I love Thanko.  There’s just no two ways about it.  These guys clock out some of the craziest ideas in gadgetry with a straight face, and I love picking them up to talk about them.

Today I’ve got a real winner–USB powered fingertipless gloves.

No, seriously.  Gloves, with internal heating coils, powered by a USB drive and missing the tops of the fingers to make your typing easier.

You see what I mean about how it just LOOKS like a stupid idea?  Who needs gloves indoors, right?  Nobody, really.  But here’s the kicker–heat on your hands can loosen muscles.  Like the muscles you’re using to type, for example.  These gloves could be a way to beat carpal tunnel syndrome before it even starts.  I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but it sure sounds feasible to me!

And if you actually want a pair of these winners, you can lay hands on them for right around thirty bucks a pair.