By 7 July 2008 | Categories: gizmos


We might not have the world’s worst winter, but we certainly don’t live on some tropical paradise. At night and early in the mornings it’s cold, properly cold.

And as any school child or security guard can testify, standing for any extended period of time out in the cold makes your extremities,  especially your hands, wish they hadn’t been born. That’s where the aptly named Zippo Hand Warmer fits in.

This gadget is pretty amazing. You just fill it with a tiny amount of lighter fluid, light the “burner” and stick in its little pouch. It stays warm for up to 24 hours. Seriously, we’ve thoroughly tested this one. But the Zippo holds a mystery none of us can figure out. It doesn’t actually burn. Fair enough, you technically light it, but there is no flame to be seen and it never gets too hot. Zippo puts it down to the “platinum-catalysed glass fibre burner”, but it’s probably magic. Get it for R399 from The G.A.D.G.E.T. Shop on 012-346-2726.


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