Until then, I gotta keep my paw warm. Just the right one, the left seems to be sufficiently heated by holding on to my vapes. Or may not have the syndrome at all, for that matter.
Before I could make it work right, I paid the price of placing something damn hot right over my right hand. The price being due on account of me being blind on the right side. I'm not sure what degree burn they are, but it's the kind where I didn't get blisters - on account of the skin having instantly baked itself onto the surface of the thing. An improvised lampshade went and melted, ruining the heating bulb, too, so I'm gonna put a pin in that for now.
On the plus side, those things are available from quality brands, and I'm pretty sure that, sans melting lampshade, they will last longer than gray-market import Ukrainian incandescent lamps. Which, in my experience, can last a whole day, unlike new-old-stock Chinese ones.
Such an IR "lamp" as a heat source, all I'd need are high-temperature resistant, yet powerful, LEDs. Long term project.
What I need are heated gloves. Heated gloves that will let me operate my mouse, tiny buttons and all. I've tried what are basically knit mittens, all glove except for the fingertips, with a little USB driven heating pad on the back of the hand.
Cheap, but not even worth that much.
So, my next idea is to get a heating element, with heating for the fingers, and somehow fiddle this into a tight-fitting, yet flexible, dishwashing sort of glove.
I'm looking at this kind of heating device. Some listings I've seen, they are advertised for DIY heated gloves - to just be integrated into other gloves, to be worn with those gloves.
Other listings suggest the idea is to stuff these into the respective gloves and pre-heat those before only the gloves are worn, sans heating element.
"3 speed" control seems to be common.
Does anyone have experience with this sort of device?
Or any other idea how I can heat my mouse-paw while retaining the ability to operate fiddly buttons?
EDIT: while I had pondered a very light and flexible, very small electric blanket, that idea had not satisfied. But I just realized that there might be heated mousepads and found something that's kinda a heated sleeve that encloses mouse and hand. I've been very, very used to my existing mousepad for a good decade now, so that's no easy fix, either. But since those above-mentioned glove thingies would all not ship before January, I may give those a try.