This little hand warmer packs in a lot of heat! We were a bit skeptical at first, because the metal exterior is initially cold to the touch. But once you flip the switch, you almost instantly feel it working.
Warmth is generated on each side of the unit, so both the palm and fingers stay toasty. There are two temperature settings: Low heats up to 109°F; the High option goes up to 120°F. The higher setting is really too warm to place directly next to your skin for any amount of time, but if you’re wearing gloves, heating a pocket, or if you slip the warmer into the accompanying velvet pouch, the high setting is heavenly on a cold, windy day!
The unit lasts 4 to 5 hours, depending on the setting, the absolute outside temperature, and whether or not the unit is isolated inside a bag or a pocket. I used the warmer while watching TV, and found it lasted for hours. I wasn’t even that cold at the time, but it felt so good, I just didn’t want to let go!
The warmer is a multi-functional device: It can also be used as a back-up battery for any mobile device that charges through a USB cable. The downside is that you can’t use the battery-charging feature while the warmer is running (always a catch!).
This is a well-made product, with some heft to the grip, weighing just over 4.5 ounces. I have pretty small hands, and can just barely wrap mine fully around the unit.
The button control is on the top, so it’s easy to access with the index finger without moving your other fingers away from the warm surface. The casing is brushed aluminum, and comes in Silver, White, and two shades of Pink with either black or white trim combinations.
One thoughtful feature we learned only by speaking with the manufacturer: The unit comes ready to go – already charged. The instruction booklet will tell you to plug it in for 5 hours before use, but it’s likely not needed (only if that particular unit has been in storage for some time). Try plugging it into the charger for a quick check, but if the red light is constant, you’re all set. Just push the button on top and get set to feel toasty!
Special Offer for Raynaud’s Members
Offer Code RAYNAUDS10
TrueToSource (formerly Beanworthy), the retail division of the manufacturer, was offering our members a 10% discount on this handy rechargeable, portable heater. But it was so popular, it’s now sold out! So TrueToSource is making two other Energyflux models available to our members with the same discount: The EnergyFlux Enduro (slightly larger and longer-lasting), and the EnergyFlux Lite (smaller and more compact). Both are excellent values, and the discount is now good on any EnergyFlux model. (Note: Limit one discount per customer).
To place an order online, click the link below and provide the Promotion Code RAYNAUDS10 at checkout. And explore TrueToSource’s other great heated items sure to warm the hearts of Frosties, including heated desk pads, foot warmers, and heated mouse products.