Battery-powered wrist warmers

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  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    So, as some of y'all may know, I'm tendinitis'd up. In the winter months, it's especially bad.. I can't deal with the cold.

    SO, I want to make a pair of wrist warmers... but not normal ones... I want them to be battery-powered, so I can be super-warm.

    I've googled it, and I can't find ANYTHING relating to it. I know it's been done to a jacket before!

    I would use my heating pad, but I don't always have access to an outlet.

    Any of you electronics gurus know how to jimmy up a pair of these? I can follow instructions, so if anyone can come up with some simple ones, I could follow it. (and if I can't, I'll bug my dad. :))

    I'd be much obliged.
     
  2. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah.. there's battery-powered socks. I don't see any reason that a pair of scissors and a darning kit can't be employed to create a new sensation for the kids today..
     
  4. stridey macrumors 65816

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    I've got one. I call it an iBook. Just rest your wrists right in front of the keyboard... mmmm... all toasty and warm! ;)
     
  5. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    :eek: :eek: PRICE!
    much the high!
    I'm not made of money!
    EEGADS, I'll just microwave my wrist warmers!
    Question answered!

    Mmmm, iBook'd! In addition to my PB? I think so! :D
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Your local drugstore probably carries air-activated heating pads, which cost more than nothing but less than an iBook. They'll probably run you ~$1.50 each (so $3/treatment) and last ~8 hours.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You could always take a sock, fill it with rice, sew/darn it into a shape that fits around your wrists, and then microwave the sock. The rice will hold the heat for a good amount of time.

    Just be warned.. start with a very SHORT time and work your way up. My wife had pain/back troubles about a month ago and tried this and nuked a sock with rice for I have no idea how long and set it on fire. The stupid nukrowave STILL has the stench of "teh burning".

    But this does work, and it's pretty inexpensive.
     
  8. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oo! We do have a BUNCH of rice in the kitchen! Score!
    Now, to find some awesome fabric for it.
    (no socks for me. I'm not a gym rat. Haha)

    Oof, thanks for warning about that. I can totally see myself setting the microwave at school on fire.
    (Yesssss... I'll be famous at school one way or another!)
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Might I suggest something flesh colored? I have it on good authority that the next big trend in fashionable youth will me popeye-like forearms. Get ahead of the trend!!
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    how bizarre... I've got gloves on as I type to help ease the pain, and you know what the strange thing is... I'm finding that it's easier to type wearing woolly gloves than without. :eek: :confused:

    It's like writing on a banana with a biro, you wouldn't think it... but it works like a charm, sooooooooo much better than on paper. :)
     
  11. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    ummm, I didn't know Houston got cold :confused:
     
  12. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    Spooky! My mom has told me that my first words were me singing "Popeye the sailor Man"
    I know that has nothing to do with anything... maybe it IS coming back! trends come in 17 year cycles, right? Haha
    Oo! At school, I've had to start typing in my gloves. It's soo niiiceee... mmm Gloverly.
    What??
    Is that a british thing?

    /anything I don't understand I assume is british :)


    I'm a sissy.
    Yesterday, I was out in the ~60° weather, and all my joints just froze up. It was pretty bad.
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Heh.. too true.. mid-50s according to HERE. But then wouldn't "cold" be a relative term?
     
  14. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    "cold" is relative ;)

    Edit: yellow beat me to it :D
     
  15. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes, yes, I'm a sissy! Everyone north of Houston commence laughing and pointing at me.

    Ha Ha HA! Kt gets cold when it's below 80! Neener Neener!
    She puts on a sweater when it's 74! Haaa!

    ...It's all true. :eek:
     
  16. iGav macrumors G3

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    Gloverly hahahahahahaha. :D

    I've got a support bandage around my right wrist as well, as I suffer terribly with that when it gets chilly as I broke my arm badly when I was younger and as soon as it gets cold and damp I can't grip :( tendinitis and arthritis in my right hand and joints too. :(

    Nope try it... ;) buy a banana and write on it with a biro, works like a dream :)
     
  17. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Except it is a British thing, because we don't call them biros in the US (had to google it to even find out what they were). We call them ballpoints. :)
     
  18. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Whew, don't come to Cleveland if the 50s are too cold. :eek:

    You Texans.....<shakes head>
     
  19. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    Works the same way for people in florida. family and i went down there last year over christmas and it was in the mid 60's to mid 70's most of the time. We went for a walk on the beach at about 6 and there was a couple standing there with huge winter coats on...we were in shorts and a shirt with a wind breaker type coat on. My dad stopped to talk to them and the first thing they said was, "your from up north arn't you." We just kinda laughed and walked on.

    On another note... Florida and an uncles condo with a good view of the beach is VERY nice and relaxing.
     
  20. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Cannot find much battery powered, but this site had some products that might be interesting...?
     
  21. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    That's considered hot here... in the summer. :p

    Err... that redirects me to Microsoft.com :confused:

    Edit: Not anymore; fixed quoted link ;)
     
  22. StokeLee macrumors 6502

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  23. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... I see, I was just in there... give me a couple of minutes to check it out... :confused:

    Edit: Aaa... I didn't manage to delete the default http:// when adding the URL... I'll go fix it in shame... :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Fixed... ;)
     
  24. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    yeah. Kt doesn't do expensive.
    Or moderately priced.
    I'll do cheap (rice in a sock) or free (A PowerBook ;) )
     

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