By >Akihabara News Team
Heated Car Seats for the Unheated-Car-Seat Owner
Going on sale in preparation for this winter is Thanko’s heated mat, for car seat owners who were unfortunate enough not to opt for heated seats (or cars with that option) and will thus freeze nearly to death for five minutes before the frozen AC in the car sputters to life. This seat mat is powered by a 12V cigar socket and gets warm enough that “it may be dangerous to use while driving” lest one fall asleep at the wheel, says Thanko (in a fairly tongue-in-cheek manner, one hopes) – approximately 45 degrees Celsius or 113 Fahrenheit. 350x350x30 mm (13.8×13.8×1.18 in) and 135 g (4.76 oz).