Winter is by far my favorite season of the year, as the temperature drops, my excitement rises! Chilly nights followed by frosty mornings, cozy naps in bed with blankets wrapped around me, and cups of hot cocoa – it all sounds like heaven to me. As blissful and beautiful as winter can be, it can also be harsh on our bodies and our lifestyles, if we don’t equip ourselves for it. So, we’ve curated a bunch of super interesting and functional tech designs to get you through this winter season…in style! These innovative designs are the ultimate winter essentials for you.

1. Bio Heater

Designed by Unichest for their client Flint Lab, the Bio Heater is an ingenious and novel way to make judicious and good use of cooking oil that is otherwise considered waste after use. This cooking oil is used as fuel for the Bio Heater.

Why is it noteworthy?

Flint Lab utilizes the cooking oil to produce an eco-friendly fuel for the Bio Heater. The heater is equipped with a unique combustion technology under its belly which is used to transfer heat energy, which is then further radiated in the room.

What we like

  • Neat and minimal design that blends perfectly with modern homes
  • The rounded top can be used to place things when not in use

What we dislike

  • Bulky and space-consuming design, not intended for smaller homes

2. Thermaphones

Designed by Kevin Chiam, the Thermaphones are a pair of unique cans designed to alter the temperature to nullify the effect of an extremely hot temperature or the cool chill of winter.

Why is it noteworthy?

The innovative headphones feature a hybrid design, where the temperature-changing earbuds provide unique thermal comfort. The earcups on the headphones are quite compact and comfy.

What we like

  • Eliminates any chances of vertigo induced by the extreme variation in temperature
  • It provides you comfort during the winter and summer

What we dislike

  • It’s a concept, so we don’t know how the final tangible product will turn out to be

3. Harmony Flame Lamp Fireplace

You can now enjoy a beautiful and safe fire indoors with this stunning brass lamp. It utilizes eco-friendly bioethanol to spread illumination and warmth in your home. The fireplace is made using the same technique that is adopted to build musical instruments.

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Why is it noteworthy?

This beautiful brass fireplace is designed to enhance and uplift the mood of all indoor spaces. Both the reflective surfaces and flames play around with light and shadows to create an aesthetically appealing decorative piece that is excellent for your dining table or patio.

What we like

  • Lets you enjoy and experience a safe and pretty fire inside the comfort of your home

What we dislike

  • The lamp utilizes bioethanol which is eco-friendly, but will need to be purchased and refilled, creating a fuel dependency
  • The fuel capacity and compact size of the lamp may not support extended use, which some people need for longer-lasting illumination

4. POCO

Dubbed POCO: Portable capsule coffee machine, this compact and lightweight device can slide easily into your backpack or bag along with coffee pods, making it an exceptional coffee maker on the go for the winter.

Why is it noteworthy?

You can recharge POCO via a USB-C, charging it on the go using your laptop or a portable charger. It is an excellent device for people who are always on the move.

What we like

  • Equipped with a built-in thermal insulation function
    It enables you to enjoy a cup of coffee anytime anywhere

What we dislike

  • Since it’s a concept we don’t know how functional and credible it will be as an actual product

5. Breez Desktop Hand Warmer

You know how difficult texting in the cold can be, so imagine how tough it is to type on a keyboard in the cold. This is where the Breez desktop hand warmer swoops in!

Why is it noteworthy?

Designed to keep your fingers warm and toasty, the Breez desktop hand warmer lets you clack away on your keyboard without feeling cold. It features a horizontal form that uniformly warms your hand as you type.

What we like

  • It covers the entire keyboard leaving no cold zones or spots

What we dislike

  • There aren’t any color options, besides pastel blue, so not a lot of variety

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