Mouse doubles as hand dryer, triples as seizure inducer

Aside from the weird fan inside that keeps your hand cool, this Japan-only mouse, sold by the folks at eSupply for approximately $21, also comes with a remote to type in messages that blink to life underneath the vents while you're not using it...

You're so funny, Japan. When I said someone should come up with a mouse that addresses the worldwide hyperhidrosis epidemic, I was joking. I didn't mean you should actually make one with a built-in fan.

There's always room for LEDs. eSupply

Aside from the weird fan inside that keeps your hand cool, this Japan-only mouse, sold by the folks at eSupply for approximately $21, also comes with a remote to type in messages that blink to life underneath the vents while you're not using it. Because that's exactly what Japan needs: more blinking lights.

The mouse is pretty small, so it can only support up to 12 characters. Therefore, brevity is key in getting your message across to co-workers. Message recommendations:

  • "2MCHMNY"
  • "WTFROFL"
  • "EYBABAY"
  • "BEGNTLE"
  • "DNTDOIT"

You know, for all the "innovation" built into this mouse, they couldn't have sprung for a Bluetooth receiver or at least a wireless dongle? And what about adding a few extra customizable buttons? You gotta think these things through, Japan, don't you want people to take your combination-input-device-and-neon-sign-and-hand-dryer seriously?

Click the slideshow below to see more pictures of this mouse.

About the author

Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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