New Mouse Claims To Be Germ-Free

Iogear on Monday introduced a wireless laser mouse featuring an auto-disinfecting surface that the company designed with offices, libraries, schools, and other highly-trafficked areas in mind. Priced at US$39.95, the new mouse has a nanocoating consisting of titanium oxide and silver nanoparticles that can prevent or deactivate bacteria with 99% efficiency, Iogear said.

The company explained in a press release: "The titanium oxide attracts water and oxygen molecules. When these molecules are combined with the electrons of the titanium oxide and light, free oxygen ion bases are given off. The ions restrain, clean and eliminate parasites while creating water, carbon and oxygen molecules, starting the cleansing process over again."

The new mouse comes with a USB dongle and runs off a pair of AAA batteries.

This is no ordinary mouse