i-GlobalMall.com, Inc.'s Anna Miller has a Master's Degree in Business Education and worked in Corporate Training and Employee Communications throughout her professional career. In the mid-90's she started an ecommerce business and operated a successful fashion website until it was sold in May 2008. Her website was named Best of the Web by People StyleWatch Magazine and recognized by many other accomplished websites like About.com. In October 2008, Anna launched a novel invention called the Mouse Hand Warmer®. She currently supports the ongoing success of the website IGMproducts.com. Her invention, the Mouse Hand Warmer® is featured on IGMproducts.com, is a novel idea and received much press and support from the Technology Industry. IGMproducts.com specializes in warm computer gadgets for people who suffer with cold hands when using the computer. A few months after the Mouse Hand Warmer® was introduced, she was approached by a writer who suggested she add multi-functionality to the Mouse Hand Warmer® by creating additional warming computer gadgets and making them available online.
In January 2009, she created the brand name "ValueRays®" for a product line of heated computer gadgets. Now, she promotes the use of USB infrared heated gadgets to use with the Mouse Hand Warmer® -- a heated computer mouse, a heated mouse pad and a heated keyboard wrist pad.
In May, 2009, Anna launched Warm-Mouse-Heated-Keyboard.com and features the ValueRays® and Mouse Hand Warmer® products. Along with ecommerce, ValueRays® products are also sold wholesale through the ValueRays® Wholesale Store Online. Wholesalers can shop online to place orders for their business 42/7. Future plans include the addition of more novel innovative products to help solve cold hand and hand pain ergonomic problems.
Anna enjoys technology, computers, art, writing, blogging and making global connections through many online networks and organizations. She's currently involved in the design and development of Google blogs. In addition to selling products, Anna works closely with different non-profit groups who find her products useful. She maintains a good relationship with groups whose members suffer with cold hand symptoms: Raynaud's Association, Arthritis Association and Diabetes Association. She gives free advertising to these groups and encourages her customers to join their public forums for help and support. She also networks within the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). April is Occupational Therapy Month, and she's celebrating with AOTA to make OT known throughout the world. Anna and her husband are active within their community Neighborhood Watch Program and established the B-BAR-H Ranch Community Association in 2008. In March, 2009, Anna was named Volunteer of the Year by California's Riverside County. She and her family fund raise for the American Cancer Society and led a team for the first Desert Hot Springs Relay for Life Cancer Walk. She is the mother of one son. Anna is the President of i-GlobalMall.com, Inc. and is onsidered an Internet Pioneer and Ecommerce Entrepreneur.
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The infrared heated ergonomic computer products in this article are available online at Warm-Mouse-Heated-Keyboard.com or IGMproducts.com
by Marji Hajic, BellaOnline's Ergonomics Editor
For those who experience cold hands while mousing or typing, or for those who use a computer in an air-conditioned work environment, IGM Products has a line of computer devices that deserve a closer look. The Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket Pouch, the Warm Mouse, and the Warm Mouse Pad are designed to relieve the aching caused by cold fingers and poor circulation, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s symptoms, and even repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis.
Designed by Anna Miller, an internet pioneer and fashion ecommerce entrepreneur who suffered from cold and numb hands, the products are receiving good reviews within the technology industry. The Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket is a warm, fleece-lined pouch with a non-slip surface into which you can place a traditional mousing pad. Heat is maintained inside the pouch creating a warm mousing environment. The result is similar to a warm blanket covering your mousing hand. The pouch measures approximately 12 x 12 inches. The gray fleece with black and white trim is designed to give the pouch a modern, professional appearance. A net fronting allows for clear optical connection when using a wireless mouse. A small slit in the pouch front allows for easy connection when using a USB connected mouse. In addition, the pouch can be hand-washed and air-dried, is earth-friendly, made in the USA, uses no electricity, and has no cords attached.
Since the introduction of the Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket Pouch onto the market in 2008, and in response to its positive reception, several additional products have since been designed. The new ValueRays (Valueable Radiant Infrared Heat Rays) line offers a mouse and a mouse pad that provide infrared heat.
The Warm Mouse and Warm Mouse Pad are a USB infrared heated mouse and mouse pad made of a carbon fiber heating element. The mouse plugs quickly into a free USB port and is ready to use – it does not require any additional driver or software. An easy on/off switch on the USB cord allows you to turn the heat on or off as needed. The temperature is regulated between 99 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit keeping the hand comfortably warm. The majority of the heat is located in the palm of the hand. The mouse is light-weight and has a rapid cursor movement (800 DPI). The mouse is low voltage (5V) ensuring safety for both the user and the computer.
The Warm Mouse Pad also provides a radiant heat regulated between 99 and 104 degrees Farenheit. It requires two USB ports – one for a blue lighting function surrounding the pad and the other for the heating function. Either or both can be used depending upon your needs. The mouse pad also has a 4-port built-in USB Hub. The pad is a 10 x 10 inch black, compact panel suitable for all types of mouse usage.
A word of caution: The Warm Mouse may not be suitable for those with acute inflammation in the hand, those with loss of sensation, or young children. Although the temperature of the mouse does not become extremely hot, those with any condition causing sensory or circulatory deficits that may alter the way in which heat is dispersed by the tissues should be careful around any heated object.
Visit IGMproducts.com for additional information including product information and a learning center that discusses the health benefits of infrared heating.
Marji Hajic is an occupational therapist and a certified hand therapist practicing in Santa Barbara, California. For more information on hand and upper extremity injuries, prevention and recovery, please visit Hand Health Resources.
For more detailed product information, please visit Warm-Mouse-Heated-Keyboard.com
I am interested in learning more about this product. I have problems with my R elbow as it is, and when I am keyboarding quite a bit, I start to feel it in my fingers, wrist, and elbow. I find myself gripping the mouse with my R index and holding it down as I read the screen!
Hi Paula: Thanks for taking the time to inquire about the infrared heat, warm mouse by ValueRays. Infrared heat is deep penetrating and may help relax and soothe strained muscles. You may want to ask a doctor or professional to examine your specific situation to see if your work station is set up ergonomically. Right elbow pain may be the result of poor ergonomics. For more information about the value of using infrared heat, please visit our website at www.warm-mouse-heated-keyboard.com. The Learning Center has extensive articles on the subject you may find useful.