Here are some promising products we found this month:
Protexgloves – These are stretchy, flexible gloves made with a unique blend of Supplex® nylon and Lycra® elastane. They were originally designed by a gardener to offer hobbyists more dexterity with protection outdoors, then the manufacturer discovered that they were being used by sufferers of chronic disorders who found they had therapeutic benefits. As a result, a new line was developed specifically focused on providing soothing comfort for a number of health issues, including Raynaud’s. One product in the line has ¾ coverage on the fingers, so the tips are open for greater sensitivity for everyday tasks. Come in both shorter and longer lengths for more coverage, along with a grip version for even greater dexterity. Available at Protexgloves.com. Choose from Black, Sahara Beige or Periwinkle Blue. Prices range from $21.00 to $29.00.
Therm Soles® – We just discovered these rechargeable heated insoles . Made of heat-preserving, insulated fabric, Thermo Soles insoles are engineered with integrated thermostats to detect your foot’s actual temperature and adjust accordingly, claiming to provide the right amount of warmth, right when you need it. Warmth lasts up to 8 hours with a single charge. Made of shock-absorbing, ergonomically shaped Polyurethane for extra comfort. Come in Small to XXLarge sizes, then cut to adjust for a good fit. Available from Verseo.com, the authorized U.S. distributor. Price is $99.95.
USB Heating Gloves – One of our Facebook Fans told us about these gloves that heat through the USB port on your computer. The gloves have a built-in warming pad inside that heats up to 127°F (53°C). These are convertible gloves – leaving the top of the fingers free for typing and mouse controls, with an optional mitten cover for when you’re proofing your work or taking a break and need more ammunition against the chills. Works with both PC’s and Mac’s. We’ve seen these on a number of sites, but all seem to be priced in the range of $20.00 and are available in several colors and designs. Here’s one site with them in stock: USBGeek.com.