USB Animal Cushions: Providing The Warmth You Never Had

Winter is creeping up. Luckily, your pet dog is there to greet you and offer the opportunity for a warming hug the minute you get home. But for animal lovers who are allergic to furs? Don't be discouraged — grabbing one of these USB Animal Cushions might be a solution. » 10/21/11 6:40pm 10/21/11 6:40pm

This Gorgeous Sheet of Glass Is Actually an Expensive as Hell Radiator

I won't fault anyone for spending $3,640 on this radiator because it looks so flipping cool. Called the Matières à Chaud (Hot Matters) and designed by 5.5 Designers in Paris, its sheet of glass (only half an inch thick!) uses Quantum Glass to heat the room up. » 5/03/11 10:40pm 5/03/11 10:40pm

Portable "Snail" Cooking Device Clamps Onto Sides of Pots or Mugs to…

Every year Electrolux's Design Lab competition throws up some amazing inventions, but sadly most never make it further than the designer's CAD program. This year's winner is a nifty portable magnetic induction heater for heating up pots, pans and mugs. » 9/24/10 5:40am 9/24/10 5:40am

Vocab Lesson: Thermocouples

Welcome to Vocab Lesson, Gizmodo's new weekly column on words—the ones you've heard, but can't quite define, or the ones you haven't, but might like to hear about. This week's lesson: Thermocouples! (Huh?) » 8/19/10 2:01pm 8/19/10 2:01pm

How Well Do You Think This Walnut Pause Heater Works?

We're always intrigued when a gadget tries to execute its function while simultaneously looking like it doesn't. This Walnut Pause Heater, which uses IR to heat your body, also has built-in speakers. » 12/09/09 1:29pm 12/09/09 1:29pm

Giant Patio Heaters With Tiny Media Players Are Finally a Reality

Don't get me wrong, the Poseidon is probably the coolest looking patio heater I have ever seen, but the media player? The unit is 6.5 feet tall, and It looks like someone duct taped an iPhone to it. » 11/09/09 6:20pm 11/09/09 6:20pm

Lego Radiator is the New Hotness

For many of us, it is the time of the year when we start thinking about staying warm. If you happen to be one of those people who is already lounging on a Lego couch » 10/15/08 4:50pm 10/15/08 4:50pm or lighting things up with a , you will probably enjoy "Brick"—the latest product designed for the Italian company Scirocco. Apparently, a Lego motif…

Webasto Heater is Activated by SMS, Pre-Heats Your Ride

The winter may bring with it romantic comedies featuring Hugh Grant, but the downside is the drop in temperature. Fortunately, the Webasto Thermo Top E Parking Heater allows users to send a text message to a car where it is installed, which then kicks it into action, ensuring your car is warm to the touch when you get… » 2/19/08 6:07am 2/19/08 6:07am

Tefal Quick Cup Boils Water Faster Than You Can Read This Abnormally…

Does the ability to heat eight ounces of water in three seconds interest you? Then take a look at this Teal quick Cup, which produces hot (we're not sure if it's near boiling) water by spinning the cold water you pour in around the spiral heating element. Not only is it fast, it's supposedly more efficient than a… » 2/14/08 3:20pm 2/14/08 3:20pm

Fireplace Heater Looks, Feels Just Like the Real Thing

Leave it to the Japanese to create a heater that's as ingenius as this. It may look like a cross between an LCD display and a space heater, but the display part of the gadget actually shows a "real" fireplace. The end result is that you get to imagine that your (really tiny) Japanese apartment has a fireplace in it… » 1/31/08 12:45pm 1/31/08 12:45pm

Brando's Infrared Thermal Patch is Just a Lousy Heater

We've been lucky enough to not have to deal with carpal tunnel, but those of you who do might be interested in this Brando "Infrared Thermal Patch." We're not sure which part of it is infrared, or which part of it is a patch, but it's just a little plastic plate you place on the affected area that will warm it up to… » 12/04/07 2:35pm 12/04/07 2:35pm

Keep Your Lunch Fresh With the Power of NASA Technology

According to the product page, the Franklin Digital Cooler uses "a tiny NASA microchip" that allows the device to go from "hot to freezing cold in a matter of minutes." So, theoretically, you can keep you hot dishes hot and your cold dishes cold when traveling. There is even an LED thermometer and thermostat that… » 10/18/07 8:30pm 10/18/07 8:30pm

USB Mini Fridge And Heater

This USB Geek mini fridge and heater may look like the USB mini fridge we've seen before, but it's got a whole 100% more functionality—namely, heating. Not only can you keep your already chilled drinks from warming up slightly slower, it does the same thing in reverse for hot drinks. If only all our gadgets could… » 10/16/07 1:35pm 10/16/07 1:35pm

Panasonic Makes Creepy Furry Snake Heaters

Panasonic demoed a "No-Constraints Carpet" concept recently, and for once we're glad this thing is still a concept. It's a carpet/rug that's shaped like a furry snake in order to mimic the feel of a hot pet. The hot part? That comes from small heating elements buried inside. » 5/01/07 6:45pm 5/01/07 6:45pm

Desk Heater Warms Badly Circulated Extremities

We've always been cursed with cold hands and feet, probably because we sit at our desks for 15 hours a day. A space heater and sock combination will protect our feet (somewhat), but what about our hands? Thanks to the "World's Smallest Big Heater" from Sharper image, that's no longer a problem. » 12/20/06 4:49pm 12/20/06 4:49pm

Brando USB Warming Mouse

Similar to the Thanko USB Warmer Mouse, this Brando mouse keeps your hand warm with USB power. The mouse gets up to about 45 degrees C, which is about 113 F, which means it actually gets pretty hot. » 11/16/06 1:45pm 11/16/06 1:45pm

Bistro Table Patio Heater Keeps You Warm Even in a Blizzard

There's less than a week until Autumn arrives, and we're already starting to feel a chill in the air. That's why you'll need to start thinking about warming up that chic sidewalk bistro where you hang out. The Bistro Table Patio Heater can help, keeping its heat down low where you need it rather than blowing almost of… » 9/15/06 11:56am 9/15/06 11:56am

Radiator Heat Wave Gives a Warm Look to Your Walls and You, Too

Droog Design cranks up the heat with Radiator Heat Wave, a piece of wall art that actually generates radiant heat. Made of concrete and aluminum, the whole thing is held together with glass fiber and is available now. Droog Design says a water version of the Heat Wave is on its way in 2007. There s something pleasing… » 2/10/06 4:10pm 2/10/06 4:10pm