Discovering Wireless Transmission and New Gear

1895 Pontecchio, Italy – As young Guglielmo fidgeted with his super secret device, he probably had no idea what type of technological storm he was about to unleash upon the world.  Just an adjustment here and the world’s first wireless signal would be sent to a receiver a mile an a half away.

The Genius of Wireless Communication

Well Played Marconi, Well Played

That one signal would allow civilization to order pizzas from their homes, stalk each other on Facebook and even send text messages on the freeway at 73 miles per hour.  What Guglielmo Marconi discovered was a new way of transmitting of communication between human beings.  Before we relied on the human voice, print and messages that had to be carried over miles and miles of wires via the telephone.  Now messages could be carried those same distances seemingly in thin air.

One year later Marconi traveled to England with the hopes of showing British telegraph authorities of adopting the new technology for improving communications across the country.  When W.H. Preece, chief engineer of the British Post-office of telegraphs saw what Marconi’s transmitter could accomplish the stage was set for a rapid explosion of wireless communication.   Just 31 years later phone calls could be made from England to the United States. In 1946 mobile phones were now being used in cars.

Yes… people were making calls from their cars and annoying people well before the cell phone ever came into use.

Just over 100 years later we can perform all sorts of functions with wireless signals.  Think about how earth shattering this invention could be.  Now you can completely ignore your family while arguing with people on the internet while using your IPad in a restaurant.  All with Marconi’s discovery.

But there’s one truly helpful, relevant application that Marconi’s discovery of radio waves has created:  the ability to change the heat settings in your heated clothing with a wireless remote.

Good use of wireless communication

Good use of wireless communication

Don’t believe me?  Check out how this works with the New Grand Touring Collection line of 12V gear by clicking here:  GTC

Sources –

Guglielmo Marconi – Biography

John – A History of Wireless Technologies

Men’s Convertible Heated Soft Shell Jacket v. Men’s Heated City Jacket

Not all soft shell is created equal. Both of these jackets combine the stylish aspect of moisture-wicking soft shell and hair-thin heating elements, but they really offer so many different things.

The Convertible Heated Soft Shell Jacket allows for full adaption for the weather. Go from jacket to vest in a matter of seconds with a few pulls of the zipper. We’ve seen these poorly executed, with large, annoying zippers on the sleeves. Not this one.  This heated jacket is streamlined and sleek, the zippers are discreet – allowing for a fully stylish jacket as well as a fully functioning heated vest.

In addition to being very versatile, the convertible jacket has three heating panels: two in the chest and one in the back, making sure you’ll stay warm all the way around, with or without the sleeves.

The Heated City Jacket is sleek, stylish and provides a lightweight jacket without compromising any comfort. With two heating panels in the back and two in the front, this newly released model is bound to be any skier’s best friend.

Both jackets use Venture Heat’s Lithium Ion Battery and can provide up to 5 hours of soothing comforting heat. You can’t go wrong with either jacket, which is always appreciated.

Electric Heated Jackets

Electric Heated Jackets
Enjoy the cold weather more with a core-warming heated jacket.

As long as the Earth keeps revolving winter will come, whether you like it or not.  Instead of spending these cold months shivering or staying inside, embrace the outdoors with an extra boost of heat to keep you warm and comfortable.

Heated jackets are the perfect solution to not only make winter bearable, but even enjoyable.  Utilizing micro-carbon fibers, heated jackets maintain the same look and feel as ordinary lightweight jackets.  Advancements in heated clothing technology has enabled these micro fibers to become hair-thin so you will not even notice they are there as they move and fold just like the fabric of the jacket.

While traditional jackets rely on layers of bulky insulation to trap your body’s heat, heated jackets utilize active heating panels placed in key areas on your core.  Traditional insulated jackets tend to carry more bulk to help increase their ability to trap your body’s heat.  The problem with this method, besides constricting your mobility, is that if the insulation gets wet, the insulation actually creates adverse effects.

Heated jackets make up for this limitation by continually providing warmth to the body even when you are in a relaxed state or if the jacket is wet.

Because of these advantages, heated jackets are great for not only ski and snowboard enthusiasts, but also for anyone residing in cold climate areas.


Another great benefit of heated jackets is that because they look like an ordinary lightweight jacket, they can be worn all year long.  You have the ability to turn on the heat when you need it and turn it off when you don’t.

Powered by slim, long-lasting Lithium-Ion batteries, consistent heating levels will effectively produce heat for up to 6 straight hours.  After only a few hours of charging, the rechargeable batteries are ready to go for another day of heated comfort.

If you tend to go into hibernation mode when the temperature drops, a heated jacket will give you the added energy you need to brave the winter season.

Heated jackets are also great for people dealing with poor circulation and problems keeping their bodies warm.  Steady heat levels that can be adjusted to your own particular needs, making everyday living much more comfortable.

Once you experience the comforts of being able to create your own personal micro-climate, you will wonder how you ever got by without a heated jacket in the past.  You will soon find yourself taking your new heated jacket with you every time you head out the door, making it your go-to jacket as it is prepared to take on whatever Mother Nature throws at you!