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Chaheati Journey Blog: China Food and Beverage

Regarding food and beverage, the food is NOT like your local Chinese Restaurant. The food is Cantonese so no egg rolls or crab rangoon. We primarily ate Cantonese with the exception of some Japanese. We went from beginner chopstick users to expert users in a week! Most places we went were chopstick only but you could ask for silverware if you knew how. The napkins were more like beverage napkins or moistened towels. I love the moistened towels though but I can’t imagine all the laundry.

As for beverages, we drank a lot of hot green tea which was wonderful. The water actually came hot as well. We only received cool water if we bought bottled water and only saw soda in vending machines. They will sanitize their bowls, chopsticks and spoons in their hot tea. Their popular beer was really good and I unfortunately forgot the name of it. We learned at our first lunch with our team that they love to do “Cheers” and they did it about every 10 minutes, lol.

We loved the food and drinks but when we got to Hong Kong, we spent $100 on 2 Angus Burgers and 3 Ice Teas!! We were craving them after a week.

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Chaheati Journey Blog: China Trip Experiences

China Trip hotel key inserted to turn on power in room.
Last blog I talked about the language barrier we encountered. There was other things we had to get used to as well. First thing was definitely the bathrooms. In some of the factories and office buildings, there was no high rise toilets with the bowl and seat. Their toilets are in the ground but still made of porcelain. You had to squat to go to the bathroom; that was a new experience to me. Also, at some of the locations there was no toilet paper or soap. If travelling there, make sure to bring toilet paper and/or wet wipes, hand sanitizer and soap. We fortunately had been advised.

A really cool or chilly thing was in our hotel room to activate power you had to insert your hotel key into an outlet on the wall. Great energy saving technology; however, every time we left the heater kicked off so it was freezing when we got back. Winter is short in Shenzhen and only really gets to the low 50s so there is NO heat in most locations. Most buildings were freezing inside and we left our coats and gloves on.

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Chaheati Journey Blog: China Trip

What an amazing, wonderful experience! Kyle and I headed to our Trading Company in Shenzhen, China in early January. Our action items included product redesign and improvement, product development and to meet our team.

Our team escorted us all week and treated us like a King and Queen. We should have learned more Chinese. Only about 1% of the 14 million residents of Shenzhen speak English. We had quite the language barrier challenge. What saved us numerous times was my iPhone App, Worldnomads.com-WN Mandarin.

The people of Shenzhen are so kind, intelligent and welcoming. We always felt save and welcome. If you travel there, make sure you ask about their culture and listen to their stories. You will learn so much and show them so much respect. Also, you will want to brush up on their language and know more than the basics. In future journey blogs, I will speak of our experiences from no toilet bowls/seats like in the US to the food and beverages.

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Our Party Tips For The Big Game

Super Bowl
If you can't be here, stay toasty at your Super Bowl party with Chaheati.
Football season is almost over. Only one more big game to go. Conference championships were pretty awesome and I’m hoping Super Bowl XLV is even better. You’re probably not planning to tailgate for the game, at least not outdoors where your trusty Chaheati is required equipment. And to those of you going to Dallas for the game, it’s going to be a chilly 45 degrees at kickoff – have you packed your Chaheati?

Whether you’re hosting a get together or heading to a friend’s, be sure you have all the ingredients for a FANtastic Super Bowl party – good friends, a whole lot of beer, great food and a really big TV (yes, size does matter). No matter which team you’re rooting for – Green Bay or Pittsburgh – you’ll be the party MVP with this super easy, spicy shrimp recipe. It’s great because the less time you spend in the kitchen, the more time you spend in front of the television cheering on your team (Go Packers! Go Steelers!), watching commercials and laughing with friends.

Here’s the recipe:

Chaheati “All-Season” Heated Shrimp

  • In a plastic bag with a zip closure, combine a pound of peeled shrimp with olive oil, chopped garlic and a pinch of salt.
  • Add a few shakes of Tobacco (the more you add, the spicier the shrimp). You can add some chili powder if you really want to bring some heat.
  • Marinate 20 minutes, thread onto skewers then grill or broil.

I gotta feeling (woohoo), this is going to be the best Super Bowl ever. Whatever you’re doing, have a great time. And don’t forget about our FREE SHIPPING special offer, good through Super Bowl Sunday – that’s February 6, 2011 @midnight.

