6 Tech Hacks for Winter

Winter is coming. Actually, it’s already here. It’s that time of year where traveling is a hassle and the warmth of your blanket makes leaving your bed in the morning feel like a mission to Mars.

Depending on where you live, winter can be a devastating few months. Luckily for you, there are a ton of new tech gadgets that can help you hack your way through winter and make it a thoroughly enjoyable time of the year.

MyDeal Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headset

Have you ever tried listening to music outside during the winter? The headphone-beanie combination is never comfortable. You either have to wear your headphones over the beanie and barely hear the music, or slip your earbuds under the beanie, which creates a gap that lets cold air rush in.

Now you don’t have to worry about this problem with the MyDeal Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Headset. Wirelessly connect your phone to the beanie and play music through the speakers. Control the volume with the buttons on the hat. There’s also a microphone so you can answer phone calls with the click of a button.

Price: $39.99

Volt Rechargeable Heated Gloves

Do enjoy skiing, snowboarding or any outdoor winter activity? Do you work outside for long periods of time in the winter?

Regular gloves might not be enough to keep your hands warm. Volt’s Rechargeable Heated Gloves will keep your hands warm all day. They are breathable, water-resistant and comfortable to wear. Simply charge the batteries and have warm hands for the dreary months of winter.

Price:  $169.95 – $179.95

Zone Tech Heated Car Windshield Scraper

Driving is one of the most inconvenient issues about winter. With 1.3 billion accidents each year due to inclement weather, drivers have to take extra caution. Unfortunately, this usually means getting up early to scrape ice off the car.

You can hack your morning winter routine by using the Zone Tech Heated Car Windshield Scraper. This scraper quickly melts snow and ice and clears your windows so you can check your blind spots. The Zone Tech scraper will save time and make driving much safer.

Price: $15.75

EnergyFlux Ellipse Rechargeable Hand Warmers

Can’t afford fancy heated gloves? Need a portable gadget that will charge your phone? Look no further than the EnergyFlux Ellipse Rechargeable Hand Warmer.

Wrap your hand around this pack to keep it warm for up to 6.5 hours. The hand-warmer also has a USB slot so you can charge your iPhone while you’re outside. This gadget keeps your hands warm and makes sure your phone never runs out of juice.

Price: $35.99

Amazon Prime Pantry

Grocery shopping is a bothersome task during any time of the year. It becomes even more bothersome when there’s 8 inches of snow covering your driveway and the roads are under a thick layer of ice.

Make your winter shopping a little easier with Amazon’s Prime Pantry. For a flat shipping rate of $5.99, Prime members can order up to 45 pounds of groceries and household items. Now you can have groceries shipped directly to your house instead of going out in the cold weather.

Price: $99 per year for Prime, $5.99 delivery fee

Plowz and Mowz

With great winter comes great responsibilities. Wait, that’s not the saying – or is it? Either way, a major snowfall means you have the responsibility of shoveling your driveway.

It doesn’t have to be hard, though.

The Plowz and Mowz app offers on-demand snow plowing so you don’t have to leave the house. Simply download the app and then request a quote for your driveway. It will even send you a picture of your driveway when they’re done shoveling.

Download: Apple (free) | Android (free)

Take Control of Winter

Winter doesn’t have to take a toll on you. Hack your way through these next few months so you can enjoy the season.


About the Author

Kayla Matthews
Kayla Matthews is a gadgets and technology blogger who contributes to Gear Diary, MakeUseOf and Inc.com.