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Hand futon keeps your mouse warm

By Karen Masuda

It’s that time of the year again where many of us in Japan, where central heating never really took off, are operating a mouse in a very cold room. Heating takes place with space heaters, using kerosene or gas, or sometimes electric run heaters to warm one room at a time. If your computer is on the other side of the room from the heater, using a mouse and keyboard can become very unpleasant if you live in one of the colder parts of the country.

Well, now there is an answer to save you from your mouse hand freezing off: a hand futon.

Japan needs ways to keep warm while sitting in locally-heated rooms while working at the computer. Online retailer Sirobako sells a variety of USB-enabled heating goods, such as slippers that you connect to your computer to warm your feet, USB eye masks for warming the eyes, USB tube top stomach warmers, and even a USB heated drink holder.

Now they took the age-old bedding of Japan, the futon, and came up with this nifty USB Heated Futon Mouse Pad so that your mouse hand never has to be cold again. It comes complete with a pillow and, just as its name suggests, you put your mouse hand under the futon, which covers a heated mouse pad. You don’t have to worry about the futon slipping off because it is set in place with magic tape and the pillow is not only for decoration, but can be used as an arm rest by placing your wrist to rest upon it.

The USB warmed futon mouse pad costs 1,950 yen and can be purchased here.

The futon is one of simple design, something reminiscent of futons found in ryokan, or traditional Japanese Inns, a part of childhood memories from years gone by.

It is about the size of a 12-inch notebook PC and about an inch thick.

When using the futon mouse pad, be sure you wipe the desk top you will be using clean so it doesn’t get dirty.

Sirobako recommends using it with a small wireless mouse for the least amount of pressure on your hand and for smooth mouse operation.

If you get too sleepy, you can always take a nap by closing your computer and laying your head down with your hand all toasty warm resting on your mouse.

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Shouldn't there be a tissue box cozy nearby?

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It is not just central heating that Japan lacks, but insulation as well. Sort those out, and we would not need this kind of think.

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My left hand is usually ok because I keep it safely in my trousers.

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Great idea. Why can't I buy it at Yodobashi? Until then, I could fold over a heating pad...

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Ha ha, lol

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Many times I have been at the computer for a few hours and walked away with a very cold right hand. This is a good product for living in Japan.

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This must be the absolute wet dream for all those tech savy oba-sans that love the handwarmers on their mamacharis. It gets pretty cold in my apartment out in Niigata, but not cold enough for me to make a fool out of myself by buying one of these.

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At many 100en shops they sell gloves without finger tips.......

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