This is quite an unique product that I saw at the AGLOW Cast and Blast. It's perfect item to keep those pesty mosquitoes away. I've got one, tried it, and amd able to say, "IT WORKS".
If there is one problem with it it's getting it back from my wife. I like the ThermaCELL for use while fishing off the banks of small ponds. No mosquitoes. I also like it for hunting situations, wheather I'm sitting in a treestand in the fall or leaning up against a big tree trunk for spring turkey hunting. The ThermaCELL works.
My bride had to try it as she loves working in the garden. She'll have it near by and have no problems at all. What a convenience in tha you don't have to apply mosquito dope. Just push a button and you're safe.
In the slide show below you can see the ThermaCELL unit along with some accesories. I'm also plugging in a press release from them telling you what ThermaCELL has to say about their new version of their product..
Bedford, MA (December 2010) - To celebrate 10 years in the Outdoor industry, ThermaCELL is introducing a newly designed hand-held appliance with many upgrades for the outdoor enthusiast. Taking into consideration customer feedback, ThermaCELL has redesigned the Appliance to be more user-friendly.
An ergonomically designed casing and matte finish ensure outdoorsmen will be able to hold the unit in comfort and stay concealed. The smoother functioning and quieter On/Off button will also be desirable to hunters who want to remain unnoticed in the field.
"We are really pleased with the improvements made to the Appliance based on our customer feedback which has improved the functionality and versatility," said Allegra Lowitt, vice president of marketing.
The ThermaCELL system creates a 15 x 15 ft zone of protection that is up to 98 percent effective against mosquitoes and other biting insects. The unit operates on a single butane cartridge that heats a mat releasing allethrin, a synthetic copy of a naturally occurring insect repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers. Each mat contains enough repellent for four hours of protection and each butane cartridge will operate the unit for 12 hours.
The new ThermaCELL Appliance will be available in Realtree (MSRP $29.99) and Olive (MSRP $23.99) in spring 2011. The new ThermaCELL unit measures 7.5" long and 1.5" thick, and is 3" wide at the top, 1.5" at the bottom. It weighs a mere 7.1 ounces with a full butane cartridge and is 15 percent narrower at the grip.
Product attributes of the newly designed Appliance include:
Ergonomic hand grip designed for a palm fitting grasp to ensure easy transport and use
Matte finish allows hunters to stay concealed in the field
Quiet ON/OFF button helps preserve outdoor tranquility and does not disturb wildlife
ThermaCELL, a division of The Schawbel Corporation of Bedford, Massachusetts, utilizes patented technology to create cordless, portable appliances and lanterns powered by replaceable butane cartridges. For more information on ThermaCELL's complete line of products or for retail locations, please visit www.thermacell.com or call 1-8-NO-SKEETERS.