Last Minute Xmas gift to warm your "heart?"
Like most careful consumers, I'm a bit skeptcial about the products I see advertised on TV. Not merely because I've worked in TV and know the chicanery in advertising, but also because half the stuff my wife ends up ordering - I have to stand in line at the post office to send it back because it's junk!
Therefore, a few nights ago when she summoned me to the livingroom, I was not enthused. "Honey, look at the 50" Plasma, QVC has heated seats for the SUV!" Heated seats were the one option I'd neglected to get on our otherwise tricked-out Escalade, a year or so ago.
Bemused, I glanced over from the comfort of our new leather sectional sofa hoping to change the channel. I humored her and watched the sub-par TV talent demonstrate the Dr. Scholl's Set of 2 Full Seat Heated Car Cushions that simply plug into your cars power outlet/cigarette socket.
"Come on," I thought to myself. "How can these things work, and both for less than thirty bucks?" I chortled to myself and chastised her for entertaining the thought. "Honey, everything you order off of TV ends up going back," I reminded her.
Over games of cribbage and glasses of sherry, we left the plasma tuned to QVC, just out of curiosity. The Dr. Scholl's Set of 2 Full Seat Heated Car Cushions did seem to work, heck they even used a thermometer to show the things got up to 145 degrees or so - enough to take Old Man Winter's grip right off your a__!
Ultimately, being the model husband I am, I gave in to her and let her order, guessing that I'd see myself in line at the post office about this time this week. To my surprise, the things arrived via UPS in just a few days. I opened the box, and found another box and a lot of those white peanut things. I opened the second box and found two rather ordinary looking seat covers, some elastic straps, and one of those car plug-in-thingies.
I must say, I had my doubts the things would even work. Far from luxurious in feel or appearance, I'd say they were more utilitarian in construction. Nevertheless, I took them out to the Escalade and gave them the old college try.
By now you've guessed that I'm going to rave about these things, and rightfully so. These things heat up FAST! I'm talking two blocks down your exclusive gated community, you start to feel it! I mean, these things get HOT! Directions recommend not leaving them plugged in more than 25 minutes, and if you try them you'll know why - that ain't bacon that's sizzlin' honey! I guess the only downside is there's no adjustment, only an off an on feature.
Comfortable - you bet. Luxurious - not so much. But hey, as a last minute affordable Christmas gift, it's something to consider, and you don't have to own an Escalade to appreciate them! -pwp
here's the link if you're interested