Are heated throw rugs or heat pads any good?

Are heated throw rugs or heat pads any good?

Yes. There are lots of advantages to these. 
Gentle and instant heat
Inexpensive ($30-$250)
Very low running costs ($0.03/hour)

The disadvantage is they cannot heat an entire room 

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