Shiny Gadget Of The Month: Skip The “HeatBuddy”

An Underperforming Heating Solution That Promises The World

The cold may be winding down, but you’re still likely fatigued by the high heating bills you were forced to shell out extra money for over the last three months. Luckily, heating technology is improving all the time, reducing electricity costs while keeping your toes from freezing off. However, it’s important that you don’t get roped in by another "as seen on TV" product that overpromises and under delivers.

Take, for example, the HeatBuddy: a portable, plug-and-play space heater that ostensibly offers revolutionary heating capabilities in a tiny, low-electricity package. However, it’s another case of "too good to be true" - even a cursory glance at customer reviews reveals this to be a run-of-the-mill space heater, if only a little smaller. Unless you need a very small heater for some specific task, it’s best to skip the $29.99 and keep on researching other options to lower your power bill.