5 Gadgets To Stave Off The Winter Blues

a-man-sits-on-a-bench-in-winterWinter is coming, and you know what that means: shorter daylight, colder temperatures, and longer nights. But you don’t have to submit to the gloomy depression that often accompanies wintertime. There are many gadgets out there specifically designed to help you ward off the wintertime blues. In this short article, we will take a look at five awesome gadgets to help you through the trying winter months.

A Foot Warmer Rubber Mat

Warm feet lovers, rejoice! There is a way to combat the freezing feet of wintertime. A number of manufacturers are now producing rubber mat foot warming devices that can be easily placed underneath any desk.

These mats have been designed  for cold marble and stone floors that just send shivers up your spine on those frosty winter days.  So, if your feet need some warming up either at the office or at home, you should check out a foot warmer mat.

Re-Timer Glasses

One of the major problems people have with wintertime is the increased darkness. Many folks nowadays suffer from seasonal depression and sleep disorders just due to this lack of daylight.

One device designed to combat wintertime fatigue is called Re-Timer Glasses. These glasses were developed by sleep specialists at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. The purpose of this device is to restore the user’s natural circadian rhythm.

These sleek white glasses have green LED lights facing a wearer’s eyes. This green light penetrates deep into the eye to give the brain a good dose of summertime sun. These glasses only need to be worn for about 30 minutes a day for people to start to feel the effects.

You can find out more about the glasses in the video below.

Heated Travel Mug

cold-snow-black-and-white-roadOne of the age old tricks for combatting the hounds of winter is to brew a cup of your favorite hot beverage. If you have to travel around for work, however, that brew can easily get quite cold in a very short period of time.

To keep all of your hot drinks warm for your wintertime drives, why not buy a heated travel mug? Modern warming mugs will typically hold around 14 ounces of hot liquid and boast features such as a temperature gauge and will plug straight into your car’s 12V outlet. A warming mug is sure to keep all of your teas, coffees, cocoas, and soups nice and warm on those long winter drives.

Snowball Blaster

Hey, who said the only way to combat seasonal depression is to avoid the winter air altogether? Sometimes the best therapy is immersion therapy, and your very own snowball cannon will certainly help you to have a lot of fun out there in the snow.

Your typical snowball gun will be designed much like a water balloon gun. Some top end models allow you to load up to  three snowballs at a time, and will enable you to shoot them as far as 80 feet.

The next time you have a snowball fight, be sure to bring your brand new snowballl bazooka along with you.

Bright Light Earphones

Now you don’t have to sit by a bright light and expose your eyes to the white LED light’s rays every day to get the benefits of bright light therapy. The VALKEE Bright Light Earphones device looks just like an iPod, but the only music this device is playing is the silent sound of the sun.

All you have to do is pop in these earphones and turn the product on. Don’t be deceived by its size, this tiny gadget can really pack a punch. This Finnish device will instantly send light waves up through your ear canals into your brain.