February 22, 2006 UK-Based Maplin Electronics has launched an inventive new range of clothing which has its own in-built central heating system. Believed to be the first of its kind to launch in the UK, Maplin Electronics’ new range includes a body warmer (priced at UKP40) and gloves (UKP20). Both have been designed with new fabric technology that effectively sees heating wire cleverly woven seamlessly into the garments. The battery operated body warmer and water resistant gloves are designed to heat up to a cosy 40 degrees in just five minutes, banishing the cold quickly. Designed with adventurous in mind, the zipper on the body warmer also doubles as a compass device to ensure that you’ll never get lost or cold when you’re out trekking, snowboarding or climbing this season. The jacket and gloves run on standard 6AA batteries and there is no temperature control.
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