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This Heated Mouse Pad Cocoon Will Keep Your Hands Toasty All Winter

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While I am incredibly fortunate to now work from the comfort of my own home, where I can set the temperature where I want it, I used to work in an office that had two temperatures — sweltering or teeth-chattering. I had a fan for the summer and a heater for the winter and, sometimes, I could barely type on the keyboard because my hands were so cold.

If your office thermostat is of similar quality, you’ve probably already learned a few tricks, like wearing fingerless gloves and keeping heated blankets in your drawers. But if your productivity still suffers when you’re cold, you may need even more tricks to get through the day.


Luckily, we’re not alone in our unending appetite for clever products that will keep us warm while working. Case in point: This genius heated mouse pad warmer, which is available on Amazon for $18.97. This nifty product will keep at least one hand warm while you’re working.

The mouse pad, which basically functions as a heater for your hand, simply plugs into the USB port of your computer and stays warm while connected. If you don’t want to turn the heat on, simply don’t plug it in — it can still be used as a normal mouse pad.


If you’re concerned about the hand that’s not in the mouse pad, or just your overall level of coldness as winter continues to creep up on you, you might want to check out this list of other products that are made for people who are always cold.

The list even includes a few other things you can use in the office, like these USB heated mittens (so both of your hands can stay toasty!) or this heated mouse that you could put in your mouse pad warmer for a double dose of warmth.

Besides dealing with a chilly office, another one of the toughest parts of winter is getting into a freezing cold car in the morning. Sure, you can get a remote start for the car and heat it up ahead of time. But for those when it’s unbearably cold, you just might need a little something like extra — like a heated blanket from Groupon.

Specifically designed for your commute, this heated blanket plugs into your car’s 12-volt DC accessory socket. And while the blanket was originally $40, you can now get it for just $19.99 for a limited time, saving you 50 percent off of the price tag.


Then again, maybe you are just one of those people who always has frigid hands or a cold nose. Well, in the case of the latter, there’s a nose warmer for that.

Yeah, it’s a thing.

The Nose Warmer Company

According to the website, The Nose Warmer Company started when founder Sally Steel-Jones sought a solution for her own cold nose. It worked so well she wanted to share her invention. And they are affordable — even with international shipping charges added, a nose warmer only costs about $12. They also come in a variety of colors and patterns, as shown in the photo below.

The Nose Warmer Company

How creative is that? What’s your trick for staying warm in the winter?