Goodbye gloves, hello Sanyo eneloop Kairo hand-warmers
By Jeff Salton
November 24, 2009
Cold hands, warm heart. Why not have both this winter? (warm body parts, that is) Just in time for the Northern Hemisphere’s colder weather, Sanyo has launched two new eneloop Kairo portable rechargeable hand-warmers. Shaped a bit like an egg, the eneloop Kairo is available in one-sided and two-sided models, and makes an ideal stocking-filler … or pocket-filler for this Christmas season.
The Sanyo eneloop Kairo portable hand-warming device fits easily into a pocket, purse, or backpack. The one-sided version features an internal Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, that Sanyo says can be recharged up to 500 times. The single-sided unit can be set to deliver temperatures ranging from 102°F-109°F (38°C-43°C) and takes around three hours to recharge. This gives users approximately three and a half to four hours of comfortable heat.
Meanwhile, the two-sided hand-warmer doubles as a battery-charger and includes 2AA eneloop rechargeable batteries (which can also be used in other devices). The aluminum body produces heat on both sides, from 102°F-115°F (38°C-46°C). The unit charges completely in 4.5 hours to provide one to three hours of warmth, depending on the setting.
The Sanyo eneloop hand-warmers are designed to maintain a warm, comfortable temperature for both indoor or outdoor activities. Perfect for watching a football game, skiing, hiking, walking outdoors, or just sitting indoors in a cold office environment, the hand-warmers expands Sanyo's offerings of eco-friendly eneloop rechargeable products.
The eneloop range of products is a series of "sustainable" items that were created based on the eneloop rechargeable battery, a Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery launched in November 2005 that combined the benefits of traditional dry cell batteries with rechargeables, coming pre-charged out of the package and able to be recharged up to 1,000 times. Sanyo has even released an eneloop bicycle.
The Sanyo eneloop Kairo KIR-SE1S (one-sided) is available in white or pink and retails for US$34.99, while the double-sided eneloop Kairo KIR-SL2S comes in silver and pink and retails for US$44.99.