Pocket Heat Turns iPhone into Hand Warmer

Pocket Heat Turns iPhone into Hand Warmer
January 12 00:00 2010 Print This Article

Pocket Heat for iPhone

With hundreds of thousands of iPhone apps available, developers would resort to the most innovative ways to catch your attention.  An example of which is the Pocket Heat from HAL Apps LLC that turns your iPhone (or iPod Touch) into a portable heater during those cold, lonely nights.

Pocket heat, which can be downloaded at iTunes for only US$1.99, works by maxing out the phone’s CPU processing power, even displaying a retro-style heater with an onscreen slider that adjusts the heat level from low to turbo.  As the temperature is set higher, the heating elements on the screen illuminates further.

Several tech blogs find it too risky to try, especially after Apple issued an advisory saying that iPhone 3GS should be operated in places where temperature is between 0 to 35 degrees Celsius, as prolonged exposure to heat would produce a temperature warning screen.  Excess heat also causes problems with the phone’s WiFi.

If you need something to keep you hands warm, try gloves or, better yet, make your own corn pillow.

Image source:  HAL Apps LLC (through iTunes)

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  1. 64gb iPad
    June 04, 21:00 #1 64gb iPad

    The app puts your iPhone on overdrive, using 100% of its processing power. That, as you probably have noticed with some applications, makes the components overheat, which in turn can warm up your hands. There’s another application like this, called iHandWarmer, but Pocket Heater wins because of its really beautiful retro design. ipad skin

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