If a PC mouse sickens you, this could be gadget for you

Is your mouse making you sick? Iogear Sept. 25 unveiled a possible cure for your ills: its Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse.

The device has been designed to disinfect itself automatically to help kill off bacteria that could cause sickness.

The company cites a survey by the University of Arizona that the average desk is home to 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. That survey also found that office workers rarely clean their mice.

The secret sauce for Iogear's offering is a special coating consisting of titanium oxide and silver nanoparticles. The materials combine to generate ions that Iogear says constantly cleanse the mouse.

The mouse costs US$40.