Ipad or Trackpad in Cold Weather
Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:51 PM
When it is really cold, I will set my laptop up on a heating pad running on medium. Keeps my laptop from shutting down do to extreme temps. I also will rotate a set of eyepieces on the edge of the pad to keep them a little warmer. Once an eyepiece starts fogging from my breath, I will swap the cold one out with a warmer one that is sitting on the heating pad.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:57 AM
I've been thinking I could use gloves like you describe. Maybe when I get my REI dividend in a couple of weeks. A couple of times my finger tips have gotten so cold they don't work on my iPad touch screen!
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:48 AM
I'm searching for a 12V heating pad next ...
Posted 15 November 2014 - 01:36 PM
I thought I would resurrect this thread from last winter.
This is spring and summer I have been using my iPad and skySafari for star hopping to great success. But the last 2 nights my iPad has shut down when it is only -6C. ( interestingly the message on the iPad is that it has overheated and needs to shut down until it cools).
i am looking for a trick on how to keep my iPad warm. Has anyone found a 12v heater or other method they would recommend?
Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:38 PM
If you don't have a case for it you might consider that, or try attaching a chemical hand warmer to the back with elastic band, or if it sits on a table when not being used just lay it on a hand warmer.
Posted 16 November 2014 - 01:20 AM
I think I will give your suggestion a try. We have a couple of more days with chillier temps but good viewing ahead of us.
Posted 16 November 2014 - 01:42 AM
Good luck, we have chillier days as well, along with the clouds.
Posted 16 November 2014 - 01:15 PM
I use the iPad mini and keep it in my pocket with a few hand warmers when not in use.