Here are a couple of gadgets designed to cheat old man winter.
Sanyo has begun importing their rechargeable Eneloop hand warmers to the USA. At $34.99, you can get the egg-shaped, single sided warmer claimed to last up to four hours per charge. $44.99 will fetch the double sided model rated to last up to 3 hours depending on the setting used. There are other ways to keep your hands warm. You could use one of the many air activated warmers available, a plastic bottle of hot water, or pockets? But the Sanyo two sided model has another trick. It is also a battery charger with two rechargeable AA batteries that can be used in other devices. They are available at Sanyo's online Store.
Looking for the only heated portable chair in the world? Have $120 burning a hole in your pocket? Hammacher Schlemmer has you covered...your backside at least. The chair is claimed to heat from 120 to 140 degrees. The rechargeable battery that heats the seat is said to last up to four hours on the lowest setting and 2 1/2 hours cranked to high.