In case you liked the Thanko USB mouse that is suppose to keep your hand warm, you will probably be more than amazed to know that there already is a similar device available worldwide for everyone to purchase on a gadget store.
There are a couple of differences when comparing both, starting with the name of the most recent one which is more direct – USB Warmer Mouse – to the blue LED lights that illuminated the inside of the Thanko mouse because it was transparent. The other two differences are the weight and size, the USB warmer mouse is bigger and consequently heavier, it measures 11.8 x 6.8 x 3.5cm and weights 104g – the Thanko had 24 grams less and a couple fewer millimeters as well.
On the main idea of this gadget we the warming your hand factor, while it might look cool and useful can turn into a disaster if you do not know how to use it. Just think about having your hand on fire because you slept and the device overheated. I don’t even know if that is possible but there might be since small chance it is, I once saw a laptop on fire and people complaining about how how hot the Apple laptops could become, since that episode I believe in everything.
This mouse has an extra feature that the Thanko didn’t have, an on/off switch that works in coordination with the built-in heater. The temperature is set forever to a maximum of 40 degree, and by the looks of it, the time to get it from normal temperature to really heat is not much.
The USB Warmer mouse is available at USBGeek for only $17.