Three winter gadgets to keep you warm

Winter gadgets such as portable heaters and electric heating bed sheets can help you stay warm and cosy
An undated image illustrating an electric heating bed sheet. — Canva
An undated image illustrating an electric heating bed sheet. — Canva

Winter is here and it is time to snuggle up with some cosy gadgets. Gadinsider takes a look at some of the best winter gadgets that will keep you warm and comfortable during the chilly season.

From portable heaters to electric heating bed sheets and lint removers, these gadgets will help you stay warm and cosy all winter long. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back, and let’s dive into the world of winter gadgets.

Winter gadgets

Portable heater

A portable heater is a great way to keep your room warm and toasty without having to turn up the thermostat. The IUEG STAY WARM PTC plug-in heater is a great option for small spaces. It plugs into a 3-pin socket and outputs 500W of heat, which is sufficient to heat 40 square feet to around 19°C. 

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The running costs for a PTC heater are easy to work out – 500 watts per hour means it uses 1kW of electricity every two hours. Take the kWh price on your electricity tariff and split it in half to work out the hourly running cost.

Electric heating bed sheet

An electrically heated mattress topper or bed sheet is a great way to stay warm and cosy during the winter months. Electric mattress toppers have super-low running costs and heat your bed, providing a warm, cosy space to sink into. They cost as little as £30, or you can spend up to £100 for one with a timer.

The stay warm for less this winter electric mattress topper uses around 90 watts of electricity per hour, so running it for two hours every night for seven days uses a whopping 1.26kWh. So, if you pay 34p/kWh, you will pay 42.85p per week.

Lint Remover

Lint removers are a great way to keep your clothes and bed sheets look clean and fresh. Use a fabric shaver to remove lint by shaving it off the surface of your bed sheets. Alternatively, you can wash your bed sheets with vinegar to help prevent lint from clinging onto them in the first place