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Does It Work: heated gloves

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Even though this winter has been mild so far, we Midwesterners know frigid temps are never too far off.

The Autocastle Winter Rechargeable Electric Heated gloves retail for around $20 and claim to be waterproof, nonslip, and are able to be used on touch screen devices. It almost sounds too good to be true. So, we put them to the test in the Minnesota cold.

We went out on the weather patio where it was 7 degrees with a wind chill of 11 below. After turning on the battery packs, I put on the gloves and shoved my hands in the snow to get the full effect of working or playing out in the snow.

After 15 minutes with my hands in the snow, I wasn't feeling any heat from the gloves. The quality of the gloves was decent, my hands weren't wet and they covered my wrist so that I didn't' get snow in my gloves, but the heated part was just not working.

I did reach out to Autocastle to see if they had anything to say about the gloves, thinking maybe I just got a bad pair, but I have yet to receive a response.

Autocastle Heated gloves, you fail the Does It Work test!

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Amanda Morgan

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