Rock USB Footwarmer
- It's a USB foot warmer!
- It doesn't warm enough, Too little room in the foot sack
The Rock USB Footwarmer is an amusing product but can't be taken too seriously as an effective foot warming solution for the winter.
Price$ 29.00 (AUD)
Are the cold winter months turning your toes into icy little piggies? Do you sit by your computer for hours on end wishing that you had a solution to warming your poor shivering feet? Have you lost the ability to wear socks? Then the USB Footwarmer from Rock, is right for you.
There isn't much needed by way of product description or review preamble to introduce the concept of a USB footwarmer. It's a furry sack. You put your feet in it. You plug it into a USB slot. It's not exactly rocket science. We love silly products that are fun to review and so naturally we were excited to get our hands on this one. The winter months have been particularly cruel this year and the good ole bar radiator heater just wasn't up to scratch. We would challenge anyone to dare call this a novelty product in our presence. We like to call it a beacon of hope, a light at the end of a dark chilly tunnel, a breakthrough in foot warming science that rivals the greatest theories from the greatest scientists of our time. In fact, we believe that DaVinci himself laid the groundwork for the technology behind this product long before the concept of USB power was ever conceived.
Unfortunately, in all seriousness, it is a fairly average product. The sack you put your feet into is rather small and as such you are forced to cram your feet in making it rather uncomfortable to use. The USB cable is very long and will easily reach from the computer tower to the floor if your PC is on a desk, but the biggest and most important feature - warmth - isn't all that impressive. Obviously, you don't want to boil your feet, but we would have liked a little more heat than it was capable of providing. It was hard to tell how much of the heat being felt was from the heating pad inside the product and how much was simply due to the cramped conditions inside the furry insulating sack. Using it without feet and with just one hand we could feel the heat pad and weren't particularly impressed.
The heat pad can be removed so you can wash the product, which is a handy feature.
Overall, this isn't a very serious product, it's simply another in a long line of USB compatible peripherals that are meant to be fun knick knacks without much by way of effective usability. If you are desperate to warm your feet this winter, save yourself the money and buy a pair of socks.
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