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Important Customer News: Winter Storm Preparation with Chaheati

A potential 100 million people will be affected by the upcoming Winter Storm, that is a third of the US population! Here at Chaheati, we are projected to receive up to an inch of ice and snow on top of that so we need to prepare for power outages. Stay warm with Chaheati and remember to charge all your batteries. You can get 6 hours of heat on low and that should keep you comfortable. Remember to use your car charger if your battery is drained and you do not have power. Remember to always check on your family members, neighbors and pets. Stay warm and be safe!

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Chaheati at the Soccer Game

In the United States, the roots of soccer run through cities like Fall River, Massachusetts; Harrison, New Jersey; and St. Louis, Missouri. Those roots have effectively spread far and wide across the country. For many youngsters these days, cool and crisp autumn days are synonymous with getting out on the soccer pitch and kicking the ball around. And of course, that means that parents are bound to get involved, even on the coldest of days.

Like American football, soccer games are played both during the day and at night, and they typically occur during the fall and winter. Sometimes those games get awfully chilly, leaving some parents slightly less excited about their son or daughter’s game. What they need to heat up their enthusiasm is the Chaheati heated chair!

With four convenient heat settings and up to six hours of rechargeable battery life, cheering you kids at the soccer game is easy and more comfortable. The Chaheati is also extremely portable, making it easy to carry around or store in your vehicle when taking the kids to the soccer game. Simply put the chair and battery in the included carrying case and away you go. At game time plug in the battery: within 20 seconds you’ll have a fully-heated chair and a more enjoyable soccer experience. Watch your son or daughter compete without having to compete with the cold. Need some heat? Have a seat with Chaheati!

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Pay It Forward-Keep Someone Warm this Winter

It’s been a busy 2011 already for us here at Chaheati, and we hope everyone has had a great 2011 so far. We’ve had a pretty solid bout of winter weather hit us here in Illinois, forcing us to grab a blanket and a warm cup of hot chocolate. This got me thinking about the creature comforts of winter.

For centuries humans have found various ways to stay warm during the cold winter months. It wasn’t long ago that having shelter, a warm protective layer, and source of heat were most important to survival. Today we are more prone to taking these things for granted. We may find ourselves eyeing a new scarf even though we already have two, forgetting that there are some unfortunate people who don’t even have a roof over their head.

That’s why Chaheati is encouraging folks to warm up to giving. If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re interested in out heated chair. And trust me — our Chaheati will keep you warm for any indoor and outdoor activities you choose to participate in. After you pick up a chair, consider picking up those people who are less fortunate this winter. A donation of even a dollar is likely to help someone stay a little bit warmer this winter. So choose a charity that you can get behind and give a little to those who are most needy.

Happy New Year to everyone! May your 2011 bring you happiness and success in all that you do.

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors with Chaheati

Here in Illinois there are a heap of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and we’re thankful for that. We can fish Lake Michigan, hunt ducks along the Mississippi River, rock climb in southern Illinois, or camp in hundreds of places in the state. With such a wealth of things to do outdoors year round, it’s no surprise that people bring along the best gear. When we go, there’s always one item we always have to bring with us: a Chaheati heated chair.

Now we don’t want to mock the importance of other outdoor items like water containers, hiking boots, and a good pocket knife. They all have an important place in the outdoorsman’s gear collection. But we regard our Chaheati as the Swiss Army knife of camp chairs: we wouldn’t leave home without it.

So how does Chaheati make the great outdoors even greater? First, the rugged design of this chair will keep you out there longer than many other chair. We put a lot of thought into our design, drawing on the work of other extreme sports equipment manufacturers. We wanted to make sure that the materials we used would guarantee a lifetime of comfort outdoors.

The metal tubing used in the chair is designed to be weight-tolerant, allowing for bodies of any size to comfortably use the Chaheati. Next, our heating design ensures that when you need warmth from your chair, you’ll get it quickly and efficiently. Simply plug in the battery and select from four convenient temperature settings. We also know that a camping chair is frequently used around water and fire. That’s why we chose a fire and water-resistant fabric for the Chaheati to ensure safety and comfort no matter the season.

As for the battery, it keeps you warm in your Chaheati for up to six hours. It’s easy to recharge your battery pack afterwards, and it can even be charged from a vehicle’s cigarette lighter. For extra mileage, outdoor fans can have a second battery pack waiting in the wings.

So if you’re considering going ice fishing in winter or camping in the summer, Chaheati makes the perfect all-season camping chair. Its rugged yet comfortable design will have you sitting in it again and again, no matter if it’s in the mountains or your own back yard. We certainly do!

