We’re glad that someone has almost caught on that fireplaces could be
hot outdoors, too. Dimplex’s Rockport Outdoor Electric Fireplace is a 26-inch electric fireplace with an LED flame effect. It has an audio MP3 input and concealed speakers. Debuting at the 2008 National Hardware Show, the fireplace is fully weatherproof, comes with a 20 foot cord, and the company claims that its annual cost is less than $10.00, based on 4 hours a day. Contact Dimplex for pricing.
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Hammacher Schlemmer is thinking summer with their new Charcoal Starter with cool-touch handle. Needing no lighter fluid, it shoots out hot air at 1,290º F. Plug into a nearby wall outlet, push the button, and your charcoal will ignite within 60 seconds. At a size of 19-3/4 x 4-inches and a weight of 2 1/4 lbs., it comes with an integrated stand for $79.95. During the winter, you can use it to light up your fireplace, and we are pretty sure you could play Olympics if you have a long enough extension cord.
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‘Tis the season for a holiday Yule Log and this year you can download 30 minutes worth of a crackling fire with accompanying music for handhelds, PMPs, and MP3 players. Created by GeekBrief TV during a nostalgic moment, a portion of the proceeds from the originators and score composer of the iYule TV go to charitable orginizations. Prices are $5.00 for iPods and $7.00 for Macs, PCs, Apple TVs, or Xbox 360s. Order all three for $7.00 without the music if you are into the natural sounds of fire.
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