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temperature controlled keyboard

Keep your hands warm or cool
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A keyboard that has a dial on it that makes the keys warmer or cooler, or perhaps just radiates heat or coolness. Useful for typing in the winter, or when your hands are sweaty.
dan, Mar 06 2000

NTKO http://www.nyko.com/nyko/products/?i=10
A mouse with a fan in it. Not aircon but cooling none-the-less. (link posted April 2004) [st3f, Oct 04 2004]

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       And mouse, naturally...
egnor, Mar 06 2000

       I'd like to have a mouse cooler, m'self...Playing games with lots of mouse-frobbing tends to get the thing all hot and sweaty...I live in Florida, so not much use for a warmer of any sort, but a cooler would go over well...
StarChaser, Mar 06 2000

       You could mount a Peltier junction on top of the mouse for an easy hot/cold effect. Pump current through it one way, cold; the other way, hot. Maybe with USB this could be powered directly from the computer and controlled in software based on usage patterns?
Eeyore, Mar 07 2000

       Add extra realism to those games? Use your weapon too much, it starts to overheat, and your mouse gets hot; eventually, too hot to touch. Dive into some water, and it gets cold immediately...
egnor, Mar 08 2000

       egnor - and if you die?
enveekaa, Aug 05 2000

       Does coolness radiate?
bristolz, Oct 09 2002

       Only from me. ;)   

       Maybe coolness is radiated by centrifugal force?
half, Oct 09 2002

       Technically: no. Practically: yes.
The temperature difference of an object cooler than its surroundings will propagate in the same way as an object hotter than its surroundings.
It will therefore feel that a cool object is radiating coolness even though it is achieving this effect by radiating heat. It is simply radiating less heat than its surroundings... but you knew that. I'll shut up, now.
st3f, Oct 09 2002

       Actually, I guess I could have reasoned that one out but, no, I didn't know that.
bristolz, Oct 09 2002

       donno if this pertains but the fan mod to a mouse has been done.   

       and it does cool your hand off quite a bit.
TrippingRose, Apr 17 2004


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