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Novelty Heat Sensitive Pad

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This is a novelty heat sensitive pad that sticks on a computer mouse and indicates to the user what state of mind he/she is in.

This idea revolves around the properties of a sticker that reacts to the heart generated from a persons hand when using a computer mouse. The sticker would be graded into various categories, with each category, distinguished by different colours, which become more prominent dependant upon the heat generated from the palm of the users hand. This would be marketed as a fun item which could be temporarily stuck onto a computer mouse for friend’s and family entertainment. The graded/coloured categories could be labelled thus:

Red Hot – Risk of computer burnout Red – Computer maniac Orange – Mouser maniac Green – Click chick Blue – Lousy mousey

NumboJumbo, Sep 20 2007


       Looks like you're on a roll - a collection of bones.   

       "Slow down, you move too fast - you've got to make the boning last"   

       Help file, over there on the left under "meta".
normzone, Sep 20 2007

       So this is a mouse-borne version of a mood ring? How 1975 of you!
Canuck, Sep 20 2007

       I'm pretty sure I had one of these 10-15 years ago when Global Hypercolo(u)r was in fashion.   

       [rcarty] A 'novelty item' is a type of object that usually performs a practical purpose in a quirky way. They can be found in novelty shops. most ideas on the bakery, while novel, are meant to become mainstream practical everyday items, not novelties.   

       For example, a heat-sensitive baby blanket would not be a novelty, it would be a way of visually knowing if your baby is too warm/cold. Something tells me I should post this as an idea.
marklar, Sep 20 2007

       Your ideas revolve so much, I think I'm getting seasick.
jutta, Sep 20 2007

       [theleopard] This may sound counter-intuitive at first. If you hate novelty items and by association the people that buy them and rave about their hilarity, you should be seeking to create as many as possible. This would serve the dual purpose of making money from people you hate and allowing those people to be more readily identified by the tat littering their desk/home.   

       <disclaimer>I also hate most novelty items and find them mirthless.</disclaimer>
marklar, Sep 20 2007

       [marklar] Yes, but [theleopard] may resent his taxes then having to be used to pay for the psychiatric treatment and long-term recovery and rehabilitation into society of those who have exposed themselves to too many 'novelties'.
hippo, Sep 20 2007

       Oops, I deleted that... it went something like...   


       I think I hate the word 'novelty'. It just reminds me of irritating tat with vitiated useful function designed by some two-bit, washed up comedian in a basement office somewhere thinking up zany talking innanimate objects and 'rude' claw-your-eyes-out funny stag weekend gifts, for the sole purpose of pissing me off. Fish that sing. Hilarious fart noise making tins of beans. A thing with a willy on it.   

       Yup, upon further consideration I think I do indeed hate the word 'novelty'.   

       _____________rant over
theleopard, Sep 20 2007

       And I'm not talking about gadgets like a USB hot plate for mugs of tea, or things with artistic merit, like, for instance <ahem> a bowl made of two cupped hands <ahem>. Perhaps, if one was so inclined, one might debase these things with this most pathetic of accolades but I would argue for the contrary. It's the wanky, "I'm supposed to be funny" objects and their equally wanky "Look at me, I'm wacky enough to buy this toss" purchasers that really yank my chain.   

       Anyone who describes themselves as 'crazy' invariably isn't. In fact, they're usually the most drab people you know.
theleopard, Sep 20 2007

       Ok, rant over.
theleopard, Sep 20 2007

       Are you sure?
jtp, Sep 20 2007

       No actually. Why do we office workers have to be subjected to the   

       Only joking.
theleopard, Sep 20 2007

       jJust because theleopard is freaking out I shall bun this. For the novelty of it.
Noexit, Sep 20 2007

       Yellow - introspective loner on verge of complete emotional breakdown resulting in compulsive consumption of cardboard, ice cream, and motor oil.
Canuck, Sep 20 2007

       novelty is a funny word if you say it over and over and over.
k_sra, Sep 20 2007

       Sure, but the novelty wears off fairly quickly. (see link)
Canuck, Sep 20 2007

       //most ideas on the bakery, while novel, are meant to become mainstream practical everyday items// This worries me quite a lot.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 20 2007

       I'm relaxed about The Thermosperm Bath Ball Bag hitting the shelves, unless it's done by a competitor, in which case I'm outraged and will be seeking considerable financial restitution.
Texticle, Sep 21 2007


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