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USB-powered heated gloves

Thanko’s USB-powered heated office gloves are pretty straightforward: if you’ve got a USB power source, you can keep your fingers warm. Good for typing, smartphone use, and of particular indication for those with poor circulation in the extremities – for whatever or whenever one can imagine needing warm, non-numbed-by-cold fingers.

This year’s version comes equipped with a timer, a stretchy-contracty one-size-fits-all and easy-on/off construction, and connector plugs near the gloves themselves to minimize cord tangle.

While they’ll surely find fans anywhere on the planet (beyond certain latitudes and/or elevations, that is), heated office gloves are particularly welcome here in Japan. Even in large corporate buildings, central heating is at best a 50/50 likelihood, and virtually nonexistent in smaller companies. This is also the norm in most homes – it’s just how they roll over here. As such, convenient hand warmers that plug into one’s desk/laptop or a USB battery pack can go a long way toward comfortable winter office work – or wherever you’d want to use them, really.

Dimensions: 110w × 20h × 200d (mm) – with plenty of stretchy
Weight: 175g
Cable Length: 144cm
Warranty: 6 months
Price: ¥2,580

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