The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Finally: Washable Mice Are Here!

Finally: Washable Mice Are Here!

by , 3:15 PM EST, December 5th, 2005

Unotron announced Monday a line of optical mice that are washable. The company's washable keyboards, mice, and media readers are aimed at the healthcare industry, and other industries where the ability to easily wash and/or sanitize input devices is important. The mouse product line comes with a scrollwheel, the Unotron ScrollSeal Washable Optical 3-button Mouse, and as a three-button mouse, the Unotron SteriMax Washable Optical 3-button Mouse.

The new mice meet IP66 and NEMA 4X standards, standards required by some industries. These are chorded products, and feature a rubberized finish in gray or black.

"Washable" means that they can be washed, immersed, and disinfected by commercial-grade and anti-bacterial agents.

The company's Web site lists the mice as being Windows-compatible only, but a company spokesperson confirmed with The Mac Observer that they will work with Mac OS X, a platform used more often in individual practices and medium sized practices, as opposed to hospital settings. The same is true for Unotron's washable keyboards.

The Unotron ScrollSeal Washable Optical 3-button Mouse is priced at US$49, and the Unotron SteriMax Washable Optical 3-button Mouse is priced at $69.

[Update: The story was edited with more detailed pricing information.]

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated August 26th

Fri, 3:35 PM
Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker Has Built-In Portable Charger: $104.99
Fri, 3:21 PM
How to Opt Out of WhatsApp's Facebook Data Sharing
Fri, 1:29 PM
Get Your 80s Synth on with the Stranger Things Soundtrack on Apple Music
Fri, 12:43 PM
The iPad Pro 9.7-inch Keyboard Case for Road Warriors
Fri, 11:00 AM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-26: Interview with Fling's Dave Hamilton
Fri, 10:00 AM
Seeing a Folder's Size in the Terminal
Thu, 7:20 PM
The Battery That's Lasted 176 Years
Thu, 6:32 PM
Enough with iPhone Headphone Jack Kvetching
Thu, 6:30 PM
How to Enable Apple Watch Screenshots in watchOS 3
Thu, 6:11 PM
Apple Patches Critical Zero-Day Data Security Exploit in iOS 9.3.5 Update
Thu, 4:22 PM
The Complete iOS 9 and 10 Development Bundle:
Thu, 12:22 PM
Three Ways to Free Up Space on your iPhone and Remove Old App Data
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!