You don’t have to be a NASA Rocket Scientist nerd or Disney Computer Artist geek to experience cold hands working at your computer. Sitting for long hours using a computer mouse can cause your mouse hand to get extremely cold, even if you are a simple stay-at-home or office-junkie computer nerd.
Many heavy computer user “nerds” suffer with a cold mouse hand as soon as the temperatures drop in their work space. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, if the work space is cold or drafty, a computer user’s hand can become extremely cold. The most common occurrence of a cold hand is by people who sit for long hours at the computer. If a person uses the computer occasionally, or if they are naturally warm-blooded, they may not experience a cold mouse hand. It all depends upon the person, their work space conditions, and their medical history.
Several online forums have surveyed their members about the cold computer hand problem. The majority of responses indicate the cold hand problem is fairly common with the exception being laptop users who do not use a computer mouse when computing.
There’s no specific medical condition for a cold mousing hand, but there are medical conditions with cold hand symptoms. The most common of the cold hand medical condition is “poor circulation.” Poor circulation is most commonly caused by a progressive blocking of the arteries. Factors for developing poor circulation include a lack of physical activity, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
The cold mouse hand problem can become very annoying because the longer a person sits and works at the computer, the colder the hand gets making the tips of the fingers and top of the hand numb. There are products on the market to address the cold hand problem which include both USB connected devices and earth-friendly devices requiring no electricity. Depending upon which device you want to use, it’s wise to address the problem to relieve discomfort as you work. The only other option is to stop working, and that’s not always possible when there are deadlines to meet and computer work to be completed.
The hand warmer geek gadgets available include mouse hand warmer blankets, heated mouse pads, heated mice and mouse hand warmer mousepads. The hand warmer computer gadgets range in price and cost little compared to the price you pay for not using them. Many of the computer geek gadgets to keep your mousing hand warm are available online. Do some online research prior to making a purchase to make sure the items you are buying fit your needs.
One such product designed specifically for computer users is a hand warmer blanket pouch. It is shaped like a pouch and holds a person’s favorite mouse (optical or USB connected) and mouse pad, or it works as a covered mousepad with out the use of another mouse pad. It’s made of a cozy fleece blanket material which insulates body heat as a person works. There are no cords to get tangled on the desk top because the hand blanket uses no electricity. It’s earth friendly in today’s energy-efficient world. It’s available at many online stores, and not yet available at regular retail stores. So, if you are interested in obtaining a hand blanket, search Google to find online locations or go to one of these websites and search for a mouse hand warmer blanket – Amazon.com, Etsy.com and MadeInUSAforever.com.
Other computer geek gadgets designed to address the cold mouse hand problem require electricity and are also available online. The warming mouse, available in several colors, shapes and sizes, is a geek gadget that heats up after it’s plugged in and stays warm until you turn it off. If you purchase an USB connected warming mouse, make sure it’s ergonomic enough for your mouse hand. If the ergonomic shape is not suited for your mouse hand, you will end up with a sore mouse hand — especially if you tend to spend long hours using a computer mouse. Plus, the USB connected heated mouse requires the computer user to manually turn off the mouse when finished using it or the mouse will stay heated and using electricity after you log off and shut down the computer. There’s no heat regulator on the warming mouse, so get ready to have a very warm mousing experience. A person’s body temp is about 98.6 degrees and most of the warming mice heat up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another practical computer geek gadget designed specifically for the computer nerd’s cold mouse hand is the USB connected warming mouse pad. If you currently use a metal gaming mousepad, it can become very cold during the winter months when heat is a virtue. Even the most common forms of rubber mouse pads become chilled in a cold work area or office space. So, if you decide to get an USB connected warming mouse pad, make sure the mousepad you purchase fits on your work area and the cords don’t get tangled on your desk top. Many of the current USB connected mouse pads also incorporate an additional USB connection strip making them handy to plug in several computer gadgets. The one you choose, depends upon your likes and needs. Just be careful, there’s a lot of junk out there, so buy from a reputable seller who stands behind their products, offers return policies and gives a refund if you are not happy with the purchase.
If you suffer with a cold computer hand and haven’t taken appropriate action to relieve the problem, hopefully you will now. To learn more about how to keep your cold mouse hand warm search Google, Yahoo! or MSN. There are several blogs dedicated to the cold mouse hand condition. Regardless of the action you take, knowing relief is available may help the next time your mouse hand gets cold.