Keep the backyard party going

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GreenChance has a new twist for consumers who want to extend their time outdoors without getting cold. The Statio is an electric-powered infrared heater that doubles as a stand for a bar table.

According to GreenChance, the heater, which Mensa Heating developed, won’t burn you if you touch it, and it uses light waves that are triggered on or off by people who are around the table, so it heats nearby bodies and not empty space.

Although it costs far less than do similar gas-powered outdoor fireplaces, the Statio table won’t come cheap. In addition to the $575 price of the heater, consumers will have to pay for a tabletop, which ranges from $60 to $100, depending on the tabletop size that they want.