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Handwarmer app

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There is a scene in Star Trek when Mr Chekov and his away party are trapped on an ice planet. He uses his phaser to heat a rock to glowing, then they warm their hands on it. That scene stuck in my mind.

Sometimes iphones get pretty hot. And sometimes that is nice. It happened to me and for a while I liked it, and I thought of Mr Chekov, but then I thought about phasers set to overload and how they blow up and because it was in my pocket I did not like it as much. I wished for more control, as is my wont.

I propose an app which gets the phone good and hot. Maybe there would be a thermometer on it so you could choose how hot. Then you could warm your hands, or other cold bits. It would be a good use for elderly or semibroken phones. During rescues people could pile their hot phones on hypothermic survivors.

I was also wondering if you could make fire with your phone. I am not sure if any piece now on the phone would work, except maybe the light bulb. Maybe the LED light could be retrofitted with a lighter ring. That is an app that would see some use.

Any suggestions for better category would be welcome.

bungston, Dec 12 2012

WKTE http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Handwarmer+app
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       Suddenly I thought, "hmm impromptu curling iron". I could wrap my front section of hair around it for a nice touch up. Yesssss!!! I'd like that.
blissmiss, Dec 12 2012
  

       My iphone doesn't get very hot. But my Android phone already had a hand warmer feature. It was called "turning the wifi on".
DIYMatt, Dec 12 2012
  

       //I was also wondering if you could make fire with your phone. I am not sure if any piece now on the phone would work// I would think the battery would work fine for this app but you would need to have a packet of new batteries since I think it will probably need to be replaced after each use.
pocmloc, Dec 12 2012
  

       //Chekov// sp. Sulu. And I never understood why they didn't just beam down some jumpers (since the transporter problem apparently only applied to living things and technology).   

       You can probably make fire with a 'phone battery and a bit of steel wool, leaving the battery mostly unharmed. You could also try smashing a charged battery, a little water, and some tinder with a rock.
spidermother, Dec 13 2012
  

       I'm thinking of posting: the emergency cell phone fire starter. If your plane goes down in Alaska you should first use the phone to call for help, then pull a red tab on the side of the phone* which causes thermal runaway of the battery and a nice hot lithium fire.   

       *cell phones no longer allowed aboard airplanes (checked or carry on) by the TSA.
DIYMatt, Dec 13 2012
  

       I know the "make fire with a 9V and steel wool trick". But what about making fire with cell phone and wires stripped from charger? I am skeptical. I would watch that video.
bungston, Dec 13 2012
  

       Category: Product: Cell phone: Feature?
xandram, Dec 14 2012
  

       // You can probably make fire with a 'phone battery and a bit of steel wool, leaving the battery mostly unharmed. //   

       Sp. You can make fire with a 'phone battery and a bit of steel wool, leaving the battery unharmed.   

       // I am skeptical. I would watch that video. //   

       It's so much more fun watching it for real, right in front of you (and some alarmed and seriously worried colleagues, who thought your medication was working well thus far).   

       // Category: Product: Cell phone: Feature ? //   

       Category: Product: Combined communications device/directed energy weapon ?
8th of 7, Dec 14 2012
  

       Even better to make a corded peripheral with another heating element as to place in your opposite side pocket to keep both hands nice and toasty.
Just connect your heated iNuncuck peripheral and you're off (presumably)!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 15 2012
  
      
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