IOGEAR Mouse Protects Passwords, You From Cooties

Yep, it’s a mouse. A corded, laser mouse with a biometric fingerprint reader. Oh, and its surface is covered with a Titanium Dioxide and Silver nano-particle compound that contains antimicrobial properties.

The IOGEAR Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology (also known by its far catchier name, the GMEFP1W6) lets you login to a computer or Web site or anything else password protected with a single finger swipe. You can also use it to encrypt files, folders or the entire hard drive. And it lets you store up to five identities, so multiple users can set up profiles on a single computer.

And, well, it’s a mouse, too. With antimicrobial protection. It’s priced at $89.95 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all major catalog and online resellers, as well as selected retail outlets. It includes an installation CD and is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and above. It also comes with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty.