Cold winter months can cast a chill on moods and activity. Yet, with the right tech solutions, you can stay warm and content as weeks of weather pass by. If you’re struggling to keep your sanity this winter, here are a few tips to help the cause:
KEEP YOUR HOME WARM WITH A SMART THERMOSTAT
The Internet of Things has permeated products for years, so you’ve probably been aware of popular brands highlighting various types of gadgets with wireless control as a primary feature. A smart thermostat learns your habits as you use it and automatically programs itself, even as the seasons change. Since the mobile app allows remote temperature adjustment, you’ll never have to worry about entering a freezing home after leaving work early due to an incoming snow storm.
KEEP YOUR EARS WARM WITH ON-EAR HEADPHONES
Earbuds can be convenient to carry, but prepare to freeze the ends of your ears as temperatures drop and/or wind speeds rise. Sure, you could wear some simple earmuffs. But why not use a pair of on-ear headphones instead? The cushy headphone pads of Phiaton’s BT 460 wireless headphones let you enjoy music during the cold winter months while keeping ear tips nice and toasty – two birds, one stone. The headphones pair with devices via Bluetooth, feature an intuitive touch interface, and automatically pause music when you take them off. Not only do the Phiaton BT 460 sound good and last long (up to 18 hours per charge), but they’re also a very affordable headphone.
KEEP YOUR SPIRIT WARM WITH A GREAT PLAYLIST
Now that you’ve warmed up your home and your ears, it’s time to improve your mood. The last few months of winter are often the toughest. While you’re anxiously awaiting the warmer temperatures of spring, an upbeat playlist is a good way to lift your spirits and get your blood flowing. Kick off your playlist with Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” or Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill.” If you’d prefer a quick option, head over to Spotify’s “Mood Booster” or “Good Vibes” playlist for the latest, upbeat music releases. Once you’ve found the right playlist for you, throw on your warm, BT 460 headphones and you’ll be ready to brave the cold and the remaining months ahead.
By Stan Goodner
February 22, 2017