5 USB Gadgets For Your Office This Winter

Your computer’s universal serial bus cable system, or more commonly referred to as the USB, is typically used to plug in your mouse, keyboard, or flash drive. Not anymore; there are thousands upon thousands of gadgets that are now created to plug directly into your USB port. Some are more humorous than useful, so to help you weed through we put together a list of some practical USB computer plug ins perfect for the upcoming winter season. Check them out below.

1. USB drink warmer


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What better way is there to warm up than with a nice cup of coffee or tea. If you have a computer job chances are you frequently have a warm beverage beside you but it may often go cold due to work distractions. Now you can stay connected to your computer while keeping your coffee hot with the USB drink warmer. Once turned the plate gets hot in five seconds and will continue to keep your beverage between the 113-122 degrees. You can also use this as a candle burner as well. You can get one here for just about $12.

2. USB heated gloves


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It’s hard to be productive at work during the winter season when your hands are too cold to type. ValueRays USB heated gloves plug in directly to your computer and keep your hands warm without overheating. They provide a low amount of infrared heat which comes from the carbon heating element inside the top of the glove. This type of heat is also beneficial to circulation and promotes relaxation as it reached the layers of muscle tissues in your hands. There is a high and low heat setting as well as the ability to disconnect from the computer while still allowing you to wear the gloves. You can get a pair here.

3. Satechi USB portable humidifier

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Whether you are at the office, at home, or traveling the Satechi USB portable humidifier allows you to make the perfect work environment for yourself. This easy to use humidifier provides relief for cold and flu symptoms, dry skin, congested sinuses, and headaches by adding moisture into the air. Simply fill an empty bottle with purified water and place the humidifier into the opening of the container making sure the filter is submerged into the water. Plug into a USB port and it will continue to work for eight hours or until shut off. You can also use this as a mister for hotter days by adding cold water, or as an aroma diffuser by adding essential oils. Here’s where you can get one.

4. USB heated shawl and lap blanket


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If you’re easily cold in your office and layering up isn’t helping it may be time to invest in a USB Heated Shawl which also serves as a lap blanket. Simply plug into your USB port on your computer and place around your shoulders to feel instant warmth. For fire safety reasons, there is no insulated layer so the blanket works in conjunction with the human body to retain heat from the heating pad. It comes with two USB plugs to control heat levels. Plug in one for low heat and the second for a higher level. You can get one here.

5. USB heated slippers


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Got cold feet? ValueRays USB heated slippers can help fix that problem. To use plug the 65-inch long cord into the computer and place unto your feet for warmth. Each slipper’s cord has a separate control switch to control the flow of heat. Like the gloves described earlier these produce infrared heat to keep your feet warm without overheating them. These slippers don’t come in average shoe sizes but rather in sizes small-medium and large-x large. You can get a pair here.

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