Thanko sells USB-powered "Hot Cat Gloves"


Back in August, I blogged about Thanko’s Catgirl Earphones, which were shaped like cat ears. And today, the notorious Tokyo-based USB gadget maker started selling the so-called Hot Cat Gloves [JP]. A big day for the Cosplay crowd, especially those with a penchant for dressing up as a catgirl.

These things may appear totally silly, but Thanko says that the Catgirl Earphones from the summer are still their No. 1 selling item. And the company has to make money to keep their three (!) brick-and-mortar stores in Tokyo going somehow.


The Hot Cat Gloves can keep your fingers warm if you connect them to your computer’s USB port (they have a built-in heater). They weigh 145g.


Thanko sells the gloves for $35. Since the English store closed down earlier this year, you might want to contact import/export specialists Japan Trend Shop, Geek Stuff 4 U or Rinkya if you feel like buying something silly today.