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Sitting Outside the Box with Chaheati

As amazing and practical as the Chaheati heated camp chair is (ok, so we’re a little biased), it makes perfect sense for cold-weather activities. Ice fishing, hunting, tailgating, and camping are all activities that are fitting for a heated camp chair. Even those who travel with RVs could benefit! But we thought it was time to sit outside the box a bit and brainstorm other uses of the Chaheati.

Now to be fair, when we first began development of the chair, we made a strong effort to consider all potential uses. We firmly believe that quality and durability are equally important to comfort. For anyone who’s recently uttered “they sure don’t make things like they used to,” you understand our belief. We knew that some people would be putting this chair through a lot, so we considered some of the more extreme uses for the Chaheati. But what about more non-extreme events a Chaheati would be welcome at? Here are some of our ideas, good for any time of year:

• Flea markets and swap meets: If you run a station at one of these events, you’re likely to be sitting as much as standing. The comfortable Chaheati heated camp chair makes the perfect portable chair while you’re there. If the temperature gets a little too chilly, just plug in the battery for a much warmer seat.
• Auto shows: People love to show off their autos all year round. For those who are camped out for the event, the Chaheati makes a great companion. Talk about the horsepower and drivetrain of your vehicle with passing fans, all from the comfort of your chair. And when you’re done, its collapsible form means you can pack it away in seconds.
• Job fairs: So you’re looking for some talent to add to your company? Too bad you often have to sit around for hours on end for some of the longer fairs. Why not do it in style with the Chaheati? It’s comfortable, and you can heat it up in seconds when the temperature turns chilly.
• Marching competitions: If you’ve ever been to one of these events, you know that there’s frequently a lot of sitting around and waiting. You also know that they are often held in fall and winter. It’s the perfect time to break out the Chaheati!
• Music, theater, and renaissance festivals: These festivals are a given for some quality lounging. Whether you’re chilling to the tunes of a great band, watching Shakespeare, or eating a fat turkey leg, the Chaheati should be along for the ride.
• Rallies: Sure, there are a lot of people standing, waving banners, and cheering. But perhaps you’d rather sit and wave your banner or sign with other folks. Might as well do it comfortably from your Chaheati heated camp chair.

Those are only a few outside-the-box ideas for places to take your Chaheati. What are some other locations/events that would be great for your Chaheati heated camp chair?

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What Does Chaheati Do Exactly?

Can Chaheati save a kitten from a tree? Can it cure cancer? Will it tuck your kids in at night? With all the attention that Chaheati has been getting lately, we thought it was time to clarify what the Chaheati heated camp chair can and can’t do. Our most fanatical customers might claim that the chair can stop world hunger, but we have to draw the line somewhere. In this blog post, we dispel the myths surrounding our heated camp chair.

1. Chaheati DOESN’T…defuse a heated argument with the referee at your child’s winter football game.
Chaheati DOES help you keep your mind off the cold so you can keep your cool with the referee. With four different temperature settings, you’ll surely find just the right amount of heat you need.

2. Chaheati DOESN’T… wash, rinse, perm, color, and blow dry your hair.
Chaheati DOES… keep your bottom and back warm and dry in all but rainy weather. The woven heating elements provide unobtrusive, uniform heat distribution within the water-resistant fabric of the chair.

3. Chaheati DOESN’T… effortlessly chop down trees like a rugged lumberjack.
Chaheati DOES… have an extremely rugged design. Most every potential use for the chair was imagined, and most uses require a structure that is durable. This baby is made to last.

4. Chaheati DOESN’T… keep you charged and energized even though you got only 30 minutes of sleep last night.
Chaheati DOES… provide up to six hours of heating with its specially designed rechargeable battery. Simply charge it up and go. Now that’s something you won’t lose sleep about!

5. Chaheati DOESN’T… double as an all-season replacement tire for your vehicle.
Chaheati DOES… make the perfect all-season camp chair. Use it without the battery during the summer for your float or camping trip. Plug in the battery for your late-season tailgate party.

6. Chaheati DOESN’T… require a degree from MIT to use it.
Chaheati DOES… require a certain degree of appreciation for its ease of use. Simply connect the battery pack and choose a temperature. In less than 20 seconds you’ll be sitting in heated comfort.

As you can see, the Chaheati heated camp chair won’t solve all the world’s problems, but it will solve a few of them. If you’re looking for a sturdy, comfortable, easy-to-use heated camp chair, look no farther than to Chaheati.