Life for a car owner in Chicago without a garage can be a hellish experience having to scrape ice from car windows every morning. Make this winter task less painful with the Electric Windshield De-Icer ($25). This de-icer plugs into the car's AC power port and safely melts snow and ice in a jiffy. It features an extending easy-grip handle, a built-in light, squeegee, and a retractable 14-foot cord.