Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Now, A Mouse That Keeps Your Palm Warm

Japanese peripherals maker Sanko unveiled a new optical mouse with a built-in heater that keeps the mouse warm, to prevent numbness to the palm in cold rooms. Called the USHOTM04, the mouse uses a low power heating coil that can make do with power draw from a single USB port. The coil can keep the mouse anywhere between 35°C - 45°C. It features four buttons, and a typical 1600 DPI sensor. Measuring 70 x 40 x 70 mm with a 1.4 m cord length, the mouse weighs about 77 g. It is priced at 1,480¥ (US $18.6).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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29 Comments on Now, A Mouse That Keeps Your Palm Warm

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
yay for over?heating mice!
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#2
a111087
by: Mussels
yay for over?heating mice!
i want it! no, wait... I need it!
our offices are scary cold lately because for whatever reason, the heater doesn't do a very good job of keeping us warm.
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#3
micropage7
if you use it outside in the winter you gonna use that :toast: but anyway its a cool stuff
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#4
3870x2
Is this for people who dont have heating in their houses?
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#5
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Talk about sweaty palms? What a dumb idea!
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#6
Batou1986
I want one my basement is 50* when the kerosene heaters not on
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#7
hellrazor
I've always needed a mouse that kept my palms cool, not warm.
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#9
manofthem
This is obviously not for everyone. How about a cooling mouse for those intense gaming situations?
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#10
Fourstaff
by: manofthem
This is obviously not for everyone. How about a cooling mouse for those intense gaming situations?
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: manofthem
This is obviously not for everyone. How about a cooling mouse for those intense gaming situations?
There used to be a mouse like that about 5 years or so ago. Not sure the name of it, who made it, or what. But it does/used to exist.
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#14
Supercrit
by: trickson
Talk about sweaty palms? What a dumb idea!
You never lived in a place where outside can get freezing cold at -20C in winter I suppose, even at 20C inside hands can get very cold, upping the heating will raise a lot to the bills, so this will help greatly.
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#15
3870x2
by: Supercrit
You never lived in a place where outside can get freezing cold at -20C in winter I suppose, even at 20C inside hands can get very cold, upping the heating will raise a lot to the bills, so this will help greatly.
Might help if you used your PC indoors. If you get to the point where you have trouble affording heat, splurging on computer equipment is probably not a sound financial decision.
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#16
Th3pwn3r
by: 3870x2
Is this for people who dont have heating in their houses?
Haha, for when times is tough.
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#17
a_ump
who is this for? i suppose some might prefer computers and gaming over having heat in their house. Shoot i know my hand is closer to sweating when i game than it ever is to cold lol.
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#18
xenocide
by: a_ump
who is this for? i suppose some might prefer computers and gaming over having heat in their house. Shoot i know my hand is closer to sweating when i game than it ever is to cold lol.
My computer heats my bedroom just fine...
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#19
a_ump
by: xenocide
My computer heats my bedroom just fine...
haha that too. i just see such a small small consumer group that this could appeal too that it just seems pointless, that's all i was getting at.
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#20
dude12564
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
There used to be a mouse like that about 5 years or so ago. Not sure the name of it, who made it, or what. But it does/used to exist.
Soon it's going to be adjustable temperature... :roll:
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#21
D4S4
needs peltier and a variable resistor + a switch to flip the poles so it can both cool and heat. i know i could use one, my circulation sucks when i'm sitting. also sweating might not have anything to do with temperature here, my palms are always at least moist...
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#22
Widjaja
Okay what have we got on the unusual mouse front of late.

Thermaltakes Gaming mouse with tiny fan
Art Factories Massage mouse
Sankos Heater mouse

What next!

All I want is a USB powered mini fridge which can cool a couple of beers.
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#23
dude12564
by: Widjaja
Okay what have we got on the unusual mouse front of late.

Thermaltakes Gaming mouse with tiny fan
Art Factories Massage mouse
Sankos Heater mouse

What next!

All I want is a USB powered mini fridge which can cool a couple of beers.
I think someone modded their case so that it did that.
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#24
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Batou1986
I want one my basement is 50* when the kerosene heaters not on
That's funny, my house is 50° in summer if the air-conditioner is stopped.

I'm using the Celsius scale.
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#25
joellim
actually that mouse would come in pretty handy in many large offices with centralized airconditioning...i for one can imagine using it in my previous workplace, those infineon factories had centralized aircon and sometimes it get really cold especially when its raining outside. we can't turn the aircon down because some other department would complain it was too hot then. i usually wear a jacket while working in office.
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