Thursday, July 19th 2007

IOGear's keyboard, mouse combo with protective antimicrobial nano coating

IOGear's latest offering is a wireless keyboard, mouse combo coated with Nano Shield to deactivate enzymes and proteins of bacteria from surviving on the surface of the product. The wireless product (GKM531RA) allows you to work up to 6 feet away from the USB receiver connected to your computer. The mouse provides 800 dpi resolution, while the keyboard includes many hotkeys to give you quick access to common tasks.

Source: PCLaunches and IOGear
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8 Comments on IOGear's keyboard, mouse combo with protective antimicrobial nano coating

#1
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
I swear this IOGear company took these mouse & keyboard sets from BELKIN & relabled them....I know Belkin defo makes them, Id reconise that blad look anywhere
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#2
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
What a load of crap.

Notice the first line of IOGear's disclaimer ...
(Disclaimer: Nano coating properties may not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, germs, or other disease organisms.
They claim it protects the "product". Who cares ? My keyboard never caught a cold from the bacteria on it.

Pffft ....
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#3
a111087
will my fingers survive on keyboard? :D
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Maybe they are worried about the keyboard and mouse catching a "virus" ::drum roll ba dump bump please:: ROFL.


come on this is for those who are sick and share a family computer but have to get on cause they are addicts.
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#5
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: WarEagleAU

come on this is for those who are sick and share a family computer but have to get on cause they are addicts.
That doesn't matter. You can be sick as a dog and the only thing they say will be protected is the "product". Seems pretty reasonable as if they actually said it would help prevent the spread of infection or disease, they would get the pant sued off them when it didn't do diddly.

If you are worried about infection or such, just shut off your computer, spray your keyboard and mouse with Lysol (tm), wait about 10 minutes and get back to fragging.

If you are like me just take a few minutes, once a year or so, and scrape the crud off the keys so you can read them :rockout:

Much cheaper.
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#6
OnBoard
Wonder how long such coating will last. Anyways I wipe my mouse with anti-bacterial hand wash from time to time, might just do the same for my keyb for the sake of it. Oh and this kills 99% of germs :)
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#7
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: WarEagleAU
Maybe they are worried about the keyboard and mouse catching a "virus" ::drum roll ba dump bump please:: ROFL.


come on this is for those who are sick and share a family computer but have to get on cause they are addicts.
a new mouse & keyboard set aint exactly that expensive, if ur sick then wouldnt any temp keyboard n mouse do so long as they work? its not as if your going to have a cold forever...

Only buy this keyboard & mouse set if your worried about catching STD's
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Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
a new mouse & keyboard set aint exactly that expensive, if ur sick then wouldnt any temp keyboard n mouse do so long as they work? its not as if your going to have a cold forever...

Only buy this keyboard & mouse set if your worried about catching STD's
If you're behind the keyboard and mouse long enough to warrant anti-bacterial coatings, I don't think STDs will ever be a problem for you. :roll:
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