bluetooth earmuffs let you talk on the move without holding your phone
– Built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery lets you recharge the earmuffs w/ any USB cable

Normally $140, the bundle is only $24.99 with today’s deal.

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What’s Not To Like About Microwaveable Boots?

Come home after a day of Christmas shopping with your feet as cold as ice? Imagine the feeling of slipping on these fuzzy little boots after you’ve given them a soak in the microwave for a minute or two. They’re filled with specially treated millet grains and dried lavender flower, and can either be heated up, or put in the freezer and chilled to treat an injury (or just make your feet cold… if that’s what you’re into). They probably won’t stay warm for very long, but at $32, we’d still consider buying them if only for that initial heat-induced footgasm.

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Deal of The Day: 32% Off On Super Soft Texting Gloves

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Snow finally hit the Eastern Seaboard. Pretty hard, too. But of course, it’s not a little snow that’s going to stop you from texting. Come on, you got… important business to conduct. With the Super Soft Texting Gloves, you can add just a bit of comfort to your crucial task.

Your messages don’t stop when it snows. That’s why you need these texting gloves to stay warm while you stay in touch. They’re comfortable and cozy and one size fits every hand. They’ll work with every kind of smartphone and tablet so you can use your devices on-the-go even when the weather gets chilly.

– Works w/ most smartphones & tablets
– One-size-fits all
– Extra comfortable fit & feel
– Simple color & design matches everything
– Keeps your hands & fingertips warm

Normally only $10, they’re $6.75 with today’s deal.

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Touchpoint 2.0 Are The NFC-Enabled Leather Gloves You Want

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In the frigid claws of winter, the last thing you want to be doing is freezing your fingers off while answering a text. And while you’ve seen gloves with touch-sensitive tips, the Touchpoint 2.0 takes the concept a step further by incorporating four NFC chips. Made from soft sheepskin leather, and finished with a stylish quilt pattern, the gloves not only let you control anything on the screen as if your skin is bare, but each of the four NFC chips (located on the middle finger and wrist, in each hand) is completely customizable through a companion app. This means you can trigger any number of actions on your phone, from launching apps, to taking pics, to pretty much anything you can think of since the program is open source. Unfortunately, due to Apple restricting their NFC to Apple Pay, you’ll only get full functionality on devices in this list.

Now, think of this scenario. You’re out in the cold and suddenly see something worthy of a pic. Normally you reach for your phone, take your gloves off, start the picture app and snap your shot. With Touchpoint 2.0, you only need to reach into your pocket, touch the NFC area to one of your fingers (which you’ve programmed to trigger the launch of the camera app), and snap away. That’s quite a few steps less, and a lot less freezing.

The gloves are available for a $60CAD ($52USD) pledge, with delivery slated for September 2015.

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MittenFlask Is Perfect For The Slopes

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Winter is just around the corner, and you’ll be wanting to booze up on the slopes, we know. No, you’re not? What kind of a person are you? And you call yourself a man…

Ok, whatever, we won’t judge. But if you do want to liquor up a bit while carving some snow, the MittenFlask seems just about perfect. One of the two mittens features a flask, connected to a bite valve so you won’t have to try to unscrew a top with mitten hands. We don’t know how much liquid it fits, but at $15 it doesn’t matter; some liquor is better than none.

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Kimono Sleeping Bag: Wear It, Sleep In It, Stay Warm

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Kimono? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Bag full already? Yep. It’s always best to pack light when you’re traveling or camping because nobody wants to lug around a bulky or heavy backpack. If you had a choice between bring a jacket and a sleeping bag, or something that combines both in one neat little package, then which would you go for?

If you chose the latter, then that would be the aptly-named Kimono Sleeping Bag. It is both a kimono that you can wear to stay warm, and a sleeping bag that you can sleep in when night rolls around. Continue Reading

Winter Tires With Retractable Studs Possibly On The Horizon

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With the snowy Apocalypse having fallen hard on much of the south over the last few weeks, there’s no doubt some people’s minds have been on the topic of winter tires. They are, after all, made to perform drastically better in icy and snowy conditions, though there is one step above that: winter tires with studs. That’s the ultimate in grip in ice, but it’s also a noisy, abrasive pain between snowfalls so few people opt for them. Now, Nokian Tyres has announced the development of a winter tire with retractable studs. You notice it’s really slippery? Press a button on your dashboard and the studs extend, only to retract again once you’ve made it out of the ice and snow. It’s really the best of both worlds, and it’s not available for purchase. Unfortunately. There aren’t even concrete plans to bring these to market, but the fact that the technology now exists mean that’s missing is enough demand. A few more of the store we’ve seen lately and the market just might change…

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Scooter Snuggies: Ride in Style and in Comfort

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It’s hard to travel by scooter during winter because of the elements. You could brave the chilly winds by bundling up in sweaters and coats, but that won’t help any when you’re maneuvering tight corners. Electric bikes and scooters are especially popular in China, so you can count on the enterprising Chinese to come up with a solution of sorts: the Scooter Snuggie.

It’s a snowsuit hybrid of sorts that’s designed to cover the chest and leg area of the rider, effectively protecting them from the biting cold. The wearable shields are being sold online on Taobao, which is the country’s largest web-based mall, and are available in a variety of colors and patterns.Continue Reading