When the temperature drops, staying warm is not a luxury but a necessity. But traditionally keeping your head, ears, neck, and fingers warm and cozy limits your ability to access your touchscreen devices. Now thanks to tech enhanced winter accessories, you can swipe your phones, play music, and easily access your favorite devices without compromising your need to stay warm.
Play Music: Winter Speaker Hat
Keeping your head and ears covered is critical to staying warm in the winter. Here are two winter hats that don't make you compromise looking stylish while staying warm. The Urban Research's Ribbed Wired Tech Speaker Hat is perfect for those who want the traditional 3.5mm connectivity. For those who prefer using wireless connectivity there's a number of Bluetooth Beanie Hat Caps available on Amazon. Just plug in or sync up and go for hands-free connectivity with your mobile device while keeping your head and ears warm.
Tap & Swipe: Winter Touchscreen Gloves
You no longer have to dread the ring, beep, or buzzing of your phone when you have these touchscreen friendly gloves keeping your hands and fingers toasty.
The Smartwool Unisex Cozy Grip Gloves provide a knit-in thumb and index finger with touch capabilities. Zensah Smart Running Gloves are great for those who exercise outdoors during the winter; offering special features like snap clip to keep your glove set together when you're not wearing them, and reflective stripes for increased night-time visibility.
If you require three-finger touchscreen conductivity then check out Timberland's Magic Gloves. And for the stylish lady, there are the Women's Touchscreen Nappa Leather Gloves, which are offered in a number of sizes, colors, and lining.
Cover Up: Mobile Device Toting Scarf
With many winter coats, your neck region is exposed to the winter elements. Thank God for scarves, the glove for your neck. But now when you scarf-it up you can add functionality with the Peepsnake Smartphone Scarf. Unlike a traditional scarf, it has a pouch which allows you to see and use your device without having to take it out. It also features a back camera lens window for taking photos and video and an additional zippered pouch (for small items such as: keys, cards, and cash).
Thanks to the forward thinking of clothing and winter accessory manufacturers, you and your beloved Christian Techies can stay connected and warm at the same time. It's not too late to purchase a pair to wear or to gift. Best of all, it you purchase late, you can always wear your winter tech accessories next year.
Remember to read the labels for instructions to properly clean and care for your accessories; to keep them in one piece and touch enabled.
Now it's your turn. Share your winter tech strategies. Post comments and photos of how you stay warm and connected.
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