When I read things like, "the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat" (from a University of Arizona survey), I just cringe! I hate to think what kinds of germs and bacteria are lurking on my keyboard and mouse as I type this! Thankfully, companies are realizing this nasty health problem and are manufacturing products for your desk to combat germs.
IOGEAR announced today its Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse, which "is able to inhibit a wide range of antibodies, viruses and algae" and is perfect for libraries, schools, offices, or any other places where computer mice are frequently used.
The outer shell of this mouse is covered in "nanocoating, consisting of titanium oxide and silver nanoparticles that can prevent or deactivate bacteria with 99% efficiency." It operates from 6 feet away, uses 2 AAA batteries, and measures 3.74 by 1.97 by 1.18 inches. And it's both PC and Mac compatible.
The Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse sells for $39.95 and comes with a carrying case. I don't see it for sale online yet, but it's said to be available at online resellers and select retailers.