IOGEAR has begun selling the Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology, a biometric input for USB-equipped PCs. By relying on the fingerprint scanner located on the top, users can restrict access to their Windows logins, as well as files, folders and website passwords. Perhaps most unusual about the mouse is its target audience, which has moved beyond businesses to include families; five different users are supported as a result.
Aiding this is a special nano-coating of silver and titanium dioxide, which is said to reduce the amount of bacteria and fungi that might settle onto the device. IOGEAR is selling the Personal Security Mouse for $90 from its website and requires PCs using the controller to run Windows 2000, XP or later.