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Virus Protection from your mouse

resists germs too

     
6:07 am on Oct 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Has this ever happened to you? Your sitting at your PC, enjoying lunch or a late night snack, then you reach over to use your mouse. Ewww, I'll have to touch that again! Does anyone have a napkin?

...making the mouse self-cleaning.

Your worries are almost over. A PC mouse has been developed that has a special coating which neutralizes the microbes on the mouse surface, and there is a claim that the mouse is self-cleaning too. While I doubt that my Ho-Ho's or Twinkie residuals will make anyone ill, it is comforting to know that someone really cares. Besides that, I share my mouse with several other people in the course of a day, and who knows where their hands have been! I certainly don't.

You can read more about it on the manufacturer's page.
http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GME227RW6

I have no affiliation or financial interest in this product, but I do think it is a good idea.

6:48 am on Oct 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Every time I have a panic attack about being the first person ever to be killed by germs from a PC mouse, I remember that wonderous thing called an 'immune system' and am thankful that I have the good sense not be be ripped off by buying items such as a mouse with a 'special coating'. ;)
3:39 am on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My new Fellowes keyboard has an antimicrobial treatment embedded in the plastic. They claim that office desks and especially keyboards are far dirtier than toilet seats.
12:05 am on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I keep a bottle of instant hand sanitizer on my desk
1:42 pm on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I work part-time in a medical office. I usually work when someone else is out, which means I rotate desks frequently.

Before my day begins, I grab several of our hospital-strength sanitizing towelettes and wipe down the desk, keyboard, mouse, phone, stapler, hole puncher, and anything else I'll be touching. And even if we had a germ-fighting mouse, I'd still wipe the thing down. :)

Many of my oncology patients are immunocompromised. They can't afford for me to hand them some extra germs that were lying around. And goodness only knows what germies are hanging around a medical office.

[edited by: Hawkgirl at 1:43 pm (utc) on Oct. 16, 2006]

2:44 pm on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When I eat lunch at my computer I simply place a clean paper napkin over the mouse before I begin. The mouse is just as usable, with it's temporary cover, and there's no mayo (or whatever) residue when I'm done.

Chapman

2:45 pm on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Drat... double post! Sorry!

Chapman

[edited by: Chapman at 2:46 pm (utc) on Oct. 16, 2006]

12:25 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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With the amount of cups of scolding tea or glasses of whiskey my husband spills over the keyboard and mouse a week - germs are the least of my worries. I am always more concerned as to which keys are now unusable. And you lot thought that my spelling was just lousy - half the time I have to use a different key as the normal letters are stuck to the circuit board!
1:22 am on Oct 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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trannack-

Can't believe I found you on this one!

I've had great success in restoring keyboard functionality by simply soaking the keyboard in a sink full of warm water for a half hour and then shaking it out, letting it air dry for a few days.

I've done this at least a dozen times. Not for the faint of heart or those without a spare! If it currently doesn't work... it can't get much worse!

Chapman

4:05 am on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have done that also, but don't try it with your mouse.

It drowns, apparently...

4:48 am on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>glasses of whiskey my husband spills over the keyboard

That should be made into a capital crime...."The Waste of Good Whisky Act" ;)

Although it may sanitize the keyboard, there are much better products to use....like white vinegar!

I don't allow anyone to touch my keyboard, mouse or screen. Even so, I give them a white vinegar bath once a week to keep 'em healthy :)

Since mice no longer have balls it has been a lot easier to keep them hygienic :)

 

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