updated 08:55 am EDT, Mon September 25, 2006
"Germ Free" Laser Mouse
Iogear today introduced its Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse, which automatically protects users from germs and bacteria by leveraging a unique auto-disinfecting surface. It is designed for use in highly-trafficked public areas, such as offices, libraries and schools and is able to inhibit a wide range of antibodies, viruses and algae. The company said that a recent survey from the University of Arizona found that an average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. The outer shell is covered in nanocoating, consisting of titanium oxide and silver nanoparticles that can prevent or deactivate bacteria with 99% efficiency, according to the company. The new mouse, which provdes a 2 meter/6ft wireless range and features laser technology for advanced tracking at 1600 dpi, is available now for $40 and comes with a three-year warranty, carry case, and USB receiver.