Tokyo’s best gadget maker Thanko seems to be on a roll this winter. They already released a couple of USB-powered slippers, gloves and similar crap gadgets. Their newest offering is the Nekotan, a pair of USB-powered black cat paw gloves [JP]. No, I don’t get it either.
The “purpose” of this gadget is to keep your hand warm while you’re near a computer (or anything else sporting a USB connection) and look cute at the same time. But it actually heats up only a certain part of your hand (highlighted in the picture above).
Thanko is already selling the gloves on their Japanese web site. Head over to Geek Stuff 4 U in case you’re interested in getting a bizarre Christmas present but live outside this country (price: $32.75 plus shipping).