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Now, A Mouse That Keeps Your Palm Warm

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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).

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    yay for over?heating mice!
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    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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    if you use it outside in the winter you gonna use that :toast: but anyway its a cool stuff
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    Is this for people who dont have heating in their houses?
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Talk about sweaty palms? What a dumb idea!
    Aquinus says thanks.
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    I want one my basement is 50* when the kerosene heaters not on
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    I've always needed a mouse that kept my palms cool, not warm.
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    Happiness is a warm mouse...
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    This is obviously not for everyone. How about a cooling mouse for those intense gaming situations?
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    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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    Ok, I guess that'll have to do, something's better than nothing.

    I've never heard of these babies, probably should have googled.
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    http://usb.brando.com/usb-optiwind-mouse_p00385c037d015.html is one.

    I went to link it earlier and had to go take care of a computer issue. (work in a hospital IT department)
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    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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    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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    Haha, for when times is tough.
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    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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    My computer heats my bedroom just fine...
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    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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    Soon it's going to be adjustable temperature... :roll:
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    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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    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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    I think someone modded their case so that it did that.
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    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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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