Like it or not, the cold weather is upon us. Areas of the country have already been buried in snow, and the ski resorts in my state will be opening this weekend. Whether waiting at a bus stop ankle deep in slush, or riding a ski lift in Vermont, keeping connected and staying warm are no longer mutually exclusive. Your ears don’t have to freeze and your hands can stay toasty with two new accessories.
The Midland SubZero Headphones combine a 180-degree faux fur-lined ear muff with a set of earbuds. They are available in black, white, camo and black leather. They have a cable remote/mic that allows the listener to pause, play, skip tracks and answer calls. It is approximately $54 at Firebox.com. It is a UK site, so shipping will add considerably to the total cost.
The Fivepoint Gloves are mostly wool, dark blue gloves, with conductive tips, so you can use any touch device without your fingers falling off. They cost $39, again exclusive of shipping from the UK. You can currently preorder the gloves at etreshop.com, with items to be shipped in early January. The website also sells their own gloves with the forefingers and thumbs actually exposed for about $31 (in stock).
Combine these two products and you’re ready to jam down the slopes!